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Annual Dinner

Join Us for An Evening of Spanish Elegance!


After a successful venture into a new style of our Annual Gala, as the 75th Anniversary Celebration at Shawnee Town 1929, we are excited to announce we will be back at the Sheraton Overland Park in 2022 for our traditional Shawnee Chamber Annual Dinner.

Mark your calendar for the evening of Saturday, January 29th as we bring back our formal, black tie affair that includes our annual recap programming, Citizen of the Year announcement, annual sponsor recognition, and board acknowledgments/appointments. Tickets, tables, and sponsorships for the Annual Dinner are all available! Find out more on the sponsorships tab above.

AND - we are excited to announce our special theme for the year: Barcelona Nights. For the evening, we will be journeying to the Mediterranean paradise and experiencing all things Spanish culture, including lots of roses, flamenco music, Spanish flavors, and much more. Looking for inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board here. 

Want to a book room at the Sheraton Overland Park for the evening? Make it a night out with no stress of getting home by reserving your's here.


Annual Dinner Schedule:

5:30 PM - Cocktails & Silent Auction

6:45 PM - Seating for Dinner Opens

7:00 PM - Program Begins and Dinner is Served

8:40 PM - Live Auction

9:15 PM - Live Music and Dancing


Interested in promoting your business to over 300+ high-caliber attendees? Looking to support the chamber and gain additional marketing exposure?

Consider any of our entry to premium levels of sponsorships! All include tickets as part of their packages, with some sponsorships focusing on reserved seating of larger groups and some focused on high marketing impact. Click the link below to see the full list of all the opportunities we're offering for this wonderful event this year.

Sponsorships are confirmed and secured by connecting with Brandon Wilcox in our office  Brandon is also happy to help answer any questions about the event, tickets, sponsorships, and any other details. Contact him for any questions and to secure your sponsorship or tickets!



VIP Reception Sponsor


Balloon Pop Sponsor


Entertainment Sponsor:


Table Wine Sponsor:


Citizen of the Year Sponsor:


Gold Sponsors:

City of Shawnee
Waste Management Color 2017

Silver Sponsors:

Amos Family_75th-Anniversary-Logo_RGB
Complete Construction Service logo
Shawnee Mission Ford

Corporate Table Sponsors:

  • Country Club Bank
  • SSC CPA's Inc
  • Goering & Granatino
  • Metro Electric
  • Smart Pro Technologies
  • PBI Gordon
  • Straub Construction
  • Turner Construction

Bronze Sponsors:

  • Arvest Bank
  • Confluence
  • Fiser Group
  • Frontier Restoration
  • GBA
  • Hammond Chiropractic
  • JE Dunn
  • McClure Engineering
  • Olsson
  • SpeedPro
  • Transport Brewery

Banner Sponsors:

  • KS Estate & Elder Law
  • McAnany Construction
  • Edward Jones - Lance Burnside

In-Kind & Partner Sponsors:


*Stay tuned! We'll have a link to the listof our night of auction items posted here a few weeks before the event!*

Did you know the Shawnee Chamber's auction fundraising supports local scholarships?

That's right! Funds from the auction during our Annual Dinner celebration support our Shawnee Chamber Foundation, which funds the annual Betty Charlton Scholarship. 

Each year the Shawnee Chamber accepts applications and awards a local Shawnee high school student with a scholarship to support their post-secondary tuition costs.

In fact, recently the Shawnee Chamber has been able to raise enough funds at the Annual Dinner that are able to award multiple scholarships to Shawnee students!

So, make sure you come prepared to bid on any of our awesome, variety of auction items because those funds support local students AND you get to take home a sweet prize.

Want to Donate?

Is your company able to donate an auction item to help support this cause?  

We are always looking for exciting auction items to help us support the fundraising. Consider donating a gift certificate, valuable swag, an experience, local tickets, or anything valued at $50+ and we'll put it in our auction.

PLUS, it's a great opportunity to promote your business as we always credit the donating company. To donate an auction item, contact Marlene Shirley in our office and she will send you the donation form!

Not sure what to donate? New to this year, we have created themed auction baskets, thanks to help of our amazing Auction Committee members Carole Collyard, Amy Diedrich, and Amie Walter. Check out their list of baskets they are creating to help you think of an idea of what to donate.

