Connect With John – March 5th 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   In my estimation…March came in like a lamb – beautiful weather all this week. No one knows the origins or particular philosophy behind this weather predicting folklore…most sources say it goes back to the Farmers’ Almanac. Early almanac...

Connect With John – February 26th 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   As usual, February has just flown by. In fact, hard to believe we are done with 2 months of 2021 already…and it sounds as if February this year is going to finish with absolutely beautiful weather. Cherry and I were postulating earlier this...

Connect With John – February 19th 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   It has been another slow week of community activity again this week…but then, it has been the coldest week for the last 30-years!! A fair amount of snow too…which came over several days. It was good on Wednesday to finally see the sunshine,...

Connect With John – February 12th 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   This has been a gloomy week with winter here in full force and the Chiefs loss in the Super Bowl last Sunday…add in the pandemic, and it is fair to say “these are the dark days of winter”. We are all a little stir crazy from being...

Connect With John – February 5th 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Hope you are wearing your red today…many have held our collective breaths this year for the chance for the Chiefs to repeat as Super Bowl Champs. One of the biggest challenges in any sport – defending your championship! Sunday here we...

Connect With John – January 29th 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Happy Kansas Day…our state is 160-years old today. Early Kansas history fascinates me…Bloody Kansas and the Border Wars – all spurned over the politics and ideology of slavery. People traveled to Kansas to establish residency and influence...

Connect With John – January 22nd 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   It has been a busy week in the Chamber office…preparing for the Friends and Family Fun Night Outing…which begins today at 11:00 a.m. and lasts until next Thursday, evening (January 28) at 9:00 p.m. Most of the effort is organizing the annual...

Connect With John – January 15th 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Someone suggested to me this week the bar has been set awfully low for 2021…we don’t have to have much of a year for it to be an improvement from 2020. Still…up to this point it seems we are giving 2020 a run for the money!! This last week...

Connect With John – January 8th 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   2021 is a week old and already we have our largest snow of the winter and the Nation’s Capitol building has been stormed by insurrectionists. Crazy, crazy…I hope this doesn’t mean this New Year will remain as much in upheaval as 2020. To be...

Connect With John – December 31st 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   The last week of 2020 has been a short, quiet week…which is nice and a good way to finish what has been the most crazy, hectic year I can remember in my life!! I should qualify this a little…it’s been a year of fear, uncertainty. A year in...