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Editor Kelly Gibson Designer/Art Director Jenni Leiste Copy Editor Leslie Andres Account Executives Ariele Erwine Nathan Peterson Ad Designers Jenni Leiste Amanda Nagengast Contributing Photographers Kevin Anderson Sarah Reeves Contributing Writers Katy Schamberger Kimberly Winter Stern Production Manager Shelly Bryant

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weather cools and the nights get a little longer, I find myself gravitating toward scary stories. Maybe it’s the anticipation for Halloween , or maybe it’s childhood memories reading A Christmas Carol, which has a few notable ghosts, but the cool seasons are the perfect time for a fright. In this issue, Beth Kornegay covers Shawnee’s haunted history, accompanied by illustrations courtesy of Jake Angell. It’s guaranteed to give you a different kind of chill than the dropping temperatures outside.

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If scary stories aren’t for you, this issue has a little something for everyone—from the inspiring story of Judy Gerling’s climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro to the motivating piece about how Karen Sullivan’s crafting hobby turned into a successful online business.

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As A Shear Thing celebrates 20 years, owner Becky Weir-MacInnis reflects on growing up in her business

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One Shawnee resident’s Mt. Kilimanjaro adventure

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n 1997, Bonner Springs-native Becky Weir-MacInnis was on the cusp of turning 21 when she walked into the Gold Bank that sat on the corner of Pflumm and Shawnee Mission Parkway. A 1991 beauty school grad who worked for six years at a JCPenney salon, Weir-MacInnis met with Jack Waters, bank president and a well-known Shawnee developer, to discuss a loan for her dream: salon ownership. “I didn’t have a business plan, but I had spark and vision, and Jack believed in that,” Weir-MacInnis says. “I knew two things: Opening a salon was the right thing to do at that point in my young career and I wanted my business to be in Shawnee. Coming from a small town, I related to the city’s vibe.”

Alexia Ramirez, who works as the front desk coordinator, welcomes customers to A Shear Thing. This year, the salon celebrates 20 years of business in Shawnee.


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A Shear Thing opened, unceremoniously, at 9 a.m. April 26, 1997, mere hours after Weir-MacInnis put finishing touches on the salon. Never one to shy away from challenge, Weir-MacInnis’ first day in business coincided with prom for the Shawnee Mission School District—a day when many salons are a beehive of activity. She and her two employees worked magic on a constant stream of eager customers that spring day, and by closing time, 24 heads of hair had been styled to perfection. Things haven’t slowed down since for A Shear Thing—or for Weir-MacInnis. Today, 15 employees, including a front desk coordinator, manager, bookkeeper, hairstylists and nail techs, work at the salon. Despite inevitable growing pains and occasional selfdoubts, Weir-MacInnis wouldn’t change the decision she made as an inexperienced entrepreneur 20 years ago. “I’m passionate, devoted and ambitious,” Weir-MacInnis says. This is the work ethic instilled in her by her parents. “If there’s been one constant over the past two decades, it’s the question I ask myself every day: ‘What can I do to make it better?’” Weir-MacInnis invests in each employee she hires, offering intensive training and education to help them succeed in the competitive industry. “You can’t teach passion or personality, though,” she says. “Those qualities are innately part of a person, and over the years I’ve developed the ability to identify that in people I invite to join my team.” Standards are high at A Shear Thing—Weir-MacInnis expects each employee to go above and beyond, to provide exemplary guest service and to love what they do. “It’s the passion that’s carried me through the valleys,” she says. “The support of my family, my husband, Dean, and my two children, Parker and Sophia, and the relationships I’ve established

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Wigs for Kids Becky Weir-MacInnis’ guest philosophy at A Shear Thing is pretty straightforward: You can change someone’s day by making them feel better about how they look. Thousands of haircuts and colors have been given in the salon over the past 20 years, but perhaps the guests Weir-MacInnis cherishes most—and who have a piece of her big heart—are the kids with temporary hair loss who come in for wig fittings as a result of treatment for cancer or other medical issues. “We’re a Wigs for Kids sponsor, which means that a child facing hair loss can, free of charge, be fitted with a custom hair replacement piece,” she explains. “One recent Friday evening I stayed at the salon until 9:30 p.m., working with a 6-year-old girl and her mom to get the cut and style just right. The service we offer these kids means boosted self-confidence and self-esteem. That’s priceless to me—to help change a child’s physical appearance and how they feel about themselves inside.” Weir-MacInnis’ involvement in Wigs for Kids fulfills her on many levels. “In this business, authentic, face-to-face connection and genuine communication are vital,” she says. “And as cruel as the world gets, I always fantasize about changing people, one style at a time. I know it’s impossible, but that would be my ultimate dream.” Weir-MacInnis and her employees also give time and talent to Safehome, a shelter for women and children, and the salon donates end-of-season items from the boutique and other goods to Shawnee Community Services, a nonprofit that offers food and clothing to those in need. “It’s rewarding and humbling to be able to give back to the community that’s supported you,” Weir-MacInnis says. “And Shawnee has been good to the salon.”

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are part of my success. I’ve matured in all areas of owning a business over 20 years—I keep my focus on the guest, and everything else falls into place.” Hair styling, cut and color services are just the beginning of A Shear Thing’s menu. Guests can choose to be pampered by manicures and pedicures and aesthetic services like facials. Weir-MacInnis sells her own cosmetic line, Sophia Cosmetics, and five years ago added a boutique. In addition to the evolution of techniques, styles, products and services Weir-MacInnis has witnessed over 20 years, social media has changed the way the salon markets its services. “The salon has a Facebook page and each stylist is required to have their own,” she says. “We push out messaging on all platforms every day— Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Word-of-mouth is still the most important way guests find their way to the salon, but you have to stay on top of social media just like any other element of maintaining your business.” And with 20 years of WeirMacInnis’ dedication and motivation to helping others be the best they can be—whether it’s an employee rising to a master stylist level or the guest sitting in her chair at the salon—the next 20 years in her shop on Shawnee Mission Parkway will be a cut above, too.

Ken Parker entered Becky Weir-MacInnis’ life in 2000 when they traveled the country together as artists and educators for iconic haircare brand Redken. “We were a terrific duo—he designed, I did color,” she says. “I called him my ‘road husband’ and my husband, Dean, really liked him. That was good, because one day while Ken and I were driving to St. Louis for a hair show, he floated the idea of becoming my business partner. He was the most positive person and could find the silver lining in any situation.” Parker came onboard in 2006, and the two started remodeling A Shear Thing, implementing their shared vision. Eight months later, Parker died on a Colorado lake during a family vacation. “He was fishing alone at 5 a.m., enjoying the peace and tranquility of a favorite pastime,” Weir-MacInnis says. “His death was devastating to everyone, but I knew I needed to continue our collaborative vision. To this day I feel Ken’s presence at the salon. He’s still my guide, of sorts.”

Above: Becky Weir-MacInnis adds color to a client’s hair. Since 1997, Weir-MacInnis has owned and operated A Shear Thing, where she gives quality styling to her clients, but also gives back to the community through programs such as Wigs for Kids, Safehome and Shawnee Community Services.


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Dr. Michelle Robin offers guidance at a recent Happy & Healthy Hour. Her health initiative encourages residents to put their health and wellbeing first through small, action-oriented changes.

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or Shawnee chiropractor Dr. Michelle Robin, life changed in an instant.

In June 2015, while training for a sprint triathlon, Robin was clipped by a car during an early morning bike ride. “The result was 10 fractures in my pelvis, hip, elbow and thumb,” she wrote in her ebook, Small Changes Big Shifts. “I was laid up and unable to practice chiropractic for many months. The experience thoroughly tested my mind, body and spirit well-being.”

Now, a little more than two years later, Robin isn’t yet at 100 percent—but she’s close. “I’m at about 90 to 95 percent now, and it’s been two years,” she says. “I had the odds in my favor. I was living a well life.” Robin had already launched an integrative health center, Your Wellness Connection, prior to her accident. Yet that unthinkable firsthand experience with long-term recovery—combined with more than two decades as a chiropractor—prompted her to


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Anyone who has been on a wellness journey—whether weight loss, managing a chronic condition or dealing with a sudden illness or injury—knows the path to a healthier life can be downright daunting. Instead, Robin focuses on taking small steps that can add up in a big way as part of a four-part approach: mechanical, chemical, energetic and psychological/spiritual. Some examples? Drink water when you wake up. Stretch for 10 minutes each day. Strive for seven to nine hours of sleep each night. Eat vegetables. And at the end of each day, write down a moment or action that made you proud. Taking small steps to a healthier, more balanced life is beneficial for a number of reasons. Starting small is less nerve-racking and minimizes risk of burnout. Making small, action-oriented changes gives you a feeling of control. Small changes also allow flexibility, unlike so many of the rigid food and exercise programs that dominate the “get fit” landscape. Of course, one of the hardest parts of becoming healthier is getting started, so Your Wellness Connection offers plenty of help. Robin has compiled a number of resources, including a free ebook, a video series and events like Happy & Healthy Hours to help people take that leap and actively embrace a healthier, happier life.

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“I’m probably not going to tell you anything major you don’t know how to do,” she says. “You just have to say, ‘I’m worth it. I’m going to invest in myself, whether it’s writing a check to get a massage or an adjustment, or taking a walk. What can I do to invest in myself?’” Robin is in the midst of a year-long campaign with Your Wellness Connection to further spread the word about the available resources. By providing a variety of healthrelated resources, including events, her goal is to give people a tool that might just be more important than knowledge: community. “It takes a tribe,” she says. “I think it’s easy to stay engaged in the journey when you know why you’re doing it. You get a plan and have a tribe that helps you stay accountable.” That feeling of community doesn’t help just with accountability—it also helps with intention, which can keep people focused and on the right track, even in challenging situations. “That means we’re going to do it together,” she said. “At a Royals tailgate, for example, you could drink a glass of water between each cocktail, or bring more vegetables to snack on.” Again, the key is incorporating small steps that lead to big changes. And equally as important? An understanding that health and wellness are so much more than a number on the scale. “I think most people have a desire to be happier in their lives,” Robin said. “If you look at the definition of well-being, it means happy. We’re just trying to encourage people to have happier lives. I’ve had the awesome opportunity and responsibility to give guidance to people to take care of their well-being, and I’m just saying thank you.”

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Interested in learning more about Dr. Michelle Robin’s community-wide initiative, Your Wellness Connection? Visit www.YourWellnessConnection.com for resources, recipes and more. An events calendar keeps you in the loop on upcoming Happy & Healthy Hours, and you can sign up for Robin’s e-newsletters for health and wellness information delivered directly to your inbox.


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That was Judy Gerling’s first reaction when her son, who owns a Floridabased travel business, called and asked her to join him on a group trip to climb Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro. Seventy-one-year-old Gerling, who’s lived in Shawnee for 50 years, is no stranger to hiking. She’s traveled all over the world—to all seven continents, in fact—to hike, explore and sightsee. She also wasn’t a stranger to the soaring peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, which, at 19,340 feet, is the highest point in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. Gerling visited the mountain in 2012 for a climb that didn’t go well; however, after discussing the trip with her son—and hinging her participation on a few considerations—she agreed to return to Kilimanjaro in the fall of 2016.

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Gerling has always loved the outdoors. She remembers, as a child, following her dad while he hunted, “just traipsing in the woods with him.” Following a divorce 26 years ago, Gerling made more time to pursue the activities she loved—namely, hiking. She joined the Kansas City Outdoor Club and participated in hikes around the metro area. She also made a number of new friends, several of whom eventually branched off with Gerling to form their own group. “We travel as a group, so you can have the safety of a group and also have a trip you can afford because you divide everything among the group,” she says. “We’re all compatible and all love the same thing. They became my new life and family, in addition to my three children and 10 grandchildren.” As well as cultivating a love of hiking, Gerling also focuses on creating routines that help her maintain optimal health and mobility. For example, she walks three miles a day, rain or shine. “They say it takes three months to develop a habit,” she says. “With me, I will feel guilty if I don’t get my three miles in every day, so that’s pretty much my priority. If you make priorities and set them, they become a part of your life.” Gerling also finds success in accountability, one of many reasons her hiking group has become such an integral part of her life. “There’s going to be days when you drag yourself out the door, but if you have someone who’s waiting to meet you, that’s the impetus I need to get out the door,” she says. And once outside, surrounded by nature—whether in Kansas City or one of the more than 30 national parks she’s visited, Gerling finds peace and happiness in her surroundings and in the activity. “It’s a natural high, there’s no doubt about it,” she says. “I guess you could say I find my peace and my spirituality outdoors. Everything is enhanced when I’m in the jungle or in the forest or on a mountain. That’s where I like to be.” Gerling also loves the thrill of a challenge, pushing herself to climb higher, steeper trails, or what she calls “grueling hiking”—day-long climbs that are essentially straight up or straight down. It’s that inner drive that prompted Gerling to plan her first climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2012. During the climb, Gerling was less than 3,000 feet shy of the summit she chose to come down the mountain. “The route I used was partially my fault,” she said. “I didn’t research enough that this was the steepest, shortest, most hazardous of the routes. Consequently, I made it to about 17,000 feet, then turned around. I thought I gave it my best shot, and I was OK with it.” That is, until opportunity came knocking again.

Judy Gerling reaches the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2016. The 71-year-old Shawnee resident has been an avid hiker for 26 years. Photos on right provided by Judy Gerling.

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How to Start Hiking Seasoned hiker Judy Gerling offered several tips to help new hikers find success. 1. JOIN A GROUP. Gerling recommends using Meetup (www.meetup.com) to find a hiking group in your area. For those in the Kansas City area, try the KC Outdoor Club, the first group Gerling joined. You can also explore resources like the Sierra Club (sierraclub.org). “You’ve got to meet people who are likeminded if you’re going to succeed and do it,” she says. “You’re going to find friends and do it together.” 2. MAKE HIKING OR WALKING A PRIORITY. Gerling says she schedules her whole day around her 3-mile walks. Schedule your walk or hike and stick to it—that’s when it helps to enlist a friend to motivate you to get out the door. 3. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. Try to get enough sleep and follow good nutrition. Gerling avoids soda and sugary drinks. “Sugar makes you feel about as bad as you can feel,” she says. She has several foods she eats every day: an ounce of nuts, an apple and a handful of blueberries. Find a few of your own healthy favorites and make them daily staples. 4. INVEST IN GOOD GEAR. Head to a sporting goods or outdoor store and get fitted for proper hiking shoes. Gerling is a fan of both Merrill boots and Wright socks. “Knock on wood, I’ve never had a blister in all my years of hiking,” she says. “You have to take good care of your feet.” It’s also important to ensure you have the proper clothing and gear for the climate in which you’ll be hiking, especially if you start to travel or climb into higher altitudes. Never underestimate the importance of layers!

