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November 2007

                Chairman’s Corner                                                Northland Christmas
               Isn’t it funny how every year we are surprised when the           Store NEEDS Paper
               holidays “sneak up” on us? It’s time to order the turkey,
               make family plans, and do some decorating around the                    Towels!
               house. The Chamber is not exempt from this annual
                                                                               Once again this year the
               occurrence and has a lot of activities and opportunities for
you to participate in.                                                         Chamber will be supporting the
                                                                               Northland Christmas Store.
                                                                               This year we have been asked
Each year the Chamber collects a specific item for the Northland
Christmas Store. A few years ago it was grape jelly, last year it was          to collect rolls of paper towels.
macaroni and cheese, and this year it is paper towels. You can drop off        Our goal this year is to collect
your donation at the Chamber offices, or bring them to the November            1,000 or more rolls for
luncheon. In addition to our donation, the Chamber also volunteers at the
                                                                               Northland families.       If you
Northland Christmas Store. If you are interested in participating, let
Tiffany or Amy know. It is very rewarding and only takes a few hours.          would like to donate please
                                                                               drop your paper towels off at
                                                                               the chamber office.        As in
Next on the calendar is our November Holiday Luncheon on the 15th at
the Elks. This is our last official luncheon meeting of the year and is        previous years, this is sure to
always well attended.                                                          be a huge success. Our new
                                                                               address is 6913 N. Cherry St.
December 7th is the Annual Awards and Installation Banquet. This year
it will be held at the KCI Hilton. The evening will be full of good
company, good food and lots of cheer. Scott Wingerson, your 2008
Chairman of the Board, and the 2008 Board of Directors will be installed
at the banquet and the 2007 awards will be presented. If you are
interested in providing a gift basket for the silent auction, please contact
Anita Newsom. Last year over $1,200 was raised at the auction for our
education scholarships.

Here’s to a happy holiday season for everyone!

Best Regards,
Anita Skehen                                                                                What’s Inside
Chairman of the Board                                                                     ● November Events
                                                                                          ● New Members
2007 GACC Board of Directors
                                                 Thank you for renewing your chamber investment!
Executive Committee:
                                             Bank Midwest                              M & I Bank
Anita Skehen, Chairman
 RPT of Kansas City                          Bank of America Mortgage                  St. Pius X High School
James Shevling, Immediate Past Chair         Climate Control Heating & Cooling         Stallings-Hittner Financial Services
Scott Wingerson, Chair-Elect &               Farm & Home Builders                      Tiffany Greens Golf Resort
VP of Education
 City of Gladstone
                                             Knights of Columbus - Tri-County          True Busy for You
Tony Conforti, Treasurer                     Krueger & James Insurance                 Vellar Consulting
 Tony Conforti, CPA
                                                                                       Westlake “Ace” Hardware
Dorothy Beckham, VP of Chamber
 Time Warner Cable
Steve Otto, VP of Membership                  Welcome New Members
 Creative Communications Thru Storytelling
                                                       Remax Revolution
                                                                                                Ribbon Cuttings
Anita Newsom, VP of Special Events
Michael Ryan, VP of Legislation                          Lyn Cheek
 A.G. Edwards & Sons
                                                    2850 Kendallwood Parkway
                                                       Gladstone, MO 64119
Bob Baier
 Antioch Bible Baptist Church                             P 816-414-3222
Michelle Barone                                           F 816-455-8612
 On A Wing And A Prayer                                                                          November 1, 2007 4:00 p.m.
Larry Harris
 Jack Miller Chrysler Jeep                                                                    Clay County Public Health Center
Cynthia Hopper                                                                                  800 Haines Drive, Liberty, MO
 Commerce Bank
Kathy Briggs                                                                                    in the Oakwood Business Park
 First Bank of Missouri
Larry Janacaro
 Lawson Bank
Dr. David Stewart
North Kansas City Schools

Bill Arbuckle
Keller Williams Northland Partners Realty                                                        November 8, 2007 4:00 p.m.
Hobart Mason
 North Kansas City Beverage
Bruce Cramer                                                                                   6410 N. Prospect, Gladstone, MO
 Smith Barney                                The October Business After Hours was
Kellie Eisenhauer                            hosted by On A Wing And A Prayer. Owner
 Mary Kay Cosmetics                          Michelle Barone and Councilman Wayne
Staff:                                       Beer chat over pizza.
Amy Harlin, President
Tiffany Nigro, Director of
         Membership Services
                                              After Hours and Beyond                        Membership Luncheon
                                                After Hours networking                     Membership luncheon is November 15
       The Gladstone Area                        will be November 7 at                         The Northland Elks Lodge
     Chamber of Commerce
        6913 N. Cherry St.
                                                Mary Kay Training Center                    Sponsored by Tony Conforti, CPA
       Gladstone, MO 64118                          Hosted by Kellie Eisenhauer
           816-436-4523                        6600A Royal St., Pleasant Valley           Holiday Luncheon with Entertainment
        Fax: 816-436-4352
          Email Address:                                  5-6:30                          Networking begins at 11:15 followed by
  Website:                        Sponsored by                                  lunch at 11:30
         Business Hours:                        A.G. Edwards, Michael Ryan                    The cost is $15 for members
 Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm                                                                $20 for Non- members.
                                               Thank you!
    Special Thanks to all of the City of Gladstone Employees that were so essential and helpful in
                                   making Gladfest 28 a big success!
               Thanks also to the dozens of Volunteers that make Gladfest possible!
               Exclusive Event Sponsors                                                                      Major
                       Brass Rail                                                               Climate Control Heating & Cooling
                    Commerce Bank                                                                     Delaney Photography
           Community America Credit Union                                                       Faubion United Methodist Church
              Cripple Creek Rock Company                                                                Gladstone Dodge
                 First Bank of Missouri                                                                       Pepsi
              North Kansas City Beverage                                                                  Sun Tribune
Northwest Missouri State University - Kansas City Center                                                 Van Chevrolet
                Worth Harley-Davidson                                    Merit                           Zuva Marketing

                                                              Antioch Bible Baptist Church
                                                           Gladstone Hy-Vee Food & Drug Store                    BankLiberty
                                                               Kansas City Power & Light                        Bank Midwest
                                                               North Kansas City Hospital                      Bank of the West
                                                                       UMB Bank                              FASTSIGNS KC North
                                                                                                             Fries Lawn & Leisure
                                                                                                                 Lawson Bank
                                                                                                         Northland National Bank

            Cochran Head Vick & Co, P.A.
                  Cruise Connection
           Charles F. Curry Real Estate Co.
    Gladstone City councilman Wayne & Judy Beer
                 Logan & Associates
                My Flowers By Keefer
   Your Home Consulting Team-Paul & Anita Skehen
                   Jim & Mary Roy
                     Union Bank

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                                                      Foundation Members

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     November 2007
     Mon        Tue                 Wed              Thu               Fri
                                                1                 2
                                                4:00 pm
                                                Cutting, Clay
                                                County Public
5          6                   7                8 8:30 am         9
           4:00 pm             5-6:30 pm        Board Meeting,
                               Business After   Chamber Office
           Annual Banquet                       4:00 pm
           Meeting,            Hours, Mary
                                                Ribbon Cutting,
           Chamber Office      Kay Training     BankLiberty,
                               Center           Antioch Branch
12         13                  14               15                16
                                                11:30 am
                                                Northland Elks

19         20                  21               22                23
           6:00 pm Mayor’s                      Thanksgiving
           Christmas Tree                       Office Closed     Office Closed
           Bank of Missouri,
           Antioch location

26         27                  28               29                30

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