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President’s Message | Fall means thinking about the future

President’s Message October 2022 From the Business Perspective Newsletter We will prosper again October means early sunsets, crisp fall nights, turning leaves, sweatshirts and football. It seems we’ve waited a long time for fall this year through an especially hot, dry summer. Fall turns our collective eye to the coming year as companies and governments…

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President’s Message | Who?

President’s Message September 2022 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Who? Last week I attended the college graduation of one of my nieces as she received her nursing degree. This has been a celebratory summer for our family, with this event occurring just a few months after her sister’s graduation with an elementary education degree. I’m…

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President’s Message | APEX transforms and protects

President’s Message August 2022 From the Business Perspective Newsletter APEX transforms and protects Four billion dollars. Four thousand jobs. 300 acres. 2.5 million square feet. A behemoth project, Kansas ultimately competed toe to toe with Oklahoma to win the heart of Panasonic to bring production of its electric-vehicle batteries to the former Sunflower Army Ammunition…

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President’s Message | Thankful for giants

President’s Message July 2022 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Thankful for giants On June 18 we said good-bye to a cherished leader, Kirby Deeter. Kirby passed away December 5, and the June memorial brought together Kirby’s family with friends from the Chamber, real estate, Rotary, and his vast faith and community networks to celebrate a…

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President’s Message | The top priority for business

President’s Message June 2022 From the Business Perspective Newsletter The top priority for business For the past year one topic has dominated our conversations with businesses: the challenge of attracting, retaining and aligning talent. If there’s a day we’re not talking about the workforce shortage with a business leader, then it’s because it’s a rare…

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President’s Message | Things are good in OP – but not everyone is on the same page

President’s Message May 2022 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Things are good in OP – but not everyone is on the same page Last month our Economic Development Council investors had an update from Jack Messer, Director of Planning and Development Services at the City of Overland Park. As expected, Jack was like Johnny Appleseed…

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President’s Message | Be the change

President’s Message April 2022 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Be the change I love to read recipes. Recipe magazines, cookbooks, stacks of recipe cards, you name it. I collect (my husband says “hoard”) recipes, far too many to try. Despite the numerous variations available, I often make the same dishes the same way, sticking to…

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President’s Message | The light of future generations

President’s Message March 2022 From the Business Perspective Newsletter The light of future generations Recently an icy forecast forced us to take opening day of Leadership Overland Park virtual. What could have been a snoozer of a day on Zoom was the opposite as the class embraced the day, cameras on and energized. I always…

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President’s Message | Month Two, 2022

President’s Message February 2022 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Month Two, 2022 Happy New Year! How are you doing so far? Does it feel like 2021, but at a faster pace, and more expensive? A few weeks ago, we held a small group bonus session with Mary Kelly, whom many of you met at our…

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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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