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January 2014

What’s Inside... Annual Gala Committee Opportuniites Community Health Fair Res in Motus Nominations Ribbon Cutting Photos Member News Networking Opportunities January Calendar

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Yours Truly,

Pictured Above: Chamber Members work together on a team-building exercise during the December 2013 Membership Luncheon.


2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

This year’s Annual Gala & Auction, sponsored by Bank Midwest, is set for Saturday, January 25 at The Pavilion at John Knox Village. You will not want to miss this event, “A Night in the Spotlight”. This year’s event includes an evening of Broadway-inspired performances, shopping in the gala showcase, member awards and a three-course plated dinner. The event is black tie optional and allows time to network and celebrate all the great accomplishments of 2013. Thanks to our entertainment sponsor, Truman Medical Center Lakewood. Want to get your business involved? Here are a couple ways... • You may donate an item to our always popular gala showcase auction. • Purchase a sponsor table to receive recognition at the event and in the program. • Attend the event. Save the date on your calendar now, and look for invitations to arrive the first of January. Questions? Contact Chrissy Symes at 816.524.2424 or email csymes@lschamber.com.

Mayor’s Character Breakfast Join Lee’s Summit CARES and the Mayor as they recognize the recipients of the Reflections of Character Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Ethics in Business Award. The event is Thursday, January 23 from 7-9 a.m. at The Pavilion at John Knox Village. The cost is $15 per person, and advance reservations are required. Call 816.347.3298 for tickets. The event includes breakfast, awards ceremony and keynote presentation from Dr. Julie Conner, Dreams to Action.


Resolve to get Involved in 2014 The Chamber multiplies the effectiveness of businesses within the community by providing structure, volunteer leadership, professional staff and full-time office operation to implement an effective business organization that meets the needs of our growing community. Committee volunteers have the opportunity to share and create new ideas, while also learning more about the business community to which they belong. The following committees, councils and task forces

• Ambassador Committee: Lisa Pycior

Objective: recruits and mentors new members and develops awareness of the Chamber in the community.

• Business Development Council Chair: Diane Seif Objective: monitor and fulfill the educational and training needs of small businesses.

• Education Committee Chair: Carrie Mayle

Objective: promotes business partnership with the education community, selects five scholarship recipients each year, hosts a welcome breakfast for new R-7 teachers and the recipient for the R-7 Teacher of the Year award.

• Governmental Relations Committee Chair:

Ken Stremming Objective: studies local, state and federal legislative issues of interest to businesses and prepares legislative priorities. This committee plans an annual trip to Jefferson City and Washington DC to visit legislators, forums on special issues and elections, and local breakfast or luncheon meetings with the legislators during session.

• Health Care Committee Chair: Jeffrey Williams

Objective: studies healthcare issues impacting the community, and provides an annual Health Fair and a Health Care Directory to all households in Lee's Summit.

• Membership Committee Chair: Nick Hadley

Objective: makes contact calls to existing members and leads efforts to retain current members of the Chamber.

• Oktoberfest Committee Chair: Shirley Olson

Objective: plans the annual fall festival, scheduled for the last full weekend in September.

• Visitors Council Chair: Jon Ellis

Objective: identifies and develops Lee’s Summit’s unique features for the purpose of tourism development and marketing.

• Young Professionals Committee Chair: Ray Coleman Objective: provides networking opportunities for Chamber professionals between the ages of 21-35. The CYPs gather monthly to network, learn about the business community, and engage in community service projects.

2014 Task Forces

• Annual Gala Auction Task Force Chair: Kevin Kelley Objective: organizes and solicits donations for the auction held each year at the Annual Gala held in January.

• Golf Task Force Chair: Ashley Backhus

Objective: coordinates the annual Chamber Golf Classic tournament held each year during the summer.

• Holiday Reception Task Force Chair: Bill Oades

Objective: plans and organizes the Holiday Reception held on the first Wednesday in December.

Want to share your talents by participating in a committee? Call 816.524.2424 to try one out!


Operation Thank You Volunteers Chamber Directory

Did you know there are nearly 1,000 members in the Chamber? Here's a great way to get out and get to know fellow members. We need you to assist us in delivering the new 2014 directories during Operation Thank You. The event is held the week of January 13-17, 2014. You can stop by any time during that week and take as many or as few directories as you have time to deliver. All we ask is that if you take them, you commit to delivering them within the next two weeks. If you find you are unable to do so, we would appreciate your returning them to us so we can be sure they are delivered in a timely fashion! Visit the online calendar of events at LSchamber.com to sign up to help.

