Get Involved

WIBA wouldn’t be the same without our amazing committee members! Joining a committee is one of the best ways to get involved and gain value for your WIBA membership. Each committee has a chair and is guided by a WIBA staff member. We cordially invite you to attend the next meeting to determine which committee would be the best fit for you. You are welcome to join more than one committee – the more the merrier! All meetings take place at the WIBA office, located at 200 E. 1st St., STE 101.

 

Membership Committee

If you enjoy meeting and talking to new people about WIBA, this committee is a good fit for you! The membership committee is all about welcoming newcomers, showing them your passion and the reasons you joined WIBA. As a member of this committee, you would be an ambassador for WIBA at events by helping people feel welcome and introducing them to others. This committee meets monthly on the second Friday at noon. The next meeting is scheduled for noon on Friday, December 15th. For more information, contact Judy at judy@wiba.org with any questions or to let her know you are coming.

 

Events Committee

If you enjoy helping members expand their peer network and planning fun and successful events, this is the committee for you! This committee is the brains behind the WIBA Annual Meeting and the Disney Institute seminar. New event ideas are brainstormed every year with the goal of creating enjoyable and interesting events for WIBA members. Then the magic happens as the committee makes these ideas a reality! This committee normally meets monthly on the third Friday at 8:00 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on January 19th. For more information, contact Lisa-Marie at lisa-marie@wiba.org with any questions or to let her know you are coming.

 

Government Affairs Committee

Are you interested in politics on a local and state level? Do you want to have a voice in our political advocacy process? Then this is the committee for you! This committee participates in interviewing candidates for state and local elections and plays an important role in advocacy for independent and small businesses by monitoring the regulations that may impact them. This committee meets the third Friday of the month during the legislative session. For more information, contact Alicia at alicia@wiba.org with any questions or to let her know you are coming.

 

Ribbon Cutting Entourage (name pending – suggestions are welcomed)

Do you enjoy learning about the newest businesses in Wichita and celebrating milestones for existing businesses? If so, this committee will be a good fit for you! As a part of this group, you would attend ribbon cuttings and open houses at member businesses as a WIBA representative. Once a ribbon cutting or open house has been scheduled, we will inform you via email. For more information, contact lisa-marie@wiba.org with any questions or to join this group.

WIBA Ambassadors

Do you enjoy meeting new people and networking? Are you interested in working with other business professionals one on one? If so, this is the committee for you! The WIBA Ambassadors guarantee that every new member and guest is welcomed at our events and ribbon cuttings by accompanying and assisting them in any way. Ambassadors will provide one-on-one assistance to new members if requested as well. If you would like to take the next step to becoming a WIBA ambassador, please contact Judy at judy@wiba.org.

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