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Leawood Chamber Member Memo — July 2, 2015

Upcoming events and news from around the Leawood area.

Leawood Chamber Events

A Taste of Leawood

Sep. 19, 2015, 07:00pm at Town Center Plaza - North Side, 5000 W 119th Street, Leawood, 66209

Taste 30 Of The Area's Best Restaurants







801 Chophouse

Blanc Burgers & Bottles

Blue Chip Cookies

Bravo! Cucina Italiana

Burnt Ends BBQ

California Pizza Kitchen

Corner Bakery Cafe

Drunken Fish


Foo's Fabulous Frozen Custard

Gaslight Grill

Gordon Biersch

Hereford House

Johnny's Tavern

La Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

NoRTH Italia

On The Border 

Overland Park Marriott

Parisi Cafe

Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe

Rock & Brews

Sullivan's Steakhouse

Sushi House

The Roasterie Cafe 



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Rain or shine event. Must be 21 or older to attend. Valid ID and ticket are required for admission.  All sales are final, tickets are non-refundable. Tickets cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. For questions, call 913-498-1514.

Morning Mingling

Jul. 7, 2015, 08:00am at Sam's Club, 8300 W. 135th St., 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:

A post-Independence Day networking event! Leawood Chamber members, their guests, and 'future' Chamber members are invited to join us for some great Leawood Chamber networking with coffee & breakfast from Chris Cakes!  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, July 3rd by 5:00 pm, so make your reservation today!

The MIXX Ribbon Cutting

Jul. 9, 2015, 08:00am at The MIXX, 11942 Roe Avenue, Overland Park, — Register Online
Cost: There is no cost to attend this event.

Join the Leawood Chamber as we celebrate The MIXX as a new member of our community and of our Chamber. Kansas City's original healthy, quick-casual restaurant. The fresh, new flagship restaurant is the largest location of their 3 locations in the metro with a new design, integrating the additions of a full-service juice bar, coffee bar and an in-house bakery, which will include alternative, vegan, vegetarian and items with gluten free ingredients. Visit their website to learn more about The MIXX.

General Membership Luncheon & Debut

Jul. 14, 2015, 11:30am at Ritz Charles, 9000 W. 137th St., Overland Park, 66221 — Register Online
Cost: $30 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.

Featured speaker is Mary A. Redmond, Chief Negotiations Officer at FearLess Negotiator LLC.

Mary is a speaker, author and coach specializing in negotiations, communications and body language. For 21 years, Mary negotiated contracts for some of the most successful financial institutions in the world including GE Capital, Ford Financial Services, Mellon Bank and Wells Fargo Bank.

For the past 13 years, she’s focused on those who want to improve their ability to communicate with co-workers, colleagues, bosses, teachers and family members. 

She uses years of sales success, negotiation expertise and body language knowledge plus keen listening and observation skills to engage audiences throughout the United States.

This event is sponsored by:



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 month! 

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 link below to register 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, July 9th, by 5:00pm!


More on Mary A. Redmond's Luncheon Program:

Negotiate: When You Must
be H.E.A.R.D.

Negotiation is part of everyday life. You are in a
negotiation when you want the best price on new equipment, a competitive service
and maintenance contract or when you want your spouse to assume more
responsibilities at home.

How do you get more from every negotiation and not damage relationships? Successful negotiators are prepared negotiators. They also know how to read the silent messages sent in everyone’s body language.

Mary Redmond reveals the secrets that only veteran negotiators know and use. She has 20+ years of experience negotiating including negotiating on behalf of some of the world’s largest financial institutions.


five keys to successful negotiations: H.E.A.R.D.

Leawood Community Events


Jul. 16, 2015, 6:30pm at La Belle Angele Day Spa, 15053 Nall Ave. (Located In: Lotus Yoga), Leawood, 66223
Weblink: https://www.facebook.com/events/1616413415304827/

Fun, Dancing, Laughter and Beauty



$1,000 in Door Prizes

20% of Skin care products


Swag Bags and Much More!

TEXT LBA to 72727 for VIP Specials and Events

Aspire Business Book Review - The One Thing

Jul. 28, 2015, 8:00am at Axcet HR Solutions Conference Room, 8325 Lenexa Drive #425, Lenexa, 66214
Weblink: https://bizbookreview-the-one-thing.eventbrite.com

This Month's Book - The One Thing

The One Thing

Everyone is looking for the silver bullet of productivity - get more done, handle more things in less time. But simultaneously we are all drowning in email, social media, meetings, phone calls, things to do and things that aren't getting done.

