Friday July 5, 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: chamber@osawatomiechamber.org
Think Local, Shop Local, Keep it Local
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS
Congratulations to Century 21!

All the Windows looked fabulous and it was a tough choice to choose from! The voting was VERY close, but Century 21 won the best decorated Business Window for this year's Lights on the Lake Festival!

Be sure to be thinking ahead as we will open up a Business window decorating contest during the month of October for Halloween and of course the week before the Holiday Festival, so gear up for that!

Congratulations again to Century 21 and thank you to ALL of the businesses that participated! Each of you did a LOVELY JOB and the community can't wait to see what you do next!
Navrat's Office Products

Sadly their Paola location will be closing on August 1st. They will continue to sell what items they have and have already begun some closing out specials. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at (913) 294-3130.
Tri-Ko

Is now offering Walk-In Interview EVERY Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at their main office (301 1st Street, Osawatomie). Please be sure to bring your Driver's License or State ID card, Social Security Card and Diploma (if applicable) so that they may process your application as quickly as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to call (913) 755-3025 or visit their website at www.tri-ko.com
Other News...

Congratulations to the  Olathe Health Cancer Center for being the FIRST community site in the country to treat a rare, aggressive form of cancer with a new drug just released by the FDA. Feel free to visit https://www.olathehealth.org/newsroom/olathe-health-oncologist-successfully-treats-rare-cancer to read all about it!

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
JULY BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
SōK BODY WELLNESS

SōK Body Wellness is an all-natural, essential oil infused bath and body products company. Their mission is to create high-quality, toxin-free wellness products to enhance your life. Their products offer a unique spin on some old classics all while staying true to keeping ingredients to a minimum without sacrificing quality, using essential oils that offer therapeutic benefits that smell amazing, and are completely natural. In fact, all of their ingredients are ranked at 1 or 2 on the EWG Skin Deep Cosmetics Database (which is really good!). All their products are dreamt up, created and handmade right here in Miami County.

Founded in 2018 after much time, prayer, and research, the owners, Josh and Kati Meyers, launched SōK (soak) with their Signature Collection of Bath Drops (think bath bomb….but better: it brings about the most relaxing and beneficial bath experience you will ever have.) They quickly expanded 
to include the Simplicity Collection (a budget-friendly collection) of Bath Drops in early 2019. In the summer of 2019, they re-branded to SōK Body Wellness and now offer shower products, and a collection of essential oil infused liquid products for everyday life (see www.sokbodywellness.com for all that they offer!). They hope to continue to expand their product offerings to include facial care, perfumes, more wellness essential oil rollers, body butters and more. 

Josh and Kati are passionate about helping people see that they have the power to take ownership in their wellness journey with all-natural products for their homes, baths and bodies. One of the ways they do this is through educating people about essential oils and their many benefits. Kati has been with Young Living Essential Oils since 2016. The Meyers have experienced some amazing benefits from implementing essential oils as a normal part of their lives. Kati loves to talk oils and would be delighted to take you out to coffee to educate or answer any questions you might have. 

To keep up with SōK, you can follow them on Instagram or Facebook (@sokbodywellness). You can see all they have to offer over at www.sokbodywellness.com. You can also reach out to Kati via text or call, (765) 426.9450. 


Special For the Month:

This month Josh and Kati are offering an exclusive 20% off code to the Osawatomie Chamber members. At checkout use OZCHAMBER to apply the discount to your cart. They do offer local pickup, just email info@sokbodywellness.com after you order to arrange the details. 

They are honored and excited to be a part of the Miami County community. They look forward to meeting you all at their coffee this month scheduled for Tuesday, July 24th at 10:00 a.m. at the Loft on Sixth (425 6th Street).
JUNE EVENTS
Life Care Center of Osawatomie Meet & Greet Coffee
1516 Parker Avenue
Tuesday, July 9th at 10:00 a.m.

Life Care Center will be hosting a meet and greet coffee to introduce their new Executive Director, Blair Wagner and their new Director of Nursing, Nancy Sinclair. They would love for you to stop by to have a cup of coffee and visit with Blair and Nancy!
Osawatomie Farmers Market
500 Block of Main Street (vacant lot next to La Hacienda)
Thursday, July 11th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

We had a late start to the season thanks to the weather, but we're going to try it again! Come and pick up some garden fresh goodies this Thursday! You'll also want to be sure to come back each week because as the season progresses, the vendors will vary with new seasonal items! For more information or to download the necessary forms, please feel free to visit the Chamber's Website.
Olathe Health - Get a Jump Start on Sports Physicals - Osawatomie
100 Main Street
Friday, July 12th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Don't wait until the last minute to schedule your child's sports physical. Several Olathe clinics are providing physicals for $25 flat fee at specific dates and times. To see the Paola or LaCygne dates and times, please see Flyer or feel free to call.
First Baptist Church Presents "4 His Love" Southern Gospel Group
801 Brown Avenue
Sunday, July 14th at 10:40 a.m.

