Cathryn Houghton, Executive Director
Osage City is a pretty busy community with fun activities, businesses, infrastructure improvements and updates. How does a person stay connected, in the know, in the moment, up to speed? Several ways come to mind: Have coffee with a group of friends; follow Facebook and websites; read the local news; watch for posters in the storefronts; catch announcements on the community sign; join organizations. The Osage City Chamber of Commerce has recently established its website: www.osagecitychamber.com. A big thank you to Wayne White and Ashley Hards for accomplishing this task.
Joining an organization or a group (be it business, historical, church, school, library, civic) will rocket a person right into an event-filled lifestyle and bring satisfaction and knowledge through volunteering, researching, providing entertainment, food, services, fundraising, keeping past traditions alive and initiating new traditions, and promoting our city and other interests.
Speaking of joining – the Osage City Chamber of Commerce will begin its membership drive in January 2015. Chamber members can be as involved as much or as little as their schedules allow. I joined the Chamber as recent as six years ago. Like many, I thought a member had to have a business, or money to contribute, or grand ideas. Not so – one must have enthusiasm and love of community. One Chamber goal is to provide a network to keep businesses connected and informed; also to promote our community and businesses.