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 Tristin Terhune 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

2019 Meeting Date, Locations & Featured Speaker
 January 2, 2019  Bel Aire City Hall  Ty Lasher, Bel Aire City Manager
 February 6, 2019  Bel Aire City Hall  
 March 6, 2019  Wichita Advanced Learning Library Tour of Library
April 3, 2019 Bel Aire City Hall Woodlawn Expansion information by MKEC
May 1, 2019 Bel Aire City Hall  
June 5, 2019 Best Western Wichita North Randall Harris, Chisholm Creek Utility Authority
 July 3, 2019 Bel Aire City Hall
 August 7, 2019    
September 4, 2019    
October 2, 2019  
November 6, 2019    
December 4, 2019    

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

Bel Aire Area Chamber of Commerce Board Members

Josh Leach American Family Insurance President jleach@amfam.com
Gary O'Neal Central Plains Steel (Retired) Vice-President gopapa440@yahoo.com
Brad Edwards Chisholm Trail State Bank Treasurer bedwards@chisholmbank.com
Tristin Terhune City of Bel Aire Secretary tterhune@belaireks.gov
Diane Wynn Acumen Processing (Retired) Membership Coordinator wynnd88@gmail.com
Kim Madison Best Western Wichita North At Large Member kmadison@aemhotels.com
Anna Hessler Best Western Wichita North At Large Member ahessler@aemhotels.com