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Private Stock

Insider Tip
Guests often take their cue from the bride and groom at a wedding reception. If they are on the dance floor, everyone will join them. If not, guests are more hesitant to dance. So, here’s a message to the bride and groom…be sure to dance!

Lisa and Mark Marek of the band Private Stock

Also featured in the February 21, 2015 issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: David Riffel

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Annual Meeting

The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra
The beautiful home of Linda and Gene Hall was the setting for The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s Annual Meeting. Steve Irwin, Kansas City Jazz Orchestra; announced the theme of the May 9th Gala, “Rhapsody In Blue – The Music and Lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin.” Don Hall is the honorary chairman, and Edith and Benny Lee are serving as the chairmen.

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Chiefs Women’s Organization

The mission of the Chiefs Women’s Organization is to build goodwill in Our Town through active volunteer participation. It teams up with charities to assist in maximizing the program’s impact. 

Tammy Reid collected donations at the Sunday Night Football Game for the Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive. 

Members of the Chiefs Women’s Organization posed with KC Wolf after a visit to Children’s Mercy Hospital.

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Making a Difference

Stay Tuned!
The Independent extends our warmest congratulations to Our Town’s non profits, their honorary chairmen, chairmen, committee members, and volunteers for another successful year of philanthropy in Kansas City. Thank you for helping to make Kansas City a community full of care and compassion! This weekend’s issue will feature the Top Ten Events of 2014 and the 2015 Class of Rising Stars. Below is preview of the events that will be featured in the magazine.

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John P. Minnis

John P. Minnis is a member of Centurions, Class of 2015, and is on the Steering Committee as the treasurer. He is currently senior vice president of commercial banking at Bank Midwest. John and his wife, Angie, have four children, Jack, Drew, Maggie, and Michael.

Also featured in the February 21, 2015 issue of The Independent 
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