Letter from the 
Creative Director

August, to me, signifies the end of summer and squeezing in last minute plans. The relaxed schedule of summertime is coming to a close, and what starts to sink in is the realization that hectic mornings of rushing out the door to get all four of my kids to school is in my near future. It’s a time for new…

Lee’s Summit Cares

Talented kids locally competed in Got Talent on June 11th at The Lee's Summit High School to benefit Lee's Summit CARES. Lee's Summit CARES is a non-profit community coalition dedicated to preventing youth substance abuse and violence. The competition awarded the grand prize winner a $5000 scholarship. This award was presented to 16 year old Savannah Purkey of Oak Grove…

Nancy Bruns’ retirement roast

Hundreds of Chamber members and community members came out to honor Nancy Bruns at a beach-themed Retirement Roast on June 21 at The Aspen Room at The Stanley, in downtown Lee’s Summit. Bruns was president of the Lee’s Summit Chamber for 16 years, and led the organization to many great successes. Best wishes to her in her retirement!

Edward Jones Day at the K

Over 8000 Edward Jones clients enjoyed The Royals baseball game with Jack Stack BBQ, a Royals - Edward Jones ball cap. Edward Jones Days at the K is a 2 day event that allows our financial advisors to invite their clients to thank them for their business 182 Edward Jones financial advisors from the KC area participated in this spectacular…

Marian Hope Bunco Bags & Bling

Marian Hope is a local non-profit organization that provides education and therapy to children in the KC community. 
We recently hosted a fundraising event, "Bunco, Bags, & Bling" at the Stanley in Lee's Summit.

Chamber Golf Classic

The 2016 Lee’s Summit Chamber Golf Classic was held June 23 at WinterStone Golf Course. Thirty-six teams networked and competed on the course, with Lee’s Summit Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep’s team finishing at the top spot. The afternoon featured several contest and specialty holes, as well as an awards luncheon.

Around Town

Join Lee's Summit artist, Katie Carruthers for her Solo Show, Ruse and Reality, at Vulpes Bastille during First Friday, September 02, 2016. The gallery is located downtown KC, at 1737 Locust Street. The show will feature her interdisciplinary works including paintings, installation and fibers. Selected works highlight the artist's connection to nature and current focus revolving around authenticity and its…

Barb Cosgrove Lamps

When visual artist and Lake Lotawana resident Barbara Cosgrove sought to expand her audience beyond a limited number of patrons purchasing her original paintings, she decided to transition to designing lamps which she viewed as sculpture – art that could be designed, manufactured and readily accessible to anyone.

Big Slick

Once in a great while, maybe even once in a lifetime, we can have the sense that we are touching something truly remarkable and truly good. Many in the Metro Area know that Big Slick is a fundraiser for Children’s Mercy Hospital and that celebrities, David Koechner, Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Eric Stonestreet and Jason Sudeikis who call KC home,…


Jim Ware, a local Lee’s Summit artist, has been fine tuning his art style for the last 10 years. He is active in the art community. He has appeared on multiple local television programs, participated in many juried art shows in the greater Kansas City area including a one-man show last year. His paintings have also appeared on local magazine…

Your Legacy 
is in 
Your Hands

Unless you keep close track of obscure holidays and observances, you probably didn’t know that August is “What Will Be Your Legacy? Month.” Still, you might want to use this particular month as a useful reminder to take action on what could be one of your most important financial goals: leaving a meaningful legacy. A legacy isn’t simply a document…

Second Nature 
Outdoor Living 
and Landscape

When they moved to the country eight years ago, Todd and Susan Sexton knew that their longtime home of Lee’s Summit would continue to be an important part of their lives. With two successful businesses there, Lee’s Summit is where they continued to do the majority of their shopping and dining.

Katy Guillen and the Girls

Music often changes its sound from decade-to-decade, but when Rock and Roll came onto the scene in the 1950’s, it would make its way into our hearts forever. Rock and Roll wasn’t just a genre of music. It was an outlet with lyrics more suggestive and politically charged than other genres, and people couldn’t get enough of it. It became…