Coalition meets in Peculiar

bbashioum@demo-mo.comApril 19, 2013 

Members of area chambers dined at City Hall in Peculiar for the April Cass County Coalition of Chambers meeting April 11.

Kay Stanbarger, vice president of the CCCC, presided over the meeting.

The luncheon began with Peculiar Chief of Police Harry Gurin presenting two short, informational films about what to do active shooter situations in restaurants and in the workplace.

Chamber reports:

Harrisonville Chamber Program Director Sara Craig made note that the chamber is celebrating the opening of America’s Car Mart in Harrisonville on Friday, May 3.

Bob White said that the Pleasant Hill Chamber is getting ready for their annual golf tournament to be held on Tuesday, May 7.

The Pleasant Hill Chamber also is inviting the public to an adult education program, “Start your own business.” The class will meet April 22, 23 and 24 at the Pleasant Hill High School library.

Lynnda Roberts shared that the Raymore Chamber is getting ready for their annual “Raymore Day at the K” on Sunday, April 28. The Kansas City Royals will take on the Cleveland Indians at 1:10 p.m. For more information, or to order tickets, community members should contact the Raymore Chamber office at 1000 W. Foxwood Dr., or by calling 816-322-0599.

Belton Chamber’s Stranbarger said they will hold their annual Joint Chamber Luncheon meeting in Raymore at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23 at Gregory’s Event Space.

Belton is also still looking for sponsors and players for the Chamber’s golf tournament Friday, May 10 at Eagles Landing Golf Course. For more information, individuals or businesses should contact Stanbarger at 816-331-2420 or Jeff Fletcher at 816-223-8731.

City reports:

Peculiar Board of Alderman Holly Stark announced that the city will be holding an informational meeting on the 211th Street interchange with the Missouri Department of Transportation at Shull Elementary at 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 9.

Harrisonville Economic Development Manager Jim Clarke said his city is gearing up to present a new website in early June.

Clarke also announced that the city is gaining a new restaurant. Golden Goose Cafe is expected to open in early May.

Pleasant Hill Bob White said his city is in anticipation of a new bookstore that will soon be opening downtown.

Raymore Mayor Peter Kerckhoff shared with the coalition that the new Sam’s Club is making progress. Kerckhoff also mentioned that Golden Corral will be moving into the city’s Galleria area.

Jeff Davis introduced himself as the new Belton mayor during the meeting. He said progress is being made on Main Street in bringing new businesses to the area.

County reports:

Commissioner Luke Scavuzzo said 225 Cass County bridges are currently being inspected by the state.

Melissa Freeman, with the Cass County Corporation of Economic Development, announced that the next CCCED membership meeting is Thursday, April 25.

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