Chamber Link Newsletter – August 2022

Stay connected with Chamber happenings as we highlight past events and preview what’s next on the Chamber calendar. It’s all found in the Link!

Chamber Member Appreciation Night at the K!

To show appreciation, the Chamber staff and board hosted a KC Royals tailgate BBQ for Chamber members on Friday, July 8th. Members were treated to food and drinks and a Royals WIN to end the night.

Build Upon Your Leadership Skills at the Business Seminar on August 30

If you are in a leadership position or aspire to be in one, this workshop is for you! Dr. Kevin Daniel, founder and president of, FiredUp Consulting Group, will present on a number of important business topics all centered around the theme of Effective Leading. The seminar will be divided into three sessions: Relationships, Teamwork for High Performing Teams, and Leading, Navigating and Managing Difficult Dialogue.

Promote Your Business at Oktoberfest on Sept. 23-24

March in the Wagon Parade or host a booth on Kids Street to promote your business and generate leads all weekend long!


Ribbon Cutting & Groundbreakings

Carmen's Cantina & Mexican Grill

Members gathered on July 21 to celebrate a long overdue ribbon cutting for Carmen’s Cantina & Mexican Grill. They changed ownership during the pandemic but didn’t get to celebrate with a ribbon cutting until now. Visit them at 547 SE Melody Lane for lunch or dinner.

Solstice Senior Living at Lee's Summit

The recently remodeled Solstice Senior Living at Lee’s Summit, 1098 NE Independence Avenue, celebrated the newly renovated space with a ribbon cutting on July 27.

Member News & Events

Changing of the Guard – Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport Appoints New Manager

Airport Manager John Ohrazda retired on June 30 after more than 38 years of service. John’s contributions to the airport were many and he will be missed. Enjoy retirement!

Upon John’s retirement, Joel Arrington was appointed airport manager. Joel is a familiar face as he has served as the assistant airport manager for the last six years. Congratulations Joel!

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August Networking Opportunities

Thursday, August 11 | 4:30-6 p.m.
PuroClean Property Restoration Services, 2321 NE Independence Avenue, Suite B
RED, BLUE, GREEN is this theme this month with PuroClean Property Restoration. The colors represent the three focuses of their business: Fire, Water and Mold. They take care of it all when problems arise! Come learn more about the restoration business and network with other business professionals. Guests can enjoy appetizers, drinks and a few giveaway prizes!

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Tuesday, August 23 | 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Advanced Surgical Associates, LLC, 2861 NE Independence Avenue, Suite 205
We are taking a break for breakfast at Advanced Surgical Associates this month. Come start your day off right with a networking opportunity and enjoy tasty treats and coffee. Remember, the early bird catches the worm!

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Friday, August 19 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lone Summit Ranch Events, LLC, 28701 E Old US 50 Hwy
Sponsored by: Pennies for Gold
Speaker: Chris Kuehl, Managing Director at Armada Corporate Intelligence
Topic: Now What? Economic Scenarios for 2022 and 2023
It seems that every day brings new warnings but at the same time there are indicators that show that conditions are not as dire as many assert. What is really going on? What is really triggering inflation and when will it trend back down? Is there really a recession threat? Will the supply chain chaos continue as long as China pursues lockdowns or are there adaptations underway already? These are just a few of the burning questions to be addressed in the coming months and years. Reservations Required.

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Tuesday, August 2 | 4-5:15 p.m.
Missouri Innovation Campus, 1101 NW Innovation Parkway
Sponsored by: Paths Law Firm
Topic: Cybersecurity in the Workplace
Speaker: Matt Gotschall, Salvus TG, LLC
The cybersecurity threat landscape is constantly evolving, and it’s becoming more difficult for small businesses to protect their data. Small business owners tend to think that they are too small or aren’t valuable enough to be a target of cybercriminals. In reality, smaller organizations have quickly become cybercriminals preferred mark due to their commonly weaker cybersecurity postures compared to enterprise companies. During this presentation Matt will discuss current small business cybersecurity standards and tools that every organization needs at the core of their cybersecurity plan.

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View more Chamber events on our events calendar!