The answer to both of those issues - becoming more productive and more in control is to start doing less.

The surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results

Author, Speaker and Trainer Gary Keller is also the cofounder of the hugely successful Real Estate company - Keller Williams and in The One Thing he shares the ideas that have helped him create the largest Real Estate company in the US over the last 30 years.

He outlines his key ideas in a very straightforward way...but what I thought was even more effective and important, he also lays out the 6 reasons why most of us struggle wit ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Kitty Palooza & Dogs Too!

Jul. 2, 2015, 12:00am at Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Rd, Kansas City, 64137
Weblink: http://www.waysidewaifs.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Adopt_start

BOW-WOWZERS! Starting Wednesday through Sunday, July 5th all long term dogs (30+ days in our care) will have a $25 pet adoption fee! Our on-going cat adoption promotion runs all summer - all cats 5+ months and older also have a $25 pet adoption fee. SO MANY grrrr-eat dogs and cats waiting for fur-ever homes! Meet our Waifs and share. 

1 Million Cups at KU in Overland Park

Jul. 2, 2015, 9:00am at KU Edwards Campus, Regnier Hall 155, 12610 Quivira Rd., Overland Park, 66213

KU Edwards Campus is excited to host live video streams of the popular 1 Million Cups (1MC) program every Wednesday throughout the summer. Hosting 1MC at KU Edwards Campus is convenient way for Southern Johnson County business professionals to meet and participate in the 1 Million Cups experience.

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.

Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors. There will be ample ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

4th of July Celebration - City of Leawood

Jul. 4, 2015, 5:00pm at Leawood CIty Park, 10601 Lee Boulevard, Leawood, 66206
Weblink: https://www.leawood.org/parks/4thofjuly.aspx

2015 July 4 Celebration Saturday, July 4 - Leawood City Park 10601 Lee Boulevard

City Park will be closed to all vehicles on Saturday, July 4

The City of Leawood is proud of the excitement and tradition that the annual 4th of July Celebration brings to the community. Leawood City Park will be the site for a variety of new and traditional family festivities. Enjoy some great entertainment, participate in games and enjoy a variety of food vendors.

Schedule of Events

• Kids Activities, Food Vendors - 5:00 - 9:30 pm

• Musical Entertainment by "The Shanks"- 7:30 - 9:30 pm • Fireworks - 9:45 pm

• The Aquatic Center will be open 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


• Free General Admission

• All Access Ride / Activity Bands for children 14 and under - $5.00 – CASH ONLY


Free shuttle buses will be running from the parki ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

School of Rock Overland Park Summer Break Day Camp

Jul. 6, 2015, 9:00am at School of Rock Overland Park, 9296 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, 66212
Weblink: https://overlandpark-sor.frontdeskhq.com/events/383483

Our camps put each student in a real rock band led by one of our outstanding Rock Counselors! Each band will have a name, rehearse songs, and play in a real rock concert! Campers get the full experience of being in a band! Our camps are great as in introduction to the School of Rock, OR as a complement to our year-round program. Camps welcome all experience levels from beginner to advanced.
Some details: 9am to 3pm all 5 days; Campers bring their own lunches; Concert in the OZ venue at School of Rock OP on Friday at 3pm. *Cancellation policy: Cancellation with full refund available until 7 days before Camp start date. Within 7 days of camp start date, there will be a $50 administrative fee. Link for details https://overlandpark-sor.frontdeskhq.com/events/383483

Saint Luke's Medical Group-Blue Valley Open House

Jul. 13, 2015, 4:30pm at Saint Luke's Medical Group-Blue Valley, 5405 W. 151st Street, Leawood, 66224
Weblink: http://www.saintlukeshealthsystem.org/locations/saint-lukes-medical-group-blue-valley

Join our celebration as we cut the ribbon for our new location at 151st and Nall. Refreshments provided with a short program at 5pm.

News & Announcements

Mental Health First Aid-Coming to Leawood This Summer

Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy and helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. Participants are introduced to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, gain an understanding of their impact, and explore common interventions and treatments.

Who Should Attend Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is intended for all people and organizations that make up the fabric of a community. The course is often presented to chambers of commerce, professional associations, hospitals, nursing homes, service organizations,  parent organizations, social clubs, and other groups. Any individuals who interact regularly with groups within their community (police officers, human resource directors, and primary care workers) would benefit from MHFA. Additionally, school and college staff and administration, faith communities, as well as family and friends of individuals with mental illness will develop useful skills and  gain valuable insight. Mental Health First Aid can benefit anyone interested in learning more about mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance abuse.

