Chamber of Commerce &
Chamber Member Updates
Chamber Updates
For our most recent Weekly Chamber Schedule, follow this link:  Chamber Schedule - 01/28/19
The latest local news from The Leavenworth Times:  Local News - The Leavenworth Times
Don't Forget - Military & Business Social Coming Up!    
This is a unique event in our community; the Chamber works constantly with Fort Leavenworth, striving to maintain and improve the relationship between the military and our business community!

Come join us on Wednesday, February 6th, from 5:00 to 6:30 in the evening, at the University of Saint Mary, to celebrate this relationship!  The Social will be held in the Keleher Commons, previously known as the De Paul Library, on campus!

The University of Saint Mary is located at 4101 S. 4th Street in Leavenworth.

Be sure to register so we can give the staff at USM an accurate count of attendees!

Thanks to the University of Saint Mary for hosting, and thanks to SERVPRO for serving as our 2019 Military Affairs Sponsor!
Follow this link to register!  February 2019 Military & Business Social
We want to hear from YOU!   
Chambers of Commerce work to provide their members with opportunities for professional development, networking, and information exchange, as well as so many others...  We at the Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce hope to use 2019 as a banner year for "upping our game" when it comes to this educational programming we offer to our members...but we want to know what kind of programming and information are important to YOU!!!
Our committee of volunteers working on this have developed a survey for Chamber members to let us know exactly what they'd like to see more of!!!  Talk about an opportunity!!!  So follow the link below and check out the survey!
You have the unique opportunity to be able to help guide the process of providing superior opportunities for education and information to you and your fellow Chamber members! 
Follow this link to the survey!  Chamber Member Programming Survey
Operation International is gearing up for the Class of 2020! 
Operation International, the Chamber Program which pairs International Officers/Students with a local, hometown sponsor, is kicking off this year's work with a bang!   
They have been informed we will be welcoming 120 officers from 90 countries!!!   
Since the 1950s, volunteers with Operation International have participated in welcoming and befriending officers, and their families, from around the globe...and this coming class will be no different!
Information packets (which include applications and maps showing which countries are sending officers) are now available at the Chamber of Commerce; so come on down and consider signing up today!
Forward as One GLOBAL Community! 
Great Business Development Opportunity!!!
(Change in date...still time to register!)
Patton Leadership Consulting
is excited to present a full series of informative and helpful seminars for 2019.
Sign up today for our first 3-hour session:  
"Get Organized for a Successful Year " 
Overwhelmed with paper and projects? Not sure what to work on first?
Daunted by the thoughts of tax filing?
Come and learn some proven methods to organize your digital and paper files, practice time management and delegating, and set some measurable and attainable goals.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Chamber of Commerce Conference Room
581 Shawnee Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048

Congratulations to Josh Hoppes! 
Story/Photo Credit: Mark Rountree, Leavenworth Times
New CEO Takes Over At Downtown Bank:

The new president and chief executive officer at a venerable downtown Leavenworth bank said the "basic fundamentals" of the financial institution will not change under his leadership.

"We're going to take deposits and loan people money, just like we have for the last 130 years," said Josh Hoppes, who recently took over for his father, David Hoppes, as president and CEO of Mutual Savings Association, 100 S. 4th St.

David Hoppes had been the CEO of the bank for 27 years before retiring this winter.
About two years ago, the bank's board of directors selected Josh Hoppes as David's successor. Josh Hoppes had been grooming for the position for two years before taking over Jan. 1.

Josh Hoppes said there have only been about one-half dozen presidents of the bank in its 130-year history.

He said the bank's strategic plan moving forward involves a simple philosophy.
"New ideas built on old values," he said.

Josh Hoppes, a 1995 graduate of Leavenworth High School, earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Baker University.

He said he has worked at Mutual Savings Association for 22 years, starting as a teller.
Over the years, he has held several executive positions at the bank, most recently as the bank's senior loan officer.

"I would consider it an honor to retire here," he said.

Congratulations from the Chamber, Josh!
Thank you for your constant support!

Baby Boomer Retirement Education Opportunity! 
Contact Isaac McCabe at FSI - (913) 758-4112!