Chamber Executive Director
The Osage City Chamber of Commerce sponsors and organizes several events throughout the year that bring people to our wonderful little city. Thus providing opportunity for store owners and businesses to then invite and draw those folks into their stores. This is also a time to share the wonders of Osage City with visitors. Osage City has a multitude of amenities to offer; one of which is hometown personal shopping experiences.
Over the past several years, the Osage City Chamber Osage City booth has been very popular at the Kansas Sampler Festival. Last year 300 Osage City’s Got It! totes and contents quickly were depleted. The Chamber has ensured that Osage City is visible in the media and publications: The Osage County Visitors Guide; 2014 and 2015 Emporia visitors’ guide; Chamber officers represented Osage City and its greatness on Topeka radio and television talk shows.
The Chamber supports – either monetarily or with volunteers’ help – events that other groups organize. These include: Smoke in the Spring, Twin Lakes Cruisers Car Show, Wings in the Spring, the Osage County Fair carnival and fireworks display; library summer reading program; and After Prom. The Chamber also volunteered for a week of concession stand work at the Jones Ball Field, held the successful second annual craft beer fest, hosted Christmas on Market activities, raised funds for student scholarships, and made donations to ECKAN, ECAT and the Warmth Fund.
Chamber Events that draw crowds include: April – Citywide Garage Sale Weekend; July – Chamber Parade in conjunction with the Osage City Fair; September – Citywide Garage Sale Weekend; September – Annual Craft Beer Fest; November – Spirit of Giving Craft Show and Christmas on Market.
Thank you for 2014! Because of our members, supporters, consumers and clients, the Chamber experienced a very successful 2014! With help from so many, we have so much for which to be grateful. The Osage City Chamber of Commerce officers, board and members pledge to continue to work promoting our businesses and community!