Member Spotlight-Heartland Office Systems

Office Equipment, Supplies, And Services

If you need office equipment and supplies at affordable prices, you need to call Heartland Office Systems, LLC. They pride themselves in providing you with good old fashion customer service and quality products at a competitive price.

Your single source for office machine supplies!
Find a huge selection of quality copiers, fax machines, and printers to fit your business needs. Save money on premium quality office equipment supplies. Get OEM performance and page yield without the OEM price.

Make them your one stop shop for office equipment. Call Heartland Office Systems, LLC today at 620-343-7470 or 800-279-8671 or visit us at 626 Commercial Street.

Heartland Office Systems
626 Commercial Street
Emporia, KS


Ribbon Cutting at Solid Ground Counseling

Last Thursday we had a Ribbon Cutting at Solid Ground Counseling.  Kim had yummy soups, hot drinks, and delicious treats!  We are really happy to have her and her team as members here at Coffey County Chamber and we believe that what she does is very important in our community.  If you haven’t attended a Ribbon Cutting you should consider doing so, this is a great opportunity to network with other business owners and employees as well as learn more about business in our community.


Solid Ground Ribbon Cutting

Monday Member Spotlight – The Pizza Parlor

This week’s Member Spotlight is the Pizza Parlor!  They serve some of the best pizza around, and come on who doesn’t like pizza?  If you are one of those crazy people, they have something for you too.  They serve a full salad bar, calzones, spaghetti, sandwiches, bread sticks, and soups!  If you are looking for a great home town restaurant make sure you head over to visit the Pizza Parlor at 608 Main St LeRoy, KS 66857.

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Pizza Parlor

Treadmill Desk

Ever thought that a treadmill desk could kill two birds with one stone?  Well I have “thought” that but still have yet to try it.  Instead of spending long hours at your desk then hitting up the gym afterwards to only put in more time, maybe it is time to try to do both at once.  Phoenix, Ariz.-based Dr. James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic says “Individuals who sit at their desks all day long are prone not only to obesity, but diabetes, blood pressure problems, cancers, depression and premature death.”

We live in a world where the lines from home to work and work to home are very blurred; why not start to incorporate your active time with your work?

Levine is the brain behind the “treadmill desk” — a standing desk that is built around a treadmill and is designed to help office workers counteract the negative effects of sitting. “I analyzed the data [on the harmful effects of sitting all day] and thought the difference between someone who’s lean and someone who has obesity is 2 ¼ hours of walking time,” says Levine, who built the first treadmill desk prototype in 2005 out of a hospital tray and a $300 treadmill.


In a recent study Mayo Clinic researchers estimate that overweight office workers who replace sitting computer time with walking computer time for two to three hours per day could lose 44 to 66 pounds a year (!!!) walking at a slow pace, without even breaking a sweat.

“I really wanted to maximize the amount of activity I do and integrate it into my day,” says Levine. The treadmill desk has benefits that go beyond the physical. “People feel more energized, productivity improves, people with back and joint problems get better, and people feel brighter,” says Levine.

I don’t think that I will be running out to buy a “treadmill desk” however this is defiantly food for thought (pardon the pun).

It’s Busy Around Here!

I know normally Friday is tech day, but hey we make the rules so I guess that means we can break them!  We have been really busy here at your Coffey County Chamber of Commerce office and I wanted to take the time to share some of the events we have been involved in.  Yesterday alone we had a ribbon cutting at the new ShopKo with 100+ attendants!  After that we switched hats and co-hosted a lunch-in with COF here in Burlington.  We had Clay Nickels from Arvest Bank in Kansas City give a great speech discussing the 2013 economic outlook.  That was all in one day!

ShopKo Ribbon Cutting

Here are some photos from the COF Lunch:

Monday Member Spotlight – TrustPoint Insurance

We are back in the office today still recovering from a Thanksgiving food coma!  Getting back into the routine of things today is Monday so that means it is Monday Member Spotlight!  Today we are spotlighting TrustPoint Insurance.  They are a locally owned Independent Agent, which means they can quote your insurance policy with many different insurance companies.  All Trusted Choice® agencies agree to adhere to a Pledge of Performance, designed to assure quality service that enables them to offer you competitive pricing, a broad choice of products and valuable advocacy.

