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News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ryan Hughes, Managing Partner, ryan@lvluparena.com, (203) 979-4232 First-of-its-kind Esports and Training Facility Coming to Overland Park OVERLAND PARK, KAN., April 6, 2021 – LEVELUP Esports Arena (“LEVELUP”) is opening the third largest esports venue in the USA and the only one with a dedicated education program – Esports Forge…

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News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stan Lawson, slawson@opchamber.org or (913) 766-7601 Overland Park Chamber Foundation Announces 2021 Leadership Overland Park Class OVERLAND PARK, KS, Dec. 14, 2020 – The Overland Park Chamber Foundation has selected 29 business professionals to participate in its 2021 Leadership Overland Park (LOP) program. Now in its 38th year, LOP…

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News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stan Lawson, slawson@opchamber.org or (913) 766-7601 Overland Park Chamber Endorses Shawnee Mission School District’s Bond 2021 Proposal  Overland Park, Kan., December 8, 2020 – The Overland Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has endorsed the Shawnee Mission School District’s Bond 2021 proposal, a $264.22 million bond package that…

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News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stan Lawson, slawson@opchamber.org or (913) 766-7601 Overland Park Chamber Honors Senator John Skubal with 2020 Richard A. Worrel Community Legacy Award Overland Park, Kan., December 4, 2020 – The Overland Park Chamber today recognized Sen. John Skubal with the 2020 Richard A. Worrel Community Legacy Award. Sen. Skubal’s lifelong…

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President’s Message August 2020 From the Business Perspective Newsletter If 2020 had a theme When we were kids we used to whine, “Are we there yet?” Now we catch ourselves saying, “When this is over”, or “When things get back to normal” or “We’ll do that next year”. And “Wait, I have to get my…

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President’s Message July 2020 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Starting the Conversation One of my favorite quotes is by Sister Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy in 1831. She said, “Dear Lord, give us the courage to begin important tasks that last longer than our lives.” Since I first heard this quote 25…

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This Week in Topeka June 1-5, 2020 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session Lawmakers returned to Topeka on Wednesday after Governor Laura Kelly called for a special session to address emergency powers and other issues related to COVID-19. The special session came on the heels of a tumultuous and nearly…

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President’s Message June 2020 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Lessons from my kitchen table Images of leaders are often portrayed in a traditional motif such as Gen. Washington leading his troops across the icy Delaware. My images of leaders during this pandemic look like the entrepreneur in a closed restaurant, creating a new plan for…

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This Week in Topeka March 16-20, 2020 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session It’s a wrap!  The legislature raced toward first adjournment earlier than expected as the threat of COVID-19 added some incentive for lawmakers to tackle the pressing needs of the state and head home. Committee hearings were cancelled…

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President’s Message May 2020 From the Business Perspective Newsletter We will prosper again My grandparents went broke twice, in the Dust Bowl, and during the Depression. They rarely, if ever talked about it, at least not with me. Once I knew, I understood how these experiences shaped the young couple who went on to raise…

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