Good Morning Manhattan
Jump Start Your Morning With Us!
This signature breakfast event is held the third Thursday of each month. Join us for speaker content that is both informational and educational. One of the best chances to network with your fellow business neighbors.
Good Morning Manhattan! is held at Four Points by Sheraton, 530 Richards Drive, Manhattan. Doors open at 7:15 a.m., the breakfast buffet starts at 7:30 a.m., the program will begin at 7:45 a.m. and we’ll adjourn by 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, September 28
In July 2023, Eric Reid succeeded the retiring Marvin Wade as superintendent of public schools in Manhattan and Ogden. Since 2015, he had served as assistant superintendent. Prior to that, he served as superintendent of USD 327 Ellsworth-Kanopolis-Geneseo for four years.
An Ellsworth native, Reid earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from K-State in 1996 and a master’s in educational administration from Fort Hays State University shortly thereafter. He began his career teaching social studies in Cocker, Missouri, and Fowler, Kansas, before returning to teach in his home district in 2011.
October - NO Good Morning Manhattan!
Thursday, November 16
The County Appraiser is responsible for the discovery, listing, and the uniform and equitable appraisal of all taxable and exempt real and personal property in compliance with the Constitution and statutes of the state of Kansas for tax purposes.
Anna Burson has served as Riley County Appraiser since May 2022. She earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Wichita State University. Before accepting the Riley County Appraiser position, Burson served as Deputy County Appraiser for Cowley County and a senior residential appraiser for Sedgwick County.
Thursday, December 21
Major General John V. Meyer, III graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1993 and was commissioned into the Armor Branch. MG Meyer has served in a variety of positions throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He commanded the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment and the 2nd Cavalry Regiment. He has also served as the Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver), 4th Infantry Division.
MG Meyer holds a degree in history from VMI and is a graduate of the U.S. Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies and the U.S. Naval War College. His awards include operational campaign medals for Southwest Asia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Thursday, January 18, 2024
As Secretary of State, Scott Schwab has placed priority on providing support and guidance to county election officials; improving the Office business filing system; implementing cutting-edge IT security; and ensuring Kansas remains a leading state in the nation for election integrity and that one vote equals one person.
Scott Schwab grew up in Great Bend and graduated from Fort Hays State University. First elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002, he served in a variety of leadership capacities, including Chair of the House Elections Committee. Schwab was elected Secretary of State in 2018 and re-elected in 2022. Schwab was recently selected to serve as President-elect on the Executive Board of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
Past Good Morning Manhattan recordings
7/15/21 Speakers: Kerri Day Keller, Micro-Internships; Mark Knackendoffel, Advantage Manhattan Campaign; Senator Jerry Moran, Infrastructure Bill. Watch recorded version of Good Morning Manhattan July 21.
5/20/21 Speakers: Sarah Siders, Spark; Jared Wasinger, CrossroadsMHK; Robin Cole, Pawnee Mental Health. Watch recorded version of Good Morning Manhattan May 2021.
3/18/21 Speakers: John Ford, Chair Riley County Commission; Kevin Ingram, President Manhattan Christian College and Tara Grubb, Hype: Young Professionals of MHK Committee Chair. Watch recorded version of Good Morning Manhattan! March 2021.
1/21/21 Speakers: Mark Bachamp, 2021 Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Board Chair; COL William McKannay Garrison Commander Fort Riley and Daryn Soldan, Director of Economic Development. Watch recorded version of Good Morning Manhattan! January 2021.