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Join us at the KS YP Summit

April 21 & 22

Early-bird registration deadline extended to March 24 What is there to like about the month of April? The blooming trees? Fresh flowers and sunny days? Famous Kansas thunderstorms? How about it being the month the Kansas YP Summit is held? This is the first year…

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New York Times Bestselling Author Jon Acuff to be Keynote Speaker at 2016 Kansas Young Professional Summit in Wichita

Hosted by Young Professionals of Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. – New York Times Bestselling author Jon Acuff will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Kansas Young Professional Summit on April 22 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Wichita. Acuff will share insight into navigating change in an ever-changing technological environment, and…

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Building Better Communities

Enhance Community Project 2015

Join more than 150 YPW members and community volunteers on Saturday, June 20, 2015 to enhance the North Wichita neighborhood near Evergreen Park. This will be the seventh year that Young Professionals of Wichita plans and executes this large-scale community service project intended to help…

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Luck be a lady tonight

Access presents event at Kansas Star Casino

By Shea Zuckerman, Cessna Aircraft Company Ambassadors Team Member Think there’s nothing to do in Kansas?  Think it’s just a continuous cornfield?  Think again.  In big cities many of the entertainment options one expects to find are all downtown in a small area.  Easy to…

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Boo's Your Daddy?

Pulse presents 2013 Halloween Party

By Shea Zuckerman Ambassadors Team Member Halloween stirs the soul and awakens the spirits in all of us.  Whether you come alive dressing up to look zombified and dead, sharpen your blade to take down a pumpkin, or get scared silly at a haunted house,…

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I'm on a nonprofit board

Now What?

By Matt Kochenower, Cargill Meat Solutions Ambassadors Team Member Joining a nonprofit board is an exciting and rewarding experience — it can also be an intimidating one for young professionals. You might ask yourself, “What am I supposed to be doing? Is my opinion really…

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Mentorship Panel for YPs

Presented by the Professional Development Series

By Matt Kochenower, Cargill Meat Solutions Ambassadors Team Member Success is bred through familiarity and experience. Young professionals are often times missing the latter half of this equation. Entering the workforce means being exposed to plenty of new (and sometimes difficult) situations. The Professional Development…

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Tailgating with a Twist

September Mingle focuses on favorite sports teams

By Shea Zuckerman Ambassadors Team Member Jenga is an excruciatingly frustrating game.  It’s a game made out of 3 wood sticks, rinse and repeat until stacked.  Simple yet complex to the mind.  Annoying and addicting in equal doses.  I wonder what would happen if we…

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Electricity In the Air and On the Ice

Wichita Thunder versus fort worth brahmas

by Brant Whitelock Vice Chair of the Pulse Team The buzzer cuts through the cold air. AC/DC blasts over the speakers. The Wichita Thunder hits the ice as Thunder fans of all ages leap to their feet and start screaming. Friday night at INTRUST Bank…

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Introducing the YPW Awards

Inaugural YPW Founders' Day Awards

Introducing the 2011 YP’s make big contributions to Wichita – it’s time to celebrate all that we do! The first annual YPW Awards will be presented at Founders’ Day 2011, Friday, July 29. We want to recognize the outstanding contributions that our members make to…

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Upcoming Lunch and Learn

Kevin Hooper with the Wichita Wingnuts

Join us for an Access Lunch and Learn with Kevin Hooper, the field manager of the Wichita Wingnuts. He will talk about how he has ended up where he is and the road blocks and successes he has had along the way. He will also…

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Enhance is Coming to Life

We’re just one month out from the Enhance CommunitYProject. Why does this matter to you? This is your chance to take a few hours out of one Saturday to give back to the community and really make a difference. Enhance falls within the YPW Community…

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Diversity at home and at work

Team Mosaic has assembled an excellent panel to discuss how diversity issues have affected their personal and professional lives including a discussion on the challenges of recruiting a diverse workforce. The panel includes Brian Black, Spirit Aerosystems; Victor Scott, Westar Energy; and Michlene Tucker, McConnell…

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Rock in the new year with YPW and Lip Survis!

One of my favorite events of the year is approaching shortly. It’s filled with am amazing time with fellow YP’s, casino games and this year, A LIVE BAND! Awesome! The Third Annual Debonair New Year Affair is approaching quickly. That means two things. 1. You…

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Welcome to W

Same mission. New name. Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) is now W. Join us as we move forward into our next chapter of building tomorrow’s leaders today.