Upcoming events and news from around the Leawood area.
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Jun. 12, 2010, 7:00 at
Leawood City Hall Courtyard,
4800 Town Center Drive, Leawood, Education Committ 66211
Cost: Ticket Price $65 plus tax in advance, $70 plus tax at the door (if available). MUST BE 21 TO ATTEND!
Savor the Summer at the 2010 A Taste of Leawood Event!
Tempt your palate with delectable food and beverage samplings from 25 area establishments at one location! Back by popular demand, the band Souled Out will be performing at this year's event.
Extend the fun all summer long by taking home your souvenir wine glass and a gift bag full of treats, including valuable vouchers with savings of over $150! Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to make new connections and friends within our community all while enjoying Leawood's finest! Make sure you invite your friends, neighbors, business associates, and colleagues as well!
Brookdale Senior Living - Grand Court, Sweet Life at Grand Court & Town Village Leawood
CBIZ & mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.
Commerce Bank, NA
Menorah Medical Center
St. Joseph Medical Center
Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Town & Country Bank
Town Center Plaza
Bank of Blue Valley ~ Country Club Bank, N.A.
DEMDACO, Inc. ~ Discover Vision Centers
Kansas City Power & Light ~ M&I Bank
Saint Luke's South ~ Sullivan's Steakhouse
American Companion Care ~ Clawson Benefit Concepts
Park Place ~ Sun Publicaitons
Souvenir Gift Bag Sponsor: Shawnee Mission Medical Center
The ticket price includes:
Enjoying extraordinary cuisine all evening long
5 drink tickets
The Souled Out Band
Complimentary soda and water
Souvenir gift bag
Souvenir wine glass
Attendees MUST BE 21 to ATTEND. This is a rain or shine event and tickets are non-refundable.
TABLE HOST SPONSORSHIPS are still available! Use this premier event as a way to say "thank you" to your best clients or employees. The sponsorship includes a reserved table with signage and 10 admissions. For additional information, contact Stephanie at 913-498-1514, ext 3.
By purchasing tickets online, you agree to the chamber's refund policy as noted at www.leawoodchamber.org/refund_policy.cfm.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Register Online
May. 4, 2010, 8:00 at
2nd Floor, Re: Mix Lounge, 11620 Ash St., Leawood, Marketing Task Fo 66211 Register Online
Cost: There is no cost to attend for Chamber members. Guests $10 (paid in advance) or call the Chamber office for guest pass at 913-498-1514.
Start your day with an "Aloha" from Aloft Leawood at this month's Morning Mingling event!
Leawood Chamber members, guests, and 'future' Chamber members are invited to join us for some great Leawood Chamber networking at Leawood's first hotel located in Park Place. We will be meeting on the 2nd floor in the Re: Mix Lounge.
Chamber members use the link below to register today!
NON-MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO CONTACT THE CHAMBER OFFICE AT 913-498-1514 TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT or send an
email to email@example.com.
The registration deadline for this event is Friday, April 30th, by 5:00 pm, so make your reservation today!
May. 5, 2010, 8:00 at
KU Edwards Campus, Regnier Hall Auditorium,
12600 Quivira Rd., Overland Park, Government Affairs 66213
Cost: FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP online or by calling (913) 897-8413. Weblink: http://www.EdwardsCampus.KU.edu/speaker
Speaker: Dr. Kelly Welch, lecturer, School of Business Teaching Fellow
Many behavioral traits can lead investors to experience poor returns. Dr. Welch will bring awareness of these pitfalls to help you better keep your long-term investing strategies on track.
*Pastries and coffee provided at 7:30 a.m.
Please visit web site to register online or contact Ed Foley
at (913) 897-8413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presenting sponsor: Burns & McDonnell
May. 5, 2010, 5:00 at
7119 W. 135th St., Overland Park, Conf. Room Rental 66223 Register Online
Cost: There is no cost for to attend this event. Leawood Chamber Members and Guests are invited. MEMBERS Register by clicking on the link below:
Get a taste of India's fine cuisine while networking at this month's After Hours event, hosted by Paradise India!
If you are between the ages of 21 - 39 years old and wish to build your professional network and give back to the community, Leawood Young Professionals is the group for you!
Leawood Chamber members and guests are welcome! There is no cost to attend!
CHAMBER members may use the link below to register today. NON-MEMBERS are invited to contact the Chamber office at 913-498-1514, or send an
email to email@example.com to register for this event.
