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Leawood Chamber Member Memo — October 22, 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 by clicking HERE!

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

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

Register Online

After Hours Networking

Oct. 22, 2014, 05:00pm at Menorah Medical Center, 5721 W. 119th St., Overland Park, 66209
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.

Online registration has closed. Please call 913-498-1514 xt 4 if you still wish to attend.

Menorah's parties are always a sought after ticket - make sure you get on the list!

Leawood Chamber members, their guests, and 'future' Chamber members are invited to join us at our After Hours event.

The event will be held in the lobby of Entrance B. Parking is available in the lots directly across from Entrance B.

Member Business represented at this event: American Family Insurance-Michelle Underwood Agency, American Family Insurance-Tom Mayfield Agency, Inc., The Athletic Club, Berger Estate & Elder Law, P.A., Burns & McDonnell, CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, CBIZ Payroll, Children's Mercy, Clawson Benefit Concepts, Comfort Keepers Home Care of Johnson County, Country Financial, Cristo Rey Kansas City, CrossFirst Bank, Digital Lagoon, Edward Jones - Mark Barone - Financial Advisor, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Healthcare Solutions Team, Heartland Habitat for Humanity, Integrity Technology Systems, Johnson County Developmental Supports, Johnson County Government, Kansas Gas Service, Low T Center, McAuley & Crandall, PA, Mercedes Benz of Kansas City, Newmark Grubb Zimmer, Nicole L. Feltz Agency, American Family Insurance, Nottingham Health & Rehabilitation, NuSound Hearing Center, Panera Bread, Philadelphia Insurance, Polsinelli PC, Quantum Creative, Residences at Park Place, Rock & Brews Kansas City, Sandler Financial Solutions, SeniorBridge, Sterling Insurance, Steve's Flooring, Stormi Floyd, The Walking Life Coach, Tier 3 Solutions Group, Turn the Page Online Marketing, UMB Bank, n.a., Van Nice Design

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

Registration deadline was Monday, October 20th by 5:00 pm!

Leawood Young Professionals After Hours

Oct. 29, 2014, 05:00pm at Aloft Leawood-Overland Park, 11620 Ash St., Leawood, 66211 — 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:

Aloft throws one heck of a party, and Leawood Young Professionals are invited to check it out! Each attendee will receive one complimentary drink ticket, and fellow chamber member Pinstripes will be sponsoring the food!

This year, the Leawood Young Professionals are also collecting donations for Safehome. Safehome provides a healing atmosphere where survivors of domestic violence can gain inner strength, build self-esteem, explore options, and establish a life free of violence. Through their shelter and community services, around 7,500 individuals each year are helped by Safehome. CLICK HERE to see a list of their most needed items; you can bring your donation items to this event!

We will also be holding a Halloween Costume Contest! Winners in 3 categories will be voted on; Most Original, Funniest and Scariest!

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!

Leawood Chamber members and guests are welcome! There is no cost for Chamber Members to attend! Non-Members = $15.00

Use the link below to register today!

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

Register today!! Registration deadline is Monday, October 27th by 5:00 pm!

Leawood Community Events

Wellness Incentives Under the ACA

Oct. 22, 2014, 9:00am at Bukaty Companies, 11221 Roe Ave., Ste 200, Leawood, 66211
Weblink: http://www.bukaty.com/better-your-business

good corporate wellness program drives culture and engagement and helps attract talent.

Bukaty Wellness Manager Slayton Rous will discuss strategies for a compliant, effective wellness program. 

Topics will include: 

Slayton Rous, CSCS, ACS-HFS, is the wellness manager at Bukaty Companies. He works with companies to design workplace wellness iniatives. 

FREE Integrative Medicine and Nutrition Seminar

Oct. 22, 2014, 6:30pm at Elite Physical Therapy and Integrative Health, 13157 State Line Road, Kansas City, 64145
Weblink: http://www.eliteptkc.com/

Do any of the following describe you?

Integrative Medicine and Nutrition may be your answer for:

Attendees receive 30 percent off of Initial Assessment for Integrative Services.


Baker University Lunch and Informational Sessions

Oct. 28, 2014, 11:30am at Baker University, 7301 College Blvd., Overland Park, 66210
Weblink: http://www.bakeru.edu/spgs-prospective2/op-lunch

Please enjoy lunch and learn more about Baker's undergraduate and graduate business degrees offered on campus and online. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about their three new programs:

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP online by 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 28.

A Booming Retirement

Oct. 29, 2014, 6:00pm at The Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W 137th St, Overland Park, 66213
Weblink: http://www.cyfinancial.com/cyfinancial/events/event/a-booming-retirement/

Topics to be discussed:

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


Holiday Chick Event

Nov. 13, 2014, 5:00pm at Town Center Plaza, 5000 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 vacant Restoration Hardware space at Town Center Plaza 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)


Starlight Quilter's Guild Quilt Show

Nov. 14, 2014, 9:00am at Aabdallah Shrine Temple, 5300 Metcalf, Overland Park, 66202
Weblink: http://www.starlightquilters.com/2014_quilt_show

$3.00 Under 12 free.

