Networking Events provide opportunities to cultivate business relationships and network with the area’s most successful people. Check the calendar of events to see what’s coming up! If you have any questions about networking events, give us a call at 913-888-1414. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for most chamber events.
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ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
The Annual Dinner celebrates our honorees and provides over 300 guests with an elegant evening including a cocktail reception, 4-course gourmet dinner, and silent auction.
AM LIVES AND BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
AM Lives and Business After Hours events are great marketing tools for the hosts and present excellent networking opportunities for members.
Hosting one of these events allows you to showcase your company’s business environment and the products and services you offer. Event hosts may invite their customers, vendors and suppliers and provide either continental breakfast for a morning event or hors d’oeuvres for an after hours event.
AM Lives are held from 8 to 9 a.m.
Business After Hours are held from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
The Lenexa Chamber holds luncheons throughout the year featuring a variety of speakers for a quality networking experience. Luncheon sponsors are given time to speak to the group from the podium and the opportunity to provide company literature and information.
Special luncheons include the Mayor’s State of the City Address in February and the Leadership Lenexa Graduation luncheon in June. Lenexa partners with other area chambers for the State of the County Address in March as well as luncheons featuring elected officials.
NEW MEMBER BREAKFAST
New members can learn how to take full advantage of their Chamber membership by attending a New Member Breakfast. In addition to new members, new representatives of existing Chamber member companies are encouraged to attend. This gives new members the opportunity to meet the Chamber staff, network with other new members, and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast. The event is held quarterly in February, May, August and November. Sponsorships available.
PROGRESSIVE POWER EVENTS
Progressive Power Events (breakfast, lunch & happy hours) are offered throughout the year providing an opportunity for participants to spend time sharing their professional backgrounds and business goals with three different sets of table mates. A marketing table and time to visit with those not at your table are also provided.
ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC
Annually in September, over 100 players take the course (Falcon Ridge Golf Club) to enjoy a day on the links. With a scramble-style format and innovative theme, the Lenexa Golf Classic is a favorite of Chamber Members and their guests. A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are also available throughout the day – fun guaranteed.
QUICK START BREAKFASTS
Sponsored by Shawnee Mission Health, the quarterly Quick Start Breakfasts are designed to get members in, out and informed! They serve as a quick and convenient way for members to get a brief Chamber update, introduce themselves and their businesses to one another, and enjoy a hot breakfast all before 9 a.m.
BUSINESS BLAST AND TASTE OF THE CHAMBER
The Lenexa Chamber’s premier community networking event! Held in Old Town Lenexa, the business expo features over 50 exhibitors including a number of restaurants and caterers who provide delicious bite-sized samples. The atmosphere is festive and includes music, a beer and wine garden and numerous prize drawings.
Celebrate the end of the day with your fellow Lenexa Chamber members at one of our local member hotels or restaurants! Strictly Socials offer a laid back way to “mix, mingle, relax, network and connect.” Enjoyably informal! Professionally fun!
BROWN BAG LUNCH AND LEARN
The Brown Bag Lunch Summer Series is a program that will encourage members to attend presentations in June, July and August. Lenexa Chamber of Commerce members (free) and guests ($5) are invited to bring their lunch to each session. Topics, presented by Lenexa Chamber members, will consist of various subjects and content.