LEE’S SUMMIT CHAMBER • 220 SE MAIN STREET • LEE’S SUMMIT, MISSOURI 64063

If you are home-based, or would simply like to pick up your own directory you are welcome to stop by the office before 5 p.m., Friday, January 10. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold them. If your directory is not picked up prior to the deadline, a member volunteer will deliver it to you soon.

Community Health Fair & Legacy Park Birthday Bash Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the Chamber, will host Legacy Park Community Center’s 10th Birthday Bash Celebration and Community Health Fair on Saturday, January 11 at Legacy Park Community Center, 901 NE Bluestem Drive. The event is free and open to the public.

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The Lee’s Summit Chamber is calling for nominations for the 2014 Res In Motus Business of the Year Awards.

Criteria for the awards include: • Lee’s Summit Chamber member in good standing • Service to the community and to the Chamber • In business a minimum of three years • A commitment to good business practice • Prudent business management strategies • A history of good employee relations.

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Applications may be found online at LSchamber.com. For more information, contact Nancy Bruns at 816-5242424 or nbruns@lschamber.com.

Nominations must be returned to the Chamber office,

Recognize a Teacher in a Special Way When you hear the phrase “outstanding teacher,” who comes to mind? You may want to nominate this person for the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce Excellence In Teaching/R-7 Teacher of the Year Award. Twelve R-7 teachers will receive the Excellence In Teaching Award. Each award recipient will also become a finalist for the R-7 School District’s annual Teacher of the Year Award. The district’s Teacher of the Year goes on to compete in the Missouri State Teacher of the Year program. Any teacher, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, and any guidance counselor or library/media specialist is eligible for the program after teaching in the R-7 District for five years. Part-time teachers, guidance counselors and librarians are only eligible for the Excellence In Teaching Awards. Former Excellence In Teaching Award winners are eligible to interview for the R-7 School District Teacher of the Year Award if nominated, although they would not be able to win the Excellence In Teaching Award again. The recognized teachers will be selected by a committee composed of R-7 staff and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and the community. The 12

Excellence In Teaching winners will be announced in March and honored at an April 3 reception, to be held at the historic Longview Mansion. The Teacher of the Year will be announced at the reception. Nomination forms are being sent home with R-7 students during December. Anyone wanting a form may also visit the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District website at lsr7.org and search “Excellence In Teaching” or call 816-9861017. The deadline for nominations is January 17, 2014. page 5


Ribbon Cutting Celebrations 9Round Lee’s Summit

9Round Lee’s Summit, 1125 NE Rice Road, celebrated a ribbon cutting and open house with Chamber members on November 25. 9Round offers traditional boxing and kickboxing fitness programs that incorporate functional, interval, cardiovascular, and circuit training regimens. 9Round delivers total body results in a quick and convenient 30 minute workout with no class times, and a trainer with you every step of the way.

Midwest Neurosciences Institute

On December 3, Cinematic Visions celebrated a ribbon cutting at their new office, 20 NW Chipman Road. Cinematic Visions – home of nationally syndicated TV show “Just Down the Road” - is an award-winning, professional, start-to-finish multi-media production company, servicing consumer and corporate clients alike since 2003. If it can be filmed, edited or preserved, Cinematic Visions can help.

Community Buying Group

Body Renew Medical Group

Chamber Members celebrated a ribbon cutting on December 17 at Community Buying Group, 226 SE Douglas Street, Suite 204.

Body Renew Medical Group, 3600 NE Ralph Powell Road, Suite E, held their ribbon cutting on December 18.

The CBG helps small to medium businesses in the Real Estate Investment, Landlord, and Property Management Industries buy materials as if they were a larger business. Through contracts negotiated with national suppliers like Lowe’s, Sherwin Williams, Sears and more, the 30,000 plus CBG members can purchase products and services they use every day at a better price.

The mission at Body Renew Medical is to preserve patient health by treating symptoms of hormone dysfunction utilizing Natural Bio-identical Hormone Replacement for both men and women. They have a 3600 square foot facility with five treatment rooms. Body Renew Medical prides themselves on superior patient care and meeting scheduled appointment times.


