Blue Springs is home to several business organizations, charged with assisting businesses and their officials, in a variety of ways.

Blue Springs is home to several business organizations, charged with assisting businesses and their officials, in a variety of ways.

Blue Springs Business Association
The association is one of the oldest in Blue Springs, and was originally known as the Downtown Merchants Association during the 1950s and ’60s. The group changed to its present name during the 1970s, mainly because many of its member businesses were no longer located in downtown Blue Springs, said Executive Director Joe Haney.
The group meets the second Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at Clancy’s Cafe & Pub, 800 N.W. South Outer Road, Blue Springs. They host a speaker each month, with topics ranging from business owners to city and school officials, Haney said. For more information call 816-550-5622.

American Business Women’s Association
The East Jacomo Charter Chapter was formed during the 1970s and is part of a nationwide organization that was formed in 1949.  They have monthly dinner meetings, beginning at 5:30 p.m. the second Thursdays, at rotating locations. They provide information about businesses and opportunities through speakers.
One of the group’s main functions is providing scholarships to high school graduates and college students.
They host a series of fundraisers throughout the year to pay for the awards, which are given each spring.
This past year, they provided two $750 scholarships and one $1,000 scholarship to area students.

The Roundtable
This newly-formed organization held its first meeting in May and plans to meet monthly to disseminate information among various non-profit and civic organizations. Community leaders discovered the need for different groups to communicate what’s going on within their organizations and the roundtable was formed for that purpose.
For more information call 816-220-4400.