1963 – 2018
FIRST DAY OF FALL
Dear Members and Friends:
Notice anything missing??? NO emojis! I have to admit though, its only been a couple of weeks since we ended the summer of emoji fun and I miss them! But, time to move on, we have so many great things planned for the rest of 2018 I hope you will want to participate in.
The Chamber has many members in the community we partner with including Downtown Belton Main Street, Inc. The Chamber has a seat on their Board and we are currently working with them on fundraisers to add or replace Christmas lights and decorations on Main Street for everyone to enjoy. We work with the Belton School District in many areas including the Ford Next Generation Learning Academy as the Convening Organization. I am excited to be traveling to Nashville with a team of educators to learn more next week. I sit on the Cass County Corporation for Economic Development Certified Work Ready steering committee with many other community leaders and organizations. I am a Board Member of the Cass County Coalition of Chambers, and, we are proud to work closely with the City of Belton and Economic Development on a regular basis.
We have already enjoyed a wonderful First Friday Coffee at Carnegie Village and, what will be the first of many to come I’m sure, luncheon meetings at The Golf Club at Creekmoor. Carnegie Village went all out with a full breakfast (love that special bacon) and announced they are moving forward with an expansion in their rehab unit. At the luncheon meeting we were proud to honor the Belton Fire Department, Belton Police Department and the Cass County Sheriff’s office with Certificates of Appreciation for their service and dedication. Board President Todd Krass also presented a slate of candidates for the 2019 Executive Belton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors which will be voted on by the members at the October luncheon meeting. Over 70 guests enjoyed the delicious Mexican buffet lunch and the view from the new event space.
We celebrated on September 14 with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in preparation for their grand opening on the 17th; we have a ribbon cutting scheduled for Advanced Family & Sports Chiropractic & Acupuncture on September 18; one for Furniture Deals on September 27 and will also join with the Raymore Chamber for a grand opening ribbon cutting at the new location for Bel-Ray Wellness; and, we will be announcing ribbon cuttings soon for more new businesses and members including Brite Car Wash and Tuscany of Belton.
Please join us for the member only, free Business Outreach Class on Thursday, September 20 which will be immediately followed by an After Hours Business Mixer, both hosted by The Country Club at Loch Lloyd. Learn how to make the most of your Chamber membership at the class and let us know what we can do better for you. RSVP now for both of these networking opportunities. Chairperson Teresa Deaton has done a fabulous job lining up relevant topics and speakers all year and the last one scheduled will be on social media by Blue Door Marketing on October 18.
If you are interested in being a presenter at our annual speed networking luncheon meeting contact the Chamber office now to sign up – only 10 spots open and they go FAST! We will be at St. Sabina’s Catholic Parish and Cracker Barrel will be catering!
Plans are coming together for our Cass County Candidate Reception and Forum at Memorial Station on October 24 – watch for more information very soon. Belton has 4 issues on the ballot including 3 changes to the City Charter and a half cent sales tax.
Our Holiday Extravaganza is over half sold out! This is always a fun community event with lots of great shopping and the Chamber commits to making a generous donation again this year to the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund from the net proceeds. Get your bowling ball and shoes dusted off for the ever popular Turkey Bowl chaired by Karen Fletcher at Aaron’s Family Fun Center. This event 100% funds our scholarships to Belton High School graduates.
Please feel free to stop by the Chamber office the next time you are on Main Street – we love visitors. Thanks and happy fall y’all!
323 Main St., PO Box 350
Belton, MO 64012
WELCOME TO AUGUST’S
2 NEW MEMBERS!
Thank you for your support.
We value your membership and look
forward to working together with you!
Advanced Sports & Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture
AUGUST 31 & SEPTEMBER 3Office ClosedLabor Day
SEPTEMBER 4Board Meeting11:30 – 1:00Chamber Office
SEPTEMBER 7First Friday Coffee7:30 – 9:00Carnegie Village
SEPTEMBER 11Luncheon Meeting11:30 – 1:00The Golf Club at Creekmoor
SEPTEMBER 13CCCC Luncheon Meeting11:45 – 1:00Garden City
SEPTEMBER 18Ribbon Cutting12:00Advanced Family & Sports Chiropractic & Acupuncture
SEPTEMBER 20Business Outreach Class3:30 – 5:00Business After Hours Mixer5:00 – 6:30The Country Club at Loch Lloyd
SEPTEMBER 27Ribbon Cutting12:00Furniture Deals
4:30 – 6:30Bel-Ray Wellness
SEPTEMBER 29Biscuits & GravyBreakfast Fundraiser9:00 – 11:00Main StreetFire Station
OCTOBER 2Board Meeting11:30 – 1:00Chamber Office
OCTOBER 4After Hours Mixer5:00 – 6:30The Corner Boutique
OCTOBER 5First Friday Coffee7:30 – 9:00Edward JonesFred Yonker
OCTOBER 9Luncheon Meeting11:30 – 1:00St. Sabina Catholic Parish
OCTOBER 11CCCC Luncheon Meeting11:45 – 1:00Pleasant Hill
OCTOBER 18Business Outreach Class3:30 – 5:00Blue Door Marketing
OCTOBER 24Cass County Candidate Reception & ForumMemorial Station
NOVEMBER 2First Friday Coffee7:30 – 9:00Heart N Hand
NOVEMBER 3Holiday Extravaganza9:00 – 3:00Belton High School
NOVEMBER 6Board Meeting11:30 – 1:00Chamber Office
NOVEMBER 7Ribbon Cutting12:00Whistle Stop Antiques
NOVEMBER 9Chili Supper5:00 – 7:00Main StreetFire Station
NOVEMBER 10Turkey Bowl7:00 – 10:00Aaron’s Family Fun Center
NOVEMBER 13Luncheon Meeting11:30 – 1:00Memorial Station
NOVEMBER 22-23Office ClosedHappy Thanksgiving
DECEMBER 4Board Meeting11:30 – 1:00Chamber Office
DECEMBER 7First Friday Coffee7:30 – 9:00The Corner Boutique
DECEMBER 11Awards Luncheon Meeting11:00 – 1:00Carnegie Village
DECEMBER 24 – JANUARY 1Office ClosedMerry ChristmasHappy New Year
Dan Dan the Alarm Man