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S Message from our 2017 Chairman of the Board found in this community. Overland Park is about good stewardship. Community leaders have done a tremendous job developing and maintaining an outstanding

Contents 50 Years of Business Leadership .................................6 Past Chairmen ......................................... 12 Charter Members .................................... 13 Rememberi


DDI DEAN DEVELOPMENT 913.648.2800 Our UMB FINANCIAL CORPORATION customers inspire us Congratulations to the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce on celebrating 50 years UMB applauds your eff

Were in the business of your business. At First National Bank, we understand your business has unique goals and banking needs. Whether youre just starting out, or moving to the next level, First Natio

T he Overland Park Chamber of Commerce marks 1967 as its official birth year, but its foundation was laid years earlier by a group of businessmen meeting on Saturdays for breakfast to talk about what

1968 Mr. and Mrs. Ewing Kauffman, owners of the Kansas City Royals, Mayor Guard W. Enoch, and Chamber of Commerce President Ben Craig were assisted by former Kansas City Mayor H. Roe Bartle and Milgr

Early construction of Metcalf South Shopping Center at 95th and Metcalf. based on suggestions from members. The first plan of work included these objectives 1. Broaden the tax base by actively assist

supported. Medical facilities must be expanded. Meetings and conventions must be encouraged. For Meyer, a major goal was to get Overland Park added to maps of Kansas. Meyer and the late Ben Craig, Met

MCI Airport, numerous Overland Park interchanges along I435 and improvements to U.S. Highway 69. With tremendous city growth in the 1960s and 70s, auto dealers, shopping centers and other service busi

Breaking ground for Mazuma Credit Union headquarters. po itio in the Overland Park positioning the Ove land Park os on ng he Overl nd Pa k Chamber as a loca and reg onal Chamber s local and regional

1967Stan Meyer 196869Ben Craig 1970Marvin Rainey 1971John Hickok 1972Ray Culbertson 1973Bart Cohen 1974John Hoffman 1975 Clarence Roeder 1976Leon Morse 1977Frank Saunders 197879Ralph Varnum

2003Bernie Shaner 2004Doug Firebaugh 2005Steve Wilkinson 2006Keith Copaken 2007Greg Wolf 2008Greg Musil 2009Suze Parker 2010Ed OConnor 2011Steve Smith 2012Rick Worrel 2013Larry Winn 2014Jim

IN MEMORIAM Remembering Mr. Johnson County Steve Rose, 1980 Chairman of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, wrote the following tribute to Ben Craig, one of the founders of the Overland Park Chamb

Meet Chris, and find out how he met his new primary care doctor. 1 2 3 Last year, Chris made a wonderful discovery r volunteering to help others makes him appreciate r things more than ever. Today,

One of the Best Places to Live in America n unbelievable portfolio of attributes public schools consistently ranked among the best in the nation, a robust business environment, low cost of living, a

Quality and affordable housing A steady increase in population and affluence in Overland Park has resulted in some of the most desirable housing in the Kansas City metro area. More than 41 of housing

1 14 6 7 1 10 6 By the numbers in Best Cities for Families in the Top 100 Best Places to Live, September 2016, 2016 Niche, 2016 Zippia, 2016, Ju


A wide variety of higher education opportunities More than a dozen institutions in Overland Park offer opportunities where both traditional college students can earn a degree and working professionals

2016 Ranked 33 in Education 2016 U.S. News World Reports 62 Best Online Graduate Education and 172 Online Bachelors Programs 2016 Ranked 6 in History 2016 Go Grad Top O

Meeting the communitys health care and social services needs Outstanding health care is just minutes away for Overland Park residents. Six major medical facilities, several specialty hospitals, numer

Shopping Dining Galleries Farmers Market Salons Spas DOWNTOWN OVERLAND PARK PARTNERSHIP West of Metcalf Avenue between 79th 83rd f e e OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS 2017 25

Local Hospitals HOSPITAL Overland Park Regional Medical Center BEDS 343 DESCRIPTION OPRMC offers a certified Level II Trauma Center, a Certified Stroke Care Center, accredited Chest Pain

I was treated as a VIP every day by the whole staff at MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital. Even the food was good. Actual MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital patient comments from patient sati r n tis

All the attributes for a higher quality of life With an abundance of choices, Overland Park residents have no reason not to stay active with leisuretime pursuits. The City maintains 83 parks, miles of

Experience the Taste Before you Buy Also olives, pastas, sauces, pestos, bruschettas, tapenades, sea salts, spice blends, loose leaf teas, coconut oil, recipes books, olive oil hair and skin items, g


