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Jul 29, 2016, 6:30 pm11:00 pm

$45 – $425

Founders’ Day: A YPW Awards Gala is celebrated annually to honor Wichita’s exceptional young professionals and supporters who continue to have a positive impact in our community and strive to make it the heartland’s premiere destination to grow companies, communities and careers.

Join us for an exciting evening at Mid-America All-Indian Center as we “Toast the Town” and celebrate the amazing accomplishments of these exceptional individuals and companies! The timeline for the evening includes the following:

6:30 p.m.: Check-in begins
Dress is formal (*Wichita flag swag encouraged)

6:30 p.m.: Cocktails
Complimentary beer and wine, as well as cash bar for liquor, available throughout the evening

7:00 p.m.: Dinner
Catered from Corporate Caterers, the company that brings you food at AVI and Drury Plaza Hotel

8:00 p.m.: YPW Awards Ceremony – learn more about the awards and vote here
Honoring the individuals and companies who have gone above and beyond to improve our community

9:00 p.m.: Post-Award Celebration
Dance and mingle while enjoying entertainment and video mixing from DJ Carbon

11:00 p.m.: After Party at Oeno
If you want to keep the party going, head to Oeno where your Founders’ Day ticket (provided at check-in) will get everyone in with no cover charge

YPs will enjoy the fun of a photobooth during the cocktail hour and post-awards celebration. Founders’ Day is the premiere YPW event of the year and will likely sell out, so get your tickets soon!

To see photos from last year’s event, check out our album on Facebook.

Registration is closed – Dietary restrictions must be made by noon, July 25 to be met.

Want a table for you and your friends? Buy a table at the registration link (10 tickets) and have your friends reimburse you. We recommend using apps like Square Cash or Venmo to make it easy.

Thank you to the sponsors who make this event possible!

Distinguished YP Award Sponsor

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Community Service Award Sponsor

Innovations in Business Award Sponsor

Corporate Table Sponsors

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General Sponsors

Print Sponsors
The Print Source, The Wichita Eagle

Desserts donated by Cocoa Dolce, Fox and Hound, Great Harvest Bread Co., La Galette
Award services provided by Automation-Plus Inc.
Photography services by Scott Huynh, WSU Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Respecting the privacy of all members, YPW discourages the solicitation of goods; services; and educational, promotional, or employment opportunities at all YPW events, activities, and programs. In short, please bring your business cards, not your brochures, samples, or other promotional items.

Registrants of YPW events agree to allow YPW and its official photographer(s) to photograph them in the context of the event. Footage captured by the official YPW photographer may be posted on social media, shared with media outlets, and/or used in future print and electronic promotional materials. For questions or concerns, please call 316.268.1171 or email mforeman@wichitachamber.org.


Jul 29, 2016
6:30 pm–11:00 pm
$45 – $425
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