The Heartland Wichita Black Chamber held their first Black and White Ball on Sat., May 14 at the Wichita Marriott. 

The formal program included the induction of three individuals, Robert Alford, Rip Gooch, and Charles McAfee into the inaugural class of the Wichita Black Business Hall of Fame. Members inducted posthumously were Dr. Othello Curry, Xavia Hightower Howard, Henry Wofford and the Jackson Family. 

The keynote speaker for the evening was Sidney King, Regional President of Liberty Bank and Trust Kansas/Missouri Region. 

Dallas music group Natural Change closed out the evening with soulful sounds that kept people on the dance floor.