Chamber Blog

A Key to Business Success!

The Chamber hosted our quarterly Member Connections Workshop today, and as we went around the room learning more about each of our new member businesses and current member new employees, I was happy to hear a consistent theme. While they all wanted to make new connections for their business, they all want to help others succeed as well.  We’re definitely moving away...

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Dr Fulton Addresses Chamber Representatives in Shawnee Mission School District

I had the pleasure today of meeting Dr. Mike Fulton, the new Superintendent for the Shawnee Mission School District, at a gathering of Chamber representatives from the majority of the cities served by Shawnee Mission. Dr. Fulton brings 23 years’ experience from his previous community in the St Louis area to the Shawnee Mission School District. He has been very...

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Mark Your Calendars for A Taste of Leawood

Saturday, Sept. 15, marks the 21st annual A Taste of Leawood, and this year’s lineup looks better than ever. Local chefs from throughout the city are in planning mode, preparing to roll up their chef’s whites to create innovative and delicious bites for this exclusive outdoor event. The 2018 celebration returns to Town Center Plaza from 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. A...

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Council Approves Final Plan for New Office Building & Apartments at Park Place

Plans are moving forward to construct a new 50,000 square foot office building on the eastern end of the 1.2 million square foot Park Place development, as well as a new 120,000 square foot apartment building with 81 units and a parking garage. A tenant for the 50,000 square foot office building has been secured. Look for an announcement on that in the coming weeks....

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City Council Approves Change to Multi-Family Ordinance

In response to changes in consumer preferences, the Leawood City Council approved an ordinance change that gives more flexibility to multi-family developers regarding the mix of unit sizes in their project. The new ordinance maintains the current minimum unit size of 750 square feet, but moves the average unit size for at least 80% of the units down from 1,000...

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Leawood Police Receive AAA Platinum Award

The Leawood Police Department was recognized with their 5th consecutive AAA Platinum award for their Community Traffic Safety efforts. This is the highest award achievable. The award was presented to Leawood Police Chief Troy Rettig by representatives of the Kansas Department of Transportation. Leawood is one of 16 communities in Kansas to receive the Platinum...

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