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Heartland Men’s Chorus – Dinner of Note

The Heartland Men’s Chorus’ Dinner of Note was held on October 17th at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Stewart Smith and Matthew J. Stretz were the honorary chairmen, and Kimberlee Ried and Howard Collinson served as co-chairmen of the “Road Trip” themed-event. Proceeds from the event will support the Chorus’ Testimony Tour to central and western Kansas, where they will perform their songs of inclusion and diversity.

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Synergy Services – Stand Up for Synergy

The Improv at Zona Rosa was the setting for the ninth annual Stand Up for Synergy, a benefit for Synergy Services. The ninth annual event featured a stand up performance by Billy Gardell, star of television’s Mike and Molly. Janine Akers and Ryan Anderson were co-chairmen of the event that supports the women, children and families in need at Synergy Services.

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Cheers to Volunteers – Andy Schieber

Andy Schieber is one of the 1,200 Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas monthly volunteers. He helps with the Grocery Food Rescue Program. Andy picks up donated perishable food items from local grocery stores and delivers them to the Hope Distribution Center. Because of volunteers like Andy, more than 12,000 neighbors in need are fed every month.

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Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce – Annual Dinner

Carol Hallquist and Michael Hagedorn served as co-chairmen of The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner on November 19th at the Kansas City Convention Center. Nearly 2,000 guests attended the “Proud to be KC” themed-event. Greg Graves received the Kansas Citian of the Year Award, and Incoming Chairman Terry Bassham, Outgoing Chairman Terry Dunn and Jim Heeter, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; were also honored.

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