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. 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!
The June luncheon was sponsored by the Clay County Commission. Commissioner LuAnn Ridgeway, pictured above, updated attendees about the wonderful tourism venues and promotions available to residents and visitors of Clay County. She facilitated a slide presentation featuring what Clay County does, including public safety, emergency management, roads and bridges, business opportunities and county parks. Ms. Ridgeway stressed that local businesses and contractors are encouraged to participate in county bids and proposals for services. Clay County parks featured included Rocky Hollow and Tryst Falls, both within minutes of Excelsior Springs, plus Smithville Lake and Campgrounds. Commissioner Jerry Nolte added that the county is a “team effort” defined by it’s relationship with municipalities. He said the county is looking to connect Excelsior Springs and other communities through it’s trails. Mr. Nolte stated that a new communications tower to aid emergency services will be placed near Excelsior Springs and congratulated us on our local manufacturers who have helped with job creation in Clay County, such as Magna Seating and EXT.
Gary Zaborac, Director of Public Health, pictured at left, was also a featured speaker. Mr. Zaborac congratulated the city council and community for recent health initiatives, including the passage of Tobacco 21. The health department and Excelsior Springs High School partnered together to offer a very successful immunization clinic. It has also collaborated with the new community center to offer programs. For more about services and focus areas of the Clay County Public Health Department, click here.