Chamber Connection
June 10th, 2016


Executive Director Natalie Lamar will return from vacation on June 13th, 2016

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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

Richmond Rotary 

  The Richmond Rotary will hold their weekly meeting today, June 10th at the 19th Hole at noon. 

Richmond Farmer's Market
The Richmond Farmer's Market will be open this Saturday, June 11th 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!
Orscheln Farm and Home

will be holding blade sharpening on Saturday June 11th from 10am-2pm.  Cost is $3 per blade

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.
    Richmond Kiwanis Club

Will host their weekly meeting on Tuesday June 14th at noon at the 19th Hole in Richmond.  

      Griffith-Skiles American Legion Post  #237    


On Tuesday June 14th,  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

Richmond Downtown District Meeting

The RDD will be hosting their monthly meeting on WEDNESDAY June 15th at noon at Hometown Pizza.

     Oak Pointe Assisted Living Facility

will have blood pressure checks available Wednesday June 15th from 1-3pm at their facility in Richmond.  

Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce
will be holding their monthly board meeting on Thursday June 16th at noon at Jeffrey Kyle's

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