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eFlash March 5, 2024

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Registration open for State of the County Luncheon

Don’t forget to put the State of the County Luncheon on your calendar. The annual luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 at the Overland Park Convention Center. The deadline for reservations is Friday, March 22. Individual tickets are $50 and a corporate table of 10 is $550. Register today.

New Member Luncheon is Friday

Be sure to join us at 11:15 a.m. this Friday, March 8, for our New Member Orientation Luncheon. Whether you’re a new member, a member who has never attended, or have new employees, you and your employees are welcome to attend. Register today.

The doors open at 11:15 a.m. at Olathe Health Cancer Center, 15123 S. OMC Pkwy. The program begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Cancer Center conference room and is followed by a networking session from 12:30 – 1 p.m. Please join us to learn how to make the most of your Chamber membership. Be sure to register today.

The luncheon is presented by Olathe Health.

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Leadership Olathe class project to benefit Mission Southside

The Leadership Olathe Class of 2024 is off and running and about to tackle State Day on Thursday, but that’s not all they’re doing.

Each year, the Leadership Olathe class chooses a non-profit organization in Olathe to be the benefactor of their always-ambitious volunteer project. This year, they’ve partnered with Mission Southside and their “Fields of Hope” project, an initiative to transform underutilized green space into a vibrant community hub, offering recreational activities and events for families and individuals across our community.

From family sports nights to youth soccer clubs and neighborhood gatherings, the “Fields of Hope” project will enhance the quality of life for our community’s most marginalized populations with amenities that include a professional-style soccer field, sand volleyball courts and upgraded pavilions. Best of all, it’ll be accessible to all and free of charge.

As this year’s class gets its project underway, they are hoping to be able to raise enough money to provide equipment such as soccer goals, volleyball nets and a field striper. Anyone interested in helping the Class of 2024 with their project can do so here.

Chamber Social another success

Our first Olathe Chamber of Commerce Social of the year was another big success.

Last week’s Chamber Social took place at Main Event Entertainment, 11950 N. Kansas City Road. It was a perfect setting for our wildly popular new afternoon networking event.

Our weekly Chamber Coffee sponsors are Olathe Health and the University of Kansas Health System; Harlan Parker State Farm Insurance and Jason Parker State Farm Insurance; Truity Credit Union; and Xfinity.

Check out some pics from the Social here.

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Leadership Olathe, Terracon hosting blood drive

The Leadership Olathe Class of 2024 and Terracon are hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 in the Terracon training room, 10841 S. Ridgeview Road. Appointments are preferred, but not necessary.

Book your appointment today at savealifenow.org/group, enter the code, CBNG. For additional details contact Terracon.


Plenty going on ahead of 2024 Garmin Olathe Marathon

The Garmin Olathe Marathon is coming up on April 20. As the big day quickly approaches, there is plenty going on with our annual event.

From opportunities to volunteer and sponsor a booth at our expo, to the reveal of our race T-shirt, it’s a busy time for the Garmin Olathe Marathon.

The expo and race day is not just for runners. The whole marathon experience is about engaging with our entire community. Register now to be a part of the weekend, even if you don’t want to run. Whether it’s a course monitor, expo volunteer or helping at the finish line on race day, we could use your help.

The annual Holmes Murphy Garmin Olathe Marathon Packet Pick-up and Expo on April 18-19 is a perfect opportunity to promote your business. For more information or to inquire about expo sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susie Carson.

Finally, check out the design for this year’s race T-shirt here. Glenda, the Good Witch, looks pretty sharp on the black T-shirt this year.

Be sure to join in on all the fun this year. The Garmin Olathe Marathon, organized by the Olathe Chamber of Commerce’s Olathe Convention & Visitors Bureau, will start and finish at Garmin International at 151st and Ridgeview.

The April 20 event will feature the largest full-marathon and half-marathon in the state of Kansas and a 10K, and Munchkin Marathon. Register here and join in on the fun.

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Our Fourth Friday events begin in May

Fourth Fridays are back. The Olathe Chamber of Commerce’s Convention & Visitors Bureau will, once again, be hosting the awesome Friday night events this summer. Register here to be a part of the fun as a vendor.

Please join us for any of the following dates, May 24, June 28 or Aug. 23, to connect with thousands of Olathe residents at what have become a summer staple. And don’t miss your chance to be a part of the events.

These free events offer live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, beer gardens, and so much more. Join us to highlight and promote your business. Offer marketing materials, promotions, sell products or services, offer samples, and much more.

Secure your spot now and give your business or organization some great visibility at the marquee events in downtown Olathe by registering here. We can’t wait to see you this summer.


U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named AdventHealth Shawnee Mission as a 2024 High Performing hospital for Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy). This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.

Olathe Northwest High School wrestler, Caleb Sharp, was selected to compete in the inaugural KWCA Kansas Shrine Duals All-Star Event on March 17. Visit here to submit a sponsorship in support of Sharp or learn more about the Kansas Shrine Duals event by Friday.

Heart-to-Heart International is hosting a Sneak Peek Social from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. They’re located at 11550 Renner Road in Lenexa.  Join them to help create hygiene kits in their newly refreshed space. There will be drinks and hors d’oeuvres available. You can RSVP today.

Both HMC Performance Coatings and New Again were nominated for Superstars for Small Businesses in the KC Metro. Congratulations.


Want to increase your visibility with the Olathe Chamber of Commerce? We have a sponsorship package for every budget. Give us a call at 913-764-1050 or contact Susie Carson for more information.


NOTE: You can reach the Olathe community and beyond through the Chamber’s online calendar of events. Members can complete the online form and then submit their events online for approval by staff. If you have multiple day events, a form must be submitted for each day. Listings must meet the established criteria.

Also, if the Olathe Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Olathe Chamber Coffees and Ribbon Cuttings are also cancelled.

March 7 – Olathe Chamber Coffee at Ascend Church, 15865 S. Ridgeview Road, co-hosted by WANRack and KWIKOM, 9 a.m.

Please send us the names and e-mails of members you know who might not be receiving this e-newsletter or other Chamber e-communications. We do not yet have e-mail addresses for every member representative. Also, please forward this e-newsletter to others you know who might like to be included in our every-Tuesday distribution!


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