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Leawood Chamber Member Memo — May 27, 2015

Upcoming events and news from around the Leawood area.

Leawood Chamber Events

Young Professionals After Hours

May. 27, 2015, 05:00pm at McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., 10601 Mission Rd., Suite 220, Leawood, 66206 — 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:

Join the best Young Professional Group in town and learn a little bit more about the Builder Difference at McCarthy Building Companies. If you are between the ages of 21 - 39 years old and wish to build your professional network and give back to the community, Leawood Young Professionals is the group for you!

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 Friday, May 22nd by 5:00 pm, so make sure you RSVP today!


Morning Mingling

Jun. 2, 2015, 08:00am at Newport Grill & Paradise Diner, 5501 W. 135th St. #2330 & #2310, Overland Park, 66223 — 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:

Wake up with some amazing cuisine and fantastic networking!

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



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, May 29th by 5:00 pm, so make your reservation today!

Leawood Community Events

'Get Up and Go' Older Adult Transportation Expo

Jun. 3, 2015, 8:30am at University of Kansas - Edwards Campus - Regnier Center, 12610 Quivira, Overland Park, 66061
Weblink: http://www.jocogov.org/dept/human-services/event/2015/05/11/5464

Johnson County Human Services is partnering with Jewish Family Services and Americans For Older Driver Safety for an educational, informational event about older adult transportation on Wednesday, June 3. The “Get Up & Go: Older Adult Driving Expo” is for older adults and their families who want to learn how to continue to drive safely and what transportation options are available when they decide to "hang up the car keys”.

The expo will take place at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus, 12610 Quivira, in the Regnier Center, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The free event will include a vendor fair with local transportation providers, advice and tips on older adult driving safety and self awareness. Connect with area transportation companies and learn how you can get up and go!

“There are different things to consider as an older adult driver and our keynote speaker will be addressing these various safety issues,” said Anna Collins, Catch a Ride Volunteer Coordinator. “Additionally, there is a great need for transportation for older adults and families of older adult members wh ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Beer, Brunch, and Bingo! Benefit

Jun. 6, 2015, 9:00am at Gordon Biersch Leawood, 11652 ASH STREET LOT 10 PARK PLACE, Leawood, 66211

Cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under ($5 of each purchase goes to Project ReStart) and includes a brunch buffet, 2 bingo cards, and your choice of a handcrafted beer, bloody mary, mimosa, or non-alcoholic beverage

Prizes include: 

-$10 amazon gift card

-$10 Toys R Us gift card

-$25 Gordon Biersch gift card

-growler with fill

-$50 Target Mastercard gift card

-$50 Christopher Elbow Artisan Chocolate gift card

There will also be a silent auction with some fabulous items, including a Gordon Biersch Brewer's Dinner for up to 6 poeple (a $400 value!)

Sunset Music Fest Concert Kick Off

May. 28, 2015, 6:00pm at Town Center Plaza, 5000 W 119th Street, Leawood, 66209
Weblink: http://www.towncenterplaza.com/info/sunsetmusicfest

Enjoy free great music and a cold drink on a warm summer night, beginning Thursday, May 28th and every Thursday evening in June! Bring your blankets and chairs (no coolers allowed, please). Enjoy great food and drinks, a free kids' zone, giveaways and more. Concerts take place in the East drive next to Bravo's patio.

Music Begins at 7:00 pm, event area opens at 6:00 pm


May 28th: Robert Randolph & The Family Band

June 4th: David Cook

June 11th: Gin Blossoms

The Kansas City Heart & Stroke Wall/5K Run

May. 30, 2015, 8:00am at Theis Park, Theis Park is located at the corner of Oak Street and Cleaver Blvd across from the Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City,
Weblink: http://www.heartwalk.org

Chamber member, Kelly T. Davis, CPA, PA extends an invitation to all chamber members to join their team for this worthy cause. Go to www.heartwalk.org and search for the Kelly T. Davis, CPA, PA Heart Walk Team. The team goal is $1000. All donations are appreciated.

Sports Skills & Physical Activity Camp

Jun. 1, 2015, 1:00pm at KU Edwards Campus, 12600 Quivira Rd., Overland Park, 66213
Weblink: http://edwardscampus.ku.edu/summercamps

June 1 – 12, 1 to 4 p.m. (Session 1)
June 15 – 26, 1 to 4 p.m. (Session 2)

Cost: $200 per session

Sports Skills & Physical Activity Camp is designed to provide boys and girls, ages 5 through 12, with the opportunity to develop sports skills and a good physical fitness level. Experiences will be provided in an individualized instructional environment with expert leadership and supervision. The curriculum will consist of a planned program of physical activity including: tumbling, kickball, soccer, badminton, physical fitness, softball, cooperative games, tag games, rhythms, scooters, and parachute skills. Participants are invited to choose from one session or attend both.

