Chamber Connection
February 12th 2016

Thank goodness it's Friday!  And for those of us lucky enough, a long weekend as well.  
This weekend is a fun treat in Richmond.  If you can, you really should go watch the Mr. Valentine's Pageant.  It is a very fun, entertaining event with the proceeds going to a very deserving family that has done so much for our community!  
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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!


if you have not returned your form to be a vendor at the Business and Health Fair, please fill them out and return them to the Chamber office.  We have joined ventures with Ray County Memorial Hospital to offer a bigger and better Fair.

Richmond Rotary 

  The Richmond Rotary will hold their weekly meeting today, February 12th at the 19th Hole at noon.  

Reverse Raffle Tickets are now sold out!

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 February 13th 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

 Orscheln Farm and Home

will host blade sharpening this Saturday February 13th from 10am-2pm.  Cost is $3 per blade.  

Richmond Kiwanis Chili and Soup Luncheon

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.

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.  

                           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

Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce
 will be closed on Monday February 15th in observance of President's Day.  The office will reopen on Tuesday February 16th at 9am
Ray County Library
The Ray County Library will be offering AARP Tax Assistance every Tuesday from 9am to 1pm!

Richmond Kiwanis Club

Will host their weekly meeting on Tuesday February 9th at noon at the 19th Hole in Richmond.  

      Griffith-Skiles American Legion Post  #237    


On Tuesday February 16th,  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.  

There will be an organizational meeting for the 36th Annual Mushroom Festival on Wednesday February 17th at noon at Home Town Pizza.  We are expecting to have a very LARGE event this year and can use all of the volunteers available.  

     Oak Pointe Assisted Living Facility

will have blood pressure checks available Wednesday February 17th 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