Good Morning Manhattan

Jump Start Your Morning With Us!

"Attending Good Morning Manhattan! has several great features. One, it's a smaller group of people so you have the opportunity to meet everyone. Two, the information we receive from speakers creates a personal connection to that individual; and three, the time frame works great in the morning."

-- Larie Schoap, ESB Financial

Connect with friends and fellow Chamber members to learn about local topics of interest. Be sure to bring your business cards for networking and door prize drawing. 

Make your reservations today!

All RSVPs will be billed. 
Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to event.

Next Event: January 23
7:15-8:30 a.m.
Location: Manhattan Country Club, 1531 N 10th St.

Good Morning Manhattan Speakers: 

UReddiGMMUsha Reddi

Manhattan City Mayor

Usha has lived in Manhattan for more than 25 years. She has a BA degree in Developmental Psychology from Ohio State University, a BS degree in Elementary Education and an MS in Educational Leadership from Kansas State University. She taught 1st grade for over 10 years and is currently a Title 1 Math teacher at Ogden Elementary School in Manhattan-Ogden USD 383. She and her husband, Brian, have four adult children: Ben, Ravi, Sri and Santhi.  

SShoemakerGMMScott Shoemaker

Director of Sunset Zoo

Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management at The Ohio State University.  Scott has been in the zoo profession for 40+ years. His journey started as a Zoo Keeper to Curator to Director in a small zoo outside Cincinnati, Ohio, before moving to Manhattan, KS.  From 1996 to present, Scott has been the Director of the Sunset Zoo here in Manhattan.  Scott and his wife Marla have four children and have just recently become grandparents.

LSchoapGMMLarie Schoap 

Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Elect

Larie Schoap is Vice President of ESB Financial and is in charge of residential mortgage loans for the Manhattan bank.  She started with ESB Financial in Manhattan in October 2009.  Previously she was in mortgage lending for two different banks in Emporia for 30 years.

Larie graduated from K-State with a degree in Consumer Affairs, (Family Financial Counseling) from the College of Health and Human Services (Home Economic)

Larie enjoys traveling, both in the US and abroad and of course, attending KSU sports.  She has earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and enjoys collecting art from local artist and in her travels.

Members $20 | Non-Members $35


7:15 a.m. Doors open
7:25 a.m. Buffet breakfast
7:40 a.m. Program begins
8:30 a.m. Program concludes

Thank you to our sponsor:

Trust Company

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