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Leawood Chamber Member Memo — December 22, 2014

Upcoming events and news from around the Leawood area.

Leawood Chamber Events

2015 Leawood Legislative Luncheon

Jan. 7, 2015, 11:15am at The Venue in Leawood, 4800 W. 135th St., #107, Leawood, 66209
Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non-members. Prepayment is required.

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

Get registered for lunch with Leawood's legislative representatives to discuss key issues for the upcoming 2015 Kansas Legislative Session. Networking will be from 11:15 - 11:45 AM.

The Chamber will present Leawood's delegation with our 2015 Legislative Priorities, and then each elected official will give a short presentation on what they feel will be the hot issues in Topeka this session.

This event is sponsored by American Century Investments, program manager for the Learning Quest Education Savings Plan.

Legislators:
Senator Jeff Melcher, District 11 - Attending
Senator Kay Wolf, District 7 - Invited
Representative Barbara Bollier, District 21 - Attending
Representative Rob Bruchman, District 20 - Invited
Representative Stephanie Clayton, District 19 - Attending
Representative Jerry Lunn, District 28 - Attending
Representative Ray Merrick, District 27 - Speaker of the House - Invited

Seating is limited. Individual admissions are $30 for Chamber members and $40 for non-members.

Non-Members are invited to contact the Chamber office at 913-498-1514 to register for this event or send an email to ginad@leawoodchamber.org.

The reservation deadline for this event is Friday, January 2nd by 10:00 am. Sorry, we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations received after January 2, 2015.

Register Online

Morning Mingling

Jan. 6, 2015, 08:00am at KidsTLC, 480 S. Rogers Rd., Olathe, 66062 — 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:

First networking event of 2015 - make sure you get your connections here!

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, January 2nd by 5:00 pm, so make your reservation today!

His & Her Fitness Expansion Ribbon Cutting

Jan. 6, 2015, 04:30pm at His & Her Fitness, 5328 W. 151st Street, Leawood, 66224 — Register Online
Cost: There is no cost to attend this event.

Come out and celebrate the expanson of chamber member His & Her Fitness!

Visit their website to learn more about His & Her Fitness.

Leawood Community Events

Holiday Camp With City of Leawood

Dec. 22, 2014, 8:00am at City of Leawood Community Center Oak Room, 4800 Town Center Dr, Leawood, 66211
Weblink: http://www.leawood.org/parks/camps.aspx

Holiday Camp

Ages 5-11 years

Created to keep your child entertained in a fun way during the holiday break.  Includes activities such as organized games, possible field trips to movies, bowling, ice skating, swimming or other interactive destinations.

Camp will meet daily and fees include all daily admissions, transportation and supervision.  Please bring a sack lunch each day.  Snacks will be provided.  One - 9.5 hour session.

Sign up for one day or for multiple days!

8:00am-5:30pm

Leawood Community Center
(Lower level of Leawood City Hall)

December 22 - 24, 29-31, January 2

Fee: $65 per day / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $60

 

Leawood Lego Camp Ages 5-6

Dec. 29, 2014, 9:00am at City of Leawood Community Center Walnut Room, 4800 Town Center Dr, Leawood, 66211

Pre-Engineering using Lego

Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design! Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. This is an ideal way to prepare young builders for the challenge of Engineering FUNdamentals.

Four 4-hour classes.

Instructor: Play Well Teknologies

Location: Walnut Room, Leawood City Hall

Cost: Resident $145 / Non-Resident $150

Min: 8       Max: 16

   
Mon-Wed,Fri  9:00am-12:00pm      
Dec 29-Jan 2            
Ages 5 to 6 years

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Leawood Lego Camp Ages 7-12

Dec. 29, 2014, 1:00pm at City of Leawood Community Center Walnut Room, 4800 Town Center Dr, Leawood, 66211

Engineering Challenge using LEGOs

NEW! Create a massive machine in the style of a Rube-Goldberg invention. Learn how to build a variety of motorized devices such as an air compressor, scissor lift invention, and a marble moving crankshaft in this advanced engineering camp. Then, collaborate in small groups with other engineers to accomplish large-scale missions! Creativity and collaboration are the name of the game in this camp designed for the hardcore LEGO enthusiast.

Four 4-hour classes.

Instructor: Play Well Teknologies

Location: Walnut Room, Leawood City Hall

Cost: Resident $145 / Non-Resident $150

Min: 8       Max: 16

Mon-Wed,Fri       1:00-4:00pm      
Dec 29-Jan 2            
Ages 7 to 12

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Decker Chiropractic Wellness & Weight Loss

Dec. 30, 2014, 6:00pm at Decker Chiropractic, 13025 S. Mur-Len Rd., Ste. 100, Olathe, 66062
Weblink: http://cleanburnshape.com/partner/72443

You are invited to the 3rd meeting of Wellness and Weight Loss series. Decker Chiropractic is going to celebrate the successes of those who have already gotten started earlier in December and answer questions and help anyone who wants to still get started. They will talk about ways to maintain the results you have achieved and discuss lifestyle and help keep you on the path of wellness. Its NEVER too late to get on the path of wellness!

