Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Community Guide 2022

PUBLISHED FOR Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce 109 East Second Street, P.O. Box 580 Ottawa, KS 66067 p. (785) 242-1000 ottawakansas.org PUBLISHED BY E&M Consulting, Inc. p. (800) 572-0011 www.emconsultinginc.com For information regarding advertising, please contact us at advertising@emconsultinginc.com or (800) 572-0011 x8005. PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced, or transmitted in any other form or by any other means, electronic or mechanical, to any information storage or retrieval system without the expressed written consent of the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce (OACOC). Any use other than for what it was intended, or reproduction of materials in the publication, must be with written consent of the OACOC. While every effort has been made to avoid mistakes in this publication, the publishers, OACOC, and their agents assume no liability whatsoever to anyone for any error or omission or for any damages of any kind which may arise from the publication or use of this directory. Please contact the OACOC office at (785) 242-1000, so that we can make the necessary changes to our database. ottawachamberofcommerce @ottawakschamber @ottawakschamber 3 Greetings.............................................................................4 Introduction.........................................................................6 Quality of Life......................................................................8 Parks....................................................................................9 Legacy Square...................................................................10 Trails...................................................................................11 Education...........................................................................12 Housing..............................................................................13 Area Map...........................................................................14 Chamber Awards...............................................................16 Chamber Committees.......................................................18 Franklin County History.....................................................19 Museums. ..........................................................................21 Social Media. .....................................................................22 Community Profiles...........................................................24 Events................................................................................25 Important Phone Numbers. ..............................................26 Ottawa Area Websites. .....................................................27 Membership Directory. ...............................................29–37 Business Categories....................................................38–43 Index of Advertisers..........................................................44 W E L C O M E !

4 OTTAWA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GREETINGS! John Coen, President & CEO john@ottawakansas.org Greetings & Welcome: As President/CEO of the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, I am pleased you are taking a moment to investigate our community. This directory is a gateway of information and an introduction to Ottawa and Franklin County, Kansas. I genuinely hope you will take time to discover and become acquainted with the many people, businesses, services, and attractions which our vibrant East Central Kansas community has to offer. Visitors and newcomers are welcome in Ottawa and Franklin County and are often surprised by the many amenities available in the area. This publication will help introduce you and let you know why we are proud of our quality of life and all the opportunities offered here. You will quickly understand why Franklin County has demonstrated consistent growth every U.S. Census since 1890 (the first census)! Located in the center of the county, the City of Ottawa is the county seat. Franklin County also hosts seven smaller cities: Lane, Pomona, Princeton, Rantoul, Richmond, Wellsville, and Williamsburg…each community with its own unique individualism and rich history. We are a diverse and inclusive community of all ages and all people. Thank you for your interest. We hope you will join us for a day and decide to stay for a lifetime. You will be welcomed with open hearts and minds. Together, we strive to expand on existing relationships and create new ones to build a better community! John Coen Sherri Lund, Office Manager sherri@ottawakansas.org Thank you for your interest in our community. We at the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce are excited about the diverse opportunities we have to offer our members as well as our community. We hope you will take part in some, or all, of our events. To name a few, we have our annual Flea, Junk and Trunk in March; Ladies Night Out in October, and the Mayor’s Tree Lighting in November. Not only are these great events for our community, but for our surrounding communities as well. We also offer fantastic travel opportunities that are open to anyone. If you’re interested in learning more, I welcome the opportunity to have a conversation with you. Lastly, we couldn’t do what we do without the support of our Members. For them we are forever grateful. Sherri Lund Ryland Miller, Community Liaison ryland@ottawakansas.org Hello! I am excited that you have taken an interest in where I call home: Ottawa, Kansas. Our community is made up of people from all walks of life; diversity and inclusivity are something that I respect most about our town. As the Community Liaison, I get the opportunity to facilitate communication between our members, the community, and Chamber staff. The Chamber’s goal is to be informative and transparent, and I believe this directory gives the reader the ability to learn more about Ottawa, the Chamber, but most importantly, about the amazing business community we have here. I encourage those with free time and an appreciation for beautiful small towns to take a peek into our community, and what I imagine you will find is a great place to work and call home. I hope you can find joy in my community as much as I have. We want to be a service to all, so do not hesitate to reach out to your local Chamber. Talk to you soon! Ryland Miller

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• Quality schools (including both public and private) • Ottawa University, a four-year liberal arts university with a student focus (offerings include an on-campus MBA program) • The Ottawa Campus of Neosho County Community College, preparing for rapid growth with a 52,000-square-foot facility, which includes a complete mini hospital for training registered nurses • Five-star hospital with many physicians and specialists • Selection of numerous churches of many faiths • Historic downtown shopping center with unique shops • Many annual events, festivals, and celebrations • Parks and recreational areas including walking and bicycle trails • Strong industrial and business partners with many employment opportunities • Location convenient to interstate highways and major metropolitan areas • Excellent fire and police protection which allows for low crime rates • Network of many diverse and inclusive neighborhoods • Access to major interstates and state highways • Quality jobs in diverse industries of manufacturing, distribution, and assembly • Experienced and dependable workforce • Affordable quality housing (either owning or leasing) • The Ottawa Library is proud to be recognized as a Major Service Center II Level Library in the Northeast Kansas Library System and thereby sets high standards for services, materials, and programs in the community • Top 20 rural community hospital in the U.S. with a medical staff of M.D.s and specialists OUR COMMUNITY IS VERY PROUD OF OUR MANY “QUALITY OF LIFE” OFFERINGS AVAILABLE WHICH INCLUDE: 6 OTTAWA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INTRODUCTION

