Daily Archives: April 6, 2009

Chamber seeks Exposure


The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday will unveil a new rebranding campaign for its annual Expoventure.

Now, it’ll be known as Exposure. Its tagline is Encounter Wichita Metro Business.

“It’s a business-to-business trade show, and a key part of that is networking and just getting exposure for your business,” says Angie Elliott, the Chamber’s manager of business programming and events. “We thought it was a great opportunity to breathe some new energy into it.”

Jajo helped the Chamber rebrand the event.

“The actual day of the show, people will see a lot of neat new changes,” Elliott says.

Exposure is Sept. 17 and will feature a new exhibitor lounge, a networking zone and a better traffic-flow plan.

Also, the Chamber’s monthly Sunrise Scrambler will be held at the Hyatt Regency Wichita immediately before the show at Century II to encourage more people to attend.

Elliott says the Chamber is reexamining all its programs and services.

“We have (a) renewed focus on small business,” she says.

You don’t say

“The police chief was shaking his head the whole time.”

Dan Dillon, who has been news director of KFDI, 101.3, for 30 years, commenting on a surprise celebration Friday during which Mayor Carl Brewer proclaimed it Dan Dillon Day, which Brewer joked entitled Dillon to speed and break other laws

Hutch’s Stutzmans enters Wichita market


There’s going to be some new nursery competition in Wichita this spring, summer and fall.

Stutzmans Greenhouse & Garden Center of Hutchinson will have a temporary building at Northwest Centre at 13th and Tyler for most of the year.

“We are seasonal, but yet we take the seasons from spring to fall,” says Ben Miller, who owns the business with his wife, Marlene.

The Millers have owned the business, which opened in Pleasant View in 1956, since 1985. In the past several years, they’ve expanded their retail operation in Hutchinson and opened in Pratt and Salina.

Expanding in Wichita is a possibility, too.

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