WICHITA — Two weeks after this November’s elections, the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce is bringing in a speaker to help dissect them.
“It’s just a great opportunity for us to hear from someone who lives it every day,” says chamber spokeswoman Barby Jobe.
She says Hume’s talk is likely to focus on what the latest headlines out of Washington mean for business owners here.
“We always strive to find people . . . that maybe the community hasn’t had an opportunity to hear from,” Jobe says.
Will the connection to the often polarizing Fox News keep some people away, though?
“I hope not,” Jobe says. “He’s always been a fair person. I think his experience speaks for itself.”
The chamber also is hosting a July 13 debate with Republican U.S. Reps. Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt., who are vying for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Sam Brownback.
This spring, the chamber canceled a federal issues forum where Moran was going to be the featured speaker after complaints from Tiahrt’s office and some members.
Jobe says the debate isn’t related to the forum or its cancellation.
“This was always on the radar screen to do,” she says. “We feel it’s really important.”