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News Release | Gov. Laura Kelly Joins Spectrum to Celebrate Grand Opening of New Overland Park Retention Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News Release | Gov. Laura Kelly Joins Spectrum to Celebrate Opening of Retention Center in Overland Park   Nearly $5 Million Invested in New State-of-the-Art Facility Hiring Underway for More Than 650 Positions        OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Gov. Laura Kelly and Overland Park officials joined Spectrum for a ribbon-cutting ceremony…

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4 Small Business Resources in Overland Park

4 Small Business Resources in Overland Park Getting a business up and operating can be a challenge… We’d know because we’re helping Overland Park business daily and especially during Small Business Appreciation Week! Our Chamber team collaborated to compile a list of free business resources for local firms. These tools are intended to assist small…

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News Release | Overland Park Chamber is a 5 Star Chamber

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News Release | Overland Park Chamber is a 5 Star Chamber   Fewer than 1% of the nation’s chambers receive 5 stars The Board of Directors and staff of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the organization has earned the distinction of Accredited with 5 Stars — the…

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This Week in Topeka | February 28-March 4, 2022

This Week in Topeka February 28-March 4, 2022 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session Not sure if it was the unseasonably warm weather or not, but action in the statehouse was perhaps a little more quiet than usual for this time in the session. Committees continue to evaluate proposals as…

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News Release | OPEDC to recognize business contributions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Beth Johnson, bjohnson@opchamber.org or (913) 766-7612 Overland Park Economic Development Council to recognize business contributions Overland Park, Kan., February 25, 2022 – The Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council (OPEDC) will recognize eight businesses and former Mayor Carl Gerlach for their contributions to economic growth in Overland Park at its annual…

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This Week in Topeka | February 21-25, 2022

This Week in Topeka February 21-25, 2022 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session After a few last-minute committee meetings on Monday, the House and Senate spent Tuesday and Wednesday focused on floor action. They churned through multiple, mostly non-controversial pieces of legislation that had previously been vetted by their respective…

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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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