Make your destination: Character

September 20, 2013 

The Lee’s Summit CARES Community of Character Business Sector is proud to present Destination: Character, Greater Kansas City’s first character conference. The event is scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct.10 at the historic Longview Mansion in Lee’s Summit. This unique event will include three guest speakers, lunch, a vendor showcase and a networking reception. Businesses, civic organizations, community groups, schools, families and individuals will each benefit by attending Destination: Character where the focus of the conference is to help attendees realize the possibilities of infusing good character in all aspects of life: home, work, and community. 


Guest speakers for Destination: Character are Les Norman, radio host and former Royals player, Joel Nichols, favorite on air personality at KMBC-TV 9 and SuEllen Fried, well-known author and founder of Bully Safe USA.

“Each of these dynamic speakers will inspire you with their personal and at times, humorous take on good character,” Lee’s Summit CARES Director, Roby Little said. “Each attendee will leave with the tools necessary to put into practice good character in their daily lives, whether it be at home or work.”


Sponsors include COMBAT, Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Saint Luke’s East Hospital and Steppin’ Out – The Studio. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and range from an $800 Luncheon Sponsor to $50 Donor Sponsors. A limited number of vendor booths are also available for $100. If your business or organization is interested in sponsoring this special event contact Phyllis Balagna at 816-729-5772.


Individual seats are $75 and tables of eight are only $525. Seats are limited so register today. For more information about Destination: Character visit or call 816-347-3298.


Lee’s Summit CARES, a local nonprofit organization that works to direct, support and actively coordinate efforts of the community to significantly reduce substance abuse, promote youth safety and thereby improve the health and well-being of the community.

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