"The mission of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce is to serve the interests of member businesses while advocating business advancement, economic growth, and job creation for the benefit of the Odessa community and surrounding area."
ODESSA AT A GLANCE
Median Household Income: $48,932
(up from $34,007 in 2000)
Median Home Value: $111,907
(up from $83,100 in 2000)
Odessa offers the best of both worlds with a calm, quiet lifestyle, a variety of business opportunities, and easy access to I-70.
Join our team of local residents and business members working to grow local business and promote the community.
Odessa Chamber provides both membership and community events.
There is always something happening in Odessa. Click here for our Calendar of Events.
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On 11/12, the Lafayette County Board of Trustees voted unanimously to reinstate a mask order for Lafayette County. A meeting was held Monday 11/16 to announce the order and was attended by city and county officials and the press.
The mask order is very similar to the previous one issued in August. Some dates and statistics have changed, and per discussion and Board vote during Monday's meeting the order will now extend to school classrooms but other activities will still follow school policy. A copy of the order is attached and it is set to take effect Thursday, November 19 and will be in place until further notice.
Congratulation to our
Beautification Award: Advanced Industries, Inc.
New Business of the Year: Nerd's Hardware
Business of the Year: Stormy Acres Trading Co.
Organization of the Year: Backsnack Program
Public Service of the Year: Craig Kidwell
Volunteer of the Year: Jason Hawkins
Community Betterment of the Year: Thad Madsen State Farm Ins.
Business Person of the Year: Thad Madsen
Lifetime Achievement: Tom Ferguson
2021 Event Calendar
Subject to change depending on COVID recommendations
Sweet & Savory - Saturday, March 13, 2021- Cancelled
2021 Odessa Rodeo - Fri/Sat, June 18 & 19 (evening)
Scarecrow contest starts Oct 1-Nov 1
Downtown Trick or Treat - Sat. Oct. 30 starts at 5:30
Downtown Lighting Ceremony - Mon. Nov 22nd starts at 6:30
Cathy & Fred Mullen started the Shiver Shak, LLC in May 2020 after Cathy’s retirement from Hallmark Cards. The Shiver Shak serves delicious shaved ice in the warm months of the year and hot drinks (variety of coffees, hot chocolate, spice cider and teas) in the cooler months. Odessa is where they held their grand opening along with many events over the years. They love doing corporate, school & athletic events, fundraisers, birthdays, family reunions
and so much more.
If you are looking for a little something special for an events, big or small, give them a call (816-590-5132) or you can check out their Facebook page