Register today!! Registration deadline is Monday, May 3rd by 5:00 pm!
May. 11, 2010, 11:15 at
Ritz Charles Overland Park,
9000 W. 137th Street, Overland Park, Legislative 66221 Register Online
Cost: $22 members, $32 non members (paid in advance). By registering online, you agree to the chamber's refund policy as noted at www.leawoodchamber.org/refund_policy.cfm. MEMBERS Register by clicking on the link below:
In 1992, The Health Partnership Clinic opened to provide care for the low income families and the uninsured living in Johnson County. The clinic now provides free medical and dental care to these residents at two sites: Overland Park and Olathe. Through partnerships with local organizations, volunteer doctors, nurses, and clerical workers have helped the Clinic become an important resource in our community. The clinic has over 100 volunteers and in 2009, they provided 5,451 hours of service for a value of $246,639.
Our guest speaker at this month's membership meeting is Amanda Lowe, President & CEO of the Health Partnership Clinic. She will share with the membership more information on this valuable resource in the community.
In addition to an insightful program, our newest Chamber members will be presented in our quarterly "Chamber Debut". Each attendee will receive a description from each business that has joined the Leawood Chamber in the past 90 days.
CHAMBER MEMBERS use the link below to register today! By registering online, you agree to the chamber's refund policy as noted at www.leawoodchamber.org/refund_policy.cfm.
NON-MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO CONTACT THE CHAMBER OFFICE AT 913-498-1514 TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The reservation deadline for this event is Thursday, May 6th by 5:00 pm. Sorry, we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations received after May 6th.
Apr. 23, 2010 at
(Hawthorne Plaza), 4741 W. 119th Street, Overland Park,
Leawood Chamber member, artist, Maria Johnson "MaJo", will be featured by Prairiebrooke Gallery this weekend at their Hawthorne Plaza location.
See her new collection "El Dorado" on
Friday, April 23, 5pm-9pm
Saturday, April 24, 10am-6pm
For more information, please contact Prairiebrooke Gallery.
Apr. 24, 2010, 8:00am at
Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.,
6300 Lamar Ave, Overland Park,
Contact: Jim Twigg email@example.com 913-895-6273
Cost: Charges will apply to recycle computer monitors, televisions and large printers. See web site for details. For 10 or more computers, contact Surplus Exchange at 816.472.0444 to schedule a pickup at your location. Weblink: http://www.leawood.org/parks/pdf/2010SpringE-Waste.pdf
Americans dispose of a lot of used electronic devices. In fact, 2006 alone saw almost three million tons, or 6 billion pounds, discarded. Electronic items such as computers, TVs, and cell phones frequently contain small, but significant amounts of hazardous or toxic substances such as lead, cadmium, arsenic, and beryllium which can leach out into the environment when disposed of improperly. Unwanted electronics also contain materials of high value such as gold, copper, and silver which is wasted when the user of the device bypasses recycling and sends the item straight to the trash.
In the past four years the community recycling events have netted more than 407,000 pounds of unwanted electronics, including more than 2,800 monitors and 2,250 printers. On April 24, the cities of Overland Park, Mission Hills, Leawood, Prairie Village, and Roeland Park are teaming up to sponsor another event where you can easily recycle electronics, working or non-working that you no longer need. The event will be held Saturday, April 24, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. Located at 6300 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park. Enter ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)
Apr. 24, 2010, 11:00am at
Somerset Ridge Golf Course,
21731 Clubhouse Road, Spring Hill, 66083
Contact: Mike McAuley firstname.lastname@example.org 913-383-3337
Cost: Cost includes lunch, golf cart, practice range and merchandise discount. Call 913-383-3337 for event cost and additional details. Weblink: http://www.cfskc.org
CHRISTIAN FAMILY SERVICES OF THE MIDWEST, INC. “MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT” WILL BE HELD APRIL 24, 2010 AT SYCAMORE RIDGE GOLF COURSE (NEAR SPRING HILL, KANSAS).
REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 11:00 A.M. WITH THE BUFFET LUNCH AT NOON (INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEE), TEE-OFF AT 1:00 P.M.
TOTAL COST INCLUDES GOLF, CART, MERCHANDISING ALLOWANCE, PRACTICE RANGE AND A ONE-TRIP BUFFET LUNCH.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT MIKE MCAULEY OR SHELLEY SMITH AT 913-383-3337 OR E-MAIL SHELLEY AT Shelley@cfskc.org.