Judy Gerling displays pins from her extensive travels hiking around the world. Gerling climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2016 and will continue hiking for her health.


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“The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done” When Gerling’s son called about climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, she said yes—on several conditions. “I said I’d do this if we chose a different route—the longest one that gives us the most time for acclimatization,” she says. “He agreed; then I thought, ‘I’m locked in!’” Gerling’s son assembled a diverse group of eight hikers to make the journey. Then, Gerling began training. “I walked every day for six months prior,” she says. “I walk every day anyway, but I did a lot more hill climbing in Shawnee instead of just walking on a flat surface.” Gerling also went to the gym 4–5 times per week to use the stair machine, where she’d climb 151 flights of stairs in an hour to improve her endurance and strengthen her leg muscles. Already a healthy eater (thanks partly to a background as a nurse and a desire to prevent illness), Gerling focused on a high carbohydrate, high protein diet while drinking “about 4 to 5 quarts of water a day.” One of the biggest unknowns (and dangers) of climbing a peak like Mt. Kilimanjaro is how an individual will respond to the high altitude. Gerling, having climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and other smaller mountains before, knew she likely wouldn’t have problems. “You can train all you want, but you don’t know until you get there how you’re going to react in altitude—it’s a big surprise,” she says. “Fortunately, I had very little problems with the altitude—not even a headache.” Once the group arrived in Africa, they had around two days to conquer jet lag before the climb began. The climbers were accompanied by porters, who fulfill several key responsibilities: carrying the gear, setting up camp and preparing meals. “I couldn’t have done it without the porters,” Gerling says. “They make it feasible to try the climb.”

An interesting thing about climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is that climbers will pass through five climate zones on their way to the peak. Gerling says they started out in a “very tropical environment” before ascending above the treeline into what’s called the moorland. From there, climbers proceed into an arid desert, then alpine desert and, finally, the Arctic zone. The day that Gerling’s group reached the Arctic zone, the wind chill plummeted to 15 degrees below zero. “It’s very cold and snowy, and the air is extremely thin,” she says. “You really struggle to breathe, so you just go very slowly. It definitely becomes a mental thing after a certain height.” Gerling and her fellow climbers opted for the Lemosho route, which is the longest route to the top of the mountain. They climbed around 2,000 feet for seven days and, on the final day, climbed at night. The final leg was grueling, but the awaiting reward made all of the physical and mental work worthwhile. “That final night that you summit, you leave camp about 11 at night and it takes about seven hours to make it to the top,” she says. “You try to get to the top before sunrise so you can view the sunrise from that altitude, which is magnificent. Then, you’ve got to get back down because you break camp, then go down 2,000 more feet for the night.” Gerling says the climb is the hardest thing she’s ever done, but it was also “exhilarating. It was one of those things where you can’t actually believe you’re there.” Reaching the mountain’s summit was a tremendous accomplishment; for Gerling, it was made even more special because she shared it with her son. “My son asked me how I did this twice,” she says with a laugh. “He thought it was so terrible and cold in the tent. We had a lot of mother/son bonding time—lots of conversation.” Gerling and her son aren’t the only hikers in the family. Just a few weeks ago, Gerling flew to Denver to climb Mt. Bierstadt, a

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14,060-foot peak, with her daughter and two daughters-in-law. “I’ve been suggesting we do this before I get too old to hike,” she says. “Since I did Mt. Kilimanjaro with one of my sons, I wanted to get my daughter involved. We came up with a weekend when we could all meet, and it’s a bucket list item.”

“I don’t know how long I’m going to live, but I want to be in the best health possible for as long as I live.” —Judy Gerling

There’s no doubt that Gerling’s accomplishments have inspired others, including her friends and family. Yet for Gerling, the point isn’t to achieve a particular goal or conquer a specific mountain; it is to create a better quality of life. “I don’t know how long I’m going to live, but I want to be in the best health possible for as long as I live,” she says. “I know what I’ve got to do to maintain that goal and it can’t be sitting on this couch.” And besides—Gerling still has places to go. Despite visiting all seven continents, she still has several locations on her travel bucket list. At the top? Iceland. As for other, higher mountains? She’ll pass. “I don’t have any desire to climb Mt. Everest,” she says with a laugh. “I make that known right away.”


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MICHELLE DISTLER A Q&A with Shawnee’s mayor

Interview by Beth Kornegay | Photography by Kevin Anderson

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n addition to being mayor, Michelle Distler is a lifelong Shawnee resident, mother, full time security analyst and volunteer with several organizations. Here, Mayor Distler talks about her passion for Shawnee, why it’s important to work with community organizations and how her life has changed for the better as mayor.

Defense on behalf of the City of Shawnee. During lunch, Major General Tafanelli invited me to a refueling mission of the Air Force Kansas Air National Guard. During the mission, we refueled a B-52 over Arkansas in a KC-135 stratotanker at 400mph! Additionally, I got to take the trip of a lifetime to visit our sister cities in Erfurt, Germany, and Pittem, Belgium.

SM: Why did you want to become mayor? MD: Becoming mayor happened because of the infinite love I have for Shawnee’s past, present, and future. I care deeply about protecting that history as well as the future and want every resident to feel as though they have a voice and are heard and that we are working together. I have always responded and been accessible.

SM: What other experiences have you had as part of your mayoral mission that give back to the community? Why are those important? MD: I volunteer for several organizations. I am a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary and one very important event that my daughter Jeydan and I volunteer at every year is putting the flags up and taking them down for Flags for Freedom. I love driving down Johnson Drive and seeing all the flags flying; it invokes such pride in me to see that sea of patriotic colors. I am one of the founding members of Shawnee’s Community Emergency Response Team and have several hours of FEMA training to be able to help in case of emergency. Additionally I am HAM radio- and CPR-certified in case something was to happen while I am out and about in the community. I am a member of the Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association and volunteer every opportunity with our amazing police department, whether that means helping with traffic, role playing, or a DUI checkpoint. I have two miles of highway that I adopted and clean in memory of my uncle Jerry. I’ve done a lot of work for Special Olympics over the years including teaching job skills, fundraising, photography, graphic design, or volunteering at their events. The American Diabetes Association is also close to my heart, so I have volunteered over the years for that organization as well. I also adopt rescue animals.

SM: What is the best part of being mayor? MD: Those moments when you feel like you have made a difference with someone and you were able to do something to help them. I have been overwhelmed with emotion a few times since becoming mayor. Once when I could give the opportunity to a very special man to light the mayor’s Christmas tree, to see the pure joy in his eyes. I also had the opportunity to meet Charles Goslin, Shawnee’s amazing artist, whose work I have loved my entire life. He shared stories of Shawnee’s past and, unknown to me, painted me into his beautiful historical mural at city hall. Another time was when employees joined at city hall and sang “Happy Birthday” to me and surprised me with a post on Facebook. SM: What is something you would not have been able to do if you weren’t mayor? MD: I had the opportunity to go to the Pentagon to accept the Freedom Award from the Department of

I have donated my hair to Locks of Love a few times, and this year I donated my hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths for women fighting cancer. I’ve donated over 10 feet of hair over the past several years to a few different organizations. SM: Why are hands-on experiences as the mayor important to you? MD: They started out as a way for me to experience the jobs that city personnel do for our city. It did not matter if it was hot, raining, cold, or that I was eaten alive with hundreds of chigger bites, I wanted to shadow them and experience their day. We have the best of the best in Shawnee, and I am so proud of the work they do. I have experienced almost every job within the city. While they are humble and will tell you they are “just doing their job,” I was awestruck at the job they do. SM: How are you putting your personal touch on the position of mayor? MD: Some things I implemented in my first year to recognize the good in Shawnee include a coin that I give for special recognition. I give “You’ve been spotted by the Mayor” cards when someone provides great service. During monthly coffees and quarterly Q&As, I give residents updates on the city. For elementary students, I started the guest councilmember program so they can come be involved in local government. For older students, an essay contest to become mayor for a day. I implemented the Good Neighbor Award; I send notes for things being celebrated, personally welcome new businesses, opened the state of the city to the public, and many other things to recognize and encourage good. The world needs more good—why not start in Shawnee?


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STORY BY KIMBERLY WINTER STERN PHOTOGRAPHY BY SARAH REEVES


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25 California transplant Karen Sullivan is the last person you’d expect to be a sweater mitten expert. But after moving to the Kansas City area in 1998, she learned how to create toasty hand warmers out of meteorological necessity. “My son, Sam, played youth and high school football for 12 years, and my fellow football moms and I huddled in the stands in all kinds of weather,” Sullivan explains. “Some nights, watching our sons play, we were freezing. I started fashioning mittens from fleece in orange and black when he played at Shawnee Mission Northwest. We were instantly recognizable as players’ moms on cold, crisp nights.” Inspired by Pinterest, Sullivan revived the minimal sewing skills she acquired during junior high and high school home economics classes to make “softies,” a common European reference to stuffed animals. She added cozy mittens into the mix, and in 2011, her casual pastime of making animals and mittens as gifts for friends or selling them at a breakeven cost transformed into an actual business. “I made it official as far as a business venture and focused on making mittens, but wanted to keep softies as part of the name,” she says. “At one point or another everyone with the last name of Sullivan gets called Sully.” And so, in 2016, Sully’s Softies was born. Sullivan is a Shawnee resident along with her husband, John, and spends Monday through Friday as the fitness and wellness director at the Kansas City Country Club, a job she cherishes. During her spare time, she sews mittens from upcycled wool sweaters she finds during regular thrifting expeditions. Her tool of choice is one of two vintage Bernina sewing machines—“Those machines are absolute workhorses—I have two for insurance, in case one breaks down,” Sullivan says. The studio where she spends time crafting mittens and other products like cat toys, pin cushions, headbands and even potholders isn’t fancy—she commandeered son Sam’s former office adjacent to his bedroom once he started college at William Jewell in Liberty, Missouri, and Sullivan transformed it into a functional yet creative workshop. “I have to confess that the Sully’s Softies operation has spilled over into his bedroom, too,” says Sullivan, who estimates she’s made more than 1,000 pairs of mittens since 2011. “I clean up the annex to my business when he comes home for the summer.” Tidying up is no small task for Sullivan. Because she uses 100 percent wool sweaters purchased from thrift stores such as Shawnee’s Goodwill Industries, the stray fibers from cutting the wool into mittens collects rapidly. “Every couple of weeks I have to do a deep-clean vacuum,” Sullivan says, “and even then, it’s impossible to get every surface clear of the wool. I dream about making my studio Pinterest-worthy, though no one’s craft room is really that perfect, right?” Sully’s Softies customers hail from across the country, but Sullivan notes that people in coldweather states are especially attracted to her sweater mittens. “I receive lots of orders from Michigan, Maine, Minnesota, Massachusetts,” she says. “And a couple of years ago when Boston experienced a big snowfall, Sully’s Softies received a surge in business. East Coasters love the sweater mittens—it’s a style of mitten they’re used to, thick and heavy.” Sullivan’s mittens are each one-of-a-kind, thanks to the different sweaters she uses. Each pair is adorned with some type of embroidery or a heart or peace sign embellishment. “Happy mittens,” says Sullivan, who by nature is a kind and positive person and careful to produce a product that exemplifies her own life philosophy. Sully’s Softies are sold online at Sullivan’s Etsy shop and eBay; she’s also an active member of the Instagram community where customers can see her products and reach out to place an order. One unexpected byproduct of turning Sully’s Softies into an e-commerce-based business is the social community Sullivan encountered and has subsequently embraced. Issues with her embroidery machine? Sullivan relies on internet forums for tips and tricks. Advice on building an Etsy shop or an eBay store? There are plenty of people in groups that offer solopreneurs sage advice. Setting up PayPal? Check.

Mitten Magic Sully’s Softies mittens are impeccably designed to last many seasons and sewn for everyone from toddlers to teens and adults, including men and women. Unlike most mittens, Karen Sullivan’s creations are actually three mittens in one. “Mine are differentiated from many sold because of the double lining with soft Sherpa fleece inside,” Sullivan says. “I also felt the wool, a process that allows the fibers to bind, keeping the wool from unraveling. Sully’s Softies are wind resistant and waterproof— essential qualities if you’re standing at a wicked cold high school stadium or cheering on the Chiefs at Arrowhead or playing in the snow.” Sullivan is passionate about helping people and making them feel comfortable, whether it’s in her chosen career as a fitness and wellness director or as her alter-ego, Sully’s Softies. “It gives me great pleasure to make a quality product that people buy for themselves or as gifts,” she says.


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Sullivan even started a group of artisans who exclusively make their products from wool; they offer one another encouragement, solution, inspiration and motivation. “At first, setting up the backend of the business seemed insurmountable, until I started connecting with other people who had the same questions,” Sullivan says. “Meeting fellow Kansas City-area makers, too, is priceless. Many of us have become friends.” Sullivan and her husband live in a wooded Shawnee neighborhood marked by rolling terrain— topography that reminds her of San Francisco, where she once lived. “There are still lots of things I miss about the Bay Area, but Shawnee is home and we love it here,” she says. “Wonderful people, a great vibe and endless opportunities. And I certainly wouldn’t have developed a mitten-making business in California.”


27 Shawnee’s Thrifting Bonanza Because Karen Sullivan’s mittens are fashioned from sweaters people give her or ones she finds at thrift stores around the metro, she is extra careful to use as much of the garment as possible. “Very little waste—that’s why, in addition to mittens, I make items like pin cushions and even little heart-shaped sachets and hand warmers,” she says. When it came to combing through piles of sweaters for her eco-friendly mittens, Sullivan was pleasantly surprised to find a wealth of thrift stores in Shawnee. “I could spend a whole day shopping at all the stores around here, including Goodwill Industries, Savers, City Thrift, Shawnee Community Services and Hillcrest Thrift,” she says. “There’s certainly not a lack of quality sweaters waiting to find new life.”


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Shawnee’s ghost tour tells the town’s haunted history Story by Beth Kornegay | Illustrations by Jake Angell

When Ghost Tours of Kansas was looking to expand to a new city in 2009, Shawnee was a logical choice. The company already had two tour guides living in the city, and business was booming. Ghost and paranormal shows were popular on television, and longtime customers of the company were eager for tours in new cities. Cathy Ramirez, owner of Ghost Tours of Kansas, explains how the Shawnee tour was put together. “We always start by doing our historical research about the happenings in the area,” she says. “Oftentimes, tragic events in the past can lead to the hauntings that are experienced today.” Shawnee’s pioneer history includes a visit by William Quantrill and his bushwhackers in October 1862. Riding into town on horseback, the raiders corralled citizens into the center of town—an area that is present-day city hall. Two Shawnee residents were killed during Quantrill’s raid on Shawnee. Many historians believe that Quantrill used that raid as practice for his bloody sacking of Lawrence in August 1863, which led to the deaths of nearly 200 men and boys. That traumatic event could have left an impression on downtown Shawnee that resulted in a cluster of hauntings. In addition to the historical research that goes on to prepare a tour, Ramirez says that one thing that sets her tours apart from other local ghost tours is that tour guests actually get out of the bus and explore some of the locations on their own. In Shawnee, stops include two cemeteries and a walking tour through downtown Shawnee’s hotbed of paranormal activity.


