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March 2011

The Official Newsletter of the Lee's Summit Chamber

Chamber Continues to Work Hard on Governmental Relations The Lee’s Summit Chamber is actively engaged in, and committed to, representing the business community at all levels of government. Our legislative program is interconnected to all aspects of the Chamber’s activities. So far in 2011, the Chamber has established its legislative priorities and agenda, has plans underway for both a Jefferson City and a Washington DC trip and is co-hosting an R-7 School Board Candidate Forum with the Lee’s Summit Journal.

LEGISLATIVE

PRIORITIES & AGENDA

The Chamber is continually monitoring legislation and political activities at all levels of government. The following have been deemed priorities for this year in Lee’s Summit: •

Support aggressive office, industrial and commercial growth and redevelopment to help balance the tax base and create good paying jobs.

• Support Angel Investor Tax Credit legislation to elevate entrepreneurship and attract external risk capital to the City of Lee’s Summit. • Encourage the City of Lee’s Summit and the Missouri Department of Transportation to pursue creative funding methods for the reconstruction of the M-291/US 50 Highway Interchange. • Strongly support and pursue full funding for the reconstruction of Lee’s Summit Road from Colbern Road to Highway 40. • Support legislation that protects the viability of the Unemployment Trust Fund while balancing the interest of small businesses. To learn more about these priorities or to view the Chamber’s stance on state, county and city issues, visit lschamber.com and click the Legislative Advocacy section. Continued on Page 2 >>

Exciting New Program

Chamber Leads Groups to Launch this Spring The Lee’s Summit Chamber Leads Groups (CLG) are composed of small business professionals who are looking to increase their revenue by forming relationships with other Chamber members. The purpose is to exchange direct client referrals and leads and provide a forum for the discussion of issues which businesses commonly encounter. By joining a CLG, businesses have the opportunity to multiply their exposure by educating fellow CLG members about their business, so when the occasion presents itself, CLG members can promote one another. To join a Chamber Leads Group your business must: • Be a member of the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce in good standing. • Pay an annual participation fee of $50 renewable at March 1 each year P 816-524-2424 F 816-524-5246 220 SE Main, Lee's Summit, MO 64063 lschamber.com lstourism.com Shop-LeesSummit.com

For additional information including rules and regulations and to register, visit lschamber.com and click the Programs page. We create opportunities for business success through networking, advocacy, and business and professional development.


2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS Lynn Hinkle, Chair Great Southern Bank Diane Forte, Chair-Elect Dean’s Trophies, Shirts & Awards Damond Boatwright, Treasurer Lee’s Summit Medical Center Mark Parrish, Chair Emeritis Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys VICE CHAIRS Melinda Hadley-deBoer, Membership Development The Culture Coaches Geoff Hill, Community Development Aircraft Electronics Association Carolyn McKnight, Economic Development University of Central Missouri BOARD MEMBERS John Beaudoin Lee’s Summit Journal Bill Baird Infinity Realty Michael Blau Farmers Insurance & Financial Services Carole Culbertson Culbertson Properties Management, LLC Vicky Cundiff Turf’s Up-Weed Man Julie Doane Missouri Central Credit Union Bob Glaser Summit Bank of Kansas City Rodney McBride John Knox Village Jane Monroe Gomer’s Fine Wine & Spirits Dr. Emmanuel Ngomsi All World Languages & Cultures Robert Pendland CE2L-Certified Energy/Environmental Labs Debbie Starke Eastland Community Foundation Joe Stasi Saint Luke’s East-Lee’s Summit 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

Brand & Image Building March 1, 2011 • 3:30–4:30 p.m. • John Knox Village, Manhattan Room Presenter: Becky Freetly-Graber, candid marketing & communications Sponsor: Lee’s Summit Cares Brands are living and breathing things. Much like the relationships with your customers, brands must be cared for and nurtured. Solid, recognizable brands have taken time (sometimes years with constant repetition) to resonate with their target audiences. When your customers understand what your company’s brand is and what it stands for, that’s how you know you’ve tapped into the emotional side of your brand. Brands are simply a promise that you must consistently deliver on. It’s about getting it, owning it and living up to it. This session allows you to learn branding basics to help you think deeply about and improve your own brand. Register for this free seminar online at lschamber.com under the Chamber Events tab.

