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Leawood Chamber Member Memo — January 26, 2015

Upcoming events and news from around the Leawood area.

Leawood Chamber Events

Morning Mingling

Feb. 3, 2015, 08:00am at Shawnee Mission Primary Care - Leawood, 5420 W. 151st St., 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:

Come explore Leawood's branch of Shawnee Mission Health's superior service!

Leawood Chamber members, their guests, and 'future' Chamber members are invited to join us for some great Leawood Chamber networking.

Member businesses represented at this event: AdvoCare, Almar Printing, Inc., Aloft Leawood-Overland Park, Apex Business Advisors, Asha's Events LLC, Bank Midwest, Bank of Blue Valley, Berger Estate & Elder Law, P.A., Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate - Kansas City Homes, CBIZ Payroll, Children's Mercy, City of Leawood, The Collaboration, Inc, Corner Bakery Café, Davidson Promotional Products, Inc., Digital Lagoon, Edward Jones, Express Employment Professionals, First National Bank at Corinth Square, HandyFolks, Inc., Heartland Habitat for Humanity, Kerry I. Holyoak Management Consultant & Mediator, The Homestead Assisted Living of Leawood, Innovative Telecom Consultants, Integrity Technology Systems, Johnson County Developmental Supports, Kelly T. Davis, CPA, PA, The Korner Shoppe, Lakeview Village, Little Sunshine's Playhouse, Marillac, Mariner Wealth Advisors, Martin Pringle Attorneys at Law, Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City, Midwest Regional Bank, Mirabile M.D. - Beauty, Health & Wellness, MOD Architecture, Nicole L. Feltz Agency, American Family Insurance, Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, Panera Bread, Paychex, Inc., Rasmussen College, Red Bridge Church of Christ, Residences at Park Place, Rock & Brews Kansas City, Sandler Financial Solutions, SelectQuote, SeniorBridge, Shawnee Mission Health, Sheraton Overland Park Hotel, State Line Animal Hospital, Stormi Floyd, Success Meals KC, Tax Favored Benefits, Inc., Villa Milano, Villa Ventura

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 30th by 5:00 pm, so make your reservation today!

Training Umbrella Expansion Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Feb. 5, 2015, 04:30pm at Training Umbrella, 6811 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Ste. 309, Overland Park, 66202 — Register Online
Cost: There is no cost to attend this event.

Come out and help us celebrate Training Umbrella's expansion! Read about their journey for growth here.

Visit their website to learn more about Training Umbrella.

General Membership Luncheon & Debut

Feb. 10, 2015, 11:15am at Overland Park Marriott, 10800 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, 66210 — Register Online
Cost: $30 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.

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 luncheon is sponsored by:

Featured speaker will be Bob Marcusee, President & CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC), discussing KCADC Regional Update: What Matters Most.

Bob Marcusse joined the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) in 1991 as president and chief executive officer. During his tenure, KCADC along with its state and local partners, have attracted companies and help expand and create companies that have created more than 40,000 direct new jobs and added more than $8.0 billion in capital investment to the 18-county, bi-state Kansas City region.

Bob has an extensive background in domestic and international corporate attraction, business growth and retention, and regional marketing. He has spear­headed major growth initiatives in the region such as the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute, KC Animal Health Corridor, KC SmartPort, and KCnext-The Technology Council of Greater Kansas City.

Bob’s community involvement extends well beyond his role at KCADC. Bob serves on the executive committees of KC SmartPort, KCnext, and Missouri BIO. He is a member of the University of Kansas Edwards Campus Advisory Board, and University of Missouri Economic Development Cabinet. He is a past chair­man of the University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute and is a member of the listing review committee for BATS, the country’s third largest stock exchange.

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, February 5th, by 5:00pm!

Leawood Community Events

The Warren Buffett Way

Jan. 27, 2015, 6:00pm at KU Edwards Campus BEST Hall Room 225, 12600 Quivira Road, Overland Park, 66213

Working Professional MBA Information Session

Jan. 26, 2015, 12:00pm at KU Edwards Campus - Best Building 220, 12604 Quivira Rd., Overland Park, 66213

Join the directors of the MBA program for lunch in a casual business atmosphere and get the insider view on the University of Kansas MBA program and its certificate opportunities. Especially designed for students interested in the working professional MBA program, you'll be able to enjoy lunch, key information, and be back at work in good time. Please RSVP to bschoolMBA@ku.edu.

