Become an Ambassador
Service the goodwill arm of the Chamber. Our ambassadors host the Annual Awards Banquet, do an annual member visitation, have monthly meetings, recruit new ambassadors and encourage growth in the Chamber activities. They are instrumental in our ribbon cutting ceremonies to help introduce new businesses. They also assist with the monthly Chamber breakfast, Business Before & After Hours, and fundraisers. Please contact the Sedalia Chamber for more information at 660-826-2222.
Sedalia Young Professionals
The Sedalia Young Professionals is a group to bring young career-minded people together to promote community service, social engagement and professional development in the Sedalia area.
SYP provides a forum for young, like-minded professionals in the Sedalia area for networking, civic engagement and community service. Our greater goal is to empower young leaders and have a positive impact on the place we call home. We will:
- Foster relationships between like-minded young people.
- Empower the next generation of Sedalia area leaders.
- Increase awareness and create visibility for issues pertinent to young professionals in the Sedalia area.
Membership is comprised of young professionals between the age of 21 and 40 who either pay yearly dues or are employed by a company that is a member of the Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce. Members participate in monthly meetings and quarterly social, community involvement and professional development events.
Katie Kirby, President
Child & Family Therapist, LPC, NCC
Child Safe of Central Missouri, Inc.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor working with children of trauma-related backgrounds, my job is to help those children and families to understand and grow through their discomforts, to continue to learn about themselves, and to build resilience through adversity. I have been involved with Sedalia Young Professionals since 2016, have served as the SYP President since 2019, am and Executive Board Member of the DeFeet Suicide Prevention organization since 2019, am a member of the Sedalia Business Women since 2019, and was nominated as a Top 20 Under 40 of 2019 for Business and Community Achievement. Some activities I enjoy are photography, skiing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends.
Megan Page, Treasurer
Branch Manager, Wood & Huston Bank in Sedalia
Owner, Heckart Funeral Home
Megan serves the citizens of the Fourth Ward on the Sedalia City Council. She is married to Jeff and they have two children, Jonah and Jude. Megan serves as Secretary of the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri, President of Pettis County Pachyderm Club, and is a member of Sedalia Business Women. She is also a worship leader at First United Methodist Church, Celebration Center.
Sarah Cheatham, Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce Liaison
Certified Athletic Trainer
SERC Physical Therapy
Madison (Corle) Henderson, Vice President
Student Financial Resource Assistant, University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg
Madison and her husband moved to Sedalia from Independence, Kansas, in 2018. She got involved in SYP to meet people and to learn about the community. She has one fur baby, a toy Aussiepoo named Archie. She enjoys running, hiking, biking, and anything outdoors.
Jaquay Buckner, Secretary
Rea Funeral Chapel & Cremation
Jaquay Buckner is on the executive board and serves as Secretary for the Sedalia Young Professionals. He is a 2020 graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service with a degree in Mortuary Science. Jaquay has worked at Rea Funeral Chapel & Cremation since 2017 and in the process of gaining his Missouri Funeral Director/Embalmer license. His hobbies include going fishing, working and helping others achieve goals. Jaquay plans on going back to college for a degree in psychology, specializing in grief counseling.
Nicole Cooke, Public Relations Chair
Editor, Sedalia Democrat
A graduate of the University of Central Missouri, Nicole began as a reporter at the Democrat in 2013 and was named editor in 2017. She is also a volunteer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri and a Recruitment Supervisor for Sigma Kappa Sorority at UCM. She has been a member of SYP since 2014 and has served on the executive board for several years as the Public Relations Chair.