Welcome to the Plattsburg Chamber of Commerce

Residents and businesses have known all along what makes Plattsburg special: it's more than just the casual stroll through the historic "roots" of the town or the quaint shops along Main Street.  It's the people who make this town unique, warm and inviting, welcoming you into their businesses and homes, as well as their hearts.    

Working hand in hand with the people of this City is what has made all of our community events and activities possible.  Without the help and cooperation of so many individuals and volunteers, the Chamber could not achieve any of its goals. 

As an organization, we have truly been blessed to work with some of Plattsburg's most outstanding leaders and true innovators. 

This City is fortunate to have a such a wide "pool" of talented people living within its boundaries, along with so many diverse interests and areas of expertise.  One look at the Fall Festival, the 4th of July Celebration, Plattsburg's Community Christmas or the Homes or Church Tours, to name just a few, and you'll see evidence of each committee's passion, dedication, hard work and skills.  

Working together, we can continue to make Plattsburg a happy, strong, thriving, environment!

This Chamber is organized for the purpose of advancing the economic, industrial, professional, cultural, and civic welfare of Plattsburg, Missouri; to encourage growth of existing industries and businesses while giving all proper assistance to any firms or individuals seeking to locate in Plattsburg; & to support all these activities believed to be beneficial to the community and area.
-Chamber Mission Statement
 

Monthly Membership Lunch Meetings 

The Courtside Restaurant
206 N Main
816-539-2509

Monthly membership lunch meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at noon at The Courtside Restaurant.  Quarterly, the membership meets for breakfast instead of lunch (January, April, July & October) at 8:00 a.m.  Lunch and breakfast meetings are $10 per person

A monthly reminder will be sent to you via e-mail asking if you will be attending the lunch or breakfast meeting, which also allows the host to know how much food to prepare. If you answered "yes" to attending the meeting but fail to appear, you will still be required to pay the $10 lunch or breakfast fee unless you can find someone to attend in your place..

 

Board Members 2017-2018 Term

President: Sandra Utz

Vice-President: Donna Magness

Secretary: Cindy Fulk

Treasurer: Josh Walker

 

The Board Members are elected for three-year terms. The term begins with the fiscal year, July 1st, and ends on June 30th. Four new members are elected each year. The year given below denotes the year the term expires. (Please consult the revised 1997 chamber by-laws for specific instructions on election procedures.)

Board members meet the last Tuesday of each month in City Hall at 7:30 a.m.

2020 2018 2019
Wade Wilken Jr. Sandra Utz Beckie Boyle

Sherrri Shatto

Donna Magness Sandy Stegall

Brandi Kellam

Don Talley Douglas Goode
Josh Walker Vickie Kilgore Diane Burnich

 

Monthly meetings are held each month in order to socialize and network with other businesses and volunteers within the community.   
 

A full meal is served, and a "program" follows a brief business meeting.
Location
Courtside Restaurant 
206 N. Main St. 
Plattsburg, MO 64477 
816-539-2509
Cost
 Cost is $10 per person.  Reservations required in advance. (Respond to Mickey Streeter at 816-539-2148.)
Audience

The number of people in attendance varies each month, but consistently averages 25-35 business people and community volunteers.

Length

Monthly meetings generally last one hour.

Sample Agenda
Noon   Lunch begins
12:25 p.m.  General business meeting begins: approval of minutes & treasurer’s reports, announcements, drawing for Business Spotlight of the Month (appearing on the web and in the newsletter), door prize drawing
12:40 p.m. Speaker/program is introduced
1:00 p.m. Meeting is adjourned

Schedule

Jan Breakfast meeting at 8:00 a.m.
 Feb, March Lunch meeting at Noon
April Breakfast meeting at 8:00 a.m.
May, June Lunch meeting at Noon
July Breakfast meeting at 8:00 a.m.
Aug, Sept Lunch meeting at Noon
Oct Breakfast meeting at 8:00 a.m.
Nov Lunch meeting at Noon
Dec Christmas party at Noon

The Plattsburg Chamber strives to partner with community individuals, organizations, businesses and volunteers in order to create a thriving, growing, and enjoyable environment for the town and those who live in it.  

Events

In order to recognize the hard work of community volunteers, teachers and other individuals within various organizations, the Chamber holds an annual Recognition and Awards Banquet each spring. Without these volunteers, none of the following events would be possible.

Watermelon, ice-cream, and water are just a few of the 4th of July refreshments Chamber volunteers have provided and handed out for free to the community before the big fireworks display. 

The Fall Festival, one of Plattsburg's biggest events, was originally under the Chamber umbrella but over the years it has grown to be its own committee and organization.  At present, Chamber members still help volunteer for, advertise and promote many of the events, including sponsorship of the Silent Auction, and selecting Plattsburg's "Person of the Year."

For the convenience of our visitors and townspeople during the city-wide garage sales event, the Chamber organizes and provides a free list and location map of all the sales, which is displayed on the web and distributed throughout the town at various locations. 

When it comes to Christmas, the Chamber is fortunate to have many big lovers of the Christmas season in its midst. Back in 2007, the Chamber brought back one of its old traditions by having Santa come to town so children could have their picture taken with him. The pictures and other activities provided were completely free. Through the efforts of the Chamber, the event has continued to grow each year and now includes a full day of festivities, along with a home and business decorating contest.

The Chamber's volunteers work tirelessly throughout the year doing many tasks and these examples are just a few of the ways the Chamber is at work for the community. Without our members and volunteers, none of these things would be possible. 

Support

Not only does the Chamber give of its time, but when possible it donates money to other organizations to show their community support. The Summer Reading Program, Plattsburg's High School Prom committee, and the Civil War Battle of Plattsburg were just a few recipients of the Chamber's generosity.  

Plattsburg's Tour of Churches and Fall Festival are among the many organizations that benefit from the Chamber's effort in advertising; while the Pony Express (in St. Joseph) and the Highway 36 Project are organizations the Chamber supports and belongs to as members.  

Members 

For members, the Chamber works hard to keep the lines of communication open.  There are many benefits to being a Chamber member, such as the monthly luncheon meetings  (including 4 quarterly breakfasts), and The Chamber Exchange (a monthly newsletter), which features a different business once a month, to name just a few. The business features are included both on the website and in the newsletter.

New Businesses

New businesses in town can look forward to the Chamber's Ribbon Cutting ceremony, as well as their picture in The Leader, Plattsburg's local newspaper. 

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