Find a Committee That’s Right for You

The Chamber multiplies the effectiveness of local businesses by providing structure, volunteer leadership, professional staff, and full-time office operation to implement an effective business organization that meets the needs of our growing community. By serving on a committee, business community volunteers can share new ideas and learn more about their business communities.
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Reasons to Join a Committee or Task Force

The best way to spread the word about your business is to make connections. Whether you’re a new entity or a veteran company that has been around for decades, you’ll grow your reputation the more you interact with the powerful people in your community.

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Numerous Opportunities to Engage the Community

Explore Chamber Committees & Task Forces

Utilize your connection with the Chamber and get your company associated with local events that impact your fellow community members.

Ambassador Committee

Chair: Bev Howe, B & T Specialties

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: Joey Zarrillo, RE/MAX Heritage/Z Team Realty-Joey Zarrillo

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: Jeffrey Williams, Heritage Companies

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.

Membership Committee

Chair: Sidra Connell, Jason’s Deli

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.

Education Committee

Chair: Rick Smetana, University of Central Missouri Lee’s Summit

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: Rodney Loesch, LifeGoals Strategies Group

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: Tricia Sims, Security Bank

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: Sarah Barnaby, Lee’s Summit Nutrition

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.

Oktoberfest Committee

Chair: Connie Smith, KC RVs & Motorsports

Objective: Plans the Annual Lee’s Summit Oktoberfest festival for the last weekend in September.

Meeting Schedule: 8:30 a.m. 2nd Friday 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 Monday of the month (March—June). Location: Chamber office.

Holiday Reception Task Force

Chair: Megan Breedlove, Longview Funeral Home & Cemetery

Objective: Organizes and coordinates the Holiday Reception that takes place the first week of December.

Meeting Schedule: October—December. Location: Chamber office.

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