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While there are no personal homes on the tour, Ramirez and her team compiled stories by talking to local business owners and collecting first-hand accounts. The team walked doorto-door asking those owners and store employees if they had seen anything unusual or if anything inexplicable had happened. The stories quickly began to pour in. “Anyone can look up ghost stories on the internet, but we talk to people who have had experiences with paranormal activities in their businesses,” Ramirez says. “We also have a group of paranormal investigators who go into various locations at the invitation of the owners to see if they can get additional information about the haunting. Those things definitely add another perspective

to the stories that are told on our tours. We use businesses that are haunted so our tour guests can actually go back to those stores and patronize the businesses and find out more about the hauntings. Ghosts are actually good for business.” During one of the paranormal investigations for the Shawnee tour, the investigators not only gathered some impressive evidence but also validated a name and captured a voice on a digital recorder. The voice was confirmed to be that of the current business owner’s grandfather, who was acknowledging the fact that he liked another relative still working in the business. Mike Unterreiner, owner of downtown Shawnee’s Hartman Hardware, has plenty

of unexplained happenings in his store. Unterreiner says that several of his customers have seen a woman in white in one of the aisles, and other people have heard footsteps coming down the stairs when nobody is in the upstairs storage area. “One night I was working in the back and heard voices coming from the computer speakers,” he says. “It was a woman’s voice talking about picking up the kids. It turns out that the speakers weren’t plugged in, and they were turned off. It made the hair on my arm stand on end.” Each tour is different due to the interaction with the crowd. Many times, tour guests are excited to tell their personal ghost stories or ask questions of the tour guides.


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New encounters are constantly being added as those stories are passed along to Ramirez or the Shawnee tour guides. “It’s very common for wives or girlfriends to drag their husbands or boyfriends to a tour,” Ramirez says. “The guys aren’t always willing participants, but they go to appease their wives or girlfriends. By the end of the tour, the guys are the ones asking all the questions and finding out what other cities Ghost Tours of Kansas offers tours in so they can go to those tours, too.” There have even been some unexplained happenings that have occurred during tours. On the inaugural Shawnee tour in 2009, a group of girls was sitting in the back of the bus taking pictures of their group on a cell phone. One of the pictures had white lights over the girls’ faces, much like what the trail of a sparkler would leave. The photo could not be explained, and nobody saw any strange lights as the photos were being taken. Another time, a tour guest took a picture through a window of a business. She captured what appeared to be a green-lit translucent hand reaching towards the camera. Again, the photo could not be explained.

Catch the next ghost tour of Shawnee on Saturday, Oct. 21. Tickets and requests for private tours can be made through www.ghosttoursofkansas.com.


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Resource Guide YOUR BUSINESS

IN COOPERATION WITH THE SHAWNEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND SUNFLOWER PUBLISHING, WE ARE PROUD TO OFFER THIS GUIDE TO SHAWNEE BUSINESSES AND BUSINESS RESOURCES.


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Business Resource Guide

I am excited to introduce the 2017 Shawnee Chamber of Commerce “Business Resource Guide.” This is the sixth year the guide has been included in the first-class Shawnee Magazine, and our goal is to provide you with information that is valuable and easy to use. Shawnee is one of the fastest-growing communities in the state. To quantify this growth, Shawnee has experienced more than a quarter of a billion dollars in committed investment in the past six years. The chamber’s collaborative work with the business community and the City of Shawnee supports economic growth and enhances the quality of life in our city. On behalf of the board of directors, I’m pleased to introduce the chamber’s new president | CEO Ann Smith-Tate. We are fortunate to have Ann join our organization. She brings an extensive economic development background to the chamber, and she has served in leadership roles in both city government and chambers of commerce. This guide includes a directory of chamber member businesses and organizations. You’ll also find details about the Shawnee Chamber Corporation and its divisions—the Chamber, the Economic Development Council and Visit Shawnee. When you need information and resources for Shawnee, it’s all right here. Please take a few minutes to review this publication and keep it handy as a quick reference. These entities represent a key reason our community is a great place to live, work and play. We encourage you to do business with these chamber members.

BRIAN S. BROWN Chairman of the Board

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Visit Shawnee

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Chamber & Foundation Accolades

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Member Advantages

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Engaging Our Members

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Member-Value Programs

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Shawnee Living

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A History of Good Business

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Investing in Our Community’s Future

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Shawnee Education

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An Exceptional Quality of Life

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Shawnee CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

AN EFFECTIVE BUSINESS STRATEGY Chamber membership is an effective business strategy that has been making a difference in Shawnee for more than 70 years. The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce has a successful history of promoting the business interests of Shawnee and is the leading advocate for the growth and enhancement of our greater region. Our membership ranges from family-owned businesses to large national and international corporations. Chamber members take an active role in our community holding leadership positions within their companies and on boards with community organizations.

Membership benefits are realized year-round and are designed to help businesses of all sizes grow and prosper. Immediate value is recognized with the chamber’s marketing tools and business connections. Member advantages include opportunities such as: advocacy, networking and connecting, access, promotions and sponsorships, online and print directories, education and resources and much more.

percent of chambers in the U.S. The Shawnee Chamber is one of only three chambers in Kansas with this top-level accomplishment. This honor distinguishes the high quality, expertise and strong leadership displayed by an accredited chamber.

TOP 1% OF CHAMBERS IN THE U.S. The Shawnee Chamber received a 5-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2014, placing it in the top one

MISSION To develop and enhance our community through dynamic leadership.

VISION The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce effectively promotes the business interests of Shawnee and is the leading advocate for the growth and enhancement of our community.

2017 Chamber Staff

Ann Smith-Tate President | CEO

Mary Taylor

Senior Vice President

Kevin Fern

Executive Director Visit Shawnee

Joyce Allard

Communications Manager

LOCATION Offices are on the second floor of the Central Bank of the Midwest 15100 West 67th Street, Suite 202 Shawnee, KS 66217-9344 913.631.6545 | www.shawneekschamber.com Marlene Shirley

Executive Assistant

Shelby Ostrom

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2017 Executive Committee

INVESTORS

GUILD 2017 PLATINUM INVESTORS GUILD

Brian S. Brown Chairman TeamHealth

Dennis Monahan Chair-Elect Central Bank of the Midwest

Heidi Thummel

Treasurer GBA – Architects and Engineers

Tim Deves Past Chair Edward Jones

Ann Smith-Tate President | CEO

2017 Board of Directors 2016 INVESTORS GUILD MEMBERS

Paul Ridgway Agency, Bryan Rapp Agency, Brad Henry Agency, Jennifer Williamson Agency

JoLynn Brosnan Courtyard by Marriott

Frank Harwood

Superintendent Unified School District #232 Desoto

Pam Cooper The UPS Store

Michelle Herman Sunflower House

Michelle Distler Mayor of Shawnee

Michael Knecht

Shawnee Mission Health

Todd Fitzpatrick First Business Bank

Kent Luther Bayer

Dr. Patrick Hammond

Hammond Chiropractic

Leo Nunnink UMB Bank

PAST BOARD CHAIRS For a complete list of past Board Chairs, please visit www.shawneekschamber.com Dr. Kenny Southwick

Interim Superintendent Shawnee Mission School District

John Wills

State Farm Insurance

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2017 SEDC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Leo Nunnink Chair | UMB Bank

Carol Lehman Chair-Elect | Johnson County Community College

David Barnes Tallgrass Freight Company, LLC

Brian Brown Chairman of the Board | Shawnee Chamber of Commerce | TeamHealth

B&B Theatres Shawnee 18

Mayor Michelle Distler City of Shawnee

Carol Gonzales City Manager | City of Shawnee

Dennis Monahan Chair-Elect of the Board | Shawnee Chamber of Commerce | Central Bank of the Midwest

Rusty Mudgett Mark One Electric Co., Inc.

Justin Nichols, Lathrop Gage LLP

Kevin Rudolph Hans Rudolph, Inc.

Ann Smith-Tate President | CEO

Clint Spoor Complete Construction Service

Dawn Tubbesing Academy Bank

Todd Weltmer Parkway Real Estate

Shawnee Economic DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

The Shawnee Economic Development Council (SEDC) is a division of the Shawnee Chamber Corporation and works collaboratively with the City of Shawnee to promote job creation, business expansion and real estate development in Shawnee. The SEDC offers a number of valuable services to new and expanding enterprises and includes: • Site selection market analysis • Education and counsel on local and state business incentive programs • Market data on the City of Shawnee, labor force, demographics and other economic information • Liaison for additional business resources The SEDC consists of a group of chamber members who are committed to Shawnee’s economic growth and development. Members of the SEDC have access to unique networking and business knowledge sharing opportunities, and are among the first to know about new business investments in Shawnee. For more information, visit www.shawnee-edc.com or call 913.631.6545.

Visit SHAWNEE Visit Shawnee works to increase the number of visitors and events and to create a positive impact in the tourism segment of the local economy. It provides information on park and recreation facilities; details on fun activities for the whole family; and a hospitality tent at all major events and celebrations. To best serve the tourism industry, Visit Shawnee works closely with local hotels. This includes the Courtyard by Marriott, the Hampton Inn and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. The Comfort Inn & Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suites will open soon, and will expand local accommodations for visitors. In 2016, Visit Shawnee fulfilled 315 requests for relocation or visitors information, and provided information and promotions for more than 5,400 visitor requests on accommodations, dining and entertainment. For more information, visit www.visitshawneeks.com or call 913.631.6545.


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Courtyard by Marriott

Neal Sawyer, Vice-Chair

Rebuilding Together Shawnee

Carol Gonzales

City Manager | City of Shawnee

Kevin Fern

Executive Director | Visit Shawnee

Ann Smith-Tate President | CEO

2017 VISIT SHAWNEE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Stacey Bienhoff

Old Shawnee Days Society

Brian Brown

Chairman of the Board | Shawnee Chamber of Commerce | TeamHealth

Randy Bull

Hampton Inn

Mayor Michelle Distler City of Shawnee

Robin Frazee

Central Bank of the Midwest

Robin Heath

Firehouse Subs

Mark Hembrey Hereford House

Neil Holman

Director, Parks & Recreation | City of Shawnee

Ruben Luna

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Dave MacKay

Shawnee Mission Beach Volleyball

Cathy Marks

Paulo & Bill Restaurant

Jim Neighbor

Councilmember | City of Shawnee

Cary Danielson Pandzik Music Theatre Kansas City

Mickey Sandifer

Councilmember | City of Shawnee

2016 Ambassador of the Year Carrie Bingham, Little Monkey Bizness Honors an outstanding individual serving on the Ambassador committee. 2017 Betty Charlton Scholarship recipients Sierra Alley | St. James Academy Kayla Craigmile | Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Awarded to a graduating senior intending to continue his or her education who has demonstrated exceptional involvement in community leadership. 2016 Chamber Star Award Ann Wilkinson, First National Bank Recognizes an individual chamber volunteer who shines with extraordinary measures of service and commitment. 2016 Citizen of the Year Award Charley Vogt, Country Club Bank Bestowed on an individual who has worked hard to make Shawnee a better place to live, work and grow. 2017 Visit Shawnee Good Starts Here Award Mark Hembrey, Hereford House Presented for outstanding service to Shawnee tourism.

2017 Economic Development Awardees (SEDC) Amazon B&B Theatres Shawnee 18 Centra Care Shawnee Mission Urgent Care CityWide Electric Comfort Inn & Suites Discount Tire Entrematic Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange Summers, Spencer & Company, P.A. Presented to companies that have invested in Shawnee’s commercial and/or economic development by capital investment, job creation or retention. 2017 Shawnee Tomorrow Leadership Graduates Cassey Anson, Edward Jones Louis Bornman, Dept. of the Army – Retired Julie Breithaupt, City of Shawnee Sonya Buhlmann, Great Western Bank Clark Grisell, Terracon Consultants, Inc. Alex Hummel, Community America Credit Union Jeff Kilgore, Amos Family Funeral Home Phil Kreiling, 411 Impact Sam Larson, City of Shawnee Sara Lissauer, Sunflower House Ben McAnany, McAnany Construction Neil Melton, Central Bank Timothy Short, HCA Mitra Templin, State Farm Insurance Elijah Thompson, Overland Park Regional Medical Center Josh Vogel, McCownGordon Construction Amy Williams, Shawnee Mission Health


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SHAWNEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION

The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Foundation was incorporated in December 2014. Several programs operate under the Shawnee Foundation including the Shawnee Tomorrow Leadership Program, the Betty Charlton Scholarship Fund, business and educational programs, Leadership Alumni, research and future community quality of life programs. FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS Justin Nichols, Foundation Chairman, Lathrop Gage LLP Dr. Patrick Hammond, Vice-Chair, Hammond Chiropractic Ann Smith-Tate, President | CEO FOUNDATION BOARD DIRECTORS Kevin Bennett, Bennett Bodine & Waters, P.A. Brian Brown, TeamHealth Leon Logan, Summers, Spencer & Company, P.A. Donna Zimmerman, Special Olympics Kansas

Member ADVANTAGES

Access—Members of the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce gain a competitive edge over non-members with exclusive opportunities. This includes access to an active business network, including key business, civic and community leaders. The print, online and mobile directories also make it easy for fellow members, residents and customers to find you. • Direct business assistance for business owners; and access to Kansas Small Business Development Center. • Access to workforce resources – easy-to-use online job portal and resources to serve workforce needs. • Every chamber member is listed for free in the print directory and the website member directory. • Chamber members are referred to individuals looking for a particular product or service. • New members gain instant visibility when introduced at networking events. • Get information about the Shawnee Chamber, its members and the community while you’re on the go through the free MemberPlus mobile app.


