Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce | November 2017
Your monthly news & updates
Shop Merryville This Holiday Season
Do you want to drive more business AND celebrate your Maryville customers? Shop Merryville was a huge success last holiday season, we gave away more than 100 gift cards to participating businesses and spread the word to shop local!

If you would like to take part in this years Shop Merryville Campaign fill out this form. For more information visit our website, or email us!

To have guaranteed inclusion in advertising you must be registered by November 10th!
3rd Annual Chamber Christmas Parade
The season of love and giving is upon us and your Chamber is ready to kick it off in style. Join us for the 3rd Annual Chamber Christmas Parade, Friday, December 1st, at 6:30 p.m.

We will follow 2nd Street West to Main, and turn North as we led Santa to Winter Wonderland at Franklin Park!

If your business or organization would like to register a float for the Christmas Parade fill out this form and return it to the Chamber by email, fax to (660)582-3071 or mail it to 408 N. Market, Maryville, MO 64468.

If you are interested in being a vendor at Winter Wonderland contact Jordyn Swalley with Maryville Parks and Recreation.
Seeking a Board Member
Your Chamber is seeking a board member to help lead our ship! Our 9 member board meets monthly and contributes to all things Chamber related.

If you are interested or if you have the perfect candidate in mind, reach out to Lily by email or call us at (660)582-8643 by November 13th.
Thank you!
The Chamber of Commerce and Maryville License Bureau would like to extend our sincerest thanks to Tammy Reeves on her many years of service as she takes on a new adventure in her life! Best wishes!
Welcome to the Chamber
New Members in the Month of October:
Bob Westfall
Affordable Training for your Business
The Maryville Chamber of Commerce and Northwest Missouri State University have teamed up to provide Chamber members with low-cost, high-quality business training presentations for your staff. Sessions of Northwest’s Career Pathing Program have been opened to the public, and Chamber Members will enjoy a substantial discount. For only $25 per attendee, you can send yourself or your personnel to one of these informative and professional presentations.

All presentations feature multiple start times so you can send staff without needing to close the office! All presentations are in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University, and all participants will receive temporary parking permits.

For more information or to reserve your space click here. Payment may be made by check or credit card, just follow the instructions on the screen. 
Are you making a good first impression?
Janis Kliethermes
Etiquette Kansas City
Wednesday, November 8th
Sessions begin at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Employers are looking for more than good grade points and work experience, they are looking for people with common sense. Do you know the correct way to make an introduction? Is your body language sending the wrong message? Did you know that you can affect a business deal if you eat Continental Style vs. American Style? Which side do you find your bread plate? Find out the answers to these questions and more, and see if you are making the best first impression.
Are you Change-Ready or Change-Resistant?
Cathy Newton
Living in Full Swing
Tuesday, November 14th
Sessions begin at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Change is happening at lightning speed. It is pervasive and variables are uncertain. Are you change-ready or change-resistant? Don't hunker down in resistance when it could affect your reputation, your performance, and the quality of service you provide. Confront your own biases on change. Learn pro-active methods to support others in shifting change-resistance to change-readiness. And learn personal strategies to attune your own mindset towards change. Risk it!
The How of Happiness
B.K. Taylor
Wellness Services
Thursday, November 30th
Sessions begin at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., or 4 p.m.

Happiness is not a destination; it is a state of mind, a choice. You must first choose to be happy rather than any alternative. One sure fire way to do this is to set your mind to "happy-mode" by practicing the art of living intentionally and making that process a habit. No matter what your circumstances are, you can boost your level of happiness by taking charge of your life and using the habits outlined in this presentation. This program is built upon the foundations of positive psychology and the works of those like Dr. Martin Seligman. Put these foundations into practice in your daily life and you'll find yourself more productive in your work, more loving in your relationships and overall: more happy!
October Chamber Events & Meetings
First Friday Coffee
Friday, November 3rd, 7:30 a.m.
Miller Business Center
505 N. 3rd St.

57th Annual Farm City Banquet
Chris Chinn, Missouri Director of Agriculture
Monday, November 6th, 6 p.m.
Northwest Campus: Ballroom

The Chamber and NCED Office and License Bureau will be Closed in observance of Veterans Day- November 10th

Ribbon Cutting
New Nodaway Humane Society
Saturday, November 11th
10 a.m.
829 S. Depot

Chamber Ambassadors
Guest Speakers from Tenaska
November 13th, 12 p.m
Northwest Campus: Hughes Center for Innovation

Thanksgiving Chamber Social
Wednesday, November 15th, 5 p.m.
A&G
208 N. Main

Maryville Citizens for Community Action
November 27th, 12 p.m.
The Maryville Chamber of Commerce
408 N. Market

Shop Merryville
Monday, November 20th- Monday, December 18th
Shop Local and Win!