Monthly Membership Luncheon • March 30

The Pavilion at John Knox Village, 400 NW Murray Road • 11 a.m. Each year the Chamber accepts nominations for the Res in Motus (Business in Motion) Business of the Year awards. Join us at this month’s luncheon as the top three candidates for each category are revealed. Plan to spend some additional time visiting the applicants’ booths; they will be open from 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Buffet lines will open at 11:30 a.m. Reservations can be made online at lschamber.com under the Chamber Events tab, or by calling 816.524.2424. Deadline is March 28 at noon. Registration is required. Sponsored by Kansas City Cancer Center

Governmental Relations This year, the Chamber’s Annual Legislative Day in Jefferson City is set for April 13 and the cost is $60 per person. This all-day trip features a train ride to the Capitol, educational opportunities, sightseeing and networking. Attendees will also hear from legislators and state officials and enjoy a private reception. Sponsors for the day include Bank of Lee’s Summit, KCP&L, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and Metcalf Bank. Limited space is available; registration forms are available online at lschamber.com under the Legislative Advocacy section. New this year, the Chamber will participate in America’s Small Business Summit in Washington DC, May 23-25. America’s Small Business Summit brings together business owners and local and state chamber executives in Washington to rally for free enterprise, entrepreneurship and economic opportunity. Over the course

from page 1 of three days, Summit attendees will network, meet with their elected officials to advocate for pro-growth policies, and hear from Washington insiders and business experts on policies that are impacting American businesses. Additional details regarding travel, lodging and cost can be found online at lschamber.com under the Legislative Advocacy section. Finally, make sure to save the date for the upcoming R-7 School Board Candidate forum on March 22 at the Stansberry Leadership Center, 301 NE Tudor Rd, from 6–8 p.m. Five candidates are vying for two open Board seats. This event is being held in partnership with the Lee’s Summit Journal. For additional information about any of the above priorities or events contact Chamber Vice President Mark Dickey at mdickey@ lschamber.com or 816.524.2424.


Members Making Waves Village Hospice of John Knox Village to Offer Inpatient Hospice Care Village Hospice of John Knox Village is expanding its list of services with the opening of Village House, which provides in-patient hospice services. Village House will meet the specialized needs of hospice patients and their families by offering intensive, shortterm medical care in a home-like setting.

“Because of John Knox Village’s commitment to providing quality care, we have the unique opportunity to create a designated area for the purpose of offering hospice care,” said Village Hospice Director Amy Walrod. According to Walrod, there are very few hospice inpatient choices in the metropolitan area, and Village House is

the only facility of its kind in or around Lee’s Summit. “We are so excited to be able to offer our patients and families this wonderful new service,” Walrod said. “With support from members of John Knox Village and surrounding communities, we can provide care that wasn’t previously available in this area.”

Lee’s Summit Journal Publisher and Chamber Board Member Promoted The Kansas City Star recently announced that John Beaudoin, publisher of the suburban newspapers in Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs, will expand his role

as the new suburban group publisher. Beaudoin’s new title will include running the day-to-day operations in all the suburban properties in Missouri, including Harrisonville and Belton. Under his leadership, the Lee’s Summit Journal and Blue Springs Journal received 36 local, state and national awards in 2010, including two individual McClatchy President’s

Awards. The Journal also reached yearover-year revenue growth in 2010 from 2009. Beaudoin has been recognized by the Missouri and Iowa press associations for many individual and teams honors for his editorial, photography and news writing, front pages, headline writing, advertising special sections and design.

Saint Luke’s Quality Ca Right Here at Home

AdamsGabbert Receives SupplierAs of the Year Award of Saint Luke’s Health a member AdamsGabbert, a professional services firm located in Lee’s Summit, received the 2011 Class II Supplier of the Year award from the MidAmerica Minority Business Development Council (MAMBDC). Founded in 1999, AdamsGabbert is a certified minority-owned business and a Limited Liability Company. In January

2008, AdamsGabbert acquired by System and was accredited the Bicknell Family Holding Company Stroke patients (BFHC) and isCenter, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of BFHC.

