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President’s Message | Support impacted businesses during road and street closures

President’s Message June 2024 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Support businesses during road and street closures Orange barrels on our streets seem to pop up faster than dandelions in a field. While we all hate the short-term inconvenience of lane closures and traffic shifts, we will ultimately enjoy the long-term benefits of more efficient traffic…

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President’s Message | We the people . . .

President’s Message May 2024 From the Business Perspective Newsletter We the people . . . Can you recite the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution? If you’re like me you can, while silently humming that jaunty School House Rock earworm, a favorite from my elementary school Saturday morning cartoon days. Those tunes taught us how bills…

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President’s Message | When you want to clone yourself . . .

President’s Message April 2024 From the Business Perspective Newsletter When you want to clone yourself . . . We all have days – too many of them – when we need to be two people – one at a meeting and the other at our desk plowing through work. Or, we need four hands to…

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President’s Message | Vision Metcalf becomes a reality

President’s Message March 2024 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Vision Metcalf becomes a reality It’s hard to believe it’s been 16 years since our community imagined and created a new strategy for our original commercial corridor. When the Overland Park City Council adopted the Vision Metcalf Plan in 2008, its goal was to address the…

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President’s Message | The true art of winning

President’s Message February 2024 From the Business Perspective Newsletter The true art of winning It’s a great time to be in Kansas City. We’re going to the Super Bowl! Again! Preparations are underway for the World Cup. The Current’s new home on the riverfront is gorgeous. The state of business is strong. In our recent…

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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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