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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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This Week in Topeka March 29-31, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session It was a short week in Topeka as lawmakers in the House wrapped up its work on Tuesday followed by the Senate on Wednesday. The week was dedicated to floor action in both chambers where they decided…

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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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This Week in Topeka March 22-26, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session Legislative committees have completed most of their work for the session and the action will now turn to floor debate and conference committees as the legislature moves toward first adjournment. They will spend most of their time…

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This Week in Topeka March 15-19, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session The Kansas Legislature continues to work toward first adjournment that is now just a couple of weeks away. Committees continue to work through critical legislation, the budget is beginning to take shape and the House and Senate…

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This Week in Topeka March 8-12, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session Lawmakers returned to Topeka Wednesday in what turned out to be a relatively quiet week. The Senate is back to full strength with the swearing in of Ron Ryckman, Sr., who was elected to fill the term…

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This Week in Topeka March 1-5, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session The Kansas House and Senate spent time on their respective chamber floors working through lengthy lists of bills cued up for General Orders – the  portion of the calendar where bills are set aside for debate, amendment…

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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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