Let KANSAS WORKS help with your hiring needs

Are you looking for qualified employees? The Kansas Department of Commerce makes it easy to find the perfect employee with its KANSASWORKS program. Hiring employers are encouraged to create an employer account at and enter job openings at no cost to find qualified and skilled candidates matching the company’s job specifications. Employers can also… Read more »

Air Expo 2014 to stop at New Century Sept. 13-14

Experience the sights, smells and sounds of historic World War II aircraft at the annual Heart of America/Commemorative Air Force Air Expo 2014 next weekend, Sept. 13 and 14, at the New Century AirCenter Airport, 6 Aero Plaza, New Century, Kan. Bring the family, experience history and take a ride on a WWII airplane! Warbird… Read more »

Balls Food Stores opens new grocery store on Santa Fe

Balls Food Stores has opened a Payless Discount Foods at the former Price Chopper at 2101 E. Santa Fe St., at 135th and Mur-Len Road. The store, which opened earlier this week, calls itself a ‘no-frills’ operation, stating that customers will sack their own groceries and the store will not take credit cards in order… Read more »

JCCC president to give State of the College presentation

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Joe Sopcich, president of Johnson County Community College, will deliver his second State of the College presentation at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Polsky Theatre of the Carlsen Center, JCCC.   JCCC’s State of the College address comes the beginning of the academic year instead of the beginning of the… Read more »

Sept. Business Lunch Series to focus on Community Engagement

Community engagement and corporate responsibility can be extremely beneficial to businesses of all types and sizes. Join us for the next Business Lunch Series, “Community Engagement and the Benefits of Business,” on Friday, Sept. 5, to hear perspectives from corporate and non-profit organization leaders alike. Panelists: Laurie Minard, Garmin International Mike Jense, Olathe Medical Center… Read more »

Registration is open for the 2015 Garmin Marathon!

Planning is underway and registration is open for the 2015 Garmin Marathon! Held by the Olathe Chamber and sponsored by Garmin International, next year’s event is set for Saturday, April 18, and will once again begin at Garmin’s world headquarters in Olathe. Race organizers are also excited to announce that next year’s Garmin Marathon will… Read more »

H&R Block Announces Enhanced Small Business Solutions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) announced a new suite of cloud-based, centrally-supported services that it will offer to small businesses, predominantly ones with fewer than 10 employees, throughout the Kansas City metro area. Building on existing H&R Block small business services, this modernized offering leverages cloud accounting technologies to provide local businesses… Read more »

Elecsys announces expansion of its production facility

Olathe, Kansas (August 20, 2014) – Elecsys Corporation (Nasdaq: ESYS), a provider of innovative machine-to-machine (M2M) communication technology solutions, data acquisition systems, and custom electronic equipment for critical industrial applications, today announced a planned expansion to its Olathe, Kansas production facility. The project will expand the Company’s production facility by over 40% to a total… Read more »

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 »