Approx. 100 quilts, vendors, scissor sharpener, boutique, door prizes, baked goods.  ADA accessible . Sponsored by Overland Park Mazda

News & Announcements

Lifetime Fitness Medi-Spa Open House This Wednesday

You're Invited!

Join the Overland Park Medi-Spa team at Lifetime Fitness Medi Spa Open House on Wednesday, October 22nd from 10am-2pm and 4pm-8pm. It will be a day and evening of food, friends, drinks and FUN!

They are offering AMAZING event-only specials. Click here or on the Special Offers from Members tab for details.

OR simply contact Rebekah, Lifetime's MediSpa Nurse, in person for all the relaxing and rejuvinating details.

They're offering a generous gift certificate for Medispa services to all who attend! Discounted retail products, hydrafacials, sun damage services, Botox special, hair extensions, face and neck skin lifting (Ultherapy)and more.

Contact or stop by and see Rebekah on Wednesday!

Rebekah Tobin, RN, BSN
MediSpa Nurse Injection Specialist 

Overland Park MediSpa
6800 W. 138th Street
Overland Park, KS 66223
phone 913-402-5724


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

Local Business Community Rallies to help Children in Foster Care at KVC Health Systems Gala

KVC Health Systems is pleased to announce it will host "The Gala on Fire" on Friday, November 21 at the Historic Firestone Building in downtown Kansas City, Mo. to benefit more than 3,100 local children in foster care and their families that are served by KVC every day throughout the year. KVC cares for more than 50 percent of the children in the Kansas child welfare system and also serves children in need at its Prairie Ridge Psychiatric Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

The Gala is an upscale party that combines decadent food (oysters on an ice bar), specialty drinks (might be flaming), artist demonstrations, unique performances by MoonDrop Circus, and live music from Atlantic Express. Think lots of ‘Fire,’ thanks to MoonDrop and the caterer, and lots of ‘Ice’, thanks to event chairs: Bonne Illig and her team at VanBrock. Guests will also enjoy live artist demonstrations from Allan Chow and Rebecca Pashia; both are graciously donating the masterpieces they create during the event. 

Tickets are $150 per person with a limited number of discounted tickets available for guests under age 30. The Historic Firestone Building is located at

Welcome New City Council Member, Chuck Sipple, and Remember to VOTE on November 4th

On October 6, local businessman, Chuck Sipple, was approved to fill the vacant Leawood City Council seat formerly held by Tom Robinett. Look for a brief profile of Mr. Sipple's business and community experience in Member Memo soon.

And mark your calendars to get to the polling booth on Tuesday, November 4. Key federal, state and local candidate information and descriptions of proposed city legislation can be found by clicking here:  Johnson County Election Candidate List.

Leawoodians will vote on reauthorization of a retail sales tax earmarked for street and storm water improvements.

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

Doug Dresslaer from Sprint Accelerator Informed Members & Guests of Innovative Program

Did you know Sprint was once a start-up?

Thank you to all members and guests who joined us for the October Luncheon and heard how Sprint got started and what they're doing to support other local start-ups companies. We hope some great new connections were made, and that everyone enjoyed the presentation by Sprint Accelerator general manager Doug Dresslaer.

Read a summary of Mr. Dresslaer's presentation publsihed earlier this week by iThinkBigger.com:

"Sprint Accelerator's GM Talks About It's Mission to Foster Start-ups."

If you're looking for buzz-worthy events like these, get registered for November's luncheon featuring Kurt Austin, communications and digital manager for Sporting Kansas City here: http://bit.ly/1pbKF9U

All Star Fall Showcase

All Star is expecting their biggest crowd yet. You are invited to check out "Our Favorite Things," featuring hundreds of new promotional products and gifts that will be perfect for your company this fall and into 2015.

If you are looking for Holiday gifts, All Star has them. THey can help you plan your upcoming events with the perfect promotional item to fit most budgets. Reward your team, promote your business, and thank your clients better than ever before! This is YOUR opportunity to take advantage of seeing these ideas for yourself, while receiving exclusive discounts, and a cool swag bag stuffed full of some of All Star's favorite things!

You must RSVP for a swag bag.

Time: 10am - 6pm

When: October 23 & 24th

Where: All Star Awards & Ad Specialties (Midtown)

Special Events: Each day we will have a represetative from two of our biggest factories.

Friday from 3pm - 6pm Snow & Company is providing a happy hour.

Member Profile


Marillac provides treatment to children and adolescents with psychiatric conditions. They are located on 17 acres in Overland Park, KS and are the only psychiatric treatment center with an on-site hospital in Johnson County.

They offer a wide range of programs and services; from acute, residential, social skills, and outpatient.

They also offer summer and specialty programs.

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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