LEADERSHIP MATTERS. Learn to lead well. GARY C. RICHTER CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Serving individuals and small to medium sized businesses. GARY A RICHTER Helping you lead the people sidePEOPLE

LET US YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION POINT COMMERCIAL Tenant and Landlord Representation The attorneys of Spencer Fane are proud to support the Overland Park Chamber. P INT SPENCER FA

The economic engine of Kansas workforce that is among the most highly educated in the nation, a businessfriendly environment and an excellent quality of life are key reasons why so many companies want

Significant Industry Sectors for Employment Educational health care services 23 Finance, insurance and real estate 11 Professional, scientific and management 16 11 Retail trade 4 4 2 14

Much of the citys retail development can be found along Metcalf Avenue, the citys historic main artery running north and south, and along the eastwest corridors of 95th, 119th, 135th and 151st streets


Major Employers 2,000 or more employees Black Veatch Blue Valley School District Johnson County Community College OptumRx Shawnee Mission School District Sprint 1,000 to 1,999 employees City of Overl

OLSSON ASSOCIATES Trademarks. Copyrights. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CENTER Patents. Intellectual Property Center, LLC OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS 2017 39

New Developments Coming Soon The Overland Park landscape is transforming with new developments being constructed all over the city. Two new mixeduse developments are bringing a contemporary vitality t

Blue Valley Insurance Agency is committed to making it easier for you to buy and own insurance. PERSONAL INSURANCE EXTENSIVE OPTIONS COMPLETE COVERAGE AUTO, HOMEOWNER, UMBRELLA AND MORE all from the

Overland Park, Kansas ATTRACTIONS A1 Deanna Rose Childrens Farmstead A2 Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art A3 Museum at Prairiefire A4 Overland Park Arboretum Botanical Gardens CITY OF OVERLAND PARK C

Greater Kansas City Area Smithville Platte City the possibilities. Over a century of vision, passion, and growth. We know what it takes to evolve and grow. Were dedicated to supporting the community


ADVICE AID PREGNANCY CBL ASSOCIATES Oak Park Mall congratulates the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce on fifty years of service to the community. We value our partnership past, present and future.

Government that is responsible and responsive O 46 verland Parks tremendous growth from its incorporation in 1960 to its status today as the second largest city Kansas has not happened by chance, bu


Johnson County is the most populous county in Kansas, with approximately 575,000 residents, and Overland Park comprises about onethird of the countys total population. Johnson Countys population grew

STRONG FOUNDATIONS. STRONG FUTURE. STRONG AMERICAN FOUNDATION ASH GROVE CEMENT Ash Grove celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce. Headquartered in Overland Park, Ash

Taxes Local sales tax State of Kansas Johnson County 6.50 General Tax Public Safety Tax Stormwater Tax Public Safety Capital Operations Research Triangle Total County Taxes General Tax Street Improve

2016 Property Taxes on a 250,000 Home Shawnee Mission Taxing Entity District State of Kansas 43.13 Johnson County 563.21 Johnson County Parks and Recreation 89.18 Johnson County Library 112.56 City of



Population characteristics Population 164,441 186,515 188,409 190,508 192,606 194,704 196,803 Demographics Educational attainment 98.1 61.5 Projected Population High school graduate or higher 82,03


mber of Commerce O verland Park Cha Keep your vehicle ready for whatever the weather throws at you. BLUE VALLEY TIRE AUTO Offer Expires 12312017 Does not include tires and batteries. 7540 Metcalf Av

HIGH POINTE FINANCIAL WE CAN HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS. At HighPointe Financial Group, we are committed to providing the guidance you need to help reach your ncial goals Our nancial pro essionals wor

The right team makes all the difference. The people of Overland Park have big dreams for their community. McCownGordon Construction is the partner you need to build your dreams. We provide the absolu



OUR COMPETITORS H AT E T H I S C O M PA R I S O N C H A R T. Avid ATT Time Ring Packet Vonage Warner Central 8 Cable Google Fiber Tech Partner Internet Connections Gigabit Firewall IP Phone Services

Overland Park Chamber of Commerce 1960s 1967 Overland Park Chamber of Commerce incorporated Dick Molamphy hired as first paid executive, March 1 offices at Glenwood Manor. 1967 Metcalf South Shoppin

50 Years of Building a Vibrant Community 1970s 1975 Good News program featuring three past presidents offered to respond to apprehensions about local economy, January. 1975 Black Veatch constructing


