The Countdown is on!

Four weeks are all we have left until our 2nd annual Mind Your Business retreat! The scavenger hunt was such a hit last year we had to take it to another level. This year we will have four separate excursions for guests to relax and get to know each other. We are excited for you to experience these and thought we would give you a sneak peek at them.

Poolside Hospitality sponsored by New Sunshine

Once you check in on Wednesday, we invite you to venture out by the pool for some exciting treats from New Sunshine and Heartland. Cool off and relax with other salon owners and industry professionals. Stay as little or as long as you want.

Spend the rest of the day getting a massage (book ahead of time, they fill up fast), sightseeing some of this quaint little town, or just relaxing from your travel. Grab a bite to eat at one of the area restaurants.

 Paranormal Tours with Norvell

The itinerary you will recieve at check-in will let you know what time you should report to the lobby of the Elms to start your ghost adventure. Enjoy the surprises we have in store for you as well as history, twists, and turns in this historic hotel.

Afterward, grab a drink at the bar or head back to your room for a good night’s sleep- if you dare. We have a big day planned for you Thursday.

Day 2- Opening statements

Join us bright and early in the lower-level Saratoga room for the lay of the land and what to expect while grabbing breakfast with us.

Networking Roulette

Let the games begin. Your itinerary will let you know where to begin networking. Emcee Joe Schuster will let you know when it is time to move on clockwise to the next table. Soak up as much as you can before it’s time to move along.

Real Kansas City BBQ

We are bringing you a taste of K.C. for lunch from a local favorite. Grab a seat at one of the networking tables and enjoy an authentic Kansas City Barbeque lunch. It’s ok if you get full and want to head to the room for a quick siesta because this event is all about relaxation. Reflect on all you have learned today but meet us in the lobby at 2 pm.

It’s Poker Time!

We have lots of excitement for you courtesy of Sun Evolutions. Meet us in the lobby for instructions, then catch a trolley to one of the stops on the list. Obtain a card at each stop. No need to rush, enjoy the day with other salon owners. Grab a bite to eat while you are out too, just be sure to be back at the hotel to turn in your had by 7 pm. Prizes will be awarded on Friday for the best hands.

We’re not done yet! We have S’more in store

Join Devoted Creations by the firepit at 8 pm for yard games, drinks, and s’mores while we wind down this fun-filled day. You will definitely be in for a treat!

Two days down- One to go!

We will resume day two in the Regent Ballroom with a word from our very own Brad Henson as we enjoy another local favorite, Lamar’s donuts. Lamar’s was a small business started here in K.C. that has franchised to several states in the Midwest.

Next, we will have an open discussion with fellow salon owners, Leslie Westfall, Victoria Cordes, Vic Perrin, and Ivy Potter. Bring your topics as this networking session is all about you, the salon owners.

At 9 am we will resume our Networking Roulette as Joe Schuster directs. Was there a discussion you wish you could have continued? No worries, we have left ample time at the end of this session for you to re-visit the tables you want more information from.

At 3 pm we will break for you to relax so you are well rested for our Birthday Bash starting at 7 pm in the Regent Ballroom.

Let’s Party

Heartland knows how to throw a party, and we are happy to host this year's disco-themed Studio 54 Vegas party. Dance to live music from Twice on Sunday, win big at one of the casino tables, and enjoy food and drinks with even more surprises as we celebrate 40 incredible years in business.

We cannot wait to share this time with you. Are you registered?