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Leawood Chamber Member Memo — March 31, 2015

Upcoming events and news from around the Leawood area.

Leawood Chamber Events

General Membership Luncheon & Debut

Apr. 14, 2015, 11:15am at Ritz Charles, 9000 W. 137th Street, Overland Park, 66221
Cost: $30 members, $40 non members. Special member pricing for all 3 luncheons together, $80! Bundle pricing is for April, May and June luncheons, we cannot accept refunds for bundle pricing after Thursday, April 9th! (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.

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!

This event sponsored by:

Costco Wholesale 

Join us for a unique 3-part luncheon series, Marketing Your Business: The Why, What and How.

April will be part 1, presented by Marissa Vidler, founder of Clear Box Insights.  Learn the "why" of marketing your business with an exclusive look into Using Consumer Insights to Build Strategy.

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, April 9th, by 5:00pm!

Register Online

Forerunner Signs & Graphics Ribbon Cutting

Apr. 2, 2015, 04:30pm at Forerunner Signs & Graphics, 6402 College Blvd, Overland Park, 66211 — Register Online
Cost: There is no cost to attend this event.

Come out and celebrate the official Leawood Chamber welcoming of Forerunner Signs & Graphics to our membership community!

Visit their website to learn more about Forerunner Signs & Graphics.

Morning Mingling

Apr. 7, 2015, 08:00am at Berger Estate & Elder Law, PA, 11233 Nall Ave., Suite 140, 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:

Enter into spring with Berger Law and fellow members!

Parking can be found in the surrounding lots of the office.

Member businesses represented at this event: Aloft Leawood-Overland Park, American Century Investments, Apex Business Advisors, Arvest Bank, Bank Midwest, Bank of Blue Valley, Blue Valley Investment Services, CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., CBIZ Payroll, Children's Mercy, City of Leawood, Colonial Life, Corner Bakery Café, Decker Chiropractic, Deffenbaugh Industries Inc., Digital Lagoon, Divorce Settlement Professionals, LLC, Edward Jones, Forerunner Signs & Graphics, The Forum at Overland Park, Gaslight Grill, Golden Heart Senior Care, Healthcare Solutions Team, Heartland Habitat for Humanity, Hilton Garden Inn Overland Park, Kerry I. Holyoak Business Development Consultant, The Homestead Assisted Living of Leawood, Integrity Technology Systems, Iron Tribe Fitness, Kahle Appraisals LLC, Keller Williams Realty Partners, Kelly T. Davis, CPA, PA, Lifestyle Publications, Olathe Ford Lincoln, Overland Park Marriott, N2 Publishing, NetStandard, Inc., New York Life, Panera Bread, Red Bridge Church of Christ, RESULTS Technology, Sandler Financial Solutions, Schifman Remley Associates, SelectQuote, Senior Health Solutions, Sound Products, Inc., St. Peter & All Saints’ Episcopal Church, SummaCon Consultants, TUTERA Senior Living and Health Care, Van Nice Design, Wayside Waifs, Inc. Wealth Partners Corporation

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

Leawood Community Events

Belgian Tripel & 4 "Pear" Course at Gordon Biersch

Apr. 2, 2015, 4:00pm at Gordon Biersch, 11652 Ash Street, Leawood, 66211
Weblink: http://www.gordonbiersch.com/locations/leawood?action=view

Course 1: Pan-fried Pears with Ginger and Chili Butter

Course 2: Pecan-crusted Chicken Sliders with Pear Chutney

Course 3: Cocoa-crusted Pork Chop with Pear Glaze, served with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

Course 4: Pear Fritters with Lemon and Ginger

Yum! Let's GO!

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Estate Planning - Who Needs an Estate Plan, & Why?

Mar. 31, 2015, 2:00pm at Berger Estate & Elder Law, P.A., 11233 Nall Ave Suite 140, leawood, 66211
Weblink: http://www.berger-lawfirm.com

Jim Berger will discuss why EVERYONE should have a Will, Financial Power of Attorney, Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, and an Advance Directive. Others may also need to establish a Trust.

Estate Plans protect your assets, avoid probate, minimize taxes and provide for your loved ones upon your incapacitation or at your death.  Please join Berger Law for this free, informative event!

Estate Planning - Who Needs an Estate Plan, & Why?

Mar. 31, 2015, 6:00pm at Berger Estate & Elder Law, P.A., 11233 Nall Ave Suite 140, leawood, 66211
Weblink: http://www.berger-lawfirm.com

 

Jim Berger will discuss why EVERYONE should have a Will, Financial Power of Attorney, Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, and an Advance Directive. Others may also need to establish a Trust. Estate Plans protect your assets, avoid probate, minimize taxes and provide for your loved ones upon your incapacitation or at your death.  Please join Berger for this free, informative event!

