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Leawood Chamber Member Memo — April 19, 2015

Upcoming events and news from around the Leawood area.

Leawood Chamber Events

After Hours Networking

Apr. 22, 2015, 05:00pm at IRONHORSE Golf Club, 15400 Mission Rd., Leawood, 66224 — Register Online
Cost: No charge for Chamber Members. $15 for non-members. If you are interested in learning more about Chamber membership and would like to attend this event, please contact Beth Johnson at 913-498-1514 xt 2, or bethj@leawoodchamber.org, for a guest pass.

Members & Non Members use the link below to register:

Network with friends after our annual Golf Outing!

Member businesses represented at this event: American Family Insurance, Assisted Moving of Kansas City, Bank Midwest, Bank of Blue Valley, Benefits of Home - Senior Care, Berger Estate & Elder Law, P.A., Brookdale Senior Solutions, Career Strategy Solutions, CBIZ Payroll, City of Leawood, Commerce Bank, CrossFirst Bank, Cy Financial, LLC, First American Title, First National Bank, Forerunner Signs & Graphics, Gaslight Grill, HandyFolks, Inc., Healthcare Solutions Team, Heartland Habitat for Humanity, Hilton Garden Inn Overland Park, Kerry I. Holyoak Business Development Consultant, Iron Tribe Fitness, Jayhawk IMG Sports Marketing, Jewish Community Center, Johnson County Developmental Supports, Johnson County Government, Keller Williams Realty - Pinkepank Group, Keller Williams Realty Partners, Kelly T. Davis, CPA, PA, Lifestyle Publications, Overland Park Marriott, Mathis Photography, McAuley & Crandall, PA, Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City, Midwest Regional Bank, Olathe Ford Lincoln, Oppenheimer & Company Inc., Panera Bread, RESULTS Technology, Safehome, Sandler Financial Solutions, Schifman Remley Associates, Senior Health Solutions, SeniorBridge/Humana at Home, Spencer Reed Group, LLC, UMB Bank, n.a., United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Wealth Partners Corporation

Use the link below to register today!

If you have trouble registering for this event, please email us at Event Registration Assistance.

Registration deadline is Monday, April 20th by 5:00 pm, so make sure you RSVP today!

Leawood Chamber At The Tee - A Golf Outing

Apr. 22, 2015, 02:30pm at IRONHORSE Golf Club, 15400 Mission Rd., Leawood, 66224
Cost: $35 for Chamber Members, $40 for Non-Members.

This event is currently sold out!  Should spaces open up, we will alert you.  Thanks! 

The Leawood Chamber golf outing is back! Teams of four will travel around a nine-hole course, being welcomed by our fabulous hole sponsors, and competing in games like "Closest to the Pin," "Longest Putt" and "Longest Drive." You may register as a preset team of four, or join solo, and we will match you up with other golfers. Golfer registration includes a 2:30PM shotgun start, 9-hole golf outing, cart and the chance to win prizes at each hole! This is a unique event combining the relaxation and fun of golf, with the ability to network in-depth with other golfers on your team. This event is limited to 60 golfers, so make sure you sign up today!


Thank you to our sponsors!

Goodie Bag Sponsor: Shawnee Mission Health

Golf Cart Sponsor: Villa Milano Apartments & Villas

Hole Sponsors: Corner Bakery Cafe, Cy Financial, Edward Jones - Mark Barone - Financial Advisor, Gordon Dental, Learning Quest - Managed by American Century Investments, Madison Dental Group, Marillac, Pinot's Palette, Premier Promotions

Putting Green Sponsor: Forerunner Signs & Graphics

Health & Wellness Sponsor: Catalyst Health Center

The April After Hours will directly follow the golf outing, and we hope to see all our golfers in attendance there as well. Make sure you are signed up for both so you can double your networking opportunities! If you have trouble registering for this event, please email us at Event Registration Assistance.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 15th!

Leawood Community Events

Spring Brunch Cooking Class

Apr. 19, 2015, 12:00pm at Whole Foods Market, Metcalf, 7401 W 91st Street, Overland Park, 66212
Weblink: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-brunch-cooking-class-instructor-lisa-markley-ms-rdn-tickets-15618175383

Instead of settling for long wait times and cold eggs, grab your mother, daughter, sister or friend and come to this fun cooking class. Join Shawnee Mission Health's LIV: Living in Vitality program and registered dietitian Lisa Markley at Whole Foods and learn her favorite healthy, spring-inspired brunch dishes. You will leave this class inspired to create a delicious home-cooked brunch for your loved ones that will make them feel special. Recipe packets and tastings provided. Cost: $25

How Do You Handle the J.E.R.K.S.?

Apr. 21, 2015, 8:30am at Hallbrook Country Club, 11200 Overbrook Road, Leawood, 66211
Weblink: http://www.enterprisebank.com/eu?l=kc

Words are powerful tools.