3rd Annual Christmas Parade and Winter Wonderland!
Friday, December 1st, 6:30 p.m.
Downtown Maryville and Franklin Park

Member Events
Celebrate Agriculture with the School of Agriculture
Northwest Missouri State University
Saturday, November 4
10 a.m.

Join the School of Agriculture for an open house and BBQ lunch. The open house will be at the Hubbard Center the new home of the School of Agriculture, and the BBQ Lunch will be at the McKemy Center.

(660)562-1155
The Hubbard Center of Innovation.
800 University Dr.
"Rumors"- Showings
Theatre Northwest
November 9th-12th
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday
2 p.m. Sunday


The Deputy Mayor has shot himself. Though his injuries are nowhere near fatal, his lawyer struggles to keep the story straight, as the other couples arrive to the dinner party and their host lies bleeding in the other room. Complications arise as guests enter with their own ridiculous personal issues, and worst of all, the police show up!

"Rumors" will be held in the Studio Theater in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts, tickets are $10/ person and can be purchased ahead of time at the Cashiering Office, by phone at(660)562-1321 or at the box office opening an hour before each showing.

(660)562-1321
Theatre Northwest- Wendy King
Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts
800 University Dr.
Veterans Day Dedication
Missouri's First Freedom Rock Plaza
Saturday, November 11th
9:30 a.m.

Join Maryville Parks and Recreation, the Maryville Host Lions, Nodaway County Commissioners and their many partners as they honor those that have put their lives at risk to protect our freedom, and officially open the Freedom Rock Plaza at Franklin Park.

(660)562-2923
Maryville Parks and Recreation
Franklin Park: 721 N. Main
For more information email Jordyn Swalley.
Click here for more information.
Fake News, Trolls, and the Retreat of Freedom
Northwest Missouri State University
Monday, November 13th
7 p.m.

Facts are negotiable. Civility online is in decline. Citizens the world over are increasingly showing displeasure with, and distrust in their politicians and political systems. In this International Education Week lecture, Dr. Brian Hesse, Professor of Political Science, explores these inter-related claims. His talk will range from Russia and Ukraine, to the Philippines and Egypt, and from South Africa to the United States.

(660)582-1367
Jeaneth Puriel-Foot
Northwest Missouri State University
J.W. Jones Student Union, Ballroom
800 University Dr.
For more information email Jeaneth.
Africa is NOT a Country
Northwest Missouri State University
Tuesday, November 14th
7 p.m.

An open dialogue covering stereotypes and misconceptions of Africa.

(660)562-1395
Northwest Missouri State University
J.W. Jones Student Union, Ballroom
800 University Dr.
For more information email Estella Wessah
Toys For Tots Drive
Simply Posh Boutique
Thursday, November 16
10 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Posh is hosting a Toys For Tots Drive, bring in a new toy to donate, enjoy refreshments and receive a special "discount candy cane". Can't make it that day? No problem! drop by any time through the weekend! Help Posh make a HUGE dent in the nearly 250 local households that relay on Toys For Tots to make their holidays special.

(660)254-4393
Simply Posh Boutique
2206 S. Main
For more information email Pam Behrend .
Becoming American: One Immigrant's Perspective
Northwest Missouri State University
Thursday, November 16th
7 p.m.

Join Lorraine Lanman, a first generation American, as she recounts her rich immigration history. From Portugal, to Trinidad, to America this journey will take you through the experiences that taught this immigrant empathy, civility and the appreciation of diversity.
The event will start and finish at the Mozingo Youth Camp Area. Check-in will be by the cabins.

(660)582-1395
Northwest Missouri State University
J.W. Jones Student Union, Tower View Room
800 University Dr.
For more information email Ashley Henggeler .
Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair
Maryville Parks & Recreation
Saturday, November 18th
9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Join over 50 local vendors and crafters for a shopping extravaganza Saturday, November 18th at the Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair, presented by Maryville Parks and Recreation! Complete your Christmas shopping local!

(660)562-2923
Maryville Parks and Recreation
1407 N. Country Club Rd.
For more information email Jordyn Swalley.
Click here for more information.
Community Blood Drive
Community Blood Center
Tuesday, November 21st
11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Be a Chiefs Donor! Each presenting blood donor will receive a LIMITED EDITION Chiefs t-shirt. Book your appointment today by visiting the Community Blood Center website, enter sponsor code: maryville.

(660)582-2671
First United Methodist Church
102 N. Main
For additional information contact Evie Church.
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