W hether you are continuing your Olathe Chamber membership or are new to the organization, thank you for your support of our efforts to advance our mission.
The Chamber is the voice of business that advances the economic well-being and quality of life in Olathe. Powered by dynamic volunteers, we serve as a catalyst to bring new jobs to Olathe, improve business, enhance opportunities and build a better community. The Chamber has once again earned ﬁve-star accreditation and is the second largest chamber in the Kansas City metro and the largest in Kansas.
We owe a considerable amount of thanks to business community leaders who set a direction of growth and opportunity nearly a century ago when the Chamber was incorporated in 1923. Since then, Olathe has grown exponentially both in quantity and quality. Once a small community disconnected from the metropolitan region, Olathe has grown to be the fourth largest city in the state with a population of more than 144,000. Our city has residents who attend ﬁve different award-winning school districts, including Olathe Public Schools, the second largest in the state, and our nationally-recognized Olathe Health continues to meet the diverse health needs of the community.
Olathe offers a broad economic base complete with long-standing small businesses, budding start-ups and corporations that transact internationally. Our partnerships with Digital SandboxKC and Innovation Pavilion have energized a growing entrepreneurial community and sparked technological collaboration. Garmin is an example of a technology company born in Olathe.
I encourage you to engage with the Chamber. There are countless success stories of individuals and businesses who have achieved success through their involvement in the Chamber. Whether it’s inspiration gained from a networking event, information learned through a business lunch series, incentives secured through the economic development council or the opportunity to affect positive legislation, your chamber is here for you.
There is strength in numbers. Join us in helping to build an even better Olathe.
Olathe Chamber CEO