Events for Members

From monthly networking programs to educational opportunities and showcase annual events, the Chamber has you covered! Check our events calendar for all upcoming  activities. We look forward to seeing you at a Chamber event soon!

Membership Luncheons

We welcome our members for membership lunches occurring every third Monday each month (excluding January). Meet and network with other members, enjoy a catered lunch and learn from different guest speakers regarding topics that impact your business and our community.

Business After Hours

Catch up with other members at Business After Hours each month! This networking event is sponsored by different Chamber members each month and hosted in different locations. Learn more about fellow member businesses at this fun event! Interested in hosting a Business After Hours? Contact the Chamber today at 785-456-7849 or by emailing

Wake Up Wamego

Don’t miss this networking and community-centered event for members! We start and end every Wake Up Wamego event with networking, so bring your business cards and we’ll provide the coffee and breakfast! This event takes place on the second Thursday of the month in January, March, May, July, September and November.

Wamego Young Professionals Lunch & Learn

Are you looking to network and learn alongside other young professionals?  Don’t miss our Wamego Young Professionals bi-monthly gatherings for our members to meet, greet and hear from an educational speaker over lunch!

Ribbon-Cuttings and Ground-Breakings

The Chamber members, staff and Ambassadors gladly welcome new businesses with a Ribbon-Cutting ceremonies and/or Ground-Breaking ceremonies throughout the year. The first Thursday of every month is held for these events should one occur. If your business is new to the community, recently changed names, is building at a new location, or just finished a renovation, let our team come to yours to host a ribbon-cutting or ground-breaking event! This ensures media coverage regarding the latest changes to your business and notifies Chamber members, as well.

Annual Celebration

Each year, the Chamber celebrates the accomplishments of the community and the organization at the Annual Celebration dinner. Annual Awards are given to individuals and organizations across the community to recognize their contributions to Wamego. The 2018 Annual Celebration was held on Saturday, January 27th. For more information and to reserve your tickets for 2019, please contact the Chamber at 785-456-7849.

2018 Annual Award Winners were:

Citizen of the Year – Lanny Bosse

Spirit of Wamego Award – Dr. Bill Ditto

Impact Awards – Imagemakers, Trampis Nickel, Spirit of Wamego Children’s Train Handicap Accessible Car, Wamego Veterans Memorial

Annual Ag Appreciation Night

This event began 50+ years ago to thank and show appreciation to our local farmers and ranchers who have continually supported Wamego businesses. For decades, the impact of agricultural producers on the local economy has been tremendous, as it has enabled so many of our local businesses to be successful over the years. We appreciate our member sponsors for their extra effort in thanking these individuals throughout the evening for their support and impact in our community. The 2018 Ag Appreciation Night is scheduled for Saturday, February 10th at CTI John Deere.

In order to sponsor Ag Appreciation Night (and have access to tickets), a business must be in good-standing with the Chamber of Commerce and must indicate sponsorship no later than January 1 each year through the Total Resource Campaign (membership/sponsorship drive) in order to be included on the invitation. This event hosts area farmers and ranchers for FREE the night of the event, including food and live entertainment. Access to the event is only granted via showing an official ticket the night of the event as a sponsor, or, being listed on the local farmer/rancher list put together by area implement dealers. Should you wish to be put on the farmer/rancher list in the future, please contact the Chamber for more information.

Annual Golf Tournament

Each year, the Chamber hosts an Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser at Wamego Country Club in early May. Prizes, golf and a lot of fun mark the day for tournament-goers. The 2018 tournament is scheduled for Friday, May 4th. This 4-person scramble tournament sells out fast, so please contact the Chamber if you would like to enter a team. Teams (4 people) cost $300 each to enter and hole sponsorship is $175 per business. Golf carts are available upon request.