Welcome to the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce
The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading business organization for Ottawa & Franklin County, Kansas, providing access to all our community offers. We are a growing community located on the NAFTA Super-Highway, I-35. We have access to all of life’s amenities: jobs, education, healthcare, housing, recreation, and arts & entertainment.
The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to make this website available to the many people inquiring of our Chamber and our community. To those discovering the Ottawa Community for the first time, we extend a warm "Chamber Welcome." We are proud of our Chamber of Commerce, its members and our area of this great nation. As evidenced by this website, we are a thriving, vibrant and diverse community. We have a rich history of both struggles and accomplishments.
Franklin County is one of the fastest growing counties in Kansas. Opportunities for primary and secondary education abound. Our health care facilities and programs are second to none. Our industrial base offers many opportunities to work where you live and raise a family. We are near five great boating and fishing lakes and our community has both east-west and north-south rail trails for biking and walking.
The "good life" is right here in Franklin County! If you don't live or work here now, we hope you will soon join us in building our community's future together.
Ottawa named in Top 25 Places to Retire by CNN Money!
Ottawa has been named in Money magazine's 2012 Top 25 Places to Retire! Click on the link below to read the article.TOP 25!
Chamber Annual Awards
The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for Annual Awards to be given a the Chamber's Annual Banquet in January. All nominations are due to the Chamber office by December 31st. The Annual Awards include the following:
- Community Builder Award
- Russell Crites Award
- Horizon Award
- Entrepreneur Award
- Quarterly Image Award (for Retail - Sales)
- Smile Award
Please click on the link below to download the nomination form and awards criteria.