Good Morning Manhattan

Start Your Morning With Us!

"Attending Good Morning Manhattan! has several great features. One, it's a smaller group of people so you have the opportunity to meet everyone. Two, the information we receive from speakers creates a personal connection to that individual; and three, the time frame works great in the morning."

-- Larie Schoap, ESB Financial

Connect with friends and fellow Chamber members to learn about local topics of interest. Be sure to bring your business cards for networking and door prize drawing. Shake hands with everyone you see ... a “mystery member” awards $50 to the 15th person who shakes his/her hand.

All RSVPs will be billed. Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to the event.
Contact Jane Eyestone with questions and for sponsorship opportunities (785-776-8829).

Next Event: March 21, 2019

Location: Four Points by Sheraton, 530 Richards Drive

Good Morning Manhattan Speakers

Dennis Butler- PhotoDennis Butler, Riley County Police Dept. Director 
Dennis Butler is the fifth director of Riley County Police Department since its origins in 1974. Butler served as police chief at Ottawa (Kan.), and in January 2018 was appointed to the Governing Board of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. A state-certified instructor in Virginia, Butler served 25 years with the Alexandria Police Department and retired (2004) at the rank of captain.

Col Shrader

Col. Stephen Shrader, Fort Riley Garrison Commander 
Col. Stephen Shrader recently served as director, Combined Joint Operations Center (Resolute Support Mission). Shrader served two years as Brigade Mission Command Senior Trainer at Joint Readiness Training Center. Shrader’s military education includes Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies and U.S. Army War College (Master’s, Strategic Studies). Shrader’s decorations include Bronze Star Medal and Meritorious Service Medal.


Charles Taber, Provost & Exec. VP, Kansas State University
As Chief Academic Officer, Provost Charles Taber is responsible for all undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Taber oversees academic planning, resource allocation/innovation and ensures excellence and relevance of the curriculum design. Deans of the university’s nine academic colleges report to Taber, who works closely with Kansas State President Richard Myers and community to advance K-State 2025 strategic plan.

Members $20 | Non-Members $35


7:15 a.m. Doors open
7:25 a.m. Buffet breakfast
7:40 a.m. Program begins
8:30 a.m. Program concludes


Thank you to our sponsor:

AIB new logo

Table Exhibitors:
Ampersand Business Solutions
Thrivent Financial

2019 Events:

  • January 24
  • March 21
  • May 16
  • July 18
  • September 19
  • November 21