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Chamber Chatter
The latest news and updates from your Kearney Chamber -- Aug. 16, 2019
Member Announcements & Events
Midwest Corvettes and Classics will host a cruise night on the third Saturday of each month. Dates are August 17 , September 21, and October 19 (weather permitting) from 5-8pm at the Orscheln parking lot. Bring your car and enjoy an evening of car talk and good times.
Hello, it's that time of year when donations are down but the amount of families we see grows. I am asking that if you are able would you please pick up an item or two at the grocery store to help us out. I have attached the needs list and as you can see it is quite high. We have the barrel at Price Chopper or the bench outside our doors if you are not able to come on Tuesdays or Thursdays. We would appreciate any help that you can provide.
It’s that time of year again! On Labor Day, your Kearney Rotary will be giving away $1,000 cash! Tickets are $10 each and you’ll be entered into the drawing.
Tickets are available at the following locations in Kearney:
  • Edward Jones: Jason Pierret
  • Baldwin Insurance: Steve Baldwin
  • Oak Pointe: Tara Freeman
  • Re-Max: Brad & Keely Brown
  • Kearney Trust: Joe Wilmes
  • Citizens Bank: Vicky Bland
*Only 500 tickets will be sold.
Farmers-Lechner Agency was fortunate enough to be able to set up at the KSD Back to School Resource Fair to promote our FREE bicycle program!
We are proud to announce that we have been able to deliver 14 of the 41 bicycle requests we received at the Fair. Our goal is to deliver all 41! 
We could use a little help from our community:
  1. Gently used bicycles we can go through and find a new home
  2. Donations in the form of cash, check or gift cards for parts
We will post pics of the kiddo receiving bicycles, only after they have given permission, so you can enjoy the smiles as much as we do!
Want to help? Please bring donations to 404 S Jefferson Street, Kearney, MO. For more information call 816-479-4644.
KSD is offering Bulldog fans the opportunity to purchase reserved seats for the football season. Applications must be turned in by August 19 . Also, there will be an auction for premiere seating (under the awning) at the Purple and Gold night on August 17 . You will find all the details about this opportunity in this informational packet.
Precision Chiropractic is turning 2! Help us celebrate at our yearly Happy Birthday Hour event on August 23 from 6-9pm. We're calling it a “2uau” so think Hawaiian theme! Food-Cocktails-SnoCones-Shopping-Games-Music. Mark your calendar to join us!
AUGUST 24 MOVIES IN THE PARK presents How to Train Your Dragon:
The Hidden World .
Enjoy FREE food & family fun before the movie. Brought to you by some pretty AWESOME community partners! (shaved ice, cupcakes, t-shirts, prizes, dunk tank, obstacle course, face painting, photo booth, and so much more!)
Another FREE Ladies Self Defense Class is scheduled to be held at 9 round in Old Church Plaza on Augusts 24th from 12-3 pm. Call Farmers-Lechner Agency NOW at 816-479-4644 to reserve your spot.
Ages 14 and up are requested.
102.7FM is inviting you to promote your business on the Kearney Business Spotlight show! The Kearney Business Spotlight is a 30 minute pre-recorded interview show sponsored by First Missouri Bank, and airs every Monday and Wednesday at noon on 102.7FM and You will have 30 minutes to promote all facets of your business to our listening audience in a relaxed, conversational interview. To schedule your interview, please call Brian at 816-826-1111 or email .
Stella Spiking–State Farm set a goal to donate $1050 by Sept. 1 to the Kearney Enrichment Council to help build the Splash Pad at Lion’s Park. To meet this goal, they will donate $10 for every household quote thru August 31! They need 35 people each month (who are not currently State Farm customers). So, who do you know? Send them over and let’s help the Kearney Enrichment Council bring this awesome recreation area to Kearney! Stella will be at all Amphitheater events and Movies in the Park this Summer, so stop by their table! Or you can, drop by the office or call
Northland Therapeutic Riding Center in Kearney Mo will be holding their 1st Annual tack sale on September 21st , 2019 and we would love for you to join us!

This event will be held during our annual horse show that allows our riders to show off their skills to their family and friends and the general public.

All booths will be located in our covered arena and, weather allowing, there will be space outside as well. Price is $20 for a 10x10 booth and you provide your own table and chairs. All proceeds collected for booth fees and food sold will benefit Northland Therapeutic Riding Center.

For more information contact Shaney Othic by email or call 816-876-6221.
Members, share your events, happenings, offers, specials and sales in the Chamber Chatter Member Announcements by simply submitting your information by Thursday each week to Stacie .
Business of the Month
Liberty Hospital is partnering with MU Health Care’s Missouri Orthopaedic Institute physicians to bring advanced orthopedic techniques to the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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On-Line Business Directory

The Chamber Business Directory is the easy way to find businesses and members in the Kearney Chamber of Commerce. Use the Company Search box, the Categories drop down, browse Groups to find by industry, or search Alphabetically. So, remember to check the Chamber's Business Directory first and Shop Local.

New Industry Groups include:
  • Agriculture
  • Arts, Culture & Entertainment
  • Automotive
  • Business Services
  • Commercial & Residential Services
  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Training
  • Financial & Insurance Services
  • Fitness & Beauty
  • Food & Beverages
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Home & Family
  • Industrial
  • Real Estate
  • Shopping & E-Commerce
  • Utilities & Service Providers

We also added a Volunteer Category so these community opportunities can be easily found. And, the Group category “Community” includes non-profits, clubs, civic organizations, and churches.

As part of your membership investment, your contact information will be listed in the Chamber’s Business Directory which includes FREE hot links. You can also add Photos, Video, Maps and more to your business profile. Please contact Stacie to request changes to your listing.
Shop Local Committee

Your Chamber Board is looking for members to be part of a new Shop Local Committee to promote local retail sales thru various year-round events including the Window Decorating Contest. If you are interested in being a part of this dynamic crew and making a difference for Kearney business, please email Stacie .
Meetings & Events
Aug. 19 – Kearney Brochure Committee Meeting
Aug. 20 – Marketing Committee Meeting
Aug. 23 – Music In The Park with The Rippers
Aug. 27 – Budget Committee Meeting
Aug. 27 – Board of Directors Meeting
Aug. 28 – Chamber Office Closed for MO Chamber Federation Legislative Goal Setting 
Enjoy music by
at Lions Park, 7-9pm,
Friday, Aug. 23.

Thank you to our sponsors:
The City of Kearney
Clay County Savings Bank
American Pride Car Wash
Kearney Kwik Lube & Car Wash

Sept. 2 - Chamber Office Closed in observance of Labor Day
Sept. 4 - Membership Luncheon
Sept. 11 - Welcome Committee Meeting
Sept. 11 - Outlaw Up & Give Local @ Stables
Sept. 16 - Kearney Brochure Committee Meeting
Sept. 17 – Marketing Committee Meeting
Sept. 19 - Business After Hours
Sept. 24 – Budget Committee Meeting
Sept. 24 – Board of Directors Meeting
Sept. 24 - Chamber Office Ribbon Cutting
Sept. 25 - Quarterly Breakfast
Sept. 30 - Kearney Brochure Update Committee
Member Renewals
Above & Beyond Club
Chamber Partners
Please update your records to reflect the new mailing address for the Kearney Chamber of Commerce:
455 Sam Barr Drive, Suite 103, Kearney, MO 64060