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Celebrating 50 Years!

In 2017, the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the organization's 50th anniversary. While the Chamber marks 1967 as its official birth year, its foundation was laid years earlier by a group of businessmen meeting on Saturdays for breakfast to talk about what they wanted their community to look like. They wanted good neighborhoods, schools and public services. To accomplish this, they knew they needed to build the city's tax base. The Chamber of Commerce came about as a catalyst to achieve that objective through its work unifying the business community and providing the leadership and vision to expand Overland Park into a community that consistently is ranked among the best in the nation.

As we celebrate 50 years of business leadership, we look back proudly at the achievements made in Overland Park since 1967 and recognize the many individuals whose commitment and vision have made our community what it is today.

For a closer look at the Chamber's history, we are pleased to share these historical perspectives:

 

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