Investors Guild


2017 Investors Guild Members

This unique category of membership recognizes businesses making a substantial financial commitment to the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce. The Investors Guild is composed of members who have voluntarily increased their annual investments providing additional financial resources to help carry out the Chamber’s annual business plan. These businesses are dedicated to strengthening and improving the business climate in the greater Shawnee area.

2017 Platinum Level



Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Their products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time they want to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power.


Central Bank of the Midwest

Central Bank of the Midwest’s mission is to enhance shareholder value by focusing on the customer. The bank empowers well-trained, knowledgeable employees to deliver the best financial solutions and exceed customer service expectations. They employ a disciplined, forward-thinking strategy to ensure efficient and cost-effective operations.



Deffenbaugh Industries

Deffenbaugh Industries, Inc., founded in 1957, is one of the largest waste management services companies in the Midwest. Deffenbaugh provides efficient collection, transportation, and disposal of commercial and residential waste and recycling, construction waste, quarrying, portable toilet, and truck and industrial supplies services.



Shawnee Mission Health

Shawnee Mission Health (SMH) is a 445-bed facility with nearly 20,000 inpatient admissions and more than 200,000 outpatient admissions annually. SMH employs more than 2,800 local residents and supports an exceptional staff of 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties, the largest medical staff in Kansas City.



Investors Guild Members

American Family Insurance

Your dream is out there. Go get it.
We’ll protect it.
Paul Ridgway Agency
Bryan Rapp Agency
Brad Henry Agency
Jennifer Williamson Agency


The Amos Family Funeral Home & Crematory

E. Paul Amos, Eugene Amos, Gregg Amos and current President, Parker Amos, have been serving families in Johnson and Wyandotte counties since 1946. The Amos Family is an independently family owned funeral industry leader. They provide incomparable funeral, memorial, cremation and pet cremation services in an atmosphere of caring, respect, support and comfort.


Bank of Blue Valley

Bank of Blue Valley is a leader in the Kansas City financial community. The Bank offers true community banking with services, products and convenience for businesses, families and individuals seeking a complete banking relationship.


Edward Jones

We are a leader in the financial-services industry, but we take a personal approach to business, an approach that starts with a face-to-face meeting between a financial advisor and you.

We believe that building long-term relationships with our nearly 7 million clients is key to serving their needs. Whether it’s in the United States or Canada, we’re located in the communities where you live and work because that’s the best way to get to know you and to help you reach your financial goals.

Tim Deves

For over 80 years, Great Western Bank has been committed to “Making Life Great” in every way possible.

These days, we’re doing it in ways that weren’t even dreamed of eighty years ago. By embracing online and mobile banking technology—and infusing it with our commitment to personal service—we’re positioned to serve our personal, business, and agribusiness customers for years to come.
We invite you to see how we can make life great for you, your family, and your business. We’re committed to greatness—and that means being committed to your security and convenience as well.

KU MedWest

KU MedWest is a 60,000-square-foot facility offers comprehensive and convenient medical care, including primary and specialty care, complete diagnostic and imaging services, laboratory services, an outpatient surgery center and urgent care. The facility also offers monthly health seminars, exercise programs and support groups, and has a community meeting room.



Overland Park Regional Medical Center

Overland Park Regional Medical Center has been serving the healthcare needs of Johnson County and the surrounding counties since December of 1978. The hospital is a licensed 343-bed facility offering acute medical care services to our patients. The hospital campus features four medical office buildings, two pharmacies and the offices of more than 100 physicians.


Shawnee Mission Ford

Shawnee Mission Ford Inc, a Ford dealer in Shawnee, Kansas offers new Ford Cars, Trucks,
SUVs and Crossovers online at Find your dream car or search the new Ford inventory to see what is on the lot, get new car pricing and free Ford price quotes. View their used car inventory, including pre-owned Ford vehicles.


Zarda/Rieke Development Corporation

Zarda/Rieke Development Corporation

Zarda/Rieke Development Corporation along with R.Z. Rieke, Zarda Partnership and Z.Z.R. Partnership are all owned by Ben Zarda, Leo Rieke and Tom Zarda. As a commercial real estate corporation, the three have owned and/or developed properties in Shawnee for more than 50 years, striving to bring quality businesses to Shawnee.


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  • Shawnee Chamber of Commerce
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  • Shawnee, KS 66217-9344