Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Community Guide 2022

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