Below are some valuable resources for our Olathe Chamber of Commerce members.

For more questions regarding federal loan and grant funding opportunities, please reach out to the Small Business Administration and/or your local lender. If you do not have a local lender, please be sure to check here for a full list of our member financial institutions.

Recent News and Updates

February Updates

County lifts curfew for restaurants, bars and night clubs | February 26, 2021

On Thursday, Feb. 25, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve the removal of curfews and closing times for restaurants, bars, night clubs and other businesses licensed to sell alcohol for on-premises consumption. No other changes were made to the public health order. More information is available here.

County’s PPE Program reopens| February 26, 2021

Johnson County’s Community Personal Protective Equipment Program has reopened. Supplies are available to all Johnson County businesses and organizations. Last year, we distributed 6.3 million pieces of PPE, which provided a 90-day supply of PPE to 1,300 organizations supporting more than 90,000 workers. Today, there are 1.7 million items remaining from the supplies provided from the state.

October Updates

Johnson County CARES Small Business Grant Program Update and FAQ Webinar recap | October 28, 2020

Wednesday’s Zoom call provided members an opportunity to hear from the Enterprise Center in Johnson County ahead of the opening of the application window for the Small Business Grants. Jeff Shackelford provided an update and answer some FAQs about the grant program that is being administered through the CARES Act. The call took place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Watch the webinar here

School Board Update webinar recap | October 2, 2020

This week’s Zoom call provided members a school board update from Olathe Public Schools and the Spring Hill School District. We were joined by Brian Geary, member of the Olathe Public Schools Board of Education, and Jason Winbolt, member of the Spring Hill BOE. The call took place at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2.

Watch the webinar here

September Updates

General Election Update webinar recap | September 18, 2020

This week’s call featured Scott Schwab, Secretary of State of Kansas and Fred Sherman, Johnson County Deputy Election Security Commissioner. They gave us an update on the general election coming up on Nov. 3 The call took place at 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 18.

Watch the webinar here

School Update webinar recap | September 4, 2020

This week’s Zoom call provided members a sneak peek at how the inside of schools will look when school begins next week. We were joined by Julie Sluyter, principal of Indian Creek Elementary, who led a walk-through video of her school. The call took place at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Watch the webinar here