Serve on a Committee, and
Serve your Community

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 communities.

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Make Connections When You Join a Committee 

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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Committees Give You Credibility

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Committees Provide Exposure

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Committees Provide Networking Opportunities

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Members Receive an Influential Voice on Large-Scale Issues

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Gain Untapped Contacts from Other Members

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Keep Up-to-Date on Local Business News

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Numerous Opportunities to Engage the Community

Explore Chamber Committees 

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

Check the Events Calendar to find the next meeting for the committee of your choice. All members are welcome. 

Ambassador Committee

Chair: Tina Walcutt, Door Systems
Staff: Lisa Frogge

Objective: Recruit new members and foster membership in the club by mentoring new members.

Meeting Schedule: Noon. Second Wednesday of the month. Location: Chamber office.

Business Development Council

Chair: Jarvis Sackman, Hillcrest Transitional Housing
Staff: Matt Baird

Objective: Plan Monthly Recess for Success sessions based on issues that are of interest, timely and compelling to businesses.

Meeting Schedule: 8 a.m. Second Wednesday of the month. Location: Chamber office.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Chair: Terrell Ford, Klassic Transformations
Staff: Linda Driskill

Objective: To educate and provide opportunities within the Chamber that support diversity and inclusion in the LS business community. 

Meeting Schedule: 11 a.m. Third Tuesday of each month. Location: Bridge Space.

Education Committee

Chair: Kelley Manning, Beyond Wealth Advisors
Staff: Megan Gray

Objective: Promote business partnerships with the education community; select five scholarship recipients each year, host a welcome breakfast for new  teachers and the recipient for the LSR-7 Teacher of the Year award.

Meeting Schedule: 8:30 a.m. Third Wednesday of the month. Location: Varies monthly.

Governmental Relations Committee

Chair: Rick Viar, Southern Bank
Staff: Matt Baird

Objective: Prepare legislation priorities for businesses by studying local, state, and federal legislative issues of interest to businesses. Plan 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 a.m. Fourth Friday of the month. Location: Missouri Innovation Campus (Room B101).

Health & Human Services Committee

Chair: Amy Schield, Amy Schield Coaching
Staff: Cathy Young

Objective: Research healthcare issues affecting the Lee’s Summit community and publish an online healthcare directory.

Meeting Schedule: 8 a.m. First Thursday of the month. Location: TBD.

Legislative Committee

Chair: Rick Smetana, University of Central Missouri – Lee’s Summit
Staff: Matt Baird

Objective: Coming Soon.

Meeting Schedule: Coming Soon.

Military Affairs Committee

Chair: Megan Breedlove, Longview Funeral Home & Cemetery 
Staff: Matt Baird

Objective: Provide information to community members regarding the economic and emotional impact of the base. Additionally, provide volunteer opportunities and interaction with the squadron.

Meeting Schedule: 3:30 p.m. Third Thursday of the month. Location: Chamber office.

Young Professionals Committee

Chair: Stachys McLoud, PuroClean
Staff: Denise Elam

Objective: Provide 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. Fourth Wednesday of the month. Location: Chamber office.