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Chamber Year in Review: 2023

We’ve done quite a bit over the past twelve months- thank you members! Take a look at our Top Hits and see where we’ve been:

Member directory hits grew to match pre-covid numbers, and member link-outs have surpassed all years since the website started (2015). ‘Hits’ refers to the number of people who have visited a business’s directory listing, and ‘Link-Outs’ refers to when a visitor clicks the link to a directory listing’s website or social media. As we make improvements to our website, we aim to increase these numbers and make our directory a known place for people to find local businesses and organizations.

Our County Events Calendar has also increased in views. In fact, we have 13 times the number of views in 2023 compared to 2022. As we continue to increase awareness and reach, we hope to see this amount increase in 2024. (PS- this is open to all events in Leavenworth County. If your organization has an event open to the community, please send the information to:


With a note of thank to our Ambassadors, we also held 43 Ribbon Cuttings for our members this year, celebrating new memberships, new businesses, completed renovations, and finishing a massive project to make finding land records incredibly easier. (If you are a Chamber Member interested in a Ribbon Cutting for a milestone, please email:

The Women’s Division of the Chamber awarded five amazing young ladies Scholarships this May, raised over $6000 for Scholarships at their Lip Sync Battle, and awarded Marcia Irvine their annual Athena Award. (Watch a short overview video here.) With over 70 members, we encourage you to get involved and attend a Women’s Division Luncheon in 2024.

Our Government Affairs Committee has been running along quite steadily as well. They conducted candidate forums for both Lansing & Leavenworth. In an effort to reach more people, these forums were livestreamed and are still available for viewing on the Chamber YouTube channel.

Operation International has had a great year of working to bring together International families stationed at Fort Leavenworth with the greater community. They are always looking for people to sponsor families! Be sure to check out their page and learn more- applications open in April, so you have time to learn if this is the program for you! Take a moment and watch their 2023 in Review video here.

While our 2023-2024 Leadership Leavenworth-Lansing Class is still in-session, the 2022-2023 class created a video to highlight Community Non-Profits. Watch (and share!) here. If you’d like to learn more, please visit our LLL page here. Applications open mid-June, and the Class is once a month. It’s a great way to get Leadership experience, get involved in the community, and learn more about our region and the various aspects that make it run.

We’d be remiss to leave out the Military Affairs Council. They generally meet once a month, with the goal of connecting local businesses and leaders to Fort Leavenworth and their leaders. The Cities of Lansing, Leavenworth, and Fort Leavenworth are all one continuous community and interwoven, so it is important to make sure there is always an open line of communication. Check out their webpage and watch the calendar for dates.


It has been a fantastic year working with our members and for our community. We hope to continually improve our services, better support our members, and make our community the best it can be. We hope to see you all in 2024 as continue- Forward As One Community.


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