Congratulations to Larry Britegam for being appointed to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Board. Larry served on the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Board from 1998 to 2002, is a current member of the Business Hall of Fame Taskforce and served as Tri-Chair and Team Host for the Basketball Task Force during the NJCAA Basketball tournaments.
Click here to read the full story from the Salina Journal.
We are excited to announce that Richard B. Myers, current Kansas State University President, retired four-star general, and 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will be our 2021 Annual Membership Meeting featured speaker. In addition, Michael Schwanke, News Anchor with KWCH will be a special guest interviewing President Myers and discussing his leadership and military experience. The event will be held virtually, from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
Visit our 2021 Membership Meeting page for more event information
Save the date for one of our favorite festivals in Salina! The Smoky Hill River Festival will now be over Labor Day weekend, September 2-5, 2021.
We will see you this year in the Fall!
Congrats to Apron Strings Kitchen Store on their official Chamber Ribbon Cutting!
Apron Strings new location is open! Visit them at 143 S. Santa Fe in Salina for your kitchen necessities. You'll find leading brands of cookware, gadgets, linens, and lots of reasons to come back time and again!
The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce has relaunched their blog! Salina Business 365, a Salina Area Chamber Blog that will feature positive business related news, information, and buzzworthy insights about Salina.
This platform will allow better exposure via Google’s SEO algorithm, with the intent of expanding the Chamber’s digital footprint to reach new audiences and sharing all of the great Salina Area Chamber of Commerce members news and highlights!
The Chamber will continue to provide good news and content about our members and Salina in traditional formats such as the Chamber Connection newsletter, Salina Chamber, Visit Salina, Imagine Salina, and Salina Area Young Professionals social media pages, member emails and other publications.
Whether you want to live, work, or play in Salina, this updated blog will provide audiences with wonderful reasons as to why Salina is the right place to experience it all.
To be a part of the momentum in Salina, visit our new blog page at www.salinakansas.org/salinabusiness365blog
A special report by Tim Unruh
January 27, 2021
A hiring spree has ensued at Big Bertha, the massive airplane hangar near the north end of Salina Regional Airport.
Demand for airline maintenance is growing quickly there as the lone tenant, 1Vision Aviation, is booking so much work that the company roster must grow.
Owner and manager Jim Sponder is scanning the nation, searching for airframe and powerplant mechanics to satisfy the maintenance needs of airline customers who bring passenger jets to Salina for maintenance.
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You are looking beautiful & bright Historic Stiefel Theatre in Salina, KS!
The Stiefel Theatre had its original spire from 1931 restored recently, and it was all lit up for the first time on the evening of January 7th since a lightening storm took it out in the 50s.