Has someone ever taken offense at something you’ve said, and you have no idea why? Have you ever wondered why seeing some people raises your spirits and seeing others raises your blood pressure? How do you handle the J.E.R.K.S., especially at the office, in order to resolve conflict? The way you say something can be more important and have greater impact than the words you actually use.

10 Tips to Social Media Success

Apr. 21, 2015, 9:30am at Berger Estate & Elder Law, 11233 Nall Ste. 140, Leawood, 66211
Weblink: http://bit.ly/Social10Steps-april21st

This informative seminar will help you answer those questions as well as give you tips on Social Media Marketing best practices. 

Join Constant Contact at Berger Estate & Elder Law and learn: 

  • What Social Media channels should be you utilizing
  • What are the best practices for Facebook on your business
  • Should your business be on Pinterest? Twitter? 
  • How to use Engagement Marketing to reach new customers
  • How to use your Social Media to build your Email Marketing list and more!

NOTE:  This is NOT a hands-on computer seminar.  No computers are needed

Join Ya Ya’s Eurobistro for Fabulous Wine Dinner!

Apr. 21, 2015, 6:30pm at Ya Ya's Eurobistro, 7021 W 135th St, Overland Park, 66223
Weblink: http://www.yayaskc.com/

Ya Ya’s will be having their first wine dinner at the new location on 135th street on April 21st and would love having the Leawood Chamber Members in attendance! The wine dinner includes four fabulous courses accompanied by Bila-Haut’s premiere wines, all hand-picked by executive chef Martin Woods! Call in your reservation as a chamber member, and receive 10% off the food for you and your guests!


Apr. 22, 2015, 1:30pm at Berger Estate & Elder Law, P.A., 11233 Nall Ave Suite 140, leawood, 66211
Weblink: http://www.berger-lawfirm.com

Brown Button Estate Sales owner, Michael Fry, and Tracey Kahle of Kahle Appraisals will explore many aspects of Estate Sales, such as:

Who needs a sale?

How are sales run?

Valuing your treasures! (Should I sell or not?)    And..

Questions to ask when interviewing estate sale companies.

This will be a fun afternoon to “Ask the Pros” when it comes to all you ever wanted to know about ESTATE SALES & APPRAISALS!

Attend this insight-filled event at Berger Estate & Elder Law next Wednesday!

Humane Society Tapping Party

Apr. 23, 2015, 5:30pm at Gordon Biersch, 11652 Ash Street, Leawood, 66211

Taste of Park Place

Apr. 25, 2015, 1:00pm at Park Place, 11551 Ash St., Leawood, 66211
Weblink: http://bit.ly/TasteParkPlace2015

Taste of Park Place is back Saturday, April 25th!

Wine and Hand-Crafted Beer Tastings & Tips

1pm or 4pm | $50

Kansas City wine experts and Gordon Biersch head brewer offer tastings, food pairing methodology and valuable tips.  Hosting and light appetizers by Carma.


2-4pm | $20 advance; $25 on-site

Light tastings at 13 Park Place restaurants

Combination Ticket | $65

Beer, Wings, and Onion Strings

Apr. 30, 2015, 4:00pm at Gordon Biersch, 11652 Ash Street, Leawood, 66211

Fox & Hound to Host Benefit for KidsTLC

Apr. 30, 2015, 6:00pm at Fox & Hound, Indian Creek Shopping Center at 10428 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, 66212
Weblink: http://www.foxandhound.com/locations/overland-park/

Fox & Hound in Overland Park is teaming up with KidsTLC to support children in need of quality mental health services.  Fox & Hound, located in the Indian Creek Shopping Center at 10428 Metcalf Avenue, will host a celebration to benefit KidsTLC on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

The party will be held from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., where guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary sampling of Fox & Hound’s signature dishes, including Olympian Hummus, Drunken Chicken Tenders, Tavern Wings, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Grilled Chicken & Greens and Black Forest Sliders!

Featured signature cocktails include Irish ‘Rita, Twisted Bitter, Strawberry Blonde and more for $4 each; draft beer will be available for $2 each.

Fox & Hound will donate 10% of sales for the entire day and night of Thursday, April 30 to KidsTLC, which provides children with a continuum of care through innovative and successful psychiatric treatment, community outreach, outpatient behavioral health, autism and wellness programs.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Fox & Hound ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Hiring and Firing from A to Z: Tips to Minimize

May. 5, 2015, 8:30am at Hallbrook Country Club, 11200 Overbrook Road, Leawood, 66211
Weblink: http://www.enterprisebank.com/eu?l=kc

Your business is ready to grow, but are you fully prepared to navigate the myriad laws and regulations that apply to employment relationships? Now more than ever, what you don’t know about employment law can hurt you and your business. This comprehensive and interactive class will focus on best practices related to complying with fundamental
legal requirements and legal prohibitions in the hiring process, documenting employee performance and discipline, and appropriate ways to terminate an employment relationship when necessary.

Not only is this class a must for human resources professionals, but it will strengthen the “people skills” of any owner, executive, manager or supervisor
in the workplace.

News & Announcements

BMO Leawood Branch Welcomes Jacob Hopkins to Team

Chamber board member and manager of the BMO Harris banking center in Leawood, Dave Kepper, announced in April that Jacob Hopkins has joined the company. Hopkins will serve as assistant branch manager of the Leawood branch.

Jacob has worked in the banking and financial services industries in the South KC area for nearly ten years and is a marketing and management graduate of Northwest Missouri State University.

Contact Jacob at:  jacob.hopkins@bmo.com

BMO Harris Bank, N.A. | 11301 Nall Ave. | Leawood, KS 66211 
Branch Phone: 913-663-3228 | Fax 913-663-3055



AT&T Invests Nearly $625M in KC Area (including Leawood) to Expand Services

Have you seen all those AT&T trucks and cables running along Leawood-area streets lately?

AT&T* invested nearly $625 millionin its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in the Kansas City area during the 2012 through 2014 period, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers. 

As part of its Project Velocity IP (VIP), an investment plan focused on network enhancement and expansion, AT&T in 2014 made nearly 35 wireless network upgrades in the Kansas City area, including new cell sites, addition of network capacity, and new high-speed Internet connections.  Additionally, AT&T expanded the reach of its network, providing access to AT&T U-verse® High Speed Internet, AT&T U-verse video and AT&T U-verse voice services to nearly 7,000 new customer locations. The company also launched AT&T Business Fiber service in the area. 

"These investments in smart networks are enabling the innovation of today and tomorr ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Members Came Together April 3 to Learn About Chamber and Find Connections

Thanks to all new members, new member employees, and familiar member friends who attended our April 3rd Member Connections Workshop. We are pleased we could personally help each of you make new connections.


Front row L to R:

Ellie Stork – Profile By Sanford

Stormi Lewis – Olathe Ford Lincoln

Greg Musil - Douthit Frets Rouse Gentile & Rhodes, LLC


Back row L to R ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Profile by Sanford Live Radio Remote Broadcast

Profile by Sanford will be hosting Nycki Pace & 99.7 The Point for a live broadcast and open house on Saturday, April 18th from 10:00-noon.

Stop by, check out the store and learn more about Profile!

RESULTS Technology Successfully Completes SSAE16 Audit

RESULTS Technology, a managed technology services firm headquartered in Kansas City with offices in St. Louis, today announced it has once again achieved SSAE 16 SOC II compliance for 2015. SSAE 16 (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16) is the gold standard for the validation of a service organization’s operations and procedures. RESULTS is audited annually in nine specific areas including all aspects of data and physical security, data backup, network monitoring, change management and systems maintenance.

"Successfully completing the SSAE 16 audit demonstrates that we are committed to best practices and continually ensure our process management meets the highest industry standards,” said Mike Gilmore, Chief Technical Officer at RESULTS Technology. “Our ability to successfully pass this rigorous, in-depth audit verifies RESULTS has the proper controls and processes in place to deliver the high-quality services our customers expect."

The completion of the audit is of particular importance to RESULTS’ financial services customers for which SSAE 16 compliance is often a requirement. The audit was completed by Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., a top ten national accounting firm.

... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Pizza with a Purpose on APRIL 28th!

Project Change is working with CPK to help a group of Athletes bring some very special fans THEIR time in the limelight! Please consider a catered lunch, happy hour or dine in and carryout orders at California Pizza Kitchen on April 28th,11am-9pm, to benefit The Showdown - An event created by the Olathe Northwest Raven football team to provide needed funding for the 4 Olathe High School's Special Needs classes and their programs.

flyer pizza day

Bring the flyer on the weblink, present it on your mobile device, or mention “The Showdown” to your server and 20% of your check will be donated to help support The Showdown!

Purchases include all dine-in, take out, catering and all beverages

Valid only at:

California Pizza Kitchen - Park Place Shopping Center

11655 Ash St. Leawood, KS 913-327-5290 (117th Street and Nall Avenue)


An All-Star baseball game gives kids with special needs from all 4 high schools in the Olathe school district, an opportunity to be the MVP’s while they PLAY BALL o ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Member Profile

Corner Bakery Cafe

Fresh ingredients in a real kitchen.

From hot, made-to-order breakfast scramblers to delicious sandwiches, homemade soups and hand-tossed salads, there's something for you any time of the day. Don't forget to look at their bakery display cabinet for that sweet to go with that cup of coffee, all in a cozy café setting with free Wi-Fi. Or use their world class catering for your next gathering. 11705 Roe Ave.
7am-9pm Monday-Saturday, 8am-8pm Sunday

photo of CB sub and soup

Leawood Chamber
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Web: www.leawoodchamber.org
Email: chamber@leawoodchamber.org
Voice: 913-498-1514   Fax: 913-491-0134

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