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!
For the first time since November the Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce held a Chamber Luncheon on Wednesday, February 17th at the Montgomery Event Venue in downtown Excelsior Springs. Good Samaritan Center was the sponsor of the month and the Business of the Month was Mojo’s Heating and Cooling.
Good Samaritan Center Executive Director Sara Noblet spoke on behalf of the Center saying, “I’m really proud of the staff and volunteers at the Center. Throughout this challenging time we have managed to stay well and keep the doors open to give the community what they need to get through.”
The Center currently has a fundraising campaign going called the 21/21 Challenge, asking donors to commit to giving the Center $21 a month for the year 2021. Donors are welcome to pay ahead, if they want, as well. If participants pledge their support by February 21, 2021, they will be entered into a drawing for an overnight stay at the Inn on Crescent Lake Bed and Breakfast.
Noblet explained that the following could be purchased with a $21 donation:
- 130 pounds of chicken
- Gasoline for a week for a working client
- Enrollment fee for credits when paying a bill online
- Prescriptions for a month
- Case of diapers for the Happy Bottoms program
- Hygiene for family of 4 for an entire month
Noblet also reported some statistics from this past year’s Christmas season. In the year of 2019, there were 32 families helped but because of changes due to the virus and acceptance of gift cards, they were able to help 125 families in 2020. They are going to continue this approach for this year and will be putting out pleas for cards earlier this year.
Member Spotlight of the Month was Mojo’s Heating and Cooling. Melinda and Jason Ostermann started their business in 2017. They both live here in Excelsior Springs and are proud of the growth they’ve had just these past few years.It was mentioned that they’re a female majority business, as there are more female employees than male, in a male dominated field. They look forward to building their business here and giving back to the community.
The Business of the Month is Slightly Off Broadway. For information about live theatre in Excelsior Springs, click here.