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Promotion—The chamber provides outstanding opportunities, both face-to-face and digital, to raise your company profile and credibility in addition to building your business connections. By offering numerous networking opportunities at various dates and times with different focuses, you are certain to find an opportunity that meets your needs. • Attend or host an event to build your business network and meet potential new customers. • Connect with us and others through our strong social media channels. • Stay current on what’s happening with the Weekly Update emails, bimonthly ChamberLine e-newsletter and chamber website. • Increase visibility and reach new customers with an enhanced online directory listing with photos, a video, additional information and more. Advocacy—Chamber leadership advocates on behalf of the business community, creating a climate of growth and success that benefits all. Your membership ensures that your business stays informed on legislative issues at the local, regional and state level with action updates and alerts. This inside track will help your business thrive, while you continue your own professional development. • Join the governmental affairs committee and help develop the chamber’s state legislative agenda for the year. • Remain current on legislative issues affecting business. • Chamber leadership develops position statements and testifies on issues affecting the local business environment. • The chamber advocates for public policies to promote the interests of business and drive economic prosperity. Impact—Numerous free and fee-based marketing and sponsorship opportunities make it affordable and easy for members to gain visibility for their businesses. These unique opportunities provide you with the ability to promote your organization to other members and to the community. • Grow your contacts by cultivating relevant connections for your business. • Post coupons, discounts and member-to-member deals on the website that can also be viewed with the MemberPlus mobile app. • Share your job openings through the chamber website and find great talent. • Promote your events on the website member events calendar, which also populates the MemberPlus mobile app. • Get noticed with a variety of event sponsorship opportunities. • Increase visibility and reach new customers with an enhanced online directory listing with photos, videos, additional information and more.

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Engaging OUR MEMBERS

Ambassadors Ambassadors are a passionate group of volunteers who welcome new members and guests during ribbon cuttings, Business After Hours, networking, coffees and other events. Google Business Workshops Free workshops help chamber members learn more about growing their business online, enhancing their online presence and more. Governmental Affairs Persons interested in legislative issues might serve on the Governmental Affairs Committee. This group

helps develop the annual state legislative platform and meets with elected officials during the session. MembersPlus Mobile App Provides members with easy access to the information they need from their mobile devices. Members are able to register, pay and check-in for events and other chamber activities. Small Business Saturday Member businesses help the chamber promote this event to other small businesses and the community. This highly successful event is held on the Saturday after Black Friday in November.

Social Media The chamber’s social media platforms help build relationships and keep members informed through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. Website Our high-quality, mobile friendly website features news, event calendars, a membership directory, ability to post jobs, hot deals, member-to-member deals and much more.


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MEMBER-VALUE

Programs Shawnee Young Professionals Shawnee Young Professionals (SYP) is designed to provide opportunities for individuals in their 20s and 30s to build a personal network, grow professionally and become further engaged in the business community. It is not limited to those who live or work in the Shawnee area. Events a.m. Connect—Enjoy coffee and conversation while you meet and connect with chamber members and guests. Coffee/Ribbon Cuttings Learn more about a new, existing or expanding business at the coffees and ribbon cuttings.

Shawnee Tomorrow Leadership Class

Golf

Membership Luncheons The featured guest speaker and luncheon program provides information vital to doing business. Business After Hours Enjoy food, beverages, great networking and the opportunity to find out more about the hosting member business’ products and services.

Shawnee Young Professionals

Annual Dinner At this premier event, guests have the opportunity to meet new leadership to bid on auction items, enjoy an excellent dinner followed by a dancing. Golf Tournament The tournament is at the private course at Lake Quivira Country Club. Business Expo Free and open to the public, the expo brings the community directly to exhibitors and provides an excellent opportunity to promote your business.

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QUICK FACTS & STATISTICS

• Population: Approximately 65,260 people currently reside in 26,111 households. 18,901 (73%) are homeowner occupied and 6,979 (27%) are renter occupied. • Median Age: 36.1 years—very close to the KC Metro and the nation • Average Household Size: 2.65 vs. 2.55 for the KC Metro. • Median household Income is estimated to be $77,271 compared to the KC Metro median of $61,567 and the national median of $56,516. • Average gross annual income is $88,545—130% of the KC Metro and 134% of the national average. • Home Values: Average value of homes is $196,100. • Climate: Average temperature January 38° F— July 90° F. Annual precipitation 35.51 inches.

Living SHAWNEE

Shawnee is among the top 20 fastest growing cities in Kansas and Kansas City. Shawnee is expected to remain a regional growth leader for years to come with a current population of approximately 65,260. This growth can be attributed to the value Shawnee provides in desirable Johnson County. The city is committed to preserving its small town values as it plans for growth. While community services are modern and comprehensive, the property tax rate is low. The city’s winning combination of excellent schools, safe neighborhoods and easy access to a wide range of entertainment and recreation, provides those who live and work in Shawnee with an excellent quality of life.

Growth POPULATION

Between 2010 and 2016, Shawnee experienced a growth rate of nearly 5 percent. During the same time, the 14-county metro population increased from 2,009,342 to 2,104,509.

2010

2016

62,209

65,260

145,786

151,709

48,190

52,903

Overland Park, Kansas

173,372

188,966

Johnson County, Kansas

544,179

580,159 (2015)

Shawnee, Kansas Kansas City, Kansas Lenexa, Kansas

Kansas City Metro Area Sources: U.S. Census and Mid America Regional Council

2,035,334

2,340,000

LONG RANGE FORECAST

Johnson County, which includes the city of Shawnee, is forecast from 2010 to 2040 to have the largest growth of population, households and employment anywhere in the KC metro area. By 2040, Johnson County will surpass Jackson County as the county in the region with the highest population and employment. • The population is expected to increase by 231,298 for the 30-year forecast, 32.1 percent of the region’s total population. Johnson County will account for 44.2 percent of the region’s growth. • About 40 percent of the job growth in the metro is projected to occur in Johnson County. By 2040 the county will be home to 449,431 jobs —35.3 percent of the region’s total. The largest sector of growth is expected to be in services. • The number of households is expected to rise by 95,043 between 2010–2040 with 40.2 percent of the region’s growth in Johnson County. Source: Mid-America Regional Council


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Business Resource Guide MAJOR PRIVATE SECTOR

WestLink Business Center Building 2

EMPLOYERS 500+ Employees

Bayer (North American Headquarters)

Healthcare and agriculture

FedEx Ground

Parcel distribution center

Waste Management of Kansas City Waste management and recycling

100-499 Employees

AJ Plastic Products/Churchill Container

Plastic injection molding manufacturer

Amazon

Business A HISTORY OF GOOD

Shawnee has a good business climate that welcomes new businesses and nurtures existing ones. An educated work force, excellent highway accessibility, location within the Kansas City metropolitan area, variety of new or existing properties and a work environment that thrives, all make Shawnee a desirable place to own and operate a business. City of Shawnee’s Business Incentives:

Online Retailer

Kraft Tool Company

Professional tools manufacturer

McLane Food Service

Food products distributor

Naz Dar Industries Ink manufacturer

PeopleAdmin

Talent management solutions

SKC Communications Products Communications solutions

http://bit.ly/2i7ogCy

Kansas Business Incentives Brochure: http://bit.ly/2vJS0bP

State incentive program descriptions and applications: http://bit.ly/2whgPOU

Along with the many outstanding features of Shawnee itself, the City of Shawnee, and the state of Kansas have unique incentive programs to help qualifying new or existing businesses grow and prosper. Shawnee businesses, from large corporate headquarters to the small business start-ups, are involved in the community because they love this city.

BUSINESS FACTS & STATS • Shawnee’s industrial vacancy rate is 4.3 percent. By air, Shawnee and the Kansas City metropolitan area are perfectly located: halfway to either coast – about a 3½-hour flight to New York City or L.A. • Shawnee is 15-30 minutes from three airports: KC International (30 minutes), Johnson County Executive Airport (25 minutes), New Century AirCenter (15 minutes). • Shawnee has excellent highway access: adjacent to I-35 and I-435 and K-7 Highway with connections to I-70, US-69 and K-10, which means transportation costs are lower. • Shawnee’s central time zone allows for more daily business hours with the entire country.

2015 Construction Residential permits: 326 permits with a value of $48 million Commercial permits: 56 permits with a value of $20 million Total value: $68 million

2016 Construction Residential permits: 335 permits with a value of $48 million Commercial permits: 48 permits with a value of $18 million Total value: $66 million


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INVESTING IN OUR COMMUNITY’S

Future

The City of Shawnee continues to experience strong growth, and both businesses and residents enjoy a quality of life that make the area a desirable place to live and work. Successful public-private partnerships are making a difference to businesses and individuals across Shawnee. Shawnee has experienced more than a quarter of a billion dollars in economic development during the past six years, and in 2016 added: • 215 new jobs • $10 million in new annual payroll • $30 million in new capital investments Industrial development has seen the WestLink Business Center open and lease a majority of the second spec building. Construction for building number three is expected to be completed in 2017. Online retail giant Amazon is leasing nearly 80,000 sq. ft. in the WestLink Business Center on 43rd Street near K-7 Highway. Approximately 150 jobs have been created and 20,000 sq. ft. of space is left in this building. A three-story building on the northwest corner of Goddard and Shawnee Mission Parkway is the anchor of the $15.5 million Stag’s Creek mixed-use project. The 35,000 sq. ft office building features an innovative design of steel and glass. A Raising Cane’s restaurant and Andy’s Frozen Custard shop are also included in the development. Centra Care Shawnee Mission Urgent Care offers nonemergency medical care seven days per week and is located at 11245 Shawnee Mission Parkway. The convenient location provides a board-certified physician on staff, while x-rays, prescriptions and labs are also available on-site.


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PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS SERVING THE

SHAWNEE COMMUNITY Shawnee Mission School District

Education SHAWNEE

Education is a major focus of advocacy for both the city and the chamber, and the two public school districts serving Shawnee are consistently ranked among the best. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report named two high schools in USD 232 DeSoto and two high schools in the Shawnee Mission Public School District among the Best High Schools in America. A number of higher education institutes are located in Johnson County and metropolitan Kansas City, just minutes from Shawnee. Numerous colleges on America’s Best Colleges list are a few hours away including: • Kansas State University • University of Kansas • Rockhurst University • William Jewell College • University of Missouri-Columbia • Truman State University • Missouri State University and University of Missouri – Kansas City Forbes, Aug. 2016

View a list of higher learning institutes located in the metropolitan area at bit.ly/KCHigherEd.

Public School District Comparison 2016 District Finalists

Enrollment

National Merit Scholar Finalists

USD 232 DeSoto

7,163

3

Shawnee Mission

27,521

14

Olathe

29,622 22

Source: School Districts

www.smsd.org 913.993.6200

Unified School District 232 De Soto www.usd232.org 913.667.6200

Composite ACT Score De Soto: 23.5 Shawnee Mission: 23.9 Olathe: 23.9 Kansas: 21.9 US: 20.8 Graduation Rates De Soto: 97% Shawnee Mission: 88.2% Olathe: 92.6% Kansas: 86.1%


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Quality of Life AN EXCEPTIONAL

Quality of life for people in Shawnee means enjoying a welcoming community with big-city amenities. Top rated schools, a growing economy, low cost of living and a wide variety of recreation are just a few good reasons to grow your business and family in Shawnee, Kansas. City parks feature more than 563 acres for outdoor recreation, and Shawnee Mission Park is a 1,600-acre multi-use park with a scenic lake for boating, fishing and much more. Shawnee’s outstanding trail system offers walking, running and biking options for residents of all ages. The long-awaited Monticello Library is underway at the corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and K-7 Highway. The $18.1 million project will feature a modern design aesthetic and technology that will be available to the public. New residential development continues with the construction of the Prairie Pines townhomes and Prieb Homes’ announcement of a 160+ acres for Canyon Lakes single family residences west of K-7 Highway.

SHAWNEE WORKFORCE FACTS & STATS • Nearly 1,500 business establishments employ just under 25,000 workers • The median commute time for Shawnee residents is 20 minutes • 94.4% of all Shawnee residents age 25+ have at least a high school diploma • 42.2% of all Shawnee residents age 25+ have at least a bachelor’s degree

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

(population age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher)

Shawnee 42.2% KC Metro 32% Kansas 31% US 33.4%

2016 Labor Force Statistics

Civilian Employed Unemployed Unemployment Labor Force Rate

Shawnee, Kansas

35,560 34,448 1,112 3.2%

Johnson County, Kansas

324, 368

314,296

10,072

3.1%

Metropolitan Kansas City

1,124,961

1,076,258

48,703

4.3%

Source: Kansas Department of Labor, Labor Market Information Services in conjunction with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


DIRECTORY

Membership

ADVERTISER

Index AAA Travel Shawnee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Casey’s General Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Christian Brothers Automotive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

City of Shawnee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover

Explore Lawrence (CVB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

FedEx Ground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Johnson County Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Kansas Gas Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Manhattan CVB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Maple Hill Funeral Home & Cemetary . . . . . . . . . . 61

Martin Family Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Molly Maid of Central JOCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Park University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Parkway Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Shawnee Mission Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover

Santa Fe Tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Shawnee Hills Senior Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Shawnee Oral Surgery, LC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Sunflower Embroidery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

State Farm Agent - Erin Barrett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13


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Bridges & Yallaly CPAs, P.A. L. Wayne Bridges 10610 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 220 Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-6581 www.by-cpas.com Kirchner, Inc. Craig Kirchner 12404 West 62nd Terrace Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 962-0012 TaxesPlus, Inc Chelsea Sheahan 10314 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 432-3147 www.taxesplus.com Accounting/CPA

Fiser Group, P.A. Mitch Fiser 8760 Monrovia Street Lenexa, KS 66215 (913) 438-2226 www.fisergroup.com Goering and Granatino, P.A. Sarah Quinlivan 84 Corporate Woods, 10801 Mastin Blvd., Suite 740 Overland Park, KS 66210 (913) 396-6225 www.ggkccpa.com Summers, Spencer & Company, P.A. Skyler Fairchild 7225 Renner Road, Suite 110 Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 491-4484 www.ssccpas.com Ad Specialties and Awards

Avalon Specialties, Inc. Kim Scheid 8827 Hemlock Drive Overland Park, KS 66212 (913) 403-6366 www.avalonspecialties.com Imagination Branding Mary Ann Vogt 5822 Millbrook Street Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 548-0370 www.imaginationbranding.com Regal Awards & Advertising Specialties Molly Bingaman 6370 College Blvd Overland Park, KS 66211 (913) 451-5744 www.regalawards.com

Animal Health Products

Bayer Kent Luther 12707 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 268-2000 animalhealth.bayer.com/ah/ Apartments

Hampton Woods Apartments Lara Golike 16955 West 68th Street Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 268-4111 www.hamptonwoodsapartments.com Nieman Square Apartments Scott Miller 11115 West 64th Terrace Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 268-0007 www.athomeaptskc.com Appraisals

Mattes Appraisal Company, Inc. Elaine Copp 5832 Flint Street Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 248-1030 Architects

