Chamber Connection
January 29th, 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.  

Feel free to share this e-blast with your friends and co-workers!
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.
Missouri Chamber of Commerce News

Are you, or someone in your organization, looking for a way to increase your leadership abilities in 2016?  If so, then Leadership Missouri, the Missouri Chamber's flagship leadership program could be the best way to do it.  Leadership Missouri was founded in 1990 to identify current and emerging leaders throughout Missouri, enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our state.

Each generation of Missourians needs leaders who intimately understand the state's many challenges and opportunities.  Leadership Missouri class participants get a view of our state that most Missourians never see.  It provides a thought-provoking experience that focuses on the attributes of the state and what it means to be a leaders.

Leadership Missouri graduates find themselves with an expanded outlook on the state, more resources to tackle problems at their workplace and expanded business contacts from across Missouri.

Just as any in business or organization, a community requires strong leadership to grow and improve.

Do you know someone ready for the challenge!
Additional Details
If you know a future leader in your community, please forward the link above for the 2016 Leadership Missouri program.  

For any specific questions on the program, please contact Brian Crouse, or 573.634.3511.

Application period closes on January 31, 2016.

Richmond Rotary 

  The Richmond Rotary will hold their weekly meeting today, January 29th 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.
We will be having our Acupuncturist, Dr. Bryna Miller, coming to Richmond this Saturday for acupuncture treatments starting at $30. Call NorthStar Wellness at (816) 656-3217 for more information!

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 Women's Resource Center

                           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

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 February 1st from 12pm to 2pm.

Family Storytime will be held on Monday February 1st from 10-11am and 1-2pm.

Richmond Kiwanis Club

Will host their weekly meeting on Tuesday February 2nd 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 February 2nd,  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

 AARP tax assistance will be available on Tuesdays from February 2nd, through April 5th from 9am to 1pm at the Ray County Library.


 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.  

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