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

The Business Field Trip program is designed to drive traffic into businesses while providing educational and entertaining hands-on experiences for members. The quarterly field trips give members a look at the behind-the-scenes operations of local businesses.

There is no charge to attend these events. Contact Matt Baird with questions or to submit potential trip ideas.

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. Along with each check, a list of participating members is provided. The recipient can then redeem it at any participating Chamber business listed.

To be included on the list of participating businesses, contact Cathy Young.

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The Chamber Young Professionals group is open to members between the ages of 21-35. CYPs connect to develop and engage the next generation of leadership through professional and personal development, community service and civic involvement.

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 Throughout the year, CYPs gather from 11:30–1 p.m. for networking and professional development luncheon events. The sponsor each month provides the venue and lunch. This event cost $10 per person. See information below about sponsorship opportunities!

Social Events CYPs host various social events throughout the year from 4:30-6 p.m. These events 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 the overall development of the program and membership. The committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

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

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 2018. Contact Stacy Needels with questions.

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

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. Click here to view a list of unavailable categories for each group.

Networkers at Noon
Noon, 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month
Jazzy B’s Diner, 1803 NE Colbern Rd.

Business in Motion
11:30 a.m., 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month
Minsky’s Pizza, 1251 NE Rice Rd.

Morning Motivation
8 a.m., 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month
Evexia Family Chiropractic, 102 NE Green St.

Each new member is assigned a mentor based on who would be a like-minded individual, as well as benefit from the connection. Cathy Young, director of member services, will provide an e-mail introduction of the mentor and new member. Each assigned new member will roll off after 90 days to allow for new assignments.

Mentors are tasked with inviting the new member to attend two events during their first 90 days of membership. A minimum of one personal visit between the mentor and new member will be required. If no connection is made, the mentor should contact Cathy Young so she can re-assign them.

Following the 90-day mentoring program, each mentor and mentee will be asked to share feedback.

Contact Cathy Young to become a mentor or for more information.

Recess for Success, the Chamber’s Professional Development Series is held the first Tuesday of each month from 4-5 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.

There is no charge to attend these events. Contact Matt Baird with questions or to submit potential topics or speakers.

…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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