Chamber Connection
May 27th, 2016

Thank goodness it's Friday!

 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!

Don't miss an opportunity to sponsor this great event!

Mark your calendars now!  The Great American Celebration will be held on Friday July 1st at Southview Park!  Rain date of July 2nd.

Executive Director Natalie Lamar will be on vacation starting this afternoon, May 27th through June 13th.  If you need anything please don't hesitate to call the office at 816-776-6916.  
Richmond Rotary 

  The Richmond Rotary will hold their weekly meeting today, May 27th at the 19th Hole at noon. 

Richmond Farmer's Market
The Richmond Farmer's Market will be open this Saturday, May 28th from 7am to noon on the West side of the Richmond Square.  This event is sponsored by the Richmond Downtown District.

Find the RDD on Facebook!
Grace Church

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

The Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce will be closed on Monday May 30th for the Memorial Day Holiday.  

The Ray County Library will be closed May 30th in honor of Memorial Day.

Richmond Kiwanis Club

Will host their weekly meeting on Tuesday May 31st at noon at the 19th Hole in Richmond.  

      Griffith-Skiles American Legion Post  #237    


On Tuesday May 31st,  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.  

Attention Richmond Area Businesses : SHOW YOUR COLORS !! Griffith-Skiles American Legion Post #237 will be launching a new program on Sunday, May 1, 2016 and the first Sunday of every month there after. Beginning in May, staff members of the American Legion will drive around the businesses to see who is flying the American Flag. Each month we will award a certificate and recognition to the business. The only rules are, you must be a Richmond area business and have your flag flying or properly displayed outside for the public to view. If you need to purchase a flag or have questions on how to properly fly or display your flag, call the post at (816)-776-8056 between 8 - 10 am M-F or leave a message. We are hoping to encourage all local businesses to get onboard and SHOW YOUR COLORS by flying our flag in and around our community. We will also watch for flags that nee to be replaced because they are worn, faded or torn. The American Legion will be glad to properly dispose of any unserviceable flags as a service to the community. Share this for everyone to see. Thank you.
Mark Foley, Commander

     Oak Pointe Assisted Living Facility

will have blood pressure checks available Wednesday June 1st from 1-3pm at their facility in Richmond.  

     Oak Pointe Assisted Living Facility

will have blood pressure checks available Wednesday June 1st from 1-3pm at their facility in Richmond.  

 Ray County Library     
Summer Reading Kick-Off
Thursday June 2nd, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register for summer reading, learn about summer programs and visit with a special guest, Anna from Disney's Frozen! Come and go from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. All ages welcome.
Teen's Book Talk
Thursdays in June and July from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Briefly share what you're reading this week and listen to what others are reading. You might find your next book! Best for grades 6th-12th.

Summer Reading Program
June 1st- July 29th
Ages 3-18
Can you read 1,000 minutes this summer? Register for the program and receive a free book! Receive an incentive coupon donated by local businesses for every 250 minutes read. After completing 1,000 minutes, enter to win one of the grand prizes donated by our community sponsors.
Ray County Relay for Life

Well, it's almost here! 2016 Ray County Relay for Life. We would love to have you be a part! June 3rd. Richmond High School Football Field. 6 p.m. to Mi
dnight. Want to have a team? Let us know! Want to come even if you're not on a team? Awesome! Ya'll Come! Want to make a donation - that's what it's all about? We'll take it! Come on Ray County - Let's make 2016 the year we make a difference! Tell your family and friends! If you are a survivor, please let us know so we can honor you! Let's Relay!

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