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President’s Message | Each one counts

President’s Message November 2023 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Each one counts Twenty-five percent. Seventeen percent. Seventeen percent. These percentages aren’t some fun sale to get you in the door. They’re the percentages for voter turnout in the most recent three local elections: November of 2021, 2019 and 2017. The “big” bump was for mayoral…

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News Release | Officials break ground on OsLo –Luxury Apartment Project on Corner of Antioch and 135th Street

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Corey Cohn, ccohn@opchamber.org or (913) 766-7605 Ryan Companies begins construction of luxury apartments at 135th and Antioch OVERLAND PARK, KS (October. 12, 2023) – Ryan Companies and EPC Real Estate Group representatives joined the Overland Park Chamber and local officials to break ground on the new OsLo project. The…

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President’s Message | Playing the long game

President’s Message October 2023 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Playing the long game We celebrated the long-awaited expansion of Overland Park’s Arboretum and Botanical Garden and its gorgeous LongHouse Visitor Center a few weeks ago. The Arboretum is one of my favorite places – both as a space to refresh and relax and to show…

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President’s Column | Our #1 asset

President’s Message September 2023 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Our #1 asset Classrooms across the region are abuzz again. Little ones are bright-eyed with wonder as the mysteries of reading and math unfold for them. Many make friends they’ll keep for a lifetime. Teens – and adults, too – chart paths that will shape their…

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President’s Message | And just like that . . .

President’s Message August 2023 From the Business Perspective Newsletter And just like that . . . Our workforce department is fully staffed! At our Annual Meeting in December, we announced that our economic and community development initiative, Opportunity NOW’s successful fundraising campaign would kick into high gear in 2023 with the implementation of its goals.…

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President’s Message | Fired up for OP’s future

President’s Message July 2023 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Fired up for OP’s future 40 years. 40 classes. Hundreds of speakers. More than 1,000 graduates. That’s how long Leadership Overland Park (LOP) has been committed to developing passionate and informed leaders about the future of our city and region. At the end of a whirlwind…

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President’s Message | Why I’m voting Yes4OP

President’s Message June 2023 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Why I’m voting Yes4OP My father worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation for nearly 45 years. I grew up with a more than average appreciation for the role infrastructure plays in the development of communities. Perhaps it was inevitable that I would choose a career…

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We celebrate small business!

President’s Message May 2023 From the Business Perspective Newsletter We celebrate small business! If someone has just one image in their mind of what a chamber of commerce does, it’s the classic ribbon cutting. You can picture it now. Smiling people gathered under a shiny new sign, proud owners front and center holding those giant…

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President’s Message | Our Opportunity is NOW

President’s Message April 2023 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Our Opportunity is NOW On March 28 your Chamber celebrated a milestone. Thanks to 69 investors ranging from small businesses to some of our largest employers, we’ve committed nearly $3.2 million over the next five years to an aggressive economic and community development strategic plan. That…

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President’s Message | This region is on fire!

President’s Message March 2023 From the Business Perspective Newsletter This region is on fire! What a year – and we’re only two months in! First, the Chiefs! I could fill this newsletter with superlatives about the leadership and talents of Coach Reid, Patrick Mahomes, the coaches and entire team. They’ve put us on the map,…

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