A quick reminder that the Southwest Kansas Chamber Alliance Health Plan will be opening up enrollment later this year. For more information on how your business can take advantage of this important Chamber membership benefit, please call our office at (785) 460-3401.


Join Kansas Lt. Governor Lynn Rogers and state agency representatives to learn more about the Kansas Office of Rural Prosperity.
The northwest Kansas meeting will be held virtually on August 12, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. There will be live Q&A and regionally focused examples during the meeting. Closed captioning and a Spanish interpreter is available.
For more information and to register for the meeting, please visit


Please help us welcome these new Chamber members…

Velma Goodheart

High Plains Mental Health Center
Kaley Conner – Marketing Coordinator
750 S. Range, Colby

Ostmeer Hays Farms Inc.
Maureen Ostmeyer – President
457 US Hwy 83, Oakley, Kan.


The Chamber continues to work with the Thomas County Health Department, Colby Convention and Visitors Bureau, Colby United Methodist Church and Colby Community College to distribute 880 boxes each week from the USDA’s Coronavirus Farmers Assistance Program.
The boxes for the Colby area are available for pickup on alternating Fridays – the next one is August 7, continuing through at least August 31. A determination will be made sometime this month as to whether it will continue.
Thomas County is not the only area being served through this distribution. Winona, Rawlings Co., Hoxie, Selden, Jennings, Oberlin and Oakley are also receiving boxes.
For more information on box deliveries, please see the Health Department’s Facebook page at thomascountyhealthdept.


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If you have an event you would like listed, please send the information to by Thursday at noon. Members are also able to include an ad once per month in the email. Contact us for more information.