• Public recreation programs including softball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, tennis, and many other programs involving all ages, in addition to a community recreation center • Easy access to five major recreational lakes—originally built for flood control and water supply—offering camping, boating, and living opportunities within 20 minutes of Ottawa • The Carnegie Arts Center providing a venue for art events and growing cultural awareness in the area (including being the home of the nationally recognized Ottawa Suzuki Strings) • Ottawa is a designated tree city and is walking and bike friendly • Many civic clubs and organizations which allow for diverse interest to become involved in the life of the community with enjoyable activities The mission of the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote growth and economic vitality of its membership and to provide leadership for the improvement of the business climate and overall quality of life in our region. “ “ 7 COMMUNITY GUIDE & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY INTRODUCTION

Steeped in history and with all the quality and amenities of life of major metropolitan areas, Ottawa caters to a wide range of interests. Civic life is fun and engaging, featuring annual events such as the KOFO Home & Garden Show, Ladies' Night Out, Old Mary River Run (antique car show), Flea, Junk & Trunk vendor weekend and the Power of the Past antique tractor show, to name just a few. Many revel at our 19th century landscape, which features National Historic Landmarks such as the Carnegie Arts Center, the Franklin County Court House, and a Victorian-architectural downtown shopping district, a restored 1888 train depot, and many Victorian homes. History and preservation societies are active with numerous museums in the community along with a booming antique trade featuring nine antique markets. Our downtown shopping district is also a destination with multiple restaurant choices offering a variety of food and beverages including Italian, Mexican, deli, American, pizza, BBQ, and coffee shops. AdventHealth Ottawa cares for patients from throughout the area and features a Level IV trauma center, private patient rooms, a new ICU with tele-ICU service available, surgery suite, and a birthing unit. The hospital is fully staffed with a range of primary care physicians and physician specialists who provide state-of-the-art care for our community. AdventHealth is Joint Commission accredited and was recently recognized by the National Rural Hospital Association as a Top 20 rural hospital in the U.S. Ottawa is designated as a Play City USA Community because of our commitment to wellness, life, and recreation. In addition to the Goppert Recreation Center, our community has multiple fitness centers, a city library, nine city parks complete with child-play areas, a zero-entry aquatics center, disc-golf, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, bark park, ball diamonds, and walking trails, and a newly constructed Teen Park complete with basketball courts, graffiti wall, skate park, and zip line. In the Franklin County area there are several golf courses, the intersection of the Prairie Spirit Trail and the Flint Hills Trail, and proximity to five state lakes with boating, fishing, and recreation. Ottawa, Kansas: a great place to live, work, and enjoy life. A community where history, leisure, and nature all come together to create great memories and fun times. 8 OTTAWA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE QUALITY OF LIFE

Heritage Park 815 EAST POWHATTAN STREET • Playground • Walking path, 0.25 mile Forest Park 400 NORTH LOCUST STREET • Tennis courts (5) • Group shelters (4) • Basketball court • Horseshoe pits • Municipal swimming pool • Playground, tot lot • Disc golf course Orlis Cox Sports Complex • Baseball, softball, and T-ball fields • Batting cages Haley Park 201 SOUTH MAIN STREET • Gazebo • Fountain • Public space Freedom Park 225 SOUTH POPLAR STREET • Playground • Shelter City Park 501 SOUTH MAIN STREET • Playground • Band shelter • Carnegie Cultural Center • Dietrich Cabin Kanza Park 200 WEST 13TH STREET • 18-hole disc golf course • Walking path, 0.75 mile • Accessible playground Roadside Park & Prairie Spirit Rail-Trail Trailhead • Shelter • Playpods along trail inside Ottawa city limits Walton Park 9TH AND WALTON • Playground Goppert Teen Park 202 WEST 15TH STREET • Skate park • Obstacle course • Basketball courts • Pump track • Graffiti wall Legacy Square Park 1ST AND MAPLE • Playground • Bike repair station • Kalmar Truck 9 COMMUNITY GUIDE & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY PARKS

Onward Ottawa identified a downtown revitalization project at the crossroads of the Prairie Spirit Trail and the Flint Hills Trail. The vision of the foundation was to develop a place for community members to gather. What started as an empty parking lot has been transformed into an incredible downtown outdoor event space and park called Legacy Square. Starting with the bare parking lot and a purposeful vision, Onward Ottawa began the fundraising needed to create an outdoor event space which could be enjoyed by the entire community. Total donations of over 3.7 million have been raised to date to make this vision a reality. Legacy Square construction was completed in September of 2019 and the community has been able to enjoy many outdoor events since its inception. A variety of new events were envisioned because of COVID-19 and the need to be outdoors and socially distanced. Legacy Square can accommodate large crowds and is a perfect venue for many types of private events under the large pavilion or in the grassy space to the north. Find more information on booking Legacy Square by going to ottawakansas.org/legacy-square or by calling (785) 242-1000. EVENT HISTORY • Concerts and beer gardens • Food truck events • Farmer’s Markets • Ladies’ Night Out • Fall Harvest • Craft shows • Outdoor family movie nights • Ice cream socials • Candidate forums • Good Friday services • Graduation parties • Gathering spot for bike and trail rides which end in downtown Ottawa 10 OTTAWA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LEGACY SQUARE

