As many successful business owners and entrepreneurs will tell you, networking is one of the most important functions to promote small business and gain new and loyal customers. As we know, small business owners are already kept so busy with their own work that they rarely have time to think about organizing networking events, forming community connections and partners, and marketing as a whole; that is partially where your local Chamber of Commerce steps in.
Salina, Kansas - In partnership with the Eagle-U Foundation, founded by Dr. Ken Guest, the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce has awarded two, full scholarships to Eagle-U, a youth leadership success retreat for students between the ages of 15 to 25+ years old. The two recipients are local Salina high school students, Adia Peck, a junior at Salina Central High School, and Jason Marrs, a junior at Sacred Heart High School.
Salina, KS 4/11/2023:
The Wedel Financial Group has been recognized on the Forbes Best in State Wealth Management Teams list.
The accolade represents a list of professionals that come to work with one goal in mind - helping their clients succeed.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by Forbes as one of the top Wealth Management Teams in the state", said K. Mark Wedel, managing partner.
The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce has made headlines yet again as the 58th Annual Mid America Farm Expo draws in thousands to Salina and into Tony's Pizza Event Center. Over the course of just a couple days, farmers, vendors and exhibitors, and other professionals in the agricultural industry gather in Salina for informative seminars, vendor presentations and products, networking, great food, and more!
The time for another successful Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet has come and past yet again, and this year we recognized and awarded the Blue Coat Ambassadors as the volunteer [group] of the year! Through their dedication to the Chamber and the Saline County Community, we are able to continue to work towards making Salina and Saline County a better place for all of us to live and work! Additionally, our featured keynote speaker this year was world record holder and endurance athlete, Colin O’Brady.
Colin O’Brady truly has an incredible story, one which you should only see in fiction. However, in a world filled with remarkable individuals, Colin O'Brady stands tall as an embodiment of determination, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of dreams. His life's journey has been nothing short of awe-inspiring, leaving a lasting impact on the world and redefining the limits of human potential. From overcoming adversity to conquering uncharted territories, let us dive into the extraordinary life of Colin O'Brady.
The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) is hosting their 2023 Annual Conference at the end of April, from the 25th to the 27th. The NCEO Conference is a 3-day conference that includes an optional preconference, in-person, and virtual experiences.
Saline County: Exciting New Growth
Saline County has seen a trend of consistently making headlines, and for good reason. The residents of Saline County are hardworking and dedicated to making their community the best it possibly can be, and as a result of everyone’s effort, Saline County and Salina has made headlines yet again.
Salina Restaurant Week 2023
Celebrate Salina’s favorite local restaurant this year during the first ever Salina Restaurant Week! Show your support for local business and food at eight different restaurants each offering week long specials starting on Monday January 30th, and ending on February 5th. It’s never been a better time to revisit those family favorite flavors or even try a new restaurant that you’ve been thinking about visiting! A portion of all proceeds will be going to Salina Shares, who's mission is to share our time, our lives and our resources to enrich the lives of others. We invite individuals, businesses, churches, organizations and schools to participate in building our community by sharing what we can with one another.
Participating Restaurants Include:
Every year, the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce comes together with our community partners that include local government bodies, economic development organizations, educational institutions, and community health stakeholders to develop a regional legislative agenda to present to both federal and state elected officials. For many years now, this process—and the document produced—have been very beneficial. But questions have been raised recently about if it continues to be effective.
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Multimedia production can be difficult for any business, small or large, and unless they have the capital to invest in a studio of their own, it can often be difficult to find the time to professionally produce the projects that would help market and brand your business or organization. Besides the struggle of finding the time, talent, and capital, creativity is often difficult to incorporate in your strategy; so, when you aren't feeling creative, Fili Creative!
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