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Northland Voice The

a publication of the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce

volume 20 • issue 4

What’s Inside Business After Hours Wednesday, April 6 Black on Burlington Sponsored by: Above & Beyond Catering 5-7pm ●●● Monthly Luncheon Youth Leadership Graduation Tuesday, April 17 Black on Burlington Sponsored by: Senior Helpers 12:Noon ●●● Networking Breakfast Wednesday, April 25 Bridge View Hall 7:30am

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!

April 2012

Youth Leadership, Celebrating the Future Leaders of the Northland Tuesday, April 17th, the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating the success and accomplishment of the young leaders in our community. Each year, NRCC plans and organizes sessions for Northland high school juniors to learn more about leadership skills, community services, government and the future of the Northland.

During their graduation ceremony on April 17, the class will hear two presentations from their fellow classmates. NRCC is excited to have the 2012 program sponsors :Essential Elements Comprehensive College Planning, Baker University, City of Kansas City Missouri City Manager’s Office-Youth Advocacy, MCC-Maple Woods, Colorado Technical University and Park University. Join us in celebrating the 2012 Youth Leadership class as they conclude their four-month program during this luncheon graduation. Register for the luncheon by visiting the NRCC website or contacting the office 816/455-9911 Graduation Luncheon sponsored by: Senior Helpers

Excellence in Education Banquet, Honoring Education in the Northland The NRCC Education Committee cordially invites you to attend the 2012 Excellence in Education Banquet! The banquet will be Tuesday, May 1 at the KCI Expo Center. This annual education banquet celebrates Northland education and honors teachers, administrative staff, volunteers and businesses that support education in the Northland. The education banquet is the single largest event that the Chamber hosts each year and is often a sell-out event, so make your reservations early to guarantee a seat!

Seats can be reserved for $35 per person, or a corporate table of ten can be sponsored for $450. To reserve your seat please contact the Chamber office at or 816/455-9911 Sponsored by:

Mark Your Calendars! April 3rd, Northland elections take place. Cast your

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

2012 Officers

Chair Louise Welborn, Northland Community Foundation Past Chair Thelma Crawford, S & T Consultant, LLC Chair Elect Dave Mecklenburg, CEK Insurance Treasurer Chris Byrd, Christopher W. Byrd, P.C.

Division Chairs Business Development Rosemary Salerno Zona Rosa

Governmental Affairs Sabin Yanez Cook, Flatt & Strobel Engineers Leadership Bruce Cramer Cramer Capital Management Membership Services John Miller Saint Luke’s North Hospital

Welcome to our New Chamber Members! A New Day Foundation Cephas Agbey 403 NW 66 Terrace, #207 Kansas City, MO 64118 (816) 809-4112 Dental Smilemakers Dr. Michael S. Meilink 5 NW Barry Road Kansas City, MO 64116 (816) 436-8949 Fax: (816) 436-6295 DLR Group Rod Oathout 7290 W. 133rd Street Overland Park, KS 66213 (913) 897-7811 Fax: (913) 897-8333

First Call Preventional Recovery Organization Pam Harris 633 E 63rd Street Kansas City, MO 64110 (816) 361-5900 Fax: (816) 361-7290

Great Western Bank Matthieu Sanders 4520 Main Street, Suite 1550 Kansas City, MO 64111 (816) 272-3514 Fax: (816) 753-4890 Matthieu.Sanders@

First Federal Bank Jackie Murtha 8308 NW Prairie View Kansas City, MO 64151 (816) 741-9000 Fax: (816) 741-9002 www.FFBKC.COM

Interim Health Care Gina Koons 8016 State Line Road Leawood, KS 66208 (913) 381-3100 Fax: (913) 642-5683

Fred Drummond 4550 Warwick Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64111 (816) 753-7474 Fax: (816) 753-5477

Irving Construction Company Eric Schlossenberg 1316 Erie North Kansas City, MO 64116 (816) 744-4383 Fax: (816) 744-4344



KC Web Specialists Jo Beth Nastav 811 Grand Number 613 Kansas City, MO 64106 (913) 230-0357 State Farm Tim Dugan 6453 N Cosby Ave Kansas City, MO 64151 (816) 746-1300 Fax: (816) 505-1691 Vic Hurlbert, CPA 7280 NW 87th Terrace Suite C-210 Kansas City, MO 64153 (816) 309-2682 Fax: (816) 429-6789

Chamber President Sheila Tracy Vice President Karla Martinez Events & Communication Coordinator Brianna Hernandez Administrative Coordinator Heather Phillips - 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 Brianna Hernandez at 816/455.9911 or

Thank you for renewing your

Chamber investment this month.

