Jan 14, 2020 6:59 PM

2020 Community Fair will be Feb. 1

Posted Jan 14, 2020 6:59 PM

Manhattan Area Non-Profit/Educational Organizations are invited to participate in the 2020 Community Fair to be held Saturday, February 1, 2020, 10 am to 3 pm at Manhattan Town Center.  The Community Fair is an opportunity for local non-profit and educational organizations to highlight volunteer and membership opportunities while generating awareness and interest. 

Organizations are encouraged to set up an educational display that provides such information to the general public.  Also, this is the one time a year that Manhattan Town Center allows non-profit and educational organizations to fundraise in the center.  However, we ask that you refrain from bake sales or any similar fundraisers involved with food.

You may register for the Community Fair free of charge and exhibit free of charge.  We can provide tables with covers for a rental fee of $10.00 each.  Chairs are available for $5.00 each.  Please make checks payable to Manhattan Town Center. All table/chair reservations must be paid in advance unless other arrangements are made.  You may bring your own table if you wish; however, you must use a table cover.  If you do not have one, we can provide one at no charge. Just let us know ahead of time.

Participants are asked to bring door prizes, but instead hold a drawing at your booth. Please hang on to the door prizes. If you tell us in the description what you are bringing, it will be promoted.

Participants should  fill out a registration form and return it with your cash, check or money order for table/chair rental to Manhattan Town Center by Monday, January 20, 2020.  Please provide a complete description of your booth activities and purpose. .  All registration forms will be processed on a first come first serve basis.  Once capacity has been reached any subsequent registration forms on a wait list.

A confirmation letter, map and a list of rules and regulations will be provided to all registered participants prior to the event.  Please note, if you have not received a confirmation letter by January 27, your organization does not have a reserved space.   

If you have any questions, or to obtain a registration form contact (785) 539-4441.  We look forward to your participation in the 2020 Community Fair at Manhattan Town Center!

Jeff Sutton | Marketing ManagerManhattan Town CenterCBRE 

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MHK Regional Airport celebrates another record-breaking year

Manhattan Regional Airport

MANHATTAN— Officials at Manhattan Regional Airport have tallied the numbers and the results are clear, more people are flying MHK than ever before.  A record number of enplanements,  the number of people getting on board an aircraft, were realized in 2019 with a final count of 77,553. 

"We've seen an increase of 17,000 airline enplanements over the last three years," said Jesse R. Romo, A.A.E. MHK Airport Director.  "MHK has become a trend-setter for regional airports and we couldn't be happier that more people are choosing to fly local." 

Another measure of air service success is load factor, which indicates the percentage of seats filled on each plane. With larger airplanes flying out of MHK, the capacity for the year increased by 11%. Even so, the load factor held strong at 73% for the year, which is further proof that demand is increasing.

"If we can continue this trend then our story only gets stronger as we try to attract additional air service," Romo stated.

In addition to the success of flights at MHK, the customer experience has been enhanced with the addition of Bandit Coffee + Café. This local company offers luxury, premium coffee as well as fresh snacks from Kites restaurant and Hildebrand dairy to passengers and guests. 

"It was super important to us that we not only serve people flying in and out of MHK but to also serve the local community on a daily basis even if you're not catching a flight. We want everyone to have the Bandit Experience," says co-owner and creative director of Bandit Coffee+Cafe, Adrienne Meyer.

As another way to honor success,  Manhattan Regional Airport is celebrating 10 years of service with American Airlines with promotional giveaways sponsored by the Manhattan Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Every person who arrives or departs from MHK can enter to win a prize package. Contest details are available online through the CVB's website at https://www.manhattancvb.org/308/FlyMHK-10th-Anniversary

"With growth comes challenges and opportunities," said Romo.  "We continue to look for ways to improve the customer experience while also improving our infrastructure."  The airport parking improvement project will begin soon, which will convert gravel lots to paved, improve lighting and drainage, and will also install revenue control systems.