February 4th, 2022
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
The City of Osawatomie is seeking applicants for the newly reformed Tourism Committee! Applications will be accepted through February 9th, 2022 and eligible applicants will be considered for appointment at the February 10th, 2022 regular City Council meeting.
DATES TO REMEMBER
  • February 6th - Elevate Sports Academy Ribbon Cutting - 3:00 pm - 649 Main Street

  • February 12th - Osawatomie Legislative Breakfast - 7:00 - 9:00 am

  • February 14th - Valentine's Day

  • February 21st - Presidents’ Day

  • February 25th - Faith Community Church Coffee

  • February 28th - Miami County Tourism Dinner

  • April 7th - Miami County Nonprofit Board Training - Bull Creek Distillery - 12:00 - 4:30 pm

  • April 9th - Community Easter Egg Hunt

  • May 7th - MCCF 18th Annual "Ride for Life"
JOB POSTINGS

  • Osawatomie State Hospital is hiring. Apply today at jobs.ks.gov 


BUSINESS & COMMUNITY IINFORMATION
Would you be interested in helping high school students chart their career path? Our school districts are offering internships, job shadowing and similar opportunities to students as a way to help students learn more about local job opportunities and explore their interests.

If you are willing to assist, please complete this short survey. The information will be shared among the Louisburg, Osawatomie, Paola and Spring Hill districts.
Embracing Entrepreneurship via the Ice House 

Choice. Opportunity. Action. Knowledge. Wealth. 
Brand. Community. Persistence.

These elements lay the foundation for business success. During eight weekly sessions, participants will layer practical skills with these entrepreneurial characteristics. John Addessi from the Small Business Development Center at Johnson County Community College will guide participants through the framework, discussing both the mindset needed to be successful and the practical tools to make it possible.
Sessions begin Jan. 27 and continue each Thursday evening through March 17. Virtual and in-person options are available. Meals are included in the price for in-person participants.
The course is valued at $379. However, it is being offered for $279. Persons who live or operate their business in Anderson, Franklin, Linn, Miami or Wyandotte counties qualify for additional rebates lowering the cost to $100.
Based on the book written by Pulitzer Prize nominated authors, Clifton Taulbert and Gary Schoeniger: Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur
In this interactive training, you will develop a deeper understanding of eight core concepts successful entrepreneurs share. You will engage in a mix of recorded presentations, small group and individual activities, discussions, and experiential learning.
Who Should Attend:
  • People curious about becoming a business owner (How ready am I?)
  • Those exploring business ownership (Can this idea work?)
  • New business owners (Less than 2 years)
  • Business owners who want to push the RESET Button on their business (How do I get to the next level?)
Participants attending virtually must have access to a reliable Internet connection and must agree to attend and participate in all eight sessions.
What You’ll Learn:
  • Understand the research, social psychology, and behavioral science behind an entrepreneurial mindset and why it works!
  • Develop entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviors, and skills that serve you well in both business and your personal development.
  • Overcome self-limiting beliefs and how to persist through challenges and self-doubt.
  • Explore your idea or current business practices and discover how to transform them into a sustainable success.
  • How to build a network of support from real-world entrepreneurs and other community resources.
Why You Should Attend:
While it’s important to have business skills, they are of little use if you have the wrong mindset. Research has proven that successful entrepreneurs come from every possible background and demographic profile, but they all have certain attributes in common… seeing and assessing opportunities, making plans (but learning and adapting as necessary), accepting calculated risks, taking action and persevering. Just as you can learn the skills to start and manage a business, you can learn new perspectives and approaches to improve your odds of success. Click here to register.
EDUCATION
Fort Scott Community College
Fort Scott Community College Miami County Campus Spring and Summer Schedule and Enrollment Checklist are available now.

Fort Scott Community College is pleased to announce a plan to utilize federal funding to assist in paying student fees through summer 2022.
Federal funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) will be utilized during the next academic year to pay general fees for all students. FSCC believes the plan will save students nearly two million dollars for the next academic year.

To take advantage of the opportunity to attend FSCC without paying general fees, visit the Fort Scott website at fortscott.edu to apply and enroll today. Please contact the admissions office at admissions@fortscott.edu with any questions.
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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