Annual Chamber Dinner

The Chamber is taking a crazy new approach to our annual dinner in 2019 by hosting a reverse raffle. Only 200 seats are available for this night of Magic, Money and Mayhem! 

There will be over $5000 in prizes awarded and one person will walk away with a $3000 grand prize! The evening will include a fabulous dinner, cash bar, entertainment featuring Magician Todd Lamanske, and more fun! Tickets will be available beginning December 19, 2018.

Tickets are $75 each and include one ball in the reverse raffle, dinner and entertainment for the night.


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Sponsorships are available:
$750 – Table Sponsor receives 10 tickets, premium seating and recognition
$1000 – Premier Table Sponsor receives 10 tickets, 10 drink tickets, premium seating, recognition and a 2-hour trolley rental (expires 12-31-19)

Please contact the Chamber to reserve your sponsorship.


For 92 years, the Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce has hosted our Annual Dinner with the event remaining relatively unchanged over the course of its history. Our committee decided to go in a different direction this year, and we are excited to bring a fun, new event to our community by hosting a night of “Magic, Money and Mayhem” on Thursday, April 25. Doors will open at 6:00pm, dinner starts at 6:30pm, and we’ll start the reverse raffle at 7:00pm.
We are so appreciative of the businesses that have supported our Annual Dinner over the years! This year, the committee will not be reaching out to the community for auction items as we have in the past, however if there is something you’d like to donate, we certainly won’t turn anything away. We ask that you support the event by purchasing tickets and joining us for a night of great entertainment and food, and the chance to win one of our cash prizes!
“Magic” refers to the featured entertainment of the night Todd Lamanske, also known as “the Magic Dude.” His unique sense of humor and quick wit, combined with his amazing sleight-of-hand skills have established him as one of the nation’s favorite entertainers. Lamanske will perform for guests during the dinner.
“Money” refers to the reverse raffle that will take place at the event. Each $75 ticket grants the bearer a chance to win one of several cash prizes drawn throughout the night. The raffle will work backwards by eliminating balls from the pot. One in every ten balls drawn will receive their ticket money of $75 back. The owner of the last ball drawn will receive a $3000 cash prize, with over $5000 in prize money awarded in total.
“Mayhem” is a reference to the crazy, new approach to the typical annual dinner. Guests can expect to have a great time at the high energy affair. Other changes include a move to the Montgomery Event Venue which is right across the street from the new Chamber office. The meal will be catered by the highly recommended Nadler’s Catering out of Wellington, and a cash bar will be available.




Our 91st Annual Awards Dinner and Auction was held on
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Elms Hotel and Spa.


Award Presentations

Receiving awards this year were, from left, Norma Gorsett presented posthumous for Citizen of the Years, accepted by her son, Patrick; Kris Peoples, Executive Director of Meet the Need for Citizen of the Year; and Brenda Smith, Elms Hotel and Spa Controller, for Chamber Member of the Year. Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Brenda Spicer, who was unable to attend the awards ceremony. Congratulations to all!

Brian Yarbought presents a Certificate of Appreciation to retiring Director Janet Blauvelt.

Brenda Smith, incoming Board President, presents a plaque and gavel to past Board President Brian Yarbough.

On behalf of the Excelsior Springs Chamber Board and Dinner Committee,
we would like to extend a huge Thank You to everyone who supported this event!

ESHS Springs Singers performed several musical selections for evening entertainment.

Special Thanks to our 2018 Table Sponsors

Ameren Missouri | Bank Liberty | Elms Hotel & Spa
Excelsior Springs Hospital | Excelsior Springs School District
Itchin’ 2 Go Travel & Payne Jailhouse
Liberty Hospital & Excelsior Springs Clinic
Mediacom | Meet the Need & Opportunity Cafe
North Kansas City Hospital

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