Connect With John – October 7th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   With only a month to go until election day, campaigning is hitting its stride and is in full swing with television ads, signs, visits by candidates to Ottawa and/or door-to-door knocks. Early voting begins October 24…I always vote early...

Connect With John – September 30th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   I couldn’t help but smile when I walked in the Walmart last Friday (September 23) and this is what greeted me (picture here)…Christmas is in full swing in all its glory. We are not even to October…it seemed when I was growing up...

Connect With John – September 23rd 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   It’s rare when it happens…but the weather and the calendar synced up on the same day this year! When the calendar said fall…the 100-degree days were gone and temps were in the 60s. No matter why…it is very refreshing! Good thing...

Connect With John – September 16th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Well Chiefs fans…when I wrote last week, there were no Chiefs wins yet – now we have 2!! It was tense at times last evening…but ultimately turned out okay (at least if you’re not a Chargers fan). Our team looks pretty good so far…a few...

Connect With John – September 9th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   With September comes the beginning of all our community’s biggest events…this weekend the Power of the Past, this year featuring Farmall/International Harvesters, but expecting hundreds of tractors of all makes and models along with and...

Connect With John – September 2nd 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Happy Labor Day weekend! Many of us will be enjoying an extra day off work to celebrate the end of summer with family and friends at picnics, pool parties and BBQs. I’ve been looking forward to the weekend because it is the first...