The Arkansas City area is a wonderful place to work, play and raise our two daughters, Kaitlin & Kyleigh. Arkansas City is our hometown and we do all that we can to support the local economy and encourage the growth and the quality of life of our community. We believe that continued personal success requires constant education, community involvement, an open ear to listen to others and a willingness to be flexible and open to new opportunities.
As natives of Arkansas City we strive to support our local community and surrounding areas through both our own active participation and sponsorship support. We are active members of the Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce, Winfield Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas City Area Arts Council, Soroptimist International, Rotary, the Arkalalah festival, the Burford Leadership Team, Young Professionals of Cowley County and our local church. Blanche is a charter member of the Power of the Purse and recently received the Community Cornerstone Award for her involvement in the community. We proudly sponsor youth soccer teams, local after-proms, Relay for Life, Cowley College booster club, local dance groups and many others. We seek to further our education in the jewelry industry through our association with organizations such as Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO), Jewelers of America (JA), the Kansas Jewelers Association (KJA), Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO), and the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA).
In June of 2009 Schmidt Jewelers, Inc. received the S.T.A.R. award from the Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce, a Small Trade Achievement Recognition for showing outstanding qualities of "Spirit of CommUNITY". We were again excited and honored to receive the 2009 Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award.
We appreciate your support of us and our community – Thank you!