Homegrown: Multi-Generational Businesses Rooted in Lee’s Summit

Starting a business alone is hard work, but throw in family dynamics and it’s a whole other ball game. A healthy business climate and ever-growing workforce has stayed constant in Lee’s Summit, leading to the success of many businesses over the years, but...

Colonial Gardens: Celebrating 50 Years!

Colonial Gardens was founded in 1969 and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. For many years it was just known for nursery plants in south Blue Springs, a lot of flowers and seasonal plants within a greenhouse setting for your garden and home landscape,...

Interns Vital to Local Workforce

  By: John Beaudoin When Glen Watson of Polytainers and other local companies are in the hunt for talented, young students and future employees, they know they’re in a target-rich environment right here in Lee’s Summit. Watson, the Human Resources...

Candace & Kelly: Sisters in Food

More than best friends ““ Candace Jennings and Kelly Olson are sisters, moms, and wives, all while running successful businesses. These sisters love food, especially when it comes to being creative and experimenting with new ingredients and recipes. Best of all,...

LS Oktoberfest: Cheers to 30 Years!

What started as a replacement for Cole Younger Days and way to raise funds to renovate the historic depot in 1989 has since grown into the Chamber’s largest fundraiser. Celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this year, Oktoberfest has now grown into a festival...
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