Friday November 30, 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: chamber@osawatomiechamber.org
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Osawatomie Winter Bazaar (Small Town Christmas Celebration)
Saturday, December 1st from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

If you don't have any plans on Saturday (yes, that's tomorrow), you should come out for a day of fun! Osawatomie will be kicking off the Holidays in style this year!

The fun will begin at the City Auditorium with Pancakes, a Lego Contest, a Silent Auction, the Band of Oz, a Coloring Contest and Soap Box Cars (on display).

After you've had a bit of fun there, you'll want to head down to the Loft on Sixth to get some Christmas shopping done! While you're busy shopping, the kids can enjoy a paint party, some holiday crafts and a chance to enter the coloring contest again (if they did not get a chance at the City Auditorium). Santa will also be making an appearance for those who would like to whisper their wishes to him. If you're thinking that's lunchtime, then you'll want to be sure to grab a bite from the Oz Fire Wives - they will be serving delicious comfort foods to keep you warm!

The fun doesn't stop there! While the Vendors are busy cleaning house, everyone is invited to sip on some hot chocolate and enjoy a cookie while attending a showing of the Polar Express in their Pajamas (blankets and pillows are welcome).

After the movie, you'll want to be sure to head back to the City Auditorium to watch the Paola School of Dance perform. The Mayor's Tree/Downtown lighting will follow the performance and sleigh rides will be given down Main Street to enjoy the coming of Christmas. Smokin' Babes BBQ will also have some yummy food to fill your belly and the Band of Oz will once again be performing.

And it doesn't end there. And I know you'll be tired - but end this most magical day by attending the Fire & Ice Ball upstairs at the Loft on Sixth (21 and up please). Ladies put on that fancy dress that you haven't worn since the last wedding you attended, and gentleman be sure to shine your shoes for some FANTASTIC entertainment by Kathleen Holeman. Appetizers and a Cash Bar will be available. Take this night to enjoy those around you! And don't worry, while you are busy enjoying, your kids will be able to "cut a rug" at the Winter Wonderland Dance that will be held downstairs (supervision provided).

IF YOU ARE BUSY WITH OTHER PLANS THAT DAY - please try to attend at least one or two things throughout the day. This celebration is meant for the community as a way to bring us together and to open up the Holiday Season!
It's that time of Year!

This time of year gets very busy! Please feel free to contact me with any Holiday events you may be hosting this month.

The Chamber will begin the 12 days of Christmas for the Businesses on Monday, December 10th and ending Saturday, December 22nd (no Sunday's included) so for those of you who will be having specials, please feel free to contact me with those.

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
NOVEMBER BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
AUTEN PHARMACY

In July of 1992 Steve and Teri Auten purchased Sinclair Drugs from Bill Sinclair. It was the lifelong dream of Steve's to own his own pharmacy and it was the first of many that he would own. Sinclair Drugs had been located at 546 Main Street in Osawatomie for about 30 years. The name changed to Auten Pharmacy and it remained at that location for the next 17 years. Steve was the Pharmacist in charge until his death in 2006. In 2009 Teri built a new building and moved the business to its current location at 125 E Main Street. This allowed the business to expand, have more parking and a drive thru to make it more convenient for the customers.  
 
Auten Pharmacy has been providing quality pharmacy services to Osawatomie residents and its surrounding area since 1992. In keeping with their tradition of friendly and timely service, Auten Pharmacy offers a wide range of services to their customers.  They offer many specific products for Long Term Care as well. They can provide unit dosed medications and durable medical equipment. They package unit dose medications on-site for fast, dependable service. They also offer after hours emergency care so your loved ones will not have to go without a needed medication.  They offer a wide variety of diabetic supplies, including support hose, diabetic shoes, diabetic socks and diabetic testing supplies. 

Ashley Auten, daughter of Steve and Teri, is now the proud owner of Auten Pharmacy. She is excited to get involved in the community and bring in new things to make it even better.

Special for the Month:

Auten Pharmacy will be hosting a coffee at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20th at their business (125 East Main Street). Please show your support by attending this coffee. This is a great way to get know Ashley and her staff and a great way to network with other businesses! Your support for their business is appreciated!
DECEMBER EVENTS
Check out some November fun at the Osawatomie Public Library!

Interested in the High School or Middle School Upcoming Sports Schedules?
Osawatomie Winter Bazaar
City Auditorium, Downtown Osawatomie, The Loft on Sixth
Saturday, December 1st, All Day

Be sure to prepare you and your family for a most Magical Event here in Osawatomie as we kick off the holidays season with our Winter Bazaar. 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 a full schedule of events please feel free to check out the Chamber's Website or our Facebook for details. You may also contact me via phone or e-mail with any questions.
Osawatomie Winter Bazaar Window Decorating Contest
Windows Must Be Decorated by Saturday, December 1st
Judging Opens Tuesday, December 4th

If you are interested in entering the window decorating contest, please contact the Chamber Office by Friday, November 30th so that I can get your business on the list to be judged. This list is designed to help those businesses that are located outside of the downtown area. Please have your windows decorated by Saturday, December 1st so that we can open up the Holiday Season together! Judging will begin Tuesday, December 4th.

The list of participating businesses will be put out Monday, December 3rd. You may vote by phone or by e-mail. Please remember when voting to leave your name, along with either an address OR telephone number and of course, who you are voting for. The Utility Office will also have a place available for you to vote as well.

