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Acclaimed Darden Smith to perform at JCCC, Nov. 5

9/28/2015 Media Contact: Christy McWard, 913-469-7684, cmcward@jccc.edu Singer-songwriter Darden Smith to collaborate with veteran students and perform at JCCC OVERLAND PARK, Kan. –  Darden Smith, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, speaker and founder/creative director of SongwritingWith:Soldiers, will offer a free performance and lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College…. Read more »

JCCC to host Peace Building conference

9/23/2015 JCCC to host Peace Building Conference, Oct. 30-31 Media Contact: Tyler Cundith, 913-469-8500, ext. 3122, tcundith@jccc.edu  OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Park University and Johnson County Community College will host a two-day conference on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 30-31, that will explore the role of education in peacebuilding.  The event, free and open to the public, is… Read more »

Boys & Girls Club brings full-year programming to Olathe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2015 For Interviews or More Information: Sharon Cleaver, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City Phone:  816-462-0136 Mobile: 816-674-3721 Email Address: scleaver@helpKCkids.org / Web site:  www.helpKCkids.org BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS BRINGS FULL YEAR PROGRAMMING TO OLATHE, KANSAS KANSAS CITY, Mo – A ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 29 will… Read more »

Olathe Public Schools announces awards

District Students, Staff Receive Honors Kopplin Selected to Play on Generation X Team Shane Kopplin, a junior soccer player at Olathe East High School, has been selected to play for the United States Generation X Team. He will travel to Italy in mid-October, to represent the United States in three competitions. The Gen X team… Read more »

JCCC & KU intro new degree partnership

09/17/2015 Media Contact: Diane Carroll, 913-469-3425, dicarroll@jccc.edu JCCC and KU introduce new degree partnership program   OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College and the University of Kansas have developed a degree partnership program that helps students chart a path to their goals early in their academic career, enabling them to earn both an… Read more »

Chamber announces new marketing/sponsorship program

Chairman Peters announces Member Marketing/Sponsorship program   We are pleased to announce your Olathe Chamber of Commerce membership has even more value. That’s right, more bang for your buck through the Chamber’s Total Resource Campaign, an expanded marketing and sponsorship program available only to Olathe Chamber of Commerce members. Here’s how it works:   The… Read more »

Third annual Lace it Up for Learning 5K Run-Walk, Oct. 11

Media Contact: Judi Reilly, 913-469-3908, jreilly@jccc.edu   JCCC’s Lace Up for Learning 5K Run-Walk raises money for scholarships OVERLAND PARK, KAN. – The third annual Lace Up for Learning 5K Run-Walk will take place Sunday, Oct. 11, at Johnson County Community College. The event, open to everyone, raises money for JCCC student scholarships. In the… Read more »

JCCC to host Criminal Justice Day, Sept. 16

09/09/2015 Media Contact: Diane Carroll, 913-469-3425, dicarroll@jccc.edu   JCCC hosts Criminal Justice Day on Sept. 16   OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Have you ever considered a career in criminal justice? Or would you like to learn what it would be like to be a police officer or an emergency responder or a crime lab technician?… Read more »

Digital Sandbox offers resources to entreprenuers; Sept. 17 event scheduled

Digital Sandbox event Thursday, Sept. 17 seeks to engage Olathe entrepreneurs Many cities are trying to attract startups. Now, with a unique partnership between the City of Olathe and the Digital Sandbox KC, residents and businesses in Olathe can apply for grants to help turn their ideas into business starts. The Digital Sandbox KC and… Read more »

Kelly Peetoom named VP of Olathe CVB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, Sept. 1 Contact: Jeff Bollig, Director of Communications Office (913) 764-1050, Cell (913) 449-1635, jbollig@olathe.org                     Brings wealth of experience in all aspects of convention, meetings & travel industry Kelly Peetoom selected Vice President of Olathe Convention and Visitors Bureau OLATHE, Kan. — Olathe Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer… Read more »