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News Release | Chamber Foundation announces 2023 Leadership Overland Park class

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stan Lawson, slawson@opchamber.org or (913) 766-7601 Overland Park Chamber Foundation announces 2023 Leadership Overland Park class. Overland Park, Kan., December 12, 2022 – The Overland Park Chamber Foundation has selected 38 business professionals to participate in its 2023 Leadership Overland Park (LOP) program. Now in its 40th year, LOP…

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News Release | Chairman Eilert receives 2022 Worrel Award

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stan Lawson, slawson@opchamber.org or (913) 766-7601 Chamber Honors Chairman Ed Eilert with 2022 Richard A. Worrel Community Legacy Award Overland Park, Kan., December 8, 2022 – The Overland Park Chamber recognized Johnson County Chairman Ed Eilert with the 2022 Richard A. Worrel Community Legacy Award. The award was present…

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Chairman’s Message | The Year in Review

Chairman’s Message December 2022 From the Business Perspective Newsletter The Year in Review One moment I have brown hair and I’m in the Young Lawyers’ section of the Bar Association. The next I have gray hair and I’m in the Senior Lawyers’ section. Time passes, nothing remains as is, and planning is critical. To my…

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News Release | Chamber Board endorses Blue Valley 2023 Bond

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kevin Walker, kwalker@opchamber.org or (913) 766-7602 Overland Park Chamber Endorses $251 Million Bond for Blue Valley Schools Overland Park, Kan., November 21, 2022 – The Overland Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has endorsed the Blue Valley School District’s 2023 Bond proposal, a $251,250,000 bond referendum that school…

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President’s Message | The time is NOW

President’s Message November 2022 From the Business Perspective Newsletter The Time is NOW! Last month the Chamber celebrated an historic first. We announced that 39 local businesses have pledged $2.34 million toward a $3 million goal to invest in a five-year workforce, community and economic development strategic initiative. Why? Our plan addresses critical pain points.…

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President’s Message | Fall means thinking about the future

President’s Message October 2022 From the Business Perspective Newsletter We will prosper again October means early sunsets, crisp fall nights, turning leaves, sweatshirts and football. It seems we’ve waited a long time for fall this year through an especially hot, dry summer. Fall turns our collective eye to the coming year as companies and governments…

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President’s Message | Who?

President’s Message September 2022 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Who? Last week I attended the college graduation of one of my nieces as she received her nursing degree. This has been a celebratory summer for our family, with this event occurring just a few months after her sister’s graduation with an elementary education degree. I’m…

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President’s Message | APEX transforms and protects

President’s Message August 2022 From the Business Perspective Newsletter APEX transforms and protects Four billion dollars. Four thousand jobs. 300 acres. 2.5 million square feet. A behemoth project, Kansas ultimately competed toe to toe with Oklahoma to win the heart of Panasonic to bring production of its electric-vehicle batteries to the former Sunflower Army Ammunition…

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President’s Message | Thankful for giants

President’s Message July 2022 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Thankful for giants On June 18 we said good-bye to a cherished leader, Kirby Deeter. Kirby passed away December 5, and the June memorial brought together Kirby’s family with friends from the Chamber, real estate, Rotary, and his vast faith and community networks to celebrate a…

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News Release | 2022 Leadership Overland Park class graduates

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stan Lawson, slawson@opchamber.org or (913) 766-7601 2022 Leadership Overland Park class graduates Overland Park, Kan., June 16, 2022 – The 2022 Leadership Overland Park (LOP) class completed its six-month program and celebrated with a graduation ceremony luncheon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Kansas City-Overland Park on June 16, 2022.…

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