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Bursting with Holiday Cheer The end of November – and all of December! – is a time of events and celebrations. This blog post will feature the best of Baldwin City’s happenings, and will be updated throughout the season. Please check back regularly for new happenings and details. All Aboard the Midland […]

Holiday Happenings in Baldwin City


This Saturday, November 25th, is American Express’ Small Business Saturday. Shopping small has a huge impact on the community you live in. Here are some statistics on the state of Kansas: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/impact?state=KShttps://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/impact?state=KS Baldwin City businesses are getting in the holiday spirit, and doing their best to make it easy for […]

Small Business Saturday in Baldwin City


All Aboard the Midland Railway’s Santa Claus Express!  Buy tickets now!    Enter to win the City of Baldwin City’s Home Holiday Light Contest           #ShopBaldwinCity Holiday Open House at Ad Astra Alpacas November 25 & 26   #ShopBaldwinCity this holiday season! Check out the Lumberyard’s Holiday Art-a-Fair.  […]

November & December Events



Need another reason for voting in the Nov. 7 general election for city government and school board positions? If you care about where you live, consider that your local vote will have thousands of times more power than your presidential ballot.  Chris Green, Kansas Leadership Center, 2017 The General Election is Tuesday, […]

Vote Baldwin City! November 7


Network with area businesses and organizations, and stay updated and informed on issues and events. All are welcome! We’d love to see you. When: November 8, noon-1pm Where: Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High Street Presentation: Baker University Today and Building for the Future… Presenter: Dr. Lynne Murray, President, Baker University         […]

November Chamber Luncheon




Baker University Choral Concert is tonight, October 27th, at 7:30p.m. in the Rice Auditorium. Downtown Halloween October 31st, 5-8p.m. Downtown Baldwin & Business Trick-or-Treating everywhere Star Wars themed haunted house Lumberyard Arts Center October 31st. Candy Land Cruise event Baldwin City Library October 31st. Halloween Fun: Saturday, October 28 at […]

Last week of October: Halloween events edition



October is full of amazing events! Which ones will you be participating in? Check out our events page for more specific information, or click on the image to go to the host’s website.                              

October Events in Baldwin City



The Chamber and our Chamber businesses/nonprofits are offering a number of strategies for YOU to #shopbaldwincity:   Downtown Holiday Shopping Spree Lumberyard Arts Center Holiday-Art-Affair BADV “Eat, Drink and Be Local” & Sip n Shop Natural Solutions “Make & Take” Baldwin City Chamber Business Expo Luncheon Ad Astra Alpacas Open […]

Shop Baldwin City for the Holidays





Are you wondering what to do with the kids this Halloween? Baldwin City has got you covered! Saturday, October 28th, Visit Heritage Tractor Halloween Howl Sunday, October 29th, Enjoy the festivities at Worden UMC Tuesday, October 31st: HALLOWEEN! From business trick-or-treating, to awesome events at the Lumberyard Arts Center, Baldwin […]

Hometown Halloween: A Baldwin City Tradition


This blog series features information provided by the mayoral and city council candidates for election. Please check out the entire list of candidates and details about the upcoming forum on this page. Name: A.J. Stevens Family: My wife, Carrie, is an attorney who serves as the Director of Compliance at […]

A.J. Stevens, City Council Candidate


This blog series features information provided by the mayoral and city council candidates for election. Please check out the entire list of candidates and details about the upcoming forum on this page.     This candidate has not provided any information at this time.

Shane Starkey, City Council Candidate



This blog series features information provided by the mayoral and city council candidates for election. Please check out the entire list of candidates and details about the upcoming forum on this page. Peter Sexton, 904 Orange St., (312) 316-7722, email, ptrsexton@gmail.com Wife, Joan, and three adult children: Jennifer, La Honda, […]

Peter Sexton, City Council Candidate


This blog series features information provided by the mayoral and city council candidates for election. Please check out the entire list of candidates and details about the upcoming forum on this page. Name: Susan Pitts Family: My husband Brian and I have 6 children; he has 3 girls ages 12, […]

Susan Pitts, City Council Candidate


This blog series features information provided by the mayoral and city council candidates for election. Please check out the entire list of candidates and details about the upcoming forum on this page. Name: Brian Messenger Family: Wife Sharon Messenger, Daughter Hannah Messenger, Son Brock Messenger, Granddaughter Joanna Education: A.S. Business […]

Brian Messenger, City Council Candidate



This blog series features information provided by the mayoral and city council candidates for election. Please check out the entire list of candidates and details about the upcoming forum on this page. Name:    Brian Cramer Family:   Bonnie Cramer (wife), Alli & Nate Cramer (children) Education:   Salina High School – Central […]

Brian Cramer, City Council Candidate


This blog series features information provided by the mayoral and city council candidates for election. Please check out the entire list of candidates and details about the upcoming forum on this page.   Name: Casey Simoneau Family: Married with 3 children (Hutson, Jalen and Anselm) Education: Bachelor Degree in Justice […]

Casey Simoneau, Mayoral Candidate


This blog series features information provided by the mayoral and city council candidates for election. Please check out the entire list of candidates and details about the upcoming forum on this page. Name: Marilyn Pearse Family: Proud mother of 2 daughters and five amazing grandchildren Education: Graduated Summa Cum Laude […]

Marilyn Pearse, Mayoral Candidate



Attention Baldwin City Chamber Members: Mentors Needed for 1st Annual Douglas County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Douglas County’s E-Community, including the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce and Baldwin City’s private Economic Development Corporation, is currently in the early planning stages to host the inaugural“Douglas County Youth Entrepreneurship Competition” for the 2017-2018 school […]

Douglas County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge: Call for Mentors



The Baldwin City Chamber Board of Directors amended the Chamber’s bylaws at its June 2017 board meeting. The changes are listed below. Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce Bylaws Summary of Revisions – June 2017 ARTICLE IV, Section 1 – add Past-President as ex-officio Board member ARTICLE IV, Section 6 – […]

Notice of Chamber Bylaws Revision



COUNTY FARMER DIRECTS AMERICA’S FARMERS GROW COMMUNITIES DONATION TO BALDWIN ELEMENTARY PRIMARY CENTER.  Farmers Make a Difference in Rural Communities by Directing Donations from Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program to Local Nonprofit Organizations Baldwin City, KS June, 2017 – Douglas County farmer Allen Osborn has won the opportunity […]

Congratulations BES-Primary Center!


Position Title                          Communications Specialist Location                                  Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce, 718 High Street, Baldwin City, KS                                 Hours                                      Part-time, 15 hrs/week Work Schedule                        Three days/week, 5 hours/day, between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm […]

We’re Hiring! Communications Specialist


Network with area businesses and organizations, and stay updated and informed on issues and events. All are welcome! We’d love to see you. When: July 12, noon-1pm Where: Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High Street Presentation: Building a Winning Team Mike Spielman – Baldwin High School Teacher, Cross Country & Track Coach Catering: Maceli’s Menu […]

July 12 Chamber Luncheon