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The mission of The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce is to support, strengthen, promote, serve, and communicate with the member businesses of the organization in reliable, responsive, courteous and credible manner.

The Chamber represents businesses of all sizes, and serves as the voice of businesses for the Arkansas City area.  The chamber will always refer business opportunities to its membership first, and will provide networking and leadership education opportunities to its members.

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce continually expands its benefits, products and services base, and provides solutions for improving members competitive advantage.




Mark Chickadonz
(620) 442-2063
Ark City Walmart

Eric Rice
Chair Elect
(620) 442-5560
Great Life Golf and Fitness

Clifton Lolar 
(620) 441-4300
Ark City Recreation Commission

Kelly Dillner
Past Chair
(620) 442-1102
1025 The River

Brittany Carder
(316) 992-5763
Cake & Co

Tasha Bucher
(620) 442-5561
Trust Company of Kansas

Tom Minton
(620) 741-3154
Creekstone Farms Premium Beef

Rhonda Jordan
(620) 446-1401
Chestnut Ave Venue

Keith Humphrey
(620) 307-6322
Jet Airwerks

Meg Smith
(620) 441-5287
Cowley College

Noemi Espino
Newkirk Dental

Nick Hernandez
(620) 441-4414
City of Arkansas City

Lucas Goff
(620) 221-5402
Cowley County

Dr. Ron Ballard
(620) 441-2000
USD 470

Dr. Dennis Rittle
(620) 441-5234
Cowley College


Organizes, plans and carries out various events of the chamber;

i.e. banquets, fundraisers, etc.

Chair – Mendy Pfannestiel



Christine Tanner, Kelly Dillner, Pam Crain, Jill Hunter, Tasha Bucher, Toni Greene,

Mairi Baker, Mindy Meyer, Melissa Cecena, Paisley Howerton


Christmas in the City is a month long event to promote buying local and provide community festivities for the holidays.  The Event provides Carriage Rides for select dates in the holiday calendar, a window decorating contest amongst participating businesses andA “Show Me the Lights “ Scavenger Hunt is available to anyone for a chance to win a basket of prizes and gift certificates.  The event KICK-OFF is “Merry Monday” which is the Monday before Thanksgiving each year that includes carriage rides, lighting the downtown Christmas lights and tree, food trucks,  live local talents, Thanksgiving Service and businesses downtown are open.  One other Saturday during this month the committee hosts a Shopping Crawl and Santa Run downtown.

This committee meets regularly beginning in March and also conducts a Christmas in July coffee to promote signing up to be a Christmas in the City Sponsor.

Members: Arty Hicks, Pastor Dickson, Jill Hunter, Mendy Pfannenstiel, Pam Crain, Shannon Martin, Mairi Baker, Paisley Howerton