Winfield Main Street
Winfield Main Street has undergone a major change in 2018, coming under the umbrella of the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce. The Winfield Main Street Committee of the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to preserving and beautifying Winfield’s downtown district.
We are proud to have been able to continue all Winfield Main Street events and activities while not asking businesses to pay additional membership fees, AND saving taxpayer money by using less resources from the city. Winfield Main Street events and activities continued and added in 2018 under the direction of the Winfield Chamber include:
Spring downtown flower planting day
Spring Music Crawl
May flower basket sales
Paint the Town downtown cleanup event
September Hamburger Feed and Music Crawl
Lighted Christmas Parade
We are proud to say that 100% of the proceeds from the WMS fundraisers – the flower basket sales and the hamburger feed – went into the mini grant fund set aside for façade improvements for downtown businesses. In 2018, WMS awarded mini grants to three downtown businesses for signage upgrades.
The Winfield Chamber continues to administer the WMS Incentives Without Walls Loan program, utilized by seven businesses in 2018. This 0% loan fund through the Kansas Department of Commerce, allows Winfield Main Street to help downtown businesses with start-up or expansion expenses.
Winfield Main Street has filled an important role in our community in the past, and will continue to do so under the Winfield Chamber.