Letter from the Chair
The Raytown Chamber began serving this community in 1929, much has changed during this period, but one thing hasn’t, the chamber’s commitment to support our business community and desire to enhance the quality of life for our citizens. Working with the Raytown Chamber has allowed me to expand my network of business associates, meet other leaders of the community, and develop friendships with people I might have never met.
As the 2024 Chair of the Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, I want to challenge you to see how you can help inspire others in our community: reach out to your neighbor, go visit that business you’ve never been in, learn about our community.
Every year the Chamber refers hundreds of callers from businesses, citizens and visitors to its members and only to its members. Chamber members have numerous networking opportunities
available to them: monthly luncheons, morning coffees, ribbon cutting ceremonies, a golf tournament, several community events and after hour functions. Each one of these activities is a chance for you to meet our community leaders, create some business opportunities, solve some problems or just have a great time.
Change is never easy but, it can be rather exciting. I’m sure several of our forefathers that walked down the trail past our current chamber building never envisioned the newly renovated building
complete with solar energy lighting while they traveled West What they did see, was a total team effort from people from all walks of life to meet their goals. We have that opportunity too. Soon people
from all over the world will drive, walk, bike or be bused through our community as they come to root their favorite soccer team. It’s time to start our training as we pull for Team Raytown, and as I see it, the Raytown Chamber of Commerce is a great team captain. I feel honored to be apart of this team and I hope you do too.
2024 Chair of the Board
Farmers Insurance – Atkins Insurance
How to Use Your Chamber
The Raytown Chamber works for you. To receive a maximum return on your investment, we encourage you to GET INVOLVED in your Chamber.
Each time you attend a Chamber program you have an opportunity to expand your network and potential customer base. Programs are designed to provide you with the knowledge you need for your business to succeed. Involve yourself in one of the numerous Chamber committees or events to promote your business through networking, marketing, and exhibiting, and increase your knowledge through informative educational seminars.
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 25, 2024.
Raytown Night at the KC Comets
We are excited to have our first community night at the KC Comets. Games are played at Cable Dahmer Arena and the team plays 12 home games November through March. Game date is February 10, 2024.
Raytown Night/Day 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. Game date is June 29, 2024.
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 13, 2024.
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 27, 2024.
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. Watch for updated details on the Chamber’s community calendar.
Mark your calendars for the 11th Annual Senior Celebration. This is a great event celebrating the roots of our community – our seniors. Date is set for July 20, 2024.
816 Day in Raytown Networking
Details for the 816 Day in Raytown will be included in the Chamber’s Community Calendar. The date is set for Friday, August 16, 2024.
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.