Chamber Connection
June 3rd, 2016


Executive Director Natalie Lamar is on vacation but if you need any assistance please feel free to call 816-776-6916.

 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 Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce is working hard on the Great American Celebration.  It will be held on Friday July 1st.  events will start at 5pm.  More details to come!

The Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce that there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday June 10th at 8:30 am at our newest members location!

Town Square Mercantile
Bob & Janet Duncan Proprietors
109 N. Thornton St
Richmond, MO  64085

Ray County Relay for Life

Finish the Fight! Let's Relay! Saturday June 3rd. 6 p.m. to Midnight! Richmond Spartan Football Field.

Richmond Rotary 

  The Richmond Rotary will hold their weekly meeting today, June 3rd at Jeffrey Kyle's at noon. 

Richmond Farmer's Market
The Richmond Farmer's Market will be open this Saturday, June 4th 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.

Ray County Library
Family Storytime
Ray County Library
Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Join us for our weekly storytime as we sing, read and make crafts! The planned activities will help develop early literacy skills and are targeted for ages 0-5. Children 2 years old and under must have an adult with them throughout the program. 

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. 
Visit their website!
Ray County Library
Kid's Book Talk
Tuesdays 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 1st-5th.
Ray County Library
Adult Evening Book Club
Ray County Library
Tuesday June 7th at 6:30pm
Please call 816-776-5102 for more information

    Richmond Kiwanis Club

Will host their weekly meeting on Tuesday June 7th at noon at the 19th Hole in Richmond.  

      Griffith-Skiles American Legion Post  #237    


On Tuesday June 7th,  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

Outlaw Days Meeting!

The committee will hold its first organizational meeting at noon on June 8th at Hometown Pizza.  if you are interested in being on this committee, please plan to attend the meeting.

Learning Hour
June 8, 2016
12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
City Hall - Council Chambers
Richmond, MO
Mark Werthmann - Economic Development Representative for Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Denver (CO) Regional Office, - Economic Development Administration [EDA], United States Department of Commerce [DOC]
EDA meeting = meeting with this organization might be insightful and can focus on community economic development efforts.
About the Agency:  As the only federal government agency focused exclusively on economic development, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) plays a critical role in fostering regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation. Through strategic investments that foster job creation and attract private investment, EDA supports development in economically distressed areas of the United States.
     Oak Pointe Assisted Living Facility

will have blood pressure checks available Wednesday June 8th from 1-3pm at their facility in Richmond.  

Ray County Library
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.

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