“We thrilled to receive this as aare Primary recognition from the MAMBDC,” needing heart said Denise Kruse, president of AdamsGabbert. “This award is truly a or stroke care at Saint Luke’s East-Lee’s compliment to Mr. Bicknell’s heritage Owner, O. Gene Bicknell, a Native and a direct result of his business efforts. Summit have access to advanced American, is a widely recognized We remain committed to our standards businessman, civic leader and protocols offering faster times ofrecovery excellence in service and are looking philanthropist and received the forward to a highly-successful 2011. ” MAMBDC 2010 Legacy Award. and fewer complications.

And we’re no. 1 in patient satisfaction. Saint Luke’s East–Lee’s Summit Marks Five-Year Anniversary On Jan. 30, Saint Luke’s East-Lee’s Summit will marked the five-year anniversary of the hospital’s service to Lee’s Summit and the surrounding communities. “Since opening the hospital in 2006, we have been pleased with our rapid growth and success in providing highquality health care services to the community,” said George Pagels, M.D.,

Saint Luke’s East-Lee’s Summit CEO. “Our campus growth has exceeded everyone’s expectations exponentially,” said Joe Stasi, Saint Luke’s East-Lee’s Summit chief financial officer. “We are honored to be able to serve the Lee’s Summit and Eastern Jackson County communities.” The hospital’s work force has grown

drastically as well. When it opened in 2006, Saint Luke’s East-Lee’s Summit had about 150 employees. Today, there are more than 850.

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


Chamber Endorses “Fix the Six” Agenda

RENEWALS Farmer’s Insurance-Weeda Agency Lee’s Summit Fire Fighters Local 2195 Kentucky Fried Chicken Monica’s School of Dance Billy Goat Industries, Inc. Herfordt, Shelton, Mertens & Couch, PC Unity Allstate Insurance Agency-Jeff Silver Summit Ridge Apartments The Fristoe Group-”HR on Demand” Kansas City Title Longhorn Steakhouse Cosentino’s Price Chopper –Lakewood CVS/Caremark Corporate Encompas Hometown Solutions Bott Radio Network Cosentino’s Price Chopper -Raintree KCSourceLink Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital ViraCor-IBT Laboratories Lone Summit Bank Photography by Teresa Aurora Plastic and Hand Surgery Jefferson Health Care One Good Meal Social Suppers Creative Blow Mold Tooling Dave Leon Painting E-Z Lawn & Landscape Joel D. Foster, D.P.M., P.C. Heritage Companies ProSource of Lee’s Summit Carrow Real Estate Services KC Emergent Care Plus Liberty Tax Service Villages of Jackson Creek Creative Wonders ECC, L.L.C. Cynthia M. Dodge, L.L.C. Double W Communications One Stop Handyman Shop Summit Pointe Financial Group, LLC Vatterott College Buffalo Wild Wings Dave Coffman Innovators Warehouse Jefferson Street Associates Friends of Langsford House The Horn Law Firm, P.C. Power Group Companies Saint Luke’s Home Care and Hospice STS-Summit Technical Solutions, LLC Todco, Inc.

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At the February Chamber Board meeting the directors endorsed the six legislative priorities that the business community is asking lawmakers to pass during the 2011 Legislative Session. The Fix the Six agenda is likely to be the most important economic development effort lawmakers make this year, containing broadbased reform, and positioning Missouri as a more attractive and competitive place to do business. The six legislative priorities address Employment Law Reform, Workers’ Compensation Reform,

Tort Reform, Cap Corporate Franchise Tax for all Employers, Reform/Eliminate Minimum Wage Automatic Escalator and Unemployment Insurance Reform. No fiscal impact on state revenues is anticipated. By endorsing the Fix the Six agenda, the Lee’s Summit Chamber joins Missouri’s leading businesses, associations and local chambers of commerce in voicing their support for this pro-business legislative package. For more information on these legislative priorities contact Mark Dickey at 816.524.2424 or mdickey@lschamber.com.

Chamber Members Team Up to Provide Turnkey Websites What do you do when your clients need services outside the scope of what you have to offer? If you’re savvy, you’ll provide added value by referring your clients to someone who can help them. That’s what Keith Stidham of New Age Graphics does. New Age Graphics develops and designs websites; but written content for those sites falls outside the scope of the company’s services. For content, Keith refers his clients to fellow Chamber member Laura Wheaton-Werle of Double W Communications.