SELFIE SPOTS Butterfly Painting LEGACY SQUARE 106 WEST MAIN STREET City Park Gazebo CITY PARK 515 SOUTH MAIN STREET Downtown Ottawa Iconic Buildings OTTAWA MAIN STREET, 1ST–5TH Historic Post Office 122 EAST 2ND STREET Kalmar Truck GOPPERT PARK AT LEGACY SQUARE INTERSECTION OF 1ST AND WALNUT STREET Marais des Cygnes River Bridge FLINT HILLS TRAIL ENTRANCE 901 WEST 2ND STREET Ottawa University Fire & Water stone OTTAWA UNIVERSITY 1001 SOUTH CEDAR STREET Onward Ottawa Screen LEGACY SQUARE 125 SOUTH WALNUT STREET Veteran Memorial EAST 4TH STREET 11 COMMUNITY GUIDE & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY TRAILS ALL TRAILS LEAD TO OTTAWA Prairie Spirit The Prairie Spirit Trail offers biking and hiking enthusiasts, runners, bird watchers, and nature lovers a new Kansas outdoor adventure. Starting in our very own Ottawa, the trail leads down to Welda, currently encompassing more than 33 miles. The trail meanders through golden prairies, quiet woodlands, beautiful lakeside scenery, and travels through charmingly inviting communities. Flint Hills The Flint Hills Nature Trail is a nearly 120 mile rail-trail under development in northeast Kansas. It crosses 7 counties, and dozens of communities, along its east-to-west course. As the name implies, it crosses the beautiful Flint Hills. This outstanding recreational trail is not only a state resource for all Kansans, it is a national one. It is the seventh longest rail-trail in America and forms a component of the American Discovery Trail, the nation’s first coast-to-coast trail. Plus, it follows the general route of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail and is the longest rail-trail in the U.S. being developed by a private organization, Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy. The Flint Hills Nature Trail connects with the 51-mile Prairie Spirit Rail-Trail in Ottawa and the 38-mile Landon Nature Trail west of Pomona. Few areas of the country can boast of a 200mile trail network, but then there are few parts of the country that have as many available public corridors, connecting population centers and traversing scenic and historic landscapes as Franklin County does.

In Ottawa, Kansas we foster development, opportunity, and knowledge and take pride in the education of our citizens. Our local school district, USD 290, maintains three neighborhood elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Students at the high school have course selections to guide them in either a vocational or a college preparatory educational pathway, and our school system is consistently state-recognized for excellence in both math and reading. The citizens of Ottawa recently approved a $63.5 million bond issue to build a new elementary school and completely remodel the high school. Included in the remodel is a new performing arts center, a new math and science wing, and a new career and technical building in addition to new classrooms, administration offices, and school safety upgrades. The new Sunflower Elementary opened in the fall of 2017 and the completely remodeled high school opened in the fall of 2019 with completion of the new Performing Arts Center. Additionally, Ottawa also offers multiple K-12 private schools and a K-5 Parochial School. Our community is diverse and inclusive and students here benefit from specific and specialized services, including gifted programs, speech therapy, physical therapy, and special education. Each school in Ottawa provides a solid core education while encouraging individual interests. All students have the opportunity to engage in extracurricular programs, including sports, debate, drama, band, and a variety of social clubs with many interests. The Ottawa community is also home to many youth-centered organizations such as 4-H, Scouting, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Ottawa is proud of Ottawa University, a private 4-year liberal arts college with an MBA program. Additionally, Neosho County Community College is located in Ottawa, where a variety of vocational training is available including Nursing and Occupational Therapy Assistant. In Ottawa, education and knowledge are an integral part of a growing community. Each school in Ottawa provides a solid core education while also encouraging individual interests. “ 12 OTTAWA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EDUCATION

From its inspired architecture to its lively community, Ottawa, Kansas is where many choose to call home. Citizens and newcomers select from a wide assortment of homes. Historic brick dwellings, two-and three-story Victorians in addition to recently constructed houses are among the many living options. The median home price in Ottawa is $120,000. Property types and neighborhoods are also varied. Selections range from downtown lofts, residential neighborhoods, farmsteads and ranches, wooded lots, and minimummaintenance apartments and duplexes. Some 19th century landmarks have been transitioned to apartments and are a fun choice for modern living with a tie to the past. Atmosphere and home-town feel are part of the investment when locating in Ottawa. Amenities and services are diverse and include choices from independent and assisted senior communities to many activities for youth and young adults. Ottawa is located near the intersections of I-35, US-59, and Kansas Highway 68. With Kansas City metropolitan area less than an hour away, Ottawa truly has small-town charm while offering big-city options as well. 13 COMMUNITY GUIDE & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY HOUSING

