March Business After Hours
Thursday, March 19, 5:30 p.m.
Rainbow International - 2132 Lacy Dr. 

New Members

Please join us in welcoming Prairie Band Casino & Resort to the Chamber!

Prairie Band Casino & Resort, located just 15 minutes north of Topeka, Kansas is owned by the Prairie Band Pottawatomie nation. Their gaming floor features over 1,100 slots and more than 30 table games including live poker. Tempt your palate with a delicious meal from one of three great restaurants, enjoy a stay in one of their 297 luxurious guest rooms, and spend time on their nationally recognized Firekeeper golf course. 

For more information please check out their website at or call (785) 966-7777 to begin your Prairie Band adventures today!
Saint Xavier Save the School Fundraiser


Saint Xavier School is sponsoring a Casino Trip, Sunday March 22, 2015. Participants will depart at 7:30 a.m. from the Walmart Parking lot across from Taco Bell and will return about 5:00 p.m. Six hours of gaming, fun, and good food! The ticket cost is $15.00 and each traveler helps raise $15.00 to support our big project "Save Saint Xavier School" (donations are welcome). 

Bring a current photo I.D. card and your Prairie Band Casino card (if you have one) and the Casino will give you $10.00 in casino play money and one buffet ticket (valued at $15.00 - $18.00). You could be a big winner! 


To reserve your seat on the bus and help save Saint Xavier School, contact Honey Grant at 785-210-5305.



MAC Breakfast


On Thursday, March 26 the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce Department of Military Affairs will be hosting this months Military Affairs Breakfast. The breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Geary County Convention Center located at 310 Hammons Drive, Junction City. 


The cost of the breakfast is $12 per person made payable in check or cash at the door or prior to the event at the Chamber Office. 


Please RSVP no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 23. For more information or to RSVP please call the Chamber at 762-2632 or email the chamber today!


Small Business Development Seminar


Marketing for Success: Developing effective marketing efforts to grow your business


On Tuesday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Commission is hosting a Marketing for Success Seminar presented by the Washburn Kansas Small Business Development Center at Dorothy Bramlage Library

Whether you're a start-up or an established business, marketing is key to your future growth and success. This seminar will help you develop a marketing plan, build your brand, and use your time and money effectively. Special attention will be given to creating and measuring online and social media marketing efforts. Seminar participants will receive resource guides and worksheets to help them in creating a comprehensive marketing plan. 


Contact the Dorothy Bramlage Library,785-238-4311, to register or the Chamber of Commerce, 785-762-2632, for questions. 



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In This Issue
Quick Links
Economic Development Commission
Employment Opportunities

Business After Hours
Thursday, March 19
5:30 p.m. 
Rainbow International 
2132 Lacy Drive

St. Xavier Save the School - Bus Trip Fundraiser
Sunday, March 22
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Prairie Band Casino & Resort

Reza - Illusionist
Tuesday, March 24
7:30 p.m.
C.L. Hoover Opera House

Board of Directors' Meeting
Wednesday, March 25
9:00 a.m. 
Chamber Office

Desk Job Fitness
Wednesday, March 25
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Mercy Regional Health 
Prof. Dev. Cntr, 3rd Floor
1823 College, Manhattan

MAC Breakfast
Thursday, March 26
7:30 a.m. 
GC Convention Center
Junction City First

Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce's "Junction City First" 

is an aggressive, economic development business expansion and attraction plan. Junction City First has input and support from the private and public sectors within the City of Junction City and Geary County. The initiativeis raising funds to develop and implement increased economic development initiatives over the next five years.


In partnership with local governments, community organizations and businesses, the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce is building a cooperative vision for achieving measurable goals related to specific economic development initiatives: business recruitment and marketing, business retention and expansion, workforce development, enhancing economic development capacity and entrepreneurship.


Junction City First is proving to be a successful capital campaign. The efforts to date have raised over $980,000 toward the $1.2 million goal. As an additional source of funding Junction City First will have a tremendous impact on economic development in the area.  Investors will have the opportunity help guide the direction of future development to grow and sustain the community. If you have not yet invested, contact to schedule a meeting to learn more about how investing in Junction City can help your business. 

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Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce | |
222 W. 6th Street
PO Box 26
Junction City, KS 66441