Lee’s Summit Chamber Presents South Pacific Wonders Vacations

...featuring Sydney, Cairn, Queenstown and more! This past August, Chamber President Nancy Bruns took the trip of a lifetime with her son, Kevin. She is excited to announce that the Chamber will be offering the same discounted trip to our members (and their friends/family). Save the Dates: October 20-November 3, 2014. There are limited seats available so don’t delay in reserving your space. Feel free to call or email Nancy with any questions regarding the trip, and to look over registration forms! She has tons of amazing photos that she would be willing to show off too.

Chamber to Award Four $1000 Scholarships to High School Seniors Each year the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce Education Committee awards $1000 scholarships to four high school seniors. One scholarship winner is selected from each of the three Lee’s Summit high schools, and one is selected from a school outside of the district. One of the applicant’s parents must be a full-time employee of a Chamber member. Applicants are evaluated based on the following criteria: • A strong work ethic • A commitment to community involvement • An endless pursuit of continued growth and improvement in all facets of their lives Interested students should have at least a 3.0 grade point average and submit a completed application no later than January 31, 2014. Applications can be found at LSchamber.com. Please contact Chrissy Symes with any questions, 816.524.2424 or csymes@lschamber.com.

Member Renewals

Zoetis 40 Lee’s Summit Medical Center 36 Edward Jones Investments-Schlosser 35 Comcast Cable 28 Meyer Companies, Inc. 28 The Peggy Ragan Group, P.C. 25 Summit East Plaza Apartments 24 Kentucky Fried Chicken 23 Polytainers, Inc. 23 Missouri Central Credit Union 20 Kansas City Star-Neighborhood News 19 Wilshire at Lakewood 17 Toni Tygart Real Estate Group, Inc. 16 Owl’s Nest 15 FreeStyle Graphics 14 Lee’s Summit Honda 13 Cameron’s Home Furnishings 12 CorporateCare Occupational Medicine 12 Lee’s Summit Masonic Hall 12 Ambius 11 Chipman Road Animal Clinic 11 Fender Family Dentistry 10 James Legal Services, P.C. 10 Lee’s Summit United Methodist Church 10 Park University-Independence Campus 10 James D. Schuette, D.D.S., P.C. 9 LeaderFuel Center 9 Lee’s Summit Roofing 9 Lint, Singleton & Heintz, C.P.A., P.C. 9 CarMax, Inc. 8 Creative Blow Mold Tooling 7 Dave Leon Painting 7 Haynes Benefits PC 7 Heritage Companies 7 Lund Law Offices, L.L.C. 7 The Fountains at Greenbriar 6 Nadler’s 5 Trudy Beard CPA PC 5 Coldwater 4 Lankford & Associates Consulting 4 Engineers, Inc. Lee’s Summit Community Church 4 National American University 4 Steven C. Krueger Legal Services LLC 4 Home Instead Senior Care 3 Hope House, Inc. 3 Hubbard & Ardebili, LLC—Hubbard 3 Lee’s Summit Lifestyle Magazine 3 OxiArmor, Inc. - Anti-Microbial Services 3 Prairie Township Fire Protection District 3 Pro Deo Youth Center 3 Bank of the West-Blue Pkwy 2 Command Research, LLC 2 Crystal Clear Enterprise, Inc. 2 F & R Associates/Imperial Printed 2 Products Kansas City Zoo 2 Law Offices of Jonathan R. Whitehead 2 Mariam’s Memories 2 Signature Behavioral Healthcare 2 Summit Theatre Group 2 The Fancher Pribula Group of 2 Wells Fargo Advisors Enable Technology, LLC 1 Ginger Sue’s 1 Our Lady of the Presentation Church 1 The Worstell Law Firm 1page 7


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Member News & Announcements Aspen Contracting Inc. is Looking to Hire 300 New Employees Lee's Summit-based roofing contractor Aspen Contracting Inc. is looking to hire 300 new, full-time employees.The hires, which will be concentrated in sales, production and project management, will effectively triple the size of the company.

Chris Moreno, director of recruiting and development at Aspen, said the company plans on tripling the size of the local sales staff and hiring will begin "immediately."

storms — has left "thousands" of roofing contractors out of a job. He said the company plans on "creating over 300 new jobs heading into 2014."