GREAT OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAY OR SPONSOR!
Apr. 25, 2010, 10:00am at
10851 Mastin, Suite 130, Overland Park, 66210
Contact: Jim Mathis Jim@MathisPhoto.net 913-269-6709
Cost: See web site for event cost. Weblink: http://www.jimmathisschoolofphotography.com/
A 2 hour workshop presenting a new way of seeing and making photographs. For all levels of photographers.
Apr. 25, 2010, 1:30pm at
Leawood Community Center,
4800 Town Center Drive, Leawood, 66211
Contact: April Bishop, Cultural Arts Director 913-339-6700 x157
Cost: See web site for event cost and details. Weblink: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Daughters-of-the-British-Empire-in-Kansas/108716996305?v=app_2344061033&ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=372309192675&index=1
Take Tea with the Daughters of the British Empire and enjoy Shakespeare presented by the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and the Leawood Arts Council.
Apr. 27, 2010, 11:00am at
Contact: Doug Richards email@example.com 913-322-7033
Cost: See web site for course cost and registration. Weblink: http://reputationmanagement.eventbrite.com
In an online economy a great reputation is critical. Unfortunately bad reviews rise faster than good news in search engines so to master social media you must be able to monitor and influence both.
Take control of your reputation today and become a better social citizen by mastering two simple concepts; react and recommend. This 60 minute session is one of 24 from the nation's only board of regents certified social business training course, and this is the first time it has been offered as a web event.
Apr. 27, 2010, 7:30pm at
Yardley Hall in the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College,
12345 College Blvd., Overland Park,
Cost: See web site for event cost. Weblink: http://www.jccc.edu/CohenSeries
Marcus Buckingham, who spent 17 years with the Gallup Organization researching the world’s best leaders, managers and workplaces, will present Strengths-Driven Performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in Yardley Hall of the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College as part of the Cohen Community Series.
Described as a “strengths-management guru” by sources such as Fortune Magazine and Oprah Winfrey, Buckingham is the world’s foremost authority on helping people maximize their strengths rather than simply improving their weaknesses to increase work efficiency and personal growth. His almost two decades as a senior researcher at Gallup laid the foundation for a string of New York Times best-selling books.
In this presentation, Buckingham, who has a master’s degree in social and political science from Cambridge University, will present key data from a number of different industries demonstrating the correlation between performance and engagement. His research indicates employees are more productive and teams more effective when employees are allowed to apply their greatest strengths. Buckingham will offer a number of stra ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)
Apr. 27, 2010, 11:00am at
Bristol Seafood Grill, KC Power & Light District,
51 E. 14th Street, Kansas City, 64106
Contact: Tim Skarda firstname.lastname@example.org 913-897-3599
Cost: For additional information on the cost of the workshop and receiving the credits, visit the web site or call 913-897-3599. Weblink: http://www.alliedbizgroup.com
An educational workshop for business owners and professional advisors. Learn about determining your company's value, transferring ownership to the next generation, finding an outside buyer and deferring taxes on a sale.
Workshop Registration includes lunch, and there is an additional charge for 4.0 CLE/CPE/CE Credits. To register online, visit Allied Business Group's web site at http://www.alliedbizgroup.com
Apr. 29, 2010 at
5041 W. 135th Street, Leawood, 66224
Contact: Sarah Johnson email@example.com 913-681-2255
Join Tannahs next Thursday, April 29, for their ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY party! They'll be having a great DJ and stellar food and drink specials all evening long. Enjoy patio weather, the large bar with two 50" HDTVs playing all the baseball you can handle, and one of the greatest staffs around town!
Apr. 29, 2010, 9:00am at
The Forum at Overland Park,
3501 W. 95th St., Overland Park, 66206
Contact: Susie Hassler firstname.lastname@example.org 913-748-1889
Cost: No cost ~ Please park facing 95th St. and enter the front door to Independent Living. Weblink: http://theforumatoverlandpark.com/
Please join us for a delicious breakfast prepared by our Executive Chef, Chris Storm.
Meet our team and other members of the financial and legal industries. Come share ideas that will help us all grow our businesses.
Our B2B cookie winner for February is Cheryl Parnau with Information Communications Group! By attending a Leawood Chamber event and submitting her business card, Cheryl was automatically entered into a drawing for a dozen Blue Chip Cookies, compliments of Blue Chip Cookies in Town Center Plaza.