GBA Architects + Engineers Heidi Thummel 9801 Renner Boulevard Lenexa, KS 66219 (913) 492-0400 www.gbateam.com Klover Architects, Inc. Henry Klover 10955 Lowell Avenue, Suite 700 Overland Park, KS 66210 (913) 649-8181 www.klover.net NSPJ Architects, P.A. Tim Homburg 3515 West 75th Street Prairie Village,KS 66208 (913) 831-1415 www.nspjarch.com Assisted Living Facilities

Brookdale Rosehill Suzie Sexton 12802 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 962-7600 www.brookdale.com

Brookdale Shawnee Vicki Jones 11400 West 65th Street Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 248-1500 www.brookdale.com

Logan Law Firm LLC Mark Logan 11005 West 60th Street, Suite 320 Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 268-9393 www.loganandjenkins.com

The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Laura Donnelly 2300 North 113th Terrace Kansas City, KS 66109 (913) 400-7006 www.thepiperlife.com

Polsinelli PC Curt Petersen 6201 College Blvd, Suite 500 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913) 451-8788 www.polsinelli.com

Association

Shawnee Downtown Business Association Mike Unterreiner 11006 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 268-5393 Attorney/Legal Services

Bennett Bodine & Waters, P.A. Kevin Bennett 11125 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 948-7900 www.bbw-law.com Chapin Law Firm, LLC Brett Chapin 11212 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 385-0600 www.chapinlawfirm.com Evans & Mullinix, PA John Larson 7225 Renner Road, Suite 200 Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 962-8700 www.evans-mullinix.com Grover Law Firm LLC Mark Grover 7270 West 98th Terrace Overland Park, KS 66216 (913) 432-1000 www.groverlawkc.com Kutak Rock LLP Joseph Serrano 2300 Main Street, Suite 800 Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 960-0090 www.kutakrock.com Lathrop Gage LLP Justin Nichols 10851 Mastin Blvd., Suite1000 Overland Park, KS 66210 (913) 451-5100 www.lathropgage.com

Rainey & Rainey Ellis Rainey 13851 West 63rd Street, Suite 161 Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 962-8800 Auctioneers

Lindsay Auction & Realty Service Tom Lindsay 4795 Frisbie Road Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 441-1557 www.lindsayauctions.com Auto Body Shops/Repair

Burdolski Auto Werks Kathy Butler 11114 West 60th Street Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-6636 The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Chris Franklin 5636 Hedge Lane Terrace Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 422-0311 Weaver’s Auto Center, Inc. Tony Adams 6502 Vista Drive Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 441-0001 www.weaversautocenter.com Auto Sales

Shawnee Mission Ford Jim Beadle 11501 Shawnee Mission Parkway, P.O. Box 3179 Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-0000 www.shawneemissionford.com Automotive Repair & Service

Certified Transmission Anthony Kinder 7524 Frontage Road Overland Park, KS 66204 (913) 901-9600 www.certifiedtransmission.com


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BMO Harris Bank Nidhi Sood 21900 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 441-7900 www.bmoharris.com

CoreFirst Bank & Trust Pam Fogo 7430 Switzer Road Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 248-7001 www.cbtks.com

UMB Bank Adriean Castro 22320 West 66th Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 967-6555 www.umb.com

Parkway Auto Care Craig Aronson 6615 Woodland Drive Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 422-7007 www.parkway.procarcarezone.com

BMO Harris Bank Jennifer Kerr 7225 Renner Road Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 962-1400 www.bmoharris.com

Country Club Bank Jeanine Giersch 21911 West 66th Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (816) 931-4060 www.countryclubbank.com

Union Bank & Trust Adam Griess 309 Oak Street Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (913) 667-8600 www.ubt.com

Capitol Federal Savings Bank Suzanne Schmidt 22400 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 652-2550 www.capfed.com

First Business Bank Todd Fitzpatrick 11300 Tomahawk Creek Parkway Leawood, KS 66211 (913) 681-2223 www.firstbusiness.com

Vision Bank John Geiger 16623 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 602-8324 www.visionbanking.com

Capitol Federal Savings Bank Trevor Taylor 5700 Nieman Road Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 652-2308 www.capfed.com

First Legend Bank and Trust Brent Lathrom 10900 Parallel Parkway Kansas City, KS 66109 (913) 721-1792 www.firststateks.com

Central Bank of the Midwest Paul Slover 6114 Nieman Road Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 791-9288 www.centralbankmidwest.net

First National Bank Brian Messick 6301 Pflumm Road Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 266-7300 www.fnbk.com

Central Bank of the Midwest Dennis Monahan 15100 West 67th Street Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 791-9212 www.centralbankmidwest.net

Great Western Bank Andrew Boos 10610 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 248-3300 www.greatwesternbank.com

Commerce Bank Carmen Vasquez-Rangel 13501 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (816) 234-7349 www.commercebank.com

INTRUST Bank, N.A. Julius Madas 4000 Somerset Drive Prairie Village, KS 66208 (913) 385-8200 www.intrustbank.com

Commerce Bank Anita Dickinson 21800 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66218 (816) 234-2300 www.commercebank.com

INTRUST Bank, N.A. Michael Dunn 19501 West 65th Terrace Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 385-8301 www.intrustbank.com

Commerce Bank Carmen Vasquez-Rangel 11000 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66203 (816) 234-7014 www.commercebank.com

Security Bank of Kansas City David Shepherd 5201 Johnson Drive Mission, KS 66205 (913) 831-2400 www.securitybankkc.com

Community First Bank David Spehar 10314 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 371-1242 www.cfbkc.com

Security Bank of Kansas City Cliff Collins 15110 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 236-3294 www.securitybankkc.com

Banks

Academy Bank Dawn Tubbesing 16100 West 65th Street Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 634-4228 www.academybankmw.com Arvest Bank Norm Messner 6300 Nall Avenue Mission, KS 66202 (913) 261-2265 www.arvest.com Bank Midwest Jacob Nemechek 13425 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 248-0126 www.bankmw.com Bank of Blue Valley Lisa Tomlinson 9500 Lackman Road Lenexa, KS 66219 (913) 234-2316 www.bankbv.com Bank of Blue Valley Bob Regnier 11935 Riley Overland Park, KS 66213 (913) 338-1000 www.bankbv.com Bank of Blue Valley Gary Davidson 5520 Hedge Lane Terrace Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 422-3500 www.bankbv.com Bank of Blue Valley Steve Fleischaker 1235 East Santa Fe Olathe, KS 66061 (913) 338-1000 www.bankbv.com BMO Harris Bank Spencer Cramer 6333 Long Street Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-9144 www.bmoharris.com

Barber

Hello Beautiful Salon Anh-Nguyet Nguyen 5378 Roberts Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 441-0399 Batteries

Batteries Plus Bulbs Mark Suckow 15323 West 67th Street Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 268-4646 www.batteriesplus.com Candy - Retail

Russell Stover Candies Store Manager 10100 West 63rd Street Merriam, KS 66203 (913) 722-2175 www.russellstover.com Car Wash

Olympic Car Wash Scott Besch 6401 Nieman Road Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 268-7534 www.olympiccarwash.com Card/Gift Retail

Naomi’s Hallmark Shawnee Larry Benson 12128 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 268-3940 www.hallmark.com


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Classic Catering/Hopps Catering Bethany Neal 9112 Cody Street Overland Park, KS 66214 (913) 492-2632 www.classiccateringcorp.com Renee Kelly’s HarvestFarm to Table Dining Renee Kelly 12401 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-4100 www.chefreneekelly.com Chamber of Commerce

Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Ann Smith-Tate 15100 West 67th Street, Suite 202 Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-6545 www.shawneekschamber.com Child Care

La Petite Academy Alee Ball 22211 West 66th Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 441-5100 www.lapetite.com Peppermint Patty’s Childcare & Preschool Alyssa O’Reilly 11010 West 56th Terrace Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-9376 www.peppermintpattys.com Chiropractors

Balderston Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic Calvin Gabel DC 6308 Monrovia Street Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-8888 www.drmarkdc.com F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic Matthew Lane 22120 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 745-4064 fitmjc.com Hammond Chiropractic Patrick Hammond 10610 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 210 Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 248-9500 www.hammondchiro.com

Lifeway Chiropractic Josh Lockrow 6339 Long Avenue Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 305-4957 www.joshlockrowdc.com Lifeworks Integrative Health Jewel Scott 22742 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 441-2293 www.lifeworkskc.com Star Chiropractic Family Clinic Jenna Shaw 11644 West 75th Street, Suite 102 Shawnee, KS 66214 (913) 248-9900 www.starchiropractic.com Swickard Chiropractic Mark Swickard 17202 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 268-8300 www.mswickard.com Your Wellness Connection, P.A. Michelle Robin 7410 Switzer Lane Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 962-7408 www.yourwellnessconnection.com Churches

Community Life Church Chris Winn 6424 Vista Drive Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 485-6991 www.communitylifechurch.com Cross Points Church David Jones 6824 Lackman Road Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-1100 www.crosspointschurch.com St. Joseph Church Michael Hawken 5901 Flint Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-5983 www.stjoeshawnee.org Trinity Lutheran Church and Preschool Larry Conrad 21320 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 432-5441 www.tlcms.org

Civic Organizations

Friends of Shawnee Town Charlie Pautler 11501 West 57th Street Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 248-2360 www.shawneetown.org Kiwanis Club of Shawnee Stuart Speer 7420 Quivira Road Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-9007 www.shawneekiwanis.com Knights of Columbus Kim Stevermer 11221 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-2173 www.kofc2332.org Old Shawnee Days Society Tonya Lecuru P.O. Box 3214 Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 742-6402 www.oldshawneedays.org Rotary Club of Shawnee Stephanie Meyer 20811 West 48th Street Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 626-5916 www.shawneerotary.org Rotary Club of Western Johnson County Paul Mayo P.O. Box 861144 Shawnee, KS 66286 (913) 322-2866 www.westjocorotary.org Computer Consulting

Associates Solutions, Inc Scott Matteson 8450 Nieman Road Lenexa, KS 66214 (913) 384-9677 www.associates-solutions.com Computer Networking

HSMC Orizon Technology LLC Tim Coach 3550 Northeast Ralph Powell Road Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 (816) 525-9699 www.hsmcorizon.com

Concrete Service

PRETECH Corporation William (Bill) Bundschuh 8934 Woodend Road Kansas City, KS 66111 (913) 441-4600 www.pretechcorp.com Construction- Asphalt / Paving / Concrete

Neighbors Construction Aaron Neighbors 9800 Legler Road Lenexa, KS 66219 (913) 422-5555 www.neighborsconstruction.com Holliday Sand & Gravel Co.

J.J. Line 9660 Legler Road Lenexa, KS 66219 (913) 492-5920 www.hollidaysand.com Kaw Valley Companies, Inc. Jason Jacobson P.O. Box 6249 Kansas City, KS 66106 (913) 281-9950 www.kawvalleyco.com Max Rieke & Brothers, Inc. Leon Rieke 15400 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-7111 www.maxrieke.com McAnany Construction, Inc. Phil McAnany 15320 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-5440 www.mcananyconstruction.com Construction-General Construction – General Contractors/Developers A.R.C General Contracting (Allied Retail Concepts) Gerry Crawley 6205 Goddard Street Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 492-8008 www.arcgeneralcontracting.com Bratton Bros. Contracting, Inc. Ron Bratton 6091 Woodland Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 422-7771 www.brattonbroscontracting.com Complete Construction Service Clint Spoor 5919 Barton Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 387-4796 www.ccsconstructionservice.com


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MW Builders, Inc. Marty Hoffey 10955 Lowell Avenue, Suite 300 Overland Park, KS 66210 (913) 317-3725 www.mwbuilders.com Prieb Homes Greg Prieb P.O. Box 4557 Olathe , KS 66063 (913) 780-3399 www.priebhomes.com Straub Construction Co., Inc. Ernie Straub 7775 Meadow View Drive Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 451-8828 www.straubconstruction.com Turner Construction Company Erin Elder 1220 Washington Street, Suite 100 Kansas City, MO 64105 (816) 283-0555 www.turnerconstruction.com Wallboard Specialties, Inc. Kevin Hillhouse 23759 West 81st Terrace Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 422-5023 www.WallboardSpecialties.com Consulting Services

Complete Property Solutions Corp. Philip Crafton 7700 Wedd Street, #1200 Overland Park, KS 66204 (913) 890-3536 www.cps-kc.com Peak Influence Ryan Stock 12415 West 61st Street Shawnee, KS 66216 (417) 350-3629 https://peakinfluence.lpages.co/ home/ The Halcyon Group Devran Brower 21311 West 51st Street Shawnee, KS 66218 (816) 718-3738 www.thehalcyongroup.com Convenience Stores

Casey’s General Store #2875 Robert Pizzini 20810 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 441-1559 www.caseys.com

Murphy USA/Express Angelia Chenault 22770 West 56th Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (870) 814-6679 Murphyusa.com Crematories

Amos Family Funeral Home and Crematory Gregg Amos 10901 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-5566 www.amosfamily.com Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory Jeff Belgum 8535 Monrovia Lenexa, KS 66215 (913) 438-6444 www.porterfuneralhome.com Dance Studios & Schools

Nallia School of Dance, Inc. Kathi Nallia 15331 West 67th Street Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 268-4403 www.nalliaschoolofdance.com Decorating

One Stop Decorating Center Stephen Roellchen 12611 West 62nd Terrace Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-0088 www.onestopdecorating.com Dentists

Andrew S. Moore, DDS, PA Andrew Moore 5367 Roberts Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 422-0007 www.andrewmooredds.com Burrow Family Dentistry, PA Matthew Burrow 15953 West 65th Street Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 248-8200 www.burrowfamilydentistry.com Dental Elements Jake Meggison 11912 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 383-0440 www.dentalelementskc.com

Greenhalgh Family Dental Dallan Greenhalgh 6302 Monrovia Street Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-2400 www.greenhalghdental.com Kiene Dental Group Connie Schmeltz 11005 West 60th Street, #240 Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-5622 https://kienedental.com/ Kremers, Forbes & Associates DDS Matthew Forbes 6852 Silverheel Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 721-6477 www.kremersforbes.com Martin Family Dentistry Alan Martin 6130 Nieman Road Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-4373 www.drmartindds.com Mill Creek Dental Michael Dostal 5408 Roberts Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 322-6455 www.MillCreekDentalKC.com Quivira Dental Care Sahirah Scroggins 7420 Quivira Road Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 217-7536 www.quiviradentalcare.com Richard M. Dervin, DDS Richard Dervin 22002 West 66th Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 422-0875 www.dervindental.com Shawnee Dental, P.A. Irwin Boe 13430 West 62nd Terrace Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 962-4400 Shawnee Modern Dentistry Brittnee Haynes 15834 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-0866 www.shawneemoderndentistry.com Shawnee Oral Surgery, LC Philip Gaus 6844 Silverheel Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 948-7766 www.gausdds.com


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Willow Tree Supports Inc. Patty Long 23733 West 83rd Terrace Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 353-1970 www.willowtreesupports.com Dog Boarding

