Join us for our monthly networking luncheons!
Executive Director Tosha Jackson welcomed Elaina Lamley, left, to her new position as Director of Member Services during the May Luncheon. Elaina has served as the Administrative Assistant for the Chamber for nearly two years. In her new position, Elaina will be responsible for all areas of membership engagement including membership retention, outreach and attraction of new members.
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!
The May luncheon was sponsored by Mediacom Communications and catered by Ventana Gourmet Grill. Speaking on behalf of Mediacom was Steve Bennett, Director of Operations for Missouri and Kansas, pictured at right. According to Bennett, Mediacom now provides the fastest high-speed in the country with its Xtream all-in-one TV and Internet platform. Packaged services provide up to 1 gig of speed. Mediacom also provides nationwide home phone service. The company is located on Industrial Park Road in Excelsior Springs. For more information about Mediacom products and services, visit the website. Mediacom chose the Chamber Christmas Committee to receive the dollar donation from this month’s luncheon.
The Chamber Business of the Month was Clint Hylton, Shelter Insurance Agency representative, pictured at left. Clint told about how he came to be in the insurance business, through making mistakes in his own coverage. He wanted to become a representative that could help provide education in choosing the right insurance for clients, so that persons understood exactly what coverage they were getting (or not) with their policy. Clint is located in Excelsior Springs on Jesse James Road. For more Clint, check out the business feature.