Connect With John – January 7th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   For those concerned the weather was too warm in December…no worries now!! Geeminy…it’s cold outside!! I’m glad I’m still not milking 80-cows. Most know Cherry and I had a dairy most of our lives…when I was milking and doing chores, I...

Connect With John – December 31st 2021

Dear Chamber Supporter: It’s been a quiet week in town…many using this week for time off and for catching up. We were able to man the Chamber office with only one staff this week to allow each of us some time with families and relaxation. Since not much to mention by...

Connect With John – December 23rd 2021

Dear Chamber Supporters: If you need a bit of good news regarding winter and short days, the sun headed back south this week…these are the shortest days in terms of daylight hours – but now growing minutes longer each day. Normally this time of year is a little harder...

Connect With John – December 17th 2021

I’m tired today…but still smiling over the Chief’s win last night!! Breathing a little easier after losing 4 games early in the season. I imagine most of Chiefs Kingdom feel about the same. And wow…what about that wind on Wednesday…living in Kansas we’ve seen...

Connect With John – December 10th 2021

Dear Chamber Supporters: Even though the temps and weather don’t seem like Christmas all the activities do…we’ve attended several kids Christmas programs and still have a few to go, driving around at night, the town is adorned in Christmas lights and displays,...

Connect With John – December 3rd 2021

Dear Chamber Supporters:   It’s tempting to start by acknowledging our last week of summer with our incredibly unseasonable warm weather. I was in Wichita this week with other Ottawa leaders…when we left Thursday afternoon the temperature was 80 degrees on December 2...