Parkville Chamber Gives Back Foundation

We are very excited to announce the incorporation of our 501(c)3 organization - Parkville Chamber Gives Bank Foundation.

All funds raised through donations, such as Fund the Need (a Gala event), Chamber fundraising events, or other avenues, will be deposited in our 501(c)3 account. All charity grants approved will be paid from this account as well. When you donate to our Gives Back Foundation, be assured that your donation will be used for our charity grant program and will be tax-deductible.

In the 1st quarter of 2021, our January grant was awarded to The Farmer's House in Weston which provided four weeks of supplies used to prepare weekly meals to 34 low-income senior citizens via Platte Senior Services. Platte County students in their organization plan and prepare the meals through an Early Work Experience Program focused on helping youth with developmental disabilities become employment ready prior to graduation. The charity chosen for our February grant was Synergy Services, for their drastic shortage of child and adult pajamas, whose clients will often enter the shelter wearing everything they own in the world. Our March recipient will be chosen at our next Executive Committee meeting.

If you or someone you know is aware of a charity in need, please have them fill out the application on our website in order to be considered for this grant.

Thank you to our members, the Parkville Community, and surrounding areas for supporting our charity program. We are humbled to be able to support our local charities through the support of Chamber and Community members. It's just one more reason why the Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce is an amazing organization to be part of.

Thank you.
Marsha VanDever
Executive Director
In the News
We are so proud of our brand new Chamber Directory, reaching all our members and our amazing Parkville business community.

This is our first run at a digital publication, and there are a lot of features inside this book. We've put together a brief tutorial on all of the bells and whistles of the publication, including a full membership directory, and you can find it HERE (be sure the volume is on).

The digital publication of our 2021 Membership Directory and Visitor's Guide is sent to the entire membership. Additionally, we are taking the immediate steps to promote the directory and our member-advertisers in each issue by:

(during all twelve months of the issue) Click the cover to view our new directory.

  • Sending to our email list for 6,000 annual impressions.
  • Set up an Instagram page for added exposure
  • Posting on our Facebook page for 20,000 annual impressions.
  • Created a LinkedIn page for added exposure
  • Posting on our website for 33,000 annual impressions.

This means we are creating 59,000 total annual impressions for the Parkville membership Directory & Visitor's Guide!
The Impact of our Digital Directory
Our yearly directory has become one of the strongest voices of the Chamber community, and this publication allows us to tell our stories of what is happening at the Chamber, address economic and advocacy issues impacting our members, and provide a positive snapshot of our amazing community.

Not only that, but our directory is the ultimate answer to those just joining the Parkville Community. There is key information on our community's education, history, parks & trails, and much more! Whether you have been a part of the community for years, or if you have just joined the Parkville area, this directory is your answer for everything Parkville!
What's Inside the New American Rescue Plan for Small Businesses

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law, which provides additional relief for the nation’s small businesses and hard-hit industries for programs the SBA is currently administering and adds new efforts. Specifically, the new law includes:
  • $7.25 billion additional for the Paycheck Protection Program, including to expand eligibility to additional nonprofits and digital news services
  • Additional funds are allocated for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, and now allows businesses to apply for both a PPP loan after Dec. 27, 2020, and the SVOG
  • $15 billion additional for Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance (EIDL) payments, including NEW $5 billion for Supplemental Targeted EIDL Advance payments for those hardest hit
  • NEW: $28.6 billion for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund for industry-focused grants
  • NEW: $100 million to establish a Community Navigator pilot program; grants will go to eligible organizations supporting efforts to improve access to COVID–19 pandemic assistance programs and resources.

The Internal Revenue Service announced that they are extending the federal income tax filing deadline for individuals to May 17, 2021. No interest or penalties will be charged if the taxes are filed and paid by this new date.
The extended deadline only applies to individual income tax returns at this time. This relief does not apply to estimated tax payments that are due April 15. First-quarter tax estimate payments for the tax year 2021 are also still due April 15.
UHY will continue to monitor any changes to all filing deadlines and provide updates.
AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Missouri

The American Pickers are excited to return to Missouri! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel's hit television series throughout your area in May 2021. We understand that with the proliferation of COVID-19, we are all facing very uncertain times. We at American Pickers are taking the pandemic very seriously and will be following all guidelines and protocols for safe filming as outlined by the state and CDC. While we plan to be in Missouri this May, we will continue to reschedule if conditions change for the worse. Regardless, we are excited to continue to reach the many collectors in the area to discuss their years of picking!

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them. As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, the Pickers are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, they want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. They hope to give historically significant objects a new lease on life while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way. The Pickers have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them.

The American Pickers TV Show is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location, and description of the collection with photos to: or call 855-OLD-RUST (653-7878) or email facebook: @GotAPick
NOTE: Mike and Frank only pick private collections so NO stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public. 
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Save the Dates -

Tues, April 13 - April Chamber Lunch, Pizza Shoppe, Platte Woods Register Online - Maximum 35

Thurs, June 4 - Member Social, Kactus Creek Croquet Club, 4-6 pm
Members - FREE, Non-Members - $10 - Snacks provided - bring your own Drink.

Mon, June 21 - 10th Annual Golf Tournament, The Deuce Golf Club - More info coming soon!

Sat, Aug 21 - 5k/10k Run By The River, English Landing Park - More info to come
Ribbon Cutting: MRT-English Landing Connector

The City of Riverside, Platte County Parks, and the City of Parkville are excited to announce the completion of the "Connector Trail" connecting Missouri Riverfront Trail and English Landing Trail with a ribbon-cutting on Friday, April 9, 2021, at Noon.  

