Chamber Connection
August 19th, 2016

TGIF!This weekend is going to have a nice autumn feel to it...just in time for FOOTBALL!  Don't miss the season home opener tonight at 7pm against Oak Grove at Tom Adams Field-Spartan Stadium!  GO BIG RED!

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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!

We are still accepting teams ~ male or female players~ for the Chamber Golf Classic.  All proceeds from this event support the repair and replacement of the lighted Christmas displays.

The Chamber Golf Classic committee would like to thank the following businesses for their support of the tournament.
Empire District
Richmond Super 8
Clint Evans Heating & Cooling
Edward Jones-Richard W. Bidding/Rick A Smith-Financial Advisors
Roberts Robinsons Chevrolet, Buick, GMC
Liberty Hospital
Troy Rust, AXA Advisors
Camille A. Johnston, PA
Westbrook & Co.
Central Missouri Community Credit Union
Richmond News
Pierson Realty
Glenda Powell, Ray County Collector
Thurman Funeral Home
Wenworth Military Academy
Daddy's 10-13 Diner
Phillip's Computer Repair
John E. Scowley, MD
American Legion Post #237/VFW Post #4398
Elements Destination Restaurant
George's Liquor Store
Swafford Ford Sales
Roberts Robinsons Chevrolet, Buick, GMC
Hometown Pizza
Richmond Family Clinic
The Jones Store
Linda's Floral 
BOTT Radio
Farmer's Home Insurance of Ray County
Alvin's Heating and Cooling
Richey Chiropractic Clinic
Richmond Shell
Signature Marketing
Richmond Downtown District
ShadeTree Entertainment
Mike Wright's Auto Repair
 Oak Pointe of Richmond
Ray County Memorial Hospital
Flexible Staffing
City of Richmond
Dr. Steven W. Fawks, DDS
C & C Discount Pharmacy
Ideal Industries
Miller Lite
Crossroads Hospice
Red Cross Pharmacy 
Bank Midwest
Pizza Hut
taco bell
Samantha Williams Photography
Scenic Ridge
Jess Hansen Golf Academy
Winterstone Golf Course
Ray County Memorial Hopsital
Gift Shop 20% OFF SALE!

The Ray County Hospital Gift Shop will hold it's 20% off sale today, Friday August 19th.

Elements Destination Restaraunt

Richmond Rotary 

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

Richmond Farmer's Market
The Richmond Farmer's Market will be open this Saturday, August 20th 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!

Grace Church

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

Richmond News

The Scoop

As much as we hate to think about it, this is Back to School Week. Many of our employees have headed off to college and the rest are back to High School. We will be changing to our school hours starting today - open 3 PM to 9 PM Monday thru Saturday. Thanks for helping us support our employees!

Mr. & Mrs. Thompson

Click here to follow them on facebook!
 Ray County Library 

No Storytime
August 1st-31st
We will not have Storytime in August to allow us to prepare children's programming  for the rest of the year. Storytime will resume September 12th.

    Richmond Kiwanis Club

Will host their weekly meeting on Tuesday August 23rd at noon at the 19th Hole in Richmond.  

      Griffith-Skiles American Legion Post  #237    

On Tuesday August 23rd,  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.  

    4th Tuesday Grief Support Group

will hold it's monthly meeting on Tuesday August 23rd at 7pm at the United Christian Presbyterian Church

will hold it's monthly organizational meeting on Wednesday August 24th at noon at Hometown Pizza

     Oak Pointe Assisted Living Facility

will have blood pressure checks available Wednesday August 24th from 1-3pm at their facility in Richmond.  

Girls' Night Out!
Thursday, September 15
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The weather is cooling off & the kids are back into their school routine, so why not come to Elements for some downtime & casual dining? Doors will open at 6:00 in the evening. Everyone (even the men!) are welcome to come & go. The ticket price includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, enough food & flavor for dinner.  Cash beer & wine sales will be available. Ticket price is $25 per person includes food, tax & gratuity.
Gift Certificates will not be accepted as tender for events or classes.

Celebration of Colors: 
An Evening of Food & Drink Celebrating the Autumn Season!
Saturday, October 8
5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Sunset Reception
6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Dinner & Live Music
 Come celebrate the changing of seasons at Elements! We will be outside taking in the wonderful scenery & enjoying passed hors d'oeuvres during the reception. We will move down to the barn at 6:45, where we will have live music while enjoying dinner under the stars!
Frank Rardon will entertain us with his musical talents. Jonathan Theobald of The Kansas City Songwriters Scene describes Frank's music as "...down home style, finger pickin, and endearing songs warm hearts and leave listeners with that good feeling you get when you've been hangin with good company."
Don't forget to dress for the weather! Ticket price of $65 per person includes dinner, tax & gratuity. Cash Beer & Wine sales will be available.
Gift Certificates will not be accepted as tender for events or classes.
Dinner Buffet
Butternut Squash Soup
Fennel Roasted Chicken
Sliced Beef (Prime Rib or Sirloin)
Pasta Action Station featuring Seafood Pasta
Dinner rolls
Dessert & Coffee Station
Build your own S'mores
Assorted Petite Dessert
Wine Dinner!
Thursday, November 10
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
This Four Course Dinner & Wine Pairing is $75.00 per person, including tax & gratuity, & will feature wine from local, family owned, Fence Stile Vineyards!
Exact date of event is still subject to change!
Gift Certificates will not be accepted as tender for events or classes.
Fall Events Bundle Pack!
Do you want to attend all 3 of our Fall Events? Purchasing here grants you access to Girls' Night out, Celebration of Colors, & our Wine Dinner at a savings of $15!
Gift Certificates will not be accepted as tender for events or classes.
Pointer's Jewelers is hosting  retirement sale.  25-50% off entire showroom for the month of August.  Final day in business is September 30th

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