Broadmore Kennels Patrick Lais 20614 West 47th Street Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 441-5026 www.broadmorekennels.com Dry Cleaners

Moon Dry Cleaning Yong Moon 12101 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 268-4411 Economic Development

Shawnee Economic Development Council Ann Smith-Tate 15100 West 67th Street, Suite 202 Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-6545 www.shawnee-edc.com Education

Central Baptist Theological Seminary Robin Sandbothe 6601 Monticello Road Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 667-5700 www.cbts.edu Johnson County Community College Karen Martley 12345 College Blvd Overland Park, KS 66210 (913) 469-8500 www.jccc.edu Maranatha Christian Academy Mark Schultze 6826 Lackman Road Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-0637 www.mca-eagles.org National Education Assoc. Shawnee Mission Linda Sieck 11015 West 75th Terrace Shawnee, KS 66214 (913) 268-4005 www.neasm.org and www.knea.org

Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Lisa Gruman 12701 West 67th Street Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 993-7200 www.smnorthwest.smsd.org Shawnee Mission School District Dr. Kenny Southwick 8200 West 71st Street Shawnee Mission, KS 66204 (913) 993-6200 www.smsd.org Unified School District #232 DeSoto Frank Harwood 35200 West 91st Street DeSoto, KS 66018 (913) 667-6200 www.usd232.org University of Kansas Edwards Campus Carolyn McKnight 12600 Quivira Road Overland Park, KS 66213 (913) 897-8400 www.edwardscampus.ku.edu Educational Services

Sylvan Learning Center James Fee 22048 West 66th Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 546-6085 www.tutoring.sylvanlearning.com Electrical Contracting

Electrician

Metro Electric Kevin Stone 7312 Martindale Road Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 544-7942 www.metroelectricllc.com Employment Services

Express Employment Professionals Trevor Curtis 6431 Quivira Road Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 248-3259 www.expresspros.com Grafton Inc Jeff Hagen 4501 College Blvd., Suite 160 Leawood, KS 66211 (913) 498-0701 www.graftoncompanies.com IMKO Workforce Solutions Guy Hulen 7420 Quivira Road Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 538-6100 www.imko.com Engineering

BHC RHODES Bob Lindeblad 7101 College Blvd., Suite 400 Overland Park, KS 66210 (913) 663-1900 www.ibhc.com

CityWide Electric Jeff Stoneburner 5911 Barton Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-1189 www.cweinc.net

Blot Engineering, Inc. Ed Blot 5420 Martindale Road Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 441-1636 www.blotengineering.com

Mark One Electric Co., Inc. Rosana Privitera Biondo 909 Troost Avenue Kansas City, MO 64106 (816) 842-7023 www.markone.com

GBA Architects + Engineers Heidi Thummel 9801 Renner Boulevard Lenexa, KS 66219 (913) 492-0400 www.gbateam.com

Electrical Wholesaler

Calkins Electric Supply Company, Inc. Jeffrey Calkins 5707 Nieman Road, P.O. Box 3498 Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-6363 www.calkinselectric.com

Kansas City Testing & Engineering Jim Byrnes 1308 Adams Street Kansas City, KS 66103 (913) 321-8100 www.kctesting.com Olsson Associates Michael Lally 7301 West 133rd Street, Suite 200 Overland Park, KS 66213 (913) 381-1170 www.olssonassociates.com

Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. Brian Johanning 11250 Corporate Avenue Lenexa,, KS 66219 (913) 888-7800 www.skw-inc.com Terracon Consultants, Inc. Clark Grisell 13910 West 96th Terrace Lenexa, KS 66215 (913) 492-7777 www.terracon.com TranSystems Corporation Rachel Davis 2400 Pershing Road, Suite 400 Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 329-8600 www.transystems.com Entertainment

B&B Theatres Shawnee 18 Jacob Mellor 16301 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-6732 www.bbtheatres.com Little Monkey Bizness Taelor Allen 12219 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-7000 www.shawneemission. monkeybizness.com Park Lanes Family Fun Center Jason Johannes 7701 Renner Road Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 248-1110 www.parklaneskc.com PowerPlay - Family Entertainment Center Charles Tulipana 13110 West 62nd Terrace Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 268-4386 www.powerplaykc.com Event / Conference Space

University of Kansas Edwards Campus Carolyn McKnight 12600 Quivira Road Overland Park, KS 66213 (913) 897-8400 www.edwardscampus.ku.edu


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AXA Advisors, LLC David Blankenship 7400 West 110th Street, Suite 700 Overland Park, KS 66210 (913) 345-2800 www.axaonline.com Edward Jones-David Teasley David Teasley 17208 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 962-0268 www.edwardjones.com Edward Jones-Tim Deves Tim Deves 6339 Long Avenue, Suite B Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-1316 www.edwardjones.com Evans & Steele Financial William Evans 14810 East 42nd Street, Suite 150 Independence, MO 64055 (913) 710-8066 www.evansandsteelefinancial.com Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Katie Messer 5251 West 116th Place, Suite 300 Leawood, KS 66211 (913) 676-8066 www.katiemesser.com Financial Institution

Community America Credit Union Stephanie Wiley 16110 West 65th Street Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 248-6305 www.communityamerica.com Financial Services

Edward Jones-Kevin Makalous Kevin Makalous 7070 Renner Road, Suite 203 Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-0012 https://www.edwardjones.com/ kevin-makalous Fiser Group, P.A. Mitch Fiser 8760 Monrovia Street Lenexa, KS 66215 (913) 438-2226 www.fisergroup.com

H&R Block Ivelisse Arias Schultz 13221 West Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 393-2001 www.hrblock.com Principal Financial Group Joel Morton 7300 West 110th Street, Suite 200 Overland Park, KS 66210 (913) 579-7790 www.principal.com Robert E. Bell, Ch.F.C. C.L.U Robert Bell Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 962-4392 www.tbals.com First Aid

Kansas City First Aid Tara Wakefield 5817 Longview Road Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 980-5245 www.kcfirstaid.com Fitness Centers

9Round Lisa Oliver 13217 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 730-8681 www.9round.com Bonner Springs Family YMCA Nancy Winchip 2251 South 138th Street Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (913) 422-9348 www.kansascityymca.org EverFit Dawn Rattan 16200 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 258-8060 www.everfitkc.com Planet Fitness Greg Henson 13320 West 62nd Terrace Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 248-2883 www.planetfitness.com/gyms/ shawnee-ks-1265 Snap Fitness Jen Rhodes 5437 Roberts Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 441-9496 www.snapfitness.com/shawnee

Florist-Retail

Russell Florist & Gifts Ben Russell 6129 Nieman Road Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-5000 www.russellfloristonline.com Funeral Homes

Amos Family Funeral Home and Crematory Gregg Amos 10901 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-5566 www.amosfamily.com Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory Jeff Belgum 8535 Monrovia Lenexa, KS 66215 (913) 438-6444 www.porterfuneralhome.com Funeral Home & Cemetery

Maple Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery Mike Matney 3300 Shawnee Drive Kansas City, KS 66106 (913) 831-3345 www.maplehillfuneralhome.com Glass-Plate & Window

Binswanger Glass Kent Hobert 6219 Nieman Road Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-0660 www.binswanger.com Glazing Contractor

Lawrence Glass & Mirror, Inc. Jeff LaCombe 12215 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-5533 www.lawrenceglass.net Golf Courses

Canyon Farms Golf Club Leigh Ann Marshall 18145 West 87th Street Parkway Lenexa, KS 66219 (913) 529-2235 www.canyonfarmsgolfclub.com Lake Quivira Country Club Geary Goss 100 Crescent Blvd. Lake Quivira, KS 66217 (913) 631-7707 www.lakequivira.org

Shawnee Golf & Country Club Larry Hadden 6404 Hedge Lane Terrace Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 422-8357 www.shawneegolfcc.com Government

Board of County Commissioners/ Johnson County Manager Chairman Ed Eilert/ HannesZacharias 111 South Cherry, Suite 3300 Olathe, KS 66061 (913) 715-0430 www.jocogov.org City of Shawnee Carol Gonzales/ Mayor Michelle Distler 11110 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-2500 www.cityofshawnee.org Congressman Kevin Yoder Kevin Yoder 7325 West 79th Street Overland Park, KS 66204 (913) 621-0832 www.yoder.house.gov Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Calvin Hayden 588 East Santa Fe Street, Suite 2000 Olathe, KS 66061 (913) 715-5280 www.jocosheriff.org Senator Jerry Moran 23600 College Blvd., Suite 201 Olathe, KS 66061 (913) 768-1366 Senator Pat Roberts 11900 College Blvd., Suite 203 Overland Park, KS 66210 (913) 451-9343 Shawnee City Parks & Recreation Neil Holman 11110 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-5200 www.cityofshawnee.org Shawnee Civic Centre Sean Keenan 13817 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-5200 www.cityofshawnee.org


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Hardware-Retail

Johnson County Election Office Ronnie Metsker 2101 East Kansas City Road Olathe, KS 66061 (913) 715-6800 www.jocoelection.org

Nuts and Bolts Kent Schaper 13229 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 209-9299 www.shopnutsandbolts.com

Kansas Army National Guard SSG Elizabeth Hash 18200 West 87th Street Parkway Lenexa, KS 66219 (785) 633-0313

Westlake ACE Hardware Jason Dellaert 12230 West 63rd Street Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 268-9005 www.westlakehardware.co

Grocery-Retail

Aldi, Inc. Mark Bersted 15105 West 67th Street Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 768-1119 www.aldi.com Cosentino’s Price Chopper Callie Cosentino 22210 West 66th Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 749-1598 www.mypricechopper.com Hy-Vee Food Store Chad Romer 13550 West 63rd Street Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 962-2252 www.Hy-Vee.com Hair Salons

Choppers Hair Studio Jayme Vosseller 5813 Nieman Road Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 962-2467 www.choppershairstudio.com Comforte Hair and Nail Salon Rhea Ko 11914 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, A2 Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 261-9398 Hair Salons & Boutique

Bella Dea Salon and Boutique Heather Kendall 13209 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 808-5259 www.belladeasalonandboutique. weebly.com Hello Beautiful Salon Anh-Nguyet Nguyen 5378 Roberts Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 441-0399

Health & Wellness

Bonner Springs Family YMCA Nancy Winchip 2251 South 138th Street Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (913) 422-9348 www.kansascityymca.org Riordan Clinic Ourania Stephanopoulous-chichura 21620 Midland Drive #1A Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 745-4757 www.riordanclinic.org Healthcare

Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers, Inc. Ruth Tisdale 11644 West 75th Street Shawnee, KS 66214 (913) 962-0200 www.adviceandaid.com Cherub Medical Supply Nita Cress 11217 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 227-0440 www.cherubmedical.com HearCare Hearing Tanner Beam 22120 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 667-3588 www.hearcarekc.com KU MedWest Chris Hansen 7405 Renner Road Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 588-8400 www.kumed.com Overland Park Regional ER Shawnee Christine Hamele 10310 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 227-8400 www.hcamidwest.com

Overland Park Regional Medical Center Christine Hamele 10500 Quivira Road Overland Park, KS 66215 (913) 541-6845 www.oprmc.com

David Herndon

Shawnee Mission Health Prairie Star Ashley McDonald 23401 Prairie Star Parkway Lenexa, KS 66227 (913) 676-8500 www.shawneemission.org/ PrairieStar

Gary Montague

Shawnee Mission Primary CareShawnee Crossings Debby Casey 6815 Hilltop Road, Suite 100 Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 632-9600 www.shawneemission.org

Tom Hayselden

Team Health Brian Brown 10540 Marty Avenue, Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66212 (913) 660-1616 www.teamhealth.com The Healthcare Resort of Shawnee Mission Stacy Turner 7600 Antioch Road Overland Park, KS 66204 (913) 383-2001 thehealthcareresortof shawneemission.com Heating & Air

EnviroTech Heating & Cooling James Gallet 11003 West 59th Terrace Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 268-6700 www.envirotechks.com Vince Mechanical, Inc Jeff Vince 21810 West 62nd Street Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 583-9999 www.vincemech.com Honorary Members

Ben Nicks Buck Hartley Carolyn Stollenwerk Charles Goslin Charley Vogt Dale Warman

Don Bolerjack Dorothy McMullen Gary Johnson

Jim Allen Joe Mayo Marilyn Breitenstein Ray Klein

Warren Pray Hospitals

Shawnee Mission Medical Center Ashley McDonald 9100 West 74th Street Shawnee Mission, KS 66204 (913) 676-2000 www.shawneemission.org The University of Kansas Hospital Jenny Inghram 3901 Rainbow Blvd Kansas City, KS 66160 (913) 588-5000 www.kumed.com Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City-Shawnee JoLynn Brosnan 17250 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-8800 www.marriott.com/mcism Hampton Inn-Shawnee Randy Bull 16555 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 248-1900 www.hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites Shawnee - Kansas City West Cameron Caine 17346 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 400-2509 www.holidayinnexpress shawneeks.com Sheraton Overland Park Hotel Ron Boxberger 6100 College Blvd. Overland Park, KS 66211 (913) 234-2100 www.sheraton.com/overlandpark


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Sheridan’s Latte & Frozen Custard John Wohletz 13655 West 63rd Street Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 268-9999 www.sheridansfrozencustard.com Information Technology

RiskIQ, Inc. Jason Zann 7730 Hedge Lane Terrace Shawnee, KS 66227 (888) 415-4447 www.riskiq.com Insurance

American Family InsuranceBrad Henry Agency Bradley Henry 15100 West 67th Street, Suite 201 Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 268-3000 www.bradhenryagency.com American Family InsuranceBrad Henry Agency-Lenexa Brad Henry 12715 West 87th Street, Suite 102 Lenexa, KS 66215 (913) 268-3000 bradhenryagency.com American Family InsuranceBryan Rapp Agency Bryan Rapp 22107 West 83rd Street Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 441-7800 www.bryanrappagency.com American Family InsuranceMichelle Hereford Agency Michelle Hereford 8160 Parallel Parkway, Suite 102 Kansas City, KS 66112 (913) 299-3000 www.michelleherfordagency.com American Family Insurance-Paul Ridgway Agency Paul Ridgway 17206 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 962-1410 www.paulridgwayagency.com

American Family InsuranceWilliamson & Associates, Inc. Jennifer Williamson 15100 West 67th Street, Suite 201 Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 541-1400 www.jenniferwilliamsonagency.com

State Farm Insurance Henry Sandate Agency Henry Sandate 10281 West 87th Street, #102 Overland Park, KS 66212 (913) 438-2299 www.hsandate.com

American Family InsuranceWilliamson & AssociatesOverland Park Jennifer Williamson 7900 Marty Overland Park, KS 66204 (913) 381-9000 www.jenniferwilliamsonagency.com

State Farm Insurance Mitzi Ryburn Agency Mitzi Ryburn 10818 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-0201 www.mitziinsures.com

