"The Weekly Chamber Chat"

Quarterly Chamber Breakfast
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Geary County Convention Center

The Weekly Update
from the
Junction City First Campaign
Junction City First Economic Development Campaign is off and running. The Junction City First Kick Off event, held January 13th from 5:00  p.m. - 7:00 p.m. announced the progress and goals of the economic development campaign. The campaign has raised $859,000 to date, and about 60 people were in attendance to witness the reveal. The Junction City First Campaign is a public/private partnership effort to raise funds to increase economic development initiatives over the next five years. For more information, please contact Susan Jagerson at susan.jagerson@junctioncitychamber.org, or 785-762-1976.  


New Members

Please join us in welcoming Communities In Schools of Central Kansas and All American Self Storage to our Chamber!

Communities In Schools of Central Kansas, located at 722 W. 6th Avenue in Emporia, has a mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Currently they are providing services at Arkansas City High School, El Dorado Middle School, Hutchinson High School, Junction City High School, Salina Lakewood Middle School, Salina Central High School, and Northern Heights High School in Allen, Kansas.

For more information about Communities In Schools, please visit  their website at http://cismidamerica.org/ournetwork/central-kansas/ or contact Victoria Partridge at 620-481-1839.

All American Self Storage, located at 552 Grant in Junction City, is now under new ownership and has been newly remodeled. All American Self Storage has 24 hour access, security cameras, lighting, and 24 hour management on site. They have spaces that range from 5x4x7 to 16x81x7. All American Self Storage has great value pricing and offers military discounts.

For more information about All American Self Storage and how they can help you, give them a call at 785-579-5747 or email Don at don@plowmanconstruction.com.


MAC Breakfast - Riley Conference Center
Don't forget to make your reservation for our next joint MAC/MRC breakfast on

Thursday, January 22 on Fort Riley in the Riley Conference Center! 


Our guest speaker is Col. Risa Ware, Commander of the Irwin Army Community Hospital.  


The breakfast begins at 7:30am. The Deadline to register for the Breakfast will be Tuesday January 20th. The cost for the breakfast is $12 per person.


To make a reservation, please either call the Chamber office at 785-762-2632 or email john.seitz@junctioncitychamber.org or janet@manhattan.org. We hope to see you there! 


Business After Hours

Join us for this month's Business After HoursThursday, January 22, 2015 hosted by Sunflower Bank. Coach's Grill and Bar will be catering the meal. Members can attend at no cost, but there is a $5 fee for non-members.  



Ribbon Cutting
Tippy Toes and Nails Salon Spa has a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony set to take place on Friday, February 6th from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tippy Toes and Nails Salon Spa is located at 616 N. Washington Street in Junction City. It is a full salon spa providing services for nails, hair, pedicures, facials, body treatments, massage therapy, and more!

For more information about Tippy Toes and Nails Salon Spa, please visit them on Facebook at Tippy Toes and Nails Salon Spa, on their website at https://www.styleseat.com/tippytoesnnails or contact them at 785.538.9383.
Fort Riley Community Listening Session
The next phase of the Army Force Structure and Stationing Decision process will be discussed at the Fort Riley Community Listening Session on Monday February 9th, 3:30-5:30 p.m.. The listening session is an important opportunity for the community to provide input to Army leaders on the Army's decision process of reducing the Active Army Component end strength. All community citizens are encouraged to attend. Dress code is duty uniform for military and casual for civilians. For more information please contact John Seitz at 785-762-2632.
JCACC Annual Dinner

Save the date for the Annual Dinner! Also, don't forget to send in your Annual Dinner Award nominations to the Chamber for Business/Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Tourism Advocate of the Year. Each nomination should include: Your name, the name of the company/person being nominated, which award they are being nominated for, a description of why, and how they fit the award. Please submit your nominations no later than 5 p.m. Monday, February 2nd.  



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In This Issue
Quick Links
Economic Development Commission
Employment Opportunities

Upcoming Events:


Chamber Activities Meeting
January 15, 2015,
11:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m. Chamber Office

2015 Regional Leaders' Retreat
January 16-17, 2015,
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel, Kansas City

Eagle Day at Milford Lake
January 17, 2015,
9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m
Milford Nature Center

The Bluffs Showcase
January 17, 2015,
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m
The Bluffs Clubhouse

CVB Meeting
January 20, 2015
Noon, Chamber office

MAC Breakfast
January 22, 2015
7:30 a.m. Conference Center, Fort Riley

Business After Hours 
January 22, 2015,
5:30 pm,
Sunflower Bank

Geary County Community Conversation
January 27, 2015
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
C.L. Hoover Opera House

Board Of Directors' Meeting
January 28, 2015,
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Chamber Office

Quarterly Breakfast
January 29, 2015
7:30 a.m.
Convention Center

Tippy Toes & Nails Salon Spa Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
February 6, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
616 N. Washington Street

Fort Riley Community Listening Session
February 9, 2015
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Convention Center

Show your support for the Chamber's 2015 Annual Dinner, and get great exposure in the Junction City community!     

Diamond Sponsorship Level: $1000 
Become a Diamond Sponsor and receive a table for eight in a prime seating location, recognition in the marketing materials and program, your marketing material on each table, logo on printed materials, mention in each Signpost/Chamber Chat and more!


Ruby Sponsorship Level: $500

Become a Ruby Sponsor and receive two free tickets, recognition in marketing materials and program, and logo on printed materials. 


Sapphire Sponsorship Level: $250 

Become a Sapphire Sponsor and receive preferred seating, and recognition on program, and logo on printed materials.

To submit nominations or if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the annual dinner, please contact the Junction City Chamber of Commerce at junctioncitychamber@junctioncitychamber.org or at the chamber office, 222 W. 6th Street, Junction City. Please call if you have any questions, 785-762-2632


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Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce | | junctioncitychamber@junctioncitychamber.org | http://www.junctioncitychamber.org
222 W. 6th Street
PO Box 26
Junction City, KS 66441