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 »

2014 Kansas Business Incentive Changes

One of the Kansas Department of Commerce’s most popular incentive programs, Promoting Employment Across Kansas (PEAK), was enhanced recently. PEAK offers qualified companies the ability to retain 95 percent of their payroll withholding tax for up to ten years. The enhancements to the program include: The aggregate median wage of the new jobs created in… Read more »

Olathe Public Schools seeks partners for Adopt-A-School

Olathe Public Schools is seeking 11 business, faith or civic partners for the Adopt-A-School program. Under the program, each school and educational program teams up with an outside organization who wants to connect with the students and staff through a variety of activities, including backpack programs, building and landscape improvement projects, and before or after… Read more »

Vote JoCo – 2014 Primary Elections, candidate info

Fall Primary Election July 15 – Last day to register of change party affiliation July 16 – Advance voting begins August 4 – Advance voting in person closes August 5 – Fall Primary There are many upcoming opportunities, including the events below, to meet the candidates running for office in Johnson County this election season… Read more »

Olathe Chamber members named ‘Next Gen’ Leaders of KC

The Kansas City Business Journal announced its 2014 NextGen Leaders, a group of 25 community and business leaders from the Kansas City metro identified by the judges as up-and-coming leaders that can help their business adapt to the ever-changing business landscape. We’d like to congratulate the following nominees who are representatives from Olathe Chamber member… Read more »

Celebrate Olathe! – Community Center Grand Opening, July 3

Come Celebrate Olathe at the opening of the new Olathe Community Center, 1205 E Kansas City Rd., next Thursday, July 3! The fun starts in the morning with the Olathe Chamber Coffee networking event and Ribbon Cutting and dedication, and continues later in the afternoon with games, food, activities and 19th Century fireworks. The Olathe… Read more »

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 »