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  • 02/12/2017 2:42 PM | Emma Toops

    KCAUSA's next event is coming up on Wed, February 22! It will be a Happy Hour and Networking Social with a special emphasis on recognizing various non-profits that are doing great work in the military support community. 

    Our short program will feature Mike Kenny, Executive Director of Warrior's Ascent. Other attending warrior-support non-profit organizations will get a shout-out so guests know who else is at the event. 

    WHENWednesday, February 22, 4:30 - 6:00 PM 

    WHERECoaches Bar and Grill, 414 W. 103rd St, Kansas City, MO

    HOW: Registration is $8 / person. This will pay for soda / coffee and light appetizers. Parking is FREE.  

    PLEASE RSVP AND PAY ON-LINE AT OUR EVENT PAGE at www.kcausa.org/feb2017_happy_hour to help us with  meal planning.

    Join us for networking, appetizers, learn about some great organizations in the military-support community, and meet some great people!

    RSVP on or before February 20 at the above link or to our chapter secretary, Treka Henry at treka.henry@gmail.com.

    Please feel free to share this event announcement to others who may be interested in the program or KCAUSA. 

    Anyone with questions about American Warriors or KCAUSA, please contact Emma Toops at emmatoops@gmail.com.

  • 02/10/2017 3:48 PM | Martin Hess (Administrator)
    Carl Little

    Mark your calendar and RSVP...

    July 24-30, 2017

    Nicklaus Golf Club 

    at LionsGate

    Get social with us!


    You're Invited!

    You are cordially invited to our Second Annual Giving Back Breakfast where we recognize our charity partners and sponsors for joining together to help grow the positive impact Web.com Tour golf has on our community! 

    Friday, March 3rd 

    Museum at PrairieFire

    5801 W. 135th Street, Overland Park

    7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.  Networking & Coffee

    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Presentation & Breakfast

    9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Q&A

    Please RSVP by emailing rsvp@digitalallyopen.org. Feel free to bring a client, co-worker, or potential new sponsor along with you. 

    See you there!

    The Kansas City Crusaders & The Digital Ally Open team

    Digital Ally Open | KC Crusaders | 913.652.6912 | www.digitalallyopen.org
  • 02/08/2017 8:06 PM | David Toops (Administrator)

    While Kansas families are struggling to make ends meet, legislators in Topeka are clamoring for more of our hard-earned money.

    Government spending keeps increasing, so now special interests want Kansans to pay new and higher taxes.

    It is time to say “No more!”

    Let your state legislators know that Kansas families can’t afford more taxes and fees. Tell the legislature to cut spending instead, and not take a larger cut from our paychecks.

    We work hard and live within our means. It’s time for politicians to do the same.

    Reach out now!

  • 02/03/2017 3:20 PM | David Toops (Administrator)

    Stan Buss Stan@FinancialCares.com (913) 538-5375

    Issue Number:    IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2017-02

    Inside This Issue

    IRS Debunks Myths Surrounding Tax Refunds

    As millions of people begin filing their tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers about some basic tips to keep in mind about refunds.

    During the early parts of the tax season, taxpayers are anxious to get details about their refunds. In some social media, this can lead to misunderstandings and speculation about refunds. The IRS offers these tips to keep in mind.

    Myth 1: All Refunds Are Delayed

    While the IRS issues more than 90 percent of federal tax refunds in less than 21 days, some refunds take longer. Recent legislation requires the IRS to hold refunds for tax returns claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) until mid-February. Other returns may require additional review for a variety of reasons and take longer. For example, the IRS, along with its partners in the states and the nation’s tax industry, continue to strengthen security reviews to help protect against identity theft and refund fraud. The IRS encourages taxpayers to file as they normally would.

    Myth 2: Calling the IRS or My Tax Professional Will Provide a Better Refund Date

    Many people mistakenly think that talking to the IRS or calling their tax professional is the best way to find out when they will get their refund. In reality, the best way to check the status of a refund is online through the “Where’s My Refund?” tool at IRS.gov or via the IRS2Go mobile app.

