Chamber Connection
January 22nd, 2016

Thank goodness it's FRIDAY!  With the harsh weather this week, I think we are all ready for the weekend.

 If you would like to have something included in our weekly blast, please email me by the Wednesday prior to your event with the details.  

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Chamber News!


Did you know the Chamber has an area job listings section on our website?  Chamber members are able to list their available positions on there for FREE!

The Board of Directors opted to extend the Shop Richmond Campaign through February due to the HUGE community response so keep those receipts coming!

Executive Director, Natalie Lamar will be attending the MoFairs Convention on Friday, January 29th in Columbia, MO.  Thanks to the ambassadors and Board of Directors, the office will remain open that day.
Richmond Rotary 

  The Richmond Rotary will hold their weekly meeting today, January 22nd at the 19th Hole at noon.  

The Richmond Rotary Club has Reverse Raffle Tickets for Sale! The event will be Feb.20th at the Ray County Memorial Veterans building. Win up to $ 7,500.00 along with many other prizes. Great auction Items for the taking. Tons of Royals autographs. A great meal for two, all for the low price of $125.00. All proceeds go for many local causes. Call Scott or any Rotary member for tickets. Scott's umber is 470-2661. Tickets sell fast. You do not need to be present to win the Grand Prize

NorthStar Wellness

The new Community Yoga class will be held on Friday evenings from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and is a perfect opportunity to learn how yoga can improve a student's quality of life. As a donation based class, students can bring canned goods or make a monetary donation to Harvesters. To register for class please call (816) 656-3217.

8 Yoga Classes Per Month
8 Yoga Classes Per Month: $70 (plus tax) for 8 yoga class credits per month. Expires thirty days after purchase. Can be shared with one other person. Contact us BEFORE purchasing if you would like to share this plan with another person.
$70.00 per month

10 Yoga Class Pass
10 Yoga Class Pass: $110 (plus tax) for ten yoga classes. Expires six months after purchase. Pre-paid so no monthly fees, can be shared with one other person. Contact us BEFORE purchasing if you would like to share this plan with another person.

20 Yoga Class Pass
20 Yoga Class Pass: $185 (plus tax) for twenty yoga classes. Expires six months after purchase. Pre-paid so no monthly fees, can be shared with one other person. Contact us BEFORE purchasing if you would like to share this plan with another person.

Monthly Unlimited Yoga
Unlimited Monthly Yoga: $75 (plus tax) for 30 days of unlimited yoga classes. Expires thirty days after purchase. Cannot be shared.
$75.00 per month

Ray County Historical Society
Bob Walkenhorse Candle Light Concert

This candle light concert is being held at the Chapel which is located at the Missouri State Park in Higginsville, Mo. This is a beautiful old 1890s chapel with stain glass windows and will be an once in a life time event. The actual address is 211 W. 1st St. , Higginsville, Mo. It's located north of Higginsville on Business Route 13. Tickets are $20 a person or $30 for a couple. Seating is limited so tickets may not still be available on the day of the event. All proceeds benefit the Ray County Historical Society. You can purchase tickets at the Ray County Museum in Richmond or at the Lawson Review in Lawson. Please call Linda Emley at 816-776-2305 with any questions. 

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                           102.7 The Hog

- Over the course of 4 weekends, 8 bands will be featured in this all independent artist concert series. The Starns and Sons Motorcycles Winter Concert Series is a production of KPGZ-lp 102.7FM, The Hog, a non-profit community radio station located in Excelsior Springs and BK Concerts, a promoter of local Kansas City area independent artists.
January 23rd we will be hosting Chase Fortune and Goodbye Gravity
January 30th will feature Not My Enemy and Not of the Body
February 20th we will hear from Monster/Man and Electropossum
February 27th we will finish up with A Light Within and Better Ideas
The Concert series is being held at the Excelsior Springs Eagles Lodge auditorium located at 14035 Hwy Y in Excelsior Springs. There is a $5 cover and the concerts start at 7pm. Proceeds from these concerts will benefit the community radio station 102.7 The Hog. More information is available at or by calling 816-799-6624

Fresh Meats and More

will no longer be offering lunch on Saturdays

Grace Church

Every Sunday from 6:30pm to 8pm at their location 606 South Camden St. in Richmond.

Every Wednesday after school (even on early release days)  there is a FREE after school program until 5:30pm for grades K-6th.  

Ray County Library
will be holding GED/HSE tutoring at the Library on Monday January 25th from 12pm to 2pm.

Family Storytime will be held on Monday January 25th from 10-11am and 1-2pm.

Richmond Kiwanis Club

Will host their weekly meeting on Tuesday January 26th at noon at the 19th Hole in Richmond.  

Chili and Soup Luncheon
(Chili, Vegetable soup, Hot Dog/Chili Dogs
Dessert and Drink)
Saturday February 13
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
United Christian Presbyterian Church
$7 Contribution
Tickets available from Kiwanis Members or at the door
Proceeds support youth programs and scholarships.

      Griffith-Skiles American Legion Post  #237    


On Tuesday January 26th,  The American Legion will be hosting
Bingo Night
at the Ray County Memorial Veteran's Building.  
The doors will open at 4pm for the meal and games will start at 6pm.  It only costs $20 to play all evening.  

Ray County Library

 will host genealogical assistance on Tuesday January 26th from 6:30-7:30pm

4th Tuesday Grief Support Group

 will be held at 7pm at the United Christian Presbyterian Church in Richmond on Tuesday January 26th
Richmond Downtown District

will be holding their monthly business meeting at noon at Home Town pizza on Wednesday January 27th.  They will be electing the new years Board of Directors.  If you have interest in the Richmond Downtown area, please feel free to attend.  


 Relay For Life of Ray County will be hosting their annual Kick Off on February 9th from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. It will be held at the City Hall in the Police Training room. This is a chance for anyone who is interested in learning more about Relay and those who want to register their team for our 2016 Event to come by any time between 5:30 - 7:00 pm! We will have snacks as well and a selfie station 
     Oak Pointe Assisted Living Facility

will have blood pressure checks available Wednesday January 27th from 1-3pm at their facility in Richmond.  

On Thursday January 28th, they will be hosting a "Connecting with the Community Event" from 3-5pm.  Everyone is invited to attend.  
    Ray County Library

will be holding a Teen Advisory Board Meeting at 4pm on Thursday January 28th. 
The Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce is working hard to ensure that every decision made is supporting our effort to... 
"Be Relevant!"


Natalie Lamar
Executive Director
Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce
phone 816-776-6916
fax 816-776-6917