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Leawood Chamber Member Memo — October 25, 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.!

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

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!

Member businesses represented at this event: BMO Harris Bank, Carr Assessments, Country Financial, Decker Chiropractic, Doc+Ink, LLC, Great Getaways Travel, Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Kansas, Integrity Technology Systems, Jewish Community Center, Lakeview Village, Little Sunshine's Playhouse, Overland Park Marriott, McAuley & Crandall, PA, Muller Bressler Brown, hippo, from mbb, Newmark Grubb Zimmer, NuSound Hearing Center, Orangetheory Fitness, Panera Bread, Radiant Yoga + Wellness, Residences at Park Place

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!

Waddell & Reed Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Oct. 30, 2014, 03:30pm at Waddell & Reed, Inc., 4000 W. 114th St., Ste. 310, 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 area businesses, Waddel & Reed!

Visit their website to learn more about Waddell & Reed, Inc. CLICK HERE.

Leawood Community Events

KU & JCC Host "Night in Shanghai" Author on Monday

Oct. 27, 2014, 7:00pm at Jewish Community Campus Social Hall, 5801 W 115th Street, Overland Park, 66211
Weblink: http://confucius.ku.edu/Night_in_Shanghai_Author_Talk

KU Edward's Confucius Institute, the Jewish Community Center and the Midwest Center of Holocaust Education will host author Nicole Mones at the Jewish Community Center on Monday, October 27.

Mones will continue the exploration of wartime Shanghai and share remarks about her novel, Night in Shanghai. This, her most recent novel, is the gripping tale of an African-American musician who arrives in Shanghai in the late 1930s to lead a jazz band there and finds himself caught up in the turmoil of a city on the verge of war.

A little-known chapter in the history of the Jews, in the late 1930s, Shanghai became one of the very last refuges for Jews escaping Hitler and the Holocaust. Thanks to China, the port of Shanghai remained open to the refugees. In those days, Shanghai was a bustling international city, with a population that hailed from all over China and the world. The refugees were not the first Jews to establish a home in Shanghai: Earlier waves of Persian and Russian Jews had already established the culture in China. The Jewish refugees contributed substantially to the cultural life of the city, adding to a diverse musical palette ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

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


Evening for Women - Health Screening Event

Nov. 6, 2014, 6:00pm at Shawnee Mission Primary Care - Leawood, 5420 W. 151st Street, Leawood, 66224
Weblink: https://smmcrcii.ahss.org/rcii/class/results.asp?search_type=class&display_full=1&cn=Evening+for+Women&cs=0&k=&sm=00&sy=0000&em=00&ey=0000

Join Shawnee Mission Health for an evening of health screenings, education and support designed especially for women on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 6-7:30 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. at Shawnee Mission Primary Care – Leawood.

Bring a friend and get the information you need to improve your health from the experts at Shawnee Mission Health. For just $20, you’ll receive blood pressure, bone density, breast cancer genetic risk, chair massage, cholesterol, food intolerance screening and more!

For more information, or to register, click here or call the ASK-A-NURSE Resource Center at 913-676-7777.

Shawnee Mission Primary Care – Leawood is located in the Nall Valley Shops, 151st & Nall.

Shawnee Mission Primary Care
5420 W. 151st Street
Leawood, KS 66224

Holiday Chick Event

Nov. 13, 2014, 5:00pm at Town Center Crossing, 4425 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 Love Culture space at Town Center Crossing 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)


CLE Law Over Easy-Emerging Trends in Corporate Law

Nov. 14, 2014, 7:30am at Edwards Campus, 12600 Quivira Road, Overland Park, 66213
Weblink: https://cpep.ku.edu/law-over-easy

News & Announcements

Stratford Commons Expansion and Renovation Underway

Locally owned Tutera Senior Living & Health Care announces the expansion and renovation of Stratford Commons, Johnson County’s premier memory care community for seniors. The 34,000 square-foot expansion includes 38 new private suites, four couples' suites, a rehabilitation gym and new dining venue, among other amenities.

Construction began in September 2014 and is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015. A newly expanded single-story facility will adjoin the existing 29,000-square-foot memory care community. When construction is completed, Stratford Commons will comprise 87 private suites and four couples’ suites featuring large, private bathrooms, a kitchenette, built-in cabinetry, large exterior windows and high ceilings.  In the new dining room, residents will enjoy chef-inspired, nutritious, home-style meals. And, residents can train on and recuperate from surgical procedures on Nautilus equipment specifically designed for seniors in the new rehabilitation gym. 

As part of the expansion, Stratford Commons will add two additional levels of care for its residents:  skilled nursing and rehabilitation services.  These two new services will be provided in addition to memory care – on the existing campus at 12340 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas.

Photo (left to right): Anthony Mendolia Executive Director Stratford Commons Memory Care Community; Joe Tutera CEO Tutera ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Chamber Members Cheer on the Royals!

Our fantastic members are enthusiastic whether they are helping promote business or sports, and this past week of World Series play was no different!  Check out the team spirit below; and let's cheer on our home team for a series victory!


Zen-Tel Hosts Harvesters Food Drive Now Through December 12

Harvesters Mission
Feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow.

Chamber member, Zen-Tel, Inc., is supporting Harvesters' efforts to feed over 66,000 people in need through their network of 620+ agencies in a 26-county service area in Kansas and Missouri. The food bank has four key initiatives to alleviate hunger in our community: Childhood Hunger, Feeding Families, Senior Feeding and Healthy Eating.

Beginning earlier this month, Zen-Tel began collecting donations of non-perishable food items from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

They will continue to accept donations through December 12, 2014.

The drop off site is located at:

Zen-Tel, Inc.
9185 Bond Street
(just north of Oak Park Mall)
Overland Park, KS 66214

Nicky Easton or
Kevin McAhan

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

"The Johnson County Chambers have joined together to provide resources for voters where they can learn about the candidates, where to vote, and much more. Visit VOTEJOCO.COM for more information," said Kevin Jeffries, Leawood Chamber President. "Please share this information with your friends and encourage them to be informed and get out and vote."

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

Member Profile

Beyond Beauty Spa and Salon

When you step into Beyond Beauty Spa & Salon, you’ll get more than just exceptional service.   

Their services include:

Spa Facial – 1 hour     $ 40

Organic Microdermabrasion $ 75

Collagen Face Lift Mask $ 20

Glycolic Chemical Peel $ 55

Eye Brow Waxing $ 12

Brow Tint $ 15

Full Highlight no cut $ 85        

Full highlight w/ cut $ 115

Partial highlight no cut $ 70

Partial highlight w/ cut $ 95

Perms & Cut   $ 115

Women’s Cut & Style  $ 28


Contact: Liz Davis
913.515.6234 for all hair services.

Salon Contact:
Beyond Beauty

Leawood Chamber members receive a 20% discount on Skincare Services.


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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