Olathe Public Schools to break ground for high school #5

A ground breaking ceremony will take place on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. for the Olathe Public School’s fifth high school. The ceremony will take place at the southeast corner of Santa Fe and Hedge Lane. The district’s fifth high school is thanks in part to the $244.8 million bond package that was overwhelmingly… Read more »

Olathe Chamber members among Best Places to Work in KC

The Kansas City Business Journal has announced its list of the area’s Best Places to Work. The recognition is a result of employee surveys, which asked associates to rate team/manager effectiveness, retention probability, work engagement and whether they feel valued. Congratulations to the following Olathe Chamber members who topped the list: Burns & McDonnell Henderson… Read more »

Chamber Board approves nominees for open positions

The Olathe Chamber Board of Directors approved the nominees for three open positions on its Board this week, including the 2014 Treasurer and openings in the Classes of 2014 and 2015. On behalf of the Olathe Chamber staff and Board of Directors, we’d like to welcome the following new members: Michael Snyder, John Deere Company… Read more »

Fall Primary – advanced voting, online candidate guide

Primary elections are on August 5, and advance voting is now open! Advanced voting is available at four locations around Johnson County and any registered voter can vote in advance; you do not need to meet special eligibility requirements. Because polling places have been consolidated, advance voting is highly recommended for your convenience. For advance… Read more »

Bloom Living breaks ground for new location in Olathe

The dirt was officially broke earlier this week at the site for the new Bloom Living, a retirement community being built on the southeast corner of 133rd and Greenwood St. The 3.5 acre facility, operated by Midwest Health, will host nearly 100 apartments in the living center. Midwest Health is based in Topeka and operates… Read more »

Olathe welcomes Naturally Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Naturally Chiropractic & Acupuncture opened a new office in Olathe earlier this month at 11124 S. Lone Elm Rd. Dr. Aaron Wolfswinkel and the leading health professionals at Naturally Chiropractic are dedicated to helping patients achieve their wellness objectives by combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. To learn more, visit… Read more »

Last call to donate to the Blazing New Trails Event & Auction!

This is the last chance to showcase your company, goods and services at the Chamber’s annual Blazing New Trails Event & Auction on Friday, August 22! You can be a part of this high-profile event by donating an auction item, product, service or cash donation – in turn, you’ll receive prominent print recognition in our… Read more »

Traffic alert! K-10 & Rideview Rd. interchange closures

Starting next week, expect weekday overnight lane and roadway closures at the K-10 and Ridgeview Road. interchange for demolition work on the Ridgeview Road bridge over K-10 as part of the Johnson County Gateway project. Eastbound and westbound K-10 traffic will be reduced to one lane each direction and will detour via the exit ramps,… Read more »

Furniture Mall of Kansas will open in old Benchmark building

Furniture Mall of Kansas announced plans this week to open a third mall at the 160,000-square-foot building at 2125 E. Kansas City Road; the company has two other locations in Topeka and Lawrence. The furniture outlet is expected to employ about 155. The second of the two buildings in the former Benchmark complex, a 240,000-square-foot… Read more »

New General Manager to Lead Turner Office

Iammarino Brings 30 Years of Experience with Turner Kansas City, MO. – Turner Construction Company is pleased to introduce Mark Iammarino as the new General Manager of Turner’s Kansas City office.   Iammarino serves as Vice President and General Manager of the office, which serves the four-state region of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. In this… Read more »