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Black & Veatch to occupy renovated Overland Park Trade Center building

Jan 6, 2015 in Economic Development

Black & Veatch will relocate its Telecommunications and Special Projects professionals in Overland Park to the Overland Park Trade Center following building renovations. Read more



Small business Internet marketing veteran announces Duct Tape Marketing certification

Dec 22, 2014 in Member News

Phil Singleton, owner and founder of Overland Park Chamber member Kansas City Web Design, announces small business marketing certification and launch of new website. Read more



Overland Park Chamber receives 5-Star Accreditation

Nov 24, 2014 in Chamber News

The Overland Park Chamber of Commerce has received recognition for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community with 5-Star Accreditation, the highest rating awarded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Read more



Jim Holland named Managing Partner of Fisher & Phillips LLPís Kansas City Office

Sep 24, 2014 in Member News

Jim Holland will become the new Kansas City Office Managing Partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP on October 1. Read more



Shawnee Mission School District ACT scores show increase in all subject areas

Aug 19, 2014 in Member News

Shawnee Mission students taking the ACT continue to earn composite scores above the state and national levels. Read more



Events to introduce primary election candidates

Jul 10, 2014 in Chamber News

The Johnson County Public Policy Council is hosting a series of events introducing candidates for state and county offices in the upcoming primary election on August 5. Read more



Chamber extends sympathy

Apr 14, 2014 in Chamber News

The Overland Park Chamber extends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Dr. William Corporon, Reat Underwood and Teresa Lamanno, who were killed Sunday afternoon. Read more



Chamber hires Robinett for Government Affairs post

Mar 3, 2014 in Chamber News

A familiar face has joined the staff of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce with the selection of Tom Robinett as vice president of government affairs. Read more



Chamber's Annual Meeting to feature former "Undercover Boss"

Nov 7, 2013 in Chamber News

A Midwestern CEO who has appeared on CBS’ “Undercover Boss” will be the featured speaker at the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Luncheon. Read more



Congressman Yoder to speak at Chamber's Washington Update

Aug 22, 2013 in Chamber News

Congressman Kevin Yoder will be the featured speaker at Washington Update, a business luncheon presented by the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce. Read more



POSIM, LLC, celebrates expansion project

May 9, 2013 in Member News

POSIM, LLC has recently relocated its corporate headquarters to Overland Park and completed a major expansion project. Read more



Chamber introduces Executive Leadership Series

Feb 14, 2013 in Chamber News

The Overland Park Chamber of Commerce has introduced a new series of quarterly breakfasts in which local executives will share career insights with fellow executives and those who aspire to top leadership positions. Read more



Mayor Gerlach to present 2013 State of the City Address

Feb 8, 2013 in Chamber News

Mayor Carl Gerlach will deliver his State of the City Address on Tuesday, February 19, at a luncheon in the Overland Park Convention Center. Read more



Economic Development Council to honor business leaders

Jan 22, 2013 in Economic Development

Four Overland Park companies, a college and two business leaders will be recognized by the Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council at its 6th Annual EDC Honors Luncheon. Read more



Chamber announces 2013 State Legislative Priorities

Dec 13, 2012 in Chamber News

The Overland Park Chamber of Commerce has adopted its 2013 State Legislative Priorities that it will support on behalf of Overland Park businesses. Read more



Tallgrass Creek to build continuing care building

Dec 12, 2012 in Member News

Tallgrass Creek retirement community today announced Spring 2013 construction of a continuing care building that will include 28 assisted living apartments, 28 memory care apartments and 44 skilled nursing rooms. Read more



Health Outcomes Sciences moves to Overland Park

Dec 10, 2012 in Economic Development

The Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council is pleased to welcome Health Outcomes Sciences to Overland Park. Read more



Chamber holds 2012 annual meeting

Dec 7, 2012 in Chamber News

More than 500 business professionals heard four chief executive officers of Overland Park companies discuss the economic outlook during the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting. Read more



Shawnee Mission Medical Center receives $1 million gift

Dec 5, 2012 in Member News

Benny and Edith Lee have made a $1 million gift to The Foundation for Shawnee Mission Medical Center to name the Atrium of the new Shawnee Mission Birth Center. Read more



Four CEOs to present economic outlook at Chamber's Annual Meeting

Nov 30, 2012 in Chamber News

Four top executives of notable Overland Park-based companies will discuss local, regional and national business and economic trends as the featured program at the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Annual Meeting and Luncheon. Read more



Local company acquires former Glenwood Towers buildings

Nov 21, 2012 in Economic Development

Shamrock Trading Corp. announces the purchase of the Glenwood Place office buildings in a transaction that closed earlier this week. Read more



Distributor bringing 130 jobs to Overland Park

Sep 21, 2012 in Economic Development

The Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council is pleased to welcome the corporate offices of Hantover, Inc., and its wholly-owned subsidiary, ARY, Inc., to Overland Park. Read more



