Category Archives: Chamber Blog

1963 – 2018
Belton Chamber of Commerce
Articles of Incorporation filed August 9, 1963
August 31 & September 3 – Office Closed Labor Day
September 7 – First Friday Coffee Carnegie Village
September 11 – Luncheon Meeting Creekmoor Golf Club
September 13 – CCCC Luncheon Meeting Garden City
September 14 – Ribbon Cutting Cracker Barrel
September 18 – Ribbon Cutting Advanced Sports & Family Chiropractic
September 20 – After Hours Mixer Loch Lloyd Country Club
September 20 – Business Outreach Class & After Hours Mixer Loch Lloyd
October 4 – After Hours Mixer The Corner Boutique
October 5 – First Friday Coffee Edward Jones Investments Fred Yonker
October 9 – Speed Networking Luncheon Meeting St. Sabina
October 11 – CCCC Luncheon Meeting Pleasant Hill
October 24 – Candidate Forum
November 2 – First Friday Coffee Heart N Hand
November 3 – Holiday Extravaganza Belton High School
November 10– Turkey Bowl Aaron’s Family Fun Center
November 13 – Luncheon Meeting Memorial Station
November 22, 23 – Office Closed Thanksgiving
December 7 – First Friday Coffee The Corner Boutique
December 11 – Awards Luncheon Meeting Carnegie Village
December 24 through January 1 – Office Closed Christmas & New Year’s
Check the Chamber website calendar for more info!

If you have news you want to share with thousands of contacts through the Chamber’s email and social media pages, send your announcements to the Chamber by end of the day on Fridays to be included in our Monday Morning Member Announcements!
Contact the Chamber office if you are interested in hosting an upcoming Chamber event such as First Friday Coffee, After Hours Business Mixer, Business Outreach Class, Luncheon Meeting or maybe even a Special Event. We have many sponsorship and advertising opportunities available as well as committee and volunteer openings.
Make the most of your Chamber membership!
 Not a member? No problem! Give us a call and join today!!!
Contact Carolyn Yatsook, Economic Development Director, City of Belton, for more information at 816-331-4331.

Cass County is on its way to becoming a 
Certified Work Ready Community! 
(click below for the form – simple, no cost and takes just a minute!)
Please welcome these 18 new members!
Sno Cone Zone
Tuscany of Belton
EXP Realty Evelyn Tabor
Wright Audiology and Hearing Aids
DS Bus Lines/Crabtree Transportation
Kade Cleaning Systems
Brite Car Wash
Furniture Deals
Ross Dress for Less
Banfield Pet Hospital
New Journey Church
Main Street Car Wash
Cass County Corporation for Economic Development
Elite Master Contractors
McCownGordon Construction
Cracker Barrel
Advanced Sports & Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Watch for Ribbon Cutting announcements
soon for these new Chamber members!
Cracker Barrel
Furniture Deals
Advanced Sports & Family Chiropractic
Brite Car Wash
Friday, September 7
7:30 – 9:00 AM
Carnegie Village

Immediately following the Business Outreach Class
Loch Lloyd will host an After Hours Mixer
5:00 – 6:30
Please RSVP to the Chamber office for both of these great events!

9th YEAR
The Chamber cordially invites you to attend our upcoming Candidate Forum on
Wednesday, October 4, at
Memorial Station


