About Us

Paola Business Connection

Our Mission:

The primary purpose of the group is to network, motivate and educate like-minded professionals working together as a support system to grow their businesses through referrals.

How does it work:

  • Business Connection meets every Wednesday from 7:45-9:00 a.m. at Paola Country Club (29651 Old Kansas City Rd., Paola, KS 66071). The only exceptions might be during holidays and adverse weather as determined by the Paola school district.
  • Each profession, every week, will be given a 60-second opportunity to educate the rest of the group about some aspect of their business. Visitors will also be given a 60 second opportunity after the members have spoken, to talk about their business.
  • Only one profession/type of business is allowed per group.There will be a primary representative for each business/profession. 
  • On a rotational basis, each profession will be given a 5-10 minute presentation time to convey in more detail information regarding their business to the entire group.

Attendance:

  • Members are encouraged to attend every week. No more than three absences per quarter are allowed to maintain good standing. However, if the primary person cannot attend, a substitute should be utilized. The substitute does not have to be the same person every time and does not need to work in that specific business or profession.
  •  Visitors can visit twice during any quarter.

Fees:

The initial membership fees are $100.00. Annual membership renewal fees are $50.00.
Monthly dues are $5.00 per month, due and payable by check the first Wednesday of each month. Most members pay quarterly, semi-annually, or annually. If payment is late, the monthly dues increase to $10.00 for each late month.

The last Wednesday of each month, each business, who has had perfect attendance that month (including having a substitute attend), will be entered in a drawing for the total monthly dues collected.

By-Laws: Can be seen by clicking here.

Application:  Click here to download application:  Business Connection Application   Please give to the membership chair. 

 

Questions?:

If you have any questions feel free to contact any member, their contact information is on their individual pages or you can call Mitch who is the Secretary/Treasurer at 913.686.2602.