Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders speaks today at the monthly luncheon of the Independence Chamber of Commerce. He is expected to discuss renovations planned for the County Courthouse Annex in Independence.

The luncheon, which is sold out, is at noon at the Independence Events Center, 19100 E. Valley View Parkway, near Costco and Golden Corral.

The luncheon leads into the Eastern Jackson County Business Expo, which runs from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Events Center. Admission is $10, and tickets are available at the door. The expo is sponsored by the chambers of commerce in Independence, Grain Valley, Raytown and Grandview. Dozens of businesses will display their goods and services and have special presentations and promotions.