In a statement, CEO Pat Nussbeck said the slow economy — and a declining number of damaging

Moreno said the "majority" of hires will come from the Kansas City area, but Aspen works in 44 states so

Tony Wrisinger Receives Gordon Docking Award Sideliner Sports is proud to announce that Tony Wrisinger has received the 2013 Gordon Docking Award for outstanding sports reporting presented by the Thomas A. Simone Foundation. The Simone Awards annually recognizes the most outstanding high school football players and coaches in the Greater Kansas City Area. Wrisinger, and his team have broadcast Blue Springs and Blue Springs South High School football on 1030 AM KCWJ radio and Blue Springs School District Television for 17 seasons. During that time

span, they have been recognized twelve times as the Top High School/College Large Market Play-by-Play broadcast by the Missouri Broadcasters Association. In addition, Wrisinger and his company Sideliner Sports broadcasts 21 other weekly radio and television

programs including the Sonic Locker Room (18 partner high schools, Off the Wall with Tim Crone and Absolutely Lee’s Summit radio programs on 1030 AM KCWJ and the Positively Blue Springs television program on the Blue Springs School District Television Network. The Sonic Locker Room has also been recognized by the Missouri Broadcasters Association for broadcast excellence.

Massage Heights COO Shane Evans Appears on CBS’s “Undercover Boss” As Massage Heights, a familyowned membership-based massage franchise company, prepares for pivotal growth, Chief Operating Officer Shane Evans decided to go undercover inside a few of the company’s locations on CBS’s "Undercover Boss" to discover key insights that would help her lead the company through the rapid expansion. During Evans’ journey, she went undercover in four Massage Heights locations, which are called "Retreats," in four different cities around the

country to examine what’s really happening at the Retreat level, and discover what the company can do to help elevate the lives of their employees and guests. She performed four different jobs, including Retreat Director, Massage Therapist, Skin Therapist and Lifestyle Consultant. "This experience was incredible, and I was humbled to work alongside some of our Team Members," said Evans. "Massage Heights strives to ensure our employees are happy and that

they enjoy their job – not just for the success of the business but because our family believes that people must love their job to be truly happy and healthy. This experience is going to help us do that." Massage Heights offers a variety of custom massage therapy, including Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports Therapy, Prenatal and Reflexology, as well as custom dermalogica® skin treatments, including AntiAging, Sensitive Skin, Clear Skin and Brightening.

Have news about you or your business that you would like to share? Send press releases and photos for consideration to gseibel@lschamber.com

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January Networking Opportunities & Seminars

Register for the events below online at LSchamber.com under the Calendar of Events

chamber erhours t f a Socialize Build Business Join fellow Chamber members on January 9 from 4:30–6 p.m. for a Chamber After Hours at Jay Hatfield Mobility & Certified Used Cars, 1115 SW Oldham Parkway. All guests can enjoy delicious food from Chamber member Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, and a chance to win door prizes. Don’t forget your business cards, and end your day on a high note while you socialize and build business!

Core Beliefs that Drive Business Results

BEFORE HOURS

Brew up Business Brew up business this month at the Chamber Before Hours on January 28 from 7:30–8:30 a.m. at Especially Jewelry, 1233 NE Douglas Street. They have a Valentine’s Day theme planned, because we all know that jewelry and Valentine’s Day go hand-in-hand. Breakfast treats will be served and three gift certificates will be given away!

January 7 | 3:30–4:30 p.m. | John Knox Village Presenter - Denise Mills, LeaderFuelNow

Annual Membership Breakfast!

Kick off the New Year with an examination of the core beliefs that drive your business. Whether it’s your own personal habits or the attitudes and expectations of your employees, learn tools and techniques on how to shift these beliefs into a more constructive mindset.

Our Community... Sunny Side Up!

Denise Mills, Chief Mindset Officer, LeaderFuelNow will facilitate a strategic thinking workshop that will positively affect your business results as well as your personal goals. You will walk away energized with a renewed outlook toward what you can accomplish in 2014.

