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2015 Kansas Legislative Session Closes

June 15, 2015  2015 Kansas Legislative Session Closes By Natalie Bright, Olathe Chamber of Commerce Legislative Liaison  The 2015 Legislative Session wrapped up Friday, making it the longest session in history going 118 days. This session will be remembered for the bitter fight between closing a $400 million budget hole and maintaining the Governor’s “March… Read more »

AT&T has donated $15,000 to JCCC to support pilot program for English as a Second Language (ESL)

 06/11/2015 Media Contact: Diane Carroll, 913-469-3425, dicarroll@jccc.edu   AT&T supports technology pilot for ESL courses OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – AT&T has donated $15,000 to Johnson County Community College to support a technology-related pilot program for English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.   JCCC’s pilot program will study the benefits of integrating tablets, e-textbooks and… Read more »

Furniture Mall of Kansas Set to Open Saturday

For Immediate Release:  6/11/15 Contact:  Dave Wieser                                                                                   Company:  Furniture Mall of Kansas E-Mail: mailto:dwcreative13@gmail.com816-898-9361 816-898-9361                                                                                                                                                      Filling the Void: Furniture Mall of Kansas Set to Open Saturday in Former Benchmark Furnishings Building  Olathe, KS – Furniture Mall of Kansas, opening to the general public June 13th in the former Benchmark Furniture building, will not only… Read more »

JCCC Trustee Appointed to National Community College Board

Media Contact: Judi Reilly, 913-469-3908, jreilly@jccc.edu     JCCC Trustee Appointed to National Community College Board   June 9, 2015   Overland Park, Kan. – Jerry Cook, chairman of the Johnson County Community College board of trustees, is the newest member of the board of directors of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), based… Read more »

KANSAS CITY AREA STUDENTS RECEIVE 2015 COMCAST LEADERS & ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIPS

KANSAS CITY AREA STUDENTS RECEIVE 2015 COMCAST LEADERS & ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIPS INDEPENDENCE, MO (June 8, 2015) – The Comcast Foundation today announced that eleven Kansas City area high school seniors have been named 2015 recipients of the foundation’s annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The Comcast Foundation was started in 1999 to provide charitable support… Read more »

New Outdoor Fitness Park at Heritage Park Offers Community Members Free Access to Exercise Equipment

DATE:          June 4, 2015 CONTACT:   Stephanie Manning, Public Relations & Marketing Manager, Olathe Medical Center, 913-791-4311, Stephanie.manning@olathehealth.org New Outdoor Fitness Park at Heritage Park Offers Community Members Free Access to Exercise Equipment and Wellness Opportunities   Olathe Medical Center (OMC) and Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) are providing a unique wellness opportunity for community… Read more »

Grantham offers lecture series for hiring veterans

MEDIA CONTACT Leila Gallagher 913-309-4804 lgallagher@grantham.edu   GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES LECTURE SERIES WITH BEST PRACTICES FOR HIRING VETERANS Sprint Talent Acquisition Manager and U.S. Army Transition Services Manager Among Experts Sharing Strategies for Human Resource Professionals Lenexa, Kan. – June 2, 2015 – Do veterans make good employees? Can employers do a better job of… Read more »

Shivashankar named co-champ of Scripps Howard Spelling Bee

  Shivashankar Named Co-Champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee   May 28, 2015   CONTACT: Ann Kohn Media Relations 913-780-8247 kohna@olatheschools.org   OLATHE – Vanya Shivashankar, who recently completed eighth grade at California Trail Middle School, was named co-champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday night after numerous rounds of the bee. She… Read more »

COMCAST DELIVERS FASTER INTERNET SPEEDS TO KANSAS CITY MARKET

 COMCAST DELIVERS FASTER INTERNET SPEEDS TO KANSAS CITY MARKET Extreme 250 Mbps Service Now Available to Entire Comcast Service Area Introduction is Next Step to Launch of Gigabit Speeds to All Homes   INDEPENDENCE, MO – May 21, 2015 – Comcast today announced the launch of Extreme 250, a new 250 Mbps Internet speed tier, across the… Read more »

Olathe Chamber of Commerce Legislative Report

May 22, 2015 Olathe Chamber of Commerce Legislative Report The 90th day of session came and went over the last weekend, and legislators returned Monday to a continued deadlock on a tax plan to fill the $400 million budget shortfall. Legislators made little progress this week on the two items they must pass before they… Read more »