“Creating high-quality content is extremely labor-intensive,” said Laura, “and businesses often don’t have the necessary time or talent to tackle the job. The teaming of New Age Graphics and Double W Communications gives us the ability to provide clients with both design and content—a turnkey website.” If you have an article to be considered for the Business in Motion section that demonstrates how you have collaborated with another Chamber Member, please email gseibel@lschamber.com.


Doing Business with the City of Lee’s Summit The Chamber and the City of Lee’s Summit will host an informational workshop on “Doing Business With the City”, from 2:30–3:30 p.m. on March 3, and 10:30–11:30 on March 8, at City Hall in the Howard A Conference Room. Purchasing Department personnel will be on hand to provide information, tips and tools to assist businesses interested in conducting business with the City of Lee’s Summit. RSVPs are not required. However, to ensure adequate accommodations, please call the Chamber office if interested in attending. “This is a great opportunity to learn about the legal requirements, qualifications and processes necessary to bid on city issued Requests for

Proposals and bid opportunities,” stated Nancy Bruns, chamber president. “Providing this type of information to our local businesses encourages participation, which elevates the quality of goods and services offered while advancing competitive pricing.” “We look forward to hosting this venue for our local businesses,” said Bill Ward, purchasing manager for the City of Lee’s Summit. “Our goal is to familiarize attendees with the various procedures and requirements necessary to participate in the bidding processes.” For further information, please call 816.524.2424 or email mdickey@ lschamber.com.

Downtown Lee’s Summit’s Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Parade choosing her, the planning committee recognizes the many contributions she made to the City, particularly her long-time support of Downtown Lee’s Summit. As a proud Irish woman who dedicated many years to serving her community, she embodies the Irish spirit. Join Chamber Chair of the Board, Lynn Hinkle, and walk with the Chamber’s vehicle this year! Downtown Lee’s Summit’s Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2011. “Lee’s Summit: Your Pot O’ Gold” is the parade’s theme. Lee’s Summit is an outstanding community that has received much praise and recognition this year, including the 2010 Creative Community Award from the Missouri Arts Council, the Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Gold Medal Award from the National Recreation & Park Association. This year’s Grand Marshal is former Lee’s Summit Mayor, Karen Messerli, for her years of distinguished service to the City of Lee’s Summit. In

Feel free to bring candy to give to the children - there’s always a huge crowd! The parade is organized by Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, Inc. (DLSMS) and sponsored by the Bank of Lee’s Summit and the Lee’s Summit Journal. DLSMS is a 501c3 nonprofit organization Saint Luke’s Quality Care— dedicated to the Right Here at Home revitalization of As a member of Saint Luke’s Health System and accredited as a Primary Downtown Lee’s Stroke Center, patients needing heart Summit. For more or stroke care at Saint Luke’s East-Lee’s information about Summit have access to advanced protocols offering faster recovery times Downtown Lee’s and fewer complications. Summit, visit www. And we’re no. 1 in patient satisfaction. downtownls.org or call 816.246.6598.


WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Ad Trend Inc. Jim Boeh 14450 S 71 HIGHWAY KANSAS CITY, MO 64147 (816) 283-0600 Fax: (816) 471-1230 jimb@ad-trend.com www.ad-trend.com

MG Machine Inc. Merle Galeassi 1232 E CAMBRIDGE ROAD PO BOX 620 BELTON, MO 64012 (816) 331-8886 lisa@mgmachine.com www.mgmachine.com

Stuey McBrews Tavern & Tables Justin Bliefnick 321 SE MAIN STREET LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64063 (816) 600-5560 Fax: (816) 600-5565 justin@stueymcbrews.com www.stueymcbrews.com

Robert B. Clark P.C. Infinity Realty Bruce Clark 1125 NE CARDINAL COURT LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64064 (816) 591-3121 Fax: (816) 795-9358 robertbclark@comcast.net www.bruceclarkrealtor.com

Saint Luke’s Surgicenter - Lee’s Summit Janet Gordon 120 NW SAINT LUKE’S BLVD LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64086 (816) 347-5822 Fax: (816) 347-5837 E-mail: jgordon@nueterra.org www.saintlukessurgicenter.org

