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President’s Message | Be the change

President’s Message April 2022 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Be the change I love to read recipes. Recipe magazines, cookbooks, stacks of recipe cards, you name it. I collect (my husband says “hoard”) recipes, far too many to try. Despite the numerous variations available, I often make the same dishes the same way, sticking to…

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Chairman’s Message | Let’s Make Overland Park Prosper

Chairman’s Message January 2021 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Let’s make Overland Park prosper I’ve spent my adult life living or working in Overland Park and I count myself among the many who believe it is an ideal place. I’m convinced the Overland Park Chamber has played a significant role in making this community such…

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Chairman’s Message | 2021: A Year in Review

Chairman’s Message From our December 2021 Business Perspective Newsletter 2021: A Year in Review A year ago we gathered for the Chamber Annual meeting Zoom-style, amazed the pandemic was still strong and unsure of what 2021 would bring. Little did we know, the challenges would be similar, but with a new twist. It has been…

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President’s Message | Who’s following you?

President’s Message November 2021 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Who’s following you? Like many I carry my world in my phone. It dictates my schedule, organizes my many contacts my email accounts, texts, apps and social media. It’s my touchstone, but the truth is that I still rely on my old-fashioned Daytimer with its worn…

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President’s Message

President’s Message October 2021 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Voter poll says OP’s heading in the right direction On Nov. 2 Overland Park will elect a new mayor for the first time in 16 years. Voters will choose at least one new city council member, and new members for school boards, the JCCC Board of…

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President’s Message | What’s behind those “best of” lists?

President’s Message September 2021 From the Business Perspective Newsletter What’s behind those “best of” lists? Overland Park is consistently recognized as one of the most livable cities in the nation by national consumer and trade publications. Sometimes people ask me how we end up on these lists. Do we apply? Do we purchase ads in…

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President’s Message | Who will decide your future?

President’s Message August 2021 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Who will decide your future? For the first time in 16 years, Overland Park voters will select a new mayor. This means EVERY registered voter in Overland Park should cast a ballot in the August primary. Voters in Wards 1, 2, 4, and 5 also will…

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President’s Message | LOP’s Vision

President’s Message July 2021 From the Business Perspective Newsletter LOP’s vision Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” This can definitely be said about the Leadership Overland Park class of 2021. They applied for the program with an uncertain future, participating masked, distanced, at times…

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President’s Message | Express Toll Lanes are best option

President’s Message June 2021 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Express Toll Lanes are best option After its founding in 1967 the Chamber Board identified securing an interchange at I435 and Quivira as critical to serve the growth that was to come. Once accomplished, in the 1980’s the Chamber tackled the addition of an interchange at…

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President’s Message | Lessons learned

President’s Message May 2021 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Lessons Learned Recently I facilitated what could have been titled “Superintendents Unplugged” for this year’s class of Leadership Overland Park. Two hours with Blue Valley’s Dr. Tonya Merrigan and Shawnee Mission’s Dr. Michael Fulton flew by as we discussed topics from the perennial school finance to…

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