    Taxpayers eager to know when their refund will be arriving should use the "Where's My Refund?" tool rather than calling and waiting on hold or ordering a tax transcript. The IRS updates the status of refunds once a day, usually overnight, so checking more than once a day will not produce new information. “Where’s My Refund?” has the same information available to IRS telephone assistors so there is no need to call unless requested to do so by the refund tool.

    Myth 3: Ordering a Tax Transcript a “Secret Way” to Get a Refund Date

    Ordering a tax transcript will not help taxpayers find out when they will get their refund. The IRS notes that the information on a transcript does not necessarily reflect the amount or timing of a refund. While taxpayers can use a transcript to validate past income and tax filing status for mortgage, student and small business loan applications and to help with tax preparation, they should use “Where’s My Refund?” to check the status of their refund.

    Myth 4: “Where’s My Refund?” Must be Wrong Because There’s No Deposit Date Yet

    The IRS will update “Where's My Refund?” ‎on both IRS.gov and the IRS2Go mobile app with projected deposit dates for early EITC and ACTC refund filers a few days after Feb. 15. Taxpayers claiming EITC or ACTC will not see a refund date on “Where's My Refund?” ‎or through their software package until then. The IRS, tax preparers and tax software will not have additional information on refund dates.

    The IRS cautions taxpayers that these refunds likely will not start arriving in bank accounts or on debit cards until the week of Feb. 27 – if there are no processing issues with the tax return and the taxpayer chose direct deposit. This additional period is due to several factors, including banking and financial systems needing time to process deposits. Taxpayers who have filed early in the filing season, but are claiming EITC or ACTC, should not expect their refund until the week of Feb. 27. The IRS reminds taxpayers that President’s Day weekend may impact when they get their refund since many financial institutions do not process payments on weekends or holidays.

    Myth 5: Delayed Refunds, those Claiming EITC and/or ACTC, will be Delivered on Feb. 15

    By law, the IRS cannot issue refunds before Feb. 15 for any tax return claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC). The IRS must hold the entire refund, not just the part related to the EITC or ACTC. The IRS will begin to release these refunds starting Feb. 15.

    These refunds likely won’t arrive in bank accounts or on debit cards until the week of Feb. 27. This is true as long as there is no additional review of the tax return required and the taxpayer chose direct deposit. Banking and financial systems need time to process deposits, which can take several days.

    See the What to Expect for Refunds in 2017 page and the Refunds FAQs page for more information.

    Taxpayers should keep a copy of their tax return. Beginning in 2017, taxpayers using a software product for the first time may need their Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) amount from their prior-year tax return to verify their identity. Taxpayers can learn more about how to verify their identity and electronically sign tax returns at Validating Your Electronically Filed Tax Return.

    IRS YouTube Videos:

    Share this tip on social media -- IRS Debunks Myths Surrounding Tax Refunds. http://go.usa.gov/x968M#IRS

  • 01/11/2017 10:00 PM | Anonymous

    JANUARY 12, 2017 - TIME: 6:00 - 9:00 P.M.  

    LOCATION:  The Grid at 12022 Blue Valley Pkwy, Overland Park, Kansas 66213

    PURPOSE: Creating Synergy and Efficient Connections for the Military Community and Military-Support Organizations of KC Metro

    AUDIENCE: Military, Prior-Service Military, Veterans, Military Families, and the businesses and organizations that comprise the KC Military-Support Community

    FORMAT: Networking: 6:00 - 6:40 pm; Panel Program: 6:45 - 7:15 pm; Announcements / Give-Aways: 7:15 - 7:30 pm; More networking: 7:30 - 9:00 pm.

    Panelists for the program represent the following organizations:

    Army One Source Community Alliances
    Legal Connections: Military Matters
    Horses & Heroes
    KC Veteran Coalition

    Food sponsor: Firehouse Subs.
    Business Clothing drive for Veterans collected and donated by: KC District Office, Farmers Insurance. 
    Headshots photographer: Micki Cross Photography.

    VLN / TPC is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VLN.TPC. Please visit our page to learn more about VLN / TPC and please LIKE our page!

    The event announcement is at www.facebook.com/events/343515569353133/. PLEASE RSVP your plans for attending! 

