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Northland Voice The

a publication of the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce

volume 21 • issue 5

May 2013

What’s Inside Business After-Hours Wednesday, May 1 Staley Farms Golf Club 10310 North Olive Avenue 5-7:00PM ●●● Monthly Luncheon Tuesday, May 21 Legislative Update Embassy Suites KCI 7640 NW Tiffany Springs Pkwy 12:Noon ●●● Sign Up Now! 22nd Annual Golf Tournament Wednesday, July 17 Paradise Pointe Golf Complex Smithville, MO ●●● Reserve Your Spot for Germany/Austria Trip October 4, 2013 Washington D.C. Fly-In June 26-28, 2013 Thank you Antioch Printing for printing this month’s newsletter in full color. Antioch has donated this service to the Chamber to show our members one example of the services they provide. Thank You!

Congratulations 2013 Youth Leadership Class Each year the NRCC plans and organizes a Youth Leadership Program for Northland high school juniors to learn more about leadership skills, community services, government, and the future of the Northland. The 2013 class graduated on April 16 at the Marriott KCI. Thank you to all those who came out to support the future leaders of the Northland! Applications are sent to each Northland high school counseling offices in November each year. The schools then select two students from each school to participate.

Business Expo Booth Winners Right: ‘Most Orginial’ Zona Rosa Below: ‘Best Theme’ UMB Bank

The 2013 NRCC Annual Business Expo ‘Best in Show’ went to John Q. Hammons! We appreciate everyone who participated in decorating your booths this year and are looking forward to revealing next year’s theme! The NRCC Business Expo is held for business-to-business network relations for the entire Northland community.

Membership To enhance the business community, economic growth and quality of life in the Northland.

Welcome to our New Chamber Members! Anderson Backhoe, Inc. Express Employment Professionals 4301 NW Tullison Road 1901 Swift Avenue Riverside, MO 64150 North Kansas City, MO 64152 (816) 587-7633 (816) 807-7054 Fax: (816) 741-6313

2013 Officers

Chair Dave Mecklenburg, CEK Insurance Past Chair Louise Welborn, Nothland Community Foundation Chair Elect Chris Byrd, Christopher W Byrd, PC Treasurer Bruce Cramer, Cramer Capital Management

The Escape 240 NE Barry Road Kansas City, MO 64155 (816) 468-2171 Fax: (816) 468-2174

Division Chairs

No Worries Pet Care 7203 N Farley Avenue Kansas City, MO 64158 (816) 415-9267

Business Development Rosemary Salerno Zona Rosa Governmental Affairs Sabin Yanez Cook, Flatt & Strobel Engineers Leadership Tony Reinhart Ford Motor Company Membership Services Janet Kenny Citizens Bank & Trust


Chamber President Sheila Tracy Vice President Karla Martinez Events & Communication Coordinator Hope Carriger Administrative Coordinator Stevie Padgett [Mon-Wed] Mary Vogel [Wed-Fri]

Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce

634 NW Englewood Rd Kansas City MO 64118 Phone 816/455-9911 Fax 816/455-9933 Email The Northland Voice is a monthly publication of the Northland Regional Chamber. Notification of articles, information and advertising is due in the Chamber office by the 10th of the month for the following month’s edition. We reserve the right to edit or rewrite material submitted. Submit any suggestions, comments or questions to

Meritas Health Corporation 6450 N Chatham Avenue Kansas City, MO 64151 (816) 741-5542

Thank You

Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation 4700 Cliffview Drive Riverside, MO 64150 (816) 741-5101 Fax: (816) 746-1301 www. Souder Family Funeral Home 1333 NE Barry Road Kansas City, MO 64155 (816) 436-2900 Fax: (816) 436-2903

New Member Reception!

for renewing your membership!


Mission Statement

Wednesday, May 8 4-5:00PM in the NRCC Board Room 634 NW Englewood Road

Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn more about what the Chamber can do for YOU as a new member!