Elaina Boudreau
BELA Communications                
(913) 660-0548
Tutera’s Carnegie Village Assisted Living & Memory Care Earns Quality Awards from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living
2018 Bronze “Commitment to Quality” Awards Demonstrate
Carnegie Village Assisted Living & Memory Care’s Dedication to Delivering the Highest Quality of Care
Only three long-term and acute care communities received this award in the state of Missouri in 2018
BELTON, Mo. (August 20, 2018) –Tutera Senior Living & Health Careis proud to announce that Carnegie Village Assisted Living & Memory Care in Belton, Missouri, has earned the prestigious 2018 Bronze Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), the leading association for long term and post-acute care. The annual award honors association members across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities. Only three long-term and acute care communities received this award in the state of Missouri in 2018
“It is a tremendous honor to receive this award. The results demonstrate the high level of care Carnegie Village provides to its residents and their families every day,” said Joe Tutera, chief executive officer of Tutera Senior Living & Health Care. “I congratulate the entire team whose compassionate care and unyielding commitment contributed to this success.”
With 44 facilities, communities and agencies in nine states throughout the U.S., Tutera is one of the nation’s premier providers of diversified, post-acute senior health care services.
The Bronze Commitment to Quality Award is one of three progressive award levels through the National Quality Award Program, which AHCA/NCAL established in 1996. It is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is also the foundation of the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative. The Baldrige program helps organizations in different business sectors improve and achieve performance excellence.
“It’s rewarding to be recognized with a prestigious quality award that exemplifies the standards that guide what we do every day,” said Randy Bloom, Ph.D., chief operating officer of Tutera Senior Living & Health Care. “Our ongoing YOUNITE initiative is designed to ensure we are continuously asking, listening and responding in ways that are personally meaningful to residents, family members and staff in all our communities across the nation.”
Bronze applicants must demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. Trained examiners review each Bronze application to determine if the community has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award, Carnegie Village Assisted Living & Memory Care may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award criteria. The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 69th Annual Convention and Exposition in San Diego, California, October 7-10, 2018.
In addition, Carnegie Village Assisted Living & Memory Care recently achieved another one of the highest designations of quality care and services to its residents – a deficiency-free rating in 2017 by the State of Missouri’s Bureau of Health Services – Licensing & Regulatory Affairs division (LARA).
About Tutera Senior Living & Health Care
Tutera Senior Living & Health Care is one of the nation’s premier providers of diversified, post-acute senior health care services with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. As a division of the Tutera Group, the company currently operates 44 facilities, communities and agencies in nine states throughout the United States to deliver a spectrum of services including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, post-surgery rehabilitation, memory care, home health care and hospice. The privately held company is dedicated to excellence in individualized services with a mission to provide a personalized approach to senior living and health care in home-like, residential communities. In 1983, Dominic F. Tutera, MD, founded Tutera to provide compassionate patient care with the uncompromising values of integrity, accountability and commitment. Tutera Senior Living & Health Care still embodies those values today. Tutera is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of its residents and their families through senior living and health care experts who inspire and promote individuality and personal happiness. For more information, visit
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,500 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit or
Interested in reaching the residents of Creekmoor or Loch Lloyd or Lake Winnebago through their private monthly publication? Each neighborhood has a magazine all about, by and for the residents of the neighborhood. Sponsorships are both limited and selective in who is able to participate. Taking a limited amount of smaller businesses in a BUY LOCAL page, which is the most economical way to form relationship with the residents in each neighborhood.
Interested in hearing more?  Contact the Publisher, Rebecca Dunning at 816.216.9572 or
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Mention this add and receive 10% off your first order with us in August. Feel free to call our café and speak to one of our associates @ 816-388-8010.
Steve Collins
General Manager

