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  • 07/17/2017 7:10 PM | ACA Support (Administrator)


  • 06/15/2017 8:54 PM | ACA Support (Administrator)

    TAKE A BRIEF SURVEY>

    We appreciate everyone who attended Time to Thrive, as well as all the businesses/vendors represented (see below). Please take a moment to complete our brief survey about your experience. 

    Thank you to ACA Focused for Business for partnering with INFG to make this a successful event! If you would like more information about ACA Business Club and how to connect your business with their network, find out more at www.acanetwork.org. 

    Stay connected with Kaye Carter through her website www.exceedinglife.com. And here's the video she wanted to share in conclusion: https://youtu.be/lFIIMEe2Ht0. 

    Also, thank you to Crown Pointe Church for the use of their facilities and assistance with audio/video. 

    We are blessed indeed!

    -INFG family

    Thank you to our vendors for supporting 
    If Not For Grace Ministries and Time to Thrive!

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    If Not For Grace Ministries

    5950 NE Lakewood Way

    Lee's Summit, MO 64064

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  • 06/15/2017 7:34 PM | ACA Support (Administrator)


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    Issue Number:    IR-2017-107

    Inside This Issue

    IRS Warns of New Phone Scam Involving Bogus Certified Letters; Reminds People to Remain Vigilant Against Scams, Schemes this Summer

    IRS YouTube Videos:

    WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today warned people to beware of a new scam linked to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), where fraudsters call to demand an immediate tax payment through a prepaid debit card. This scam is being reported across the country, so taxpayers should be alert to the details.

    In the latest twist, the scammer claims to be from the IRS and tells the victim about two certified letters purportedly sent to the taxpayer in the mail but returned as undeliverable. The scam artist then threatens arrest if a payment is not made through a prepaid debit card. The scammer also tells the victim that the card is linked to the EFTPS system when, in fact, it is entirely controlled by the scammer. The victim is also warned not to contact their tax preparer, an attorney or their local IRS office until after the tax payment is made.

    “This is a new twist to an old scam,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “Just because tax season is over, scams and schemes do not take the summer off. People should stay vigilant against IRS impersonation scams. People should remember that the first contact they receive from IRS will not be through a random, threatening phone call.”

    EFTPS is an automated system for paying federal taxes electronically using the Internet or by phone using the EFTPS Voice Response System. EFTPS is offered free by the U.S. Department of Treasury and does not require the purchase of a prepaid debit card. Since EFTPS is an automated system, taxpayers won’t receive a call from the IRS. In addition, taxpayers have several options for paying a real tax bill and are not required to use a specific one.

    Tell Tale Signs of a Scam:

    The IRS (and its authorized private collection agencies) will never:

    • Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. The IRS does not use these methods for tax payments. Generally, the IRS will first mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes. All tax payments should only be made payable to the U.S. Treasury and checks should never be made payable to third parties.
    • Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have the taxpayer arrested for not paying.
    • Demand that taxes be paid without giving the taxpayer the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed.
    • Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

    For anyone who doesn’t owe taxes and has no reason to think they do:

    For anyone who owes tax or thinks they do:

    The IRS does not use email, text messages or social media to discuss personal tax issues, such as those involving bills or refunds. For more information, visit the “Tax Scams and Consumer Alerts” page on IRS.gov. Additional information about tax scams is available on IRS social media sites, including YouTube videos.



  • 05/31/2017 9:24 AM | Phyllis Cronbaugh

    On June 9th, 7:30-8:30 am, KC Networking Group (KCNG) will host their 2nd quarter Business Workshop with a discussion of Steve Gordon’s Referral Kit and how to create one, and then how to use one to begin your quest for unstoppable referrals. 

    The source for the workshop comes from Unstoppable Referrals: 10X Referrals – Half the Effort and is a great book by Steve Gordon, editor of The Unstoppable CEO – The Leadership Journal for Growing Firms. 

    Phyllis Cronbaugh, Realtor® with Keller Williams Diamond Partners, will lead the workshop and demonstrate a referral kit that she created in a recent writing class and show how it is different from other marketing techniques. 

    KCNG meets at Pegah’s Restaurant in their private room at 12122 W 87th St, Lenexa, KS 66215 (just a couple blocks west of I-35 on 87th St). Join the workshop as my guest on June 9th. If you would like breakfast, come between 7:00-7:15. The workshop will start at 7:30 and end by 8:30 am. RSVP if you are attending and not a member of KCNG, so we have handouts for everyone. 

    Phyllis Cronbaugh

     


  • 05/26/2017 11:47 AM | Lori Driggs

    "Time to Thrive" sponsored by ACA Focused on Business Team in LS & INFG

    Invite employees, co-workers, friends, family to attend

    Thursday, June 8th from 3-6 pm

    Crown Pointe Church in Lee's Summit

    Program-4-5:15 pm

    Networking/Vendor opportunity from 3-4 and 5-6

    Check out Kaye Carter, speaker, at www.exceedinglife.com

    Register at www.infg.org/timetothrive for vendors or attendees

    Tickets $25 and $35 at the door. Vendor tables $75 (one free ticket)

    Buy 4 tickets, get (1) free!