AA Northland Stor-All, LLC Assistance League of Kansas City Benton House of Shoal Creek BKD, LLP Light refreshments will be provided. BMO Harris Bank Brightergy Solar Gillis Center, Inc. Northstar Auto Body, Inc. Brown & Company City of Gladstone NT Realty, Inc. Buffalo Wild Wings Gladstone Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep & Ram Oppenheimer & Company, Inc. Capitol Federal Grantham University Patriots Bank C E Kavanaugh, DDS, PC HDR Engineering, Inc. People Wise of Missouri Chase Suites Hotel Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development, Inc. Proprint, Inc. ColorMark, Inc. Insight Eyecare Specialties, Inc. Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center Comfort Inn-Kansas City/Airport Isle of Capri Casino, Kansas City Servpro of Clay County Concerned Care, Inc. Jay Wolfe Toyota Shawnee Mission CorporateCare-KCI Dennis Coomes, CPA, PC Kemper Motors, Inc. Slagle, Bernard & Gorman, PC Dillingham Enterprises, Inc. Krtek Real Estate, Inc. Standard Parking Company DLR Group Landmark Medical Center, Inc. Steven T. Osborne, CPA Dot’s Office Products, Inc. City of Liberty Swanson Midgley, LLC Dyllan Construction, Inc. The Manor Homes of Foxcrest Thoroughbred Ford Dynaflex Products, Inc. The McAuliffe Group Trezo Mare Restaurant Eaton Chemical, Inc. TSD Appraisal LLC Economic Development Corporation of KCMO The McCrummen Immigration Law Group LLC McDonald’s of Barry Pointe Unique Painting & Home Repairs, LLC e-Nertia Marketing McRuer CPAs United Way of Greater Kansas City Equity Bank Media Services/Shred-Time US Bank Fairfield Law Office MidAmerica Nazarene University Van’s Fence, LLC Family Investment Center Mid-States Supply Company, Inc. Vireo Financial Wellness Service, LLC Northland Catholic Schools Fred Drummond Wallace Engineering Northland Healthcare Access Garden Village Retirement Residence Wexford Place Northland Neighborhoods, Inc. The Gardens at Barry Road Zimmer Real Estate Services

May 2013

Chamber News Ribbon Cuttings / Groundbreakings

Cong ratul New Busi ations Left: ness The Escape Eatery/Drinkery Owne rs! Below: KCMO Parks Department

Below: Firestone Complete Auto Care

Are you a new NRCC Member, or is your business opening or moving to a new location, renovating, or making improvements you would like the Chamber to share with our members? Sign up for a Ribbon Cutting/Ground Breaking for all of us to celebrate with you! Ribbon Cuttings are a great way for the Chamber to invite people out to visit your business. Email for more information.

Find Further Updates on Chamber News & Photos from our Events

May 2013

Chamber News

Congratulations to Our 2013 Leadership Northland Graduates!

Leadership Northland provides class participants a planned and continuous source of motivated leaders who are educated about the region, its challenges and opportunities. The Class of 2013 graduated March 14 at Embassy Suites. Classes are trained to accept future leadership roles in the Northland, the Greater Kansas City Area, and the region. Applications for the next class will be available in next’s month’s newsletter!

International Travel Opportunity Austria & Germany

This year NRCC will be offering an international trip to Austria and Germany, featuring Oktoberfest. Stay tuned to our weekly E-voice updates for future informative meetings. The departure date is set for October 4, 2013 from MCI Airport. For more information please contact NRCC. Chamber Explorations, along with its parent companies, have over 100 years of international travel experience. This international travel opportunity is $2,799 per person double occupancy. The tour includes: • Round trip air from Kansas City, MCI • Seven nights in a centrally located first class hotel • Daily breakfast and three dinners • Sightseeing with admissions per itinerary • Full time Tour Director • Modern air-conditioned motor coaches for all transfers and tours • Baggage handling outside the secure area at the arrival airport • Professional drivers and guides • All tours feature deluxe modern motor coaches, baggage handling and airport transfers

After graduation, the Leadership Class is given the opportunity to serve on the NRCC’s Annual Golf Committee. Congratulations to the 2013 graduates, Angel Hunt and Ken Clark, to serve as Co-Chairs with 2012 graduate Jay Wilson for the 22nd Annual Golf Tournament! Inserted into this newsletter you will see the team entry form. A special thank you to Arogsy Casino Hotel & Spa for being this year’s Corporate Sponsor! Other sponsorship opportunities available- contact for more details!

