The Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce provides support geared towards business and professional development to its members through the Power Hour series. This program offers monthly seminars and workshops on topics to encourage business development, advance personal and professional growth, and increase community knowledge. Sessions are held on the third Tuesday of each month, 8:30am, at the Chamber office.

The goals of the Power Hour Series are to:

  • Provide Chamber members with opportunities for practical and up-to-date information and training on topics of interest to businesses.
  • Provide members, who have expertise and services in a particular subject matter, the opportunity to interact with other members and to increase their exposure in the community.
  • Provide “strictly business” focused networking opportunities with businesses.
  • Provide referrals to Chamber members who provide more in-depth education on business topics.

Below are some upcoming Power Hour Series details:

October 23, 2018

How to Create A Successful Internship Program for High School or College Students that will Benefit Your Business

Presented By Cindy R Miller, Columbia College-Kansas City & Andy Mayfield, Assistant Principal at Blue Springs South High School

November 13, 2018

Negotiation Skills

 Presented By Mark Clark, Columbia College- Kansas City

December 18, 2018

Situational Leadership

This presentation will give business owners, managers, or even community leaders the ability to meet employees or organization members on their level, and motivate them according to their individual skills and ability. It’s based on the idea that people are different, and a cookie cutter approach is not always the most effective. The presentation will involve technical information, real life examples, and audience participation to allow attendees to walk away with tangible tools to apply to their field. 

Chris Lievsay earned his associate degree at the Metropolitan Community Colleges, went on to complete his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration at Columbia College, and a Master of Education from WGU-Missouri. Lievsay is an educator who works as adjunct faculty at Columbia College and Park University.  He also substitute teaches for the Blue Springs School District..

He has a wide range of experience and extensive involvement in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the School of Economics, Past Chairman of the Public Safety Citizens Advisory Board, Past President of the Blue Springs Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, and Second Vice-President of the Blue Springs Historical Society. He also is a graduate of the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class, the CJCFPD Citizens Fire Academy, the BSPD Citizens Police Academy, and participates in the Blue Springs Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) program. Outside of Blue Springs, Lievsay is Chair of the Kansas/Missouri Bi-State Commission, a Local Board Member for the US Selective Service System, and on the Board of Directors for Columbia College Alumni Association.

Lievsay was elected to serve on the City Council for District 2 in 2010 in Blue Springs, where he lives with his wife, Grace. They have two young children, Benjamin and Emily.


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