Cost for this training: $50.00/participant

Friday, July 17

Your Career: Be Confident, Not Humble

Two weeks ago, I published an article on LinkedIn entitled Manage Your Career and Life with Confidence and Decision whereby I outlined five primary behaviors to practice on a regular basis in your career and your life in order to achieve this outcome. In the days following, several of my connections suggested that I write a detailed article on each of these five behaviors. This article is the first in this series.

Be Confident, Not Humble

In this discussion, we will examine three human behaviors: humility, arrogance and confidence in greater detail. Based on my experience in business and as a career coach and strategist, I have found that people often struggle to find the right balance of humility and confidence and that some people are confused with the differences between arrogance and confidence.

The goal of this article is to shed thoughtful light on each behavior and to share insight on how to identify each behavior in the proper context for our career and our lives.

Humility: a modest or low view of one's own importance

Synonyms: modesty, humbleness, meekness, diffidence, unassertiveness

A healthy level of humility is a desirable human behavior especially in our interactions with our friends, family and the people we choose to love. Humility k ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

KU Hospital - Marillac Campus Welcomes New Medical Director

The University of Kansas School of Medicine, The University of Kansas Hospital, and Marillac are pleased to announce Dr. Mitchell Douglass has been appointed the new Medical Director for the Marillac location effective July 6th. “We believe Dr. Douglass’ training and experience in child and adolescent psychiatry will enhance our mission to help every child and family”, Marillac’s President/CEO Lynn Lemke relayed.


Dr. Douglass most recently served as the Medical Director for both Wyandot Center and Rainbow Services, Inc. He was also part of the Volunteer Faculty for the Kansas University School of Medicine.


Dr. Douglass has the following academic accreditations; triple residency (Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry) | University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY | 2009 and MD, Universit ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Leawood Chamber Office Closed

Friday, July 3, 2015 the Leawood Chamber of Commerce will be closed in observance of Independence Day. Regular business hours will continue Monday, July 6, 2015.


Regular Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Welcome New Leawood Chamber Members!

Alterra Bank
11300 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy, Ste. 100
Leawood, KS  66211
Ph: (913) 717-4400
Fax: (913) 327-7412
Business Category: Banks & Banking Associations
Alterra Bank is dedicated to the success of their clients aided by our expertise in SBA & Conventional Lending and our commitment to the highest level of customer service.

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
13501 Nall Avenue
Leawood, KS  66224
Ph: (913) 323-2650
Fax: (913) 897-8242
Business Category: Financial Services

Goering and Granatino, P.A.
84 Corporate Woods
Overland Park, KS  66210
Ph: (913) 396-6225
Fax: (913) 721-4824
Business Category: Accountants-Certified-Public / Accounting & Tax Service / Accounting & Tax Service
If you are looking for a blend of personal service and expertise, you have come to the right place!  We offer a broad range of services for business owners, executives ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Drop by The MIXX for Breakfast

Just two weeks after opening The Mixx Hawthorne Plaza, Jo Marie Scaglia, owner, has created and is launching a new, full-service, custom-made, quick-casual breakfast menu, available Monday – Friday from 7 – 10 a.m. The new breakfast is served exclusively at The Mixx Hawthorne Plaza location.The fresh, new menu is packed with options, including sandwiches, wraps, eggs with mix and match sides and more, perfect for those wishing to dine in or grab-and-go. The breakfast menu joins The Mixx Hawthorne’s extensive fresh juice, smoothie and coffee bar offerings, available every day during regular operating hours.


Read more and view the menu here

Member Profile

Revisin' Creative Agency

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You have a story to tell: and exerience to share. You offer something to the world that no one else does in a way no one else can. Your unique you-ness is what sets you apart.

As a fully integrated creative agency, Revisin' wants to help tell your story. From concept to execution, they bring that story to life across the full spectrum of digital, social and print media, creating an unparalleled experience for both you and your customers. Whatever you need, they'll make it happen...and they'll do it with so much savvy you'll wonder why you hadn't done it sooner. Let them tell your story the way it deserves to be heard.


Leawood Chamber
13451 Briar, Suite 201, Leawood, KS 66209
Web: www.leawoodchamber.org
Email: chamber@leawoodchamber.org
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