Annual Washington D.C. Fly-In Join the NRCC for the Annual Washington D.C. Fly-In from June 26-28, 2013. Registration Cost of $325.00 covers the Wednesday evening reception, one breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner. Hotel accommodations will be at the Hyatt on Capitol Hill, the Chamber will make block room reservations, but you will give your credit card upon check-in. Airfare arrangements are made by you, with most flights into the Reagan National Airport - plan to have your flight arrangements to allow arrival to hotel by 3:00PM. The trip involves the following tentatively: • Legislative Issue Session • Reception in the US Capitol • Meetings with Legislatures • Tourist Attractions (with group or individually) Register at or call 816-455-9911 4

May 2013

Around the Northland Missouri Scholars 100 Program Names Five Scholars in NKC Schools; Two Are Named Honorable Mention

Park University Selected as Official Training Home for FC Kansas City

The Missouri Scholars 100 Program has named five district high school seniors Missouri Scholars. The five include Forrest Walker and Kala Chinnaswamy from North Kansas City High School, Maryssa Loehr from Oak Park High School, and Ryan Link and Haley Loftis from Staley High School. They are among the 100 Missouri seniors who will be honored at a Sunday luncheon on April 28 in Columbia. Tyler Scott from Oak Park High School and Shelby Miller from Winnetonka High School were also recognized as Missouri Scholars 100 Honorable Mention. When it becomes available, view the list of students honored statewide this year as 2013 Missouri Scholars 100: http://

Congratulations to Clay County Public Health on Your 60th Anniversary!

Park University and FC Kansas City have announced a partnership to have the University’s Parkville Campus the official training home for the team. The partnership will allow FC Kansas City to hold training sessions on a grass field (Hemingway Field) at one of the premiere facilities in the Kansas City metro area. “Park University is pleased to partner with FC Kansas City as the official practice facility for the Blues,” said Park University President Michael Droge, Ph.D. As part of the partnership, Park University will host FC Kansas City’s final exhibition match of the 2013 season. The Blues will play the University of Nebraska on Park’s Julian Field at 2:30 p.m. this Saturday (April 6). Admission for the exhibition is $5 for adults, $3 for students older than 12 and senior citizens 55 and older. Military members and veterans, along with Park University students, faculty and staff are free with their military or Park ID. Children under 12 are also free. All proceeds will be used to support Park University’s Department of Athletics.

FC Kansas City will open the 2013 NWSL season by hosting its inaugural game against the Portland Thorns FC at 7:35 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at Shawnee Mission District Stadium, located on the grounds of Shawnee Mission North High School, 7401 Johnson Drive, Overland Park, Kan. For more information about FC Kansas City, including the season schedule and tickets, visit www.

1st & 2nd Creek Sewer Expansion Will Foster Development and Create Jobs

New Bus Routes in the Northland Effective Starting March 31, 2013 -Express service from Liberty & Shoal Creek- Route #34X -Evening & weekend service between downtown, KCI, and Tiffany Springs- Route #129 -Commuter express service from Gashland and New MarkRoute #37X Visit for route details.

A groundbreaking for the First and Second Creek Watersheds Sewer Expansion Project was held last month at Platte Purchase Park. The First and Second Creek Sewer Expansion Project is a $40 million dollar investment to expand wastewater service to Kansas City North, primarily Platte County. Once completed, the project will open 13,000 acres of land for future development, which is ultimately expected to attract more than 70,000 residents.

“Sewer projects aren’t the sexiest things to talk about, but they are absolutely a necessity,” said Mayor Sly James. “Made possible by voter-approved bonds, this $40 million investment will provide the infrastructure necessary for future development in the Northland. If Kansas City is to continue to grow, we have to realize that a diverse city needs diverse housing options. Our future is tied to one another. North and south, east and west; all are critical to our collective success in making Kansas City the best it that it can be.” 5

May 2013

Chamber News Purchase Ad Space for Your Company! Share with the membership news about your business or organization! Contact in order to purchase space for your company to have an ad inserted or printed in the NRCC Monthly Newsletter that reaches over 1200 business members in the Northland Area!


