Friday October 5, 2018
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
4th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic
Re-scheduled to Saturday, October 20th, shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.

HA HA! Ok so with the 100% chance of rain for most of the day TOMORROW we have decided to push the tournament back to Saturday, October 20th. No guarantee that it won't rain then, but we might stand a better chance that it won't downpour on us all day!

Lots of fun is in the forecast for this golf classic, so if you're still interested in golfing, sponsoring or helping, it's not TOO late!

For those of you who have already sponsored, donated an item, set up a golf team or who have volunteered to help many thanks and we'll see you in a couple of weeks!
Citizen of the Year Nominations Sought

Don't forget to submit your nominations! You know you know at least ONE person in this community that deserves your nomination!

Keep in mind that you don't have to write a book about them, just the reason why YOU think they deserve recognition for their hard work within the Osawatomie Community! Take time out of your day to complete a nomination for that person you're thinking of - they DESERVE at least that much!

You have until Friday, October 19th to submit your nomination!
Save the Date for the Osawatomie Winter Bazaar!

I know fall has barely begun, but the Holidays will be here before we know it! Please be sure to Mark Your Calendars NOW for the Osawatomie Winter Bazaar which will be Saturday, December 1st this year!
The majority of the Osawatomie Winter Bazaar will be held at the Loft on Sixth and in addition to some of the traditional events, several new events will also be held that day and into the evening.

For more information please feel free to check out Chamber's Website.

JK Custom Communications would like to start by saying how thrilled they are to be a member of the Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce and that they truly look forward to the beginning of many new relationships both personally and professionally.
Jessica and Bobby Knudsen, parents of 3 growing boys, are the proud owners of JK Custom Communications located on the south side of Town Square in Paola (23 West Wea). Jessica, Bobby and their three boys moved to Paola in 2012 shortly after they separated from the United States Army. Bobby served our Country for just over 7 years that included multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Those 7 years taught their family a lot about adapting and overcoming not only everyday problems, but also those concerns that a family faces when dealing with a loved one in combat.

It was at this time that Jessica founded JK Custom Communications to help ease her worries about Bobby. Jessica, a talented graphic designer, spent her time (in addition to taking care of their boys) working with clients to bring their ideas from mere thoughts to bold realities. With graphic design being her passion, she gave (and continues to give) 110% on every project, be it a full business setup package (log, website, social media accounts, etc.) to a single invitation or get-well card. She did all of this at a time when our Country not only called upon her husband, but also during “The Great Recession” and through their struggles, both home and away, it paid off.

JK Custom Communications now offers a variety of services to assist you as a business owner and/or professional to include: graphic and web design, a variety of printing (including business cards and flyers), UPS shipping and office space to rent. They also offer “Quick Desks” which you can rent by the hour, or pay a monthly membership, allowing you access to a desk during business hours (up to a certain number of hours per month). And soon, they will have a conference room for public use that will include an LED TV, a marker board and plenty of room for you to hold a business meeting, a counseling session or even a class! This is also something that can be rented by the hour, day or week. It is their goal to create an environment where business owners, professionals and those preparing to be, have a place to come to do business and quite possibly an opportunity to advise or mentor someone.

They realize that building any business is not easy. They also realize that it’s not cheap, and in most cases not glamorous - but their thought is, what if we did it together? Not just to boost their business, but for the surrounding communities as well. With their experience in management, graphic design and marketing, they aim to provide small businesses, and those alike the opportunity to network and learn from the failures, successes and experiences that almost every business owner has faced at some point.

They are honored to be a part of this diverse community and want nothing more than to help foster the growth of individuals and businesses by offering everything needed to help fulfill the dreams of success. The Knudsen Family hopes to do business with all of you soon. Should you have any questions, or are curious about what they have to offer, please feel free to visit their website at , or their Facebook page. You are of course more than welcome to call them at (913) 594-7055 or to email them at You may also e-mail Jessica personally at . They look forward to doing business together.

Special for the Month:

JK Custom Communications will be hosting a coffee at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 18th at the Osawatomie City Hall Board Room (439 Main Street). Please welcome them to our business community by attending this coffee. This is a great way to get to know Bobby and Jessica and a great way to visit with other businesses! Your support for their business is greatly appreciated!
Check out some September fun at the Osawatomie Public Library !

Interested in the High School or Middle School Upcoming Sports Schedules?
Troop 106 Annual Spaghetti Feed
1200 Trojan Drive (OHS Cafeteria)
Friday, October 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy all you can eat spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and 1 dessert (for $1.00 more you can enjoy an extra dessert). Tickets are $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for ages 3-12 and 2 & under eat free. They do have to go containers if you would like to just grab a plate and go. Lemonade, water and tea will also be available to drink. You may purchase tickets at the door or from any of the Boy Scouts in the troop. All the money raised helps the Boys pay for their summer camp. They are also hoping to go on a high adventure camp during the summer of 2019 to New Mexico. 
Rush the Rails
Starting Line at Osawatomie High School ( 1200 Trojan Drive )
Saturday, October 6th beginning at 7:30 a.m.

For anyone who has not pre-registered, you will still be able to do so at 7:00 a.m. that morning at the High School. For more information regarding where to camp the night before, or about the event in general, visit their website at  Rush the Rails.
Make Social Media Work for You
104 Brayman Street, Paola
Saturday, October 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

You are invited to a FREE class with entrepreneurial and start-up consultant Kimberly Beer. Learn how to effectively, creatively and cheaply promote your business or event! For more information, or if you have questions, please feel free to call (913) 285-6410.
Olathe Health Town Hall Meeting
15 West Wea, Paola
Tuesday, October 16th from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

You are invited to attend a Town Hall meeting to discuss healthcare needs and desires with representatives from MCMC and other community health providers. Breakfast will be provided. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at (913) 791-4311.
JK Custom Communications Coffee
439 Main Street (City Hall Board Room)
Thursday, October 18th at 10:00 a.m.

