Friday January 3, 2020
Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce
Be sure to contact us with your news, specials and events!
Executive Director: Hitomi Lamirande
509 5th Street, PO Box 63
Phone: (913) 755-4114 or E-Mail:
Think Local, Shop Local, Keep it Local
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Hopefully your Holidays were prosperous, fun filled and full of wonderment! The Board and I are looking forward to another great year together!
Congratulations to our 2 Kiddos who won the Coloring Contest!

A great BIG congratulations to Kiyoshi Lamirande and Eric Zhang for winning the Chamber Coloring Contest! Kiyoshi won 1st place and fabulous Artist Basket! Eric won second place and a Birthday Bash Certificate, courtesy of the Ozone!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote - you have made these two VERY happy campers! I have posted pictures of both winners, along with colored pictures on Facebook - so be sure to check those out!
How Exciting TWO Ribbon Cuttings in January!

We have TWO Ribbon Cuttings coming up in January!

Prime Accounting will be opening their office at 561 Main Street and Equip-Bid Auctions has been working hard on their building at 701 6th Street! Please show your support for these two NEW businesses by marking your calendars and attending both of these Ribbon Cuttings!!

Thursday, January 16th at 10:00 a.m. - Equip-Bid Auctions (701 6th Street)
Wednesday, January 22nd at 10:00 a.m. -Prime Accounting (561 Main Street)


Today our campus consists of two hospitals, Osawatomie State Hospital and Adair Acute Care at Osawatomie State Hospital. Adair Acute Care at OSH has been certified with CMS and average length of stay is 15 days with a median length of stay of 12 days. The two units focus on stabilization and return to the community. Osawatomie State Hospital is licensed with KDHE. The patient’s average length of stay is 105 days with a median length of stay of 40 days. The 4 units are diverse in their treatment ranging from managing behaviors to forensic programs.  
Today, we service 35 counties in Kansas in collaboration with 15 Community Mental Health Centers. During the patients stay they will work with Physicians, Nurses, Mental Health Technicians, Social Workers, Therapists, Activity Therapists, Dietitians and other disciplines. All of the staff work together to achieve the hospital’s mission of providing excellent care that promotes recovery and self-sufficiency. They share values of compassion, teamwork, professionalism, communication, respect and efficiency. 
We are happy to share some new things going on here at the hospital as well. The first is of course for anyone that hasn’t heard we have a new Superintendent, Dr. Kristin Feeback. The second item is the new face lift to our main lobby in our administration building and reopening of our auditorium for staff and patient use. Third, we are very proud to say that our hospitals have been selected by Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center to be their pilot site for Trauma Informed Care implementation. Our hospitals were selected as the single site for the Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska region. We are honored to have been selected as the pilot site and are excited to start this journey. The fourth thing we continue to take pride in is our staff. We recently recognized hospital staff that have been with us for 5, 10, 20 and 30 years. We are lucky to have and celebrate three special employees - Dolores Redifer, Kim Fisher and Venita Prothe who have been with the hospital for 30 years!
OSH and ACC looks forward to continuing to keep our focus on the best interests of the Kansans who need and receive our services.

Special For the Month:

The Osawatomie State Hospital will be hosting a coffee on Tuesday, January 28th th at 10:00 a.m. at their facility here in Osawtomie. Please show your support by attending this coffee. This is a great way to get to know Dr. Feeback and her staff and a great way to network with other businesses. Your support for their business is appreciated!

Interested in the  High School  or   Middle School  Upcoming Sports Schedules?
Middle of the Month Breakfast at the Elks Lodge
422 Main Street
January 11th from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Don't forget the Middle of the Month Breakfast at 7-11 am this Saturday at the Elks Lodge #921. This months cooks and servers will be the lodge "PER'S" with some help from great members! You can help to, please stop by and buy a great breakfast, show more support by bringing a guest of two!
Equip-Bid Auctions Ribbon Cutting
701 6th Street
Thursday, January 16th at 10:00 a.m.

Come out and join us for a Ribbon Cutting at Equip-Bid Auctions newly remodeled location here in Osawatomie! We hope you can make it by to welcome the newest member to our business community!
Third Thursdays Craft Night at the Osawatomie Library
527 Brown Avenue
Thursday, January 16th at 6:00 p.m.

Cookie Decorating with Taylor Evans of Taystey Cake Company. Cost is $25.00 and the class size will be limited to 20 people. Registration will remain open until the class is full. Call the library at (913) 755-2136 for registration.
Within Reach at Cookie's Long Shots Bar & Grill
607 Kelly Avenue
Friday, January 18th at 9:00 p.m.

Within Reach is kicking off the new year at Cookies! There is a $5.00 door charge and
Ryann Robinson will also be performing!
Prime Accounting Ribbon Cutting
561 Main Street
Wednesday, January 22nd at 10:00 a.m.

