Making Kearney A Better Place To Work & Live
Chamber Chatter
The latest news and updates from your Kearney Chamber -- Aug. 2, 2019
Member Announcements & Events
Broadcasting Workshop & Downtown Businesses
Hello, my name is Karen Johnson, and I am the broadcasting and yearbook adviser at Kearney High School.
I am planning a training workshop for our broadcasting leadership students Aug. 7 (Wednesday) and 8 (Thursday). It involves some time in the classroom reviewing and practicing technique, but then we would like to go out to the Kearney downtown area and search for a story to tell about a business, film footage, interview people and then come back to the classroom to edit the final package. A couple of years ago, we participated in a workshop like this at Lee's Summit and had a great experience. It's a nice opportunity and experience for the businesses and business owners as well, as they receive a copy of the video package when it's completed and get the opportunity to interact with and see what these high school students can do.
Please Note: KHS broadcasting students may be coming into businesses on the square, and in the surrounding walking area, requesting to do a story on these businesses during the afternoon of Wednesday, August 7. If this would be an absolute inconvenience, or you are not interested, please email me in advance at and let me know, we will make sure we don't bother you.
Please let me know if you have questions or concerns. We are looking forward to this learning experience!
KSD Families are welcome to “shop” for school supplies and gently-used clothing at the Back to School Resource Fair August 8 & 9 . The Fair is geared toward helping families prepare for going back to school.
Questions: contact Meeghan Masters at .
Please see the current bid opportunities available through the Clay County Purchasing Department. In efforts to keep tax dollars local, we encourage members to frequently explore the county’s solicitations and to submit bids or proposals accordingly.
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.
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!
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
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 .
 Farmers Lechner Agency takes donations of bicycles, cash and/or gift cards for parts to refurbish gently used bicycles for Northland kiddos in need. Want to help? Bring donations to 404 S Jefferson Street, Kearney, MO. The bicycle program is also taking names of individuals who may be in need, call 816-479-4644 with your suggestions.
The goal of Northland Therapeutic Riding Center is to improve the quality of life of persons with special needs, and create a sense of hope for the future. Therapeutic Riding uses equine-oriented activities to positively impact the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of people of all ages with special needs. We have over 100 volunteers that assist with everything from lessons and horse care to special events and facility maintenance. C ome out and learn about what we do and the ways you can get involved in serving our riders! To get involved contact Karalyn Pines at:
816-808-1106, ,
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 .
Member Benefits
Weekly Newsletter Promotion

Starting in August - Promote your business by underwriting this weekly electronic newsletter (distributed to 400+ emails). Available to members only. $25 each; 4 per week.
DEADLINE: August 7 @ Noon
Drop off your goodie bag items at the Chamber Office, located at 455 Sam Barr Dr., Suite 103,
or bring them with you to the
August 7 Chamber Luncheon.
The Kearney School District will welcome a new batch of teachers this school year. So, let's extend a warm "Howdy-do" and invite them to Shop Kearney First.

Your Kearney Chamber is happy to again present Chamber goodie bags at the New Teacher Luncheon scheduled for August 8.

All Chamber Members are invited to share in this unique opportunity to promote your business and get your brand in their hands first 
by providing promotional items for 30 bags (examples include gift cards, coupons, promotional swag, or anything a new teacher could use).

Thank You to: KCB Bank, Platte-Clay Electric, RE/MAX Advantage-Debbie Holt, 9Round, Form-Tech, Farmers Insurance-Lechner Agency, Consolidated Communications, and American Pride Car Wash.
Business of the Month
The Kearney Clinic welcomes a new physician and nurse practitioner: Ashley Askew, MD, and Annah Sybouts, MSN, FNP-C. Both are accepting new patients. Dr. Askew is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics.
Call 816-628-4409.
New Members
Meetings & Events
Membership Luncheon
Join us for our monthly Chamber Luncheon for members and guests. Sponsored by:

Guest speaker is Kearney Firehouse and Northland Shepherd Center. 

Business of the Month:
Put your card in the drawing to be the September Business of the Month.

New window clings will be available for members who have paid/renewed their 2019 dues.
Aug. 1 & 2 – Chamber Office Closed for CCEM Management Academy
Aug. 5 – Kearney Brochure Committee Meeting
Aug. 7 – Membership Luncheon 
Aug. 8 & 9 – Chamber Office Closed for Leadership Summit
Aug. 8 – New Teacher Luncheon 
Aug. 14 – Outlaw Up & Give Local @ Stables
Aug. 20 – Marketing Committee
Aug. 23 – Music In The Park
Aug. 27 – Budget Committee Meeting
Aug. 27 – Board of Directors Meeting
Aug. 28 – Chamber Office Closed for MO Chamber Luncheon
Enjoy music by
at Lions Park, 7-9pm,
Friday, Aug. 23.

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