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Olathe is Ranked Among America’s Safest Cities

MyLife, a social media website, recently did an analysis of data to determine the safest cities in the country and Olathe is #6! MyLife’s analysis included 5 sets of data: • Law enforcement officers • Traffic fatalities • Violent crimes • Property crimes • Sex offenders • % of the population enrolled in health care The analysis was based on 100… Read more »

District Students Earn Highest ACT Composite Score

OLATHE – Students in the Olathe School District scored a composite score of 23.9 in the ACT exam, the highest in the district’s history. The test was taken by 80 percent of 2014 graduates, also a high for the district. The scores were well above state and national peers. “We are thrilled with the latest… Read more »

Olathe Medical Center Announces Grand Opening of Hospice House

OLATHE, KAN. (Aug. 18, 2014) – Members of a supportive community will gather to celebrate the grand opening of Olathe Medical Center’s Hospice House with a special open house on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The event is open to the public and will be from 4 – 6 p.m. with special announcements and a ribbon cutting… Read more »

Olathe Library, Chamber and MNU Present Communication Workshop Nov. 7

Art of Great Communication Workshop Nov. 7 Business Toolkit Workshop Series OLATHE, KAN, — Refine your personal communication skills at The Art of Great Communication, a half-day workshop for professionals from all industries Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Road. Learn how to present… Read more »

Sir Speedy in Olathe Receive Three Awards at Annual Convention

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., August 18, 2014— Sir Speedy, Inc. has named Greg and Anne Oswald, owners of the Sir Speedy Printing and Marketing Services in Olathe, KS, as “Franchisee of the Year.” This is the franchisor’s most prestigious award. In addition to this honor, the Oswald’s also received the following awards: Top 25 Award, recognizing… Read more »

New Report Shows MNU Adds Nearly $45 Million Annually To Kansas Economy

OLATHE, KAN. – According to a new study, MidAmerica Nazarene University generates $44.6 million in new income each year for the Kansas economy.  Based on 2012-2013 data, the economic impact of the university’s payroll and operations alone was $28.7 million in added regional income. And MNU generates $9.4 million in social benefits to the state… Read more »

Ribbon Cutting set for 35th Elementary School

OLATHE – The Olathe School District will host a ribbon cutting at Millbrooke Elementary School, 11751 S. Sunnybrook Blvd., at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11. Following the program, a Sneak-a-Peek will be held for the school community. The school staff and Principal Stephanie Dansco are excited to welcome students next week to the district’s 35th… Read more »

Save the Date for the next Business Lunch Series, Sept. 5

Register today for the third luncheon in the Chamber’s Business Lunch Series, focused on community engagement and the benefits for businesses. Corporate and not-for-profit organization leaders will provide perspectives on the benefits of community engagement and the impact of corporate social responsibility. Moderated by Matt Smith, Humana, panelists for this luncheon include Laurie Minard, Garmin… Read more »

Blazing New Trails to offer a Taste of Olathe on Aug. 22

Our Blazing New Trails Event & Auction is just two weeks away! In addition to the fun of live and silent auctions with auctioneer Dave Webb, live music by guitarist Casey Todd, and great camaraderie, guests at our 11th Annual Blazing New Trails will enjoy a great array of food provided by these generous member… Read more »