Oct 09, 2019
Janelle King, owner of The Workroom

Janelle King, owner of The Workroom, is the Chamber’s 2019 Exceptional Young Leader. Established in 2017, the award provides premiere recognition of extraordinary young talent who have a history of demonstrated leadership within their job and philanthropic involvement.

Janelle is a community activist, art advocate, interior designer and entrepreneur who moved to Wichita in 1992 with her family. Her focus and passion for interior design led to her opening her own business, The Workroom, in 2013. The store offers interior design services, a custom home textile sewing workroom and serves as a retail outlet for more than 80 local artists. King is the chairperson for the Douglas Design District and serves on the City of Wichita Design Council and Wichita State University’s Ulrich Museum Alliance Board. Janelle has built a reputation for activating community pride through events like Avenue Art Days, LevelUP, the 2nd Saturday Artisan Market and the Blackout ICT pledge campaign.