Upcoming events and news from around the Leawood area.
Jun. 14, 2014, 07:00pm at
Leawood City Hall,
4800 Town Center Drive, Leawood, 66211
Cost: $70 plus tax prior to the event. $75.00 plus tax - night of event
Tempt your palate with delectable food and beverage samplings from the area's top establishments at one location!
blanc burgers + bottles
Bravo! Cucina Italiana
California Pizza Kitchen
Foo's Fabulous Frozen Custard
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restraurant
Hereford House Restaurant
Mio - an Italian trattoria
On The Border
O'Neill's Restaurant and Bar
Red Door Woodfire Kitchen & Bar
Room 39 at Mission Farms
Talk of the Town Leawood
Tavern at Mission Farms
Ya Ya's Euro Bistro
*Participating restaurants are subject to change
Back by popular demand, the band Souled Out will be performing at this year's event.
To see photos from last years event. PHOTO GALLERY .
Interested in sponsoring the event? CLICK HERE for fantastic opportunities to contribute to the economic growth and success of Leawood!
Extend the fun all summer long by taking home your souvenir wine glass and gift bag full of treats, including valuable vouchers with savings of over $150! Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to make new connections and friends within the Leawood community all while enjoying Leawood's finest! Make sure you invite your friends, neighbors, business associates, and colleagues!
Pre-purchase ticket price is $70 plus tax, you can register online, or call the Chamber office at 913-498-1514 for tickets! The ticket price is $75 plus tax at the door evening of the event. The ticket price includes:
Enjoying extraordinary cuisine all evening long
5 drink tickets
The Souled Out Band
Complimentary soda and water
Souvenir gift bag
Souvenir wine glass
Attendees MUST BE 21 to ATTEND. This is a rain or shine event and tickets are non-refundable.
Use the link below to register today!
Tickets will be mailed to you. Any tickets purchased after May 30th can be picked up at Will Call the night of the event.
All tickets purchased May 31st - June 13th can be picked up at WILL CALL the evening of Saturday, June 14th. If you would like these tickets before the event, you may pick them up at the Chamber office, located at 13451 Briar, Suite 201, Leawood, KS 66209, before 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 13th.
Tickets can be purchased night of the event, if available.
By purchasing tickets online, you agree to the chamber's refund policy as noted at www.leawoodchamber.org/refund_policy.cfm.
Burns & McDonnell
Country Club Bank
Menorah Medical Center
St. Joseph Medical Center
Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Town Center Plaza
WINE GLASS SPONSOR
Town & Country Disposal
SOUVENIR GIFT BAG SPONSOR
Shawnee Mission Medical Center
PRESENTING MUSIC SPONSOR
Menorah Medical Center
See you at A Taste of Leawood 2014! Register Online
Apr. 24, 2014, 04:00pm at
J. Luengo Insurance Agency,
11083 Hauser St., Lenexa, 66210 Register Online
Cost: There is no cost to attend this event.
Come out and celebrate the official Leawood Chamber arrival of J. Luengo Insurance Agency, Inc.!
Visit their website to learn more about J. Luengo Insurance Agency CLICK HERE .
Apr. 24, 2014, 11:30am at
Jewish Community Center,
Shirley White Theaterf - Multi Activity Room, 5801 W 115th Street, Overland Park, 66211
Online registration for this event has closed. Please call 913-498-1514 if you wish to register.
Directions: Enter the campus from 115th Street and take your first right and continue until the Shirley White Theater entrance (you will see a sculpture and stained glass window). After entering the theater entrance go to the Multi Activity Room (MAC) which will be the third door on the left.
Young Professionals are invited for lunch and an educational program in continuing our mission to bring you the best programs! This event is exclusively for our Leawood Young Professionals Group, members ages 21-39.
Topic: Persuading Difficult People
Understanding how to best persuade difficult people can benefit you in professional relationships. Here are three key points from Kerry Benson's presentation you'll be able to use immediately:
-Understand what drives difficult people
-Learn how to approach difficult people in different ways to accomplish at least part of what you want
-Identify which buttons to push in a positive, persuasive way
Presenter: Kerry Benson, professor of journalism and mass communications at the University of Kansas
Since available seats for this event are limited, please make plans to attend for the entire time. If you are not able to attend for the duration of the event, we ask that notify us at least 2 business days in advance so that we can make your spot available to another member of our Leawood Young Professionals group.
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 this event was Tuesday, April 22nd!
Apr. 24, 2014, 8:00am at
Axcet HR Solutions Offices (4th Floor),
8325 Lenexa Dr #410, Lenexa, 66214
Conventional wisdom says that if I want to get more out of an employee - I can incent them with money or stuff...or I can threaten to fire them. The good old fashioned Carrot and Stick model is the only sure way to get people to do things.
