Category Archives: Chamber

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“I’ll feel much more comfortable during my presentation if only half the room applauds. I’m not used to everyone in the room approving of what I do.”

Bill Gardner of Gardner Design, speaking about lessons in redesign and rebranding at the Chamber’s Sunrise Scrambler on Wednesday

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Wichita State’s #31, Ron Baker, scores career-high 31 points as Shockers go 31-0 on 3-1.”

Angie Elliott of the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, sharing with colleagues what headline she dreams of seeing in The Wichita Eagle on Sunday

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“I don’t know what kind of masochists you are, coming to hear a presentation on presentations.”

Todd Ramsey of Apples & Arrows, speaking on “The Practical Principles of Potent PowerPoint Presentations” at the Chamber’s Sunrise Scrambler today

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“I thought I’d get in line right behind him.”

– Outgoing Chamber chairwoman Debbie Gann, who “about choked” at the group’s annual dinner Tuesday when possible mayoral candidate Jeff Turner suggested she would make a great mayor

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“The more boring the speaker, the higher the internet usage.”

Kent Audio Visual general manager John Bazzelle commenting at the chamber’s Sunrise Scrambler that his company’s mobile wireless service shows real-time Internet activity and can indicate how well a presentation is going

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“This B2B is A2Z. From Angry Birds at the Meritrust Credit Union booth to Zany décor (a leg lamp from the movie A Christmas Story) at the Green Biz Wichita display.”

– An e-mail quoting Angie Elliott of the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce on the group’s 2013 business-to-business EXPOsure trade show

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“We know you’re a Democrat.”

– Park City administrator Jack Whitson, teasing the city’s chamber president, registered Republican Dean Frankenbery, about a misprint that said Rep. Mike Pompom, not Pompeo, would be the group’s next speaker

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“I know you are all wondering if that beautiful new red car parked over there is a door prize. It’s not. It’s the speaker’s gift.”

Delta Dental of Kansas vice president of human resources Kara Hunt, speaking at the Chamber’s Sunrise Scrambler about a car that Davis-Moore had at the event

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“We can rule out Matt Damon and Vladimir Putin.”

Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Angie Prather on how this year’s annual speaker, who will be announced on Friday, isn’t a celebrity or politician but is an inquisitive businessman who’s going to “gallop” to town to Nov. 5

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“No, I did not rob the cradle.”

– Hotelier Jim Korroch explaining that his young “date” was his teenage daughter as he gave the keynote speech Wednesday for the Chamber’s Small Business Awards