Carrie Rengers

You don’t say

“One of the options we looked at was ‘Pure Stay,’ which spoke to our simplicity, but someone misunderstood it to be a hotel chain designed for dedicated virgins.”

Sean Amore of WoodSpring Suites, speaking to the Wichita chapter of the American Marketing Association on rebranding Value Place

“As Kenny Chesney says, Mr. Secretary, we think your tractors are sexy.”

Wichita City Council member Pete Meitzner to Mike King, secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation, during Thursday’s groundbreaking for improvements along East Kellogg

“I can tell I need to get Council member Meitzner out to some more construction projects because none of those three pieces back there are called tractors.”

Roger McClellan, president of Wildcat Construction, at the same event

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