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Leawood Chamber Member Memo — September 30, 2014

Upcoming events and news from around the Leawood area.

Leawood Chamber Events

General Membership Luncheon

Oct. 14, 2014, 11:30am 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.

Our featured speaker will be Doug Dresslaer, manager of the Sprint Accelerator.

Doug Dresslaer is general manager of the Sprint Accelerator in Kansas City’s Crossroads District. The Accelerator features nearly 20-thousand square feet of space that includes a community work-space, a co-working space and an open-event space. In his role, Doug manages all aspects of the Sprint Accelerator powered by Techstars program. Doug works with Techstars to bring together corporate resources and mentors to accelerate the growth of health and technology start up companies. Previously, Doug was responsible for managing Sprint’s partnerships with entrepreneurial organizations such as Up Global, Silicon Prairie News and Dream Big America. Doug began his nearly 10-year career at Sprint on the corporate events team. Doug was responsible for planning internal business meetings as well as customer events.

Doug graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. Follow him on Twitter @ddresslaer for all things food, music, entrepreneurship and fatherhood! Plus, follow @Sprintaccel for the latest events and news from the Sprint Accelerator.

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, October 9th, by 10:00am!

Register Online

Gordon Dental Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Oct. 2, 2014, 04:00pm at Gordon Dental, 11401 Nall Ave, Suite 102, Leawood, 66211 — Register Online
Cost: There is no cost to attend this event.

Come out and celebrate the arrival of one of our newest Chamber members and a new addition to Leawood, Gordon Dental!

Ribbon Cutting ceremony and open house until 5:00 p.m. and then followed by a happy hour at Ra Sushi from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Visit their website to learn more about Gordon Dental CLICK HERE.

New Member Connections Workshop

Oct. 3, 2014, 08:30am at Country Club Bank, 2nd floor conference room, 13451 Briar, Leawood, 66209

If you are a new representative for an existing Chamber Member or are a representative for a brand new Member, we welcome you to join us for our informative Member Connections Workshop.

This is your chance to meet the staff, representatives from the Board, representatives from the Ambassador Committee and fellow Chamber members. Learn the ways to maximize the value of your membership, and make immediate connections. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, coffee and conversation!

Please bring your business cards and be prepared to introduce yourself!

So that we may provide this service to all of our new members, we ask you only attend once. Please be on the lookout for information about our “Current Member Connections Workshop” coming soon.

To register for this event, please contact Beth Johnson at 913-498-1514 or bethj@leawoodchamber.org. Space is limited, so call today!

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

Morning Mingling

Oct. 7, 2014, 08:00am at U.S. Toy Company, 2008 W. 103rd Terr., 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:

Play, learn and network with U.S. Toy!

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, October 3rd by 5:00 pm, so make your reservation today!

Leawood Community Events

Planning for Retirement and Aging in Place

Sep. 30, 2014, 6:00pm at Rasmussen College, 11600 College Boulevard, Overland Park, 66210
Weblink: https://www.facebook.com/events/1481216268812230/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1

ACTi-KARE of Overland Park will be co-hosting a seminar with Farm Bureau on September 30th, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:00 at Rasmussen College in room 100. The seminar will feature two speakers who will talk about the importance of planning for everyday life from the time you purchase your first car to the ins and outs of aging in place in your later years.

The speakers for the event are:

Travis Webb, Farm Bureau Financial Services

Joe Mathieu, Owner, ACTi-KARE Responsive In-Home Care of Overland Park

Free food and refreshments will be provided, so come hungry!

Rasmussen College is on the corner of College and Quivira in Overland Park. The address is 11600 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS, 66210.

Please RSVP by September 29th to jmathieu@actikare.com or 913-568-7604.



Wine, Oh Dino! an Enchanted Evening

Oct. 2, 2014, 6:00pm at Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 West 135th Street, Overland Park, 66213
Weblink: http://bit.ly/2014EnchantedEvening

You are cordially invited to Marillac's season of giving kickoff event! With purchased reservation, attendees will receive a complimentary tour of the Mystical Creatures Exhibit, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and ability to bid on amazing items within the silent auction. Proceeds go to help children and adolescents served by Marillac; a psychiatric treatment center in the community!



Ornament Debut

Oct. 4, 2014, 8:00am at Amy's Hallmark, 3814 W 95th Street, Leawood, 66206
Weblink: http://www.hallmark.com/keepsake-ornaments/dream-book

The 2014 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments line includes nearly 400 all-new ornaments to help people capture special moments and turn the Christmas tree into a holiday experience the whole family will enjoy. More than 100 of the ornaments will release at our Keepsake Ornament Debut event.

