Create Campaign, Inc. began as an event in 2015 in partnership with the Entrepreneurship Task Force and

has now grown to a standalone organization featuring four focus areas and programming in Wichita and

Kansas City, Kansas.

Our Mission:

Activating urban entrepreneurs in Kansas to launch, innovate and grow

Our Vision: 

To serve as the hub of minority business development, growth and innovation in Kansas

our impact

Since 2015, Create Campaign programming has:

  • Engaged more than 400 underrepresented entrepreneurs

  • Helped support the legal structuring of eight minority-owned firms

  • Inspired the launch of multiple companies

  • Connected entrepreneurs with capital opportunities

  • Connected entrepreneurs with industry mentors


Create Campaign founder

christina m. long

Christina M. Long is an entrepreneur and community-builder. 

The 38-year-old Wichita native brings more than 15 years of communication and design experience to CML Collective, LLC, her graphic design and communication services company that she launched in 2013 after successful careers in education and journalism reporting for The Wichita Eagle. 

Among her numerous honors, Christina was named the Kansas Minority Business Advocate by the Kansas Department of Commerce's Office of Minority and Women Business in 2018.

Connect with Christina | via email and on social at @cmlcollective


President/CEO, Create Campaign, Inc.


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Board of directors

Jolanda Hamilton

Assistant Treasurer

CFO/Vice President

Skyward Bound Solutions, LLC

Jana e. henderson


Grants/Contracts Specialist

Wichita State University



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shekima smith, cpa

Assurance Manager


create campaign, inc. advisors

Aaron Bastian


Fidelity Bank

dell gines

Senior Community Development Advisor

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City- Omaha Branch



Sabala, Harmon & Case

Robin Needham

SVP Small Business Lending

SBA Lending Specialist

Emprise Bank


Wichita Branch Manager

Great Plains Federal Credit Union

Darrius Wright


Kansas Business Services, LLC


VP Operations and Compliance

Koch Minerals and Trading


What People Are Saying About the

Create Campaign

- I am so grateful to have had an opportunity to attend a Create Campaign forum. I discovered several valuable resources and it was comforting to know that there is a great support system for small business owners here in Wichita. 

- When I hear the words Create Campaign I think small business empowerment; small business information; build your network. I have learned the difference between a small business and a hobby. I have several new contacts and ideas on how to create my new small business when I'm ready. Knowledge is power. I had no idea there was so much help here for small business development!

 - I look forward each year because it inspires me to set goals and follow my dreams.

- I must find funding. It's time for me to take off. I am grateful for the access of information.

- ...it helped me really understand the next steps I need to take to grow my business.

- Our company would not exist without Create Campaign! 


LEAD PARTNERS and sponsors

NetWork Kansas is growing an entrepreneurial environment in Kansas by cultivating resources to start and grow small businesses. We are a statewide network of non-profit business-building resources that help entrepreneurs and small business owners startup and grow successful businesses. ​
Fidelity Bank is committed to providing exceptional service to all of our customers. As the second largest locally owned financial institution in Wichita, Kansas and a growing presence in Oklahoma City and Overland Park, we provide customers with a wide array of quality financial services.
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Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems, with headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, USA, is one of the world’s largest non-OEM designers and manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial and defense aircraft. In addition to its Wichita facilities, Spirit has locations in Tulsa and McAlester, Oklahoma; Kinston, North Carolina; Prestwick, Scotland; Subang, Malaysia; and Saint-Nazaire, France. The company’s core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components. Additionally, Spirit provides maintenance, repair and overhaul services.

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Koch Industries

Our life’s work is to help people improve their lives by making and innovating products and services our customers value. Our focus is on delivering mutual benefit: Win-win outcomes that make life better for customers and employees alike.

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Cox Business Solutions

Leading-edge technology. Fast, reliable services. Business-class support. Find products and services that fit your business size and your business needs.

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We're committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable sources of energy in our community today and well into the future.

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Occidental Management

Occidental Management Inc. was established in 1997 by Gary Oborny. Originally created to work in acquisitions, Occidental evolved into a development company with the construction of the Bristol Square property in 2000. Since then, Occidental has progressed into a multi-faceted company specializing not only in acquisitions and development but sales, leasing and property management.

Occidental Management is a premier Commercial Real Estate Development Company in the Midwest that operates in a variety of real estate segments including retail, office and industrial development. 


Emprise Bank

We're not your typical financial institution...nor do we want to be. When you work with Emprise, our goal is to exceed your expectations each and every time. We want to keep finding ways to be the bank you choose over and over again.

our partners

The Create Campaign enjoys a strong partner network.

Some of our partners include:

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And many more. Join us as a partner.

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