Chamber Connection
March 25th, 2016

The Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors and myself would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter!
 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 36th Annual Mushroom Festival will be upon us before you know it.  We have lots of new events and vendors this year!  

Richmond Rotary 

  The Richmond Rotary will hold their weekly meeting today, March 25th at the 19th Hole at noon.  
~Friday March 25th @ 6pm~
Food or Money Donation To Harvesters!
Great for people completely new to yoga, Community Yoga class combines our Beginner's Yoga and Restorative Yoga classes into one wonderful experience.

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

New Yoga Student Special
New Yoga Student Special: $30 (plus tax) for 30 days of unlimited yoga classes. Try all our classes and figure out what works best for you and your schedule. New students only. Expires thirty days after purchase. One time purchase so no monthly fees, cannot be shared.

4 Yoga Classes per Month
4 Yoga Classes Per Month: $40 (plus tax) for 4 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.
$40.00 per month

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
The Farris Theatre

 Nathan McEuen is appearing at The Farris Theatre in support of his newest album, Side by Side.
  He's set to appear Friday, March 25, at the historic venue. He's bringing with him fellow singer/songwriter Erik Stucky.
  Nathan's other recent work includes For All The Good: The McEuen Sessions (2012) with father, John McEuen (founding member Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), and brother Jonathan McEuen.
  Nathan appeared with his father at the first show in the first ever Farris Concert Series, back in 2009.
  Nathan has played with, worked with or opened for some of the biggest names in pop, country and Americana, including  David Crosby, Graham Nash, Jim Messina, Dave Mason, Chris Hillman, Dwight Yoakam, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Lyle Lovett, Avett Brothers, Leon Russell, Steve Martin, John Oates, Vassar Clements, Kevin Nealon, Willie Nelson, John Denver, David Grisman, Bob Schneider, Sara Watkins, John Jorgenson, Brett Dennen, Crosby Loggins, Kenny Loggins - just to name a few!
  Accomplished songwriter, dazzling instrumentalist and captivating performer, Nathan's appearance at The Farris will be a musical adventure.
  The concert begins at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Reserved seat tickets are available in advance for $12 by contacting the theater at, by calling (816) 776-6684 or by stopping at the box office at 301 West Main, Richmond. Tickets at the door will be $15.

Ray County K9 Committee is EXCITED to announce our 2nd purchase of a K9 Dog for our Community.CITY OF RICHMOND'S New K9 Officer, Vengeance is out and in our community. Her Handler is Amy Sisson with City of Richmond Police Department.  We are excited to announce both K9 officer and Handler are out Protecting and Serving our community.We currently owe $4000.00 to Iron Heart Performance Dogs in Pomona, KS, to complete the purchase of Vengeance.  Other expenses the committee incurs in the year are Veterinarian bills, Fleas & Tick treatments and food for both K9 Deputy Dee and K9 Officer Vengeance. Both K9 Dogs help with locating unlawful drugs in our community as well as tracking services. You never know when a loved one may need to be located. Both K9 Dogs HELP in Protecting and Serving OUR COMMUNITY.We ask to please donate now; your DONATION will help your community with our K9 Dogs, which are officers in OUR community.  Your donation is appreciated. Any amount will be appreciated; our GOAL now is to pay the $4000 that is Due.
Please send DONATION to:
Ray County K9 Committee
Richmond, MO 64085
Natalie Macey
Ray County K9 Committee
816-260-3388 Mobile
816-776-6969 Office
816-569-9895 Fax

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.  

Missouri Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA) is hosting its first Cooed Softball Tournament Fundraiser.  Twenty teams will join our staff at the Concordia Parks and Recreation Complex on May 14th to participate in a one day tournament and home run derby while "Knocking Poverty Out of the Park".  What a wonderful event for a wonderful cause.  Proceeds from this event will help customers of MVCAA.
MVCAA is invested in the communities and families in Carroll, Chariton, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Ray and Saline counties.  We have programs that assist people in finding jobs, cut home and energy costs, gain access to local resources, support our Veteran families and make the first steps count through early childhood education.
Invest with MVCAA in the families we serve. Make checks payable to: MVCAA @ 1415 S. Odell Marshall, MO 65340 or donate online at by clicking the DONATE button.
Event Sponsorship Levels
  • Grand Slam: $500 + (A field will be named after you or your business for the event, plus your business logo on our sponsorship t-shirts!)
  • Triple Play:  $250 (Business logo on our sponsorship t-shirts!)
  • Double Play: $200 (Be a Team Sponsor! Have your name or business name on our sponsorship t-shirt!)
  • Single Play: $100 (Have your or your business name on our sponsorship t-shirt!)
Sponsors will be recognized on event marketing materials, social media, and at the event.
Please join us as we take a hard swing at "Knocking Poverty Out of the Park"!
Pam LaFrenz  
Executive Director

Ray County Library
The Ray County Library will be offering GED/HSE Tutoring from Noon to 2pm on Monday March 28th. 
The Ray County Library will be offering 
Family Story Time on Monday March 28th @ 10am and 1pm for ages 0-5yrs

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 March 29th at noon at the 19th Hole in Richmond.  


Allen-Morton-Watkins Chapter is co-hosting, along with the Ray County Historical Society, an open house to be held at the Ray County Museum on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and is intended to honor veterans of the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War Room at the museum will be open and refreshments will be served.

      Griffith-Skiles American Legion Post  #237    


On Tuesday March 28th,  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
The Ray County Library will be hosting
"Teen Star Gazing" from 6-7pm on Tuesday March 29th!

     36th Annual Mushroom Festival

There will be an organizational meeting on Wednesday March 30th at noon at Home Town Pizza.  We are getting down to cruch time!  Meetings will be held weekly from this point out.  If you are interested in volunteering please plan on attending.  We could use your help. This year is going to be bigger and better than ever!  

     Oak Pointe Assisted Living Facility

will have blood pressure checks available Wednesday March 30th from 1-3pm at their facility in Richmond.  

Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce
will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30pm on Thursday March 31st at Richmond Chiropractic Center.  Come help them celebrate their new location!

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