Friday March 1, 2019
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
Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce
11th Annual Home & Business Expo
Saturday, April 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This annual event is open to any business or organization that would like to participate. Your attendance provides an excellent opportunity to gain exposure, create awareness and to network with other area business owners while visiting face to face with potential customers & clients.

Businesses can sell their products or discuss their services not only to fellow exhibitors, but also to the community, as the event is free and to the public.

We will be introducing a Scavenger Hunt this year and just as it has in the past, this event is being held in conjunction with the Osawatomie Easter Egg Hunt & PEO Pancake Breakfast. Walking Tacos will also be available for lunch.

For more information, or to register , please feel free to visit the Chamber's Website.
Please Welcome Our Newest Chamber Members!

It is with great pleasure that I welcome the following businesses to the Chamber:

Crown Realty

Thank you to Gary Hosack for your inquiries into joining the Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce! You will find that our Business Community is a FANTASTIC one to be a part of and we welcome you!

We hope to feature Crown Realty as a Spotlight for the month sooner than later, but in the meantime, if you would like to know more about them, please feel free to visit the Chamber's Website and click on the "Directory" link which will then allow you to find their information for further  inquiries  into their business.
Commercial Trash Service

For all businesses that have traditional once a week pick up for trash services (assuming you are providing your own 96 gallon bin or less and not renting a cart), please keep in mind that you should be paying the residential rate (roughly $18/month). This applies to businesses that are providing their own bins, not commercial dumpsters.

If you are being charged more than this, please feel free to contact Waste Management at (866) 570-4702 and City Hall at (913) 755-2146 so that they are aware of this problem.


Candice and Clinton Bryan were inspired to take over as owners of the Ceramic Studio when their 11 year old, Mya, came home crying one day in late November
of last year. Mya had been going to the studio since she was about 6 years old and thoroughly enjoyed painting her own ceramics. She was devastated when she learned that Mrs. Bickerstaff would close the doors forever if she could not find someone to purchase and take over the business. It was decided then by Mya’s Parents and Grandparents (Ed & Tamara Maichel) that they would purchase the Studio and take over as a “Mom and Pop Shop” with hopes of continued success within the community. And so in January of this year, they officially took over as the owners of the Ceramic Studio 2 Shop. 

They wanted to give the community a place to go to be creative and everything you see on the shelves was made by them. And YES! You can paint anything on the shelves, or you can ask them to make something. They have over 5,000 molds to make ceramics including: Holiday, Spring, Baby Room, Mother’s Day, Jesus Crosses, Angels, Cups, Bowls, Clowns, Wild Life, Dragons, Ocean Life, Native American and much, much more! 

If you are interested in having a birthday party (or any kind of party) that involves painting ceramics, they will gladly reserve a time for you! Of course, you can always stop in and visit them any time Monday & Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  They are even open on Sunday’s from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.!

The Ceramic Studio 2 is proud to be a part of Osawatomie. It is a fun place for both young and old to create paintings on beautiful Osawatomie made ceramics. They are excited to be here and look forward to seeing you soon!

Special for the Month: 

Ceramic Studio 2 will be hosting a coffee on Thursday, March 7th at 10:00 a.m. Please show your support by attending this coffee. This is a great way to get to know Candice and Clinton and a great way to network with other businesses. Your support for their services is appreciated!
Check out some fun at the Osawatomie Public Library!

Interested in the High School or Middle School Upcoming Sports Schedules?
Barden Dentistry's Spring Break Giveaway
301 East Main Street
Chance to Enter Begins Friday, March 1st and Ends Sunday, March 31st

Dr. Dee is and the Ladies at Barden Dentistry are having a Spring Break Giveaway! Leave them a review on Facebook and Google to be entered! One entry per review. Be sure to like their Facebook page for updates! The contest will end March 31st and the drawing will be April 2nd! If you have any questions, please feel free to call (913) 755-3014. They are open Tuesday through Friday.
First Presbyterian Church Chili/Soup Dinner
344 Main Street
Saturday, March 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m .

Please feel free to come and enjoy some Chili and Soup! Tickets are $6.00 for ages 10 and up, $4.00 for ages 3 to 9 and kids 2 and under eat free. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gena Riley at (913) 594-3484 or Holly Applegarth at (913) 709-1493.
Ceramic Studio 2 Coffee
506 5th Street Street
Thursday, March 7th beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Ceramic Studio 2 will be hosting a coffee on Thursday, March 7th at 10:00 a.m. Please show your support by attending this coffee. This is a great way to get to know Candice and Clinton and a great way to network with other businesses. Your support for their services is appreciated!
Miami County Cancer Foundation Annual Dinner
Town Square (15 West Wea, Paola)
Saturday, March 9th beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Join them as they celebrate 10 years! Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased in advance or at the door. There will be Live Auction items, Silent Auction Items and Giveaways at the dinner. If you have questions, please feel free to call (913) 294-2050.
Hot Mess Painting Fundraiser for United Methodist Youth Trip
527 Brown Avenue
Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 p.m.

The cost is $25 and will benefit the United Methodist Youth Mission Trip to Oklahoma. Please see Flyer for details and to pick your design. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tammy Filipin at
Spring Break Activities at the Osawatomie Library
Beginning Tuesday, March 12th and through Friday, March 15th

Tuesday, March 12th: This is open ALL DAY. Start the Spring festivities with a "hole" lot of fun! A full 9 hole mini golf course will be set up inside the library! Play for FREE (no green fees). All ages welcome. Get a hole in one and win a prize!

Wednesday, March 13th: From 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. come and grow with us! The 1st session in a 4-part series of gardening classes for kids (ages 8+)presented by the K-State Research &Extension Office. The program aims to use gardening as a tool to teach about nutrition, and to encourage students to consume more fruits and vegetables, and increase physical activity. You must be signed up for this activity.

