Chamber News
From Your Executive Director

Welcome to 2023! As usual, a new year brings with it new opportunities, many uncertainties, and no doubt - many changes. One change I want to share with you is my retirement from the Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce! I began this job in November of 2012 and although it has been an amazing 10+ years (which have gone by way too quickly), it is time to pass the baton. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with the best Board of Directors that anyone could hope for, as well as amazing members, more friendships than I can count, and a renewed love of Parkville and those who work tirelessly to make it the community we love.

I will remain through the Gala on Feb 25th and look forward to my last day on March 10th. I hope that you will join us at the gala this year so I can hug you, thank you for your support, and wish you the best year ever for your business.

The next 2 months will be busy as we get ready for the gala and I will also be training the new interim executive director. The board has hired Gretchen Moran, a consultant, who will be learning my job. I am excited to get to know her better and I'm pretty certain this transition will be fairly seamless as she brings a lot of experience with her. Don't hesitate to stop in to see us and welcome Gretchen to Parkville.

Thank you again for your love and support over the last 10 years. I won't be a stranger to Parkville and I look forward to attending events as a guest and not a worker!! Oh, and Mike is also excited to announce his retirement from his duties as Mr. Executive Director :)

Marsha
Black & White Gala - The Event of the Year
Join us Feb 25th for a night of fun, food, friends,

Upcoming Meetings and Events
Chamber 2022 Awards Lunch
Tues, Jan 17, 11:30 - 1 pm
Main Event
8081 NW Roanridge Rd

Join us for our Awards Lunch as we celebrate our "Best Of" Chamber Award nominees. Following our buffet lunch, we will recognize these businesses for their contributions to the Parkville Area Chamber, and announce the winners.

Nominees are -
2022 Best New Business - Ten and Two Coffee, Premier Martial Arts KC North, & Athletico
2022 Best Small Business - Parkville Frame Gallery, KC Cattle Company, BEM Business Svcs
2022 Best Business - CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Five Star Painting of N Kansas City, Griffis Financial Planning Solutions
2022 Outstanding Community Partner - Platte County Community South - Parkville YMCA, Main Street Parkville Association, Creekside Development

Registration required.
Save the Dates

Wed, Jan 18 - CBC Blood Drive, Parkville City Hall
Sat, Feb 25—Annual Gala, The View at Briarcliff
Mon, Jun 12—Annual Golf Tournament
Sat, Aug 19—5k/10k Chamber River Run
Wed, Sep 6—Croquet Tournament/Social
Nov —Trivia Night
Member Announcements
Kids Night Out
January 14, 2023

Blood Drive, Wed, Jan 18, 12 - 4 PM
Tween Night Out
January 20, 2023
Sign Up at the Welcome Center
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Looking to have more fun this year? Here are 3 great reasons to visit Main Event!

1) MONDAY NIGHT MADNESS
All-you-can-play activities or games are just $12.99 per person after 4 pm on Mondays

2) KIDS EAT FREE TUESDAY
Every Tuesday kids under 12 eat FREE when you buy a menu item for $8.99 or more

3) UNLIMITED FUN EVERY DAY
85+ games and activities to play together

Grab the fam and get ready for some major fun this year!

Parkville Chamber New Members
December

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Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce
8878 NW 63rd St, Ste 103
Parkville, MO 64152
816.587.2700
executivedirector@parkvillechamber.com
www.parkvillechamber.com