Ball Hosts 2017 Career Expo!

Ball Conference Center recently hosted Olathe Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 High School Career Expo! High School juniors and seniors had the chance to come out to Ball to explore employment opportunities after graduation.  Students were able to check out a variety of vocational opportunities, including excellent face time networking with various companies such as Top Golf, Johnson County Community College, the Olathe Fire Department, Garmin, Kansas State University, and McCown Gordon Construction – just to name a few!Ball Conference Center Career Expo 13

“I’m looking for some insight into what type of jobs are available right now,” Noah Filbert, a Junior from Olathe West High School, exclaimed. “I’m currently looking for law enforcement and firefighting – anything that can help people.” Noah went on to say, “I really enjoyed the firefighter booth and police officer booth; all of the nursing booths are really cool where you can try out different stuff – it’s really awesome!”

Maddie Wagner, a Junior from Olathe West High School, aspires to be a dental hygienist. “I want to go to K State or Johnson County and do a dental hygienist program there!” With booths from both schools represented at the Career Expo, it was the perfect opportunity for Maddie to explore the possibilities of her future career in dental hygiene!

Whether students were looking for internships, full-time jobs, or just an opportunity to work on their networking skills, the event had something for everyone. Through the Expo, students experienced the chance to chat with recruiters from each organization and learn more about opportunities after graduation – including secondary education, technology opportunities, government vocations and more!

Take a look at Olathe Chamber of Commerce Job Expo of 2017 photo gallery below!

Ball Hosts the Hillcrest of Kansas Infinite Possibilities Gala!

Kansas Hillcrest supporters gathered at Ball Conference Center last weekend, November 4th, for the Hillcrest of Kansas 12th Annual Infinite Possibilities Gala event! Guests enjoyed an evening of fine food and drink with opportunities to support the Kansas Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Gala-goers bid on items at the silent and live auction to help end homelessness for Johnson and Wyandotte County youth, children, and families.

The Infinite Possibilities Gala is the Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Kansas’ annual fundraising event, where proceeds help offer homeless families, singles and youths a disciplined education program within a caring, supportive environment. In 2016, Hillcrest benefited from 3,599 volunteer hours with help from hundreds of volunteers and residents with maintenance, the Community Garden, grounds keeping, painting, cleaning, etc. Thus far, Hillcrest has provided 15,853 bed nights and 55,456 meals. With their help, they saw 50 family units and 11 youths graduate into self-sufficiency last year.

Some of the items being auctioned off included a set of vintage furniture, various wine gift baskets, Chiefs and Royals sports memorabilia, a Lake of the Ozarks Weekend Getaway, and even a 10-month old shepherd mix puppy – complete with food bowls, dog food and training! There was truly something for everyone!

The Hillcrest of Kansas Infinite Possibilities Gala truly highlighted the versatility of the Ball Conference Center ballroom and surrounding space! With the use of the Ballroom, Executive Boardroom, and Mabee Classrom, Ball Conference Center can be transformed to cater to any type of event.

For more information, call Michael Nicoski at Ball Conference Center at (913) 322-4980. We look forward to showing you around!

Take a look at the Hillcrest of Kansas Infinite Possibilities Gala event photo gallery below!