January 17 | 7:15–9 a.m. Gamber Center, 4 SE Independence Ave

Celebrate the positive at the January Chamber Breakfast as you hear updates by leaders from various companies and organizations within our community. This breakfast is sure to make you start your day off smiling! Reservations can be made online at lschamber. com, under the Calendar of Events tab, or by calling 816-524-2424. Deadline is January 16 at 5 p.m. Registration is required. Breakfast Sponsor: Lee’s Summit Journal

Registering for events is easy at LSchamber.com! Just click on the event you wish to attend, and then login with your member representative ID. Need help or don’t know your password? Call 816.524.2424


Welcome to Our Newest Members Avalanche Analytics LLC

Nate Ahuna 705 SW GENTRY LANE LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64081 E: nate@avalancheanalytics.com avalancheanalytics.com

Bare Metal Standard Midwest

Gregg Sippel PO BOX 6920 LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64064 (816) 503-9123 E: gsippel@baremetalmidwest.com baremetalmidwest.com

Caliber Home Loans

GEICO

Panera Bread

Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast

Ridgeview Village Townhomes

Jeffrey Evenson 705 SE MELODY LANE, #C LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64063 (816) 478-1132 E: jevenson@geico.com geico.com/insurance-agents/missouri/kan Jim & Wendy Allen 1 HAWTHORNE PLACE INDEPENDENCE, MO 64052 (816) 252-2607 E: innkeeper@hawthornbb.com hawthornbb.com

Jane Iversen 1686 NW CHIPMAN ROAD LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64081 (913) 406-4484 E: jane.iversen@panerabread.com panerakansas.com Arnold McMann 920 NE RIDGEVIEW DRIVE LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64086 (816) 525-0990 E: zephyrproperties@sbcglobal.net

School of Rock Lee’s Summit

Robert Hastings 3215 NE CARNEGIE DRIVE SUITE 150 LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64064 (816) 272-8605 E: robert.hastings@caliberhomeloans.com caliberhomeloans.com/rhastings

ISSCO, INC.

Jake Davis 1310 SE HAMBLEN ROAD LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64081 (816) 525-8889 E: jdavis@isscoinc.com

Patrick Redd 1121 NE RICE ROAD LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64086 (816) 272-5216 E: leessummit@schoolofrock.com leessummit.schoolofrock.com

Certified Credit Experts

Konrad’s Kichen and Taphouse

Select Physical Therapy

Cookie Jar Bakery

Mann Law Group

Select Physical Therapy

Cruise Planners/Ys Choice Travel

Missouri Air National Guard

Summit Park Church

Bo Thomas 255 NW BLUE PARKWAY, STE 200 LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64063 (816) 994-4600 E: info@certifiedcreditexperts.com certifiedcreditexperts.com Lisa Hatfield 318 SE GREEN STREET LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64063 (816) 347-9147 cookiejarbakery-ls.com

Joe & Julie Kemna 302 SW MAIN STREET LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64063 (816) 525-1871 E: joe@konradskc.com konradskc.com

T. Nelson Mann 1316 SAINT LOUIS AVENUE KANSAS CITY, MO 64101 (913) 219-1197 E: nelson@mannlawkc.com mannlawkc.com

Larry Yeagley 3733 NE CHAPEL DRIVE LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64064-1928 (816) 251-4520 E: lyeagley@cruiseplanners.com YsChoiceTravel.com

Jason Jones 323 SPIRIT BOULEVARD WHITEMAN AFB, MO 65305 (660) 687-5449 E: jason.jones.24@us.af.mil 131bw.ang.af.mil

Dairy Queen

Moblico Solutions Inc.

Cris Thomas 400 SE DOUGLAS STREET LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64063 (816) 524-7470 E: jcthomas816@att.net

Express Employment Professionals

Bill Haney 1739 BURDETT CROSSING BLUE SPRINGS, MO 64015 (816) 229-5627 (JOBS) E: bill.haney@expresspros.com ejcmo-expresspros.com

Dan Hapke 1719-1/2 W 39TH STREET KANSAS CITY, MO 64111 (816) 225-6180 E: dan.hapke@moblico.com moblico.com

Ooh! Aah! Creative

Emily Crawford 11306 EAST 45TH STREET KANSAS CITY, MO 64133 (816) 590-1439 E: oohaahcreative@gmail.com oohaahcreative.com

Michael Heinz 1535 NE DOUGLAS STREET LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64086 (816) 347-1596 E: heinzm@selectmedical.com selectphysicaltherapy.com Kyle Farley 506 NE STATE ROUTE 291 LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64086 (816) 246-4054 E: farleyk@selectmedical.com selectphysicaltherapy.com Scott Obremski PO BOX 1228 210 SW MARKET STREET LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64063 (816) 343-4438 E: info@summitparkchurch.com summitparkchurch.com

Work Express-Community Services League Doug Cowan 404 N NOLAND ROAD INDEPENDENCE, MO 64050 (816) 254-4100 E: cowanD@cslcares.org CSLCares.org

For a complete list of Chamber members visit, LSchamber.com

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NEW VIEW

JOBFAIR

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 2 – 6 p.m.

