On November 16, 1929 the Raytown Chamber of Commerce was incorporated and over the years has been a driving force within the community. A new building was built in 1988 and still stands at the corner of 59th Street and Raytown Trafficway.
Our boundaries include the 32-square-mile area of the Raytown School District, and beyond. We sit in the heart of the Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan area and serve as a crossroads to many destinations. We are, and will continue to be, a community excited about living, playing or working in this great place we call home. The Raytown Chamber is at the heart of many community activities helping to promote the Raytown area.
In 2021, the Chamber and the Building Foundation dedicated the Raytown Chamber Trailhead along with the building improvements from Phase 1. That same day, Jackson County held the grand opening of the Rock Island Trail. Phase 2 has been completed and in 2023, the outside of the building will be totally remodeled with the help of a Community Project Funding Grant through the federal government.
As the Chamber looks forward to its 100th anniversary, we will continue to be an advocate for the businesses in this community, and our focus is on a successful business future. In today’s world, working hard is not enough.
You need to work smart, looking for the best opportunities to increase your visibility, and maximize your chances for success. That’s where the Chamber fits into your business and marketing plan – membership in the Chamber is one of the wisest investments you will ever make.
The Raytown Chamber provides a number of opportunities for members to network, market their business, socialize and learn.
Annual Chamber Celebration
The Chamber’s annual awards are given out at this event and include Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Chamber Person of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year and Rising Star. This year, the annual Chamber Celebration will be held on January 26, 2023.
Raytown Night at the Mavericks
Come join us for the 13th Annual Raytown Night at the Mavericks. These pro-hockey games are held at the Cable Dahmer Arena and we hope you will come out and join us at this great community night! 2023 date is still to be determined.
Raytown Night at the Royals
The Raytown Chamber hopes to continue their annual tradition with a community night for over 30 years. The Raytown community, Chamber members, employees and their families come out to enjoy America’s pastime and to support the boys in blue. Raytown sits in the backyard of the ball parks and we feel the excitement during the baseball season. The 2023 game date is still to be determined.
The Chamber is proud to sponsor a golf tournament each year. Members and their guests enjoy a day of fun, prizes, team competition, food and networking.
Several years ago, the Chamber partnered with the Raytown Rotary Club to combine efforts to provide a quality event to its participants. Tournament date is May 15, 2023.
The Government Relations Committee meets monthly to allow for Chamber members and guests to be kept up to date on the legislative affairs that effect our community. Chamber Day at the Capitol set for February 28, 2023.
National Trails Day
With Raytown being situated on the Rock Island Trail and the Three Trails – come celebrate with us the first Saturday in June. Details are being finalized at the printing of this publication.
Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Senior Celebration. Date is July 15, 2023.
The first annual “816” Networking event will take place on 08/16/2023.
Visit www.raytownchamber.com and click on events to get updated information on these and other events happening with the Chamber and throughout the community.
The Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism understands that in order to have a strong economic environment you must have a strong community. We are truly blessed in our community to have leaders, business owners, educators and citizens who realize that we all share the responsibility of creating economic success and happiness within our community.
As we continue to adjust to the new normal, the Chamber’s goal is to work toward improving the quality of life for all through the support and commitment of its members, volunteers and committees. The Chamber is proud to sponsor events throughout the year to help support the community.
As the 2023 Chair, I am honored to work alongside our dedicated Board who all share the same vision, business growth and healthy community environment.
In this publication, you will find a categorical, roster and who’s who listing of all Chamber member businesses and organizations at the time of printing. For an up-to-date listing of current members, please visit our website at https://raytownchamber.com. We encourage you to shop and dine locally and help us continue in building success for the Raytown community.
If you are not a member of the Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, please join us today. Your membership will benefit your business and the community. I look forward to working with everyone during my time as Chair.
Patrick Nelson, 2023 Chair of the Board
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