With something for everyone, Keepsake Ornaments help mark important milestones, foster and create traditions, and turn treasured memories into something tangible. Keepsake Ornaments transport us to a special time or place and help us share that experience with friends and loved ones. In 2014, the line includes ornaments to celebrate a baby’s first Christmas, a couple’s first holiday together, and moving into a new home. Keepsake Ornaments also recognize a variety of special interests and passions, such as cooking, fishing, golfing, grilling, and occupations such as teaching and healthcare. Relationships are celebrated in the many Keepsake Ornaments designed specifically for family and friends and favorite licensed characters will help celebrate what they’re into.


Panera Bread Swing for Life Golf Tournament

Oct. 6, 2014, 8:00am at Leawood South Country Club, 12700 Overbrook Rd., Leawood, 66209
Weblink: http://www.panera-kansas.com/GolfSignup_2014.cfm

Panera Bread Swing for Life Golf Tournament

(Times are approximate - there will be 2 flights)

This fun event includes golf on a beautiful course in Leawood, Country Club of Leawood, incredible silent auction and raffle items, and food from Panera Bread and Freddy's Frozen Custard. All proceeds raise benefit Braden's Hope for Childhood Cancer in Kansas City.

Sponsorships and donations for silent auction or raffle are available. Sign up as a team of 4 or as an individual to play!

Contact christie.glaeser@panerakansas.com to do so.

KU Edwards - Working Professional MBA Info Session

Oct. 6, 2014, 12:00pm at KU Edwards Campus, BEST Building 220, 12604 Quivira Rd., Overland Park, 66213
Weblink: http://www.edwardscampus.ku.edu/MBA

Join the directors of the MBA program for lunch in a casual business atmosphere and get the insider view on the University of Kansas MBA program.

Especially designed for students interested in the working professional MBA program, you'll be able to enjoy lunch, key information, and be back at work in good time.

Please RSVP to bschoolMBA@ku.edu

Annual PINK Party

Oct. 7, 2014, 4:00pm at Menorah Medical Center, 5721 W. 119th St., Leawood, 66209

The Breast Center at Menorah Medical Center kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its Annual PINK Party, which will include yoga demonstrations by the YMCA of Greater Kansas City; walk-in screening mammograms; bra fittings by clare de lune; nail art by Beauty Brands; pink hair extensions by Oliver’s Salon; hand and foot massages; pink ribbons and an inspirational balloon release in honor of those touched by breast cancer. Delicious hors d’oeuvres, pink drinks and shopping, too! Free and open to public.

Menorah Medical Center, 5721 W. 119th St., Entry B, Overland Park, Kan., 66209. For more information call (913) 498-7407 or visit MenorahMedicalCenter.com.


Soft Opening for Villa Milano Apartments & Villas

Oct. 8, 2014, 4:00pm at Villa Milano Apartments & Villas, 13740 Howe Lane, Leawood, 66224
Weblink: https://www.villamilano.us

Villa Milano would be delighted to have you visit their brand new community for their Open House. They will be giving tours of their clubhouse and models. Hors D'oeuvres will be provided for those who attend. Please R.S.V.P. and call for directions at 913-322-1010.

Managing Innovation - One-day seminar

Oct. 9, 2014, 8:00am at The University of Kansas Edwards Campus, 12604 Quivira Road, Overland Park, 66213
Weblink: http://bit.ly/ManagingInnovation1

A one-day seminar on

Managing Innovation

Thursday, October 9, 2014

This seminar will discuss:

News & Announcements

LEAWOOF Dog Park To Open SOON!

LEAWOOF Dog Park Update

September 26, 2014

Due to more than an inch of rain last week, weather has not cooperated with a September opening for the new city dog park. Sod installation continues, along with installing benches and finishing additional detail work at the facility.

New Tentative Date:

Wednesday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m.


Until the dog park opens, please do not climb the fence and lift your pets into the enclosure! This will cause damage to the fence and the turf area. Your continued patience is appreciated. 

Montage Investments Adds Industry Veteran Michael McKeigue for Strategic Accounts Role

Experienced industry professional tabbed to develop and enhance strategic relationships for Montage Investments and its affiliated asset managers

Montage Investments, a subsidiary of Mariner Holdings, and collection of boutique asset managers with a goal of providing world-class, institutional investment products to a wide range of financial professionals and institutions, has hired Michael McKeigue, CIMA®, CPWA®, CRPC®, as managing director of Montage Investments’ national accounts team. McKeigue will be primarily responsible for enhancing strategic account relationships for Montage Investments and its affiliated asset managers.

