The Independence Chamber of Commerce holds its annual membership meeting along with its January luncheon next week.

It’s from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at Thompson Hall at the Drumm Farm Center For Children, 3210 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence.

The keynote speaker is Danny O’Neil, founder and CEO of The Roasterie. Also, the chamber’s 2013 chair of the board, Stan Shurmantine, and the 2014 chair, Cindy McClain, will address the membership.

The cost is $35 or $300 for a table. Call the chamber at 816-252-4745 or register at

– Examiner staff