Economic Gateway https://www.hutchchamber.com Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce News RSS Feed Wed, 15 Aug 2018 21:20:51 -0500 en-US Chamber Seeking Nominations for Farm City Week Awards https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media/p/item/4130/chamber-seeking-nominations-for-farm-city-week-awards https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 Farm Focus Family Award and the 2018 Agri-Business of the Year Award.   Each year in November during National Farm City Week, The Chamber celebrates agri-business and the impact it has on Reno County during the Chamber Membership... 2019 Annual Meeting Speakers Announced https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media/p/item/3803/2019-annual-meeting-speakers-announced https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Authors of the documentary “I’ll Push You” to Speak at the 2019 Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting   Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray, inspirational adventurers, lifelong friends, and achievers of the impossible, will be the keynote speakers at the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on Monday, February 11,... Bookends Receives July Small Business Award https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media/p/item/3799/bookends-receives-july-small-business-award https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 When Gwen and Wes Bartlett retired, they wanted to have something to do to keep them busy—Gwen had been a librarian and had always wanted to own a bookstore and Wes was an English teacher. They grew up here and wanted to retire closer to family.  When they first opened... Retail, Downtown, and Target Industry Reports Released https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media/p/item/2497/retail-downtown-and-target-industry-reports-released https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Greater Hutch, the economic development division of the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to release the Retail Market Assessment, Downtown Assessment and Target Industry Analysis. In October 2017, Greater Hutch contracted with Catalyst Commercial, Inc. to conduct these comprehensive studies regarding retail and industrial data and strategies. Catalyst conducted... Public Restroom Company to Locate in Hutchinson https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media/p/item/2501/public-restroom-company-to-locate-in-hutchinson https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Public Restroom Company announced today they will purchase the building at 714 Corey Road in Hutchinson, Kansas. The Public Restroom Company is a family-owned and operated growing national design/build business specializing in restroom buildings for parks. The new facility will allow the company to meet existing demands of the rapidly... Kansas Protein Foods to open in former CHS facility in Hutchinson https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media/p/item/2499/kansas-protein-foods-to-open-in-former-chs-facility-in-hutchinson https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Kansas Protein Foods, LLC, a newly formed subsidiary of Kansas Ethanol, LLC, a large ethanol producer located in Rice County between Sterling and Lyons, announced today that it has purchased the closed CHS Foods facility in Hutchinson’s industrial district and will immediately begin the process of putting it back into... New Business Opens in Hutchinson Mall https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media/p/item/2500/new-business-opens-in-hutchinson-mall https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 The Hutchinson Reno County Chamber of Commerce and Greater Hutch are pleased to announce the location of a new business in Hutchinson, Kansas.  Almont Studios of Boston, MA, has selected 10,000 sq.ft. of space in the Hutchinson Mall to manufacture the iC4K technology platform and create custom individualized content for... RB Drive-In Receives June Small Business Award https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media/p/item/2490/rb-drivein-receives-june-small-business-award https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber is pleased to announce the June 2018 Small Business Award recipient is R-B Drive-In.   Larry Burgess started the RB Drive-In after World War 2 with a $1,500 loan from Mr. Robinson, which is where the name the RB Drive-In originated from.  1948 was a time of increased... Preferred Roofing and Guttering Receives May Small Business Award https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media/p/item/2491/preferred-roofing-and-guttering-receives-may-small-business-award https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber is pleased to announce the May 2018 Small Business Award recipient is Preferred Roofing and Guttering.   The business began as a guttering company in 2008 mostly serving Hutchinson and surrounding areas. As the business continued to grow, in 2010, the name of the business was changed from... Bartel Kitchen & Bath Receives April Small Business Award https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media/p/item/2492/bartel-kitchen-&-bath-receives-april-small-business-award https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber is pleased to announce the April 2018 Small Business Award recipient is Bartel Kitchen & Bath.   Bartel Kitchen got its start in 1974 when Lewayne Bartel decided to start a cabinet business in his home town of Buhler, Ks.  As the years passed, Lewayne added to his... Bob Goertz Auto Receives March Small Business Award https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media/p/item/2494/bob-goertz-auto-receives-march-small-business-award https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber is pleased to announce the March 2018 Small Business Award recipient is Bob Goertz Auto.   Bob Goertz Auto is a family business that originally began in Bob’s garage while he was working for Montgomery Wards.  When business got to the point that a larger space was needed,... Realty Executives 4Results, Inc. Receives February Small Business Award https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media/p/item/2495/realty-executives-4results-inc-receives-february-small-business-award https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 The Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the February 2018 Small Business Award recipient is Jim Davis of Realty Executives 4 Results. Realty Executives 4Results, Inc. opened for business on January 2, 1998. Jim Davis, founder and president of Realty Executives, first received his real estate broker's license... Chamber Announces New Logo and Brand Identity https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media/p/item/2498/chamber-announces-new-logo-and-brand-identity https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 The Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a new logo and brand identity.  This will unify, under one umbrella, the various divisions of the Chamber, which include Greater Hutch, the economic development partnership for Reno County, and Visit Hutch, the Greater Hutchinson Convention/ Visitors Bureau.    In 2017, Chamber... Barkley Plumbing Corporation Receives January Small Business Award https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media/p/item/2496/barkley-plumbing-corporation-receives-january-small-business-award https://www.hutchchamber.com/news-and-media Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 After five years of working for Nunns Construction, Craig decided to begin his own company, Barkley Plumbing Corporation.  With increased business, the need to hire more people, and needing a place to store equipment and vehicles Craig built his own building on Corey Road and his business has continued to...