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Barn Quilt Kits

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Just in time for the 2018 Cowley County fair, Cowley First-Cowley County Economic Development has a limited number of barn quilt kits for sale.

For the third year, the Cowley County Fair has a Barn Quilt class, class number 78. To increase the number of entries at the far, Cowley First is selling barn quilt kits. Cost of a kit is $40 which includes a 2 foot primed barn quilt board, choice of paint colors, paint brushes and instructions. A selection of quilt patterns is also available or the painter may choose their own.

To reserve and make arrangement to pick up your kit or to inquire about other barn quilt kit sizes currently available, call Cowley First at (620) 221-9951 or (620) 442-3094 or email Office location has changed to the Cowley County Courthouse.

Business Appreciation Month Reception

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June is “Business Appreciation Month” across the State of Kansas.  Cowley First-Cowley County Economic Development Partnership, Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce and Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce partnered to nominate outstanding businesses in Cowley County for consideration of the 2018 Kansas Business Appreciation Awards presented by the Kansas Department of Commerce.

Businesses were nominated in one of four categories: Manufacturing/Distribution, Service, Retail, Hospital/Non-Profit .

Consideration for a business to be nominated includes business expansion, successful employee retention and recruitment practices, capital investment in Kansas and support of local activities including education, community events, and economic development and leadership programs.

The following area businesses were nominated and will be honored at a June reception: Cowley CourierTraveler, Emerald Bank, John’s Heating and Air Conditioning, Shindigs Bar and Grill, Steamy Joe Coffee Shop.

The public and business community is invited to attend the reception recognizing our local businesses.  The Business Appreciation Month celebration will be held Thursday, June 7 at Wheat State Wine Co, 23622 Springhill Farm Dr., Winfield.

The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. with award presentation at 5:00 p.m. RSVP is requested by June 4.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be served and wine and beer available to purchase by the glass.  Contact Cowley First at 442-3094 or 221-9951, or email if you plan to attend.

Facilities Management Luncheon

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Cowley County Facilities Management group will be meeting June 13, 2018 from 11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m. at the Winfield Chamber of Commerce, 123 E. 9th Ave. for a luncheon sponsored by Cowley First and GLMV Architecture.

Erin Kiser, Laura Heagler, and Jeff Petrick of GLMV Architecture will be presenting on 3-D Facility Management – Documenting Facilities in a 3-D Environment and Integrating Equipment and Maintenance Data.

Area employers are invited to send their facility managers to this free presentation and luncheon for the opportunity to network with others employed in the same field of work.

The luncheon is an effort by Cowley First-Cowley County Economic Development and Mahaney Roofing to grow a Facility Managers network in Cowley County to provide support to local facilities mangers and planners as well as maintenance technicians. The Cowley County Facilities Management Network gathers over lunch on a quarterly basis and invites speakers to present a topic that aligns with on one of the eleven core competencies of facilities management.

RSVP is required by noon, June 11th to attend and should be directed to Deb Firebaugh at Cowley First via email or call (620) 221-9951 or (620) 442-3094.