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Chair: Darrell Leven
Objective: Recruit new members and foster membership in the club by mentoring new members.
Meeting Schedule: Noon. 2nd Wednesday of the month. Location: Chamber office.
Military Affairs Committee
Chair: ElizaBeth Clayton, John Knox Village
Objective: Provide information to members of the community on the economic and emotional impact of the base. Additionally, provide volunteer opportunities and interaction with the squadron.
Meeting Schedule: 3:30 pm. 3rd Thursday of the month. Location: Chamber office.
Business Development Council
Chair: Jane Monroe, Embrace the Grape Beverage Catering
Objective: Plan Recess for Success based on issues that are of interest to businesses.
Meeting Schedule: 8 am. 2nd Wednesday of the month. Location: Chamber office.
Chair: Nancy Scott, Where Your Money Went
Objective: Conducts contact calls with current members of the Chamber and drives efforts to retain existing members.
Meeting Schedule: Noon. Last Wednesday of the month. Location: Chamber office.
Chair: Karla Williams, Pro Deo Youth Center
Objective: Promote business partnerships with the education community; selects four scholarship recipients each year, hosts a welcome breakfast for new teachers, and the recipient for the LSR-7 Teacher of the Year award.
Meeting Schedule: 8:30 am. 3rd Wednesday of the month. Location: TBD.
Health & Human Services Committee
Chair: Rachelle Lemon, trUbalance Nutrition
Objective: Researches healthcare issues affecting the Lee’s Summit community and publishes an online health care directory.
Meeting Schedule: 8 am. 1st Thursday of the month. Location: TBD.
Governmental Relations Committee
Chair: Chip Touzinsky, Garver
Objective: Prepares legislation priorities for businesses by studying local, state, and federal legislative issues of interest to businesses. The committee plans an annual trip to Jefferson City to visit legislators, forums on special issues and elections, and local breakfast or luncheon meetings with the legislators during sessions.
Meeting Schedule: 7:30 am. 4th Friday of the month. Location: Missouri Innovation Campus (Room B101).
Young Professionals Committee
Chair: Haley Wrisinger, Evergreen Chiropractic
Objective: Provides networking opportunities for Chamber professionals between the ages of 21–35. The Young Professionals committee meets monthly to network, learn about the business community, and participate in community service projects.
Meeting Schedule: 11 a.m. 4th Wednesday of the month. Location: Chamber office.
Annual Gala Task Force
Chair: Joan Vande Voort, Bank Midwest
Objective: The Committee organizes the evening’s entertainment and solicits donations for the auction held at the Annual Gala in February.
Meeting Schedule: TBD (October — February). Location: TBD.
Chair: Rachel Dyer, Dyer Oil Graphics
Objective: Plans the Annual Lee’s Summit Oktoberfest festival for the last weekend in September.
Meeting Schedule: 4 p.m. 2nd Tuesday of the month (April—September). Location: TBD.
Golf Task Force
Chair: Drew Reynolds, Edward Jones-Office of Drew Reynolds, Financial Advisor
Objective: Organizes the Chamber’s annual golf tournament in the summer every year.
Meeting Schedule: 4 pm. 2nd Tuesday of the month (March—May). Location: Chamber office.
Holiday Reception Task Force
Chair: Dina Canseco, Country Club Bank – Downtown
Objective: Organizes and coordinates the Holiday Reception that takes place the first week of December.
Meeting Schedule: October—December. Location: Chamber office.