T ABOUT THE CHAMBER Advocacy Committee, works on behalf of Chamber members, providing the business and economic development communities a voice in government and bringing the concerns of area employe

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT T he Overland Park Economic Development Council OPEDC is a partnership among the Chamber of Commerce, the City of Overland Park and business investors. The OPEDC leverages the s

2017 BOARD OFFICERS Michael Tracy Chairman OMNI Human Resource Management Brett Bogan ChairElect Lathrop Gage LLP Mike Hess 1st ViceChairman HNTB Corporation Stacie Gram 2nd ViceChairman Swiss Re

CHAMBER STAFF Tracey Osborne, CCE President Stacey Cowan Membership Director Frank Ebling Controller Tim Holverson, IOM EDC Director

Membership 2017 Blue Denotes 25 Year Members A A.C. Printing Company, Inc. Greg Russell Loretta Russell 1475 North Winchester Street Olathe, KS 66061 913 7803377 Fax 913 7803378 www.

APACKansas, Inc.Kansas City Division Beau Boulden Tim Elliott Marcy Polzin 7415 West 130th Street, Suite 300 Overland Park, KS 66213 913 8146700 Fax 913 8146777 CONTR

Bank Midwest Yana Delgado 2002 East Santa Fe Street Olathe, KS 66062 913 4327500 BANKS Bank of Blue Valley Todd Fitzpatrick John Mathews 5520 Hedge Lane Terrace Shawnee, KS 66226 913 42

Bott Radio Network KCCV FM AM Pat Rulon 10550 Barkley Street Overland Park, KS 66212 913 6427600 Fax 913 6422424 RADIO STATIONS BROADCASTING COMPA

CCP Strategies Bret Rhodus Myranda Zarlengo 9393 West 110th Street, Suite 500 Overland Park, KS 66210 913 4516730 BUSINESS CONSULTANTS MANAGEMENT CON

Commerce Bank Rita Ashley Chris Sprague 11405 Nall Avenue Leawood, KS 66211 816 2341759 Fax 913 6634540 BANKS Commerce Bank Shelly Doan Erik Winkler

D Dana F. Cole Company, LLP Terri McCourt, CPA Kim Pearson 9300 West 110th Street, Suite 145 Overland Park, KS 66210 913 3418200 Fax 913 3415158 ACCOUNTANTS The

Emery Sapp Sons Jessica Claas Caitlyn Cook Tim Paulson 140 Walnut Street Kansas City, MO 64106 816 2213500 Fax 816 4219333 CONTRACTORS GENERAL emfluence

Firestone Complete Auto Care Nick Gambill 8595 West 135th Street Overland Park, KS 66223 913 6812395 Fax 913 6812461 AUTO REPAIR SERVICE TIRE DEALERS

GBA Clarence Munsch Heidi Thummel 9801 Renner Boulevard Lenexa, KS 662199745 913 4920400 Fax 913 5778200 ENGINEERS ARCHITECTS Genesis Health Clubs Dave Kaipi 6700 West 1

Hearts At Home Beth Trimmer 11111 West 95th Street, Suite 209 Overland Park, KS 66214 913 4404209 Fax 913 5359900 HOME CARE SERVICES SENIOR CARE Heartst

Indian Creek Shopping Center, L.L.C. Lynn Intrater 10412 Metcalf Avenue Overland Park, KS 66212 913 3859996 Fax 913 3859376 SHOPPING CENTERS Initiatives, Inc. Troy Carlson 11150 Over

Kansas City Chiefs Football Club Arrowhead Events Kimberly Kruse Claire Prather One Arrowhead Drive Kansas City, MO 64129 816 9209300 Fax 816 9242878 PROFESSIONA

Liberty Exposition Services, Inc. Mike Calhoun Jeff Cole Leland Hardison Dan Styhl 3615 Gardner Avenue Kansas City, MO 64120 816 8919500 Fax 816 8919507 CONVE

MetroMedia, Inc. Mike Bennett Kathy Moore Steve Rose David Small 4210 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 314A Fairway, KS 66205 913 9518413 Fax 913 9518441 www.metromediapub

Nifty Promotions Joe Shelton 13725 Metcalf Avenue, Suite 318 Overland Park, KS 66223 913 2781300 Fax 913 2781300 PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS SERVICES ADVERTISING N

Overland Park Regional Medical Center Kevin J. Hicks 10500 Quivira Road Overland Park, KS 66215 913 5415000 Fax 913 5415035 HOSPITALS HEALTH CARE Overland P

