B2G Steering Committee Class of ‘17 appointed

Five people have been appointed to the Olathe Chamber’s Business to Government Advocacy Council (B2G) Steering Committee as approved at this week’s Board of Directors meeting. All five have been active in the Olathe Chamber’s legislative advocacy efforts. David Kugler, Bud Brown Volkswagen, will serve as the chair of the committee for the next 12… Read more »

2014-15 Membership Directory & Relocation Guides now available!

Hot off the presses – the 2014-15 Membership Directory & Relocation Guides are now available and were dropped in the mail for member businesses this week! The directory includes a listing of all Olathe Chamber member businesses (as of May 2014), including contact and Buyer’s Guide info. The Relocation Guide, included inside the directory, is… Read more »

A message to Kansas companies from KDOC Secretary Pat George

June 2014 Dear Kansas Business Owner: I want to make you aware of an exciting opportunity to expand your business. On Tuesday, July 8, Walmart Corporation will host its first ever Made in the USA “Open Call” Event at its corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. The Open Call Event will be focused on new business… Read more »

Olathe continues to be among top chambers in KC metro

The Kansas City Business Journal has listed the following chambers as the top chambers in the Kansas City metro area. Only the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce was ranked higher than Olathe. 1. Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, 2,500 2. Olathe Chamber of Commerce, 1,300 3. Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce, 962 4. Overland Park Chamber of… Read more »

Terracon Named to Employee Ownership 100

OLATHE, Kan. — Terracon ranks as the 45th largest majority employee-owned company in the U.S. according to the Employee Ownership 100, a list published by the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO).   Since 1965, Terracon has grown from a small Iowa geotechnical firm to a large, multifaceted national firm. Terracon has experienced tremendous growth… Read more »

Pharmacy technician program at JCCC receives six-year accreditation

The pharmacy technician program at Johnson County Community College has received a rare six-year accreditation from the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHSP).   “Accreditation is for one, two, three or six years,” explained Phil Schneider, director of pharmacy services for Olathe Medical Center and treasurer of the ASHSP board. “A first-time, six-year accreditation is… Read more »

Rep. Yoder Announces Fourth Annual Job Fair

Overland Park, KS – Congressman Kevin Yoder (KS-3) announced today that the fourth annual Third District Job Fair and Resource Expo will be held on August 14 at the Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe.  The purpose of the fair will be to help facilitate face-to-face meetings between those looking for employment and… Read more »

Pioneer Trail Named Middle School of the Year

OLATHE – Pioneer Trail Middle School has been named the 2014 Middle School of the Year by the National Association of Middle School Principals. The school received the honor over five other middle school finalists located in New Hampshire, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania and Utah. “This is a wonderful honor and recognition for the entire… Read more »

MNU Website Wins National Award

OLATHE, KAN, — MidAmerica Nazarene University’s website has won a national Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Bronze Award for Best Institutional Website. MNU is the only college or university in the state of Kansas to receive a Circle of Excellence award in any category in the 2014 awards. More… Read more »

1Week KC to Celebrate Kansas City Entrepreneurship June 9-15

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City’s annual celebration of entrepreneurship is being held June 9-15, 2014. For the third consecutive year, 1Week KC will feature a series of local events to help build even greater awareness of and support for entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the Kansas City region. “1Week KC celebrates everything the Kansas City… Read more »