Raymore Chamber of Commerce Names the Business and Person of the Year

At the first meeting of the Chamber of Commerce in 2015, Janelle Biernbaum introduced herself as the new President of the Chamber and informed the Chamber members that Matt Hocker had stepped down from his position as President due to family obligations. She announced that the Chamber is celebrating its 40th anniversary of its mission to enhance and sustain the economic environment and quality of life in our community.
Barbara Long was recognized for her “exemplary record of support and service to the City of Raymore and the Raymore Chamber of Commerce.” She served on the Mayor’s Economic Development Team as well as the Fall Festival Committee. “She always demonstrates a positive attitude, a calm and professional demeanor, and has been a tremendous asset to the Chamber and her employer, the Community Bank of Raymore,” said Biernbaum.
Long has been an active supporter of the Ray-Pec School District including the Pumpkin Auction and by helping provide meals for athletes before games. She chaired the Chamber’s Craft Fair where funds were raised for the Mayor’s Food Drive. She also assisted the Chamber in its annual Day at the K, annual Golf Tournament, monthly chamber luncheons and served in the past on the executive board of the Chamber as secretary and as treasurer. “She has served the Chamber faithfully. [As] our 2014 Chamber Person of the Year, she exemplifies commitment not only to the Chamber, but also to our schools and our community,” said Biernbaum.
Foxwood Springs was named the Raymore Chamber of Commerce Business of the year and was recognized for its commitment to not only the Raymore Chamber of Commerce but to the entire community. Annually Foxwood Springs raises between $6,000 and $10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. They have sponsored the Cass Community Health Foundation’s Walk-for-Health. They have also partnered with Belton Regional for the Health Fairs and the Go Red for Women Ladies Night Out. “[This business] has been an immense asset to our entire region and has been for the past 37 years,” acknowledged Biernbaum. Congratulations to the staff and residents of Foxwood Springs.


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