A conversation with Anita Oberwortmann | Serial Entrepreneur, Community Volunteer & Leader

Distillery 244 - 244 N Mosley Wichita, 67202 Wichita
Thu, Aug 9, 2018, 5:30 PM (CDT)

About this event

Anita L. Oberwortmann never imagined she’d own a business. When she began her career her sole purpose was to support two small children. Currently Anita employs approximately 300 people.

Anita is the President/CEO of Wilson Building Maintenance, Inc. a janitorial and building maintenance company she founded in 1978. Wilson has the honor of servicing some of Wichita’s most prestigious facilities, some as large as 1.5 million square feet. Wilson is proud to service one of the largest privately held company’s corporate headquarters since 1988. Wilson is also an authorized service provider of SaniGLAZE®, a tile and grout restoration franchise Anita purchased. Wilson services buildings in Wichita and surrounding communities.

Anita is also President/CEO of Metro Courier, Inc. a Wichita delivery service firm she purchased in 1999. Since that time Metro has expanded throughout the state of Kansas and has locations in Amarillo and Odessa, Texas.

Anita has served in various volunteer capacities. She took the lead on many committees and attained the level of President or Chair for many organizations. Her volunteer activity spans most of the 40 years she’s been in business. She was the first woman to be top volunteer for several organizations including Chairman for The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, President of the Wichita YMCA, President of the Quivira Council Boy Scouts of America and a four state region of the American Cancer Society.

Anita has been recognized with honors from the American Cancer Society where she received the National Divisional Award St. George Medal. The Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing Office of Minority and Women Business Development recognized her with the Woman-Owned Service Industry Firm of the Year for three years. She is a Girl Scout Woman of Distinction, Blue Chip Enterprise Award Top State Designee and Small Business Administration Women in Business Advocate of the Year honoree. Other awards she has received include the Metro Award two years in a row. Rotary Club of Wichita Service Above Self Award, Youth Entrepreneurs Pillar Award, Boy Scouts of America Quivira Council Silver Beaver Award, Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Award, Wichita Business Journal Women in Business Hall of Fame Award and in the 20th Anniversary Issue of the Wichita Business Journal, Anita was named as one of the top ten most influential women in Wichita.

Speaker

  • Anita Oberwortmann

    Anita Oberwortmann

    Wilson Building Maintenance

    President/CEO

    Anita L. Oberwortmann never imagined she’d own a business. When she began her career her sole purpose was to support two small children. Currently Anita employs approximately 300 people. Anita is the President/CEO of Wilson Building Maintenance, Inc. and the President/CEO of Metro Courier.

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  • When

    Thursday, Aug 9
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)

    Where

    Distillery 244
    244 N Mosley Wichita67202

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