WIBA Issues
The Voice of Independent Business for 84 Years 
Vol. 76 No. 9                September 2015
WIBA Monthly Luncheon
September 8, 2015

Mayor Jeff Longwell

Mayor Longwell will share his vision for economic development and the formation of the Greater Wichita Partnership, his vision for revitalizing the transit system, and provide an overview of the recently passed City budget.
The luncheon will be held at the Wichita Boathouse, home of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, 515 S. Wichita St., from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. The cost is $20 for members and $35 for non-members. Reservations are REQUIRED by Friday, September 4. Reservations and payment can be made online at www.wiba.org by calling the WIBA office at 316-201-3264 or by emailing  membership@wiba.org.

Chairman's Column - September 2015
Guest article by Alicia Holloway, Right Recruiting 

At the August WIBA luncheon, the new 2015 - 2016 Strategic Plan was passed out to all attendees.  There is a new mission and vision for the association and five key strategic objectives have been determined.

Vision Statement
WIBA - The advocate for advancing your  independent business
Mission Statement 
WIBA provides resources, influence, and economic  development for independent business
Core Values
Professional Development
Respectful Relationships
Key Objectives
  1. Enhance the success and capabilities of the Association, members and employees.

  2. Provide the voice of influence on public policy.

  3. Promote economic development of local and independent businesses.

  4. Create a strategic advantage through technology and innovative business processes.

  5. Provide increased member value.

The Board of Directors is working diligently on these five key objectives to ensure that WIBA will continue to provide resources, influence and economic development for independent business.  Every member of WIBA is important to our continued success.  We want to hear your comments, suggestions, or questions and welcome your support of our initiatives.  Feel free to contact the WIBA office or any member of the Board of Directors at any time. 
The Executive Committee has begun the search for the President position.  The new President will be charged with increasing member engagement as well as growing our membership.  The President will also work to implement the strategic plan objectives. 
WIBA already provides many benefits for our members - opportunities for networking, excellent luncheon presentations by business and government leaders, meetings with local, state and regional elected officials as well as educational seminars.  We plan to build on those benefits to increase the value of membership.   WIBA has always promoted doing business with other members and to "keep it local".  Doing business together benefits everyone.  Our vision is clear:  WIBA is the advocate for advancing your independent business.
The Executive Committee and the Board of Directors are excited about our renewed focus and future plans to strengthen the organization.  We will keep you updated on our progress in upcoming newsletters.  

A link to the complete details of the plan is included below. It is also available for download from our web site. 

Download your copy of the 

2015 - 2016

Strategic  Plan

Become familiar with the strategic plan for the future growth and development of your association. 

WIBA Renewals

Bright and Carpenter Consulting
Farha Construction, Inc.
Paul Winter Financial Strategies - New York Life
Prarie Magic Design

Providers Care
Starkey, Inc.
TCK - The Trust Company of Kansas
Wichita Score Chapter 143

WIBA New Members
209 N. Meridian
Newton, KS  67114
Tina Giffin
Christian Radio Station.
Referred by: Angie Marlett, Labor Ready

1999 N. Amidon, Ste. 218
Wichita, KS  67203
Amy Mijares
We specialize in helping you market your commercials as well. This includes getting your videos noticed on YouTube, Google, Facebook, and more.
Referred by: Gail Foley, One Awesome Community

1720 N. Webb Rd., Unit 110
Wichita, KS  67206
Jacob Chastain
Fax: 316-558-8596
A full service shoe store that carries shoes with all different support systems and in multiple widths from 2A to 6E.
Referred by: Liz Anderson, PostNet

14725 E. Kellogg Dr.
Wichita, KS 67230
Ana Ryan, 316-209-1247
Referred by: Liz Anderson - PostNet

September WIBA Educational Seminar   
Every Business is a "Family Business"
Tuesday, September 22

In the past 30 years, family business has received significant attention worldwide because of is phenomenal impact in the global economy.  Research has shown that family businesses outperform non-family businesses.  What is the wisdom that lives within the chaos and dynamics of a family business?  Learn the importance and the value of the "family effect" and its impact on business success.

The seminar will be held at the WIBA offices, 200 E. 1st, Ste. 101, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Reservations are REQUIRED by the Friday prior to the seminar (Sept.18). The cost is $25 for WIBA members and $35 for non-members. 

Reservations can be made on line at  www.wiba.org/WIBACalendar, by calling the WIBA office at 316-201-3264, or by emailing membership@wiba.org.


WIBA September Calendar  
Tues. September 1      
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WWLA Monthly Luncheon,
Wichita Boathouse, 515 S. Wichita St.,
Tues. September 8      
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WIBA Monthly Luncheon,
Wichita Boathouse, 515 S. Wichita St.,

Tues. September 15    
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
BYW Mixer Aviation Museum, 
3350 George Washington Blvd. S.,

Tues. September  22     
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Educational Seminar,  Succession Planning, WIBA offices, 200 E. 1st St.,
Ste. 101, 316-201-3264  


Are you planning on having a booth at Exposure this year? 
If so, proudly proclaim your membership in WIBA!  
Click here to download a table tent that you can display at your booth. 

Reservations for any of these WIBA events can be made by emailing membership@wiba@wiba.org or online at www.wiba.org/wibacalendar 
Click on any of the links below to see pictures from the event. 

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Interim President 
Ray Frederick

Manager Insurance Services 

Karen Fillenworth 

Manager Membership Services 

Judy Whiley 

Governmental Affairs Consultants 

Natalie Bright and Marlee Carpenter 

Employee Benefits Consultant

David Hornick



Joe Johnson, Chairman of the Board

Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey & Associates



Emily Compton, 1st Vice Chair 

Goodwill Industries of KS, 316-744-9291

James E. Dunning Jr., Treasurer  

Dunning & Dunning LTD, 316-264-7203 

Sue Joachims, Secretary  

Real Solutions, 316-214-5528 

Alicia Holloway, Immediate Past Chairman 

Right Recruiting, 316-519-2662



200 E. 1st St., Ste. 101 

Wichita, KS 67202 


Fax 316-201-3268 

WIBA Website - www.wiba.org 

WIBA Email - membership@wiba.org  


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