*Mail-in only registration through the KU Dept. of Health, Sport, and Exercise Science

Dinner with the Doc (Catalyst Health Center)

Jun. 8, 2015, 6:45pm at Hereford House, 5001 Town Center, Leawood, 66209

News & Announcements

143rd Street & Mission Road Will Close May 26th

143rd Street Improvements, Nall Avenue to Windsor

The improvements to 143rd between Nall east to Windsor will start the last week of March.

The City has hired Miles Excavating Inc. to construction the project.  143rd Street and Mission Road will be closed beginning on Tuesday, May 26th and be closed until approximately August 8th Detour routes will be posted. Motorists are advised to use Nall or Kenneth for North/South bound and 135th or 151st Streets for East/West bound traffic.

The road project will widen 143rd from its current 2-lane ditch street to a 4-lane undivided curb and gutter street with on-street bike lanes, storm sewer, streetlights, sidewalk/pedestrian trail along the road and a traffic signal and 143rd and Mission. Burns & McDonnell was selected to design the project and will be in charge of the construction inspection.


Lifestyle Publications Launches Three New Publications

Overland Park based Lifestyle Publications continues to inspire more communities around the nation. The locally owned company that brings Leawood Lifestyle and Johnson County Lifestyle to more than 30,000 area homes each and every month is pleased to announce the launch of several new magazines this spring including Draper Lifestyle in Utah, Lake Austin Lifestyle in Texas, and Point & Plover Lifestyle in northern Wisconsin. For details, visit www.LifestylePubs.com.

Michael King Of Great Getaways Travel Selected As National Geographic Specialist

Virtuoso®, the international network of luxury travel agencies and advisors renowned for creating exceptional experiences, recently teamed up with National Geographic Expeditions to provide travel services to consumers who have booked one of National Geographic’s new Private Expeditions.  Private Expeditions are unique itineraries to destinations all over the world that are specially designed for those who seek the flexibility to travel when and with whom they wish, while enjoying the benefits of traveling with National Geographic: top local guides, access to sites and experiences, built-in free time to explore and excellent accommodations. Michael King of Great Getaways Travel in Leawood, a member of the Virtuoso network, has been hand-selected to serve as a National Geographic Specialist to assist travelers who have booked one of the current 13 Private Expeditions offerings.

As a National Geographic Specialist, King will assist travelers who are seeking the services, knowledge and connections that a Virtuoso travel advisor provides, and collaborate with them to create a truly bespoke experience around their Private Expeditions journey.  King will ensure travelers are satisfied before, during and after their adventure and ultimately will help deliver a much higher satisfaction rate in the traveler’s overall experience, all while adding to his al ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Parisi Café New Seasonal Menu

Get ready for summer with these new and refreshing drinks. Made in-house by your very own barista at Parisi Café. Availabe now through July 19, 2015.

Coffee Soda is sure to be a hit with our fruity, single origin brew complemented by toasty turbinado syrup and orange, citrus accents. Topped off with sparkling water.

Strawberry Rhubarb Italian Soda is where a classic summer pairing gets updated. House-made fresh strawberry and rhubarb syrups with a hint of rose.

Sparkling Elderflower Lemonade has our crisp lemonade paired with intensely aromatic elderflower syrup.

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade is our version of a summer classic. Fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and sparkling water. You can even add the taste of lavender for a new twist on this classic.


Parisi Café Locations

Park Place -- Leawood, KS
Located in the Park Place Shops at 117th & Nall.

Union Station -- Kansas City, MO
Located just inside one of Kansas City's most treasured landmarks.


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

Jeff Flottman Foundation Golf Tournament

 On August 10th, 2015, the Jeff Flottman Foundation is hosting its First Annual Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Leawood. This year, all proceeds from the tournament will benefit Avenue of Life, an organization that Jeff was deeply passionate about. For the past several years, Jeff was responsible for raising over 60% of Avenue of Life’s annual donations, and we hope to continue his legacy through the tournament. Golfer registration for the tournament is now open. JeffFlottmanFoundation@gmail.com or call Jenna at (913) 226-2965.


Sponsorship Opportunities:

You were an important part of Jeff’s life and continue to have a strong presence within our family. We would love to have your financial support to help us make his vision of helping those less fortunate a reality. In order to make this a successful event for both the foundation and the ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Member Profile

Profile By Sanford

In 2012, physicians and nutrition professionals from Sanford Health collaborated to create a weight management program entailing not only nutrition but an all-encompassing approach that included physical activity and most importantly, lifestyle modification. Their goal was to integrate nutrition, activity and lifestyle approaches using the latest in clinical and scientific knowledge with a coaching model built on a technology platform. Profile’s success has grown tremendously and is expanding well beyond the original Sioux Falls footprint. Recently, stores have opened in Wichita, Edmond, Knoxville, and Olathe. 

Profile offers health coaching, meal planning and meal replacement products, and comprehensive body analysis with the Smart Body Scale included in every membership.

Profile can benefit anyone interested in losing and weight and maintaining that weight loss long-term. Specifically, this could greatly benefit employers concerned with their employees’ health and the costs of providing healthcare for those employees. Profile can also benefit health practitioners who have patients that need a well-managed, physician directed weight management p ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for complete profile)

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