Make the Most (sales) of December

In Chamber by Saralee Rhoads

Our church adopts families every December, and I’m on the hunt for a hotly contested wish for a teenager. Littles live for Christmas, and the countdown has already begun. It’s a little different for us adults, isn’t it? Sometimes adults get jaded over the whole month-long extravaganza, tired of the lights, tired of the traffic, tired of buying presents. Me? … Read More

A Holiday Reading List

In Chamber by Saralee Rhoads

If you’re like me, you’re looking at some extra downtime during the Thanksgiving holiday, and a good book sounds just about right. If inclement weather hits, and rain is in the forecast, a good read may be in your future. Here’s a couple good books to consider: IoT for Dummies, by Lawrence C. Miller I admit it, I had no … Read More

Workplace Wisdom…Are You an Overthinker?

In Chamber by Saralee Rhoads

“When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.”  Honore de Balzac Are you an over-thinker? Do you make decisions and then get caught in a destructive loop of rethinking and reanalyzing them? Do you over think until the idea just dies an unholy and miserable death? Self-doubt often begins in early childhood when your parents tell you … Read More

Meet the Board

In Chamber by Saralee Rhoads

If you’ve been to Chamber events, you’ve seen her, but how well do you know her? Jacqueline Reed is our current Chairman of the Board, and she offers interesting perspectives on the value of your membership. As an employee of the Mid-Continent Public Library, she joined the Chamber to raise the visibility of the library and its resources. She’s been … Read More

Explore Your Benefits!

In Chamber by Saralee Rhoads

You’re a member of the Chamber…but are you getting the most bang for your buck? If you are a long-time member, perhaps so; but if you are new to the Chamber, you may not be availing yourself of all the perks that complement your business. Many of those benefits are derived from networking with other Chamber members. As a writer, … Read More

Workplace Wisdom

In Chamber by Saralee Rhoads

As a member of the Chamber, you are a visionary, a leader, a business owner. You also are a person who interacts with employees or partners to be sure the work gets done. But what happens when you find yourself surrounded by procrastinators? Research suggests that up to 26% of the population admits to procrastination, and you have to wonder … Read More

Blue Springs Is Growing

In Chamber by Saralee Rhoads

Attending a Chamber luncheon is an eye opening experience. Meet some of the friendliest folks in town and learn valuable information. The October luncheon featured a talk by Tom Cole, Director of Community and Economic Development for the city of Blue Springs. Members got a bird’s eye view of the city’s expansion. You may think the Department of Economic Development … Read More