    Proceeds benefit If Not For Grace Ministries (INFG)


  • 05/21/2017 8:31 AM | Phyllis Cronbaugh

    FREE Business Workshop
    Unstoppable Referral Kit

    On June 9th, 7:30-8:30 am, KC Networking Group (KCNG) will host their 2nd quarter Business Workshop with a discussion of Steve Gordon’s Unstoppable Referral Kit and how to create one, and then how to use one to begin your quest for unstoppable referrals.

    The source for the workshop comes from Unstoppable Referrals: 10X Referrals – Half the Effort and is a great book by Steve Gordon, editor of The Unstoppable CEO – The Leadership Journal for Growing Firms. 

    Phyllis Cronbaugh, Realtor® with Keller Williams Diamond Partners, will lead the workshop and demonstrate a referral kit that she created in a recent writing class and show how it is different from other marketing techniques. 

    KCNG meets at Pegah’s Restaurant in their private room at 12122 W 87th St, Lenexa, KS 66215 (just a couple blocks west of I-35 on 87th St). Join the workshop as my guest on June 9th. If you would like breakfast, come between 7:00-7:15. The workshop will start at 7:30 and end by 8:30 am. RSVP if you are attending and not a member of KCNG so we have handouts for everyone.

    Phyllis Cronbaugh, 816-820-5196, pcronbaugh@kw.com 


  • 05/11/2017 10:53 AM | Martin Hess (Administrator)

    The Power of a Grateful Nation to Honor and Celebrate its Fallen Warriors

    Kansas City, Kansas (May 10, 2017) – Kansas City, get ready on Memorial Day 2017 to make a Red, White, and Blue statement that will resonate across the Midwest and have many Americans beaming with patriotic pride.

    On Thursday, May 25th, American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation President Jack Barnes is teaming up with The Home Depot Foundation, Team Depot volunteers, and other service-based helpers to begin placement of 8,000 American flags in several grassy areas on State Avenue near the parking-lot entrance of Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, KS.

    This emotional presentation, available for viewing from Friday, May 26th – Sunday, June 4th, will honor and celebrate our nation’s Fallen Warriors from the start of the Gulf War through the ongoing War on Terror.

    Parking is free. Admission is free. (See attached street map for flag-planting sites).

    KCK is the proposed site of the AFWMF’s National War on Terror National Memorial & Museum that will commemorate the lives of these brave servicemen and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country in the Armed Forces. The mission is straightforward – make this sea of flags a memorable milestone and KCK community-supported salvo towards getting the Memorial & Museum funded, built, and opened to a global audience.

    Retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Barnes: “8,000 American Flags in the ground will be a meaningful visual display and public reminder of those who served to defend our flag, our country, and our freedom. As a Veteran, it is my duty and privilege to lead the public and encourage its support of this very important Memorial Day holiday. Memorial Day is every day for the families of the fallen, as it should be for every American citizen.”

    While the American flags are in the ground for public viewing, Schlitterbahn Waterpark will be hosting its American Heroes Week from Memorial Day Monday, May 29th through Sunday, June 4th. Members of the Military, Police, Firefighters, and EMTs are admitted FREE during this special week as a salute to our troops and public-safety officers. Tickets for spouses and dependent children are available for 50% off the regular General Admission gate price.

    Home Depot Olathe provided AFWMF with grants to purchase 8,000 American flags.

    Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested more than $160 million to improving the lives and homes of U.S military veterans and their families, and along with the help of Team Depot associate-led volunteer forces, has impacted more than 26,700 homes for veterans.

    About the American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation:

    The AFWMF was founded in 2011 and is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit with the altruistic goal of building a National War on Terror Memorial & Museum to celebrate and honor our Fallen Warriors from the Gulf War to present date. A secondary mission is to educate America’s youth about the heroic sacrifices being made for our liberties and freedom. The AFWMF’s goals will be accomplished with the help of patriotic Americans from all walks of life joining forces to make sure this National Memorial & Museum is funded and built and our Fallen Warriors have a suitable and sacred place of remembrance and honor. 

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    AFWMF Contacts:

    Jack Barnes

    jack@afwmf.org

    806-681-1418

    Jim Potoski

    jimwriter12@gmail.com

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    Carl Little

    Director of Business Development

    Datamax KC

    913-752-2256 (direct)

    913-333-7180 (cell)

    CLittle@datamaxkc.com

  • 05/10/2017 11:00 AM | Martin Hess (Administrator)

    With a heavy heart I wanted to inform you that Sean Callahan’s 19-year old son, Sean Callahan Jr., passed away over the weekend. Many of you know Sean who is a fellow Business Club member, an executive with Aureon, and most importantly makes a positive impact on everyone he meets. Thank you for keeping Sean and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

    Visitation will be this Friday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. with a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. It will be held at New Life Community Church in Gardner (17935 S. Moonlight Rd. Gardner, KS  66030)

    In lieu of flowers, they will be accepting donations to The Sean Callahan Memorial Football Scholarship Fund.  An account has been set up at Patriots Bank in Gardner - 104 E Main St, Gardner, KS 66030. Please make checks payable to: The Sean Callahan Memorial Football Scholarship Fund.

    Thank you,

    Martin

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