Garnett Area Chamber of Commerce

Carla Black, Guest Speaker

Bill Severns grew up in Oklahoma. As a sophomore at Tulsa's Nathan Hale High School, he was cut from the baseball team on the first day of tryouts. 
Seven years later he finished a college baseball career at the University of Oklahoma.  During his time at OU he had the unique privilege of participating in the College World Series four years in a row. He was a Sporting News and AACBC (American Association of College Baseball Coaches) All-American and Second Team Acacdemic All-American from the University of Oklahoma. After serving as team Co-Captain and President of the OU Fellowship of Christian Athletes while completing his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Severns became a first round draft pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in the June 1975 secondary draft. 
Severns played professionally for 6 years in the Brewers organization, batting .300 in Vancouver at the Triple A level before retiring from baseball to raise a family with his wife Suzanne.
Severns is the author of the book, Keepers of the Sandlot. This book was written to encourage parents and coaches to help them enjoy kids in the developmental years of little league. Severns' inspriational words come from experience and passion for kids playing sports. He is dedicated to improving coaches and parents tools to pave the way to a brighter life for our children. 

Workforce Development for Southeast Kansas

Southeast KANSASWORKS, Inc. is one of five Workforce Development Boards in Kansas designated by the Governor under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
The Southeast Kansas Local Area V workforce center system is designed to provide a full range of services and assistance opportunities to job seekers and employers under one roof. 
Established under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, our centers offer referrals to employment, work-based learning opportunities, career counseling, job listings, recruitment and incentive services to employers, access to training programs and similar employment-related services.
We also have Business Service teams comprised of professionals who work directly with employers to meet their specific staffing needs at no cost. Services available to employers include online posting of job vacancies, screening of applicants, job seeker resume searches, individual hiring events and job fairs, access to interview space within local offices, video conferencing accessibility for long distance interviews, and Rapid Response assistance to employers dealing with layoffs or company closure.

Programs are funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in coordination with the Local Area V Workforce Development Board.


Social begins at ​5:30 p.m.

dinner, keynote speakers, award ceremony and live auction to follow.

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$20 for Chamber members

$25 for Non-Members

$150 Corporate Table(Members)

$190 Corporate Table(Non-Members)

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Business of the Year

​BILL SEVERNS

The George Clasen Memorial Service Award is presented to an individual or couple from the area who has/have shown exemplary service to the community through the Chamber or other local organizations

For more information call 785-448-6767 or email director@garnettchamber.org

ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Keynote SPeaker

Annual Banquet


Helping Businesses Succeed 

The Organization of the Year award is presented to a non-profit organization who is active and beneficial to the Garnett community

The Business of the Year Award is presented to a Chamber Member who has demonstrated outstanding business ethics, community support, leadership, friendly service and has been an overall benefit to the community.