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 July 2021, the Raytown 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.

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 plan –  membership in the Chamber is one of the wisest investments you will ever make.

 

 

About the Chamber - Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism

Welcome

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On November 16, 1929 the Raytown  Chamber of Commerce was incorporated. Over the years the Chamber expanded its   boundaries and updated its mission       statements and purposes. A new building, totally funded by a capital campaign, was erected at its current site on the corner of 59th and Raytown Trafficway in 1988.

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 city of  Raytown.

2019 was a milestone year for the Raytown Chamber with an update to our logo and the addition of tourism to the Chamber’s name.  The Building Foundation will remodel the building with an emphasis on the outside to reflect the addition of the Rock Island Trail through the front area of the property.  A plaza area will allow for those utilizing the trail a place to rest, hydrate and get  information about Raytown.

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 plan –  membership in the Chamber is one of the wisest investments you will ever make.

 



Chamber Events

Chamber Events

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 27, 2022.

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!  The 2022 game date is February 26, 2022.

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 2022 game date is still to be determined.

Golf Tournament

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.  This year’s tournament date and location are still to be determined.

Legislative Impact

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.

Senior Celebration

Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual  Senior Celebration. July 16, 2022 at Knights of Columbus Hall. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raytown’s Festival of the Trails

The 2nd annual Raytown’s Festival of the Trails will be held on September 10, 2022. This event will be held at various locations around town by a committee made up of various organizations and businesses    throughout the City.

 



Letter from the Chair

As Yogi Berra said, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.”  Having been the Chair in 2012 and now again 10 years later, I am sure much will be the same.

Such as Raytown and the Raytown School District is a wonderful place for a business or family to grow.  Opportunities are abundant in this first tier suburb, located so close to everything.  Whether its ball parks, football, the zoo, or Starlight Theater, we are just minutes away.  A city that takes pride in its diversity, community, schools, and fellowship, some things are the same.

But we have a new (er) name, the Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. With the beautiful Rock Island Trail crossing our city, Historic Rice Tremonti Home, Santa Fe, Oregon, and California trails, many vibrant parks and don’t forget Crane Brewing, we certainly have a great start for a tourism destination.

But our Mission statement is the same, “The Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism supports our business community to enhance the quality of life for our citizens.”

Every year the Chamber refers hundreds of callers from businesses, citizens and    visitors to their members and only their members.  Chamber members have many networking opportunities available to them.  At monthly luncheons and morning    coffees a relaxed atmosphere is created to meet your customers and clients.  Community events, golf tournaments, mega office parties, ribbon cutting ceremonies and more often an opportunity for every member to expand their business network and visibility.

The Chamber Government Relations and Advocacy committee helps give the  Chamber business a voice in state, local and school district governments.  Monitoring what is going on in these areas helps guide our local businesses to new opportunities while keeping members abreast of breaking news in the community.  Chamber members also have access to business resources, economic data census information and demographics of the Raytown School district area.

If your business could be helped by providing a positive visible impact in the community, networking with fellow businesses and using all the resources that the Chamber offers, then belonging to the area’s leading member-driven, non-profit, business organization, the Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce is a perfect fit for you and your business.

I encourage you to keep this directory handy and use it to help support your fellow Chamber members.  If you cannot find what you are looking for in this directory let us know and we will reach out to that business to join our successful members and    include them in next years’ opportunity-filled directory.

Please take advantage of everything the Chamber has to offer!

Pat Ertz, Chair of the Board

Public Water Supply District #2

 



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