Applebee’s Restaurant The Crossing at Barry Road Dillingham Enterprises, Inc. Firehouse Subs Granite City Food & Brewery HyVee Food & Drug Store-KC#2 Isle of Capri Casino, Kansas City Jay Wolfe Toyota KCP&L Kemper Motors Inc.

Liberty Tribune McDonald’s of Barry Pointe Meyer Music National Marketing Resources Northland Community Foundation Northland Neighborhoods, Inc NT Realty, Inc. The R.H. Johnson Company Slagle, Bernard & Gorman, PC Turner Construction April 2012

Chamber News

Congratulations Leadership Northland Class of 2012

On March 8th NRCC celebrated the graduation of the 18th Leadership Northland Class, the Class of 2012. A reception, sponsored by ADT & Community America Credit Union, dinner and graduation ceremony held at Argosy Casino and Spa was highlighted by the evenings program speaker, Zel Fischer, Missouri Supreme Court Judge. Other highlights from the evening included a wrap up from Class President,

Congratulations to the Class of 2012: Jason Ayers, Wisdom 4 Life Coaching, LLC; Morgan Bell, Platte County Economic Development Council; Mary Bogart, Citi; Brad Cope, City of Riverside; Gordon Fowlston, Riverside Department of Public Safety; Cara Hoover, KCP&L; Asefaw Indrias, National American University; Matt Jarrett, Kansas City Economic Development Council; Laura Jones, CommunityAmerica Credit Union; Robin Littrell, Brad Cope and presentation City of Riverside; Amy Maskil, North Kansas City Schools; Dave of awards by Bruce Cramer, McLaughlin, Zona Rosa; Jared Parlette, Grantham University; Kimberly Randolph, City of Kansas City, MO; Jodi Rawson, Leadership Divisional Chair and 2004 leadership Northland graduate North Kansas City Hospital; Ian Redhead, Kansas City Aviation and Meredyth Melcher, Leadership Department; Karly Klein, MCC-Maple Woods; Roxanne Strub, Above & Beyond Catering; Susan VanHooser, Park Hill School Committee Chair and 2009 District Education Foundation; Lisa Wachter, leadership Northland graduate. Grantham University; Jay Wilson, Park University; Applications for Leadership Donice Yeater, Hillcrest Transitional Housing

Class 2013 will be available this summer. Watch in the June edition of the Northland Voice.

Brewing up Business & Breakfast Networking Breakfast $15/members $18/non-members - Buffet breakfast included. Bridge View Hall | April 25 | 7:30am

Cramer Capital Management LLC Bruce Cramer

Private Wealth Management Cramer Capital Management is a comprehensive financial services firm committed to helping our clients improve their long-term financial success. Our customized programs are designed to grow and conserve our clients’ wealth by delivering an unprecedented level of personalized service. Now Online! #FOTPO 4VJUFt0WFSMBOE1BSL ,4 913.948.6770

Networking Breakfasts Sponsored By:

Cramer Capital Management, LLC Bruce Cramer, President

Bruce Cramer is an investment advisor representative of and offers securities and investment advisory services through Multi-Financial 4FDVSJUJFT $PSQPSBUJPO  .FNCFS '*/3"4*1$ $SBNFS $BQJUBM Management is independent of Multi-Financial Securities.

April 2012

Chamber News

Washington DC Fly-In


Mark your calendars and plan to join us. June 20 - 22, 2012 Contact the Chamber office to register: or 816/455-9911

At Bank of The West we take a personal approach to finding the banking products and solutions that are just right for you. Platte - 64th Street | 5245 NW 64th St., Kansas City, MO 64151 Liberty | 850 South State Route 291, Liberty, MO 64068 Gladstone - HyVee | 7117 North Prospect Ave., Gladstone, MO 64119 Barry Road - HyVee | 8301 North St. Clair Ave., Kansas City, MO 64151 Equal Housing Lender. © 2012 Bank of the West. Member FDIC.

Don’t miss this international travel opportunity to

Ireland This package is inclusive of most popular tours Early Bird Deadline: April 30 October 30 - November 6, 2012 Contact the NRCC office for more details! 

April 2012

Chamber News

NRCC 2012 Business Expo, Successful Year for Vendors

Congratulations to Gann Asphalt, Best of Show

The 2012 Business Expo was a successful year for our many vendors and guests who joined us on March 21st! Thanks to our luncheon sponsor, UMB, which included nearly 300 guests. Our featured speaker was Mayor Sly James and a video showing the 20 years of NRCC’s success. Exhibitors and hundreds of attendees found the true value of the Expo is not in the quantity of contacts that you make, but the quality of those contacts. With more than 75 vendors, it only takes one or two quality contacts to create new


John Q. Hammons Properties, Best Themed

Thanks again to our corporate sponsor, Saint Luke’s North Hospital, for their continued support. A huge thanks also goes to all of our exhibitors, sponsors and attendees. Another GREAT year! Congratulations to all of our winners and participants!

