Community Involvement


Hosting the 2016 Tallgrass Down to the Wire Film Race

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What a treat it was to host the Creative Rush/Tallgrass Film Association 2016 Down to the Wire 24-Hour Film Race Top Ten Showcase at the Wichita Orpheum Theatre. I feel at home on the Orpheum stage, and the energy in the theatre was electric. Here are just a few highlights from the evening: Tallgrass does a great job with their social media presence, so my co-host Emily Strom and I  kicked off the awards show with an onstage selfie to encourage people to keep tweeting, snapping, and recording: Epic @tallgrassfilmfest #dttw onstage selfie at the @wichitaorpheum with @emilystrommusic . RT […]

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Aaron Wirtz to Speak at Young Professionals Summit

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I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be speaking at the YP Summit on April 22, 2016 here in Wichita.  Presented by Young Professionals of Wichita, the YP Summit will feature keynote speaker and bestselling author Jon Acuff, as well as Mark McCormick, Ted Kriewel, and my buddy Armando Minjarez. Here’s a blurb about my presentation, which is titled “One of One: Having the Confidence and Creativity to Stand Out”: With the infinite connectivity and in-the-moment communication that shapes our generation, attention is scarce and anxiety is high. How should Young Professionals communicate their abilities to prospective employers and clients in a world […]

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Judging WADECA Competition @ Newman University

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I had the pleasure of serving as a judge at the WADECA competition, which took place at Newman University. WADECA is the citywide competition of DECA, which is an association of marketing students that compete all the way up to the international level.  I was asked by Jeff Darr, my former entrepreneurship teacher from Northwest High School, pictured here: Dozens of active members of Wichita’s business community participated as part of the role playing portion of the event. During the role play, the students had to pitch marketing ideas, business plans, and management solutions to their superiors (in this case, the judges), and […]

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