“I am thrilled that Michael has agreed to join the firm,” said Gary P. Henson, CFA, CFP®, president and chief investment officer of Montage Investments. “Michael is an industry veteran, with deep experience leading sales teams, assisting financial advisors and enhancing distribution efforts.”

Prior to joining Montage Investments, McKeigue served as a vice president and divisional manager at State Street Global Advisors where he developed and led a sales team focused on expanding the ultra-high-net-worth investment advisor market. Before State Street, McKeigue was a wealth management specialist at Merrill Lynch. His past experience also includes enhancing the distribution ca ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Avila Homecoming to be highlighted by Alumni Awards

KANSAS CITY, Mo., September 22, 2014 – Avila University will honor 15 alumni during a ceremony Sunday, Sept. 28 in Whitfield Center on the Avila campus. These alums will be honored for their outstanding professional accomplishments and their contributions to the local, national and global communities. 



Ahmad Ashkar (’04 business administration) will receive the Outstanding Alumni Award for his work as founder and CEO of the Hult Prize, a non-profit organization dedicated to launching the world’s next wave of social entrepreneurs. Each year, the Hult Prize awards $1 million to a team of college students who come up with the best solution to a global problem. He works side-by-side with former President Bill Clin ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Breast Center of Menorah Medical Center, Gail’s Harley-Davidson Get Breast Cancer Awareness Rolling

When it comes to breast cancer, The Breast Center of Menorah Medical Center, accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), sends a distinct and clear message to patients:  No one rides alone on this journey.

For the fifth year in a row, Menorah Medical Center — part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider — partners with Gail’s Harley-Davidson for a symbolic 100-mile ride. This special event was created to raise awareness about breast cancer and to support survivors of the disease that, according to the American Cancer Society, nearly 240,000 women are diagnosed with annually. 

Now hundreds of riders — many dressed in pink — join the event.

This year’s Annual Pink Power Ride will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the Menorah Medical Center campus with pre-ride mammograms followed by a free hot breakfast at 8:30 a.m.   Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the escorted ride will depart at 10 a.m. Riders in the 100-mile poker run will have the opportunity to win more than $200 in prizes and the chance to win a Harley-Davidson. The top hand will also receive a $750 gift card to Gail’s Harley-Davidson. In addition, Gail’s will provide a free lunch and live entertainment foll ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Leawood Fine Art Moving Sale!

Leawood Fine Art will be relocating within the Camelot Court Shopping Center in October. So, come in, check out our sale and save up to 70% on select pieces!

Looking for a Volunteer Opportunity? Consider MOCSA.

MOCSA exists to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual abuse and sexual assault and prevent sexual violence in the community. They are able to do this thanks in large part to their fabulous volunteer base.

MOCSA is seeking volunteers who are passionate about preventing and responding to sexual violence in the community. They are hosting a volunteer training on October 6-20th; Monday and Wednesday nights and both Saturdays.  

Training will provide information on the dynamics of sexual violence, prevalence of sexual violence, working with community partners, and how to provide advocacy and crisis intervention. Training will include many guest speakers; nurses, law enforcement, and prosecutors. Please note all volunteers must complete an in-person interview and background check prior to attending training. 

If you have any questions, you can email Misty Campbell, M.S. at volunteer@mocsa.org or call her at 816-285-1376.

Don't miss MOCSA's Johnson County Fall Forum on Friday, October 10 at 11:30 a.m. Featured speaker will be Dr. Alan Heisterkamp, a staunch advocate and educator for promoting bystander intervention to prevent sexual violence.

Registration information on Facebook:
Carr Assessments

Carr Assessments is a market leader in the development and administration of comprehensive psychological assessments. They provide perceptive, insightful, and data-driven assessments that assist organizations in realizing their human potential.

Dr. Jack Goodner, an industrial psychologist, acquired the company in 1989. To keep pace with fast-changing technology, he pioneered systems to utilize state-of-the-art analytics that helped move Carr and the industry away from paper and pencil testing to online assessments. Carr’s digital systems and practices are among the best in the industry. Today, the company is led by Ed Carhart, President & CEO and Paula Felchner, Vice President of Operations.

The firm serves a broad range of clients, including public and private companies of all sizes, as well as non-profit organizations. Their products are used for pre-hire selection; organizational and succession planning; leadership, team, and sales force development; career counseling and transitioning; and talent acquisition.

The core of their business is simply to understand human potential. While their process is scientific and data-driven, they never lose ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for complete profile)

Leawood Chamber
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Email: chamber@leawoodchamber.org
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