American Family InsuranceZach Edwards Zach Edwards 13220 Metcalf Avenue, Suite 300 Overland Park, KS 66213 (800) 692-6326 www.amfam.com Bob Garrett Insurance Agency Robert Garrett 5703 Nieman Road Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-8269 Farm Bureau Financial Services Don Burdolski 2155 East 129th Street Olathe, KS 66062 816-678-3593 www.fbfs.com Fiser Group, P.A. Mitch Fiser 8760 Monrovia Street Lenexa, KS 66215 (913) 438-2226 www.fisergroup.com Insurance, Inc. Dennis Donnelly 11211 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 268-5000 www.Insuranceinckc.com McInnes Group, Inc. Brad Ferrie 3500 West 75th Street, Suite 200 Prairie Village, KS 66208 (913) 831-0999 www.mcinnesgroup.com State Farm Insurance Erin Barrett, CLU Erin Barrett 13139 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 648-1100 www.insurekcmetro.com

State Farm Insurance-Dave Tebbe Dave Tebbe 11654 West 75th Street Shawnee, KS 66214 (913) 631-3400 www.davetebbe.net State Farm Insurance-John Wills John Wills 6339 Long Avenue Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-9007 www.johnwills.net State Farm Insurance-Vijit Sehgal Allie Meyer 11954 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-4770 www.statefarm.com Yancey Insurance Services Bill Yancey 17371 West 94th Terrace, Suite 1102 Lenexa, KS 66219 (913) 205-3200 Internet Services

Google Fiber Rachel Merlo 1840 Westport Road Kansas City, MO 64111 (866) 777-7550 https://fiber.google.com/cities/ kansascity/ Landscaping

Arbor Masters Tree & Landscape Ed Gonzales 8250 Cole Parkway Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 441-8888 www.arbormasters.com Hermes Landscaping, Inc. Dalton Hermes 20000 West 47th Street Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 888-2400 www.hermeslandscaping.com

Libraries

Johnson County Library/ Central Resource Library Monica Duffield 9875 West 87th Street Overland Park, KS 66212 (913) 826-4713 www.jocolibrary.org Johnson County Library/ Monticello Library Christian Madrigal 22435 West 66th Street Shawnee, KS 66226 www.jocolibrary.org Johnson County Library/ Shawnee Library Terry Velasquez 13811 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 826-4600 www.jocolibrary.org Liquor Stores-Retail

Merigold Retail Liquor Sohan Karra 5907 Nieman Road Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-3122 Missie’s Discount Liquors, LLC Missie Scott 11938 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 962-4893 www.facebook.com/ missiesdiscountliquor Stanley Station Wine & Spirits Lisa Joy Kaczmarek 13231 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 831-8380 www.stanleystationliquor.com Management Consulting

Maximize Your Leadership Joy Humbarger (913) 481-4152 www.maximizeyourleadership.com Manufacturing

Engineered Air Julie Domann 32050 West 83rd Street DeSoto, KS 66018 (913) 583-3181 www.engineeredair.com Hans Rudolph Inc. Kevin Rudolph 8325 Cole Parkway Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 422-7788 www.rudolphkc.com


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56 HME, Inc. Don Hufford 7070 Renner Road Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 499-7708 www.hmeinc.net Jem International Inc. Brett Mattson 6873 Martindale Road Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 441-4788 www.jembaggingscales.com Kraft Tool Company Ron Meyer 8325 Hedge Lane Terrace Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 422-4848 www.KraftTool.com Mid-America Fittings, Inc. Scott Shane 7604 Wedd Street Overland Park, KS 66204 (913) 962-7277 www.midamericafittings.com Simmons Company Gregg Overacker 7910 Hedge Lane Terrace Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 422-8000 www.simmons.com Vita Craft Corporation Karie Keeney 11100 West 58th Street Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-6265 www.vitacraft.com Westmor Industries Jason Soulon 8225 Monticello Terrace Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 956-4040 www.westmor-ind.com Xsis Electronics, Inc. Mohan Gupta 12620 West 63rd Street Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-0448 www.xsis.com Massage Therapy

Om Wellness Sudha Govindan 6339 Long Avenue, Suite D Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 403-6232 www.omwellnesskc.com

Mortgage

American Southwest Mortgage Corp. Marsha Oehlert 5900 Mosteller Drive, Suite 10 Oklahoma City, OK 73112 (913) 972-2188 www.amswmtg.com First Federal Bank Judy Maynard 7285 West 132nd Street, Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66213 (816) 245-4372 www.ffbkc.com/judy

Springfield Music KC AJ Moore 12710 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 268-5555 www.springfieldmusickc.com Natural Stone & Solid Surface Fabrication

Surface Center Interiors, LLC Rod Savage 12800 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 422-0500 www.sci-surfaces.com Newspaper Publishing

PrimeLending Lauren North 10875 Benson Drive, Suite 200 Overland Park, KS 66210 (913) 305-5442 https://lo.primelending.com/ overlandparkii

Kansas City Business Journal Kent Barthol 1100 Main Street, Suite 2450 Kansas City, MO 64105 (816) 421-5900 www.kansascity.bizjournals.com

Wells Fargo Andy Hund 11809 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-6600 www.wellsfargo.com

Kansas City Star Robin Allen 1729 Grand Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 234-4440 www.kcstar.com

Motorcycles-Sales & Service

Shawnee Cycle Plaza Barry Bunner 13020 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-1111 www.shawneecycleplaza.com Museums

Shawnee Town 1929 Charlie Pautler 11501 West 57th Street Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 248-2360 www.shawneetown.org Wonderscope Children’s Museum of K.C. Roxane Hill 5700 King Street Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 287-8888 www.wonderscope.org Music Stores

Music & Arts Michael Bartholomees 15810-A Shawnee Mission Pkwy SHAWNEE, KS 66217 (913) 268-4468 https://stores.musicarts.com/ shawnee

Shawnee Dispatch Jennifer Bhargava 6301 Pflumm, Suite 102 Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 962-3000 www.shawneedispatch.com Non-Profits

KVC Kansas Jackie Harwig 21344 West 153rd Street Olathe, KS 66216 (913) 956-5319 www.kansas.kvc.org Moneytalk Financial Foundations, Inc Teresa McGarry 22015 West 66th Street, PO Box 860184 Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 538-1465 www.moneytalkff.org Nursery/Lawn & Garden

Earl May Nursery & Garden Center Paul Mezo 21700 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 422-1505 www.earlmay.com

Family Tree Nursery Eric Nelson 7036 Nieman Road Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-6121 www.familytreenursery.com Nursing Homes

Sharon Lane Health Services Jennifer Bishard 10351 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-8200 www.sharonlane.com Shawnee Gardens Healthcare and Rehabilitation CenterRecover Care Alexa Vonarb 6416 Long Avenue Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-2146 www.recover-care.com Office Interiors

Scott Rice Office Works Ron Burns 14720 West 105th Street Lenexa, KS 66215 (913) 227-7728 www.scottrice.com Office Supplies

Office Products Alliance Mark Whitlow 2015 Washington Street Kansas City, MO 64108-2139 (913) 362-5151 www.bbpi.net Unisource Document Products & Datamax of Kansas City Penny Savely 8058 Flint Lenexa, KS 66214 (913) 599-0299 www.udpcorp.com Ophthalmology

Thompson Eye Clinic Robert Thompson 11005 West 60th Street, Suite 210 Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-7700 www.thompsoneye.com Optometry

Highpoint Family Vision Kinsey Honeyman 5433 Roberts Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 422-5200 www.highpointfamilyvision.com


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Membership Directory Holt Optometry Clifford Holt 6435 Nieman Road Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-6959 www.holtoptometry.com Meadows Optical Mike Meadows 11966 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 268-6800 www.meadows-optical.com WestGlen Eyecare Andrea Beatty 16202 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 962-2010 www.westgleneyecare.com Wineinger Eye Care, P.A. Dr. Roger Wineinger 7505 Quivira Road Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-0090 www.Eyesofkc.org Organizations

Special Olympics Kansas Donna Zimmerman 5280 Foxridge Drive Mission, KS 66202 (913) 236-9290 www.ksso.org OrganizationsSocial Services

American Cancer Society Amie Walter 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue Kansas City, MO 64105 (816) 842-7111 www.cancer.org Rebuilding Together Shawnee Neal Sawyer 10914 Johnon Drive, Rear Building Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 248-2802 www.rebuildingtogether shawnee.org Safehome, Inc. Sheila Krantz P.O. Box 4563 Overland Park, KS 66204 (913) 432-9300 www.safehome-ks.org Shawnee Community Services Sylvia Terry 11110 West 67th Street Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 268-7746 www.scsks.org

Sunflower House Michelle Herman 15440 West 65th Street Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-5800 www.sunflowerhouse.org Orthodontics

Bulleigh Orthodontics Chad Bulleigh 6804 Silverheel Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 962-7223 www.bulleighortho.com Painting

Painted Clover Christa Klotz 5720 Nieman Road Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 730-6833 www.paintedclover.com Party/Wedding Supplies

Fun Party & Wedding Services Betty Wilson 12119 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-3772 www.funpartykc.com Payroll Services

Paychex, Inc. Lauren Twyman 5901 College Blvd, Suite 400 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913) 687-5786 www.paychex.com Paycor Todd Friedeman 8050 Marshall Drive, Suite 100 Lenexa, KS 66214 (913) 236-0114 www.paycor.com Personal Services & Care

Molly Maid of Central Johnson County Brian Reese 6495-B Quivira Road Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 221-0770 www.mollymaid.com Pet Crematory

Amos Family Pet Companion Crematory Gregg Amos 10913 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-5566 amospets.com

Pet Services

Dirty Dawgs Chris Billings 22056 West 66th Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 667-3003 www.dirty-dawgs-wash.com Pharmacutical Products

Nephro-Tech, Inc. Samuel Forsen 6425 Nieman Road Shawnee, KS 66203 (800) 879-4755 www.nephrotech.com Pharmacy

Walgreens Carolyn Bush 5455 Roberts Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 667-1728 www.walgreens.com Photo Film Transfer

Teardrop Video Joe Padavic 11115 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 449-7419 www.teardropvideo.com Photography

Dreamer’s Vision Chirography Mark Naines 10711 West 54th Street Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 636-3875 Kelly Alley Photography, Inc. Kelly Alley 5800 Barton Drive, Suite 201 Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 258-5354 www.kellyalleyphotography.com Physical Therapy

ARC Physical Therapy+ Lyndsay Coad 16018 West 65th Street Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 815-6677 www.arcpt.com Plumbing

KB Complete Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. Lesa Garcia 5621 Foxridge Drive Mission, KS 66202 (913) 722-6835 www.kbcomplete.com

Lutz Plumbing Barbara Cionitti 23712 West 83rd Terrace Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 888-9500 lutzplumbing.com Precision Machining

NCS Precision Manufacturing Mary Dobbins 21945 West 83rd Street Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 441-3500 www.ncsmanufacturing.com Printing

Almar Printing Shelby Burris 7735 Wornall Road Kansas City, MO 64114 (816) 523-4566 www.almarprinting.com Moss Printing Jose Ramirez 5853 Merriam Drive Merriam, KS 66203 (913) 677-9630 www.mossprinting.com Shawnee Copy Center Bill Shippee 12211 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 268-4343 www.sccink.com Printing & Marketing Services

Half Price Banners Jerry Greenstein 8130 Monticello Terrace Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 730-3609 www.halfpricebanners.com Priority Printing & Marketing Linda Winter 708 East 18th Street Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 842-9666 www.priorityprinting.com Professional Association

Home Builder’s Association of Greater Kansas City Sara Corless 600 East 103rd Street Kansas City, MO 64131 (816) 942-8800 www.kchba.org


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REACTOR Clifton Alexander 1817 Grand Blvd Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 841-3682 www.reactorkc.com Publishing

Sunflower Publishing Shelly Bryant 645 New Hampshire Lawrence, KS 66044 (785) 832-6382 www.sunflowerpub.com Radio

KKLO Radio - Fox News Radio Doug Raines 8700 Monrovia Street, Suite 208 Lenexa, KS 66215 (913)725-8818 www.kkloradio.com Real Estate-Commercial

Christie Development Associates, LLC David Christie 7387 West 162nd Street, Suite 200 Stillwell, KS 66085 (913) 649-4500 www.christiedev.com Cushman Wakefield Whitney Kerr, Jr 2600 Grand Blvd, Suite 1000 Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 221-2200 www.dtz.com The Land Source & Evergreen Real Estate Services Kevin Tubbesing 7021 Johnson Drive Shawnee Mission, KS 66202 (913) 562-5600 www.TheLandSource.com Newmark Grubb Zimmer Nick Pickard P.O. Box 411299 Kansas City, MO 64141 (816) 474-2000 www.ngzimmer.com Parkway Real Estate Jack Waters 6333 Long, Suite 301 Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 268-8700 www.parkway-realestate.com

Price Commercial Realty John Nolan 12721 Metcalf Avenue, Suite 203 Overland Park, KS 66213 (913) 955-2222 www.pcrkc.com Shawnee Holdings, LLC Tom Zarda 22712 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 908-5051 The Vaught Group, LLC Jeff Vaught 5718 Nieman Road Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 299-4400 www.vaughtgroup.com Varnum, Armstrong & Deeter, L.L.C. Ralph Varnum 11837 College Blvd Overland Park, KS 66210 (913) 491-8900 www.vadllc.com Zarda/Rieke Development Corp Tom Zarda 22712 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 908-5051 Real Estate-Residential

Gadwood Group Realty Company, Inc. Julie Gadwood 12430 West 62nd Terrace Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 206-4228 www.Gadwoodgroup.com Keller Williams Realty Legacy Partners, Inc. Robin Marks 21648 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 825-2100 www.kwlegacy.com RE/MAX Best Associates Mike Nielsen Mike Nielsen 100 East Kansas Street Lansing, KS 66043 (913) 775-0345 www.buyorsellwithmike.com ReeceNichols Carole Collyard 7070 Renner Road Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 307-4024 www.collyardgroup. reeceandnichols.com

ReeceNichols Realtors West Office Pam Baker 7070 Renner Road Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 307-4100 www.reeceandnichols.com/ shawnee Rodrock Development Darol Rodrock 12647 Hemlock Overland Park, KS 66213 (913) 681-2121 www.rodrock.com The Jennifer Harvey Team LLC Jennifer Harvey 6744 Longview Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 221-8863 www.justcalljennkc.com Varsity Home Inspections Paul Holmes 12709 West 123rd Court Overland Park, KS 66213 (913) 671-9161 varsityhomeinspections.com Village Cooperative of Shawnee Larry Schmitt 12830 Johnson Drive, #318 Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 369-5669 www.villagecooperative.com Recreation

