Chamber Connection
June 24th, 2016

Thank goodness it's Friday!  The Chamber board has been working hard to prepare for the GREAT AMERICAN CELEBRATION that will be held on Friday July 1st!  You aren't going to want to miss this one!

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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 would like to invite you to the GREAT AMERICAN CELEBRATION on Friday July 1st at the Southview Pool and Park!  We are lucky enough to have the company that shoots fireworks for the Chiefs, The Royals and several other high profile organizations this year!  

The Chamber office will be CLOSED on Monday July 4th for the holiday.  Make sure to thank a veteran for their service!
Richmond Rotary 

  The Richmond Rotary will hold their weekly meeting today, June 24th at Hometown Pizza at noon. 

Richmond Farmer's Market
The Richmond Farmer's Market will be open this Saturday, June 25th from 7am to noon on the West side of the Richmond Square.  This event is sponsored by the Richmond Downtown District.

Click here to follow the Market on Facebook!
2nd Baptist Church 
Annual Picnic

'X-MEN: APOCOLYPSE' at the Farris Theatre!
Tonight June 24th  7:00 p.m. in 2D - 9:45 p.m. in 3D
Saturday, June 25 7:00 p.m. in 3D - 9:45 p.m. in 2D
Sunday, June 26 2:00 p.m. in 2D
Tuesday, June 28 7:00 p.m. in 2D
Thursday, June 30 7:00 p.m. in 3D
Tickets $5 for 2D - $8 for 3D

Southpoint Festival
Sunday, June 26, 2016
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
If you are looking for a new family experience this summer, then you will not want to miss being a part of the first ever, Southpoint Music Fest that will take place Sunday, June 26!  This entertaining event will include music, food and fun the whole family can enjoy!  It will take place right in the hills where Elements Restaurant is located.  The festivities will take place from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM.  This is sure to be a great time to relax and have fun with family, friends and neighbors!
In years past, Element's owners, Kurt and Diane Wolfe had friends and family out to this property to enjoy the fresh outdoors during the summer.  They want to bring back this tradition and include anyone who would like to leave the fast pace of life and enjoy an afternoon of good music, food and fun.
Family entertainment will begin at 12:00 PM with a DJ from the area. At 12:30 PM a local duo will take the stage; 1:30 - 2:30 PM enjoy the sounds of Radio Head; and the contemporary sounds of the group, "The Four Letter Words" will take the stage at 3:00 PM.  All the musical acts will provide a wide range of sounds from folk, traditional country  and modern songs. 
Kurt, the chef at Elements, will prepare a delicious menu, sure to include some of your favorites!  Water, soda, beer and wine will also be available.  All concessions will be available at an additional cost; no outside food and beverage will be allowed.   The kids will have plenty to do with kites, 9 holes of golf, yard games and lots of room to run! 
*Children's activities may vary based on availability and weather. 
Make plans now to attend this spectacular event in the hills on Southpoint!
Tickets are on sale Adults will be online  - $8;  at the door - $10.  Kids 10 and under are free!

Grace Church

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

FREE Movie in the District
The Richmond Downtown District, ShadeTree Entertainment and Gabriella's Garden are sponsoring the 3rd Season of Movie's in the District.  The movie's will be the last Sunday of every month through August at Gabriella's Garden on the square in Richmond. This Sunday, June 26th, we will be showing "Minions"  The movie will start at dark but you will want to get there early -around 8:30-to get a good seat.  Please bring chairs or a blanket and we suggest bug spray as well.  Please feel free to bring your own refreshments.  We look forward to seeing you in the district!   
Red Cross Pharmacy is now located at our new location, 320 E Lexington Street in Richmond.  Stop by to see their beautiful new store!

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 28th at noon at the 19th Hole in Richmond.  

      Griffith-Skiles American Legion Post  #237    

On Monday June 27th, The American Legion and VFW will open their fireworks stand.  It will be open Monday through Wednesday 9am to 6pm.  Thursday June 30th to Monday July 4th, they will opan at 9am but stay open later in the evening.  Their stand is located at 312 Clark Street.

On Tuesday June 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.  

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

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.

4th Tuesday Grief Support Group
Will meet on Tuesday June 28th at 7pm at the United Christian Presbyterian Church. 

     Oak Pointe Assisted Living Facility

will have blood pressure checks available Wednesday June 29th from 1-3pm at their facility in Richmond.  

The Great American Celebration Meeting
Thursday June 23rd
Noon @ Hometown Pizza
The Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce is busy planning the Great American Celebration.  If you would like to volunteer, please plan on attending the organizational meeting on Thursday June 23rd at noon at Hometown Pizza.

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