Chamber Link Newsletter – July 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!

2022 Truly the Best Business of the Year Award Winners Announced at June Luncheon

Winners for the 2022 Truly the Best Business of the Year awards were announced at the Chamber monthly membership luncheon on Friday, June 17. The University of Central Missouri Lee’s Summit took the award in the 1-20 employees category and GEHA was named the winner in the 20+ employee category. The Chamber extends a big congratulations to the winners and all the nominated businesses this year!

You’re Invited to a Royals Tailgate BBQ Hosted by Chamber Board and Staff!

Nothing is more important to us here at the Chamber than our members, so to show our appreciation we are hosting a member appreciation night at the K! On Friday, July 8th, you’re invited to a Royals tailgate barbecue with complimentary food and beverages for all our members.

Take Our Member Survey and Be Entered to Win a $100 QuikTrip Gift Card

We Want Your Input! The Chamber is here to help you, our members, and we want to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to fill out this short survey and provide feedback on your Chamber membership. Your input will help us continue providing relevant programs and services to give you the most out of your membership.

Take the survey and be entered for a chance to win a $100 gas gift card at QuikTrip! Two cards will be awarded and winners will be notified in August. All survey answers are kept anonymous and names are collected separately for the drawing.


Ribbon Cutting & Groundbreakings

Exterior Plus Roofing

Exterior Plus Roofing, 618 SE 4th Street, Suite 102, celebrated a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, June 1. The business has been providing roofing, siding, windows and more since 2012 and were thrilled to celebrate their new building.

Roots. Seasonal Cuisine

Roots. Seasonal Cuisine is officially open at 940 NW Pryor Road, Suite M. This fresh, new restaurant has you covered with indoor or outdoor seating, fresh ingredients, a full bar, modern ambiance and top notch staff ready to serve you! 

Member News & Events

Dr. Elaine Metcalf Named Citizen of the Year

The City of Lee’s Summit is excited to announce Mayor Bill Baird has selected Dr. Elaine Metcalf as the 2022 Citizen of the Year recipient in recognition of her work educating, supporting and mentoring the youth in the Lee’s Summit community. She will be honored at the July 28 Missouri Municipal League’s Civic Leadership Banquet, Truman Heartland Community Foundation’s Annual Citizen’s Reception in early September and its “Toast to Our Towns” Gala in late September.

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July Networking Opportunities

Thursday, July 14 | 4:30-6 p.m.
Hampton Inn Lee’s Summit, 1751 NE Douglas Street
Hampton Inn is happy when their guests are happy, and it’s with this in mind that they are hosting Chamber After Hours this month. Come feel like a kid again with inside & outside games, a mac & cheese station and adult drink boxes! 

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Tuesday, July 26 | 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Shining Light Music, 616 SW 3rd Street
Come start your day off right with a networking opportunity at Shining Light Music! The local music shop is opening early to host Chamber members. Attendees will enjoy breakfast food, coffee and juice while touring the space and trying out instruments on display.

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Friday, July 22 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Missouri Innovation Campus, 1101 NW Innovation Parkway
Sponsored by: Longview Funeral Home & Cemetery
Don’t miss our monthly membership luncheon on Friday, July 22 as we hear from Stacey Smith, Community Engagement and Visitor Center Manager, from VisitKC. Smith will share a little about the VisitKC organization and what they do. She will also bring an exciting update about upcoming “wins” in Kansas City, such as the NFL Draft and World Cup announcement. Reservations Required.

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Tuesday, July 12 | 4-5:15 p.m.
Missouri Innovation Campus, 1101 NW Innovation Parkway
Sponsored by: Exterior Plus Roofing
Topic: How To Sound Like You Know What You’re Saying
Speaker: Garrett Gardner, Full Voice
We are so excited to have Garrett Gardner, owner of Full Voice presenting at Recess for Success this month. As most know, Garrett’s catchy tagline is, “his job is to help you sound like you know what you’re saying,” and that’s exactly what he plans to present on. Garrett will be providing a presentation on the proven techniques and skills of the FULL VOICE™ Vocal Communication Methodism, so you can get others to take you seriously and help them take the action you want.

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View more Chamber events on our events calendar!