14 OTTAWA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Wilson Creek Marais Des Cygnes River Rock Creek Nugent Creek Marais Des Cygnes River Eightmile Creek Nugent Creek Nugent Creek 68 68 68 59 50 50 50 59 35 35 35 E 12th St S Hickory St Pin Oak Cir Greenwood Dr E Powhattan St S Willow St S Oak St aska Rd W 10th St N Cedar St S Mulberry St Logan St S Twyman St Neosho Rd S Chestnut St W 19th St Beech St E Gar eld St S Highland St N Sycamore St N Forest St E 9th St S Maple St N Division Westwood Cir E Powhattan St S Maple St N Davis Ave S Twyman St Elm St Addison E 6th St Willow Ln S Olive St S Walnut St E 5th St S Don Mar Ln S Walnut St S Hickory St W 7th St 18th St W 18th W 1st St W 2nd St S Locust St N Sycamore St Canterbury Ct Steel St N Locust St Louisiana Ter N Hickory St E Hamblin St S College St Maple Ter Radio Rd Montana E 11th St S Hanes Dr S Ash St N Hickory St Tiffany E Rockwood Dr Avon St S Poplar St E North St S Maple St S Elm St S Mason St S Cottonwood Massasoit St Augusta Ln Redbud St Pawnee Rd N Cleveland St W 9th St N Cedar St 9th St S Mulberry St Kelsey Dr Tecumseh St S Maple St N Cedar St N Poplar St W 4th St E 16th Ter E Walton St N Bennett Rd W 6th St Cleveland S Orchard Dr S Olive St S Hickory St W 3rd St N Cherry St N Oak St Blackhawk St S Pine St E 10th St S Osage Dr S Mulberry St N Hemlock St N Elm St W 23rd St S Apple Ln E Grant St N Locust St E Blackhawk St S Elm St S Funston St S Tremont Ave 14th St N Oak St W 6th St Autumn Ct E 10th St Labette Rd E Wilson St W 11th St S Pine St W 8th St N Davis Ave S Locust St S Burrough St W 5th St N Birch St N Milner St E Rockwood Ln S Osage Dr N Birch St E 13th St Brookside Ln E 4th St N Poplar St Greenwood Dr E 8th St S Sycamore St Pine Liberty St Beech St E Logan St S Pine St E 23rd St Nebraska Rd E Park St E 2nd St Willow S Lincoln St E Dundee St N Cottonwood St W 17th St S Princeton St W 4th St 14th St W 2nd St S Willow St W 5th St E 23rd St W 9th St E 17th Ter Autumn Ct S Pecan St E 1st St S Cedar St N Milner St E Grant St S Pine St E Estabrook St S Locust St S Poplar St S Cherry St S Elm St E Pontiac St Red Jacket St Dogwood St N Spruce St Nancy Ln W 17th Ter Farmland Rd Willow N Industrial Ave S Oak St Cedar St W 13th St Bluestem Dr E 14th St E 14th Ter Osborne Ln Pebble Beach Ln Keokuk St Howell Dr S Ash St S Elm St Enterprise St W Wilson St S Pine St S College St S Ash St W 11th St N Hickory St 21st Street Ter S Maple St S Meadow Ln S Poplar St N King St Megan Ln Eisenhower Ter W 7th Street Ter W 12th St E 7th St S Twyman St E 14th St N Mulberry St N Underwood St Brockport St E 17th St W 23rd St S Elm St Austin Diamond Head Rd S Cypress St S Elm St S Hickory St N Davis Rd S Twyman St Greenwood Dr S Willow St N Cedar St Nebraska Rd Nebraska Dr E 3rd St S Linwood Ave E 7th St N Mulberry St E 9th St E Fairway Dr N King St S Oak St Ln Ct Ct Ct Ln Ter Rd St St Gar eld St Elderberry Ln E Commercial Rd Rd S Twyman St ontana Rd Powhattan St 50 Eisenhower Ter Eisenhower Ave S Eisenhower Ave E Logan St S Main St S Princeton Cir Dr S Princeton St W 15th St E 15th St N Main St Kanza Park Proximity Park Forest Park GreatLife Golf & Fitness Heritage Park Orlis Cox Sports Complex Freedom Park City Park Dick Peters Sports Complex 182 183 185 187 182 183 185 187 Ottawa University Neosho County Community College AdventHealth Ottawa Ottawa City Hall & Library Visitors Center Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Court House Veterans Memorial Carnegie Cultural Center Old Depot Museum Ottawa Pool Hope Cemetery Highland Cemetery Ottawa MS Ottawa HS Lincoln ES Gar eld ES Sun ower ES OTTAWA 0 1 Mile 1/2 Mile N SCALE IN MILES

15 COMMUNITY GUIDE & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Walnut Creek 198 198 33 33 50 35 Wellsville ES Wellsville HS AdventHealth Ottawa Thomas Rd E 1st St Shawnee Ter Vermont Ter tafford Ter Stafford Rd E 7th St Thomas Rd Stafford Rd W 7th St Virginia Rd W 10th St Oak St Shawnee Ter Chilton Ave 9th St Ter E 2nd St E 8th St Main St Meadow Ct W 1st St W 5th St N Elm St W 3rd St Ter E 10th St Stafford Rd Poplar St Pine St Ash St Downey Dr Benton Dr Sta ford Ter Hunt St W 2nd St E 5th St Oak St W 3rd Ter Walnut St Locust St Edgewood Dr S Main St N Maple Ter Pendleton Ave E 4th St E 3rd St Douglas St W 4th St Prairie Ln Meadowbrook Ln W 3rd St Pendleton Ct Maple St Cedarlane Dr Apple Ln Hayes Rd W 6th St Hedge Rd Fiber Ln Vermont Rd E 6th St Vermont Rd WELLSVILLE 68 68 W 5th St W 7th St Hayes St California Terrace California Terrace California Terrace Jefferson St Jefferson St Monroe St Taylor St Truman St Truman St Tyler St Tyler St Tyler St Truman St Truman St Taylor St Taylor St Monroe St Monroe St Hoover St Hoover St Hoover St Hayes St Hayes St Harrison St W 7th St E 7th St E 7th St W 4th St W 2nd St W 2nd St W 1st St 1st St W 4th St E 4th St E 2nd St E 2nd St Hogue St E 4th St E 5th St E 5th St W 5th St W 6th St E 6th St E 6th St Madison St Colorado Rd Madison St W Franklin St E Franklin St Madison St S Madison St West Franklin MS West Franklin HS West Franklin USD287 Pomona Community Library POMONA PUBLISHED BY: E&M Consulting, Inc. | 800-572-0011 | www.emconsultinginc.com The information herein is intended to be an accurate representation of existing records. E&M Consulting, Inc. reserves all rights to the information contained in this document, be it cartographic or other. E&M Consulting, Inc., and its employees are not responsible for the goods or services, whether expressed or implied, rendered by any of the companies advertising. Road Text Major Road Text Railroad Interstate Highway 183 35 US Highway 59 County Boundaries Park/Golf Text Business Park Police Station Fire Station Flint Hills Nature Trail Prairie Spirit Rail Trail Bike Lane Multi-Use Path Future Flint Hills Nature Trail State Highway 68 33 Airport Golf Course Post Of ce Point of Interest Hospital College School LEGEND Cemetery TRAILS:

The Ottawa Chamber annually presents several community awards to recognize community advocates which go above and beyond the normal call of service: The Russel Crites Award: Our community’s most prestigious award, The Russel Crites Award, was created by Lucy Crites to honor her husband. Russ and Lucy were long-time business owners in the City of Ottawa. Lucy set forth the guidelines for the award that the recipient must live or work in Franklin County and must have made significant contributions to community growth and/or the quality of life during the most recent one or two years. Community Builder Award: Also a prominent award in the community, this award honors Chamber members who play an active role in community advancement. The Community Builder award recognizes a longstanding business or organization who has taken an active role in presenting a positive image of Ottawa. 16 OTTAWA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHAMBER AWARDS

Entrepreneur of the Year: The Entrepreneur Award spotlights a small business which has been in business for at least three years and is a member of the Chamber. Additionally, the award spotlights six criteria: innovative and forward thinking, growth-oriented, adaptive to change, exhibits good customer service and client relations, motivated to reach new markets, and overall excellence. Horizon Award: The Horizon Award honors a new Chamber member who becomes involved in Chamber activities, such as serving on a committee, regular attendance at Chamber functions, and contributing time and talent to the Chamber to improve the greater community. 17 COMMUNITY GUIDE & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY CHAMBER AWARDS

AGRI-BUSINESS • Further supports the 4-H Livestock Sale • Support of Day on the Farm • Assists Power of the Past antique tractor event • Supports outside functions of other groups such as KSU, FFA & Farm Bureau • Supports other Chamber events • Legacy Market organizers LEGISLATIVE ACTION • Sponsors legislative and local government coffees to inform local citizens • Sponsors candidates forums and meet the candidates in elections cycle years • Sponsors annual Eggs & Issues, annually bringing a state-renowned speaker to Ottawa AMBASSADORS • Sponsors Chamber Coffees to familiarize the community with local businesses • New business ribbon cuttings • Represents the Chamber at community events • Produces the Chamber Annual Banquet EDUCATION & HEALTH • Honors Banquet and program for high school and middle school students • Welcome luncheon for new educators & health care professionals EVENTS & PROMOTIONS • Generates a stronger retail base • Sponsors: Ladies' Night Out, Mayor’s Christmas Lighting Ceremony, and the Flea, Junk & Trunk vendor event CHAUTAUQUA FESTIVAL • Fundraises for annual firework show • Organizes festival in Forest Park • Orders and shoots record breaking amount of fireworks annually LEADERSHIP FRANKLIN COUNTY (LFC) • Provides a high-quality leadership program to current and potential community leaders • Creates a local network of professional and community advocates • Sponsors a local legislative day to Topeka to see and learn about state government 18 OTTAWA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHAMBER COMMITTEES

19 COMMUNITY GUIDE & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY FRANKLIN COUNTY HISTORY Native and Emigrant Tribes Once the lands of the Kanza and Osage, Franklin County was home to more reservations for relocated tribes than any other Kansas county. Bands of Ottawas, Chippewas, Peorias, Piankeshas, Kaskaskias, Munsees, Weas, Pottawatomies, and Shawnees were removed to Franklin County in the mid-1800s. Most were relocated to Oklahoma by 1870. Three cemeteries, Ottawa University, and the “Buffalo Woman” sculpture in front of the county courthouse pay tribute to Franklin County’s earliest residents. Bleeding Kansas In 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act established “popular sovereignty” and allowed the residents of the territory to vote its land free or pro-slavery. Champions for both sides rushed to settle Kansas in hopes of swaying its allegiance. In 1856, John Brown and a band of supporters swept down to Pottawatomie Creek near present-day Lane, pulled five men and boys out of their cabins in the middle of the night and killed them. Now nothing more than a cemetery, the ghost town of Berea was a community of abolitionists involved in the Underground Railroad. ROAD TRIP: Learn more about John Brown and the Border Wars at Black Jack Battlefield (near Baldwin City) and the John Brown Museum State Historic Site in Osawatomie. Early Settlers Franklin County was already home to numerous tribes before Easterners were encouraged to settle the region. Abolitionists, pro-slavers, and new immigrants made their way to the county in its early years. Both the California-Fort Scott Trail and a spur of the Santa Fe Trail passed through Franklin County. Waves of German, Czech, Scandinavian, and French immigrants as well as freed slaves and, later, Mexican immigrants made Franklin County home. The 1859 Dietrich Cabin in Ottawa’s City Park commemorates the experience of early settlers in Franklin County. Railroads Westward expansion meant railroad expansion. The Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston chugged into Ottawa in 1868, connecting Ottawa to thousands of other communities. The LL&G line would eventually be acquired by the Santa Fe, which made the 1888 depot (now the Old Depot Museum) a division headquarters. The Missouri Pacific line expanded transportation options east and west. Both railroad lines have been converted to trails. Explore both the Prairie Spirit Trail and the Flint Hills Nature Trail by foot or bicycle. FHNT even welcomes horses. ROAD TRIP: Want to experience the magic of the rails first-hand? Head to Baldwin City for a short ride on the Midland Railway or a leisurely dinner on the Kansas Belle. Laura Ingalls Wilder described the courthouse in her journal. John Brown led a massacre that helped spark the Civil War. Teddy Roosevelt promoted the Progressive “Bull Moose” Party during a Chautauqua Assembly in 1912. Both the famous and infamous are woven into the history of Franklin County, Kansas. Franklin County’s rich history surrounds you, whether you’re exploring Ottawa’s Main Street, the rural countryside, or one of the county’s museums. You’re also just a few minutes away from numerous sites connected to Bleeding Kansas, the Civil War, and the plight of American Indians pushed West and the settlers who followed.

