Carrie Rengers

Chamber goes swimming with the sharks for its annual meeting

Sometimes if you swim with the sharks, you just might learn something.

That’s what the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce is hoping.

At the chamber’s board meeting at noon on Thursday, chairman Barry Schwan is announcing the speaker for its 2016 annual meeting, which is Dec. 1.

The chamber has had a range of speakers through the years. Political figures have been common, but this year’s speaker is more in line with Wichita’s entrepreneurial history.

“If entrepreneurship was an Olympic event, this guy would definitely be on the medal stand,” says spokeswoman Angie Prather. “And he might even be on the stand for a swimming event or two.”

That’s even though, as far as we know, he’s not a swimmer.

Fashion is a little more up his alley.

Check Have You Heard? around lunchtime on Thursday for the full details.

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers

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