UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
UMKC Innovation Center
UMKC Innovation Center

Leawood Chamber and Economic Development Council

When you engage with the Leawood Chamber of Commerce, you become part of a genuine community of people dedicated to business and personal success in and around Leawood, Kansas. Our mantra is "Business Personalized" because working together, we all have the opportunity to connect, support, build and learn from each other. Let's connect so we can show you what the Leawood Chamber can do for you.


The Leawood Chamber of Commerce is still about building connections and building community. This organization is comprised of people who share a common desire to improve the Leawood community and the conditions in which people do business.

With more than 500 members, the Leawood Chamber is one of the most service-oriented and hospitable Chambers in the Kansas City metro area. Benefits of membership include opportunities to network and build relationships at 100+ Chamber events each year, including:

Chamber-Hosted Events:

  • Morning Minglings (1st Tuesday of each month)
  • After Hours (3rd Wednesday of each month)
  • General Membership Luncheons (2nd Tuesday of each month)
  • Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Openings
  • A Taste of Leawood (Restaurant showcase each summer)
  • Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Awards
  • Member Connections Workshops (New member orientation)
  • Leawood Young Professionals Lunch-n-Learns
  • Leawood Young Professionals After Hours
  • Annual Legislative Luncheon

Communication Resources (Online and Print):

  • Member Memo (weekly e-newsletter sent to nearly 2,000 member representatives)
  • Member Profile (member summary displayed on Chamber home page for two weeks)
  • Community News and Event Postings (convenient self-posting and features on Chamber home page)
  • Enhanced Online Directory Listing
  • Job Listing Opportunities
  • Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin (timely updates about Chamber events)
  • “Where’s That” Leawood Community Map
  • Community Resource Guide and Membership Directory (printed annually)
  • Membership List (available for purchase – members only)

Additional Chamber Resources:

  • Chamber Staff and Board of Directors
  • Event Sponsorship, Website Sponsorship and Print Advertising
  • Committee Involvement (various levels):  Ambassadors, Communications, Education, Economic Development Council, Government Affairs, and Leawood Young Professionals


Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Kansas Business Issues
Primary ContactKevin Jeffries
Address13451 Briar Drive
Suite 201
Leawood, KS 66209
Phone(913) 498-1514
Fax(913) 491-0134