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PROGRAMS

The Lee’s Summit Chamber offers several valuable programs for use by your business and employees.

Chamber Gift Checks

The Chamber Gift Check program is an easy gift certificate program that allows the office to offer versatile gift checks redeemable at any participating Chamber member. A Chamber Gift Check may be purchased at the Chamber office, 220 SE Main Street in the old train depot. Along with each check, a list of participating members is provided. The recipient can then redeem it at any participating Chamber business listed.

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Chamber Young Professionals

The Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce implemented the Chamber Young Professionals group in 2007. The group is comprised of Lee’s Summit Chamber members between the ages of 21-35. The program provides these young business professionals with opportunities for increased networking, civic engagement and lasting relationships. Through monthly events, the Young Professionals group hopes to empower young leaders to impact the future of Lee’s Summit by engaging them in the community and giving them an opportunity to make a difference.

Below are a few ways to get involved:

Morning Networking Events Twice a year CYPs gather from 8-9 a.m. Morning networking events provide an enjoyable opportunity to build upon professional connections. The sponsor each month provides the venue. The event is free-of-charge to attendees.

Luncheon Networking Events Four times a year CYPs gather from 11:30–1 p.m. for networking luncheon events. After lunch all attendees participate in a round-robin networking which allows the YPs time to speak with every memeber. The sponsor each month provides the venue and lunch. This event cost $10 per person. See information below about sponsorship opportunities!

Social Events  CYPs will host four social events a year. These events will take place in the evenings and allow for casual networking, and of course, lots of fun. Make sure to check the Calendar of Events for details.

Community Service Projects Quarterly the CYPs participate in community service projects. Service projects stimulate team-building and growth for the group, while providing an outlet for giving back to the community. The projects support nonprofits within the Lee’s Summit Chamber as well as other KC Metro organizations.

Lee’s Summit Young Professionals Committee The committee is the core of the CYP group, and is focused on planning events, soliciting sponsorships and in overall development of the program and membership. The committee meets on the third Thursday of each month.

Contact Stephanie Kusek to learn more. 816-524-2424.

Leadership Lee's Summit

Leadership Lee’s Summit, established in 1991 by the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce and MCC-Longview, was developed to motivate the visionary leaders of the area.  It’s an intense nine-month program where participants gather knowledge and skills to become great leaders in the community.

Each year, approximately 25 participants are selected based on strict criteria. The criteria include: motivation and interest to serve in Lee’s Summit, potential or existing opportunities for advancement to top leadership positions, willingness to commit time and energy to complete the program, and full support of the corporation/organization that is represented. Throughout the year, participants attend day-long sessions focused on leadership skills, business and government issues, and the history and culture of Lee’s Summit.

The goal of Leadership Lee’s Summit is to accentuate our participants’ confidence, knowledge, leadership and interpersonal skills to become distinguished dignitaries in our community.  Leadership Lee’s Summit is in session from September through May, and meets the second Tuesday of each month. Graduation is held in May.

Click here to download an application for the class of 2017. Contact Stacy Needels with questions.

Leads Groups

The Lee’s Summit Chamber Leads Group (CLG) is composed of small business professionals who are looking to increase their revenue by forming relationships with other Chamber members for the purpose of exchanging direct client referrals and leads and provide a forum for the discussion of issues which businesses commonly encounter.

Small businesses typically have a smaller marketing and sales budget than large businesses and have less access to professional consulting services. By joining a CLG, businesses have the opportunity to multiply their exposure by educating fellow CLG members about their business so when the occasion presents itself, CLG members can promote each other.

Contact Cathy Young at 816-524-2424 with any questions about the rules and application.

Recess for Success

Recess for Success, the Chamber’s Professional Development Series is held the first Tuesday of each month from 3:30–4:30 p.m. The Business Development Council schedules these cutting-edge seminars with highly professional experts in their field. All seminars are determined from the annual Membership Educational Survey.

…and lots of great networking events! See the Chamber calendar for details.

If you have additional questions please do not hesitate to contact our office at (816) 524-2424 or e-mail us.

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