Friday, July 10th, 2020
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
Please Welcome Our New Executive Director!

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Kari Bradley and I am honored to have been selected as the new Executive Director of the Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce! I am an enthusiastic Osawatomie resident who is looking forward to becoming even more active in this community. I am Osawatomie proud and will be hitting the ground running next week. I look forward to seeing you all soon, p lease feel free to stop by the office, call or e-mail with any questions.
Oz Commons - Downtown Osawatomie Redevelopment

The City of Osawatomie has submitted a Planning Sustainable Places grant proposal and we need community support!

Please take a moment to follow the link below and leave a supportive comment in favor of our proposed Oz Commons project. This planning grant would help us find ways to reconnect our community via new sidewalks, bike paths, and other multi-modal pathways between neighborhoods, our historical landmarks, the downtown district and the Flint Hills Nature Trail. This increased accessibility is the gateway to the next generation of tourism (especially ecotourism) and the key to revitalizing our downtown and making sure it survives for another 100 years.


JUNE, JULY & AUGUST EVENTS
The Ozone Family Aquatics Park
300 11th Street
Opens Saturday, June 20th at 12:00 p.m. with Restrictions

Only the following will be allowed to enter the outdoor pool facility:

USD 367 Students
UDS 367 Residents (Proof of Residency Required)
Ozone Members

​The Ozone staff has worked hard to develop a responsible, effective plan to safely open its outdoor aquatics facility this summer. Click  HERE  to find out more on what to expect.
Osawatomie Farmer's Market
Vacant Lot Next to La Hacienda
Thursday, July 16th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Osawatomie Farmers' Market will officially open this Thursday! Come and pick up some garden fresh goodies! You'll want to be sure to come back each week because as the season progresses, the vendors will vary with new seasonal items! You don't want to miss this, and everyone is welcome!
Osawatomie Annual Rotary Golf Tournament
32942 Lakeside Drive
Saturday, July 11th from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

4 Man Scramble. Proceeds benefit Rotary service projects for Osawatomie. Registration is at 7:00 a.m. and Tee Off at 8:30 a.m. Single player is $65 or 4 Person Team is $260
Include 18 holes of golf, cart, continental breakfast & lunch. Putting contests, hole prizes, 50/50 raffle, target hole shootout, beat the pro, hole in one contest, etc.
Cookie's Long Shot Corn Hole Tournament
607 Kelly Avenue
Saturday, July 11th, Sign Ups at 12:00 p.m.
Play at 1:00 p.m.

Ok here is information for their very first corn hole tournament! Max 32 teams Single Modified (guaranteed to play twice). $30 per teamm best 2 out of 3 wins the match
If tied after 2 games, 3rd game will be played to 15 (sudden death scoring). 1 point on board, 3 points in hole. First team to 21 wins (can go over) NO Bouncing (If it hits ground it is dead). 1 Hour time limit - After 1 hour goes to sudden death. Boards will be placed at 27 feet edge to edge. Payout based on total amount of teams. Full field of 32 is $960 with $400 going to 1st place, Get your spot saved!!! This will be an outside tournament but we are planning on having tents for shade!

BUSINESS & COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES
Red backpack Fund Grant

The Red Backpack Fund is offering $5,000 grants to businesses or nonprofits that are majority- women  owned or led.

There are two application cycles left, taking place July 6-13 and August 3-10. The application and more info can be found here: Red Backpack Fund Grant

If you know anyone that could benefit from applying, please feel free to pass it on! We would love to see Kansas organizations take advantage of this opportunity.


In conjunction with Ady Advantage, Miami County is surveying businesses to gather information on the economic climate and challenges facing business owners. When responding to the survey, you will have the ability to remain anonymous. The generalized data will be provided to county and city leaders.
 
If you wish to identify yourself and request information about programs that would be helpful to you, you also have the option to do that. You will receive the survey via email at a later time. It should take no more than five minutes to complete.
 
Surveys will be sent the weeks of July 27, Sept. 14 and Nov. 16. Results will be available about two weeks later. They will be posted on our website at  www.ThinkMiamiCounty.com . They will also be shared with the local chambers of commerce, each city and county officials.
 
Additional information about the program and the Miami County Economic Development Strategic Plan can be found here  http://www.miamicountyks.org/905/Strategic-Plan .
JOB POSTINGS
Looking for these Positions at these Locations:

Teller – Osawatomie
Investment Portfolio Assistant – Paola
Administrative Assistant – Paola
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