If you decide to attend, you will have to park at English Landing Park and walk on the trail. Head due E/SE (towards Riverside) along the river to the connector portion of the trail. That is where the ribbon cutting will take place. 
Community Organizations
Parkville Nature Sanctuary looking for volunteers and advocates

If you are interested in helping plan Nature Camp at the Parkville Nature Sanctuary, please contact Kristen Bontrager,, or sign up for the proposed volunteer meeting date and time at the google link below.

If you do not feel comfortable with an in-person meeting but are still interested in taking part in this meeting a Zoom mtg can be set up. We can also record the meeting for those who cannot attend and send it to you and you can provide feedback.

If you are unfamiliar with Google Sheets please contact Kristen.

Volunteer meeting date and time:
Wednesday, April 7th, 7:00 PM, Municipal Court Room, City Hall, Parkville.

Park's University's Plan for Fall 2021

From Interim President Shane Smeed -

Over the past twelve months, you have followed safety guidelines. You have worn masks. You have practiced social distancing. Because you have remained Park United, we have persevered as a community throughout this tragic pandemic.
With promising health progress and a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country, we are planning to return to a more normal Fall 2021. What does this mean for you?
·         A return to in-person classes;
·         More direct contact with your classmates as well as our terrific faculty;
·         Cheering on our Pirates and Buccaneers in the bleachers;
·         Live performances, activities, and events throughout the 2021-22 academic year; and
·         In Parkville, increased residence hall occupancy.
I hope you are as excited as I am about Fall 2021, but to reach this goal a more normal Fall 2021, we all must remain diligent. “Keeping Park shipshape” necessitates continuing to follow all recommended safety practices, including wearing masks. I encourage all students to follow closely the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) guidelines.
With campuses in 21 states, we will continue to monitor closely local, state, and national developments related to COVID-19 and access to Park facilities on and off military installations. Visit our COVID-19 page for the latest news.
Summer 2021, which begins June 7, will look like the current semester with a combination of hybrid and online classes and in-person labs/studios. While we continue to plan for in-person classes for the fall, we will reassess our fall instruction plan on or about July 5.
Keep up the great work, have a safe Spring Break and look for updates over the coming weeks!
Park University Selected for FAA Training Program
The Federal Aviation Administration has selected Park University to be a member institution of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Collegiate Training Initiative. Park University is the first college/university in the State of Missouri to be a part of this program.
The FAA’s UAS–CTI program recognizes institutions that prepare students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems, commonly referred to as drones. In order to qualify for the initiative, colleges/ universities must offer a bachelor’s degree or associate degree in UAS or a degree with a minor concentration or certificate in UAS. Schools must provide a curriculum covering various aspects of UAS training, including hands-on flight practice, maintenance, uses, applications, privacy concerns, safety, and federal policies.

Park University offers an undergraduate certificate in Unmanned Aerial System Drone Application. The 12-credit hour program prepares students to become FAA-certified small UAS remote drone pilots who are trained to conduct safe, legal, and effective aerial flight operations. The three core courses (and one elective course) supporting this certificate are designed to instruct remote drone pilots in how to fly mission-driven and incident-free sorties, and effectively capture/record and post-process aerial imagery.
For more information about Park University’s undergraduate certificate in Unmanned Aerial System Drone Application, visit
Member Annoucements

Kansas City Magazine voting for "Best Of" is now open. Vote GO Car Wash!
ProPrint Digital Adds New Technology and Printing Capabilities

ProPrint Digital, located in North Kansas City, has recently expanded its capabilities and services with the addition of a new Kodak Nexfinity 5-color digital press. This is the first Nexfinity press in the Kansas City metro

The Kodak Nexfinity prints in standard 4-color process with 5th color light black. Light black will help with shadows and make pictures crisper and sharper. The Kodak has many other fifth color plug-ins the client can use as embellishments. These optional items have a slight upcharge but are used to set your printed piece
apart from others. This press can print static or variable data, PMS, matte, or gloss. Expanding the gamut of colors, you can match PMS colors with red, green, or blue in the fifth unit. Other optional items are 5th unit flood or spot clear gloss, flood or spot metallic clear gloss, dimensional clear (raised effect), white ink, gold ink, MICR ink, fluorescent red (seen under a UV light) and, coming in the fall, CMYK laser compatible inks.

Expanding the sheet size to 14”x 39”, we can print a greater number of finished pieces at one time, printing 6 and 8 pages folded brochures and posters up to 39”. The heavy-weight paper stock can be up to 18 pt. two-sided and 24 pt. one-sided. “With the addition of the new Kodak Nexfinity Press to our current Heidelberg Quickmaster four-color direct imaging press, Xerox, Ricoh laser printers/copiers, and HP Latex 365 wide format printer, we believe we are the best equipped Short Run Color Shop in Kansas City” states Hayes. ProPrint also has UV coating capabilities for protection and visual enhancement of direct mail and other marketing materials where a gloss, satin, or soft-touch finish is desired.

ProPrint Digital is located at 1916 Clay in North Kansas City and has been in business since 1981 serving the Kansas City Metro Area. The past several years have seen ProPrint Digital move to the forefront of technology and short run, full-color printing in the Kansas City area. ProPrint operates from a fully digital workflow. In addition to full-color printing services, include black and full-color toner printing and wide format full-color printing for posters, banners, and signs, as well as window, car, and truck graphics.

For a demo or sample of the new Kodak Nexfinity Press and how it can increase the return on investment of your marketing dollar with variable data, embellishments, and quality printing, contact us to arrange a demonstration. Mike Hayes, Vice President at 816-421-0298,
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2021 Chamber Champions

Central Bank of the Midwest
Citizens Bank & Trust
The City of Parkville
The National Golf Club
Parkville Economic Development Council
Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce
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Parkville, MO 64152