In This Issue
12 Days of Christmas
City of Osawatomie
Treasurer: Pat Fagan
First Option Bank
Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce
As we near the end of another year, we hope
you are able to enjoy some extra time with your
family and friends.
Have a safe and happy Holiday Season!
Our new fiscal year has begun and many of you
took advantage of the 5% discount available if
renewing in November. Paper statements were
mailed in November and they are also printable
at anytime from our website.
Dennis Barden Dental
Debrick Truck Line
Elizabeth Layton Center
Gerken Rent All
Lang Chevrolet, Buick, & GMC
Meridian Business Services
Paola Do It Best Hardware
Sonic Drive-In of Osawatomie
Friends of the Mentally Ill Foundation
Middle Creek Winery
Community Senior Service Center
Miami County Cancer Foundation
Bill and Pat Butler
Teri Auten, Auten
Kim Bolen, MCMC
Steve Eichorn, Donna
and Viola's Shirts &
Lori Needham, Hanes
Amiee Seck, Life
Mark Govea and Mike
Moon, City Council
12 Days of Christmas Promotion Coming Soon
Great Southern Bank
Kansas Old Time Pickers and Fiddlers
First Option Bank
Read It Free/Pat's Signs
Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home
Landmark National Bank
Miami County YMCA
Wayne and Florence Harclerode
Agler & Gaeddert
Osawatomie State Hospital
State Farm Insurance
Navrat's Office Products
Main Street Liquor
The John Brown Foundation
Ted and Vivien Hunter
Woodland Hills Estates
First Presbyterian Church
Moon's Hometown Market
Donna and Viola's Shirts & Etc.
Eddy Birchard Funeral Home
George and Marjorie Pretz
Target Lawn Care
Thank you to our 98 current members for your
continued involvement and support!
Beginning on Monday, December 10th, participating businesses are running 12 daily
specials through Saturday December 22nd. We'll encourage shopping locally this holiday
season by promoting these specials in several ways.
Local Radio Station KWJP 89.7 fm will mention each day's specials, we'll run ads in the
Osawatomie Graphic and Read It Free letting people know which businesses are
participating, all the specials will be listed ahead of time on our website so you can plan
ahead for your shopping needs, and we'll send daily e-mail reminders. Each participating
business will also be provided with a flyer detailing their specials, that they can display and
provide to their customers if they wish.
The deadline to participate is today, so we can have time to work with the papers on the
ads. Please respond via e-mail today, if you would like to be included. I will need your
specials early next week.
Let's work together to continue educating our friends and neighbors on the importance of
thinking and shopping locally, now, and throughout the coming year.
Countywide Chamber Checks
Recently, we were approached by a large local business interested in a Chamber Buck that
could be used throughout the county. They employ people from many different areas and
are interested in using these broader scope bucks as an incentive program for their
employees, and as a way to get them shopping here in Miami County more often. Several
of our members have expressed an interest in participating and we hope to have these
available for purchase in the next couple of weeks.
Similar to our existing Chamber Buck Program, these checks can be purchased and used
by the recipient to purchase good or services from participating members within the
county. To help distinguish between the two programs, we asked businesses interested in
participating in this new program to offer an added incentive, as a way to further
encourage usage. An example might be percent of purchase discount, free item with
purchase, buy one get one deal, etc. All "deals" would only apply to the face value of the
These checks will be drawn off a specific account that all Chamber Offices may access.
This makes it easier for you as it's just like accepting any other check. Anyone will be able
to purchase these, in any demomination, from any of the county Chamber Offices. An
attractive pre-printed slip will be enclosed that lists every participating business and their
special offer and will be presented in an envelope perfect for year round gift giving.
This program will be tracked throughout the year and evaluated at the end of 12 months
to determine it's value to our businesses. Thanks to those of you willing to join in and be
part of the intial trial!
December Chamber Coffee
The next Chamber Coffee will be on Tuesday, December 11th at 10:30am. Hosted by
Country Vintage Inn, this is a great way to network with others while getting to know this
local business better. Coffee and refreshments will be provided and I hope many of you
will be able to attend.
Christmas Festival Recap
The Christmas Festival was held on Saturday, November 17th and it was a great event!
With Partners in Education joining in with the City and the Chamber, we were able to
expand and fill up two gyms with Arts and Craft Booths. A visit from Santa, children's
activities, special deals from local businesses, free drawings and giveaways, live music
from local bands, a Christmas dance performance, horse drawn sleigh rides, and a lighting
ceremony made for a full day of family fun! The crowds were good and it took a lot of
cooperation from local entities to prepare and make this happen!
Thanks to the many generousbusinesses and individuals donated over 40 turkeys and
hams for the free drawings and there were many appreciative winners. In addition, we
also gave away a Boys and Girls Bike, two $50 Chamber Bucks, one $100 Chamber Buck,
and a Kindle Fire HD. Parnters in Education held a raffle for many donated items from the
booth holders, which was also a big hit.
A huge thank you to everyone that was involved for their hard work and dedication to this
community. These types of events should make us all proud to live in Osawatomie. Great
things happen when we all work together for the greater good. Let's keep that in mind as
we move forward into the new year!
The Chamber Office is not keeping regular office hours at this time, but we are still
available to assist you. Please call or e-mail us for assistance.
Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce
628 main Street, PO Box 63
Osawatomie, KS 66064
(913) 731-0518 email@example.com
Chamber Office: 913-755-4114