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The Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce our new intern, Carol Soria. She will be writing this semester’s Baker Connection blog, and helping us with several other projects. And now, without further ado, Carol Soria.   Hello and welcome back to the Baker Connection! I’m Carol Soria, […]

2018 Baker Connection Blog




When: February 14, noon-1pm Where: Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High Street Presentation: Visioning Baldwin City from the Business Community Perspective Share YOUR input for strategic direction in the City of Baldwin City. Presenter: Marlin Bates, Director of K-State Douglas County Extension             Member Spotlight: Rodrock Chiropractic Read our interview with Jeremy […]

February 14 Chamber Luncheon: A Vision for Baldwin City


For a more interactive approach to all the events happening in Baldwin City, please check out our Facebook Events Page. Midland Railway: Get your tickets now for the Easter Egg Express and Thomas the Train Take a ride on the Kansas Belle!

February Events


When: February 22, 2018. Networking begins at 5:30pm; Dinner at 6:30pm. What: Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. Where: Stony Point Hall Speaker: Eileen Horn, State Representative, 10th District Register to attend with this form. Nominate someone awesome for an award with this form.

2018 Annual Awards Banquet



JOIN US!  Date: Wednesday, January 10 Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Location: Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High Catering: Dance Cafe Menu: Variety of Soups, Salad, Bread & Dessert Cost: $9.00 *Lock in 2017 rates, by paying a full 12 months ($84) by January 5* Presentation Title:  Morningstar Care Homes and the Silver Tsunami […]

January 10 Chamber Luncheon


A heartfelt Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Jeannette & Lynn at the Chamber office! May all the best of the season be yours, and may 2018 truly be your best year ever. The Chamber office will be closed from Friday, 12/22/17 through Monday, 1/1/18. And just like that, […]

Merry & Bright…and {maybe} white


You’ve heard all the new year chatter. You know: New year, new you! Fresh start. New beginnings. Resolutions, goals, dreams. New planner and calendar. The new year is a clean slate, and it’s easy to fill it up to the brim with hopes and ideas. I’m not going to be […]

2018 Chamber Planner




#ShopBaldwinCity at the Chamber’s December Luncheon: Do your holiday shopping in one place and support our local businesses this holiday season (and eat lunch, too!). Find that Baldwin City original holiday gift!  Date: Wednesday, December 13 Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm shopping 11:30 am – 1:00 pm lunch Location: […]

December Chamber Luncheon


Bursting with Holiday Cheer The end of the year 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.   #ShopBaldwinCity gift guide Welcome 2018 in […]

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 this holiday season! Check out the Lumberyard’s Holiday Art-a-Fair.      #ShopBaldwinCity: Eat, Drink & Be Local Baldwin Dance Cafe, […]

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