Wise Wealth, L.L.C. Stephen Stricklin 618 SE 4TH STREET LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64063 (816) 889-9473 Fax: (888) 302-4613 stephen@wisewealthkc.com www.wisewealthkc.com Fax: (816) 331-9383

Firestone Complete Auto Care Mike Null 320 SW WARD ROAD LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64081 (816) 525-1118 Fax: (816) 525-1580

Sprint Lisa Austin Karen Noel John Regan 6200 SPRINT PARKWAY KSOPHF0110-1A326 OVERLAND PARK, KS 66251 (913) 735-1086 karen.e.noel@sprint.com www.sprint.com/smallbusiness

Forever Young Boutique Robin Strobach 224 SE DOUGLAS STREET LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64063 (816) 524-5004 Fax: (816) 220-1754 foreveryoung.boutique@gmail.com www.foreveryoung.com

Honesty

Lee’s Summit CARES Character Trait of the Month • I tell the truth without exaggeration. • I make a stand on important issues. • I report company mistakes. • I do not benefit from the mistakes of others. • I am honest with myself about my emotional state. • I am honest with myself about my motivations. • I can link my actions to my thoughts and feelings. • I say “no” when my answer is “no”. • I choose my friends without influence from others.

TECHSHOP TECHEXPO

Cloud Computing... is it right for you? March 2, 8:30–10 a.m. Sponsor & Location: University of Central Missouri, 850 NW Chipman Road, Door 54. We’ve all seen the commercials where cloud computing allowed the waiter to quit his job when he landed a major client or “saved the day”, or a mother attempting to get the perfect picture of her misbehaving family. Small and medium-sized businesses can also benefit from cloud computing. But how is this done, and how can you take advantage of it? Attend this 90-minute presentation from experts in the field of cloud computing and you will learn about the various applications available to businesses and how it can propel your bottom-line. Register online at lschamber.com under the Chamber Events Tab.


RIBBON CUTTING

Get In Shape for Women, 407 SW Ward Road, celebrated a ribbon cutting with Chamber Members on February 8.

Eight Requirements to Request from Your Remote Backup Service The biggest danger businesses have with remote backup providers is lack of knowledge in what to look for. Below are eight requirements of what to ask for when upgrading your backup to a true business continuity system:

1. Military-level security, data transfer, and data storage. This is fairly obvious; you want to make sure the company housing your data is actually secure.

2. Multiple data centers that are

geographically dispersed. A remote backup service should store multiple copies of your data in more than one location.

3. The ability to receive overnight

copies of your data on DVD or some other data storage device.

4. On that same token, ask your

service provider if you have the option of having your initial backup performed through hard copy.

5. Data restoration is

completed on a different computer than the one it was backed up from.

6. Daily status reports of your backup.

7. Comprehensive assistance

from a qualified technician. At the very least, ask your service provider to walk you through the steps on the phone or to check your settings to make sure you did the setup properly.

8. Regular “test restores” to check

Business Before Hours • March 22 Join Chamber Members for a Business Before Hours from 7:30–8:30 a.m. at Lead Bank, 9019 S Highway 7. Enjoy a variety of breakfast items, gourmet coffee and door prizes. Business Before Hours is a great way to rise and help your business shine. Attendance at these easy-going, unstructured sessions averages 25 members, so it's a good idea to bring business cards. Who knows? You might have a brand-new customer before your workday has barely begun. RSVP online at lschamber.com under the Chamber Events tab.

your backup system to make sure the data is able to be recovered. by Nanci Anderson and Russ Swall of Visionpace-IT A service of the Chamber’s Technology Committee