From 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. the Library will be exploring Entomology and have fun making a firefly. This is open to the all.

Thursday, March 14th:  From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. come and create green crafts to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Paint a clay pot, make paper shamrocks, or paint a ceramic Leprechaun (limited availability). All ages are welcome!

Friday, March 15th: Friday Fun Flick starting at 1:00 p.m. with "Flubber" and "The Luck of the Irish"

If you have any questions regarding their Spring Break Activities, please feel free to contact the Library at (913) 755-2136.
Coach Light's Annual St. Patrick's Day Sale
545 Main Street
Friday, March 15th & Saturday, March 16th beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Joyce will be offering 75% off all marked down merchandise at her store! This is one FANTASTIC sale, so be sure to stop in! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Coach Light at (913) 755-2514
Adult Craft Workshop at the Osawatomie Public Library
527 Brown Avenue
Saturday, March 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 This month you can make a succulent garden in a glass bottle. 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.
Osawatomie USD 367 Spring Fling
1901 Parker Avenue
Friday, March 22nd from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Come and get an update on the Redesign plans and hear about the changes coming to Trojan Elementary! There will be face painting, High School Art Club Projects, a 3rd Grade Zoo Tour and Popcorn available! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Trojan at (913) 755-4133.
Osawatomie Elks #921 Fundraiser
422 Main Street
Drawing is on Wednesday, March 27th
It's time for the Gun of the Month drawing! Purchase a $20 ticket for a chance to win in March. The drawing for March will be on March 27th. 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.
Tricks for Tri-Ko Fundraising Event
Town Square (15 West Wea, Paola)
Saturday, March 30th beginning with at 6:00 p.m.

Dinner and a show for a fantastic price of $25 and all proceeds will be donated directly to Tri-Ko. Tickets are now available at the following locations: In Osawatomie at First Option Bank, Tri-Ko, Coachlight, Chris' Café, Brewer's, and Landmark Bank. In Paola at Security Bank and NAPA. in Garnett at Goppert State Service Bank and Garnett Area Chamber of Commerce. They are also available at the One Stop in Parker and the Labette Bank in LaCygne. If you would like to purchase a ticket or have questions, please feel free to call (913) 755-3025.

Winter Coat Exchange
557 Main Street (State Farm Insurance)
Beginning Thursday, February 14th and Ending Sunday, March 31st

It is so cold out and winter seems to just keeps dragging on! State Farm is setting out coats for people who need them. If you need one, take one. If you have one, give one! If you have any coats that you no longer use and are willing to part with, bring them to State Farm. They would love to have a nice assortment to choose from (Men, Women, Kids, Toddlers, Infants). They thank you in advance and if you have any questions, please feel free to call (913) 755-3370.
Adult Pickleball at the Ozone
300 11th Street
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Sundays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This is a GREAT way to get active while having fun! This is open to players of all levels and is FREE for Ozone Members. The Ozone offers a $3 program pass and $6 full use of facilities pass. For more information, please feel free to contact Kelly Farr at (913) 755-3622.
April 27th: Osawatomie PIE Carnival
May 10th: Moon Over Miami County
May 12th: OHS Graduation
June 1st: Osawatomie Soap Box Derby Race
June 8th: Osawatomie City Wide Garage Sale
June 15th: Osawatomie City Wide Pickup
June 29th: Lights on the Lake Festival
Pat's Signs:  Is having a special on 2 sided yard signs with stand. A minimum order of 12 signs must be placed. $12.50 each, regularly $17.50. The sale will end Friday, March 8th so be sure to get your orders in! >> See Flyer
CHRIS' CAFE - 537 Main Street - (913) 256-6012
Monday, March 4th: All You Can Eat Soup
Tuesday, March 5th: Lemon Chicken
Wednesday, March 6th: Pulled Pork
Thursday, March 7th: Chili Cheese Fries
Friday, March 8th: Chicken Fried Chicken

COOKIE'S LONG SHOTS - 607 Kelly Avenue - (913) 755-2126

Every Thursday at Cookie's is Ladies night! Come on in and enjoy some of their Thursday Specials! $6.00 Large 1 Topping Pizza, 3 for $3.00 Tacos or 6 for $5.00, $2.00 Long Island Ice Tea's or Bahama Mama's! Ladies receive $1.00 off all domestic beers and well drinks and FREE Pool is offered with any food purchase - so be sure to come on down!
 GRANDSTAND BURGERS - 812 South Silver, Paola - (913) 594-4258
Enjoy March's "Sandwich of the Month".  The Sandwich of the Month is a "Reuben". This Sandwich is made with Corn Beef, Sour Kraut, Swiss Cheese, a Special Dressing on Toasted Rye Bread. They will gladly add or subtract any toppings making it the way you want it! They are also offering an Irish Mint Chocolate Shake this month! Stop in for a bite or call ahead with your order!

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

Enjoy March's Specials at Sonic this Month!

March 4th: New Brunch Burger and Tots or Quarter Pound Double Cheeseburger and Tots for $2.99 when you text "Yum" to 876642.

March 6th: $1.00 Dogs

March 13th: Half Price Shakes

March 15th: On March 15th receive a text for a .99 Cent Bacon or Sausage Burrito for Saturday, March 16th when you text "Yum" to 876642 (limit 5)

March 25th: .99 Cent Medium Tater Tots or French Fries with Chili & Cheese

March 27th: .50 Cent Corn Dogs All Day
Tri-Ko has several job opportunities open! Please see Flyer to see what that have available, maybe you'll see something that suits you or someone you know! You can pick up your application in person at their office or download it from their website. If you have questions, please feel free to call (913) 755-3025.
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.
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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