Friday August 2, 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
Please Welcome Our Newest Member to the Chamber!

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

Hasty Awards, Ottawa KS

Thank you to Alyssa Keebaugh for your inquiries into our business community. You will find that our Business Community is a FANTASTIC one to be a part of and we welcome you!

We hope to feature Hasty Awards as a Spotlight for a 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
Coach Light

After more than four decades of owning and operating the Coach Light, Joyce Schrader is retiring. Her and Gordon purchased the Coach Light from Gladys Ann Hawkins and Eleanor Budke on January 1, 1977. During the first years of operation, Joyce's mother (who had many years of fashion experience) worked with her. Velma Boehm who has been Joyce's loyal and treasured "right hand" for the past three decades is ready to retire too.

During the next few weeks, they will be marking down their merchandise to liquidate their existing stock. When their inventory is gone, they will be closing the Coach Light.

They appreciate the patronage and friendships that they have developed with so many of you over the 40+ years in business. It is with sadness that Joyce has determined that it is her time to retire.

She hopes that you will drop in to take advantage of her closing sale and renew friendships in the coming weeks.
Donutty Professors/Professor B's Kitchen
710 6th Street, Osawatomie

Professor B has officially opened his storefront! He is open from 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is offering Colorado Green Chili Breakfast Burritos until 10:00 a.m. every day and Mexican Hamburgers until they close. He will be offering cookies, cinnamon rolls and of course his scrumdillyumpcious doughts!

This is a carryout business only and as always, you can place special orders! If you have any questions, or would like to place an order, please feel free to call (913) 214-2419.

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
AUGUST BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
KsFiberNet


For the past decade, Kansas Fiber
Network has been providing state-of-the-art telecom and IP services to businesses throughout the
state of Kansas and beyond. In May 2009, KsFiberNet was formed by 29 Kansas Independent Telephone Company member-owners to provide exceptional service and innovative solutions while returning value to their member-owners, customers, and communities.
 
Led by a leadership team with over 135 combined years of industry experience, their company has become a leading provider of high-capacity fiber-based networks. In the past 10 years, KsFiberNet has acquired over 4,000 miles of backbone fiber, 70 local access providers, and has connected over 250 cities with no indication of slowing down.
 
At the forefront leading the team to these expansions, is President Mike Brigman.
 
"KsFiberNet is dedicated to continuous improvement in an industry that is vital to advancements in technology," Brigman said. "This is a very exciting time and I am confident in our team’s efforts and dedication to further success."
 
In the wake of our 10th anniversary, KsfiberNet continues to make strides throughout the telecommunications industry with over 30,000 on net lit buildings and recent expansions to two Tierpoint data centers ; 14500 West 105th Street, Lenexa, KS, and 322 E. Archer Street, Tulsa, OK .

“KsFiberNet continues to demonstrate our steady commitment to bringing exceptional and competitively priced business-class service to our customers,” Brigman stated. “As a team, we are proud to be doing our part in closing the digital divide in rural America.”
 
Other members of the KsFiberNet team also agree that the company has come a long way since its start in 2009. One such employee who has seen nearly all of the company’s progressions first-hand, is VP of Network Planning and Development, Bob Wallentine.
 
“I am very proud of what we’ve accomplished in a short amount of time,” Wallentine said. “It is a pleasure working with a supportive Board of Managers, member-owners, and high achieving staff who have been part of the successful evolution of KsFiberNet.”    
 
Along with data center connectivity, KsFiberNet also offers mobile backhaul, carrier ethernet, dark fiber, wavelength, and more. Known for their exceptional customer service and on-time delivery, they can offer you custom solutions to help carry your business to the next level. To learn more about KsFiberNet and services offered, visit www.ksfiber.net , or contact their sales team at sales@ksfiber.net .
 

Special For the Month:

KsFiberNet will be hosting a coffee on Thursday, August 15th at 10:00 a.m. at the Loft on Sixth (425 6th Street). Please show your support by attending this coffee. This is a great way to get to know know theirstaff and a great way to network with other businesses. Your support for their business is appreciated!

AUGUST EVENTS
First Option Bank Re-Model Ribbon Cutting & Open House
601 Main Street
Friday, August 2nd beginning at 10:00 a.m.

First Option will be celebrating their completed re-model with a ribbon cutting at 10:00 a.m. and an open house until 2:00 p.m. Please feel free to come by at anytime that day. They will be having giveaways and serving light refreshments. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at (913) 755-3811.
Osawatomie Rotary Club Serving Our Students
Trojan Elementary (1901 Parker Avenue)
Saturday, August 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Osawatomie Rotary Club has designed this community event to to help students in need prepare for a successful school year. During this event resources will be provided to any Unified School District #367 student who are in need of assistance and support. There will be  Several Stations & Assistance Available  and it will be on a first come first serve basis as some quantities are limited (and some items may be subject to change). If you, or someone you could benefit from this, please feel free to stop by and partake.
Free Smoke Alarms & Installation
Available to ALL Residents Served by Osawatomie Volunteer Fire Department
Sunday, August 4th starting at 1:00 p.m.

