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1963 – 2018
Belton Chamber of Commerce
Articles of Incorporation filed August 9, 1963
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CHAMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!
The Chamber office will be closed
Monday, September 24 and will
open Tuesday at 9:00 AM.
CALENDAR
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September 27 – Ribbon Cutting Furniture Deals
September 27 – Ribbon Cutting Bel-Ray Wellness
September 29 – Biscuits & Gravy Fundraiser Breakfast Fire Station
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 18 – Business Outreach Class Blue Door Marketing
October 24 – Candidate Reception and Forum
November 2 – First Friday Coffee Heart N Hand
November 3 – Holiday Extravaganza Belton High School
November 7 – Ribbon Cutting Whistle Stop Antiques
November 9 – Chili Supper Fundraiser Fire Station
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 or call the Chamber office for more info!
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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.
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NOW BOOKING 2019 EVENTS!
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!!!
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WATCH FOR A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON
FROM THE CASS COUNTY CORPORATION FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT!
CASS COUNTY IS SO CLOSE TO MEETING THE GOAL! 
IF YOU HAVEN’T SIGNED UP YET NOW IS THE TIME!
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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!)
EVERYONE WELCOME FOR 
MORNING NETWORKING!
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FIRST FRIDAY COFFEE
Friday, October 5
7:30 – 9:00 AM
Edward Jones Fred Yonker
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PICK UP YOUR COPIES OF THE NEW DIRECTORY
AT THE CHAMBER OFFICE!
VIEW IT ON THE CHAMBER’S WEBSITE
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Luncheon Meeting
Tuesday, October 9, 11:30 – 1:00
at St. Sabina Catholic Parish and catered
by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.
If you would like to be a presenter at this year’s fun, fast-paced and popular event, please contact the Chamber office now.  Only 10 spots open and they go fast!
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Belton Chamber of Commerce 2019 Nominees:
(The membership will vote at the luncheon meeting on Tuesday, October 9.
 Nominations may also be presented from the floor.)
Robert Mayo – President
Mayo Auction & Realty
Karen Fletcher – President Elect
Fletcher’s Forms
Fred Yonker – Vice President
Edward Jones Fred Yonker
Teresa Deaton – Secretary
American Family Insurance Teresa Deaton Agency
Valerie McCoy – Treasurer
Robert D. McCoy CPA
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APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE IN THE 

CHAMBER OFFICE OR  

ON THE WEBSITE
9th YEAR
140 VENDOR SPACES
GREAT SHOPPING
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VOTE NOVEMBER 7
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The Chamber cordially invites you to attend our
Cass County Candidate Reception and Forum on
Wednesday, October 24, at
Memorial Station
MARK YOUR CALENDAR –
MORE INFORMATION SOON!
JOB OPPORTUNITIES!!!
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MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!
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Please join the Belton Chamber and the City of Belton on
Thursday, September 27, 12:00 at
Furniture Deals
1833 E. North Ave., Belton
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2018 Trunk or Treat and Pumpkin Palooza
Sponsored by ROM Corporation
ROM will sponsor and Belton Parks will again host the annual Pumpkin Palooza and Trunk or Treat at Belton’s Memorial Station on Sat. night, Oct. 27, 2018. This is a FREE night of fun activities for Cass County kids. Children will arrive from 6:00-8:00 pm in costume for trunk or treating, hay rides, face painting, coloring, games, music and a bounce house! Each year this event grows more popular and we anticipate over 1,500 this year! We’re inviting you to be part of this great community event. This is an excellent opportunity for your organization to get your name out to a large group of community families.
  • Each organization that registers will be allowed a space in the parking lot to the west of Memorial StationPlease complete & return the form so we can reserve a space for your vehicle.
  • Event co-sponsorships AVAILABLE until OCT 15. A complimentary parking spot, info table, and promotional consideration will be given for those sponsoring at least at the $250 level.
  • Organizations may request multiple spaces for larger vehicles or additional display space.
  • Vehicle decoration is highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
  • Organizations must provide their own treats. Treats may consist of candy or prizes. All candy must be in individually wrapped packaging.
  • Organizations are welcome to hand out coupons with their treats.
  • Event is 6:00-8:00 pm; vehicles may arrive to decorate at 4:30pm, but no later than 5:40 pm.
Please complete the registration form and drop it off OR mail it to Belton Parks and Recreation, 16400 N. Mullen Rd., Belton, MO 64012. For more information contact Melisa Ferrari at (816) 348-7400 ext. 7423. If you’d like to help out as a sponsor, you may pay over the phone or in person by check or credit card.
 
Melisa Ferrari
Community Outreach Coordinator
816-348-7400 ext.7423

2018 Pumpkin Palooza/Trunk or Treat Vehicle Registration
Business/Organization Name: ___________________________________________________________
Contact Name: __________________________________ Phone #:_____________________________
Email Address: ______________________________________________________________________
Vehicle Type: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­______________________________________# of Spaces Needed for Vehicle: _________
Contact me about Sponsor Opportunities with Belton Parks (circle one)               Yes      No
Additional Info: __________________________________________________________________________
SPECIAL CAR SHOW OCT. 7!
LAST MAIN STREET CAR CRUISE OCT. 27!
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SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER
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 CHAMBER NEWS
1963 – 2018
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AUGUST 22
FIRST DAY OF FALL
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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!
Diane Huckshorn,
Executive Director
323 Main St., PO Box 350
Belton, MO 64012
Office: 816-331-2420
Cell:  816-309-1448
WELCOME TO AUGUST’S
 2 NEW MEMBERS!
Thank you for your support.
We value your membership and look 
forward to working together with you!
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Advanced Sports & Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture
816-425-7015

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CALENDAR

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

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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]

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