20 OTTAWA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FRANKLIN COUNTY HISTORY Architecture Franklin County was the home of George Washburn (1847–1922), an architect who designed public buildings and private homes all over Kansas. Many examples of his work can be found in Franklin County, including the Courthouse, the Old Depot Museum, Ottawa University’s Administration Building, and several local houses. Ottawa’s Historic Main Street features blocks of Victorian-era structures that house busy shops at street level and apartments on the upper floors. Tour the county with a Franklin County Heritage Homes guide to discover the area’s distinguished historic structures. ROAD TRIP: The Anderson County Courthouse and the Miami County Courthouse were also designed by George Washburn. Utopia In 1869, Ernest Valeton de Boissiere established the utopian communal society of Silkville. The 2,400-acre ranch initially produced silk, but it eventually switched to dairy and other agricultural pursuits. Although the community is gone, several of the original structures still stand southwest of Williamsburg. Chautauqua Between 1883 and 1914, the Chautauqua Assembly brought distinguished speakers like Teddy Roosevelt and Susan B. Anthony to Ottawa’s Forest Park, where thousands came for new ideas, spiritual inspiration, and education.

21 COMMUNITY GUIDE & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY MUSEUMS Old Depot Museum 135 West Tecumseh, Ottawa (785) 242-1250 www.olddepotmuseum.org Housed in an 1888 depot, the flagship museum of the Franklin County Historical Society includes exhibits on local industry, farm life, town life, native and emigrant tribes, the Pottawatomie Massacre, and an HO-scale model railroad, plus temporary exhibits throughout the year. FFNHA Star Site. Dietrich Cabin City Park, 5th & Main, Ottawa (785) 242-1232 Built by Catherine and Jacob Dietrich and originally located in southwest Franklin County, this fully furnished 1859 cabin commemorates the experiences of early Franklin County settlers. FFNHA Star Site. Franklin County Records & Research Center 1124 West 7th Street Terrace, Ottawa (785) 242-1232 www.olddepotmuseum.org The Records & Research Center houses an extensive collection of 60,000 artifacts, archives, photographs, and other historical documents. It’s the go-to place for Franklin County research. Richmond Community Museum 119 Central Avenue, Richmond (785) 835-6598 Housed in a former lumberyard, this museum is dedicated to the history of Richmond and surrounding area, including local businesses, schools, the Underground Railroad, and churches. Appanoose Area Museum 600 Shawnee Road, Pomona (785) 665-7576 Housed in the 1919 Appanoose School, this museum focuses on the communities of northwest Franklin County, including Greenwood, Centropolis, Appanoose, and Pomona. Williamsburg Community Museum 309 South East Street, Williamsburg (785) 746-8830 This museum includes historic educational artifacts and explores the area’s coal mining history. Wellsville Historical Society 517 South Main, Suite #100, Wellsville (785) 883-2368 This museum is dedicated to the history of Wellsville, the hometown of country singer Chely Wright. Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area 947 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence (785) 856-5300 www.freedomsfrontier.org FFNHA connects the stories of eastern Kansas and western Missouri by offering the many perspectives leading up to the Civil War and beyond. Discover museums and historic sites on both sides of the Kansas-Missouri border.

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Ottawa City Hall: (785) 229-3600 • www.ottawaks.gov Ottawa serves as the seat of Franklin County and boasts a charming downtown full of unique stores and restaurants. The city hosts a number of major events throughout the year, drawing thousands of visitors. Lane City Hall: (785) 869-2600 Lane is in the southeast corner of the county and was named in 1863 for Senator James Henry Lane, a leader of the Jayhawker abolitionist movement and one of the first senators from Kansas. The town’s history is most associated with the night of May 24, 1856, when John Brown and his men murdered five pro-slavery men near Dutch Henry’s Crossing, known today as the Pottawatomie Creek Massacre. Princeton City Hall: (785) 937-4103 Princeton is south of Ottawa on U.S. 59 and was established in 1869 as a siding of the Lawrence, Leavenworth & Galveston Railroad. A business district has developed along U.S. 59. Rantoul City Hall: (785) 878-3475 Rantoul is southeast of Ottawa. The post office was given the name “Rantoul” in 1859 in honor of Robert Rantoul, a Massachusetts legislator and active abolitionist. Much “Bleeding Kansas” history can be found in this area. Richmond City Hall: (785) 835-6425 Richmond is 16 miles south of Ottawa on U.S. 59. John Richmond, an agent for the railroad, donated 40 acres for the building of a town-site in 1870. Williamsburg City Hall: (785) 746-5578 Williamsburg is in the southwest part of the county along Old Highway 50 and I-35 and was established as a railroad town in 1868. William Schofield and James F. Dane platted the town, and Schofield promoted a railroad, the Kansas City, Burlington & Santa Fe, which ran from Ottawa to Williamsburg. The city is home to Guy & Mae’s Tavern, a well-recognized barbecue restaurant. Pomona City Hall: (785) 556-3851 • www.pomonaks.com Pomona is nine miles west of Ottawa. John Whetstone purchased 12,000-15,000 acres of land on what had been the Sac and Fox Indian reservation and founded the city of Pomona in 1869. Wellsville City Hall: (785) 883-2296 • www.cityofwellsvilleks.org Wellsville, located in the northeast corner of Franklin County, was once known as the “English Blue Grass Capital” of the world for its production of grass seed. The community was once part of the land ceded to and then reacquired from the Shawnee Indians. The town is famous for such people as Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton and country singer Chely Wright. 24 OTTAWA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY PROFILES

