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  • 07/08/2016 8:38 AM | Anonymous

    Here's an update on the work being done at the Children’s Home in India.  Pastor Enosh and his wife, Chandra, were in the U.S. for 3 weeks visiting with us in May and now they are back home in India.  We were able to share with many people about the work going on there with the 67 children.  Over the past month, our non-profit has been able to send Enosh $13,500 for the continued work on the children’s home for the 2nd floor construction work, new security walls, several new bathrooms, and a new water tank.

    This leaves a balance of $9,000 left to complete the total construction work.  

    I just started planning my travel arrangements for my next India trip in late September and my goal is to have this work completed well before I get there.  Pastor Enosh is expecting up to 30 more children coming into the home very soon, so the construction work getting completed is an immediate, urgent need.  

    If you would like to help us complete this work, you can donate on our website at this link: 


    Payment can be made online through Paypal, or by mailing a check to: ThunderZoll, Inc., 8728 Oak Manor Road, Lenexa, KS  66227.  

    All donations are tax-deductible and will go towards the India construction work until it is completed.  Any additional funds beyond that will go towards the purchase of a mini-bus for the children’s home transportation needs.  

    Thank you!


  • 07/07/2016 8:50 PM | Anonymous


  • 07/01/2016 9:26 AM | Sean Callahan

    Hello all,

    Please check out my most recent LinkedIn articles:

    Let me know what you think.  Also, if you find them worthy, please share with your connections in LinkedIn.

    Thank you and God bless.

  • 06/25/2016 7:45 AM | Anonymous

    Randy's Lawn Service has just launched an ecommerce site. You can access the site by visiting randyslawnservice.net and click on the tab "EStore" or you can go to  stores.randyslawnservice.net

    My goal is to add products or services from small business owners in the Kansas City Metro that will ship within the metro or national. Contact me at 913.424.0269 or grass2snow@gmail.com

  • 06/24/2016 8:43 AM | Anonymous

    What is roasting?

    Coffee roasting is the art of unlocking the quality and flavor within each coffee bean.

    The most important rule in roasting is that the roasting process cannot create quality; it can only reveal quality. This is why The Roasterie has some of the highest standards in the industry for our green coffee buying, transportation and storage. This is also why The Roasterie employs Master Roasters who use air-roasting equipment to roast all our coffee, because nothing ruins good coffee quicker than bad roasting.

    Why air-roasting?

    Drum-roasting is the traditional way to roast coffee. At The Roasterie, we believe tradition can serve us, but we never want to be so mired in tradition that it makes us resistant to innovation. When we discovered air-roasted coffee, it was love at first sip. It’s so much richer but it’s also cleaner, smoother, mellower. And it’s never bitter. Once we’d had a taste of air-roasted coffee, we knew we wouldn’t do it any other way.   

    For us, air-roasting is the perfect blend of art and science. The art is the trial-and- error process of finding the perfect temperature and roast profile for a particular bean, zeroing in on the ideal roast that brings out the best of all the flavors and nuances of that coffee. Once we nail it, that’s when science enters the picture. Air-roasting technology enables us to achieve that exact same roast for that particular coffee again and again, batch after batch, so it’s always consistent. Our Kansas City Blend will deliver the same great flavor our customers love every single time they order it. And the same is true of all our coffees.

    How does air-roasting work?

    Our air-roasting process begins with beans suspended and roasted on a bed of hot air called the fluid bed. The fluid bed creates a vortex within the roasting chamber. This vortex roasts each coffee bean at the same rate from all directions. There’s no better way to roast more accurately or consistently.

    As the beans pop, crack and caramelize during the roasting process, they shed their skin, called the chaff, and the hot air blows the chaff into a separate chamber. The smoke this chamber creates is quickly evacuated from the roasting chamber, preventing our coffee from literally smoking itself as it roasts.

    Air-roasting helps preserve the origin flavor while unlocking the best of the bean, meaning we don't sacrifice origin character for a smoky roast character. Air- roasting also keeps your coffee fresh and flavorful so you get a tasty cup all year round.

    For more information contact Kyle Harsha at kyle@theroasterie.com and visit www.theroasterie.com.

  • 06/21/2016 11:00 AM | Cathy Lucas

    Each new data breach and phishing scam alert is accompanied by a wave of cyber security articles and commentary. The tone of these stories can range from panicked to apathetic. But the facts can't be ignored: So let’s get the facts straight. 

    We are offering a  webinar, Identity Theft Myths and Realities.  There are many misunderstandings concerning identity theft. We will explore theories about why there are so many myths, and look at some of those myths and debunk them.  

    The FREE webinar will be held Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016, at 1 pm Central Time. 

    This 15 min webinar is presented by Effrin Reeder, Senior Manager at Kroll Inc., a global security firm. Click the link above to find out more about the webinar and to register. 

  • 06/14/2016 2:08 PM | Randy Shepard

    Eric Vospette is a seasoned financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial Services.  Eric is also an active member in numerous areas with the Lees Summit Chamber of Commerce. You can see his LinkedIn profile at:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-vospette-617b0223

    Be sure to welcome Eric as one of the newest members of the Lees Summit Club!

  • 06/09/2016 8:26 AM | Anonymous
    If You Have the Worst Copier in KC, We'll Drop it for You and Give you a NEW COPIER...on US, and all for the benefit of BiggSteps Charity!

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  • 06/03/2016 10:00 PM | Anonymous


    Do you find yourself wondering where your money goes just before its time to get paid? Are you planning a family vacation, planning for an upcoming wedding, or just looking to save money for a rainy day...then you should register for this upcoming webinar!

    Let Me Help You Find Hidden Money!!!

    This 90-minute workshop provides an overview of my signature "Manage Your Personal Finances" training course designed to help you create a simple and user friendly tool that will allow you to track where your money is being spent, how much is being spent and provide you with invaluable information to make personal financial decisions. The course will also enhance your current Microsoft Excel knowledge.  Learn how to use such Excel features as data validation, 3D-formulas, charts & graphs, and most importantly how to setup your next Microsoft Excel workbook...the right way!

    Seating is limited to 12 attendees...please register TODAY!

    I look forward to seeing you there! 

    Please tell a friend!

    When: Saturday,  June 25, 2016

    Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am 

    Where: Johnson County - Central Resource Library

    Address: 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, KS  66212

    How to attend: 

    If interested in attending, please click on this link: https://whereismymoneygoing062516.eventbrite.com. Seating will be based on a first-come-fist-serve basis as computers are limited to only 12 per session.

    Light food & beverages will be served at the workshop including coffee or juice, water, and snacks.

    I hope to see you there.

    Troy A. Burgher

  • 06/01/2016 1:29 PM | Randy Shepard

    The Lees Summit Club is excited to welcome Tracy Enos, a LinkedIn Expert, as our newest member! She works with clients around the world and has been a featured guest with Inc.com. She serves small to medium sized businesses who want to use social media to increase revenue. She also works with professionals and entrepreneurs on a one-on-one basis who want to learn how to harness the power of LinkedIn to dramatically increase their social presence and generate leads. She offers a special discount to ACA members! Check out her profile.

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