Carly Fiorina to Speak in Salina

On the same day that Carly Fiorina’s support of Donald Trump is making news, the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce announced that Fiorina is coming to Salina to speak.

Fiorina is the former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, a best-selling author, and was challenger for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination. She will be the featured speaker at the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet and Membership Meeting, Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

The banquet will be held in the Arena of the Salina Bicentennial Center beginning at 6:30pm.   A membership networking reception will be held from 5-6:15pm in Heritage Hall of the Bicentennial Center.

“We are extremely excited to have Carly Fiorina as the featured speaker for our Annual Banquet,” stated Brian Richardson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber.  “Not only is she one of the top female executives in the United States, she has a great message regarding how human potential is a limitless and a uniquely powerful resource that can be unlocked.  We are looking forward to an enlightening and entertaining evening.”

The banquet will be held on the floor of the arena (tables of eight which includes dinner). Tickets for Chamber members are $60 per person for the banquet.  Tickets for non-members are $85 per person for the banquet.  Reservations can be made by Chamber members now through November 30 by calling the Chamber office ticket hotline at 1-785-827-9310, ext. 123, stopping by the Chamber office, 120 W. Ash, or email Sandy Cole at [email protected].  Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning December 1.  Tickets will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.

A limited number of sponsorships are available.  For details regarding the cost and amenities of the sponsorships, persons can contact the Chamber office.

The evening will consist of remarks by outgoing Chairman Brian Richardson and incoming Chairman Guy Walker, a brief review of the Chamber’s accomplishments in 2016, and the address by Carly Fiorina.

For more information on the banquet and Carly Fiorina, people can go to the Chamber’s website at