De Soto chamber first in speedway event
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce won first place Sept. 28 in the Kansas Speedway's annual contest Chamber Day event. The local chamber did so by getting a higher percentage of its membership to the annual networking day than any of the 35 participating chambers in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
De Soto Chamber of Commerce executive director Sara Ritter said the chamber won $300 for the first-place finish and earned another $700 from its take on ticket sales to the event.
"We were second place two years in a row, but we finally climbed to the top," she said. "We've always had a high percentage rate."