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President’s Message April 2021 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Resilience What a year we’ve traveled through together. Over the past few weeks, we’ve noted milestones   we never imagined when the Covid-19 pandemic began.  There were remembrances for lives lost. Memories were shared of our collective experiences of remote life – learning to Zoom for work…

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President’s Message March 2021 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Who are you? This is the question posed by Tommy Spaulding in his book The Heart Led Leader, and the question we asked the 2021 Leadership Overland Park class in their opening session last week. Tommy’s book is the pre-read for LOP classes and sets the…

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President’s Message February 2021 From the Business Perspective Newsletter The Art of the Possible There’s a noun exercised so little I’m concerned it may become extinct. Civility – defined as civilized conduct, especially courtesy or politeness – or to be more accurate, the lack of civility, has been a concern for many years, especially in…

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Chairman’s Message January 2021 From the Business Perspective Newsletter We are committed to being your essential organization I look forward to leading the Chamber this year in its ongoing mission to make Overland Park – and businesses like yours – prosper. I am proud to represent Central Bank of the Midwest in our partnership with…

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Chairman’s Message December 2020 From the Business Perspective Newsletter A year like no other As I write this, 2020 is nearly in the books.  What a year.  A Super Bowl victory, the “first wave” of the pandemic, conserving PPE, school and business shutdowns, The CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program, hybrid school, the census, protests…

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President’s Message November 2020 From the Business Perspective Newsletter “Fins” Are you tired? I’m hearing many of you are tired from so much coming at you from too many directions. There’s more on your plate than usual. You have your normal workload, as well as COVID’s safety protocols that add the challenges of time, expense…

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President’s Message October 2020 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Economy – and business recovery – is the top issue You’ve probably noticed we’re surveying more frequently; I promise it’s not to clutter your Inbox with more email. We need to know what you think; how you’re doing. Your opinions shape the Chamber’s policies and how…

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President’s Message September 2020 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Finding “Just Right” What a summer. Not enough: lazy days by a pool, dinners with friends or nights at the ballpark. Family reunions, graduations and vacation photos. Too many: Positive COVID tests, lost lives, closed businesses, wildfires, job losses, cancelled events. And way too many Zoom…

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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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