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A Movement from the Heartland — 31 Days of Kindness

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I don’t know if you’ve all heard, but there’s this amazing movement happening from the heartland called the 31-Day Kindness Campaign. Many of you know we have a serious mental health crisis happening this year because of the pandemic and creating a ripple of kindness has the power to change that. Read Article
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Member Spotlight: Traders Insurance

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To hear an insurance agency say “we love claims!” might make you a little skeptical. But when you hear the team at Traders Insurance say why they love claims, you can understand why the 46-year-old agency is a 2020 Top Ten Small Business. “We love claims,” said CEO Mark Concannon. “We don’t like the real trauma accidents cause, but we welcome the opportunity to deliver on our promise. It’s our opportunity to shine. We service thousands of claims every month and we constantly look for ways to achieve better, faster resolution of claims.” Read Article
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Your Chamber at Work - October 12, 2020

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FROM THE PRESIDENT AND CEO, JOE REARDON I’ve heard from a lot of people about how they’re ready to see 2020 end. I don’t blame them. Yet despite the challenges of this year, there are so many men and women in our community who showed us acts of leadership, service, conviction, compassion, bravery and more this year. They were the best parts of 2020 and a big reason why KC is unstoppable. Read Article
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Member Spotlight: Prairie Elder Care

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When an elementary school teacher and an RN set out to combine their skills and talents in 2012, they wanted to do something that would help others. Sisters-in-law Mandy Shoemaker and Michala Gibson purchased Elder Care and Transitions Consulting LLC in 2013, a geriatric care management company. As they helped people navigate care for elderly, Mandy and Michala realized there was a need for dementia care that provided something different. They knew they could be different. In 2014, they founded Prairie Elder Care. Read Article
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Member Spotlight: Pro Athlete

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Member News · Small Business Celebration · Business Awards · Case Study

For a company that prides itself on its office culture, physical workspace, and unique employee perks such as an in-house trainer, chef, and even a hair stylist, 2020 Top 10 Small Business Pro Athlete spent a lot of time reflecting on their core values when COVID hit. Founded in a shopping center in 1987, Pro Athlete has evolved into an eCommerce giant that now operates from its own facility in Parkville. Pro Athlete has become a go-to retailer in the area for baseball bats and gloves. Read Article
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KC Parks Melinda Minks Named 2020 World Citizen

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Kansas City, Missouri- KC Parks very own Melinda Minks is the 2020 World Citizen nominated by the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City. This prestigious award has been given for decades to a Kansas City area resident who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to promoting international peace, justice, and community in accord with the spirit of the principles and mission of the United Nations.   Read Article