Upcoming 2014 Election candidate events

The Olathe Chamber of Commerce, along with the Johnson County Public Policy Council (JCPPC), a partnership with other area chambers, is proud to host a number of upcoming events prior to the November election. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. Don’t forget, too, that Oct. 14 is the last day to register to… Read more »

POUR Coffeehouse opens in Olathe

POUR Coffeehouse, a new locally-owned coffee shop, opened its doors in northwest Olathe at 11120 S. Lone Elm Rd. this week! POUR Coffeehouse serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course – coffee! The shop’s owners say they’re focused on providing the freshest local ingredients with great service. To learn more, visit Welcome to Olathe,… Read more »

Comcast to host Job Fair, Oct. 9

Comcast in the Kansas City area is now hiring talented individuals to join their staff of Sales Professionals, and you’re invited to attend an upcoming Job Fair to learn more.  The event will take place Thursday, October 9, from 6 – 9 pm, at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center.    As one… Read more »

MNU Announces Creation of Institutional Repository

OLATHE, KAN., — MidAmerica Nazarene University recently announced plans to develop an MNU Institutional Repository. The repository will contain faculty research articles and related scholarship, openly accessible to scholars via the Internet. According to Bruce Flanders, director of Mabee Library at MNU, the repository will be a comprehensive, freely accessible, online compilation of academic resources… Read more »

Villa St. Francis to mark 70th anniversary with benefit dinner

The Board of Directors and the Auxiliary of Villa St. Francis will host a celebratory dinner to mark the 70th anniversary of the skilled nursing center located in Olathe, Kan., and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. The benefit dinner is scheduled Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at Church of the Ascension, Overland… Read more »

Chamber, MNU & Olathe Public Library to host workshop

Plan to join fellow professionals for the Business Toolkit Workshop Series: The Art of Great Communication at the Olathe Community Center on Friday, Nov. 7. This half-day workshop, sponsored by the Olathe Chamber, MidAmerica Nazarene University and the Olathe Public Library, will empower participants to explore the new ways to effectively communicate, build an elevator… Read more »

Olathe voted one of America’s Best Cities to Live

Olathe was just voted one of America’s Best Cities to Live in a recent report by 24/7 Wall St., an independent financial/business news website! To determine America’s best cities to live in, the company reviewed data on the 550 cities with populations of 65,000 or more as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau. Based on… Read more »

Olathe Medical Center opens new Hospice House

Olathe Medical Center held a ribbon cutting and dedication for its new Hospice House earlier this week, located in the Olathe Medical Park at 15310 S. Marion St. The 11,110-sq.-ft. Hospice House is the first of its kind on the Kansas side of the Metro and features eight individual patient/family suites, with the ability to… Read more »

MNU to Receive $10 Million Title III Grant

OLATHE, KAN.,– MidAmerica Nazarene University announced today it is the recipient of a $10 million five-year Title III Department of Education Strengthening Institutions Program grant. According to Linda Alexander, PhD, and Whitney Gray, grant project co-directors at MNU, the main goal of this grant is to create a Center for Academic and Professional Success (CAPS)… Read more »

AIG adds 300 jobs and building expansion to its operations in Olathe

American International Group Inc. (AIG) held a ribbon cutting and grand opening of its expansion in Olathe on Sept. 8, which will bring 300 new jobs to Kansas by the end of 2015. Gov. Sam Brownback and AIG President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Hancock joined officials from AIG, the University of Kansas (KU) and… Read more »