It turns out conventional wisdom is mostly wrong - at least when it comes to motivating people today. External motivators (positive and negative) are nowhere near as effective as internal motivators - and that's what Daniel Pink's book Drive is all about.
The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us
Based on decades of research and scientific studies, there's an obvious mis-match between what the science and research tells us and what businesses actually do when it comes to motivating employees.
The science tells us there are 3 primary motivators for people:
Apr. 24, 2014, 6:30pm at
KU Edwards Campus - BEST Conference Center B,
12604 Quivira Road, Overland Park, 66213
Join KU Edwards to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Master of Science in Engineering Management, Master of Science in Information Technology, Master of Science in Project Management and Master of Engineering in Project Management.
Together, KU will help put you on the path to learn more, do more and be more. To attend, please RSVP to Natalie Rand at email@example.com.
Apr. 25, 2014, 8:00am at
Avila University and five other locations,
11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, 64145
Only $100 per team with a three-game guarantee.
Portions of the proceeds benefit the Saint James Food Pantry in Kansas City.
Boys and girls K-12 eligible.
Registration deadline: April 18.
Apr. 26, 2014, 9:00am at
Red Bridge Family YMCA,
11300 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, 64131
The Red Bridge Y is hosting a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® , the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, arts and crafts and more surprises to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.
YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at nearly 1,600 Ys across the country, aims to get more kids moving and learning, so they can keep up the habit all summer long – a critical out-of-school time for kids’ health. Research shows that without access to out-of-school physical and learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year.
As part of the Y’s commitment to healthy living, through YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the goal is to improve the health and well-being of kids and inspire habits they can continue into adulthood.
Apr. 27, 2014, 1:30pm at
Oak Room of Leawood City Hall,
4800 Town Center Drive, Leawood, 66211
The Leawood Stage Company, the Magna Carta & Royal Arms Chapters of the Daughters of the British Empire and The Barn Players will host the annual “Tea with Shakespeare” on Sunday, April 27th. There is nothing so quintessentially British as taking afternoon tea while enjoying the literature of Shakespeare.
Tea, along with a vast array of delectable tea sandwiches, scones and other sweets will be served by members of the Magna Carta & Royal Arms chapters of the Daughters of the British Empire. During the tea, the Barn Players will present selected scenes from Shakespeare.
Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and guests will be greeted with live music, Highland dancing, and displays by the sponsoring groups. A silent auction, raffles and door prizes will add to the ambience of the afternoon in honor of the Bard’s birthday.
Some attendees wear hats but there is no required dress code.
Due to popularity, seating is limited and the event has sold out rapidly each year. Reservations are required and it is suggested that reservations be made ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)
Apr. 28, 2014, 8:00am at
Nicklaus Course At Lionsgate,
14225 Dearborn Ave, Overland Park, 66223
SAFEHOME’s Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014. This fun scramble begins at 9:00am.
Contact 913.378.1518, or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you want to receive a mailer. Fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, beverages, snacks, lunch, prizes, and gifts! Register at http://www.safehome-ks.org/portfolio/golf.
Questions? Please contact:
24-hour hotline: 913.262.2868
P.O. Box 4563
Overland Park, KS 66204
May. 1, 2014, 5:00pm at
BMO Harris Bank Leawood,
11301 Nall Avenue, Leawood, 66211
Get ready for Mother's Day and help support more than 45 area businesses while they feature their products and services.
Newhouse Domestic Violence Shelter will also be in attendance and accepting donations, including: Cleaning supplies, cosmetics, personal hygiene products, diapers, and used cell phones.
Lots of door prizes and great food provided by UnForked!
Please join us and bring a friend!
May. 2, 2014, 11:30am at
Downtown Muehlebach Hotel,
200 W. 12th St., Kansas City, 64105
The keynote speaker for the 2014 MOCSA Community Luncheon is Erin Merryn. Erin is a champion for children's education, and works tirelessly to promote Erin's Law, which would require schools to teach children about sexual abuse prevention.
Erin often says that she and her peers practiced fire drills year after year in school, but she never learned that the sexual abuse she suffered throughout her childhood wasn't her fault, and that she had a right to tell someone. To date, Erin's Law has been passed in nine states, including Missouri, and is pending in 14 others. Please join us on May 2, 2014 to hear Erin tell her inspiring story.
This year's Luncheon leadership includes: Honorary Co-chairs Zulema and Terry Bassham, and Christy and Bill Gautreaux. Community Support Committee Co-chairs are Stacey McLey and Brad Bodamer, and Event Co-chairs are Karen Miyawaki and Carole Cobb.