Pig & Finch Beer Dinner

Mar. 31, 2015, 7:00pm at Pig & Finch Gastropub, 11570 Ash Street, Leawood, 66211
Weblink: https://www.facebook.com/events/277410002382603/

Tallgrass Brewing Company teams up with Executive Chef, John Smith, of Pig & Finch Gastropub to bring you a five course beer dinner with palate pleasing dishes perfectly paired with five tasty brews.

Limited Seating -- Click link below for ticket information.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015  7:00pm

Give them a call to reserve your seat now! 913.322.7444

 

Tallgrass Beer Dinner Menu:

1ST COURSE - 'PUB ALE'

PICKLED SWEET GULF SHRIMP

SERVED WITH MISSISSIPPI COMEBACK SAUCE

2ND COURSE - '8-BIT'

BRAISED LAMB NECK TACOS

HOMEMADE CREMA, QUESO FRESCO, SEASONAL PICKLES

3RD COURSE - 'VELVET ROOSTER'

CURED AND SMOKED M ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Shawnee Mission Health Women's Training Team

Mar. 31, 2015, 6:00pm at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, 9100 W. 74th Street, Shawnee Mission, 66204
Weblink: http://www.womenstrainingteam.com

Get outside and enjoy spring with Shawnee Mission Health and KC Express -- Beginning March 31st!

This six-week, outdoor series combines walking or running with educational sessions on injury prevention, technique and much more. It’s their goal to prepare you for the KC Express Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk on May 10.

No matter what your fitness level, SMH's women-only environment offers the support you need to improve any running/walking technique. Athletic trainers and physical therapists who specialize in sports injury prevention and care will be on hand to answer all questions and assist as needed.

Women’s Training Team is held Tuesdays, March 31-May 5, 6-7:30 p.m., in the park on the east side of the Shawnee Mission Medical Center campus at 75th Street and I-35. $30/six sessions, which includes a t-shirt and nightly gifts. Space is limited. Register today at WomensTrainingTeam.com or call the ASK-A-NURSE Resource Center at 913-676-7777.

Building a Powerful Business Strategy

Apr. 2, 2015, 8:30am at Enterprise Bank & Trust, 444 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, 66061
Weblink: http://www.enterprisebank.com/eu?l=kc

How to design and implement a powerful business plan and what to expect from it.

Instructor: Jim Lang, Partner, Collaborative Strategies, Inc.

VanBrock Trunk Show

Apr. 2, 2015, 10:00am at VanBrock, 10527 Mission Rd, Leawood, 66209

Henderson Collection Show

Spring Forward AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge

Apr. 2, 2015, 6:40pm at Hosted by Kirk & Teresa Reh, Ind Distributors, Please RSVP for Address, Overland Park KS, 66210
Weblink: http://www.advoreh.com/24DayChallenge

Spring has arrived and summer is just around the corner! Join us April 6... 24 Days to a Healthier You!

We have bundles to help you reach your goals for energy, weight loss, or performance.

The 24-Day Challenge is a comprehensive supplementation and nutrition program designed to give your body the jumpstart it needs to help you reach your goals. There's something for everyone whether you are looking for weight management, energy, overall body composition or overall wellness. Thousands of people have experienced success on the 24-Day Challenge - you could be next!

Free coaching! Recipes! Snack ideas! Community support! Wholesale Discounts available.

Marillac's Easter Egg 5K and Lil' Bunny Fun Run

Apr. 4, 2015, 8:00am at South Creek Office Park, 7200 West 132nd Street, Overland Park, 66213
Weblink: http://www.marillac.org/Easter-Egg-Run

Support Marillac; walk, run, volunteer, and/or donate and join family, friends and the community at the 4th Annual Easter Egg 5K and Lil Bunny Fun Run!  Presented by the KC Running Company; this great event is family friendly, will feature a beautiful course, face painters, a visit from the Easter Bunny and much, much more! 

Early bird registration now through February 8th!

News & Announcements

B2B Cookie Winner!

Our B2B cookie winner for March is Elaine O'Connor with Homestead Assisted Living of Leawood! By attending an event and submitting her business card, Elaine was automatically entered into a drawing for a dozen Blue Chip Cookies, compliments of Blue Chip Cookies of Leawood in Town Center Plaza. Congratulations Elaine!

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

Welcome New Members in March!

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Career Strategy Solutions
Overland Park, KS  66223
Ph: (913) 314-4460
bob.lovely@gmail.com  
www.linkedin.com/in/boblovely

Business Category: Coaching: Business & Personal 

Career Strategy Solutions is an executive and career coaching firm dedicated to the success of career professionals. These may be people in early career, displaced professionals, employed executives or entrepreneurs.