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Member-to-Member Discount Program Does your business participate in the NRCC’s Memberto-Member Discount Program? Our Discount Program offers member-exclusive opportunites for business within the membership. It’s a great way to gain close contacts and unify the Northland business community! Interested? Contact for more information.


May 2013

Staley Farms Golf Club

10310 North Olive Avenue Kansas City, MO 64155

Business After-Hours Wednesday, May 1, 2013 5-7:00PM Bring your business cards for some after-hours networking while enjoying the view of our course! *Lite appetizers and Beverages Provided


May 2013


Chairman’s Club

May 2013 Wednesday 1 12:Noon Education Committee Wrap-Up 5-7:00PM Business After-Hours Staley Farms Golf Club 10310 North Olive Avenue Kansas City, MO 64155 Thursday 2 11:00AM Ambassador’s Committee [RSVP] Firehouse Subs 8934 NW Skyview Avenue Kansas City, MO 64154 Tuesday, 7 4:30PM Ribbon Cutting Morrill & Janes Bank 2301 Burrlington Street North Kansas City, MO 64116 Wednesday 8 4-5:00PM New Member Reception [RSVP] NRCC 634 NW Englewood Road Kansas City, MO 64118 Thursday 9 7:30AM Planning & Development Committee Friday 10 7:30AM Executive Committee Tuesday 14 7:30AM Board of Director’s Committee Friday 17 12:Noon Legislative Affairs Committee [RSVP] Trezo Mare 4105 N Mulberry Kansas City, MO 64116 Monday 20 12:Noon Golf Committee Tuesday 21 12:Noon Monthly Luncheon [RSVP] Legislative Update Embassy Suites Kansas City 7640 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway Kansas City, MO 64153 Thursday 23 7:30AM Planning & Development / Parks & Recreation Committee JOINT MEETING Friday 31 7:30AM 5th Friday Coffee The Regus Group 7280 NW 87th Terrace, Suite 210 Kansas City, MO 64153 All meetings held at the Chamber office unless otherwise noted.

EXECUTIVE CLUB AT&T Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City First Bank of Missouri

Hunt Midwest Enterprises Inc. JE Dunn Construction Co. Zona Rosa

pacesetters Air Charter Team Bank of The West Bank of Weston Briarcliff Village Buffalo Wild Wings CARSTAR Cosentino’s Price Chopper Coventry Health Care Curry Investment Company Embassy Suites Kansas CityInt’l Airport City of Gladstone Grainger Heartland Health

Hilton Kansas City Airport Hy-Vee Food & Drug Store JR & Co Inc Lathrop & Gage, L.C. M&I Bank Mail Print, Inc. MCC-Maple Woods Mid-Continent Public Library City of North Kansas City North Kansas City Schools Kindred Hospital Northland Park Hill School District Park University Patriots Bank

Platte County, Missouri Platte Valley Bank of Missouri Polsinelli Shughart, PC Port Authority of Kansas City Sprint Tyco Integrated Security, LLC UMB US Bank White Goss Bowers March Schulte & Weisenfels Williams Spurgeon Kuhl & Freshnock Architects YMCA of Greater Kansas City Your City Sampler

May Luncheon

Tuesday, May 21 | Embassy Suites Kansas City | 12:Noon

Legislative Update $25/Member Attendee $30/Non-member Attendee

Luncheon Sponsor:

Name(s) _____________________________________________ Company ____________________________________________ Credit Card# __________________________________________ Exp ________ Security Code _________ Zip Code ___________

Return registrations & make checks payable to: NRCC | 634 NW Englewood Road | Kansas City, MO 64118 | Phone: (816) 455.9911 Fax: (816) 455.9933 RSVP on our website at Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. $2 billing fee added to anyone needing invoiced.

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