    For those not on Facebook, you can RSVP at this on-line event announcement: vlntpc.splashthat.com/


  • 01/11/2017 9:19 AM | Arlene Watkins

    Heritage Computers celebrates 25 years in business (video)

    HCCS, Inc. was honored to present our business to the Prime Linc group at the club today.   We are excited to find more qualified software programmers to join our team.   If you or someone you know are interested in a full-time opportunity in software development, please send your resume to Lacey Lrickert@hccsinc.com.

    Candidates should have some experience in C#, Visual Studio, SQL Server and database technologies.  

    We serve clients in many industries who agree that technology drives their business success.  Let us know how we can help you and your small business!



    Lacey Rickert, Project Manager 

  • 01/09/2017 4:06 PM | Anonymous

    Save the Date:

    Next KCAUSA Breakfast Meeting

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    This month's program will kick-off our 2017 programs theme of TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More. 2016's theme was New Beginnings because the chapter was in transition. This year, we have many new leaders on the team, new program initiatives to implement, new community partners, and we will be successful because Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM).

    Through the year, we will feature a program that introduces one of the community partners that KCAUSA will be teaming with to implement and execute program initiatives that support transitioning military, young professionals, and connecting the military and business communities.

    This month, our special guest is Kevin Jamison, Chief Operating Officer of Veterans Community Project which will be held at Kauffman Foundation Center at 4801 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO

    Please go to our Facebook (www.facebook.com/KCAUSA/) or website (www.kcausa.org) for all event information and to register!

    Hosted By:  American Warriors

    We look forward to seeing you there!

  • 12/20/2016 10:55 AM | Anonymous

    Tom Gorby has been a member of the ACA Business Club since November 2015 and has been actively involved in the People to People team and loves connecting people together. Tom represents Amsoil synthetic lubricants and we highly recommend his products for your automotive needs. You can read more about Tom by visiting his ACA Member Profile

    About Amsoil

    AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil delivers extraordinary lubrication in all types of automotive gasoline engines. Combining the industry-premier synthetic technology with AMSOIL premium additives, AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil exceeds the higher performance demands of modern engines, withstanding the stress of higher horsepower, higher heat and complicated emissions control systems. Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil is engineered to outperform competitive conventional and synthetic motor oils and delivers long-lasting performance and protection for up to 25,000-mile/one-year drain intervals. Learn more at www.ecoflkc.com.

  • 12/15/2016 7:54 AM | Martin Hess (Administrator)

    Ron Durant is a Professional Businessman/Entrepreneur with an extensive background in Marketing, Sales and Sales Management. Ron’s successful career has reached across several industries, Insurance, Travel and Entertainment, Financial Services and The Wholesale Distribution of Consumer Goods. 

    In 2009, Ron left Corporate America to become an entrepreneur as the Founding Member of e-NERTIA Marketing. e-NERTIA Marketing is a Digital Advertising Agency in Blue Springs, Missouri specializing in the Creation and Management of Search Engine, Social Media and Video Online Advertising Campaigns.

    Ron is Google AdWords Certified and since its inception, e-NERTIA Marketing has provided Advertising and Marketing Support for Local, Regional and National Accounts across 11 states and numerous industries.

    e-NERTIA Marketing works across all industries, and as the owner, Ron takes an active role in every project, insuring that each client has the opportunity to benefit from the tremendous potential of Digital Advertising.

    Ron received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elected Studies, with a major in Business Administration, from Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, where he was a member of the Alpha Mu Chapter, Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society.

    Ron is an active member of the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce and served as the chair of the Chamber’s New Member Development Committee in 2013 – 2014. In January of 2013, Ron was honored to be named The Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce’s Connector of the Year for 2012.

    Ron is also a member of ACA Business Club of Lee’s Summit and currently resides in Blue Springs, Missouri.

  • 12/10/2016 2:55 PM | Martin Hess (Administrator)
    How to Communicate. How to Succeed by Sandler Training.
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    From the Sandler Blog...

    Join us for a training session on the first Thursday of each month!

    The purpose of the briefing is to discuss challenges and develop solutions for the obstacles that you face when trying to sell, manage your team, and grow your business. Seating is limited to the first 25.

    Register online to attend!

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