Judging will close, Wednesday, December 19th and a winner announced by Friday, December 21st. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Chamber Office.
Winter Blood Drive
300 11th Street (Ozone Sports & Fitness Center)
Thursday, December 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Community Blood Center is having a blood drive in the group exercise room at the Ozone Sports & Fitness Center. All donors will receive a Chief's T-Shirt. Book your appointment at esavealifenow.org and enter sponsor code: ozone. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Hayden Mersman at (913) 755-3622 or by e-mail at mersman@usd367.org
Life Care Center of Osawatomie Holiday Open House
1516 Parker Avenue
Saturday, December 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please join Life Care in a family fun evening! Live Music, Santa and Light Refreshments will be served! They're looking forward to seeing you! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at (913) 755-4165.
Cook Chiropractic Coffee
411 6th Street
Thursday, December 13th at 10:00 a.m.

Please join December's Business Spotlight for a coffee! This is a great way to learn more about Andy and his Staff and a fabulous way to get know other businesses!
First Option Bank Holiday Open House
601 Main Street
Friday, December 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

First Option will be having their Holiday Open house complete with cookies, punch, holiday giveaways and the OHS Singers.! Please feel free to come by at anytime that day. The OHS Singers will be performing at 10:00 a.m. that morning. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at (913) 755-3811.
Adult Craft Workshop at the Osawatomie Public Library
527 Brown Avenue
Tuesday,December 18th at 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

 This month you can celebrate winter with a clay pot Santa or a Toy Soldier - a great Christmas decoration or gift. Class size is limited, so registration is required in order to ensure that they have sufficient supplies. The class is intended for adults (age 16+). I f you would like to sign up, or have any questions, please feel free to contact the Library at (913) 755-2136.
Happy Christmas & Merry New Year from the Chamber!
Tuesday, December 25th

The Board and Myself wish YOU and YOURS the most Happiest of Holidays! May your Holiday Season be full of hope, happiness and love!
Osawatomie Elks #921 Fundraiser
422 Main Street
Drawing is on Wednesday, December 26th
 
Purchase a $20 ticket for a chance to win a in December. The drawing for December will be on December 26th. 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.
UPCOMING EVENTS
January 1st: Happy New Year
February 23rd: Osawatomie Legislative Breakfast
JOB POSTINGS
The City of Osawatomie: is looking for a full time utility clerk. If you are interested, please bring a resume by. You will also be asked to complete an application. A complete job description can be found on their website. If you have additonal questions, please feel free to contact Ashley Kobe at (913) 755-2146.
Chris' Cafe: Chris is still looking for help! Need a little extra money and something to do while the kids are in school? Chris is looking for help at her Cafe. She is looking for part/full time help. This is a great opportunity for someone with school age kids! For questions, please feel free to contact her at (913)256-6012
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)
Horticulture
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) 557-400 ext 1130.
CATCH THIS WEEK'S SPECIALS
Barden Dentistry: Ready to get some Christmas shopping done? They have the perfect practical gift for you. Come by the office to purchase a gift certificate for the amount of your choosing. These can be redeemed throughout the year for dental services, whitening products or products offered in office. Please feel free to call (913) 755-3014 with any questions. They are open Tuesday through Friday!
Coach Light: is have a 20 to 50% off storewide sale for the month of December! Be sure to stop and find that perfect outfit! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joyce at (913) 755-2514.
JK Custom Communications:   For every 4 hours of Quick Desk purchased or 2 hours Conference room purchased in the month of November, you will be entered in to a drawing for a free month membership of either the Conference room package or the Quick Desk Package. The drawing will take place in December. >> See Flyer
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.
The Osawatomie Public Library has a NEW Program that began in early November! Thanks to the USDA's National School Lunch Program, a FREE Snack will be served at the Library from 3:45 to 4:00 p.m. to all children who wish to participate in the scheduled after school library activity for that day. All activities are FREE and will be held on school days from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Monday: What are you reading?
Tuesday: Lego Day
Wednesday: Rotating Programs (4H, STEM, Arts & Crafts, Etc.)
Thursday: Game On
Friday: Fun Flick
The Ozone Sports & Fitness Center: Is offering a Healthy Holiday Challenge. Maintain don't gain this holiday season! Tired of feeling like you wasted an entire year of fitness on the holidays? Not this year! Join the Ozone Healthy Holiday Challenge! For more information please see Flyer . If you have additional questions, you may contact Hayden Mersman at (913) 755-3622.
LET'S EAT! GRAB A BITE WITH THIS WEEK'S SPECIALS!
CHRIS' CAFE - 537 Main Street - (913) 256-6012
 
Monday, December 3rd: All You Can Eat Soup
Tuesday, December 4th: Enchiladas
Wednesday, December 5th: Swiss Steak
Thursday, December 6th: Double Bacon Cheeseburger
Friday, December 7th: Pork Chops

GRANDSTAND BURGERS - 812 South Silver, Paola - (913) 594-4258
 
Enjoy December's "Burger of the Month". The Burger of the Month is the Hawaiian Luau Burger. Your choice of a blackened burger patty or chicken breast with grilled pineapple, bacon, ham, swiss cheese and Teriyaki glaze. They will gladly add or subtract any toppings making it the way you want it! $6.95 for the Burger or Chicken Sandwich or $9.95 for a combo which includes fries and a drink. 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

CELEBRATE YOUR SPECIAL DAY WITH THESE VENUES!
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: They are a locally florist that has proudly served the area for over 40 years with a lovely variety of fresh flowers and creative gift ideas to suit any style or budget. Give them a call for your floral needs!

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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