Chamber News
TODAY - Tuesday, November 30th
GivingTuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday for the purposes of hashtag activism, is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It is touted as a "global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world".

GivingTuesday began as a simple idea in 2012; a day that encourages people to do good.

The Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce has been supporting local charities for the past 12 years. We are grateful that we are able to help, thanks to the support of our members and community.

Please remember your favorite charity today and give them a helping hand. Two of our local charities, the YMCA and Hillcrest Platte County, have specific needs listed below.

The Y needs your help to continue offering critical services. Together, we can provide food for those who are hungry, child care for parents who work, a safe space for kids after school, outreach to seniors who are feeling isolated, and life-saving water safety and swim lessons to eliminate drowning.

Order on Amazon to support Hillcrest Platte County.

Other local Chamber charities include Level Up Kids, Synergy, Parkville Women's Clinic, FOPAS, and The Farmer's House.
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Charity Angel Tree

The tree is up - just a little different this year. If I'm not in the office you can still pick an ornament as I have them in the chamber office window! There will be a signup sheet to choose the ornament you want (unless it is raining).

Please stop by and choose an ornament. This time of year can be particularly stressful for many who rely on charity support. This is one way that you can help. If you are joining us for our Dec 14 lunch, you can bring your item with you. Other options are to drop it off in the Chamber office or take it directly to the charity.

Let's show them some LOVE!
Upcoming Meetings and Events
December Chamber Lunch
Tues, Dec 14, 11:30 - 1 pm
Big Shots Bar & Grill
6541 N Cosby Ave, KCMO

Join us for our annual Charity Angel Tree lunch as we support our charities at the time of year when they need us the most.

Beginning Dec 1, our Charity Angel Tree will be located in the Chamber office. Three ways to donate -

1. Stop by the chamber office, choose an ornament with a charity need, and bring your gift to the luncheon for distribution.
2. The tree will be at lunch and you can choose your donation at that time. 
3. There is an option to pay an additional $20 at the time of registration as your donation. This money will be used for any items not purchased for our charities.

The Chamber Gives Back Foundation - a 501(c)(3) non-profit was created in 2021 for your charity donations. You will receive a receipt for your taxes.

Gallery of Trees
Thurs, Dec 9, 2021
Parkville Amerian Legion Hall
11 Main Street

Enjoy great food from local restaurants, drinks, a silent auction, holiday tree raffle, music, and more at our annual holiday fundraiser. This event is a fundraiser to benefit Christmas on the River and MSPA

Purchase tickets in advance - $50 per person

  • Enjoy "Taste of Parkville"
  • Drinks
  • Raffle to win holiday decorated trees
  • Silent Auction - click the ticket link for a list of silent auction items
  • Entertainment by Mark & Theresa Bentley

Additional holiday events hosted by MSPA in Parkville -

Christmas on the River - Fri, Dec 3
Santa Claus in Parkville - Fri, Dec 3
Breakfast with Santa - Sat, Dec 4
Jingle Mingle Shop Hop - Fri, Dec 10

More information for all events can be found on the MSPA website.
Athletico's Free Assessment Event - Gladstone location
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Nature Sanctuary Winter Event
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Family Holiday Event
Platte County Community Center - South
Fun for the entire family!
Friday, December 10, 2021
Community Blood Center Blood Drive
Sponsored by the City of Parkville and
Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce
Register - use Group Code CB37
Trauma and Resilience Workshop
Save the Dates

Chamber Events
Tues, Dec 14 - Chamber Lunch - Charity Angel Tree, Big Shots Bar & Grill
Thurs, Jan 6 - Blood Drive, 11 - 5 pm, Parkville City Hall, Donor Bus
Sat, Feb 26, 2022 - Annual Gala, The Hawthorne House, SAVE THE DATE

MSPA Events
Fri, Dec 3 - Christmas on the River
Fri, Dec 3 - Santa Claus in Parkville
Sat, Dec 4 - Breakfast with Santa, 8 - 11 am
Thurs, Dec 9 - Gallery of Trees
Fri, Dec 10 - Jingle Mingle Shop Hop, 5 - 8 pm
Member Announcements
City of Parkville Honored with Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the Sixth Straight Year

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced that the City of Parkville received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the City’s 2021 annual budget. This is the sixth consecutive year the City has received the award for its annual budget. The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting.
In order to receive the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, the City had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as:
·         a policy document
·         a financial plan
·         an operations guide
·         a communications device
To receive the award, a budget document must rate proficient in all four categories, as well as rate proficient in the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories. The program underwent a major overhaul and upgrade in 2021 to respond to and be better aligned with current budget best practices and real-world challenges that local governments face in managing public money. This is the sixth year that the City achieved this award recognition. The first award was received in 2016.
City Administrator Joe Parente said that “Parkville’s budget document clearly articulates to the public how the City proposes to spend their tax dollars. It is a user-friendly document and promotes enhanced transparency in government. I am proud of the commitment of the governing body and City staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting.”
PCEDC Announces New Executive Director

The Platte County Economic Development Council’s (PCEDC) Executive Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Tina Chace as the organization’s next Executive Director. Chace begins her role on January 4, 2022.

“Tina brings significant economic development experience to the position as well as organizational management,” said Dr. Mike Reik, PCEDC Chairman. “We are thrilled that PCEDC found such an excellent candidate from within the region, and we look forward to working with her.”

Chace most recently served as the Director of Business Development for the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council and has experience in every facet of economic development including business recruitment and retention, workforce development, and organizational growth. Her extensive work aided in the creation of the Lee’s Summit Workforce Alliance and implementation of the DiplomaPlus Program in partnership with the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. Chace’s work in Lee’s Summit has contributed to multiple business expansion projects resulting in new capital investment and job creation. She understands the need for relationship building in a membership-based organization which is critical to the economic vitality of PCEDC. 

Chace recently completed the International Economic Development Council's extensive two-year program of study resulting in a certification from the University of Oklahoma in Economic Development. Additionally, Tina has more than twenty years of experience in business administration and marketing across public, private and non-profit sectors.
Parkville Veteran's Memorial

Help our community honor the legacy of our Veterans with the funding of the Parkville Veterans Memorial. Raffle tickets are on sale now for $50/each and can be purchased with cash or check in person at Parkville City HallVFW Post 7356American Legion Post 318 - Parkville, MO, or Patriot Outreach (425 Shawnee St., Leavenworth, KS). Credit card payments can be made here. Please add $3 (for a total of $53) and type "Raffle Ticket" in the notes section before submitting your donation. 

Thank you to our November/December
business renewals!

Parkville Chamber New Members
November 2021

2021 Platinum Sponsor
2021 Silver Sponsor

2021 Chamber Champions

Central Bank of the Midwest
Citizens Bank & Trust
The City of Parkville
FiveStar Lifestyles
Parkville Economic Development Council
Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce
8878 NW 63rd St, Ste 103
Parkville, MO 64152