May. 3, 2014, 3:00pm at
10551 Mission Road, Leawood, 66206
On Saturday, May 3, rye Restaurant is bringing the Kentucky Derby to Kansas with their Kentucky Derby Party! From 3 to 6 p.m. guests are invited to watch the Kentucky Derby on the large screen television, enjoy appetizers and sip mint juleps made with the finest Dark Horse Distillery bourbon. Partygoers will also have the opportunity to win a prize package from Dark Horse Distillery when they enter a Derby hat contest – female and male chapeaus welcome – that will be judged by fashionable representatives of Leawood clothing and jewelry stores. The cost is $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity and includes appetizers and one mint julep. Please call rye for reservations at 913-642-5800.
May. 3, 2014, 7:45am at
Corinth Elementary School,
8301 Mission Road, Prairie Village, 66206
Dragon Dash is Saturday morning, May 3rd!
It starts and ends at Corinth Elementary - 8301 Mission Road. Walkers and runners can enjoy a course traveling through a beautiful north Leawood neighborhood. Free food and entertainment after event. Everyone is welcome - all ages and skill levels. Area community members are encouraged to join the fun! For more information, go to www.corinthdragons.com or call the school at 913-993-2900.
Come Dash with the Corinth Dragons!
Big Brothers Big Sisters is challenging each Leawood Chamber member to participant in their biggest fundraiser of the year, Bowl for Kids' Sake!
Here's how it works:
Participants designate team captains and form teams of six.
Each team is asked to raise $900 or $150/person. BBBS sets up an online fundraising page for each participant and provides pledge sheets.
Once the team goal is reached, you schedule which bowling session you would like to attend in July.
Great Day Moving is hiring! They are looking for employees with professional moving experience, are clean-cut and well-mannered. Starting from $10-$15/hour depending on level of experience. Email your resume to email@example.com.
We, the internet using community, have been bitten by the Heartbleed bug. It came fast and the implications are serious. Integrity’s team of security professionals has been working with customers over the past several days to identify vulnerable systems and determine a course of action.
This vulnerability in the implementation of OpenSSL should teach us a few things.
Theory is great, but how that theory is implemented will determine long term success or failure. The encryption methods of OpenSSL weren’t bad, there was simply a mistake in the code which caused all the problems.
We need to stop treating the internet as if it is just the “Internet of Things”. It is not. It is critical infrastructure. We all agree that power grids, banking systems, transportation systems, etc. are critical. What if we couldn’t trust common security systems used on the internet? E-commerce would fail and economies across the world would have severe impacts. The internet is critical infrastructure whether we care to admit it or not. We need to take security seriously.
How security and technology vendors responded to Heartbleed should tell you a lot about how that company deals with risk management and security. Did they notify you of the vulnerability quickly? Did they provide updates and patches ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)
Did you know that you can add a "Proud Member of" Leawood Chamber logo to your website, social media pages or even email signature? This is a completely FREE way to make sure that your partners, clients and prospects know you have taken the initiative to support business and economic success in your local community.
Thank you for your membership!
*Schapiro Study, December 2012
The excitement is building for Touch-a-Truck and the Overland Park Convention Center, managed by Global Spectrum is launching something new; "Draw-a-Truck." OPCC is calling on the community, families, and children of Overland Park to draw their favorite truck to share with Touch-a-Truck fans.
Here's how to participate:
1. Draw your favorite truck
2. Take a picture of the truck masterpiece!
3. Post to Social Media
When posting be sure to use the HASHTAGS; #TouchaTruckOP and #DrawaTruckOP! The OPCC will be creating the submissions into a Draw-a-Truck Art Wall to be shown at the event on June 22. The Convention Center will also be accepting mail or drop off submissions at 6000 College Blvd. Overland Park, KS 66211.
Since moving to the Kansas City area in 2002, Dr. Vargas has focused on facial cosmetic procedures and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck. Before opening her own practice, she practiced at Midwest Ear, Nose, and Throat and later became the director of Midwest Rejuvenation Center in Olathe, KS. Today, she and her staff focus on facial cosmetic procedures, body contouring, hair restoration and skin care.
Dr. Vargas oversees all procedures on-site and her staff is trained on all laser procedures, performing under her direction. All injections are performed by Dr. Vargas, and laser liposuction procedures and hair restoration procedures are done in-suite.
Her center can help you with Elective Cosmetic Surgery, Laser Resurfacing, Hair Restoration, Botox, Dermal Fillers and Med Spa services, including:
13451 Briar, Suite 201, Leawood, KS 66209
Voice: 913-498-1514 Fax: 913-491-0134
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