Friday, January 8th, 2021
Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce
Be sure to contact us with your news, specials and events!
Executive Director: Kari Bradley
509 5th Street, PO Box 63
Phone: (913) 755-4114 or E-Mail: chamber@osawatomiechamber.org
Think Local, Shop Local, Keep it Local
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS
January Business Spotlight
The Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome and highlight our newest member, the USD 367 Recreation Commission and their new Director, Mr. Vance Gorman. Vance is an Osawatomie graduate and is excited to be back in his hometown doing what he loves!

Vance can be found at the USD 367 Recreation Office in the OZone, (913) 755-3622, or via email at gormanv@usd367.org. He has some exciting changes planned for the future that will encourage more people, youth as well as adults, to get involved!

Recreation Commission Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 5:15 PM in the OHS Library. Meeting - audio may be accessed via phone by dialing (913) 256-6806 (access code is 367367).

To stay updated with information, see here or here. If you are interested in volunteering to coach, the application can be found here.
Community PRIDE

Osawatomie PRIDE is working with the Oz Food Pantry to assemble, fill, and stack their nonperishable boxes for every Wednesday’s distribution. They will be working every Monday evening starting at 6pm. If you are interested in helping, feel free to sign up by clicking here.

This is an open invitation to any individuals that want to help in their community. Come give back and meet some new people!
*Masks required*
The Oz Food Pantry distributes food every Wednesday morning from 8:30 - 11:30.
Please don't let food insecurity be a stressor for you and your family.
Remember to bring your photo ID and a current utility bill with your name and address on it. They have contactless, drive-thru pickup due to COVID.
COVID Testing Available in Paola
 
The State of Kansas is setting up multiple free COVID-19 testing sites throughout Kansas. Miami County has been selected for a site and testing will be taking place at the
Paola Adult Education Center at 1710 Industrial Rd
 Site will be open daily from 09:00am – 5:30pm Monday through Saturday. 

It is preferred that appointments be made but are not required.
To schedule your appointment, click HERE.
JOB POSTINGS


  • The OZONE is hiring for a Welcome Center Associate and a Childcare Associate. Click here for more information.

  • United Way of Miami County is now hiring for an Executive Director. See more info here.


  • Osawatomie State Hospital is hiring for ALL nursing positions!! (RN, LPN, CNA/TECH) Paid Training! Also hiring: Custodial/Laundry, Grounds/Maintenance, Security and Activities. All full time positions offer FULL BENEFITS; Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage, Sick & Vacation leave, Paid State Holidays. Apply today at jobs.ks.gov or call Jenny at 913-755-7488 for more information.


BUSINESS & COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES
Newsletter
Chamber Members, if you would like to advertise your weekly/monthly specials or any upcoming events through our weekly update, please send us a web link, flyer, or image with your information by Wednesday of each week at chamber@osawatomiechamber.org.
Kansas SBDC has officially launched their NEW Capital Access Center!
Funded through the 2020 CARES Act, the CAC is a consulting service available to Kansas SBDC clients who are seeking capital for their small business (loans, lines of credit, etc).

JANUARY EVENTS
  • January 11th - USD 367 Board of Education Meeting
  • January 12th - 14th - Southeast KANSASWORKS Virtual Job Fair. Registration is open for the three-day event.
  • January 18th - Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • January 25th - OZone's "Lazy Man Triathlon" kicks off
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Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce | 509 5th Street, P.O. Box 63 | Phone: (913) 755-4114 |
Email: chamber@osawatomiechamber.org | www.osawatomiechamber.org