Chamber Link Newsletter – October 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!

Oktoberfest 2022 Recap

The Chamber hosted its’ 33rd annual Oktoberfest on September 23-24, 2022. We saw thousands of festival goers flooding the streets of downtown Lee’s Summit to enjoy German festivities, brats, beer, kids games, live entertainment and much more!

Chamber Members Get Exclusive Hard Hat Tour of the Kansas City Zoo Aquarium

The Lee’s Summit Chamber has partnered with the Kansas City Zoo and would like to invite the chamber members to a behind the scenes tour of the highly anticipated unvailing of the new aquarium. Join us on Wednesday, October 26 at 4 p.m. for an exclusive hard hat tour. The 600,000 gallon aquarium is on schedule to open in 2023 but the Lee’s Summit Chamber will get a sneak peek view of all that it will offer. This will be a hard hat tour as construction is still going on. Along with this tour, they will also show us the GloWild/Group Sales opportunities the Zoo offers. Space Limited. Register Today!

Women’s Conference Scheduled for November 2

Planning is underway for the first annual Lee’s Summit Chamber Women in Business Conference presented by Country Club Bank. Scheduled for Wednesday, November 2, The Women in Business Conference is a full day experience that has been carefully planned with YOU in mind! We know you are busy and dedicating time to a full day event has to be worth it. You can look forward to inspirational speakers (local, regional and national), a special shopping experience showcasing local makers from our community, curated breakout sessions for the working woman, catered meals and, of course, coffee!

Cost to attend is $100, but use coupon code EARLYBIRDCHAMBER by October 7th to save $25! Register at


Ribbon Cutting & Groundbreakings

The ELITE Team - Supreme Lending

The ELITE Team KC – Supreme Lending, 14 1/2 SW 3rd Street, celebrated their new business this week with a ribbon cutting! Please help us welcome them to the community the next time you see them at a networking event or around town! Congratulations Elite Team!!

Golden Health and Wellness

Members gathered yesterday to celebrate a ribbon cutting for Golden Health & Wellness, 100 NE Tudor Road, Suite 105. Dr. Kiana Long is a direct primary care physician with the goal to bring health care back to the patient by utilizing both on-location visits and tele-visits. Dr. Long aims to create a practice where patients feel connected and cared for as individuals not numbers.

Member News & Events

A (little) library with his name on it: MCC-Longview, Rotary Club honor former campus president Fred Grogan

No one was more surprised by the recent unveiling of the Fred Grogan Little Free Library at the Metropolitan Community College-Longview campus than Grogan himself. Grogan, a Lee’s Summit community leader who served as Longview president from 1998-2013, knew a tiny library was going up off the circle drive at the campus entrance. What he didn’t know was that it would bear his name.

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Job One Earns Proclamations from State of Missouri & Local Cities

State of Missouri, along with Jackson County and the cities of Lee’s Summit, Independence, Kansas City, Grandview, Blue Springs, Lexington, and Belton, Missouri have joined together to officially proclaim the week of October 3-7 as “Job One Week” to recognize the leadership role Job One has championed in ensuring employment choice and advocacy for people with disabilities in our area. This honor comes during National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in October, which commemorates the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities in America’s workforce and national economy.

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October Networking Opportunities

Thursday, October 13 | 4:30-6 p.m.
Flat Branch Home Loans, 600 SW Jefferson Street, Suite 300

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Tuesday, October 25 | 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Clear Path Financial, 206A SE 2nd Street, Suite 210
Clear Path Financial is hosting members this month for an early morning networking event. Come start your day off right with networking, tasty treats and coffee. Remember, the early bird catches the worm!

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Friday, October 21 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
MCC-Longview, Mel Aytes Education Center, 500 SW Longview Road
Sponsored by: KC Communications and Media Matters
Topic: State of the School Address
Join us for the State of the Schools Address where we will hear from the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Blue Springs R-IV School District, Summit Christian Academy, and St. Michaels the Archangel Catholic High School. Reservations Required.

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Tuesday, October 4 | 4-5:15 p.m.
Missouri Innovation Campus, 1101 NW Innovation Parkway
Sponsored by: Amy Schield Coaching
Topic: The Fundamentals of Mental Health
Speaker: Kerri Gray
Mental Health is equal in importance to physical health. The likelihood that someone you work with is experiencing a mental health challenge is high. At this workshop, presenter, Kerri Gray, will educate employers on the signs and symptoms of a mental health concern, how to provide support and ways to promote positive mental health amongst all employees.

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Monday, October 17 | 6:30-9 p.m.
The Goat Brewing Co, 817 NE Rice Road
Chamber Young Professionals is participating in TRIVIA NIGHT at The Goat Brewing Co. this month! Come team up with other professionals and test your trivia knowledge.

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View more Chamber events on our events calendar!