Community Advancement City-to-City

Emerging Professionals Scholarship

Each year, the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce plans a trip for 30-50 area professionals and community leaders to learn from another city who has “it” figured out. What “it” is varies from year to year, but participants always come back with new ideas for how to move Wichita forward.

The Chamber understands that this needs to be a shared vision, and when funds allow will invite interested YPs to apply for the Emerging Professionals Scholarship so that we are part of the conversation now and in the future.

The 2017 trip is scheduled for September 18-20 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Look for additional information about this opportunity to be shared via our YPW e-newsletter and social channels a few months prior to the trip.

2017 City to City Trip – Planning in Progress

The 2017 C2C trip will be September 18-20 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

For more information about the program goals and past destinations, please click here.

2016 City to City Trip in Nashville, Tennessee

The 2016 C2C trip occurred September 19-21 in Nashville, TN. Courtney Hough of United Way of the Plains, Ellen Decker of Allen, Gibbs & Houlik (YPW Chair Elect), and Alex Pemberton of NAI Martens were awarded scholarships by Spirit AeroSystems, Koch Industries, and Marketplace Properties to attend. Other YPW members in attendance included Suzy Finn (YPW Executive Director), Courtney Bengtson (Wichita Community Foundation), Ebony Clemons (Westar Energy), Jason Gregory (Wichita Downtown Development Corporation), Anthony Tenbrink (Leadfoot Express), Paul Lavendar (Sasnak Management), and Stef Flores (YPW Program Coordinator).


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.