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...

Connect With John – March 25th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   First official day of spring was last Sunday…also known as the vernal equinox. The equinox is the day the sun is located directly on the equator causing the hours of sunlight to be equal in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. And of...

Connect With John – March 18th 2022

It’s still okay to be in a St. Patrick celebratory mood for the weekend…even though the official day passed Thursday. Many in town wore green shirts and blouses but others went further to dress up in shamrock regalia…or I even saw a few leprechauns (couple...