 

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Douthit Frets Rouse Gentile & Rhodes, LLC
5250 West 116th Place, Ste. 400
Leawood, KS  66211
Ph: (913) 387-1600 Fax: (913) 928-6739
gmusil@dfrglaw.com  
http://dfrglaw.com/

Business Category: Attorneys

Various types of legal work including real estate, commercial, estate planning, medical malpractice, and plaintiff work.

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Job Search: How to Navigate Applicant Tracking Systems

Professional insight from new Chamber member, Bob Lovely of Career Strategy Solutions:

Anyone who has applied for a job online on a company careers web page in the 21st century has likely had to navigate submission of their application via an applicant tracking system. Without question, this is one the greatest causes of frustration, confusion and anger for candidates who seek a new career opportunity.

Horror stories are common from a requirement to fill out an exhaustive online profile of duplicate information that is contained on a resume and with highly personal data to being immediately rejected by the system via a robot-generated email after having spent up to an hour or more in completion of the profile. This is simply a rude and inhumane experience for any applicant. This is not “recruiting” by any definition.

During my time as a career coach and career strategist, I have heard these complaints countless times from people who have had a very personal and sincere interest in a posted career opportunity only to be rudely rejected sans any human review or contact.

Additionally, I have had coaching clients who received these robot-generated rejections and they were later hired for the opportunity because we crafted a strategy for them to contact and market themselves directly to the hiring manager or executive in direct ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

SevenDays Peace Week AND Walk is Coming! Plan Your Week Now!

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From April 7-13 this spring, Kansas Citians and people throughout the world have the opportunity to counter the heart-breaking memory of last year's April 13th tragedy in Overland Park with a spirit much stronger than hate -- the spirit of tolerance and peace.

The Leawood Chamber is proud to serve with other community partners in support of a new organization built on hope -- SevenDays -- created to "embrace diversity across race, religion and cultures."

Please visit the SevenDays website and learn more about exciting activities culminating in a communitywide Peace Walk designed to: "Make a Ripple to Change the World."

The introduction from the SevenDays home page:

In today's world, individualism is more widespread than ever. This shift of focus has led to a community that focuses less and less on the things that make us truly happy. We're going to change all that in just one week. We'll rekindle relationships, form promising new connec ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Doc+Ink Combining Forces With Office Products Alliance

Beverly Williamson, owner and operator of well-known Chamber member, Doc+Ink, announced this month that her company has been sold to another long-time Chamber member, Office Products Alliance (OPA). She reminded customers and the community that their business will stay local with OPA, just as it was with Doc+Ink.

In her letter to customers and business associates she wrote:

"This was not an easy decision to make, but is has been much easier knowing you will be in good hands. I painstakingly interviewed companies until I found a company that matched our customer care standards, product and equipment needs, and repair service requirements.

"'You will be glad you decided on us'< ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Parisi Café New Seasonal Menu

NEW AT THE PARISI CAFÉ

Handcrafted for Great Flavor

Visit Parisi Café today to try one of their new drink creations.
 
Lavender Mocha:
Parisi's bittersweet chocolate ganache is tempered perfectly with a delicate lavender syrup made from dried lavender blossoms.
 
London Fog Tea Latte:
Earl Grey Supreme tea sweetened with house-made Lavender syrup and topped off with creamy steamed milk.
 
Grapefruit Caraway Italian Soda:
Hand-mixed soda combining tart and snappy fresh pink grapefruit with the warmth and complexity of caraway and raw sugar.
 

Parisi Café Locations

Park Place -- Leawood, KS
Located in the Park Place Shops at 117th & Nall.

Union Station -- Kansas City, MO
Located just inside one of ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Don't Worry, Retire Happy with Tom Hegna

At COUNTRY Financial, they care about keeping their clients informed when it comes to their future. They would like to invite you to learn about planning for a secure retirement with Tom Hegna, bestselling author and retirement expert. Tom's message is about understanding retirement risks and setting a path to a secure financial future. 

Dinner will be provided. 

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To reserve your place, please contact:

Kurt Soper - Agency Manager

913-381-1995

kurt.soper@countryfinancial.com

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Asha's Events LLC

Asha's Events is an event coordination firm dedicated to creating memorable and engaging experiences for your family, friends, and business. By coupling ingenuity and resourcefulness, Asha's Events brings your vision to life in a refined, yet cost-effective way. As a result, your participants are engaged in a breath-taking affair while you save money. It's a win-win for everyone involved!

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Email: chamber@leawoodchamber.org
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