Hilton Kansas City Airport, Most Original

April 2012

Ribbon Cuttings & Around the Northland

State Farm, Agent Tim Dugan

On March 6th NRCC welcomed State Farm Agent, Tim Dugan as a new Chamber member. Welcome to the Chamber, Tim!

For event updates and important chamber news, download our app and join our social networks!

MidAmerica Nazarene University

On March 20th MNU celebrated their new Northland location. Tours of the new facility were given by staff. Congratulations on your new move, MNU!

Golden Living Center-Smithville

On March 1st Golden Living Center celebrated the opening of their new private rehab suites. Congratulations Golden Living Center on your new space!

Outdoor Soccer Practice Fields

t n e R r Fo Located just North of the MCC-Maple Woods Sports Training Center Call For Rates! Two field sizes available: Four fields – 40'x40' Three fields – 15'x15'

Ireland Trip Sports Training Center

Veterinary Technology

Fields available Monday – Friday 5 pm – 8 pm

Contact Kenny Hook Coordinator MCC-Maple Woods Sports Training Center 816-604-3472 MCC-MapleWoods Main Campus STC

It’s a great time to be a Kansas Citian!

• Development of Goggle’s ultra-high speed Internet is underway after the two Kansas Cities were selected from more than 1,100 other cities to host this cutting edge experiment. • The Wall Street Journal named Kansas City one of seven up-and- coming high-tech innovation centers. • Frommer’s chose Kansas City as one of its top 10 destinations for 2012. We were the ONLY U.S. city to make the list. •The Bloch School at UMKC has just been named the best entrepreneurship program in the country. • Forbes ranked Kansas City’s downtown as one of the top 10 in the nation. • Coast-to-coast and around the globe, people are singing the praises of our Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Taken from Mayor Sly James, KCMORE, Spring/Summer 2012


April 2012

CALENDAR April 2012

Chairman’s Club

Wednesday 4 5-7pm Business After Hours Black on Burlington 1327 Burlington Thursday 5 11:30am Ambassador Committee Granite City [Zona Rosa]- RSVP Friday 6 7:30am Executive Committee Tuesday 10 7:30am Board Meeting 4:30pm Ribbon Cutting: Celebration Station at the Grove [Zona Rosa]

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

Wednesday 11 12:Noon Education Committee Thursday 12 7:30am Planning & Development Committee Monday 16 12:Noon Golf Committee Meeting Tuesday 17 12:Noon Monthly Luncheon: Youth Leadership Graduation Sponsored by: Senior Helpers 4:30pm Thursday 19 4:30pm

Ribbon Cutting: Hillcrest Transitional Housing 6520 NW Prairie View Rd. KCMO Ribbon Cutting: Riverstone Apartments 8940 N Shannon Avenue, KCMO

Monday 23 12:Noon Leadership Northland Committee Friday 20 12:Noon Legislative Affairs Committee Trezo Mare-RSVP Tuesday 24 7:30am Parks & Recreation Committee Wednesday 25 7:30am Networking Breakfast Bridge View Hall, NKC Thursday 26 7:30am Planning & Development 4:30pm Ribbon Cutting: Benton House of Shoal Creek 9601 N Tullis Drive, KCMO *All meetings held at the Chamber office unless otherwise noted.

Hunt Midwest Enterprises Inc. JE Dunn Construction Co. City of Riverside Zona Rosa

pacesetters ADT Security Services, Inc. Bank of The West Bank of Weston Briarcliff Village Buffalo Wild Wings CARSTAR Curry Investment Company Embassy Suites Kansas City-Int’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 Mercer Mid-Continent Public Library City of North Kansas City North Kansas City Schools Northland LTAC Hospital 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 UMB Bank US Bank White Goss Bowers March Schulte & Weisenfels Williams Spurgeon Kuhl & Freshnock Architects YMCA of Greater Kansas City Your City Sampler

April Luncheon

Youth Leadership Graduation Sponsored by: Senior Helpers

Reservation Form for April Luncheon

Tuesday, April 17 • 12:Noon Black on Burlington | 1327 Burlington | $25/member | $30/non-member Name(s)______________________________________________________ Company_____________________________________________________ Credit Card #__________________________________________________ please include expiration date/four-digit code [AMX users] ______________ Return registrations & make check payable to NRCC | 634 NW Englewood Road | Kansas City, MO 64118 | Phone: 455.9911 | Fax: 455.9933

or RSVP on our website at Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. $2 billing fee added to anyone needing invoiced.

NRCC April 2012  

NRCC April 2012 Newsletter

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