Pictured L to R: David Dwyer (Ameriprise Financial); Cheryl Parnau (Information Communications Group); and Jim Mathis (Mathis Photography)
KC Business Magazine and KC Magazine hired an independent research firm, Crescendo Business Services, to do a survey of 49,000 high net worth residents in the Kansas City Area. The goal of the survey was to find out which wealth managers successfully satisfied key client satisfaction criteria and who scored the highest in overall client satisfaction.
UBS Financial Services' Leawood Office had two advisors who were recognized as Five Star Wealth Managers – John L. Brown and Bill Kanaga. They were both included in the list of top 5% of wealth managers in the Kansas City Area.
It’s all about the ladies at Park Place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, when Menorah Medical Center presents a Women’s Extravaganza: Good Health, Good Friends and Hot Fashion at Leawood’s premier lifestyle center. The free event will include an exciting program of cooking demonstrations by Trezo Vino, a kids’ fashion show by Bella Bambino, a Mother’s Day giveaway including a fabulous two-night stay at Aloft Leawood hotel and gift certificates from Park Place merchants, shopping discounts and heart health presentations. The event will take place at Park Place’s central gathering spot, Barkley Square.
In addition, Menorah Medical Center health experts will conduct free blood pressure readings, cholesterol level checks, cardiac risk profiles, breast cancer risk assessments and a diabetes risk assessment.
Amy Leiker, Menorah Medical Center’s Director of Marketing, says the high-energy event is the perfect springboard for women to keep their personal health pledge as they start spring and summer activities. “Today’s on-the-go professional woman and mother not only want to take charge of their health but also enjoy friendships and keep up with the latest styles,” says Leiker. “Our Women’s Extravaganza, designed for women of all ages, will help them maintain healthy lifestyles so they’re effective for family, career and friends.”
Women are e ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)
DesignSherpa is a revolutionary internet marketing service for the home design and remodeling industry
To learn more about this service, join in on a Digital Sherpa Webinar on Friday, April 23, 2010, from 11 a.m.-noon EDT. E-mail Keith Sauro at email@example.com for more information.
Other upcoming webinars are scheduled:
*Fri, Apr 30, 2010 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
*Fri, May 7, 2010 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
*Tue, May 11, 2010 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
*Fri, May 14, 2010 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
*Fri, May 21, 2010 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
*Tue, May 25, 2010 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
*Fri, May 28, 2010 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
*Tue, Jun 8, 2010 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
*Fri, Jun 11, 2010 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
*Fri, Jun 18, 2010 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
*Tue, Jun 22, 2010 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
For additional info visit http://design-sherpa.com/about-design-sherpa/
To register for the webinar, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/976326712... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for more information)
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) recently welcomed several new physicians to its medical staff. For more information about these or other SMMC physicians, contact the ASK-A-NURSE Resource Center at 913-676-7777.
Michael Everson, MD, Psychiatry, Psychiatry Associates of Kansas City, PA
Edgar L. Hunt, Jr., MD, Pathology, MAWD Pathology Group, PA
Kevin Mays, MD, Psychiatry, Psychiatry Associates of Kansas City, PA
Suzanne Rowden, MD, Family Practice, Shawnee Mission Primary Care - Prairie View Medical Building
Christopher Van Horn, DO, Psychiatry, Psychiatry Associates of Kansas City, PA
William Zinn, MD, Radiology/Teleradiology; Virtual Radiologic Professionals, LLC.
The Community Foundation of Johnson County offers a better way to give. You can establish a charitable fund quickly and easily. And because they streamline the giving process, there’s no chasing down receipts or check stubs at tax time. Instead, you’ll get a simple statement showing how much you gave and to which organizations. Allowing you more time to focus on what’s really important.
The Community Foundation of Johnson County is a public charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Its mission is to improve the quality of life in Johnson County by increasing charitable giving, connecting donors to community needs they care about, and leading on critical community issues.
Community dreams fulfilled through the power of philanthropy.
How to get involved:
* Organize your generosity through a personal, family or corporate fund at the Community Foundation, and you decide when and where to give. Need a tax deduction now, but unsure of exactly which charities you wish to support? No problem! Make a tax-deductible transfer of cash or stock to your fu ... (go to www.leawoodchamber.org for complete profile)
Leawood Chamber of Commerce
11300 Tomahawk Creek Parkway #240, Leawood, KS 66211
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