Good Morning Manhattan

Jump Start Your Morning With Us!

"Attending Good Morning Manhattan! has several great features. One, it's a smaller group of people so you have the opportunity to meet everyone. Two, the information we receive from speakers creates a personal connection to that individual; and three, the time frame works great in the morning."

-- Larie Schoap, ESB Financial

Connect with friends and fellow Chamber members to learn about local topics of interest. Be sure to bring your business cards for networking and door prize drawing. 

Make your reservations today!

All RSVPs will be billed. 

Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to event.

Next Event: July 18, 2019

Location: Four Points by Sheraton, 530 Richards Dr.

Good Morning Manhattan Speakers:

Jason Smith 2

Jason Smith, President/CEO 
Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce
In March, Jason Smith became the 12th president/chief executive for Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, and has begun to envision rapid progress for the region’s economic growth. Smith has devoted his professional career to economic development pursuits, including at Lincoln, Neb., where the Chamber program was selected as the nation’s best economic development program (Business Facilities, 2012). Smith favors the vibrancy of university cities (Lincoln and Norman, Okla.) and has sensed the collaborative push within our region between businesses, Kansas State University and Fort Riley.

Dennis_CookDennis Cook, Aggieville Business Assn. Director
As of early June, Dennis Cook has directed Aggieville Business Association operations for 100 days. Previously, he was sales manager at Flint Hills Beverage/Campbell Distributors for a collective 30-plus years, with Aggieville business associates a major focus of his distribution procedures. Cook twice served as Aggieville Board president, and has also served on the group’s Board of Directors. Cook appreciates the board’s interaction and working with ABA associates as our community embarks toward exciting aspects of the Aggieville Community Vision plan.


Ron R. Fehr, City Manager
Ron began his work with the city in January 1982 as the Parks and Forestry Supervisor and was promoted in 1984 to Parks and Recreation Administrative Superintendent. In 1986, Ron was promoted to the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation and became Assistant City Manager in December 1992. He served as Acting City Manager from April 1995 through November 1995 and December 1999 through April 2000, served as the Acting Director of Human Resources for several months in 1997, and served as the Acting Director of Utilities for several months in 1998 and again in 1999. Following a national search, Ron was named Manhattan's eighth City Manager on April 17, 2000. As City Manager, Ron is responsible for the overall operations of the city and implementation of the policies of the city commission. 

Members $20 | Non-Members $35


7:15 a.m. Doors open
7:25 a.m. Buffet breakfast
7:40 a.m. Program begins
8:30 a.m. Program concludes


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2019 Events:

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  • May 16
  • July 18
  • September 19
  • November 21