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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Annual Meeting Changing for the Better

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As times change, it is important for organizations to adjust to expectations of its members. That is what we are trying to do with changes to our annual meeting and celebration scheduled Feb. 17 at the Manhattan Conference Center. Our outgoing Chair Summe...

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Posted on: January 2, 2023

15 under 40 Winners Announced

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Winners of 2023’s 15 under 40 will be recognized at a special reception in their honor on Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. at the Manhattan Conference Center.

“We are incredibly honored to recognize such a distinguished group for our inaugural 15 unde...

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

Annual Reporting to City

Our economic development, military relations and convention and visitor's bureau have the opportunity annually to discuss the previous years highlights in front of our commission. The meeting is also when the commission will consider annual fundi...

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

Economic Development Partners Advocating for Startup Funds

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The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to this cause and has partnered with organizations such as Kansas State University Innovation Partners, Spark MHK, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Pottawatomie County Economic Development a...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Chamber Working on Military Programming

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Many of you have had the opportunity to interact with Janet Nichols. Janet has served as the military community liaison at the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce since 2013. As many of you may have heard, Janet Nichols has accepted a new position as direc...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Congratulations Leadership Manhattan Class of 2023

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The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Manhattan Board is honored to announce the 2023 Class of Leadership Manhattan.

Lindsay Adams, CGN Advisors, LLCCarrie Alt, BHS Construction, Inc.Brayson Benne, OlssonKatie Curtis-Baker, True Colors ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Industry Recognizes Excellence in Kansas Tourism Marketing

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The TIAK Marketing Awards are chosen annually to recognize excellence in destination marketing initiatives across the state. They are divided into six categories and broken out by the organization’s marketing budget: Large (over $100,000), Mediu...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Chamber Staff, MHK Businesses Recognized

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First I would like to take a moment and brag on our Manhattan Chamber/Visit Manhattan team.

Visit Manhattan brought home the 1st place award for the Travel Industry Association of Kansas's Marketing awards at the annual Kansas Tourism conference l...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Manhattan Tourism Director Announces Retirement

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Chamber Vice President and Visit Manhattan Director Karen Hibbard announced today that she will retire in February of 2023 after 26 years of service to Manhattan.

“I am forever grateful for the opportunity I have had to be a part of making the Ma...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce announces the finalists of the 2022 Business Awards

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The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the successes and outstanding achievements of our members in six categories: Cornerstone (Lifetime Achievement in Business and Industry), Small Business of the Year, Women/Minority Owned Busines...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Nominate Business for 2022 Award

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In case you missed it, nominations are open for the 2022 business awards. This year's event is set for Sept. 10 at the Manhattan Conference Center. You can find the information here.

We have added a new award this year for "Business of the Ye...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Sports Tourism Strategist Graduates Honored

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A Manhattan tourism professional was recently honored as a leader in the sports tourism industry.

Marcia Rozell, sports and leisure tourism manager at the Manhattan Convention & Visitors Bureau, was recognized as a Sports Tourism Strategist graduate by...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Canadian company uses technology developed at Kansas State University to create jobs in Manhattan

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Stuart Jara, chief executive officer of HydroGraph, said the location was a strategic choice. 

 

“The close proximity of our manufacturing facility to our research partners at Kansas State University will help us maintain our com...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Scorpion Biologic Services

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This project is the kind that has the potential to change the economic landscape for years to come. If you didn't get to see the presentation, you can view it here.

Now our team will be getting to work to make sure all of the I's are dott...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Linda Cook receives Lyle Butler Distinguished Leadership Award as Leadership Manhattan alum

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Linda Cook has been named as the recipient of the 2022 Lyle Butler Distinguished Leadership Award at the organization’s 2022 graduation ceremonies April 19. Cook recently retired from Kansas State University where she served as the chief of staf...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

KS Gov. Laura Kelly Announces Partnership to Build Large Biomanufacturing Facility Near Manhattan

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and a panel of federal, state, local and Kansas State University officials today announced a planned development partnership with Scorpion Biological Services Inc. to support the construction of a new biodefense-focused biomanufact...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

DoD Approves $60 Million in Grants under Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program

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These awards followed a competitive selection process culminating in the Performing Duties of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment’s selection of these proposals on August 13, 2021. These infrastructure projects benefit loc...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Hype Rolls out New Membership Structure

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The organization is beginning its second full year of operations after relaunching in 2021 from our early young professional programming. Starting today, Hype will be offering memberships for anyone interested in being part of the organization. The $50 me...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce announces the winners of the 2021 Business Awards

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Manko Windows was named the 2021 Cornerstone award winner. Other winners were Weddle & Sons, Wildwood Adventure Park, Loving Arms Daycare, and Borck Brothers. Additionally, Bockers II and Wal-Mart were recognized as new Legacy Circle members which are...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Manhattan Pursuing Private Developers for Speculative Industrial Building

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The Manhattan City Commission approved moving forward on a new program to encourage private sector speculative building for new industrial and warehousing space. The program is the ultimate example of public-private partnerships that have made Manhattan a...

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