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2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS Diane Forte, Chair Dean’s Trophies, Shirts & Awards Bob Glaser, Chair-Elect Summit Bank of Kansas City Carolyn McKnight, Treasurer University of Central Missouri Lynn Hinkle, Chair Emeritis Great Southern Bank VICE CHAIRS Rodney McBride, Community Development John Knox Village Jane Monroe, Membership Development Embrace the Grape Beverage Catering Joe Stasi, Business & Economic Development Saint Luke’s East -Lee’s Summit BOARD MEMBERS Phyllis Balagna Steppin’ Out - The Studio Bill Baird The Baird Group John Beaudoin Lee’s Summit Journal Vicky Cundiff Weed Man-Turf’s Up Marcus Henley Bukaty Companies Brian Hutchin UMB Bank Paul McClain Freedom Wealth Advisors Tyler Morehead Morehead Agency LLC Chip Moxley W.C. Tingle & Company Dr. Emmanuel Ngomsi All World Languages & Cultures & Worldlink 360 Robert Pendland CE2L-Certified Energy/Environmental Labs Debbie Starke Eastland Community Foundation Jeff Sullivan Bank Midwest Deborah Swank Kansas City Power & Light Jeffrey Williams Heritage Companies EX-OFFICIO Steve Arbo City of Lee’s Summit Carl Chinnery, Legal Counsel Chinnery, Evans & Nail, PC Dr. Fred Grogan MCC-Longview Dr. David McGehee R-7 School District Mayor Randy Rhoads City of Lee’s Summit CHAMBER STAFF Nancy Bruns, President Mark Dickey, Vice President Gina Seibel, Director of Communications Chrissy Symes, Director of Special Events Cathy Young, Director of Member Services Kathy LeChien, Administrative Assistant Nedra Hoover, Bookkeeper Marilyn Pemberton, Part-time Assistant

Washington DC Fly-In The Lee’s Summit Chamber along with the Blue Springs, Grandview and South Kansas City chambers traveled to our nation’s capitol March 27-29. The group met with elected officials and department officials to advocate pro-business policies and address issues affecting small businesses. The Lee’s Summit Chamber had the largest representation with six people making the trip to DC.

Pictured are 2012 Chair of the Board Diane Forte, Dean’s Trophies, Shirts & Awards; Chair-Elect Bob Glaser, Summit Bank of Kansas City; and Board Member Phyllis Balagna, Steppin’ Out-The Studio.

Monthly Membership Luncheon • April 20 • 11:30 a.m. Truman Medical Center Lakewood • 7900 Lee’s Summit Road, Kansas City, MO

Ron Freeman, former professional football player and current NFL agent, shares an inspirational and motivating message focusing on transition and change. Reservations can be made online at lschamber. com under the Chamber Events tab, or by calling 816.524.2424. Deadline is April 18 at noon. Registration is required.

Sponsored by The Baird Group

Active-Passive Theory of Advertising April 3, 2012 • 3:30–4:30 p.m. • John Knox Village, Manhattan Room Presenter: Jason Rhamy, Sandweiss Koster, Inc Advertising is an essential part of any business; however, questions always arise as to where? Why? How much? When? These questions and more will be answered through an independent presentation of The ActivePassive Theory of Advertising. This presentation, originally developed by the Boston Consulting Group, will talk about the different types of consumers within any business. Furthermore, it will teach you how to best market to them,

by establishing a budget and being cost-efficient within your campaign. Register for this free seminar online at under the Calendar of Events tab.

April 2012 Chamber Link  

The Chamber Link is the monthly publication of the Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce.

April 2012 Chamber Link  

The Chamber Link is the monthly publication of the Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce.