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Leawood Chamber Member Memo — October 31, 2014

Upcoming events and news from around the Leawood area.

Leawood Chamber Events

General Membership Luncheon & Debut

Nov. 11, 2014, 11:15am at Ritz Charles, 9000 W. 137th St., Overland Park, 66221
Cost: $25 members, $40 non members (advance payment required). 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 more information.

By registering online, you agree to the chamber's refund policy as noted at www.leawoodchamber.org/refund_policy.cfm.

Members & Non Members use the link below to register:

Join Leawood Chamber members, their guests, and 'future' Chamber members for some of the area's best networking while enjoying an informative program and a great meal. We will also debut the newest Chamber Members of the last quarter!

Our featured speaker will be Kurt Austin, communications and digital manager for Sporting Club.

Kurt Austin serves as the communications and digital manager for reigning Major League Soccer champions Sporting Kansas City. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Austin is now in his fifth season with the team and is a lifelong soccer supporter. He traveled to Brazil this summer for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and has previously attended World Cup tournaments in Germany (2006) and South Africa (2010). Austin lives in Kansas City, Kansas with his wife, Melanie, and their daughter, Mariella.

Chamber Members: As an added benefit, members will receive via email a spreadsheet with contact information of all the other member attendees at the event. This is another way we're working to make sure the Leawood Chamber is a great networking resource for Chamber members.

Use the Register Online link below and sign up today!

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

By registering online, you agree to the chamber's refund policy as noted at www.leawoodchamber.org/refund_policy.cfm.

Don't miss this informative program and the chance to make new business connections! The reservation deadline for this event is Thursday, November 6th, by 10:00am!

Register Online

2014 Annual Meeting-"The Spirit of Entrepreneurship"

Dec. 9, 2014, 11:15am at Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, 66211
Cost: $55 for members, $70 for non-members.

By clicking on the "Register Online" link, you agree to the chamber's refund policy as noted at www.leawoodchamber.org/refund_policy.cfm.

Join us in celebrating "The Spirit of Entrepreneurship" at the 2014 Leawood Chamber Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon.

This two hour event is open to the public and provides a way for the Leawood Chamber to connect with 300+ area business and community leaders. We will also recognize our 2014 Hall of Fame Award Recipients.

Interested in getting the most out of this event? Check out our fantastic sponsorship opportunities!

Individual admissions are $55 for Chamber members and $70 for non-members.

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

By registering online, you agree to the chamber's refund policy as noted at www.leawoodchamber.org/refund_policy.cfm.

The reservation deadline for individual tickets is Wednesday, December 3rd by 5:00 pm. Sorry, we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations received after December 3rd.

Event Host Sponsors:
AMC Theatres
Burns & McDonnell
Country Club Bank
Menorah Medical Center
St. Joseph Medical Center
Shawnee Mission Health
Town Center Plaza

Event Patron Sponsors:
BMO Harris Bank
CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.
Commerce Bank
CrossFirst Bank
Discover Vision Centers
Metromacs Inc.

Event Associates:
Bank of Blue Valley
Clawson Benefit Concepts
McAuley & Crandall, PA
Metcalf Bank
Town Center Crossing
UMB Bank
Valley View Bank

Register Online

Morning Mingling

Nov. 4, 2014, 08:00am at Bank of Blue Valley, 13401 Mission Rd., Leawood, 66209 — 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:

Warm up from the cool autumn weather with coffee, breakfast and your favorite connections!

Leawood Chamber members, their guests, and 'future' Chamber members are invited to join us for some great Leawood Chamber networking.

Please use the parking lot to the west of the building (closer to Mission Rd)!

Member businesses represented at this event: Almar Printing, Inc., American Family Insurance-Michelle Underwood Agency, Apex Business Advisors, The Athletic Club, Bank Midwest, Berger Estate & Elder Law, P.A., Brookdale Senior Solutions, CBIZ Payroll, Children's Mercy, City of Leawood-Police, CoreFirst Bank & Trust, Country Financial, CrossFirst Bank, Davidson Promotional Products, Inc., Dental 133, Digital Lagoon, Edward Jones - Mark Barone - Financial Advisor, Express Employment Professionals, First National Bank, Forerunner Signs & Graphics, Head for the Cure Foundation, Healthcare Solutions Team, Heartland Habitat for Humanity, Integrity Technology Systems, Johnson County Developmental Supports, Keller Williams Realty Partners, Kelly T. Davis, CPA, PA, Legacy Financial Strategies, J. Luengo Insurance Agency, Inc., McAuley & Crandall, PA, Mercedes Benz of Kansas City, Midwest Regional Bank, MOCSA, Orangetheory Fitness, Panera Bread, Sandler Financial Solutions, Steve's Flooring, Stop Hunger Now, Stratford Commons Memory Care, Tier 3 Solutions Group, Van Nice Design

Use the link below to register today!

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

The registration deadline for this event is Friday, October 31st by 5:00 pm, so make your reservation today!

Mackech Jewelry LLC Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Nov. 5, 2014, 04:00pm at Mackech Jewelry LLC, 11531 Ash St., Leawood, 66211 — Register Online
Cost: There is no cost to attend this event.

Come out and celebrate the official Leawood and Leawood Chamber welcoming of Mackech Jewelry to our community!

Visit their website to learn more about Mackech Jewelry LLC CLICK HERE.

Leawood Community Events

Marillac's Enchanted Forest

Nov. 6, 2014, 10:00am at Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, 66211
Weblink: http://bit.ly/2014MarillacEnchantedForest

In conjunction with the Holiday Boutique November 6-9th! No fee is required to enter the Enchanted Forest, yet admission is required for Holiday Boutique.  

Artificial trees and wreaths will be on display that have been donated and designed by various individuals, civic groups, businesses and organizations.  These festive items will be available through silent auction during the Holiday Boutique with proceeds benefitting Marillac.

The Enchanted Forest will be open the same hours as the Holiday Boutique.

Ladies Night at Bank of Blue Valley

Nov. 6, 2014, 5:30pm at Bank of Blue Valley, 13401 Mission Rd, Leawood, 66209
Weblink: https://www.bankbv.com/events/event-details/16/ladies-night

Calling all ladies! Don't miss this fun and relaxing event!

This event is FREE and open to the public – come shop over 25 vendors and enjoy sweets and spirits!

Jackie Vogt


Evening for Women - Health Screening Event

Nov. 6, 2014, 6:00pm at Shawnee Mission Primary Care - Leawood, 5420 W. 151st Street, Leawood, 66224
Weblink: https://smmcrcii.ahss.org/rcii/class/results.asp?search_type=class&display_full=1&cn=Evening+for+Women&cs=0&k=&sm=00&sy=0000&em=00&ey=0000

Join Shawnee Mission Health for an evening of health screenings, education and support designed especially for women on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 6-7:30 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. at Shawnee Mission Primary Care – Leawood.

Bring a friend and get the information you need to improve your health from the experts at Shawnee Mission Health. For just $20, you’ll receive blood pressure, bone density, breast cancer genetic risk, chair massage, cholesterol, food intolerance screening and more!

For more information, or to register, click here or call the ASK-A-NURSE Resource Center at 913-676-7777.

Shawnee Mission Primary Care – Leawood is located in the Nall Valley Shops, 151st & Nall.

Shawnee Mission Primary Care
5420 W. 151st Street
Leawood, KS 66224

Central Exchange provides opportunities for Women

Nov. 11, 2014, 11:45am at Central Exchange Office, 1020 Central, Kansas City, 64105
Weblink: http://www.centralexchange.org/

This panel discussion will look at “real world” situations in complicated restructuring and turnaround environments and buying companies. The presenters have extensive and varied experience in these environments and will bring unique and individual approaches.

Krista Freitag is the Principal of E3 Advisors. Based in Los Angeles, E3 and Ms. Freitag are internationally known as Court Appointed Receivers for a wide variety of cases. Locally, Ms. Freitag was the Receiver for The Legends in Kansas City. That case was particularly unique in that it involved multiple simultaneous bidding for a very large retail center.

Michelle Suter is a well-known and highly regarded Kansas City attorney. She is the founding member of Commercial Law Group. In that and other legal environments she has extensive experience in Commercial Transactions, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy, and Business Formation.

Karen Zecy is the President of American Micro. Based in Kansas City, American Micro is a document imaging and scanning company that purchased a complimentary company in 2010 ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Holiday Chick Event

Nov. 13, 2014, 5:00pm at Town Center Crossing, 4425 W 119th St. Leawood, KS 66209, Leawood, 66209

This four day event kicks off with an exclusive VIP party on Thursday night (5pm – 9pm). Only a limited number of VIP tickets are available so be sure to purchase yours early! We're taking over the Love Culture space at Town Center Crossing in Leawood.