The Osawatomie Fire Department and the OZFD Wives & Family, in partnership with the Office of the State Fire Marshal, will be providing and installing smoke alarms, at no cost, to residents in our community. To schedule the installation for a free smoke alarm call (913) 755-6941 and be sure to leave a message. You may also e-mail them at  OZFDFamily@yahoo.com  or Facebook message them at OZFD Wives and Family.
Osawatomie Farmers Market
500 Block of Main Street (vacant lot next to La Hacienda)
Thursday, August 8th 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 up and running 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.
Friends of the Mentally Ill Annual Garage Sale
401 Main Street
Saturday, August 10th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

It's time for the Friends of the Mentally Ill's annual garage sale. This garage sale benefits the patients at Osawatomie State Hospital. Donated items can be dropped off the morning of the sale (they will be setting up about 7:00 am) or they can make arrangements if needed. It would be helpful if you would put a suggested price on the item. For more information, please feel free to contact: Sherie Cole at (913) 731-2441 or Phyllis Sharp at (913) 731-0523 for information.
First Baptist Church Welcome Reception
801 Brown Avenue
Sunday, August 11th beginning at 12:30 p.m.

They are having a reception to officially welcome their new pastor Scott Simpson and his family. This is open to the whole community, if anyone would like to stop by.
Free Laundry Day at MSA Laundry Sponsored by the ELKS
613 6th Street
Sunday, August 11th from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

How about some laundry? While you are busy getting your laundry done, volunteers will be on site to read to your kiddos. Snacks and water will also be provided for the kids and they can even pick out a book to keep! Laundry detergent and dryer sheets will be provided while supplies last. If you have any questions, please feel free to message them via Facebook.
First Day of School
All Schools in the USD #367 District
Tuesday, August 13th at 8:00 a.m.

Summer is just about over! Better enjoy it while you can because School is about to start again! For questions regarding enrollment, please feel free to give the District a call at (913) 755-4172.
KsFiberNet Business Spotlight Coffee
425 6th Street (Loft on Sixth - Social Hall)
Thursday, August 15th at 10:00 a.m.

Please join August's Business Spotlight for a coffee! KS Fiber Net will be hosting a coffee at the Loft on Sixth. This is a great way to get to know their staff and a great way to visit with other businesses! Your support for their business is appreciated!
UPCOMING EVENTS
September 14th: Lakemary Open House Event
September 15th: United Methodist Church Celebrates 165 Years
September 21st: Osawatomie Freedom Festival
October 5th: Annual Chamber Golf Tournament
October 5th: United Methodist Church Fish Fry
October 27th: United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat
October 31st: Annual Downtown Spook Parade
CATCH THIS WEEK'S SPECIALS
The Coach Light:

Is offering 20 to 50% off at their liquidation sale! Be sure to stop on by and pick out what you want before it's too late! Joyce will remain open until her inventory is gone!
Palace Hardware:

Is offering a $10 rebate on all Valspar Pristine and Medallion and all Cabot Deck Stain and Deck Correct. This sale will last until Sunday, August 4th.
ONGOING NEWS & EVENTS
Please Take the Time...

The Louisburg, Osawatomie, Paola and Spring Hill Chambers of Commerce are looking at opportunities to offer an affinity insurance program. Affinity programs are business partnerships in which a company offers special rates or services to a chamber's members in an effort to increase revenue for both organizations. This program would offer discounted health insurance to employer members of the local chamber. The program would require the employer have at least two full-time employees who receive a W-2. 

This survey is simply to determine the level of interest before additional research time is spent by staff. Please take our survey:  https://forms.gle/9hctLRhJsN3x5K6N8
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
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
 
Please be sure to give Chris a call for her daily specials!

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
 
August's Burger of the Month is the Zesty Italian Burger. Marinara, Pepperoni, Italian 5 blend cheese and on a steamed Brioche Bun. 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! Come get one through the month of August!


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

Stop in for their August Specials on these days!

August 8th: .99 Cent Chili and Cheese Tater Tots or French Fries (limit 5)
August 14th: .50 Cent Corndogs (unlimited)
August 17th: Awareness text $2.99 Carhop Classic (includes a Junior Double Cheeseburger and Medium tot or 6"inch Philly Steak and Tot)
August 22nd: Half Price Cheddar Peppers (limit 5)
August 25th: Awareness Text that Sonic Summer Nights End Soon
August 29th: $1.00 Hot Dogs (limit 5)
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 |
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