Board of Directors

Greetings from the 2018 Chair of the Board:

As Chair of the Lee’s Summit Chamber, I am honored to represent this great organization as we head into 2018 and celebrate its 50th anniversary. The Chamber was incorporated in April 1968, and since has aimed to be the champion of regional business through collaboration and community involvement, as well as advocacy and leadership development.

Our members and our community remain our number one priority, which keeps our board of directors and staff working hard to provide a series of unique, energized programs. We realize that businesses come in many different shapes and sizes, as do their challenges. I encourage you to take advantage of the Chamber’s resources and professional development opportunities to stay on top of changes and new technologies on the horizon.

Chamber membership offers value in many different forms. In addition to its business resources, the Chamber serves as a connector through its many networking events and referral opportunities. Maybe you’re a small business who can’t afford time out of the office, so you may choose one of the Chamber’s unique publicity options through advertising or sponsorships to help spread the word about your business.

One of the things our organization strives for is the best possible business environment for our members. We are proud to have forged relationships with many government and City officials and community organizations, bringing leaders together to find solutions and advocate for positive outcomes on issues affecting businesses. Whether on a local, state or federal level, the Chamber stays involved in many issues, providing a voice for our members on a variety of topics.

As you conquer another year, utilize the Chamber and customize its resources to best fit you and your business. Join one of our many committees, or check out a couple of the monthly networking events to get the most out of your membership. As always, use Chamber member businesses whenever possible to keep our local community thriving.

I’m looking forward to 2018, with all of the hurdles, successes and relationships it may bring. I love Lee’s Summit, and cannot thank all of our Chamber members, volunteers, board of directors and partners enough for making our community the place that it is today.

Yours Truly,

Rosalie Newkirk
HSMC Orizon, LLC
2018 Chair of the Board


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