Get your holiday shopping done in one place! We'll have the best gifts of Kansas City at this event.

Follow us on Facebook for contest and opportunities to win Chick Bucks to spend at the event! 


Chirp with us on Twitter: @chickevents

Snap photos with us on Instagram: @chickeventskc

Thursday Nov. 13 (VIP Party 5pm – 9pm)
Friday Nov. 14 (10am – 9pm)
Saturday Nov. 15 (10am – 9pm)
Sunday Nov. 16 (11am – 5pm)


CLE Law Over Easy-Emerging Trends in Corporate Law

Nov. 14, 2014, 7:30am at Edwards Campus, 12600 Quivira Road, Overland Park, 66213
Weblink: https://cpep.ku.edu/law-over-easy

Longview Half Marathon

Nov. 15, 2014, 8:00am at Longview Lake, 9035 Pittenger Road, Grandview, 64030
Weblink: http://www.longviewhalf.com

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, KC Running Company is hosting its inaugural Half Marathon at Longview Lake, 11101 Raytown Road, Kansas City, MO 64145.

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and the race will start promptly at 8 a.m. The race features a course with scenic views of Longview Lake and fun post-race festivities. All participants receive a finisher’s medal and long-sleeved, quarter-zip training shirt. A portion of the proceeds will help Saint Luke’s Home Care & Hospice provide compassionate and high-quality services to patients and families in our community.

Many sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Sally Borel, Development Director at Saint Luke's Home Care & Hospice for information at 816-502-8935.





His & Her Fitness Holiday Party

Nov. 15, 2014, 6:00pm at His & Her Fitness, 5328 W. 151st, Leawood, 66224
Weblink: http://www.hisandherfitness.net

Celebrate the holidays with the team at His & Her Fitness. Silent auction from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Proceeds will go to NFL Alumni Caring for Kids.

Christina Larson
Master Trainer
5328 W 151st Street
Leawood, KS  66224


News & Announcements

Remember to VOTE on November 4th

Set those reminders to visit the polling booth next Tuesday, November 4!

"The Johnson County Chambers have joined together to provide resources for voters where they can learn about the candidates, where to vote, and much more. Visit VOTEJOCO.COM for more information," said Kevin Jeffries, Leawood Chamber President. "Please share this information with your friends and encourage them to be informed and get out and vote."

Key federal, state and local candidate information and descriptions of proposed city legislation can be found on the site as well or just click here: Johnson County Election Candidate List

Your vote truly counts. Plan to visit your polling site for just a few meaningful minutes on November 4th.

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

New City Councilman Has Served Leawood for More Than 35 Years

A Leawood resident since 1978, our newest city councilman, Chuck Sipple, has actively served the community for more than 35 years. In the 1980s he was appointed to the City’s budget review committee under both Mayors Jean Wise and Marcia Rienhart.   Since then, he has held leadership positions in local homes associations and is currently in his third term of service on the Ironhorse Golf Advisory Committee.  In these roles and as a commercial real estate loan servicing executive and advisor, he has worked extensively with city officials, planning, parks and recreation officials, and diverse citizen and business groups.

Sipple is a current board member at the Children’s Center Campus and was on the board of directors for the Children’s Therapeutic Learning Center from 2006-2013. He lends extensive time to the Church of the Nativity and the Siena Homes Association, and over the years with various not-for-profit, Boy Scout and boy’s baseball programs in the area. “I look forward to working with fellow Ward 3 councilmember, Carrie Rezac, to represent Ward 3 residents and help Leawood remain an outstanding place to live, work and play,” said Sipple.


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

Mariner Holdings Experiences Rapid Growth

Mariner Holdings, an independent financial services firm recently ranked #2 on Barron’s 2014 list of the Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors* and the parent company of Mariner Wealth Advisors and Montage Investments, today announced that it is currently seeking to hire nearly 60 professionals across the firm to support its recent growth and future initiatives. In addition to the positions currently available, the firm hopes to add more than 100 advisors and business development consultants over the next six months.

Job openings are located throughout the United States and include a wide range of positions at Mariner Holdings, Mariner Wealth Advisors, Montage Investments and other affiliates. The need to hire is driven by the firm’s recent growth and success. In 2014 alone, Mariner Holdings has grown from $27 billion to more than $35 billion in assets under management (as of September 30, 2014) and has already hired more than 100 professionals.