POSIM, LLC Scott Maher Lisa Scheck 7415 West 130th Street, Suite 250 Overland Park, KS 66213 913 4284455 Fax 913 4284460 COMPUTER SOFTWARE SERVICES RETAIL Potbelly Sandwic

Restaurant Guide of Kansas City Kathy Denis Laurent Denis 12454 Rosehill Street Overland Park, KS 66213 913 3908138 MAGAZINES ADVERTISING ReVision,

Scott Natural Vending LLC Dr. Mark Scott 4701 College Boulevard, Suite 110 Leawood, KS 66211 913 7300995 VENDING MACHINES Scott Rice Off

The Sovereign at Overland Park Jessica Stephenson 13310 Melrose Lane Overland Park, KS 66213 913 6811100 Fax 913 6811103 APARTMENTS Spanos Corpor

Szechuan Dynasty Jim Wang 7206 West 119th Street Rosana Square Overland Park, KS 66213 913 3399378 Fax 913 3399379 RESTAURANTS CATERERS Tekniq Data Corporation Steve Schmidt

U U.S. Engineering Company Bill Daniels Clay Daniels Steve Hancock Bryan Taylor 3433 Roanoke Road Kansas City, MO 64111 816 7536969 Fax 816 9315773

Visit Overland Park Dana Markel 9001 West 110th Street, Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66210 913 4910123 Fax 913 4910015 CONVENTION SERVICES FACILITIE

Whos Who 2017 A Abrams, Jason ............. 816 2347426 Commerce Bank Adams, Jay................... 913 6347303 32 Baseball Club of Johnson County Adams, Shawn ............. 913 2138876 Savers Adams,

Brabits, Kim.................. 913 4332100 Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Brahmavar, Candis ...... 913 3277444 Netsmart Technologies Brand, Joseph R. ......... 913 4919333 HNTB Corporation Bra

Crouse, Toby ................ 913 4982100 Foulston Siefkin LLP Crowley, Beth ............... 816 7818002 Crowley Furniture Crowley, Greg............... 816 7818002 Crowley Furniture Crowley, Laura ...

Fisher, Tim .................... 913 3220500 Fisher Associates Real Estate Fitzpatrick, Todd .......... 913 2342440 Bank of Blue Valley Flanigan, Colleen ......... 913 7097203 Coldwell Banker Goodlif

Hendershot, Aubree .... 913 2790243 Pinnacle Therapy Services Henderson, Glenn ........ 913 4914144 RubinBrown LLP Henderson, Matt .......... 913 6526912 Kansas City CrusadersDigital Ally Open Hendric

Krewson, Rob............... 816 3602700 HDR Engineering, Inc. Krohmer, Laura ............ 847 6917296 Pinstripes, Inc. Krouse, Chris ............... 913 8888440 Holiday Inn Hotel Suites Overland Park

McIntosh, Mike ............ 913 4695588 Pace Products, Inc. McIntyre, Mr. Chris ...... 816 8081633 CycleBar Leawood McKenna, Lori.............. 913 7800500 Adelman Travel McKenna, Mike ............ 91

P Palacio, Matt ................ 913 2530845 OptumRx Palmer, Marti ................ 913 3414455 The Culinary Center of Kansas City Palmer, Tara ................. 913 2014262 American Family Insurance

Rosa, Tim...................... 913 7826700 Titan Built, LLC Rose, Steve .................. 913 9518430 MetroMedia, Inc. Rosner, Tiffny ............... 913 8008262 On the Border Mexican Grill Cantina

Stratton, Brad............... 913 7216796 Overland Park Wealth Management Straub, Ernie, III ........... 913 4518828 Straub Construction Company, Inc. Street, Rene ................. 913 7325100 Americ

Whitman, Lee ............... 816 2211313 MC Realty Group, LLC Wiebke, Heather .......... 816 2347048 Commerce Bank Wiedenmann, Jeff........ 913 6816070 Visionary Jewelers Wiens, Lewis Henry ..... 913

Buyers Guide 2017 ACCOUNTANTS Ashok B. Bavishi, C.P.A. 7180 West 107th Street, Suite 16 Overland Park, KS 66212 913 6425330 Buchanan Clarke Schlader LLP 8900 Indian Creek Parkway, Sui

Villa Medici 9550 Ash Street Overland Park, KS 66207 913 6495050 Village at Mission Farms 4080 Indian Creek Parkway Overland Park, KS 66207 913 3416200 vmfmgramcll