Once the New Year has arrived, many people will be starting the new year with a new "diet" plan. At Decker Chiropractic, they want to help you achieve those wellness and weight loss goals by giving you resources that are natural, healthy, safe and effective while teaching you lifestyle changes that are necessary for your success. Join them NOW and get on the path of a HEALTHIER you!

If you are unable to attend the December or early January events, please click the web link or call Crystal at the office at 913-829-5111 or on her cell 913-568-9222 to answer any questions and help you get started. 

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

KC Weddings Bridal Spectacular

Jan. 10, 2015, 10:00am at Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, 66211
Weblink: http://www.kcweddings.com/events#storylink=cpy

KC Weddings Bridal Spectacular, Kansas City’s largest bridal event will return to the Overland Park Convention Center on Saturday, January 10, from 10am to 5pm. Great wedding and honeymoon ideas, two bridal fashion shows and spectaculars prize giveaways. Don’t miss your chance to meet with the area’s top wedding professionals all under one roof!

 

Natalie M Foundation Fashion Show

Jan. 11, 2015, 10:00am at Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, 66211
Weblink: http://www.nataliemfoundation.com/

Join Natalie M Foundation Sunday January 11, 2015 at the Overland Park Convention Center to see area students strut their stuff in gorgeous creations from world-renowned designer Tony Bowls on a professional runway. Show times are 11am, 3pm and 7pm.  Tickets pricing can be found at the link below.

The date of this show is Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Overland Park Convention Center 6000 College Blvd. Overland Park, KS

Students who are participating in this event raise funds to support their own student organization, earn 5 hours community service, have a chance to win a FREE prom dress (compliments of Natalie M.), meet the designer, Miss America and students from across the Metro area as well as an opportunity to receive a college scholarship.

Natalie M Foundations has the honor of sponsoring another great fashion show fundraising event with world-renowned, Debi award winning designer Tony Bowls.  Our male models will be dressed by our show sponsor and partner Tip Top Tux.  Tip Top Tux will also be presen ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Decker Chiropractic Wellness & Weight Loss

Jan. 12, 2015, 6:00pm at Decker Chiropractic, 13025 S. Mur-Len Rd., Ste. 100, Olathe, 66062
Weblink: http://cleanburnshape.com/partner/72443

At this point some participants will have completed their 40 day challenge! Decker Chiropractice is going to celebrate those successes and award prizes!  They will talk about ways to maintain the results you have achieved and discuss lifestyle and help keep you on the path of wellness. They can also introduce the program to anyone else who would like to join! Its NEVER too late to get on the path of wellness!

Once the New Year has arrived, many people will be starting the new year with a new "diet" plan. At Decker Chiropractic, they want to help you achieve those wellness and weight loss goals by giving you resources that are natural, healthy, safe and effective while teaching you lifestyle changes that are necessary for your success. Join them NOW and get on the path of a HEALTHIER you!

If you are unable to attend the December or early January events, please join click the web link or call Crystal at the office at 913-829-5111 or on her cell 913-568-9222 to answer any questions and help you get started. 

KC Golf Show

Feb. 6, 2015, 11:00am at Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, 66211
Weblink: http://kansascitygolfshow.com/

The Kansas City Golf Show returns to the OPCC February 6th - 8th 2015.

Visit http://kansascitygolfshow.com/ for all show details.

TICKETS are valid all three days and pricing can be found at the event link. Tickets are on sale at the show box office day of show only.


TIMES:
FRI 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SAT 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SUN 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

News & Announcements

Chamber Seeking Business Services Manager

The Leawood Chamber is seeking qualified candidates for its newly created position of Business Services Manager. This role could be a full time or part time role depending on the candidate's qualifications and salary requirements. It is expected that the position will require a minimum of 30 hours / week.

This individual will manage a variety of business/office services including: accounting, payroll and event administrative responsibilities.

 

full description of the position can be found on the Chamber’s Jobs page.

 

Get Ready for Kansas City Restaurant Week January 16-25, 2015

Once the New Year has kicked into gear, we can look forward to even more festive dining and celebrating during Kansas City Restaurant Week -- January 16-25, 2015. The Leawood Chamber is excited to share that 16 member restaurants are participating in the annual, citywide dining celebration, offering multi-course lunch and dinner menus at affordable prices. Proceeds will support: BoysGrow, Children's Center for the Visually Impaired, and Cultivate Kansas City.

