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Join the Chamber Team! Now Accepting Applications for Tourism Coordinator

The Wamego Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking a Tourism Coordinator! Please see detailed job position information and instructions on how to apply within the Position Description below.

Tourism Coordinator Position Description

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Speak Up for Fort Riley Community Listening Session

The upcoming Community Listening Session is the next phase of the Army Force Structure and Stationing Design Process. This process will determine which Army bases will lose soldiers due to the 2013 Budget Control Act also known as the Sequester. The Army has already reduced Army strength from 570,000 to 490,000, and the Army is still in the process of implementing this reduction. The First Infantry Division has already shut down two Brigades; one located on Fort Campbell and another at Fort Leonard Wood and is in the process of closing the Fourth Infantry Brigade Combat Team on Fort Riley. The upcoming Listening Session will pinpoint how to trim the Army further, down to 450,000 or 420,000 troops. The possibility of losing the First Infantry Division is a real possibility in this scenario.

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View Presentations & Poll Results from 2015 Regional Leaders’ Retreat

On January 16 and 17, 2015, a delegation of almost 40 Pottawatomie County residents and business owners attended the 2015 Regional Leaders’ Retreat. The Regional Leaders’ Retreat is put on by the Wamego, Manhattan and Junction City Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development organizations in an effort to discuss regional topics such as transportation, work force, land asset development, regional branding and regionalism in practice among leadership. Almost 250 total participants from the three counties were in attendance to discuss the topics in the presentations available below. Throughout 2014, Target Advisory Groups within the region were tasked with researching the topics below and offering solutions or possible pathways to further advance our region in those areas. As well, polling was administered to gain feedback from retreat participants. Should you have any questions about these presentations, the poll results or the retreat in general, please contact the Chamber office.

Poll Results Presentation

Regional Branding

Regional Workforce

Regionalism in Practice

Asset Development

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28th Annual Tulip Festival Now Accepting Applications

The Wamego Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting Tulip Festival applications from interested craft and food vendors, as well as business and non-profit organization booths. The Tulip Festival will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m and Sunday, April 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in beautiful Wamego City Park. Please download the applications below and submit to the Chamber for consideration. We appreciate your interest in this long-standing Wamego tradition! For more information about the Tulip Festival, go to visitwamego.com .

2015 Tulip Festival Craft Vendor application

2015 Tulip Festival Food Vendor Application

2015 Tulip Non-profit Application

2015 Tulip Festival Business Information Booth App

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Don’t Forget to Renew Your Membership for 2015!

The Chamber officially kicked-off it’s first Total Resource Campaign on November 1, 2014. This campaign includes the membership drive for 2015 investments and gives the members an opportunity to pledge their resources for sponsorship of annual 2015 events.   Through one-on-one meetings with every Chamber member this November and December, our Executive Director, Megan Umscheid, will bring the Total Resource Campaign to you personally as we gear up for another fantastic year! Meeting with members one-on-one will enable the Chamber to communicate new benefits and additions to the Membership Investment levels and will allow businesses to share their own 2015 goals and needs from the Chamber. We look forward to conversations with the members and appreciate your partnership!

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