Payne Jones, Chartered 11000 King Street, Suite 200 P.O. Box 25625 Overland Park, KS 66225 913 4694100 Polsinelli 6201 College Boulevard, Suite 500 Overland

Central Bank of the Midwest 7840 Metcalf Avenue Overland Park, KS 66204 913 6484540 Central Bank of the Midwest 11900 College Boulevard Overland P

BANNERS Fastsigns of Overland Park 8844 West 95th Street Overland Park, KS 66212 913 6493600 www.fastsigns.com20 Signs by Tomorrow Overland Park 10049 West 87th Street Overland Park,

On the Border Mexican Grill Cantina 11855 West 95th Street Overland Park, KS 66214 913 8008262 Paradise Diner Newport Grill 5501 West 135th Street, Suite 23

Oklahoma Wesleyan University 2201 Silver Lake Road Bartlesville, OK 74006 918 5767312 Ottawa University Kansas City Campus 4370 West 109th Street, Suite 200 Overland Par

CONTRACTORS GENERAL 2Point Construction Company LLC 7252 West Frontage Road Merriam, KS 66203 913 7491855 A.L. Huber General Contractor 10770

DANCE INSTRUCTION Allegro Ballroom 7105 West 105th Street Overland Park, KS 66212 913 3850707 Kansas City Ballet 500 West Pershing Road Kansas City,

DLR Group 7290 West 133rd Street Overland Park, KS 66213 913 8977811 Garver, LLC 7301 West 129th Street, Suite 330 Overland Park, KS 66213 913 6969755 MEWilliamsG

EXECUTIVE SEARCH CONSULTANTS Snodgrass Partners, Inc. 12022 Blue Valley Parkway Overland Park, KS 66213 913 6812200 Woody Financial Group, Inc. 14

FUNDRAISING My Saver 9710 West 144th Terrace Overland Park, KS 66221 GOLF COURSES PUBLIC Deer Creek Golf Club 7000 West 133rd Street Overland Park, KS 66209 913 68

Stratford Commons Rehabilitation Health Care Center 12340 Quivira Road Overland Park, KS 66213 913 2390355 TITLE Boxing Club 119th 7812 West 119th Street Overland Park,

HOME IMPROVEMENTS All States Exteriors, LLC 6414 College Boulevard Overland Park, KS 66211 913 8005211 Renewal by Andersen 8180 Nieman Road Lenexa

OMNI Human Resource Management 8700 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 250 Building 3, Corporate Woods Overland Park, KS 66210 913 3412119 Oliver Insurance Agency Inc. 1095

INTERNET SERVICES Consolidated Communications 14859 West 95th Street Lenexa, KS 66215 913 3229865 www.consolidated.combusiness Please see our ad on Page 3 Google Fiber 908

Stephens Associates Advertising Inc. 14720 Metcalf Avenue Overland Park, KS 66223 913 6610910 Restaurant Guide of Kansas City 12454 Rosehill Stree

Catholic Community Hospice 9740 West 87th Street Overland Park, KS 66212 913 6215090 The Foundation for Financial Education 13220 Metca

Kevin Blayney Photography 700 Southeast 11th Terrace Lees Summit, MO 64081 816 2256120 Mathis Photography 11035 West 96th Place Overland Park, KS 66214 913 2696709 j

Newmark Grubb Zimmer P.O. Box 411299 Kansas City, MO 64141 816 4742000 Point Commercial 9200 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 660 Overland Park, KS 66210 913 9489222 jfros

Team Construction 6920 West 82nd Street Overland Park, KS 66204 913 4699990 Deweys Pizza 3615 West 95th Street Overland Park, KS 66206 913 2575

YaYas Euro Bistro 7021 West 135th Street Overland Park, KS 66223 913 3451111 Zaxbys 9500 West 135th Street Overland Park, KS 66221 770 3713106 www

Overland Park Place 6555 West 75th Street Overland Park, KS 66204 913 3839876 The Sheridan at Overland Park 10300 Indian Creek Parkway Overland Park, KS 6621

Consolidated Communications 14859 West 95th Street Lenexa, KS 66215 913 3229865 www.consolidated.combusiness Please see our ad on Page 3 Sprint 6450 Sprint Parkway Overlan

WEBSITE DESIGN Accrisoft 6404 Bannington Road, Suite B Charlotte, NC 28226 888 9653330 DEG 10801 Mastin Boulevard, Suite 130 Overland Park, KS 66210 913 4989988 inf

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