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!
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 Shanel@WamegoChamber.com.
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 February, April, June, August, October and December.
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.
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 2020 Annual Celebration will be held on Saturday, January 25th. For more information and to reserve your tickets for 2020, please contact the Chamber at 785-456-7849.
2019 Annual Award Winners were:
Citizens of the Year – Dave & Janette Mize
Spirit of Wamego Award – Norman Hupe
Impact Awards – Wamego Health Center, Jan Eichman & Stacie Eichem
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 2020 Ag Appreciation Night is scheduled for Saturday, February 15th at Prairieland Partners.
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 2020 tournament is scheduled for Friday, May 1st. This 4-person scramble tournament sells out fast, so please contact the Chamber if you would like to enter a team. Teams (4 people, includes golf carts) cost $400 each to enter and hole sponsorship is $175 per business.