Join us for our monthly networking luncheons!
Each month, our members are invited to a FREE networking luncheon on the third Wednesday of each month (except April). The luncheons are from 11:30am to 1:00pm and are held at the Montgomery Event Venue, except in December when we meet at the Elms Hotel and Spa for our holiday luncheon, pictured above. The luncheons are sponsored by various businesses and organizations in our community. Dollar donations are accepted at the door to benefit a local non-profit.
Each month a business card is drawn for the opportunity to be a featured Chamber business of the Month, so members are encouraged to bring their business cards and participate. The business selected will be featured on the Chamber website for a month, and will have the chance to talk briefly about their business. Plus, there are door prizes at each luncheon too. An average of 100-125 people attend, so it’s a great opportunity to meet other business people in our community!
Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative was the sponsor of the June luncheon. Jennifer, Communications and Marketing Officer, pictured at left, addressed those in attendance. Platte-Clay Electric, headquartered in Kearney and Platte City, serves an area of the Excelsior Springs community. Jennifer showed an Outage Map on their website for members to use for the most up-to-date information available in case of an outage. “This is the same information that our dispatcher has available,” Jennifer said.
Also available to the general public are several energy products and services, such as generators, surge protectors, water heaters, solar options, and more, for an economical price. Jennifer also talked about giving back to the community. One way that the co-op does that is to provide Youth Tours to area students each year. Two students travel to Washington D.C., while other students are able to attend programs in Jefferson City. The cooperative is a business owned by its members. Platte-Clay is one of 40 rural electric cooperatives in Missouri. For more information about Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative products and services, visit the website. Jennifer introduced Terry from the Kearney Culinary Academy, whose business catered the luncheon.
The Chamber Business of the Month is Oak Pointe of Kearney. “Assisted living has changed. We are not the nursing home that most people expect,” said Erin Winstead, Executive Director, pictured at right. “We pride ourselves on being welcoming.” Oak Pointe will celebrate its third year in the Kearney area this August. For more the assisted living and memory care facility, check out the business feature.