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This Week in Topeka February 22-26, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session Committees continued to grind through bills – many of which have been covered in previous editions of this report – to get them ready for consideration by the full House and Senate next week. Next week both…

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This Week in Topeka February 15-19, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session With the bill introduction deadline now behind us and “turn around” looming, legislative committees are focused on holding hearings and advancing critical legislation to their respective chambers for further consideration by the full House and Senate. The…

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This Week in Topeka February 8-12, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session Despite the unusually quiet halls of the capitol due to COVID concerns, the legislature hit full stride with bill introductions, committee work and a fair amount of floor action.  The Senate took center stage on Tuesday when…

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This Week in Topeka February 1-5, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session The 2021 Session is transitioning from the early bill introduction phase into a more committee intensive phase where bill hearings take center stage.  Committee chairs are actively cueing up bills for consideration and working with conferees to…

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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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This Week in Topeka January 18-22, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session It’s the end of week two and it was anything but normal. After taking Monday off to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the legislature had planned for a full week of…

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This Week in Topeka January 11-15, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session They’re back! The 2021 session is underway with Monday’s official swearing-in ceremony followed by Governor Kelly’s State of the State address on Tuesday evening. The first week of session is usually a little slow to get rolling…

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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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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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