Connect With John – May 6th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Cinco de Mayo was Thursday…Ryland and I went and had a Margarita after work. It was quickly evident that many had the same idea. Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s equivalent of the 4th of July on which date, Mexico won its independence over the...

Connect With John – April 29th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Well…the Kansas Legislature is adjourned, and the Chief’s first-round picks are in!! The House finished just before midnight and the Kansas Senate headed out at 2:30 in the morning…items of note: Kansans will get a sales tax reduction...

Connect With John – April 22nd 2022

Made it home this week without too many defugalties…got held up in Dallas overnight because of storms on the east coast not allowing us to take off from D.C. at the right time. I swear…flying now is so frustrating. It meant getting a hotel room and transportation at...

Connect With John – April 15th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   I mentioned last week I was headed to Washington D.C…I arrived early Monday morning and have been attending the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) since then. I am the chair of District 2 for Kansas (also known as Heartland...

Connect With John – April 8th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Cherry and I broke down and finally planted our potatoes this week…on Tuesday evening, before the rain that night. Hopefully the weather begins acting more like spring on a consistent basis! Our jonquils, tulips and hyacinths are all up and...

Connect With John – April 1st 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Chamber friends delighted in an absolutely fabulous evening at the 2021 annual awards banquet last night, hosted at Ottawa University. There was much fellowship and together we honored all our local citizens whose service has been above and...