25 COMMUNITY GUIDE & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY EVENTS FLEA, JUNK & TRUNK 3RD SATURDAY IN MAY 9am – 3pm Sponsored by: Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce (785) 242-1000 MAYOR’S TREE LIGHTING SATURDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING Event starts at 5:30pm, with lights being turned on at 6pm. Program follows including Santa’s arrival Sponsored by: Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce (785) 242-1000 CHAUTAUQUA FESTIVAL JULY 4TH Sponsored by: Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Ottawa Forest Park, Ottawa, KS (785) 242-1000 PUMPKIN PATCH OPEN STARTING THE LAST SATURDAY IN SEPTEMBER 10am – 6pm Saturday • 12 – 6pm Sunday Sponsored by: Pleasant Ridge, Inc. 2710 Vermont Road, Rantoul, KS (785) 878-3793 | www.pleasantridge.com CHRISTMAS TREE FARM OPENS THE SUNDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING 1 – 5pm Friday • 10am – 5 pm Saturday 12 – 5pm Sunday Sponsored by: Pleasant Ridge, Inc. 2710 Vermont Road, Rantoul, KS (785) 878-3793 | www.pleasantridge.com ANNUAL BANQUET JANUARY Sponsored by: Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Call (785) 242-1000 for tickets and more information LADIES' NIGHT OUT 1ST FRIDAY IN OCTOBER 4 – 8pm Sponsored by: Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce (785) 242-1000

26 OTTAWA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS City Of Ottawa: City Hall (information)................................................229-3600 City Manager.............................................................229-3637 City Clerk/Finance/Treasurer.....................................229-3600 City Garage................................................................229-3650 City Human Resources/Risk Management. ...............229-3634 City Municipal Court (715 West 2nd)..........................242-5333 Community Development Department.....................229-3620 Building or Codes Inspection, Permits......................229-3620 Electric (Power) Plant.................................................229-3750 Electric, Water, & Sewer Services..............................229-3600 Fire Department (non-emergency)............................229-3700 Government Access TV (Ch. 23)................................229-3634 Highland Cemetery....................................................229-3655 Park Reservations.......................................................229-3630 Parks Division.............................................................229-3653 Police Department - Administration (715 West 2nd)..242-2561 Public Works Administration. ....................................229-3630 Sewer (Wastewater) Plant..........................................229-3730 Streets Division..........................................................229-3656 Utility Administration.................................................229-3630 Utility Center/Warehouse..........................................229-3710 Water Plant................................................................229-3690 Franklin County: Administrator.............................................................229-3485 Appraiser. ..................................................................229-3420 Attorney.....................................................................229-8970 Clerk...........................................................................229-3410 Community Corrections.............................................229-3510 Court Clerk. ...............................................................242-6000 Court Services............................................................242-5433 Emergency Management. .........................................229-3505 Environmental Health. ...............................................229-3590 Extension Service/4-H................................................229-3520 Franklin County Courthouse (info).............................229-3400 Franklin County Jail. ..................................................229-1220 Franklin County Juvenile Services. ............................229-3405 Health Department....................................................229-3530 Motor Vehicle Tag......................................................229-3455 Planning & Zoning (Larry Walrod)..............................229-3570 Public Works..............................................................229-3550 Records & Research Center.......................................242-1232 Recycling Center (2039 South Elm)...........................229-3176 Register of Deeds......................................................229-3440 Sheriff’s Department..................................................242-3800 Transfer Station (Landfill). ..........................................242-4612 (3323 Osborne Terrace Before Walmart DC ½ mile North, ½ mile East on blacktop) Treasurer....................................................................229-3450 Franklin County Schools: School Districts: USD #287 West Franklin...................................(785) 566-3396 USD #288 Central Heights................................(785) 869-3455 USD #289 Wellsville..........................................(785) 883-2388 USD #290 Ottawa.............................................(785) 229-8010 Ottawa Public Schools: Garfield Elementary...................................................229-8060 Lincoln Elementary. ...................................................229-8080 Ottawa Middle School...............................................229-8030 Ottawa High School...................................................229-8020 Ottawa CTEC.............................................................229-8090 Sunflower Elementary................................................229-8050 Ottawa Private Schools: Bethel Christian Academy. ........................................242-1226 Calvary Baptist Academy & Preschool. .....................242-4835 Ottawa Christian Academy........................................242-9037 Pilgrim Bible Academy. .............................................242-8553 Sacred Heart..............................................................242-4297 Ottawa University. .....................................................242-5200 Neosho County Community College. .......................242-2067 General Community Services: AdventHealth Ottawa................................................229-8200 AdventHealth Sports Medicine & Rehab. .................229-8343 Animal Control...........................................................242-2561 Animal Shelter – Prairie Paws....................................242-2967 Armory, National Guard (208 West 17th Street).........242-4369 Better Business Bureau of Kansas.....................(816) 421-7800 DCF Office (State of Kansas, Department for Children & Families).....................229-8600 East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging .............242-7200 Elizabeth Layton Mental Health Center. ...................242-3780 Franklin County Development Council.............(785) 229-0855 Historical Society. ......................................................242-1250 Kansas Driver’s License (225 South Walnut)..............242-1276 Kansas Gas Service (emergencies)....................(888) 482-4950 Kansas Gas Service (new service). ....................(800) 794-4780 Kansas Highway Patrol...............................................242-1179 KDOT (3182 Highway 68)..........................................242-1179 KOFO Radio Station..................................................242-1220 Ottawa Airport...........................................................242-5310 Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce........................242-1000 Ottawa Herald (newspaper).......................................242-4700 Ottawa Library...........................................................242-3080 Ottawa Main Street Organization. ............................242-1000 Ottawa Post Office. ...................................................242-2000 Ottawa Recreation Center.........................................242-1939 Ottawa Public Transportation....................................242-7440 Ottawa Swimming Pool............................... 242-8280 or 0076 Parole Officer (West 2nd Street)..................................242-5433 Recycle Center (2202 East Wilson)............................242-0007 Social Security Office (1440 Wakarusa Drive, Suite #200, Lawrence, KS) . ....................................... (800) 772-1213 or (785) 843-2254 Time & Temperature..................................................242-5900 Visitor’s Information Center.......................................242-1411 (Franklin County Visitors Center) 911 = EMERGENCY