Come out and join us for a Ribbon Cutting at Prime Accounting's newest location here in Osawatomie! We hope you can make it by to welcome the newest member to our business community!
Osawatomie Public Library Speakeasy Event
425 6th Street (The Loft On Sixth)
Friday, January 24th at 7:00 p.m.

Shhh... you're invited to the hottest secret club in town: a 1920's speakeasy like no other featuring dueling pianist Tony Baragona. Tickets are $25.00 per person or purchase a reserved table of eight seats for $175.00. Tickets are available at the library! Each ticket includes two drink vouchers for the wine/beer bar, finger food, and (of course) a roaring good time! 1920s attire is encouraged but not required. Call the library at (913) 755-2136 with questions!

*PLEASE NOTE* The Speakeasy night is 18+! Attendees must be 21+ to drink and IDs will be checked at the door. Those under 21 will *NOT* be issued drink vouchers for the bar.
Osawatomie State Hospital Spotlight Coffee
500 State Hospital Drive
Tuesday, January 28th at 10:00 a.m.

The Osawatomie State Hospital will be hosting a coffee on Tuesday, January 28th th at 10:00 a.m. at their facility here in Osawtomie. Please show your support by attending this coffee. This is a great way to get to know Dr. Feeback and her staff and a great way to network with other businesses. Your support for their business is appreciated!
February 5th: Catholic Charities Mobile Bus
February 22nd: Osawatomie's Legislative Breakfast
April 11th: Osawatomie's Home & Business Expo
April 25th & 26th: Osawatomie's Tornado Alley Rally Soap Box Race
Barden Family Dentistry Contest Alert!

Guess how many snowballs Ned the Snowman is holding. How do you guess? Check-in to Barden Family Dentistry on Facebook and we will give you an official entry form to make your guess. The person with the right or closest without going over guess wins a $50 Walmart gift card. You can check in at your appointment or just stop by, say hi, check-in, get your form and make your guess, Easy!
Hanaya dba Hanes Florist & Main Street Gifts

We have some absolutely BEAUTIFUL Poinsettias for sale! If you are curious about how the store is coming along, now is your chance to stop in and check out our progress!
It's ALMOST time for the 2020 Census

Did you know if 1 person is missed in your community in the 2020 Census, there is a potential financial loss to your community of $2,082? In Kansas, the average household is 2.5 residents. If one “average” household is missed, that can cost a community $5,205 per year. Then, consider that a census won’t occur for another 10 years – that’s $52,050 in lost resources your community relies on! The Census is important and that’s why we need you to get your city, county, and community involved!
Olathe Family Care of Osawatomie Walk-In Services

Olathe Health Family Care Osawatomie is now offering Walk In Services for your convenience. Hours are Monday 8am to 12noon and 1pm to 4 pm. Tuesday through Friday afternoons 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. So if the kids get home from school , and aren’t feeling well, bring them on down by 4:00 p.m. and they’ll get them seen same day.

Help the Ozone raise funds for their organization by donating your gently worn, used and new athletic shoes! Money raised will be put towards improving the fitness center! Don't forget to ask friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to donate too! For questions, please feel free to contact Hayden Mersman at (913) 755-3622.

CHRIS' CAFE - 537 Main Street - (913) 256-6012

Monday, January 6th: Cajun Chicken Alfredo
Tuesday, January 7th: Open Face Turkey
Wednesday, January 8th: Beef Tips
Thursday, January 9th: Tenderloin & Frieds
Friday, January 10th: Meatloaf

GRANDSTAND BURGERS - 812 South Silver, Paola - (913) 594-4258
December's Burger of the Month is "The Black Jack Burger" This burger is a Cajun Blackened Burger with Melted Jack Cheese topped with Creole Mayo Onion and Tomato. They will gladly add or subtract any toppings.

SONIC - 319 East Main Street - (913) 755-4847

Sonic is going through some changes, so be sure to check back for their monthly specials!

Kwikom Communications: Is looking for a Field Technician for the Miami County Area. For a job description and to find out what benefits they offer please click on the following link Field Technician Job Description
Lakemary: Job training experience wanted for transitional students from Lakemary to enhance and generalize the learned vocational skills and behaviors of the Building Essentials for a Successful Transition class. These jobs are for training purposes only - so NO pay required. Students will be accompanied and supervised by Lakemary Center Staff. Job training can include:

Clerical Work (stuffing envelopes, mailings, collating programs, etc)
Packaging Items
Laundry Services
Animal Care (walking, feeding and cleaning animal cages)

If you are interested, or have questions, please feel free to contact Donnia Hinrichs at (913) 557-4000 ext 1130.
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