Rasmussen College to open Overland Park campus

Sep 13, 2012 in Community

Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited post-secondary institution of higher education, announced plans to open a new campus in Overland Park. Read more



July new housing permits maintain improvement trend

Aug 28, 2012 in Chamber News

In cities across the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area, housing production continues to climb in 2012 with the second highest month this year, according to a monthly building permit statistics report. Read more



Jani L. Johnson named Saint Lukeís South Hospital president and CEO

Aug 22, 2012 in Member News

Jani L. Johnson has been appointed the new president and CEO for Saint Luke’s South Hospital effective Monday, Sept. 10. Read more



RED Development moving offices to Overland Park

Aug 8, 2012 in Economic Development

The Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council announced that RED Development is moving its office to Overland Park Read more



Blue Valley Schools and Blue Valley Rec look to use former First Family Church space

Aug 3, 2012 in Member News

The Blue Valley School District is exploring a new partnership with the Blue Valley Recreation Commission to utilize space on the former First Family Church property for indoor recreational activities. Read more



Alexander Open Systems expanding in Overland Park

Aug 3, 2012 in Economic Development

The Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council today announced an expansion by Alexander Open Systems of its corporate headquarters in Overland Park. Read more



Chamber releases 2012 Legislative Voting Record

Jul 13, 2012 in Chamber News

The Overland Park Chamber of Commerce has released its 2012 Kansas Legislative Session Final Report and Voting Record on how local legislators voted on pro-business issues that impact Johnson County. Read more



Candidate Forums announced

Jul 11, 2012 in Chamber News

A series of candidate forums leading up to the primary election on August 7 have been announced by the Johnson County Public Policy Council. Read more



Chamber pleased with redistricting results

Jun 11, 2012 in Chamber News

The Overland Park Chamber of Commerce and its intervenors Ben Craig and Larry Winn praise the action of the panel of federal judges for completing the difficult task of drawing redistricting maps. Read more



Logistics provider to bring more than 100 jobs to Overland Park

May 31, 2012 in Economic Development

RedStone Logistics announced it will bring more than 100 jobs to Overland Park in the next three years and invest more than $1 million in systems and support.

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FishNet Security opens Security Operations Center and Executive Briefing Center

May 21, 2012 in Member News

FishNet Security today unveiled its new world-class Security Operations Center (SOC) and Executive Briefing Center (EBC) on the Sprint Campus in Overland Park. Read more



2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships coming to OP

May 9, 2012 in Community

The US Youth Soccer National Championships is coming to the Overland Park Soccer Complex July 24-28, 2013.

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JCCC to hold groundbreaking ceremony for new hospitality/culinary academy

Apr 24, 2012 in Community

Johnson County Community College will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Hospitality & Culinary Academy on May 22. Read more



Teva announces plans for new headquarters building in Overland Park

Apr 6, 2012 in Economic Development

Pharmaceutical company Teva announced plans to build a five-story, 154,000-square-foot headquarters building in Overland Park at the corner of Nall Avenue and College Boulevard. Read more



Citwide survey reveals impressive results

Mar 19, 2012 in Community

The City of Overland Park's most recent citywide survey revealed that 98% of respondents are very satisfied or satisfied with the city as a place to live. Read more



Shawnee Mission Medical Center names new CEO

Mar 16, 2012 in Member News

Ken Bacon has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) and Regional CEO of the Mid America Region of Adventist Health System effective the week of April 23, 2012. Read more



KU Edwards BEST building opens

Feb 22, 2012 in Member News

March 2 will mark the grand opening of the Business Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) Building on the University of Kansas Edwards Campus. Read more



Netsmart selects Overland Park for headquarters

Feb 17, 2012 in Economic Development

Overland Park’s growing and thriving business environment has led Netsmart Technologies to select Overland Park for its headquarters after an extensive site search. Read more



YRC Freight announces plans to relocate 120 jobs to Overland Park

Feb 15, 2012 in Economic Development

YRC Freight announced today its plans to relocate 120 positions to its headquarters in Overland Park. Read more



Johnson County survey verifies long-held community priorities

Feb 15, 2012 in Chamber News

The Overland Park Chamber Foundation today released results of a community scan of Johnson County voters and businesses that indicate priorities are closely aligned. Read more



Tallgrass Creek unveils largest apartment home in Kansas senior housing market

Feb 6, 2012 in Member News

Tallgrass Creek unveils apartment home said to be the largest of its kind in the Kansas senior housing market. Read more



OPEDC honors business leaders

Feb 2, 2012 in Economic Development

Five Overland Park businesses and Chairman Ed Eilert were recognized by the Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council (OPEDC) at its 5th Annual EDC Honors Luncheon at the Ritz Charles Overland Park on February 2. Read more



OPEDC to honor business leaders

Jan 23, 2012 in Economic Development

Five Overland Park businesses and Chairman Ed Eilert will be recognized by the Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council (OPEDC) at its 5th Annual EDC Honors Luncheon. Read more



