Member Announcements & Events
2020 has hardly started and there are changes already. 

Change #1 : Salary/Overtime Rules from the Department of Labor (DOL)

Kearney Chamber members are invited to attend this webinar for free , courtesy of the Missouri Chamber and .

This webinar will cover the new DOL Final Rule on the salary increase for exempt employees and all changes made effective 1/1/20--come get expert advice on all the up to date changes. It will also cover some of the FLSA basics dealing with how to compute the regular rate of pay for purposes of determining payment of overtime. It will go into detail regarding how to determine whether your employee is correctly classified as exempt under the Executive, Administrative, Professional, Computer, or Outside Sales Exemptions. 

Topics covered include: • The new DOL regulations • Regular Rate, Bonuses & Overtime • Exempt vs. Non-exempt Employee 

To attend this webinar, for free , all you need to do is email Ana Hobson at  and ask her to sign you up.
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Include #BeKearney in your social media posts
The use of hashtags for social media marketing is nothing new, but we wanted to provide our members with one more tool for increased exposure by sharing #BeKearney in your social media posts.

These days, hashtags not only categorize your content and makes it discoverable by users, but they are an effective way to get more followers, increase engagement and expand reach and brand awareness.

As organic reach declines and paid impressions rise with the algorithm changes put in place to push brands to pay for exposure, hashtags still represent the single best way to organically drive your social marketing campaigns, by leveraging your posts to boost reach on most social media platforms.

The location tag is an excellent way to promote local brick-and-mortar businesses or increase exposure in a specific area.

In addition to these benefits, using #BeKearney in your social media posts will allow the Chamber to quickly and efficiently find your posts and share them, further expanding your reach and growing your audience.
Members Only Sneak Peek
Next week we will be unveiling a brand new feature of the Chamber website, the Members Only Area. This special area is available to your organization as a benefit of your membership with the Chamber.

The following features and functions are available within the new Members Only area:
  • Update your organization's contact and online directory information
  • Update your organization's chamber representatives
  • Submit events, job listings and coupons which are displayed on the Chamber’s website
  • View and print special “Member to Member” coupons offered exclusively to chamber members
  • View special web pages posted by the Chamber available exclusively to chamber members
  • Your organization’s name, primary business category, representatives, address, phone, website, email, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn information are all included as part of your membership.
  • Additional options such as a secondary website address, additional business categories, business description and logo are also available.

If you are your organization's primary contact for the Kearney Chamber, simply use your event registration login and password to access the Members Only Area. Please contact the Chamber office at  (816) 628-4229  or  Stacie@kearneychamber.or g  if you have questions or need your login information sent to you.

Meetings & Events
Jan. 14 – Shop Local Committee Meeting
Jan. 14 – Ambassadors Committee Meeting
Jan. 16 – Chamber Off The Clock  
Jan. 21 – Marketing Committee Meeting   
Jan. 28 – Finance Committee Meeting  
Jan. 28 – Board of Directors Meeting   
Feb. 5 – Membership Luncheon 
Visit the Chamber Calendar for more information on Chamber meetings and events.
Off The Clock - Networking Mixer
4:30-6:30PM on Thursday, January 16, 2020
This come and go 2 hour networking mixer (previously known as After Hours) provides ample opportunity to network with the fellow business owners of Kearney and the surrounding area. Come have a drink on us, drop your business card in to win a prize, and network with your peers!

We are currently seeking a Host for this event.

THANK YOU to our Event Sponsor:  Pediatric Smiles Dentistry

Don't forget to bring plenty of business cards!

Enjoy lite appetizers, beer, wine, and soft drinks.
Brief presentation at 5:30pm by our Host & Sponsor.
Chamber Membership Luncheon
12'Noon-1:00PM on Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Join us for our monthly Chamber Luncheon the first Wednesday of each month from Noon-1:00pm at the Annunciation Community Center in Kearney, MO.

Thank you to our Luncheon Sponsor:  The Clay County Commission

Guest Speaker: Russ Tuttle, President and Founder,  The Stop Trafficking Project

Business of the Month:  Platte-Clay Fuels

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

Try your luck with our Chamber Raffle for the chance to win $100 in Chamber Cash. (1 Ticket = $5, 3/$10, 6/$20)

This event is free for Chamber members to attend. If you are interested in becoming a member, you are welcome to come as our guest to one luncheon.

Please register by clicking below if you plan on attending so that we can let the caterer know how many to plan for.

If you need your Chamber log-in and password for registration please send a request to Stacie at

Snow Days
In the case of inclement weather conditions and for the safety of our staff, the Chamber Board has adopted  a policy in which the Kearney Chamber office will be closed if and when Kearney public schools decide to close. Chamber phones and email will continue to be monitored.
Chamber VIP Text Line
Member Renewals
Above & Beyond Club

Chamber Partners
Chamber Benefits
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