Leawood Chamber restaurants include:

801 Chophouse, Park Place
801 Fish, Park Place
Bristol Seafood Grill
Burnt End BBQ
Drunken Fish, Town Center Crossing
Gaslight Grill
Hereford House, Leawood
La Bodega, Leawood
Longhorn Steakhouse, Leawood
Newport Grill
Paradise Diner
Pig & Finch
Rye
Sullivan's Steakhouse
Tavern at Mission Farms
Ya Ya's Euro Bistro

Shops and hotels are getting in on the action too, including Town Center Plaza and Town Center Crossing, who are offering commemorative KC Restaurant Week (KCRW) hoodies to those who turn in $100 in TCP receipts at the Guest Services office. (while th ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

New Years Eve Party coming to Leawood!

Why go downtown, why pay the babysitter for the extra time to get there and get back when you can enjoy New Year's Eve in your own backyard? The Venue in Leawood at 4800 W. 135st is hosting its very first New Years Eve Blast. The evening entertainment features The Chuck Eddy Band. Food stations provided by Mio an Italian Trattoria and V's Italian Restaurant. Food stations include, Carved Roasted Prime Rib, pasta station, appetizer and dessert stations. Premium Bar, party Favors, balloon drop and Champayne toast at midnight. Doors open at 7:00, food stations open at 7:30 and dancing at 8:00. Make reservations by going to our website www.thevenueinleawood.com. Just $100.00 per person for this New Years celebration or $65.00 for just drinks, dancing and desserts starting at 9:00. Transportation to and from the event available from 1010 taxi and overnight accommodations at Aloft in Leawood at a special rates.    

1 Million Cups Comes to Leawood/Overland Park

Edward JonesMark Barone, fellow chamber member, would like to make you aware of an event he is facilitating to help launch the south location for Kauffman One Million Cups.

The Blue Valley School District CAPS Program is partnering with the local business community to offer a weekly live streaming event that starts Wednesday, January 7 2015, from 9:00AM-10:00AM. Born out of the Kauffman Labs, 1 Million Cups is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in the community and support them with next steps. This will also be an excellent opportunity to network with other professionals in the area.
 
Here’s a bit of the fine print:

• Time: Every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00AM (Except during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years)

• Location: CAPS Accelerator, check-in at the front desk. Building Address: 7501 West 149th Terrace, Overland Park, KS 66223

• Format: Stream video feed from Kauffman 1MC featuring 2 startups. Networking before and after.

• Free Coffee and Conversation

Please reach out to Mark Barone at mark.barone@edwardjones.com for more information.

 

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

Lifted Logic Recognized Among Top 25 Small Businesses in KC

There is one local awards program that recognizes companies with fewer than 25 employees -- and Chamber member, Lifted Logic, has been named among the 25 Under 25® Class of 2015! They were selected after an extensive application and review process, from a group of 1,400 nominees.

Lifted Logic is a web development and design firm based in Kansas City and joined the Leawood Chamber in 2013. 

As published by Thinking Bigger Business Media on December 10th:

"These companies were judged on their financial stability; ability to overcome adversity and challenges; community involvement; distinguishing or defining characteristics; and company vision."

The winning 25 Under 25® companies will be saluted during a gala dinner and awards program on Feb. 28 at the Downtown Marriott’s Muehlebach Tower. This year’s theme is “Mission: Possible.” Tickets for the event will go on sale on Jan. 1 at www.25Under25.com.

Anthem and KCADC's KC Options Mag is Loco for JoCo

If you haven't seen a copy of the 2014/2015 KC Options magazine, Anthem Publishing and KCADC have published their annual highlights of: "...the Kansas City region’s most creative people, places and companies. Everything from cuisine to housing to sports and careers, check out what makes KC a hotspot to live and work."

Many Chamber members are featured throughout, including Sprint, Mission Farms, Park Place, Town Center Crossing and the Prairie Fire developments, and numerous member restaurants including Rye, LaBodega, North Italia, 801 Chophouse and 801 Fish.

If you haven't already, be sure to visit these trend-setting members during the holiday season!

And to page through the magazine, click here!

 

Member Profile

Integrity Technology

Integrity was founded in 2008 in Des Moines, Iowa. They are an experienced IT risk management, information security and compliance consulting firm. THeir expert professionals have experience implementing security strategies for multi-national corporations as well as small and medium business. At Integrity, they believe that their people and their methods enable them to stand above the rest.

Integrity is an independent information security and privacy consulting company. They specialize in providing high quality information security and privacy, IT risk management and compliance consulting via individual project engagements or their longer term managed security services provider (MSSP) model dubbed Virtual Security Officer (VSO).

Integrity has an office in Overland Park and serves clients throughout the United States. Their commitment to personalized service is core to their success.  They view their clients as partners because partners help each other succeed through mutual understanding and teamwork. They value the relationships they’ve built over the years and do everything they can to ensure th ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for complete profile)



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Web: www.leawoodchamber.org
Email: chamber@leawoodchamber.org
Voice: 913-498-1514   Fax: 913-491-0134
 

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