Chamber News & Updates

The McPherson Chamber of Commerce Rural Appreciation Picnic isn’t until Friday, July 22, but our Agriculture Committee has been working on plans for several months. This annual tradition to celebrate the agriculture community has been a special event for 52 years. The picnic is sponsored by...

(Position has been filled) EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT-Job Position Summary: The Executive Assistant must be enthusiastic in supporting the Chamber’s mission and be knowledgeable of the community. Qualified applicant needs to be organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, resourceful and have excellent interpersonal skills. The Executive Assistant will work closely...

Every year, the Kansas Small Business Development Center chooses clients from each of their service regions that exemplify small business success, and honor them with the Kansas SBDC Existing, Emerging, and Exporting (E3) Small Business Awards. Their goal is to highlight the impact the businesses...

When I grow up, I want to be like the OMEGA honorees! When I read though the inspirational stories about the amazing youth in our community who are making a difference in so many ways, it made my heart happy.  It is such a refreshing...

The Outstanding McPherson Eighth Grade Award (OMEGA) nominations are submitted by teachers, neighbors, grandparents, ministers, family friends, and youth leaders with stories about amazing youth that are kindhearted, resilient, and generous. We want to share how their positive attitudes are making a difference. Congratulations to the...

Ashley Achilles, a junior at Fort Hays State University, has been awarded the 2022 Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Scholarship for McPherson County! This scholarship is made possible by the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee in partnership with Agriculture Future of America. The Agriculture...

I was asked recently about the all-inclusive approach to Leadership McPherson Class enrollment. Having been with the McPherson Chamber for many years and doing a little research for our 100th-anniversary celebration, I was familiar with how the program enrollment process differs from 1982. Leadership McPherson has...

The Outstanding McPherson area Eighth Grade Award (OMEGA) is a long-standing tradition that coincides with the origin of All Schools Day, to recognize 8th grade students. Each year the McPherson Chamber of Commerce honors 8th grade students from McPherson County for their courage, compassion, and...

What does that even mean? It sounds peaceful. Maybe something to wish for? Thinking back 20 years ago while raising two children, I was more focused on survival mode, so work-life balance meant those rare times when I wasn’t exhausted and could put the to-do...