First Baptist Church presents "4 His Love" a Southern Gospel group. They will be there July 14th during Morning Worship. While there is no cost, a free-will offering will be received for those who would like to support 4 His Love's ministry. If you have any questions, please feel free to call (913) 755-3483.
Fort Scott Community College Kid's College Summer Camp
Fort Scott Community College (Paola Campus -  501 Hospital Drive )
Tuesday, July 16th and Wednesday, July 17th

The Miami County Campus of Fort Scott Community College invites the community to participate in the annual Kids’ College summer camp! The camp is hosted by Phi Theta Kappa students (Beta Rho Lambda Chapter). More than 12 courses will be offered! All courses will be taught by FSCC faculty, students, and community members with professional experience in their field.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Buddy Jo Tanck at (913) 294-4178 or feel free to e-mail her at buddyt@fortscott.edu . If you would like to save your spot, please feel to register online at http://www.fortscott.edu/miami/kidscollege
SōK Body Wellness Coffee
Loft on Sixth (425 6th Street)
Wednesday, July 24th at 10:00 a.m.

Please join July's Business Spotlight for a coffee! SōK Body Wellness be hosting a coffee at the Loft on Sixth. This is a great way to get to know Kati and Josh and a great way to visit with other businesses! Your support for their business is appreciated!
First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School
801 Brown Avenue
Beginning Monday, July 29th through Friday, August 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (light meal at 5:30 p.m.)

The First Baptist Church will be hosting it's annual Vacation Bible School beginning Monday, July 29th. It is open to anyone ages preschool through 8th grade (the grade they will be in​ this fall). If you are interested in pre-enrolling, you may visit their website at www.fbcoz.org  but you may also enroll when you come. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the church at (913) 755-3483.
Catholic Charities Mobile Bus
527 Brown Avenue (Osawatomie Public Library)
Wednesday, July 31st from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Direct assistance is provided to those living in rural, outlying areas through a Mobile Resource Bus from Catholic Charities. The bus is equipped with basic essentials including food and clothing. A case manager will be available to provide rent, utility and medication assistance as well as community referrals. Appointments can be booked prior to the site by calling (913) 433-2039. See Flyer for future dates.
UPCOMING EVENTS
August 13th: First Day of School
September 14th: Lakemary Open House Event
September 15th: United Methodist Church Celebrates 165 Years
September 21st: Osawatomie Freedom Festival
CATCH THESE UPCOMING SALES
Coach Light
545 Main Street, Osawatomie

Will begin their Pre-Fourth of July Sale starting June 26th and running through most of the summer. Joyce will be offering 20% to 50% off store wide. Be sure to stop on by! If you have any questions, please feel free to call (913) 755-2514.

ONGOING NEWS & EVENTS
Fort Scott Community College Continuing Education Courses

They are offering two this summer; Beginning Guitar and Storytelling. They will take place at their Paola location (501 Hospital Drive) and they are $25 per person. They are a
4-week long class, meeting for 2 hours once a week. To pre-register, please feel free to visit http://www.fortscott.edu/ContinuingEducation# or you may register in person the night of the class. If you have any further questions, please contact Buddy Jo Tanck at (913) 294-4178.
Olathe Family Care of Osawatomie Walk-In Services

Olathe Family Care of Osawatomie is now offering Walk-In Services for your convenience. At this time days and hours will vary, depending on need, so please call the clinic to confirm if walk in is available. You may reach them at (913) 755-3044.
2020 Census Information:

Did you know if 1 person is missed in your community in the 2020 Census, there is a potential financial loss to your community of $2,082*? In Kansas, the average household is 2.5 residents. If one “average” household is missed, that can cost a community $5,205 per year. Then, consider that a census won’t occur for another 10 years – that’s $52,050 in lost resources your community relies on. The Census is important and that’s why we need you to get your city, county, and community involved. (*Data provided by  George Washington Institute of Public Policy ). From a direct economic development perspective, retailers and business prospects are attracted to areas with a growing population.

For General flyers, social media images, promotional tips for community partners and businesses, please feel free to visit  https://www.census.gov/partners/2020-materials.html  
LET'S EAT! GRAB A BITE WITH THIS WEEK'S SPECIALS!
CHRIS' CAFE - 537 Main Street - (913) 256-6012
 
Monday, July 8th: Italian Sub
Tuesday, July 9th: Beef Tips
Wednesday, July 10th: Chicken & Potatoes with Cream Sauce
Thursday, July 11th: Quesadilla Burger
Friday, July 12th: Chicken Fried Chicken or Steak

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
 
July's Burger of the Month is the Red White and Blue burger. Blue Cheese Jalapeno Ketchup and Onion or No Onion. They recommend caramelized onions.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!


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

Stop in for their July Specials on these days!

July 11th: $1.49 Cookies
July 17th: $1.00 Dogs
JOB POSTINGS
Sunflower Substance Abuse Recovery Services: I s looking for part-time Licensed Addiction Counselor. This could turn into a full-time job for the right person. Please call the office at (913) 755-2081 if you are interested.
Census Bureau: They are hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen. To apply or for more information please visit 2020census.gov/jobs
Tri-Ko has several job opportunities open! 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)
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) 557-4000 ext 1130.
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!

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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Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce | 509 5th Street, P.O. Box 63 | Phone: (913) 755-4114 |
Email: chamber@osawatomiechamber.org | www.osawatomiechamber.org