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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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News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor Laura Kelly Announces U.S. 69 Expansion and Modernization Project in Johnson County On July 8, 2021, Governor Laura Kelly announced in Overland Park that the region’s number one priority, the U.S. 69 Expansion and Modernization project – totaling a $300 million investment – has been committed to construction as…

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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 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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Job Opening Overland Park Chamber seeks qualified candidates for position of Member Services Coordinator. The Overland Park Chamber of Commerce seeks a Member Services Coordinator to support membership recruitment/retention, assist in event, program committee and administrative support, service to members and guests, provide website support, assist with social media activities and manage front-of-house functions, including conference…

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News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TTEC Announces Plans to Hire 450 Contact Center Agents in Overland Park DENVER, May 13, 2021 – TTEC Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC), one of the largest global digital customer experience (CX) technology and services innovators for end-to-end, digital CX solutions, announced its plans to create 450 customer service jobs in…

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This Week in Topeka May 3-7, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session That’s a wrap!  The 2021 session of the Kansas Legislature adjourned after a week of overriding vetoes and passing last-minute legislation left over from the main part of the session. Sine Die, scheduled for May 26, is…

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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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This Week in Topeka April 5-9, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session The main portion of the 2021 session ended last Friday evening when the House and Senate completed a flurry of votes on last-minute legislation setting the stage for first adjournment. It was a busy week of conference…

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News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ryan Hughes, Managing Partner, ryan@lvluparena.com, (203) 979-4232 First-of-its-kind Esports and Training Facility Coming to Overland Park OVERLAND PARK, KAN., April 6, 2021 – LEVELUP Esports Arena (“LEVELUP”) is opening the third largest esports venue in the USA and the only one with a dedicated education program – Esports Forge…

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