Chamber Connection
September 2nd,  2016

Thank goodness it's Friday!  Looks like we are going to have nice weather this weekend.  I hope everyone gets to enjoy the long weekend with family, football and bbq!

 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!

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.
Liberty Hospital
City of Richmond
Richmond Rotary Club
Empire Gas District
Richmond Super 8
Clint Evans Heating & Cooling
Edward Jones-Richard W. Bidding/Rick A Smith-Financial Advisors
Roberts-Robinsons Chevrolet, Buick, GMC
Troy Rust, AXA Advisors
Camille A. Johnston, PA
Westbrook & Co., P.C.
Central Missouri Community Credit Union
Richmond News
Pierson Realty
Glenda Powell Ray County Clerk
Thurman Funeral Home
Wenworth Military Academy & College
Daddy's 10-13 Diner
Phillip's Computer Repair
John E. Scowley, MD
Griffith-Skiles American Legion Post #237/Richmond VFW Post #4398
Elements Destination Restaurant
George's Liquor Store
Roberts-Robinsons Chevrolet, Buick, GMC
KMZU 100.7FM
Hometown Pizza
Swafford's Ford Sales
Richmond Family Clinic
KMMO 102.9 FM
The Jones Store
Richmond Super 8
Linda's Floral & Gifts
BOTT Radio Network
Farmer's Home Insurance of Ray County
Gill Grain Investments
Alvin's Heating and Cooling
Richey Chiropractic Clinic
Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation
Richmond Shell
Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce
Richmond Downtown District
ShadeTree Entertainment
Mike Wright's Auto Repair
Shirkey Hospice & Palliative Care
 Oak Pointe of Richmond
Ray County Memorial Hospital
Flexible Staffing
Signature Marketing
City of Richmond
Dr. Steven W. Fawks, DDS
C & C Discount Pharmacy
Ag-Power of Richmond
Ideal Industries
Miller Lite
Crossroads Hospice
Red Cross Pharmacy
Bank Midwest
Pizza Hut
Northland Sonic
Orscheln Farm and Home
KFC/Taco Bell
Samantha Williams Photography
Scenic Ridge
Hole in One International
Jess Hansen Golf Academy
Winterstone Golf Course
George's Liquor Store
Oreilly's Auto Parts
Ag-Power of Richmond
Kountry Kuts
Calvert Tire & Body Shop
Excelsior Springs Golf Club
Linda's Floral and Gifts
Town Square Mercantile
Complete Auto Service
iNails and Spa
Empire Gas District

Richmond Rotary 

There is no Rotary meeting today, Friday September 2nd.  
Meetings will resume next week.

Richmond Farmer's Market
The Richmond Farmer's Market will be open this Saturday, September 3rd 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!

City of Richmond
The City of Richmond is a member of the Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, a service coordinated by the MARC Solid Waste Management District.

Residents have year-round access to the safe disposal of unwanted products such as paint, lawn and garden chemicals, automotive fluids, batteries, florescent bulbs and housecleaners. Business waste is not accepted.

Residents can access the permanent facility in Kansas City and also can attend any of the mobile events scheduled April through October. 

Richmond is hosting an event on Saturday, September 17, 2016. The event will be from 8 am to noon at the city hall parking lot.

Richmond News

Grace Church

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

Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce

will be closed on Monday September 5th for the holiday 

    Richmond Kiwanis Club

Will host their weekly meeting on Tuesday September 6th at noon at the 19th Hole in Richmond.  

      Griffith-Skiles American Legion Post  #237    

On Tuesday September 6th,  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.  

 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.

The evening book club will meet on Tuesday September 6th at 6:30pm.  For more information please call 816-776-5104

    Outlaw Days

will be hosting their organizational meeting on Wednesday September 7th at noon at Hometown Pizza.   

     Oak Pointe Assisted Living Facility

will have blood pressure checks available Wednesday September 7th from 1-3pm at their facility in Richmond.  

Grace Church


The Drop Zone is a FREE Wednesday afterschool program designed for kids Kindergarten through 8th grade to have a safe place to go from early dismissal until 5:30pm.  High School kids can get community service hours by volunteering to help!
 The students are provided transportation from school .   There is still time to register online! They can always use volunteers, donations of healthy snacks, crafting supplies, books (new or gently used) and bottled water. 

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