Early bird rate through January 31.

Reserve your table now!

MCC-Longview Recreation Center

500 SW Longview Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Register before February 21. To ensure your space:

Visit mcckc.edu/longviewcareers or call 816.604.2155 Sponsored by

Blue River Business & Technology Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley


January 2014 Calendar January 1 • Chamber Office Closed for Holiday - Happy New Year!

220 SE Main St. • Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

January 7 • Noon, Membership Committee meeting, Depot • 3:30–4:30 p.m., Recess for Success TOPIC: Core Beliefs that Drive Business Results PRESENTER: Denise Mills, LeaderFuelNow LOCATION: John Knox Village - Manhattan Room

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Current Resident

January 8 • Noon, Ambassador Committee meeting, Depot January 9 • 7:30 a.m., Executive Committee meeting, Depot • 7:30 a.m., Health Care Committee meeting, ReDiscover, 901 NE Independence Ave • 8 a.m., Visitors Council Committee meeting, Steppin’ Out - The Studio, 750 NW Main Street • 4:30-6 p.m., Chamber After Hours, Jay Hatfield Mobility, 1115 SW Oldham Parkway January 11 • 9-11:30 a.m., Community Health Fair & Legacy Park Birthday Bash, Legacy Park Community Center, 901 NE Bluestem Drive (Birthday Bash celebration from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.) January 13-17 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Operation Thank You!, Depot January 14 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Chamber Young Professionals Professional Development Luncheon, Arvest Bank, 911 NE Sam Walton Lane January 15 • 8 a.m., Education Committee meeting, Sylvan Learning Center, 1201 NE Rice Road • Noon, Board of Directors meeting, Stansberry Leadership Center, 301 NE Tudor January 16 • 10:30 a.m., Ribbon Cutting - Wise Wealth, 300 SW Main Street January 17 • 7:15-9 a.m., Membership Breakfast PROGRAM: Our Community... Sunny Side Up! LOCATION: Gamber Center, 4 SE Independence Ave SPONSOR: Lee’s Summit Journal

January 20 • Chamber Office Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 21 • 11:30 a.m., Business Development Council meeting, Depot January 23 • Noon, Chamber Young Professional Committee meeting, Depot January 24 • 7:30 a.m., Governmental Relations Committee meeting, John Knox Village-Manhattan Room • 4 p.m., Ribbon Cutting - School of Rock Lee’s Summit, 1121 NE Rice Road January 25 • 6 p.m., Annual Gala & Auction LOCATION: The Pavilion at John Knox Village TITLE SPONSOR: Bank Midwest January 28 • 7:30-8:30 a.m., Chamber Before Hours, Especially Jewelry, 1233 NE Douglas Street January 29 • Noon, Membership Committee meeting, Depot January 30 • 11 a.m., Ribbon Cutting - Kids 2 Leaders, 404 SW Ward Road

2014 Partners GOLD

Great Southern Bank Humana Health KCP&L Lee’s Summit Medical Center Reinhart Foodservice Tingle Flooring

SILVER

Bank of Lee’s Summit Discover Vision Centers HSMC Orizon, LLC John Knox Village Lead Bank Lee’s Summit Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Mazuma Credit Union Metcalf Bank Paradise Park Saint Luke’s East Hospital Steppin’ Out – The Studio Summit Bank of Kansas City The Wilson Group, Inc. Truman Medical Center Lakewood University of Central Missouri Zoetis

BRONZE

B Positively Promoting U, Inc. Bank of Kansas City First Federal Bank. FSB KC Metro Insurance Lakewood Counseling Services TMC Lee’s Summit Journal Missouri Central Credit Union Parker Swearngin LLP Simmons First National Bank Technology Plus Inc. Weed Man – Turf’s Up


January 2014 Chamber Link