Tag: Kammy Downs

Christmas in the City to kick off with Merry Monday, tree lighting

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in the City event will kick off with Merry Monday on Nov. 20 in downtown Arkansas City. Live music will begin and food vendors will open at 4 p.m. The festivities will continue until 7:30 p.m. Food vendors include Ark City […]

Selfie with an Elfie social media contest offered for Christmas in the City

A Selfie with an Elfie scavenger hunt will be a part of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas in the City activities this year. Selfie with an Elfie is available to local customers for a chance to win $350 in Chamber Bucks. The contest starts Nov. 20. Each […]

M&M Meals for the Soul celebrates Sam’s Club honor during ribbon-cutting

M&M Meals for the Soul celebrated multiple achievements during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 20. “We’ve had some special things happen since we’ve gone in(to) business here,” said owner and executive chef Marilyn Lolar. “Some things that we couldn’t even imagine. (I) know it’s a God thing — I take […]

Hundreds turn out to sound the whistle, ring the bell at train re-dedication

More than 250 people gathered Oct. 24 at Wilson Park to witness the official unveiling of the newly renovated train engine. “Welcome to the Wilson Park train re-dedication and Arkalalah kickoff,” said Commissioner Duane Oestmann, greeting them. “This is what everyone in the Arkansas City area has been anxious to […]

Burger Junkie celebrates new hours with Chamber of Commerce event

Burger Junkie celebrated its newly opened business Oct. 10 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, during which the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce presented owner Christopher Goodman with a certificate of best wishes and a chamber membership certificate. Several local member businesses attended the ribbon-cutting at the completely remodeled eatery, located […]

Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce gives STAR Award to Walmart

Members of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Board overwhelmingly chose Ark City’s Walmart Supercenter as the July recipient of the chamber’s STAR Award. The STAR (Small Trade Achievement Recognition) Award is given monthly to one of more than 300 chamber member businesses in the area. It is […]

Cowley College trustees hire seven; Sumner County race down to two

The Cowley College Board of Trustees convened a special meeting July 31 to handle a few items prior to the start of the school year. Among them were new hires for the fall semester. Two faculty members, automotive instructor Daniel Brooks and nondestructive testing instructor Garret Vickery, were hired. Several other […]

Officials urge fireworks safety by citizens; sales, discharge begin June 27

Starting today, fireworks are legal for sale and discharge within the city limits of Arkansas City. The sale and discharge of fireworks are permitted from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today through July 3, as well as from 10 a.m. to midnight July 4. City officials urge citizens again at […]

Arkansas City Farm and Art Market named June Open Arms Award winner

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Board of Directors overwhelmingly chose to give the June 2017 Open Arms Award to the Arkansas City Farm and Art Market. The Farm and Art Market provides a place for area farmers of various kinds, as well as artists and craftsmen, to […]

Chamber, CVB announce 2017 fireworks a go, with money left for 2018

The Fourth of July fireworks are back on for 2017, thanks to the efforts of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce, the Arkansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), and the City of Arkansas City, as well as the generosity of Ark City. “The business community and individuals of […]