JK Custom Communications will be hosting a coffee at the Osawatomie City Hall Board Room (439 Main Street). Please welcome them to our business community by attending this coffee. This is a great way to get to know Bobby and Jessica and a great way to visit with other businesses! Your support for their business is greatly appreciated!
Fort Scott Community College Ribbon Cutting & Chamber Coffee
Fort Scott Community College (Paola Campus -  501 Hospital Drive )
Friday, October 19th at 10:00 a.m.

Come celebrate the expansion of the Miami County Campus! They have new programs for Construction Trades and Welding and new facilities for Criminal Justice and Allied Health. Light refreshments will be served giving you the opportunity to visit with the full time faculty and students in these programs! You may also receive a tour of the college at this time! If you have any questions, please feel free to call (913) 294-4178.
Osawatomie Elks #921 Fundraiser
422 Main Street
Drawing is on Wednesday, October 24th

Purchase a $20 ticket for a chance to win a in October. The drawing for October will be on October 24th. If your name is drawn it goes back in the pot for another chance to win! They have had multiple winners the last two years. For tickets contact the Elks Lodge at (913) 755-2334 or Tom Troutman at (913) 909-0700. The Lodge is closed on Mondays and Thursdays and open Tuesday - Friday at 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday's and Sunday's at 12:00 p.m.
Vintage Park of Osawatomie Fall Craft Show
11520 Parker Avenue
Saturday, October 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Calling all Vendors and Shoppers! Come be a vendor and sell your crafts or just shop. Vendors, your donation will reserve the table for your booth. The proceeds you make from your booth are yours! All other donations will go towards Vintage Park's Resident Christmas Fund. This is of course open to the public! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gloria Wingerter at (913) 755-2167.
4th Annual Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic
Osawatomie Golf Course ( 32942 West Lakeside Drive )
Saturday, October 20th, shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.

Due to a DOWNPOUR of rain that bamboozled the original date for the Chamber Golf Classic, it has been re-scheduled to Saturday, October 20th. The funds raised from this year's tournament will go towards the Osawatomie Winter Bazaar and to the revitalization of our downtown! So, if you're available to help with a sponsorship or team be sure to contact the Chamber Office!
Free Smoke Alarms & Installation
Available to ALL Residents Served by Osawatomie Volunteer Fire Department
Sunday, October 28th starting at 1:00 p.m.

The Osawatomie Fire Department and the OZFD Wives & Family, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will be providing and installing smoke alarms, at no cost, to residents in our community. To schedule the installation for a free smoke alarm call (913) 755-6941 and be sure to leave a message. You may also e-mail them at or Facebook message them at OZFD Wives and Family.
Annual Spook Fest/Parade
Downtown Osawatomie
Wednesday, October 31st - Games beginning at 3:45, Parade at 4:30 p.m.

Get those kiddies ready for fun, games and of course CANDY at our Annual Spook Fest! Games for your goblins (hosted by OHS Dazzlers) will begin at 3:45 p.m. at the City Auditorium (439 Main Street) with the parade at 4:30. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please be sure to contact the Chamber Office.
November 13th: World Kindness Day
If your company is hiring, or you know of another company hiring, please feel free to contact the Chamber Office with your information and I will gladly post any job openings here!
CHRIS' CAFE - 537 Main Street - (913) 256-6012
Monday, October 8th: Fried Fish Dinner
Tuesday, October 9th: Meatloaf
Wednesday, October 10th: Chicken Noodle Soup over Mashed
Thursday, October 11th: Tenderloin and Fries
Friday, October 12th: Fried Ravioli
GRANDSTAND BURGERS - 812 South Silver, Paola - (913) 594-4258
Enjoy October's "Burger of the Month". TheBurger of the Month is the The Juicy Lucifer. DO YOU LIKE HOT? Stuffed with grilled Jalapeno Peppers, topped with Ghost Pepper Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato and dressed with Buffalo Sauce. They will gladly add or subtract any toppings making it the way you want it! Stop in for a bite or call ahead with your order!

LA HACIENDA ESPECIALES - 546 Main Street - (913) 256-4570
Tuesday's: Tacos are $1.40/each all day long
Thursday's: Enchiladas are $1.40/each all day long
Friday's: $1.00 off any lunch specials (#10 thru #13)
Friday's: $1.00 off any flavored 22-ounce Margarita

Miami County Economic Development: Planning has already begun for the 2019 Miami County Visitor’s Guide. This annual publication reaches groups, families and individuals planning visits to our region. The 11,000 guides are distributed locally as well as through state travel and visitor information centers primarily located in Kansas and Missouri. If you are interested please feel free to call Janet McRae at (913) 294-4045 or any of your local Chamber Directors.
JK Custom Communications: Is offering any New House Account a $5 credit, which goes a long way in copies! Be sure to stop in for your printing n eeds!
The Loft on Sixth: They are able to host events of all sizes at their beautiful facility to include weddings, showers, anniversaries, reunions, memorials, small business events and larger corporate events!

Hanes Florist for Any Occasion: H anes also has $5 Cash and Carry Fridays. This includes a wrapped bouquet. Stop in and pick up your bouquet on Friday for that special someone!

Country Vintage Inn: Do you have guests coming to town? Consider having them stay at this quaint little themed motel for their visit.
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