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Leawood Chamber Member Memo — November 24, 2014

Upcoming events and news from around the Leawood area.

Leawood Chamber Events

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
DEMDACO
Discover Vision Centers
Metromacs Inc.

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

Event Production by: Vista Productions

Register Online

Morning Mingling

Dec. 2, 2014, 08:00am at His & Her Fitness, 5328 W. 151st Street, Leawood, 66224 — 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:

Last networking event of 2014 - 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!

Member businesses represented at this event: Aloft Leawood-Overland Park, American Family Insurance, Arvest Bank, The Athletic Club, Bank Midwest, Berger Estate & Elder Law, P.A., Brookdale Senior Solutions, CBIZ Payroll, City of Leawood, Concepts on Hold, Inc., Decker Chiropractic, Digital Lagoon, Edward Jones, Express Employment Professionals, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Forerunner Signs & Graphics, Heartland Habitat for Humanity, Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Kansas, Hilton Garden Inn Overland Park, Kerry I. Holyoak Management Consultant & Mediator, The Homestead Assisted Living of Leawood, Integrity Technology Systems, Krigel Mesh Diamonds, Marquette Physical Therapy, Midwest Regional Bank, Panera Bread, Sandler Financial Solutions, SelectQuote, Steve's Flooring, Stormi Floyd, Success Meals KC, The Walking Life Coach, White & Associates CRES, Inc.

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

The registration deadline for this event is Wednesday, November 26th by 5:00 pm, so make your reservation today!

Leawood Community Events

Leawood Rotarians To Black Out Hunger

Nov. 28, 2014, 8:30am at Stop Hunger Now Kansas City, 11888 West 91st Street, Overland Park, 66214
Weblink: http://bit.ly/blackfridaymealpackage2014

 

 

The Rotary Club of Leawood will be hosting its 2nd Annual Black Out Hunger Event.

Join Stop Hunger Now at their Overland Park location on Black Friday, November 28 to package meals for the developing world! Their goal, with your help, is to fund & package over 30,000 meals. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Leawood.

All ages are welcome!

One volunteer can package 125 meals in an hour. It only takes 29 cents to create one nutritious Stop Hunger Now Meal.

"While others are fighting the Black Friday shopping crowds, these volunteers will be donating their money and time to help those in need around the world," said Stop Hunger Now Board Member, Mary Reed. "Volunteers donate 29 cent ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Decker Chiropractic Wellness & Weight Loss

Dec. 1, 2014, 6:30pm at Decker Chiropractic, 13025 S. Mur-Len Rd., Ste. 100, Olathe, 66062
Weblink: http://cleanburnshape.com/partner/72443

The New Year is approaching and 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 they know are natural, healthy, safe and effective, while teaching you lifestyle changes that are necessary for your success. Join the Decker team NOW and get on the path to a HEALTHIER you BEFORE the New Year!


If you are unable to attend one of these upcoming events, please join them by clicking the web link or call Crystal at the office at 913-829-5111 or on her cell 913-568-9222. She will answer any questions and help you get started. 

RSVP by clicking here (Decker Facebook page): https://www.facebook.com/events/957467014281950/

Clean Burn Shape program is a resource to help you kick start this challenge. Prizes are awarded by the Clean Burn Shape program.

Monday Dec 1st 6:30pm
Information Presentation 
Healthy Weight Loss Class

Issues Facing Education Today: KU Event Series

Dec. 4, 2014, 5:00pm at KU Edwards Campus - Regnier Hall Auditorium, 12600 Quivira Road, Overland Park, 66213
Weblink: http://bit.ly/321EventSeries

The KU School of Education prepares educators as leaders.

To support that vision for their colleagues in the Kansas City metropolitan area, the School of Education has partnered with the KU Edwards Campus to host the Countdown Through Fall, 3-2-1 Event Series.  All PK-12 educators are invited, as well as others who are interested, to join us this fall and connect with our university-level faculty experts in Overland Park. This FREE, three-part professional development event series will specifically address issues that fellow PK-12 educators face on a regular basis.

Join KU for dinner and a welcome at 5:00p.m. in the Regnier Hall foyer, and then stay for Dr. Roberts' keynote address at 5:30p.m.:

Gnawing Issues Facing Education Today: Discussions on Accountability, Diversity, Disruptive Technology, and Affordability in PK-12 & Higher Education

Following the keynote address, KU School of Education faculty will offer 6 different breakout sessions.  For more information, please visit our web site.

AesthetiCare Holiday Open House

Dec. 10, 2014, 3:00pm at AesthetiCare Medspa, 11100 Ash St, Ste 210, Leawood, 66211
Weblink: http://www.greatskinkc.com/

Celebrate the holidays with the AesthetiCare team! Enjoy live music by Drew Six, discounts and drawings for complimentary Botox, Laser & CoolSculpting treatments.