You can call their office at 620-364-8811 for more information, get a quote online at, or stop in at 800 North 4th Street in Burlington Kansas.  Here is what they have to say:

“At TrustPoint Insurance, we have always believed in handling our customers’ needs as if they were our own. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind by developing efficient, “tailor-made” insurance programs. Since we are truly an independent insurance agency, we have the unique ability to shop the marketplace for the insurance company that provides the best protection at the most competitive price.

Our agents are realists and understand that most people view insurance as a “necessary evil” which costs more than they like and which they expect they will never need. Agents will do their best to help you choose the coverage that best fits your individual situation and never try to “oversell”. However, rest assured that our professionals will work hard to insure that you’re covered for all those risks that most apply to you, your family, or your business.

TrustPoint Insurance is located at 800 North 4th Street in Burlington, Kansas. You can meet with one of our agents there or they will be happy to meet with you at your home or business.

We have made our web site as user-friendly as possible. Please browse through the site to get more familiar with TrustPoint Insurance. If you have any questions, do not hesistate to contact us.”

Monday Member Spotlight – Burlington Building Materials

This week’s Member Spotlight is Burlington Building Materials located at 626 Neosho Street Burlington.  Vince carries a wide range of lumber, home improvement supplies, building materials, paint, and much more!  They are a full service home center offering you great customer service, including delivery, installed sales, estimates and design help. For your shopping convenience, they would like to welcome you to their online store (Click Here) where you can purchase 70,000 items available for overnight delivery. If you want to purchase a product that cannot be delivered by UPS, stop in or call the store to purchase the product, 620-364-2212. If they do not stock the item, one of their friendly employees will be happy to special order the item for you.


Visit their other locations:

  • Osage Building Materials
    425 Main Street
    Osage City, KS 66523
  • Lyndon Building Materials
    118 W 6th Street
    Lyndon, KS 66451

November 6-Time to Vote!

Here at the Chamber we try to stay neutral when it comes to political parties, but we do think it is very important to vote no matter who for.  I was searching the internet today for some fun facts to put on the blog and here is what I came up with.

A Campaign Map, Morphed By Money

by Adam Cole

Campaign reporters spend a lot of time pointing at color-coded electoral maps like the one below, showing which states voted for Republican John McCain (in red) and Democrat Barack Obama (in blue) in 2008.

But these maps lie — visually speaking.

Red appears to be the clear winner, dominating a vast swath from the South to the Rockies. It’s all geographically accurate, but electorally skewed. For example, Montana (three electoral votes) dwarfs Massachusetts (which had 12 electoral votes in 2008).

To fix this problem, some political cartographers have resized the states based on their electoral vote tally.

In this map, the influence of the Northeast is a bit more apparent, and the stature of the Mountain West has diminished. We’ve shaded the states based on their popular vote results in 2008. States that were split 50-50 are purple.

But this map still doesn’t accurately convey which states are most important in this election. What would this map look like if states were scaled based on the outside money (not even including the massive ad spending by the campaigns of President Obama and Mitt Romney themselves) coming into the presidential race for political ads?

We looked at ad spending on the presidential race from April 10 to Oct. 10, based on data from Kantar Media. The millions of dollars spent by superPACs and other outside groups send a clear message: There are really only 12 states in this presidential election. It’s no surprise that they are all pretty purple.

There is another way to think about this spending — how much is being spent on political ads by these groups per voting-age adult?

Here, Nevada and New Hampshire take the lead. Though they don’t have large populations, both states are seeing millions of dollars invested by outside groups on ads related to the presidential contest. That works out to more than $5 per adult.

So if you’re lucky enough to live in the Granite State, congratulations. In some ways, your vote is a thousand times more valuable than the votes of your neighbors in Vermont.

Monday Member Spotlight

Each Monday we will be spotlighting one of our members, selected by random drawing. This week the Spotlight is on COF Training Services, Inc.

As a designated CDDO (Community Developmental Disability Organization), COF Training Services, Inc. provides for the coordination of services to children and adults with developmental disabilities in Coffey, Osage and Franklin counties in Kansas. In Coffey County, the COF office and day services facility is located at 1415 S. 6th Street in Burlington.

COF is committed to helping individuals with developmental disabilities to maximize their level of independence and quality of life. This is accomplished through assisting individuals in acquiring skills, providing necessary support, and coordinating services which provide opportunities to live, work, and socialize in the least restrictive setting possible.

COF also provides residential services in the form of supported living and group living. Supported living is available to those individuals that want to live on their own in the community with minimal assistance. Group living is designed for those who want staff available to them for assistance and support.

If you would like more information about COF, contact Jody Jeffers at 620-364-2151 or go to