New Year, New You Wellness Open House

Jan. 27, 2015, 5:00pm at Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness, 4550 W 109th Street, Suite 130, Overland Park, 66211
Weblink: http://www.mirabilemd.com/news-events/

Aspire BBR - You Already Know How to be Great

Jan. 29, 2015, 8:00am at Axcet HR Solutions Offices, 8325 Lenexa Dr. #410, Lenexa, 66214
Weblink: https://bizbookreview-great.eventbrite.com

This Month's Book - You Already Know How to Be Great

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What if you were 100% better at what you do? Alan Fine's book You Already Know How to Be Great is all about creating breakthrough performance improvements and he has a fascinating idea on how to go about doing that.

A Simple Way to Remove Interference and Unlock Your Greatest Potential

As a world renowned coach, Fine has created breakthrough performance outcomes in Sports (Tennis, Golf) and in business and he's documented his proven ideas and techniques in this book.

The heart of his method is the idea that we are all constrained to some degree by what he calls interference - fear, thinking too much, doubt, uncertainty, etc. So the key to unlocking great performance is not about learning new stuff or gaining more skills...most of the time the best and quickest path to performance gain is to remove or at least reduce the interfere ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

State of the City

Jan. 29, 2015, 11:30am at The Lodge at Ironwoods, 14701 Mission Road, Leawood, 66224
Weblink: http://www.leawood.org/PDF/state2015.pdf

Mayor Peggy Dunn invites you to attend the State of the City at The Lodge at Ironwoods on Thursday, January 29th from 11:30AM - 1:00PM.  

Doors open at 11:15AM and lunch will be provided by Mio - an Italian trattoria.  Cost is $20/person.  Reservation deadline Monday, January 26th - reservations required.  No tickets will be sold at the door.

Call 913.663.9154 to make a reservation.

Daddy Daughter Date Night

Jan. 31, 2015, 6:30pm at The Lodge at Ironwoods, 14701 Mission Rd, Leawood, 66224
Weblink: http://www.leawood.org/parks/daddydaughterdatenight.aspx

Enjoy a catered dinner, a 5" x 7" photo, craft, souvenir, dancing, dance competitions and much more!  Dress is semi-formal for girls and dads.

Click here for more details!

Discount for Leawood residents.

Registration Deadline is January 23rd 2015!

Call 913.663.9154 to register

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.

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.

Inspired For Life Women's Conference

Feb. 6, 2015, 6:00pm at Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe, Leawood, 66224
Weblink: http://inspiredforlifeconference.org

Have fun, meet others, enjoy fellowship, and grow in faith with a community of women connected in UNSHAKABLE ways (this year's theme!):

optional on-site dinner, $15 reserve and pay during registration
boutique shopping
biggest shower ever to meet needs
special coffee blend served at conference
prayer experience
Friday after party with food and fun
Saturday mid-morning hot brunch
UNSHAKABLE stories from women
incredible musical elements

News & Announcements

Attention Chamber Members -- Save These Dates!

Mark Your Calendar Now!

As you fill in your calendar for 2015, the Leawood Chamber is excited to announce new dates and locations for some of your favorite annual events. We’ve also added new events to help supercharge your networking opportunities throughout the year!

TOL and golf photos

Leawood Chamber at the Tee
Our first 9-hole golf outing was so well received last fall that you can look forward to another one right around the corner, just as Leawood’s lush spring foliage comes into full bloom. Mark your calendar for a pleasant afternoon of golf at Ironhorse Golf Club on Wednesday, April 22nd, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Then stroll right into the clubhouse afterward for a casual After Hours event -- even if you don’t hit the links beforehand.

A Taste of Leawood
If you’ve savored  the food, wine and lively conversation at A Taste of Leawood in years past, just wait until you find out what’s cookin’ this year! There will be more than food to tickle your fancy at Town Center Plaza on Saturday, September 19th, as even more restaurants and other merchants spread out in TOL’s new location. We’ll have plenty of ro ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Chamber Members Team Up To Combat Hearing Loss

Berger Estate & Elder Law, P.A. has partnered with Belinda Gonzales of NuSound Hearing Centers to discuss the physical and social impact hearing loss can have on the lives of those we love, and the new & innovative techniques available to those experiencing hearing loss.   