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MARCH 2011 CALENDAR March 1 • Noon., Golf Task Force meeting, Depot • 3:30–4:30 p.m., Recess for Success, TOPIC: Brand & Image Building PRESENTER: Becky Freetly Graber, candid marketing & communications. SPONSOR: Lee’s Summit Cares LOCATION: John Knox Village-Manhattan Room March 2 • 8:30–10 a.m., TECHSHOP, TOPIC: Cloud Computing... is it Right for You? PRESENTERS: LK Communications, LLC, Visionpace-IT & Ultreya Solutions Group. SPONSOR: University of Central Missouri. LOCATION: University of Central Missouri, 850 NW Chipman Road, Door 54. • Noon, Ambassador Committee meeting, Depot March 3 • 7:30 a.m., Health Care Committee meeting, Saint Luke’s East- Lee’s Summit, 100 NE Saint Luke’s Blvd • 8 a.m., Business Sustainability Committee meeting, Depot • 1 p.m., Ribbon Cutting - Forever Young Boutique, 224 SE Douglas St. • 2:30–3:30 p.m., Doing Business with the City of Lee’s Summit, City Hall, Howard A. Conference Room, 220 SE Green March 4 • 10 a.m., Ribbon Cutting - Smallcakes, Summit Fair- 880 NW Blue Parkway March 8 • 7:30–9 a.m., Business Sector Workshop, TOPIC. Become an Employer of Choice: Lead your organization with passion and purpose. LOCATION: Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Road • 10:30–11:30 a.m., Doing Business with the City of Lee’s Summit, City Hall, Howard A. Conference Room, 220 SE Green * 4 p.m., Ribbon Cutting - Summit Art-Got Art Gallery, 18 SW Third Street March 9 • 8 a.m., Ribbon Cutting - Metabolic Weight Loss of Lee’s Summit, Inc, 1255 NE Rice Road, Suite A & B March 10 • 7:30 a.m., Executive Committee meeting, Depot • 7:30 a.m., Visitors Council Committee meeting, Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport, 2751B NE Douglas St. • 4:30–6 p.m., Business After Hours & Chamber Young Professionals, Summit Bank of Kansas City, 1650 NE Grand, Suite 100 March 11 • 1 p.m., Ribbon Cutting - Lakewood Healing Hands Chiropractic, 1650 NE Grand, Suite 100 March 15 • 10 a.m., Ribbon Cutting - US Bank, 400 SW Longview Blvd, #190 • 11:30 a.m., Business Development Council meeting, Depot March 16 • 8 a.m., Education Committee meeting, Steppin Out-The Studio • Noon, Board of Directors meeting, Paradise Park, Inc., 1021 NE Colbern Rd March 22 • 7:30 a.m., Business Before Hours, Lead Bank, 9019 S Highway 7 • 6–8 p.m., R-7 School Board Candidate Forum, Stansberry Leadership Center, 301 NE Tudor Road March 24 • 7:30 a.m., Oktoberfest Committee meeting, Depot • 3:30 p.m., Got A Minute? Networking Event, Saint Luke’s East- Lee’s Summit, 100 NE Saint Luke’s Blvd March 25 • 7:30 a.m., Governmental Relations Committee meeting, John Knox Village - Manhattan Room, Chipman Road & Jacob Drive March 29 • Noon, Membership Committee meeting, Depot • 3:30–4:30 p.m., Recess for Success, TOPIC: Facilitating Change. Presenter: Denise Mills, LeaderFuel Center. LOCATION: John Knox Village -Manhattan Room March 30 • 11:30 a.m., Monthly Membership Luncheon, PROGRAM: Top Three Candidates Announced for Res in Motus. SPONSOR: Kansas City Cancer Center. LOCATION: The Pavilion at John Knox Village, 400 NW Murray Road

2011 PARTNERS GOLD

American Foodservice Great Southern Bank Humana Health Plans, Inc. Kansas City Power & Light Sprint

SILVER

Bank of Lee’s Summit Discover Vision Centers DVA Enterprises, Inc. First Community Bank HSMC Companies John Knox Village Lee’s Summit Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep Metcalf Bank Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys Paradise Park, Inc. Saint Luke’s East – Lee’s Summit Summit Bank of Kansas City Truman Medical Center Lakewood University of Central Missouri

BRONZE

Allee & Company, CPA, LLC B Positively Promoting U, inc. Dean's Trophies, Shirts & Awards Excel Bank KC Metro Insurance Agency Lee’s Summit Journal Lee’s Summit Nissan Missouri Central Credit Union Parker Swearngin, LLP Pfizer Animal Health STS-Summit Technical Solutions, LLC Technology Plus, Inc. The Wilson Group, Inc. Wal-Mart


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