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You’re invited as a vendor to a FREE community event!
Calvary University is having something new and exciting this year and we want to give you an opportunity to be a part of it. It will be a day of connecting local communities together from KC, Grandview, Raymore and Belton. We expect over 500+ attendees on our campus for this FREE community event called “ConnectFEST”!!!
On August 31st, 2018
ConnectFEST will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The event will be on our property and include, music to local talent, several inflatables for all ages, food trucks, carnival games, face painting and a whole lot more. The day will end in a FIREWORKS display! This day will be exciting, safe and encouraging while we learn about one another and services we provide. Address is, 15800 Calvary Road KCMO 64147!
Where can your organization fit in with “ConnectFEST”?
As way of Calvary University giving back to our community, we invite you to set up a booth, FREE of charge. We want you to use this event to give out information concerning your business, ministries or volunteer opportunities. You may also sell services and/or products. We encourage  you to invite your families to come join the fun as well.
How to get started?
Space is filling up fast!… It’s first come, first serve…If you would like to participate and secure your spot at this event, please complete and return the attached registration form immediately to: Registration Deadline: August 3rd (see attachments for more information).
Questions? Call: 913-909-7431 
Dear Members and Friends:
I know, I know – I’m a little (well, ok, a lot) late (again) in getting the Newsletter out, but we do have lots of news to share! I honestly don’t know where the time goes – before I know it, POOF and another month is gone!
Happy Anniversary to the Belton Chamber of Commerce! According to the 100 Year Book by the Belton Historical Society (if you don’t have a copy, get yours for just $5 available at several locations on Main Street including the Museum), there are recollections of the Chamber as far back as the early 1930’s. The Belton Booster Club, a forerunner of the Chamber, was originally formed by Belton businessmen with Russell Turk as President.  In 1945 the Booster Club changed its name to the Chamber of Commerce with G. G. Steinbrueck elected as president. In 2015 the Chamber celebrated 70 years with an open house and Dave Bowe was our President. The official Articles of Incorporation were filed with the State of Missouri on August 9, 1963, with John Howard as President, marking a great milestone for us this year – our 55th Anniversary!
Thank you for helping make this such a fun and successful summer! I had a blast with all the different emojis (who knew there were sooooo many) but, its time to say goodbye.
We hope you were able to participate in some of the summer events – coffees, mixers, ribbon cuttings, luncheons or the steak fry. The KMBZ community spotlight at Brewbaker’s was so much fun and brought new visitors to Belton, our membership drive has been very successful (watch for an announcement soon with all of our new members), and the Stuff the Bus & Pack the Pantry campaign was absolutely amazing – 80 boxes of school supplies and $1,460 donated by the community for Belton students.
Not to worry, we have lots of great events planned for the rest of 2018 and a new season of fun already scheduled! Be sure to follow along and mark your calendar so you don’t miss out!
At the Belton School District home opener vs Ruskin, Dr.Doug Bradley was honored for his 35 years of support to Belton athletes. It was also Chamber Night at Southwick Stadium and for the second year we partnered with DECA. Through a 50/50 drawing and a lot of Pirate swag, we were able to raise $240!
Looking ahead, we have a great luncheon meeting planned for September 11 at Creekmoor Country Club. Our next free Business Outreach Class on Thursday, September 20 may be the best one yet! Immediately following it join us at an After Hours Mixer – you won’t want to miss either of these events which will be hosted by Loch Lloyd Country Club. The October 9 luncheon meeting is our annual speed networking. If you would like to be a presenter please let us know soon, these spots go fast!  We are making plans now to host a Before the Ballot Candidate Forum on Wednesday, October 24 at Memorial Station.  November 3 will be the annual Holiday Extravaganza at BHS, November 10 is the Turkey Bowl at Aaron’s Family Fun Center, and, of course there will be the usual coffees, CCCC meetings, ribbon cuttings and more.  Watch for announcements soon for new members AT&T, Brite Car Wash, Furniture Deals and Cracker Barrel! See, I told you we had a full schedule ahead for you!
As we always say and sincerely mean, please feel free to stop by the Chamber office anytime and don’t hesitate to let us know how we can assist you make the most of your membership! Thanks!
Diane Huckshorn,
Executive Director
323 Main St., PO Box 350
Belton, MO 64012
Office: 816-331-2420
Cell:  816-309-1448
Thank you for your support.
We value your membership and look 
forward to working together with you!
AT&T at Belton Commons

Banfield Pet Hospital

Brite Car Wash

Cass County Corporation for Economic Development

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

DS Buslines
Elite Master Contractors

Furniture Deals

Kade Cleaning Systems, LLC

McCownGordon Construction

Main Street Car Wash
101 Main St., Belton

New Journey Church

Ross Dress for Less
Please contact the Chamber office if you would like YOUR business featured here or know someone who would!

Belton History

Belton was platted in 1871.[6] The city was likely named for surveyor Capt. Marcus Lindsey Belt.[7] A post office called Belton has been in operation since 1872.[8]

Click HERE to read about Belton Missouri history!