Join them for this free event! Please RSVP to Sarah at 913-491-6332 or email sarah@berger-lawfirm.com

Wednesday, February 4th ,   3:00 -5:00  PMat Berger Estate & Elder Law, P.A.
11233 Nall Suite 140
Leawood, KS 66211


New Catalyst Brand and New Wellness Center for Former BIsson Chiropractic

Leawood, KS: Catalyst Health Center (formerly Bisson Chiropractic) will celebrate their Grand Opening on Saturday, February 21st from 11am to 2:00 pm.  Catalyst is a fully integrated wellness clinic that utilizes the best of medical and chiropractic expertise to fully evaluate each patient based on their condition and needs, creating a comprehensive treatment plan. 

The Grand Opening celebration, which is open to the public, will consist of door prizes, free massages for adults, face painting for the kiddos and an array of fabulous finger foods. Current patients will be treated to a complimentary adjustment in exchange for a donation for the local food pantry. New potential patients will be able to tour the new facility and see the variety of therapies. Catalyst will also be offering new patients a one-day only opportunity to receive X-rays at a discounted rate (see link below) with the donation of non-perishable food item.

Dr. Shane Bisson and Dr. Adam Boender are expanding by not only tripling their square footage at their new office space at 12100 Stateline Road, Leawood, Kansas 66209, but also by adding to their care staff.  With physician over-site and a nurse practitioner, the range of services has dramatically increased.

Of the new wellness center, Dr. Shane Bisson said, “We’re ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Davis Announces Humanitarian of the Year Awards

Kelly T. Davis, CPA, PA is pleased to announce its 2014 Humanitarian of the Year Award recipients.  The award was designed to recognize the efforts of individuals, clients, and/or friends in the community who go above and beyond in their efforts to make the greater Kansas City area a better place. 

“We look forward to honoring these deserving citizens who seek to improve the welfare and happiness of individual’s within their community,” states Mr. Davis. 

Each year, the firm’s staff has an opportunity to nominate a candidate they deem worthy of consideration. The criteria being: The nominees’ work/volunteerism, benefits the greater Kansas City community specifically and the nominees’ work/volunteerism has made a clear and positive impact on the lives of individuals and/or organizations in the communities in which we work and live.  The staff of Kelly T. Davis, CPA, PA reviews the award submissions together and select each year’s standout candidate(s) as the program winners(s). Each winner will receive a commemorative award and a donation of $500 will be given to a charity in their honor. 

The 2014 Humanitarian of the Year award goes to two individuals, Tom Langhofer of Overland Park, KS and Amy Holy, RN of Olathe. Tom was chosen for his unselfish volunteerism with the Healing Hous ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Scott Hamblen has been promoted to Director of Block Maintenance Solutions

Scott Hamblen has formally been promoted to Director of Block Maintenance Solutions. Scott has actually been functioning in this role for some time and this announcement is long overdue.  Scott has over 12 years of leadership experience in the field for building engineering & operations and he continues to enhance his qualifications and knowledge through training and education as well as hands on experience.  Scott’s expertise and professionalism, coupled with an exceptional team of knowledgeable, dedicated, and experienced engineers will insure success in pursuit of operational excellence for our properties.   Mikele Torgler and Scott are continuing to work closely together to improve the service provided by BMS and the entire Property Management team.  

Congratulations Scott! 


Office Products Alliance encourages Buy Local across the board!

Dollars spent with locally owned companies are reinvested back into the community several times over! 


As a local independent business - Office Products Alliance, often battles misconceptions when compared to national chain stores. They would like to set the record straight.

They have competitive prices, a larger product selection, and more expertise regarding the products they carry. But there is more than that.

The local economy benefits when local businesses support each other. Numerous studies have shown that dollars spent with locally owned companies are reinvested back into the community several tim ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)

Member Profile

Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors

Founded in 1937, Waddell & Reed is one of the most established asset management and financial planning firms in the country.  The company’s nearly 1,700 financial advisors provide comprehensive, financial planning and wealth management services to numerous clients throughout the United States.


Kevin Farrell
Managing Principal
Waddell & Reed, Inc.
4000 W. 114th Street, Suite 310
Leawood, KS 66211


(913) 491-9202

www.kansascit ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for complete profile)

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