Lee’s Summit briefs

EDC adds job connection

May 17, 2017 

Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce announced 2017 graduates of its leadership class.

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Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council adds job connection

The Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council has launched a job-search site aimed at connecting job seekers to potential Lee’s Summit employers with open positions. The no-fee service features links to employment and internship opportunities and online applications.

The Lee’s Summit EDC launched the initiative to assist local businesses with identifying and hiring qualified, reliable employees, according to Council President and CEO Rick McDowell.

“I would say that workforce development is the No. 1 issue for companies right now,” McDowell said. “Businesses are increasingly concerned that there aren’t enough skilled workers to fill available positions, so this new web portal is another way LSEDC can help our local businesses connect with the local workforce.”

To reach the portal go to: leessummit.org and click on the workforce button. Find a button for “Jobs In Lee’s Summit” on the left side of the page.

The web portal also will be used to promote local hiring events and job fairs. To share a hiring event, email Jessica Hamilton at jhamilton@leessummit.org.

Chamber’s Leadership Lee’s Summit Program holds graduation

The Leadership Lee’s Summit program, sponsored by the Lee’s Summit Chamber, recently graduated 28 students at a luncheon held at Longview Mansion.

The May 9 ceremony featured speeches from Mayor Randy Rhoads, Chairman of the Board Tyler Morehead and class valedictorian Matt Sanning, who congratulated the graduates on their accomplishments.

The students completed nine months of leadership training, community service hours and a class project as part of their requirements.

The graduates: David Adamczyk, KCP&L; Kirby Asplund, Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit/The Asplund Group; Heather Balbi, Ears of Experience; Tyler Barr, Tingle Flooring; David Bell, Lee’s Summit Fire Department; Jodi Bell, Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation; Dan Boles, Commerce Bank; Josh Bryant, Central Bank of the Midwest.

Tina Chace, Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council; Michael Childs, Lee’s Summit Police Department; Michael Dieker, Lee’s Summit Medical Center; Lelsie Fell, Truman Medical Center-Lakewood; Todd Haynes, RBC Wealth Management-Haynes Woodward Group; Melisa Hendren, Summit Pediatric Therapy Corp.; Bridget Herrick, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority; Megan Hughes, Lead Bank; Joseph Hyde, Edward Jones.

Susan Krug, Saint Luke’s East Hospital; Miranda Landstra, City of Lee’s Summit; Mike Maksin, Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit/N2 Publishing; Lauren Moxley Johnson, Tingle Flooring; Cynda Rader, Cynda Sells Realty; Matt Sanning, Lee’s Summit Social Services; Rachel Segobia, Lee’s Summit Sunrise Rotary; Dan Shepard, Oak Road Wealth Management; Jen Steller, Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street; Ashley Walker, ReDiscover; Rachael Watkins, Truman Heartland Community Foundation.

Annual landscape contest seeks entries

Lee’s Summit residents and subdivisions are again asked to enter the annual Landscape Contest sponsored by the Lee’s Summit Beautification Commission.

Entries are due June 10 in any one of these categories: Before and After (requires a “before” photo), Patio/Container, Backyard, Frontyard, Creative Garden, Water Garden, Subdivision Entrance.

Judging will occur the weekend of June 24 and 25, and entrants need not be present. Judging criteria are listed on the application; basically, judges consider whether there has been a successful effort to make the property more beautiful through the use of appropriate plant materials.

Entry forms are available at cityofls.net under the Beautification Commission tab, or at the Parks office near the south entrance to City Hall. Completed entries can be emailed to LSBeautification@gmail.com

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