Chamber of Commerce

The Bel Aire Area Chamber of Commerce was formed in 2008 to promote local business interests and civic engagement with the greater community. A small, dedicated membership base has worked hard to build and strengthen the organization. The all volunteer Board of Directors is dedicated to the success of this organization and is committed to pursuing membership growth.

Meetings


The Bel Aire Area Chamber of Commerce currently meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Meeting locations vary from month to month. Contact Savannah Salley to receive our e-mail invitations to be notified of date, time and location of meeting. 

Bel Aire Chamber of Commerce Logo

An Association of Area Businesses

2020 Meeting Date, Locations & Featured Speaker
 January 23, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Bel Aire City Hall  Bel Aire's 40th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration
 February 5, noon  Bel Aire City Hall  Jason Dean, U.S. Census
 March 4, noon Bel Aire City Hall Wiley Smith, Kansas Department of Commerce
April 1 NO MEETING
May 6 NO MEETING  
June 3 NO MEETING
July 1, noon Best Western Wichita North No Speaker
August 5, noon Best Western Wichita North Mayor Jim Benage, City of Bel Aire
September 2, noon Best Western Wichita North Chief Darrell Atteberry, Bel Aire Police Department
October 7, 11:45 Cypress 45 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
November 4, noon Best Western Wichita North Chamber Workshop - No Speaker
December 2, noon Best Western Wichita North  

A short business meeting takes place at the beginning and then industry leaders serve as guest speakers who address issues our members are currently facing. Anyone interested in the Chamber is welcome to attend a meeting.

Chamber Goals


The Bel Aire Area Chamber of Commerce has established general goals. In the coming years the Chamber will work to accomplish their goals and meet all other challenges as occur they occur.

General Goals


  • The Chamber will continue to focus on retaining and expanding businesses as well as recruitment of new members. The Chamber will work with employers to develop strategies to bring more potential employees to the community.
  • The Chamber will seek new avenues to inform members and the public about business developments, programs and services, including the development of an online database of area businesses.
  • The vitality of the community depends upon the quality of leadership. The Chamber will continue to sponsor leadership events and training to develop and encourage leaders who will be willing and able to successfully guide community organizations and activities.

Membership Benefits


The Bel Aire Area Chamber of Commerce offers its members many benefits including publication in the business directory, sponsorship opportunities, networking opportunities, access to government officials, professional development, and recognition. For more information on what the Bel Aire Area Chamber of Commerce can offer your business visit our membership page.

Mission Statement


The Bel Aire Area Chamber of Commerce has been established to:
  • Foster a medium for enriching the lives of the citizens and businesses of Bel Aire
  • Fostering communication between government and business
  • Interact within the community utilizing civic, social and cultural activities and other purposes
  • Promote business and community growth

2020 Bel Aire Area Chamber of Commerce Board Members

Gary O'Neal Retired (Central Plains Steel) President gopapa440@yahoo.com
Brad Edwards Chisholm Trail State Bank Treasurer bedwards@chisholmbank.com
Tristin Terhune City of Bel Aire Secretary tterhune@belaireks.gov
Minh Nguyen Edward Jones Vice-President minh.h.nguyen@edwardjones.com
Kim Madison Best Western Wichita North At-Large Board Member kmadison@bw53rd.com
Diane Wynn Retired (Acumen Business) & Bel Aire City Council Memeber Membership Coordinator wynnd99@gmail.com