Ranked a Best Place to Work by the Kansas City Business Journal in 2011, 2012 and 2013, Mariner Holdings, through its affiliates, provides financial advice and investment management services that are based purely on the needs and interests of its clients. To support its goal of providing nationwide access to comprehensive services when and where clients need them, the firm has recently undertaken a series of initiatives in an effort to continue to meet diverse client needs ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Socks in September Celebrates Another Generous Year

Nine years and counting, Davidson Promotional Products has collected more than 40,000 socks to provide the simple gift of warmth to people in need throughout the metro area.

Long-time Chamber member Shawna Davidson and members of her team, Brooke Herring, and Julie Goodman are seen here with more than 2,700 pairs of socks collected by Chamber members and others. This year, Davidson partnered with Bombas Socks, who offered to match any donations ordered through their website to Socks in September.

Donations were delivered to the following organizations who serve those in need in the area:

Safe Home
Cross Lines
Center of Grace
Johnson County Christmas Bureau

The program will not only provide the simple warmth of a dry pair of socks this winter, but will extend an act of kindness that resonates throughout our community and surrounding areas throughout the year.

Chamber members who graciously particpated this year included:

National Bank of Kansas City
Commerce Bank
NuSound Hearing Center

Menorah Medical Center Welcomes Juan Carlos Correa, M.D.

Menorah Medical Centerpart of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare providerwelcomes Juan Carlos Correa, M.D., a Board-certified and Fellowship-trained Vascular Surgeon with a broad background in medical academia and clinical practice. Dr. Correa joins the practice of Kansas City Vascular and General Surgery and also sees patients at other HCA Midwest Health hospitals, including Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Dr. Correa is a member of the Society of Vascular Surgery and the American College of Surgeons and most recently completed his Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Saint Louis University, where he had previously served as chief resident for the general surgery program.  He has received numerous awards, including Best Surgery Resident at Saint Louis University and was nominated for the Most Caring Physician Award at Saint Louis University Hospital. Dr. Correa served as a professor at Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida and received his medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE) in Quito, Ecuador. Dr. Correa is internationally published in myriad journals on a variety of vascular surgery topics.

Dr. Correa is skilled in interventional procedures and treatment of aneurysms, carotid artery disease, deep vein thrombosis and varicose veins. Dr. Correa brings a unique p ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Menorah Medical Center President and CEO Steven D. Wilkinson, FACHE, Announces Retirement

Steven D. Wilkinson, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Menorah Medical Center, on Friday announced plans to step down from the position he has held for 17 years on December 31, 2014.  Menorah Medical Center is part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider. Mr. Wilkinson is a member of the Leawood Chamber Board of Directors.

Since February 1997, Wilkinson’s leadership, strategic vision and passion have helped Menorah Medical Center grow and expand to become one of Kansas City’s best-known healthcare assets. The full-service, acute-care hospital at the corner of 119th and Nall in Overland Park serves the community with a compassionate and dedicated staff of more than 600 physicians covering the spectrum of specialties and offers some of the region’s most leading-edge technology such as CyberKnife and a robust da Vinci Surgical Robot program, which performed some of the area’s first minimally invasive procedures.  In addition, Wilkinson was instrumental in helping Menorah Medical Center achieve its dual certification as both an Accredited Chest Pain Center and Certified Stroke Center—the first such recognition in Johnson County.  He also spearheaded the development of the new master plan for the hospital campus, and has completed the first two phases, which include the ambulatory surgery center and the additional ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Member Profile

Beyond Beauty Spa and Salon

When you step into Beyond Beauty Spa & Salon, you’ll get more than just exceptional service.   

Their services include:

Spa Facial – 1 hour     $ 40

Organic Microdermabrasion $ 75

Collagen Face Lift Mask $ 20

Glycolic Chemical Peel $ 55

Eye Brow Waxing $ 12

Brow Tint $ 15

Full Highlight no cut $ 85        

Full highlight w/ cut $ 115

Partial highlight no cut $ 70

Partial highlight w/ cut $ 95

Perms & Cut   $ 115

Women’s Cut & Style  $ 28


Contact: Liz Davis
913.515.6234 for all hair services.

Salon Contact:
Beyond Beauty

Leawood Chamber members receive a 20% discount on Skincare Services.


Leawood Chamber
13451 Briar, Suite 201, Leawood, KS 66209
Web: www.leawoodchamber.org
Email: chamber@leawoodchamber.org
Voice: 913-498-1514   Fax: 913-491-0134

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