About Us

Telling local stories.
Promoting local business.
Serving our community.

Link 2 Lee's Summit is your link to the conversations and news concerning your city — Lee's Summit, Missouri. Our mission is to tell the ongoing stories of our community while promoting local business and economic growth.

We consider Link 2 Lee's Summit a living document. One of our goals is to foster community building experiences and an open exchange where we work together to further local growth. We encourage audience participation, so let us know your thoughts and reactions in the comments section or send us a note at nick@link2leessummit.com.

Meet the Founder

Nick Parker’s love affair with the Lee’s Summit community began in the 1990s while covering the community as a sports editor, news designer and managing editor for the local newspaper. Since that time, he has honed his skills as an editor, publisher and corporate media/marketing executive.

For the first 15 years of his career, he was immersed in the media industry serving community papers throughout the Midwest and the United States. While in the newspaper industry, he focused his efforts on design and engagement with both readership and the local business community in which the publications served. His media career covered stints as a reporter, editor, publisher, and corporate director of a specialty publications and marketing division for one of the largest media organizations in the United States. His reporting and design work has received numerous national and state-wide awards from the Suburban Newspapers of America, Associated Press, the Missouri Press Association, and the Kansas Press Association.

For Parker, Link 2 Lee’s Summit began as a way for him to return to his roots telling the stories of the community he calls home. Initially, Link 2 Lee’s Summit focused solely on economic development and the local business community. As the publication grew, the editorial focus expanded to include broader coverage, including news and features from throughout the community. Today, the publication features an array of guest contributors, and a hyper-local podcast (Lee’s Summit Town Hall) as it continues its mission of highlighting local stories and encouraging public dialogue on issues important to the community. A digital publication, Link 2 Lee’s Summit reaches the community through a web site, weekly newsletters, and podcasts.

An active industry and community leader, Parker lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. He serves on the Board of Directors for Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, inc., and chairs the organization’s Economic Enhancement and Emerald Isle Parade committees. Additionally he serves as Chair of the Lee’s Summit Arts Council.