Heartland Soccer Association Bridgette Samuelson 9161 West 133rd Street Overland Park, KS 66213 (913) 888-8768 www.heartlandsoccer.net Johnson County Park & Rec Dist Richard Smalley 7900 Renner Road Shawnee, KS 66219 (913) 438-7275 www.jcprd.com Kansas City Ice Center Kay Gentges 19900 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 441-3033 www.kcicecenter.com Midwest Sports Productions Jeremy McDowell 21967 West 83rd Street Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 543-6116 www.playmsp.com

Pinnacle Gymnastics Morgan Kuchynka 23803 West 83rd Terrace Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 422-0161 www.pinngym.com Shawnee Mission Beach Volleyball Dave MacKay 19800 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 422-4070 www.smbv.com Sky Zone Natasha Rickel 6495 Quivira Road, Suite A Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 213-5900 www.skyzonesports.com/kc Recreational Vehicle Park

Walnut Grove RV Park Cresley Atkinson 10218 Johnson Drive Merriam, KS 66203 (913) 262-3023 www.walnutgroverv.com Rehabilitation - Therapy

Serc Physical & Hand Therapy Megan Theiling 13847 West 63rd Street, Suite 2 Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 962-7774 www.serctherapy.com Remodeling

Roundtree Remodeling Rick Bonnstetter 4909 McCoy Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 220-4015 roundtreeremodeling.com Residential Remodeling

Edwards Design Company Candace Edwards Shawnee, KS 66218 (913) 593-8035 www.edwardsdesigncompany.com Restaurant/Bar

Johnny’s Tavern Shawnee Sean Haydock 13131 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 962-5777 www.johnnystavern.com


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Membership Directory Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches John Anderson 12106 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 948-6515 www.jimmyjohns.com

Midland Associates LLC, dba Eggtc. Brent Wittrock 7182 Renner Road Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-4400 www.eggtc-kc.com

Jose Pepper’s Border Grill & Cantina Brent Sullivan 16605 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-1011 www.josepeppers.com

Midland Pizza LLC, dba Minsky’s Pizza Brent Wittrock 7198 Renner Road Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-0059 www.minskys.com

Barley’s Kitchen + Tap Shawne Gruber 16649 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 268-5160 www.shawnee.barleysbrewhaus.com

Kolache Factory Jerid Thomas 13103 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-6000 www.kolachefactory.com

Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas Scott Mars 22724 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 441-5588 www.goodcentssubs.com

The Big Biscuit David Offerdahl 12276 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 912-7350 www.bigbiscuitrestaurant.com

Marco’s Pizza Mike Heuston 6638 Nieman Road Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 268-3322 www.marcos.com

Oishi Japanese Cuisine & Bar Suzy Chen 12220 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 268-3888 www.oishisushiks.com

Blind Box BBQ Joe Tulipana 13214 West 62nd Terrace Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 268-4227 www.blindboxbbq.com

Margarita’s West Jeff Fritz 7890 Quivira Road Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-5553 www.margaritasamigos.com

Firehouse Subs Robin Heath 6415 Quivira Road Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-0033 www.firehousesubs.com

Marigold’s Food Truck Mary Green 9532 Rosewood, #111 Overland Park, KS 66207 (913) 645-5739 marigoldsfoodtruck.com

Old Shawnee Pizza & Italian Kitchen Will Walker 6000 Rogers Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-5716 www.shawneepizza.com

Grand Street Cafe Kristi Ghilardi 8815 Renner Blvd. Lenexa, KS 66219 (913) 601-3500 www.grandstreetcafe.com

McAlister’s Deli Amy Dickey 11330 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 268-3354 www.mcalistersdeli.com

Hereford House Shawnee Mark Hembrey 17244 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 268-8000 www.herefordhouse.com

McDonald’s Lisa DeVera 11801 West 63rd Street Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-1444

The Other Place Shawnee Don Hess 22730 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 441-0094 theotherplace.com Tanner’s Bar & Grill Chris Urban 22374 West 66th Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 745-8100 www.tannersbarandgrill.com Restaurants

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches Tabatha Thornton 11110 West 75th Street Shawnee, KS 66214 (913) 268-4603 www.jimmyjohns.com

McDonald’s Michael Dobski 22315 West 66th Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 667-3504 www.mylocalmcds.com/k7shawneemission

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza Steve Woodbury 12272 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 268-7272 www.papamurphys.com Paulo & Bill Restaurant Cathy Marks 16501 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 962-9900 www.pauloandbill.com Pegah’s East Moe Sharifi 11005 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 962-6700 www.pegahs.com Pegah’s West Moe Sharifi 5354 Roberts Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 422-3600 www.pegahs.com

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Bryson Austin 10704 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66203 www.raisingcanes.com Sarpino’s Pizzeria Cathy Darpel 6232 Nieman Road Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 213-5300 www.gosarpinos.com/Shawnee Smoothie King - Shawnee Terry Langton 12106-B Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 268-5464 www.smoothieking.com Sombrero’s Mexican Cantina Lee Roberts 22702 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 441-6700 www.sombreroskc.com Sonic Drive-In of Shawnee Amy Bacon 13601 West 63rd Street Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-0040 Zarda Bar-B-Q and Catering Suzanne Zarda 11931 West 87th Street Parkway Lenexa, KS 66215 (913) 492-2330 www.zarda.com Shopping

My Best Friend’s Closet Taylor Clark 12152 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 808-5919 www.MyBestFriendsClosetKC.com Trailridge Center Assoc. Ralph Varnum c/o V.A.D. 8801 Renner Avenue, Suite 400 Lenexa, KS 66219 (913) 491-8900 www.vadllc.com Walmart Neighborhood Market #5308 Steve Dowler 11010 West 74th Terrace Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 268-3356 www.walmart.com Walmart Supercenter Michele Edwards 5701 Silverheel Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 535-5120 www.walmart.com


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60 Walmart Supercenter Doug Portenier 16100 West 65th Street Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 268-3468 www.walmart.com Bridal Extraordinaire Whitney Welsh 12109 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 268-5566 www.BridalExtraordinaire.com By B! Boutique Beata Foreman 6314 Monrovia Street Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 213-5255 www.byBboutique.com Go Big Skill Toys Cesar Conde 12204 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 248-3277 www.gobigskilltoys.com

Safe Harbor Roofing, LLC Jim Reeves 11009 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 553-3620 www.safeharborroofing.com Sanitation

Waste Management of Kansas City Blaine Degnan 2601 Midwest Drive Kansas City, KS 66111 (913) 631-3300 www.wm.com Security & Investigations

Clarence M. Kelley and Associates Blair Hawkins 6840 Silverheel Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 647-7700 www.cmka.com Shipping & Packaging

Home Depot Jerry Sutton 15501 West 67th Street Shawnee , KS 66217 (913) 631-1005 www.HomeDepot.com

The UPS Store Pam Cooper 13851 West 63rd Street Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 962-7788 www.theupsstorelocal.com/4701

Springfield Music KC AJ Moore 12710 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 268-5555 www.springfieldmusickc.com

The UPS Store Pam Cooper 22052 West 66th Street/ Monticello Village Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 441-2770 www.theupsstorelocal.com/5094

Vintage in KC Creative Arts Rene’ Koehn 12045 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 915-8200 www.vintageinkc.com Retirement Living

Shawnee Hills Senior Living Katie Aaronson 6335 Maurer Road Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-3838 www.shawneehillsseniorliving.com Roofing and Gutters

Gorilla Exteriors Contracting LLC Sean Jegen 8339 Monticello Road Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 257-3888 www.gorillaexteriors.com

Siding

James Hardie Siding and Trim Ellen Dowd www.JamesHardie.com Safe Harbor Roofing, LLC Jim Reeves 11009 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 553-3620 www.safeharborroofing.com Signs & Banners

Maxim Outdoor Signs Kirby Virden P.O. Box 25544 Overland Park, KS 66225 (913) 894-9944 www.maximsigns.com Prairie Fire Signs and Graphics Tim Eicherl 8160 Monticello Terrace Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 689-5259 www.pfsigns.us

SpeedPro Imaging Jeff Quast 8148 Monticello Terrace Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 441-7955 www.speedproshawnee.com Social Services

Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Kansas Jackie Knabe P.O. Box 171443 Kansas City, KS 66117 (913) 400-2573 www.hillcresttransitionalhousing.org Johnson County Christmas Bureau Larry Bigus 9503 Johnson Drive Merriam, KS 66203 (913) 341-4342 www.jccb.org Willow Tree Supports Inc. Patty Long 23733 West 83rd Terrace Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 353-1970 www.willowtreesupports.com Software Consulting

Emacton, LLC Matt Motsick 329 Mojave Street W Lake Quivira, KS 66217 (913) 208-7824 www.emacton.com Specialized Seating

Heartland Seating, Inc. Kathy Peterson 11222 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 268-0069 www.heartlandseating.com Technology Solutions

AT&T Mobility Eden Allison 8801 Johnson Drive Merriam, KS 66202 (913) 498-2355 www.att.com Commworld of Kansas City Curt Wiens 6200 Main Street Grandview, MO 64030 (816) 763-1100 commworld-kc.com Consolidated Communications Julie Reinhardt 14859 West 95th Street Lenexa, KS 66215 (913) 322-9671 www.consolidated.com Cricket Wireless Shealyn Fox 16010 West 65th Street Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 228-1785 www.cricketwireless.com Spectrum Business Carolyn Redmond 9225 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 500 Overland Park, KS 66210 (913) 643-1992 www.business.twc.com Sprint Danny Garcia 15150 Shawnee Mission Pkwy Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 315-5926 Unite Private Networks Rob Canent 7200 North West 86th Street, Suite M Kansas City, MO 64153 (816) 260-4380 www.uniteprivatenetworks.com Tow Service

SKC Communications Lacy Fox 8320 Hedge Lane Terrace Shawnee, KS 66227 (800) 882-7779 www.skccom.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Telecommunications

Santa Fe Tow Carrie Kupchin 9125 Rosehill Road Lenexa, KS 66215 (913) 894-5201 www.santafetowservice.com

AT&T Chris Carroll 5400 Foxridge Drive, Suite 101 Mission, KS 66202 (913) 676-1519 www.att.com

FedEx Ground Dan Huesman 8000 Cole Parkway Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 441-0009 www.fedex.com

Transportation


Membership Directory Kansas City Transportation Group Nancy Cipolla 1300 Lydia Avenue Kansas City, MO 64106 (816) 512-5582 www.the1010taxi.com Nationwide Transportation and Logistics Services, Inc. Kim Isenhower 5940 Nieman Road Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 888-1685 www.nationwidetransportation.com RideKC Paul Snider 1200 East 18th Street Kansas City, MO 64108 816-346-0217 www.kcata.org Tallgrass Freight Co, LLC David Barnes 6800 Hilltop Road, Suite 202 Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 721-0079 www.tallgrassfreight.com Travel & Insurance

AAA Travel Shawnee Natalie Zachary 15810 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite B Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 248-1627 www.autoclubmo.aaa.com Uniform Supplier

Jay’s Uniforms, LLC Tom Clark 7465 Quivira Road Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 362-5297 www.jaysuiforms.com Urgent Care

Centra Care Shawnee Mission Urgent Care Andrea Elmer 11245 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 268-4455 Physician Now Urgent Care Kamille Merz 22334 West 66th Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 825-0909 www.physiciannowonline.com

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Utilities

Atmos Energy Tony Benedict 25090 West 100th Terrace Olathe, KS 66061 (913) 254-6344 www.atmosenergy.com Johnson County Wastewater Kim Wasko 11811 South Sunset Drive, Suite 2500 Olathe, KS 66061 (913) 715-8500 www.jcw.org Kansas Gas Service Margaret Steele 2720 Second Avenue Leavenworth, KS 66048 (913) 758-2737 www.onegas.com KCP&L Cindy Circo 1200 Main Kansas City, Missouri 64105 (816) 556-2111 www.kcpl.com WaterOne Mike Armstrong 10747 Renner Road Lenexa, KS 66219 (913) 895-5500 www.waterone.org Westar Energy Dante McGrew 23505 West 86th Street Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 667-5105 www.westarenergy.com Veterinarians

Mill Creek Animal Hospital Martin Gilmore, DVM 13428 West 62nd Terrace Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 268-0900 www.millcreekah.com Sunflower Animal Hospital John Van Zandt 6320 Monrovia Street Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 631-3545 www.sunfloweranimalhospital.com Video Productions

DHTV Digital and All Star Video Sports Mark Honer 5831 Barton Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 262-7800 www.dhtvdigital.com


62 Patriot Features Sean Winn 10802 West 58th Street Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 568-2457 www.patriotfeatures.org Video Soup, LLC Craig Campbell 5931 Nieman Road, Suite 115 Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 709-9716 www.videosoup.tv Visitor’s Bureau

Visit Shawnee Kevin Fern 15100 West 67th Street, Suite 202 Shawnee, KS 66217 (913) 631-6545 www.visitshawneeks.com Wastewater Treatment Equipment

Bio-Microbics, Inc. Bob Rebori 8450 Cole Parkway Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 422-0707 www.biomicrobics.com

Membership Directory Water & Fire Damage Restoration

Frontier Restoration LLC Greg Marsden 2007 East Prairie Circle Olathe, KS 66062 (913) 800-4980 www.frontierrestorationkc.com NCRI - National Catastrophe Restoration, Inc. Katy Timken 8065 Flint Lenexa, KS 66214 (913) 663-4111 www.ncricat.com SERVPRO of Olathe/Lenexa - Greater Shawnee/Merriam, Kansas City Midtown Victoria Calhoun 15365 South Keeler Street Olathe, KS 66062 (913) 782-4693 www.servproolathelenexa.com/ Water Purification

JFDWater Mark Denney 13606 West 107th Street Lenexa, KS 66048 (913) 772-8994 jfdwater.com

Website Development

KC Web Specialists, LLC Chris Nastav 5876 Edgewater Drive Overland Park, KS 66223 (913) 489-7866 www.kcwebspecialists.com Webb Technology Group,LLC Logan McAlister 1600 Genessee Street, Suite 822 Kansas City, MO 64102 (913) 871-9327 www.webbtechnologygroup.com WebDebSites Debbie Burdick 4801 Lynn Court Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 957-0573 www.webdebsites.com Wholesale

Sam’s Club Marketing Group Sandy McNally 12200 West 95th Street Lenexa, KS 66215 (913) 888-8637 www.samsclub.com

Warestar, Inc. Ed Iddings 8345 Monticello Road Shawnee, KS 66227 (913) 888-7702 www.warestar.com Window Cleaning

Fish Window Cleaning Steve Roach 1100 West Cambridge Circle Drive, Suite 800 Kansas City, KS 66103 (913) 648-2500 www.fishwindowcleaning.com/kc Windows

Safe Harbor Roofing, LLC Jim Reeves 11009 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 553-3620 www.safeharborroofing.com