AdventHealth Ottawa: www.adventhealth.com/ hospital/adventhealth-ottawa Central Heights Unified School District #288: www.usd288.org City of Ottawa: www.ottawakansas.gov COF Training Services: www.cofts.org East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging www.eckaaa.org ECKAN: www.eckan.org Elizabeth Layton: www.laytoncenter.org Franklin County Children’s Coalition: www.facebook.com/frcochildren Franklin County Convention & Visitor’s Center: www.franklincountyks.com Franklin County Development Council (FCDC): www.thinkfranklinco.org Franklin County Historical Society& Old Depot Museum: www.olddepotmuseum.org Franklin County, Kansas: www.franklincoks.org www.hrepartners.com KOFO Radio: www.kofo.com Neosho County Community College: www.neosho.edu Ol’ Marais River Run Car Show: www.olmarais.com Onward Ottawa: www.onwardottawa.com Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce: www.ottawakansas.org Ottawa Area Young Professionals: www.facebook.com/ ottawaareayoungprofessionals Ottawa Herald: www.ottawaherald.com Ottawa Library: www.ottawalibrary.org Ottawa Main Street Organization: www.ottawamainstreet.org Ottawa Memorial Auditorium: www.ottawamemorialauditorium.com Ottawa Recreation Commission: www.orcottawaks.org Ottawa Unified School District #290: www.usd290.org Ottawa University: www.ottawa.edu Pleasant Ridge: www.pleasantridge.com Prairie Spirit Rail-Trail: www.visitottawakansas.com/ prairiespirit.html Sacred Heart Church and School: www.sacredheartottawa.org Wellsville Unified School District #289: www.wellsville-usd289.org West Franklin Unified School District #287: www.usd287.org 27 COMMUNITY GUIDE & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY OTTAWA AREA WEBSITES

COMMUNITY GUIDE & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY 29 # 785 DECOR 118 North Poplar Street Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 248-5501 A Adamson Brothers Heating & Cooling 102 South Walnut Street Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 242-9273 www.adamsonbros.com Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, P.A. 210 West 13th Street Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 521-7111 www.ksderm.com AdventHealth Ottawa 1301 South Main Street Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 229-8200 www.adventhealthottawa.com Agency West Insurance 427 South Main Street Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 521-2030 www.agencywest-ins.com Agler & Gaeddert Chartered 234 South Main Street Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 242-3170 https://ag.cpa All Seasons AC & Heating 126 West Wilson Street Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 242-2602 www.allseasons-ac-heat.com Alpha Roofing 3705 Clinton Parkway, Suite #102 Lawrence, KS 66047 (785) 842-2676 Amazing Grace Baptist Camp 4214 Eisenhower Road Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 242-4086 http://agbcamp.org American Eagle Outfitters - Ottawa 1529 Davis Road Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 832-4300 www.ae.com Anderson & Byrd 216 South Hickory Street Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 242-1234 www.andersonbyrd.com Anderson Tire LLC 3706 Old Highway 59 Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 242-3010 www.andersontirestore.com Andy’s Siding Company 2706 Kingman Road Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 242-6939 Angels Care Home Health 318 South Main Street Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 242-3100 https://locations.angelscarehealth .com/ks/ottawa/angels-care- home-health-315.html Arrowhead Nutrition 107 East 1st Street Ottawa, KS 66067 (405) 269-7144 https://arrowhead-nutrition. business.site/?utm_ source=gmb&utm_ medium=referral Arvest Bank 119 East 3rd Street Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 229-3950 www.arvest.com AT&T 220 SE 6th Avenue, Room #500 Topeka, KS 66603 (800) 331-0500 www.att.com B B-Squared Property, LLC 118 North Poplar Street Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 248-6990 Bank Midwest 434 South Main Street Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 242-2900 www.bankmw.com Barkley/Salb Construction Inc. P.O. Box 838 Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 594-2157 Bartlett & West Inc. 544 Columbia Drive Lawrence, KS 66049 (785) 749-9452 www.bartwest.com BCI Mechanical, Inc. 341 South Poplar Street Gardner, KS 66030 (913) 856-6747 www.bcimechanicalinc.com Bean, Paul & Chris P.O. Box 744 Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 214-2856 BeneSpirint LLC 2316 Greenwood Drive Ottawa, KS 66067 (920) 246-5379 Bethel Christian Academy 3755 Nevada Road Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 242-1226 www.bcaottawa.us Betty Birzer - Reece Nichols Town & Country Realty 1220 East Logan Street Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 418-5701 www.bettybirzer.com Bienie’s Body Shop 126 North Poplar Street Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 242-4082 www.bieniesbodyshop.com The highest quality in Automotive Repair and Refinishing, along with a personal touch that has been and always will be guaranteed. BluSky Liquors 846 South Main Street Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 242-1188 Bob Allen Ford, Ottawa 2320 South Oak Street Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 242-5100 www.boballenfordottawa.com Bones Landscape Company 2643 Kingman Road Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 418-1777 www.boneslandscapecompany.com Bones Rock Yard 3557 Old Highway 59 Ottawa, KS 66067 (785) 242-3070 www.bonesrockyard.com MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

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