Auction Basket Themes:

  • Experience Spain
  • Pamper Your Pet
  • Date Night Out
  • Spa and Self Care Day
  • Wineo's Delight
  • New Addition (baby and toddler)
  • Pearly Whites (dental care)
  • Picnic Adventure
  • Pretty Good at Drinking Beer (craft beer)
  • Beach Bum
  • Nature Lover's (camping)
  • Serenity Now (candles, yoga, etc..)
  • Tailgate Party
    • We will create baskets for various teams, e.g. Jayhawks, Wildcats, Royals, Chiefs, etc...
  • Handyman Model for a Day (photoshoot and fashion)
  • Health Nut
  • Love my Ride 

Thank you for celebrating with us!

We sure rang in 75 years of the Shawnee Chamber in style! #Cheersto75Years! 💎Thank you to all of the sponsors, members, volunteers, and vendors who made our Shawnee Chamber 75th Anniversary Celebration presented by Sixty16 possible.

We had a great evening under the lights and tents at Shawnee Town 1929 tasting different Shawnee restaurants and breweries, enjoying a full open bar, toasting to 75 years with champagne, listening to the band Grand Marquis and DJ Kevin Taylor, experiencing the cocktail lounge and specialty cocktail, and hearing the announcement of the 2020 Shawnee Citizen of the Year, Gregg Amos of Amos Family Funeral Home.

For a full list of restaurants, sponsors and vendors scroll below. You'll also find our photo album and a link to view the printed program for the event below too!

Photos From the Evening:

2021 75th Anniversary Celebration

Please note: sometimes our embedded Flickr album of photos from the event does not work on certain devices. If you can't see an album above, click the link below to see photos from our 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Food Tastings

75th Celebration Committee

  • Chair: Heidi Thummel, GBA
  • Auction Co-Chair: Carole Collyard, ReeceNichols - The Collyard Group
  • Auction Co-Chair: Jenny Hopelain, ACS Smart Buildings
  • Jim Allen
  • Parker Amos, Amos Family Funeral Home
  • Stevie Amos, Amos Family Funeral Home
  • Lori Barngrover, Keller Williams Realty Partners - Lori Barngrover
  • Karen Boyd, johnson County Christmas Bureau
  • Natalie Gumminger, Metro Electric
  • Michelle Hereford, American Family Insurance - Michelle Hereford Agency
  • Sonya Jury, Bold Orange Egg
  • Jean Nelson, Porter Funeral Homes
  • Suzanne Schmidt, Capitol Federal Savings Bank
  • Dale Warman
  • John Wills, State Farm Insurance




Presenting Sponsor:

Lounge & Speciality Drink Sponsor:

Plate & Napkin Sponsor:

Entertainment Sponsor:

Brewery Tastings sponsor:

Complete Construction Service logo

Citizen of the Year Sponsor:


Yard Games Sponsor:

Porter Funeral Home Horiz

Food Station Sponsor:


Bar Sponsors:

Bright & Carpenter Consulting
Metro Electric
RIC-Final Logo_Employee Owned

Program Sponsors:

Lutz Plumbing

Diamond Sponsors:

Amos Family_75th-Anniversary-Logo_RGB
City of Shawnee
Waste Management Color 2017

Gold Sponsors:

Country Club Bank

Silver Sponsors:

Overland Park Regional Medical Center
Old Shawnee Pizza
Shawnee Mission Ford

Zarda/Rieke Development

Bronze Sponsors:

  • Centric
  • CommunityAmerica Credit Union
  • CoreFirst Bank & Trust
  • Cottages at Shawnee
  • Frontier Restoration
  • Harmon Construction
  • Kutak Rock
  • Olsson
  • SERVPRO of Olathe/Lenexa
  • Shawnee Gardens Health & Rehab
  • SpeedPro
  • State Farm - John Wills/Erin Barrett
  • Straub Construction
  • UMB Bank

Banner Sponsors:

  • Binswanger Glass
  • Calkins Electric Supply 
  • Edward Jones - Lance Burnside
  • Molly Maid of Johnson County
  • Shawnee Community Services
  • Shelley Chapin Law
  • Tevis Architects
  • US Bank

In-Kind & Partner Sponsors:

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