Overland Park Chamber hires Johnson as senior VP of economic development

Jan 19, 2012 in Economic Development

The Overland Park Chamber of Commerce announced today it has hired Beth Johnson as senior vice president of economic development. Johnson begins her duties in Overland Park on February 6. Read more



Chamber to hold information meeting on Cuba travel program

Jan 12, 2012 in Chamber News

The Chamber is holding an information session on January 26 to provide details about its upcoming Discover Cuba travel program, May 17-25. Read more



Blue Valley schools honored with Governorís Achievement Award

Jan 11, 2012 in Member News

Seven schools in the Blue Valley School District were recognized with the Governor’s Achievement Award, which recognizes top performing schools in the state of Kansas. Read more



OptumRx announces company expansion with 600 new jobs

Dec 21, 2011 in Economic Development

OptumRx announced it will expand its customer and mail service facility, which translates to more than 600 new jobs for Overland Park. Read more



Chamber Foundation announces 2012 Leadership class

Dec 2, 2011 in Chamber News

The Overland Park Chamber Foundation has selected 30 business professionals to participate in the 2012 Leadership Overland Park program. Read more



Johnson County acquires building for future museum site

Nov 18, 2011 in Community

 The Johnson County Board of Commissioners recently approved a real estate purchase of the former site of King Louie West and Ice Chateau, 8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, for future use by the Museum Department. Read more



Chamber's Annual Meeting to feature KCPT's Ruckus

Nov 11, 2011 in Chamber News

KCPT's popular Ruckus will be the featured program at the Chamber's Annual Meeting and Luncheon on December 7. Read more



OPEDC assists SSC with move and expansion

Nov 2, 2011 in Economic Development

To support its expansion plans, Selective Site Consultants (SSC), a provider of services to the telecommunications, development and construction industries, has moved its headquarters to Corporate Woods. Read more



Jack Stack Barbecue moves headquarters to Overland Park

Sep 22, 2011 in Economic Development

Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue, which operates four restaurants in the Kansas City area, including one in Overland Park, will move 13 management and administrative employees from south Kansas City, Mo., to 95th and Metcalf by the end of the year. Read more



Midland Loan Services announces headquarters expansion, job additions

Aug 19, 2011 in Economic Development

The Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council (OPEDC) is pleased to announce that PNC Bank’s regional headquarters for Midland Loan Services plans to expand in Overland Park. Read more



Overland Park Chamber releases 2011 Voting Record

Aug 5, 2011 in Chamber News

The Chamber has released its 2011 Kansas Legislative Session Final Report and Voting Record on how Johnson County legislators voted on the Chamber’s legislative agenda. Read more



Talented athletes draw collegiate coaches to Overland Park

Jul 22, 2011 in Member News

The 2011 USSSA World Series continues in Overland Park with the 16A/18A and under division, from July 25-31. Read more



USSSA World Series returns to Overland Park

Jul 12, 2011 in Community

Overland Park is one of three local hosts welcoming 100 amateur teams for the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) 12A and 14B World Series, July 18-22. Read more



Next phase of improvements for U.S. 69 beginning

Jul 12, 2011 in Community

Construction on the next phase to improve U.S. 69 highway is set to begin on Monday, July 18. Read more



FishNet to bring 175 technology jobs to Overland Park

Jul 5, 2011 in Economic Development

The Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council (OPEDC) announced today that the nation’s largest privately held information security solutions provider has chosen Overland Park as the location for its new corporate headquarters. Read more



Saint Luke's selects new CEO

Jun 24, 2011 in Member News

Saint Luke’s Health System has selected Melinda L. Estes, M.D., MBA, as its new CEO. Read more



Community College raises $3.29 million in support of a new culinary academy

Jun 20, 2011 in Member News

Johnson County Community College’s Foundation has met the “Wysong Challenge” by raising $3,291,032 to support the construction of a new hospitality and culinary academy on the college campus. Read more



Overland Park Regional Medical Center announces $121 million expansion

Apr 29, 2011 in Community

Overland Park Regional Medical Center will be the first hospital in Johnson County to offer all private rooms with the completion of a $121 million expansion and extensive renovation project. Read more



OPEDC retains UnitedLex, announces company plans for growth

Mar 8, 2011 in Economic Development

Having examined options in several states, UnitedLex will keep its North American headquarters in Overland Park, the Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council announced today. Read more



Dex One to bring 350+ jobs to Overland Park

Mar 3, 2011 in Economic Development

Dex One Corporation chooses Overland Park as the site of a new centralized client contact center that is expected to add 350+ new jobs to Overland Park. Read more



Johnson County Ranked #3 by Forbes.com

Jan 1, 2008 in Community

Forbes.com has ranked Johnson County, Kansas, as #3 on its "America's Best Places to Raise a Family" list. Read more

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