Decker Chiropractic Wellness & Weight Loss

Dec. 15, 2014, 6:30pm 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 first 10 day cleanse! Decker would like to celebrate those successes, answer questions, talk about healthier eating and options as we all near Christmas dinner. 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!

We are approaching the New Year and 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 they know are natural, healthy, safe and effective while teaching you lifestyle changes that are necessary for your success. Join Decker NOW and get on the path of a HEALTHIER you BEFORE the New Year!

If you are unable to attend the events, you can join them by clicking the web link or by calling Crystal at the office at 913-829-5111 or on her cell913-568-9222. She will answer any questions and help you get started. 

If you plan to join them or just want to follow them  on facebo ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

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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News & Announcements

Leawood Chamber Announces 2015 Board Officers

General Manager of Town Center Plaza and Town Center Crossing, Leonard Corsi, will serve as Board Chair of the Leawood Chamber beginning on January 1, 2015. Mr. Corsi brings more than 25 years of experience in the shopping center industry to the board, with expertise in management, development and leasing. He has been actively involved with the Chamber since moving to Kansas City from Cleveland in 2011. 

“Town Center has been a primary sponsor of the Chamber for nearly 20 years and Len has generously contributed his time and business insight to our membership, staff and community since arriving here,” said Kevin Jeffries, Chamber President & CEO. “We are fortunate to work alongside Len and a diverse leadership team who are dedicated to business and personal success in Leawood and surrounding areas.” 

Officers of the 2015 Chamber Board of Directors include:

Board Chair, Len Corsi, Town Center Plaza/Town Center Crossing

Chair-Elect, Ben Biller, Burns & McDonnell

Vice-Chair, Caryn Clements, CrossFirst Bank

Treasurer, Monty Spradling, UMB Bank, n.a

2015 Sponsorship Investment Opportunities

Want to support your local business community while maximizing your advertising dollars? The Leawood Chamber offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities, exposure levels and price points to help you maximize your Chamber visibility.

Annual   ($575 - $7,500)

Presidential

• Ambassador

• Partner

• Chamber Champion


Legislative Luncheon - $500


Membership Luncheon - $250 each


Education Sessions (General Sessions and Young Professionals Sessions) - $125


Member Connection Workshops - $100


Click here for Sponsorship Packet!

Small Business Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Leawood Chamber of Commerce asks you to join us in celebrating our local small businesses and the contribution they make to our local economy and community. 

Currently there are 23 million small businesses in the United States, representing more than 99 percent of American companies. They create two-thirds of the net new jobs and generate 46 percent of private gross domestic products.

Please support small businesses and merchants on Small Business Saturday, November 29, 2014, and throughout the year.

Member Hosting "Grieving During the Holidays" Presentation

Grieving During the Holidays

A Grief Support Presentation

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014  
3:00-5:00 PM

Berger Estate & Elder Law, P.A.

11233 Nall Ave  Suite 140

Leawood, Kansas  66211

Presented by Brent Doster of Catholic Community Hospice

Hosted by Berger Estate & Elder Law, P.A. 

To reserve a seat, kindly respond to 

Sarah McEnerney  913-491-6332

sarah@berger-lawfirm.com

 

Parisi Artisan Coffee Brewing Up Plenty of Good Ideas for the Holidays

From their limited edition Holiday Blend, to gift cards and festive party planning ideas, Parisi Artisan Coffee has a deal for you! Click on the Special Offers from Members tab (on Chamber home page) to get in the holiday spirit with the Parisi team!

Master the season with Parisi Artisan Coffees!

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816-569-2399

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Leawood, KS
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Member Profile

Apex Business Advisors

Apex Business Advisors offers a complete business sales, merger, and acquisition service. They have been in the industry since 1998 and have successfully completed hundreds of buy/sell transactions.  Their experience can be critical to a business owner or buyer who needs guidance in completing a successful transaction.

Apex helps business owners sell their businesses and/or expand through acquisition and also helps entrepreneurs who want to buy businesses. 

For Chamber members who want to plan for the future sale of their business, Apex offers free, no-obligation, consultation to help business owners prepare for the future successful sale of their business or understand its current value.

Apex is the largest business broker in the Midwest.  Their advisors are very experienced, educated, and credentialed.  There are no upfront fees; their fees are success-based.  

Contact: 

Valerie L. Vaughn, Senior Advisor

Apex Business Advisors
7101 College Blvd, Ste. 1650
Overland Park, KS  66210

(913) 433-2315 

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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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