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Chamber Chatter
The latest news and updates from your Kearney Chamber -- July 12, 2019
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 The Kearney School District Education Foundation is hosting a fundraiser event called Sip and See on August 2 from 7:30-10pm at the Tobacco Barn Farm . This event will help to raise funds for the Kearney School District LENS (Learning and Exploring through Nature and Science) program. For more information on the LENS program visit the school district site here.   Tickets for this fundraiser are $50/person.  Sip and See Fundraiser Event Includes: Drinks & Light Hors D'oeuvres, Live Auction, Music and More!
Clay County invites all Chamber members to join us on to see the future of our Clay County Parks and Historic Sites. We encourage members and the public to attend and offer their input and ideas. The open house-style meeting will be held July 16 at Paradise Pointe Golf Course (18212 Golf Course Rd, Smithville, MO 64089) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16th.
July 27 Movies in the Park Presents: Mary Poppins Returns! Hosted by  Downtown Kearney MO  and  Kearney Firehouse Community Center . 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!) Want to get involved? They are looking for more businesses to set-up tents and provide a kid-friendly activity for free. Questions? Email kurt@kearneyenrichment.org .

The 2019 KSD Back to School Resource Fair is planned for Thursday, August 8 , from 4:00 to 7:00 and Friday, August 9 from 9:00 to 1:00. There are several ways for Kearney Chamber members to get involved. Read More , or contact Meeghan Masters at mastersm@ksdr1.net .

Kearney High School is looking for a company that would like to furnish lunch for our coaches this year. The lunch will be on August 12 at 11:30 am at the High School Commons. All levels of coaches are in attendance at this meeting. We have roughly 70 coaches that work for the district. If a business is interested in sponsoring this luncheon please contact Shelia Drescher, Kearney High School Activities Department, 816-628-3647.

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. Read More.
Liberty Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines ® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. Liberty Hospital is a state-designated Time Critical Diagnosis Center for trauma, stroke and heart attack.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Firework Celebration and supported the The Kearney Food Pantry at the gate. Our Summer Food bags are going great this year. We have 35 kiddo signed up. If you are able to help we would sure appreciate it! We are in need of: Pork and beans; Vienna sausages; ramen noodles (chicken or/and beef); grape jelly; peanut butter; individual macaroni and cheese; fruit cups; and individual sized: animal crackers, Cheez - Its   or gold fish, teddy grahams and rice krispie treats.
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.

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 www.1027fm.rocks 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 brian.watts@1027fm.rocks .

Stella Spiking – State Farm has 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 our goal, we will donate $10 for every household who allows us to give them a quote thru August 31! That means we need 35 people each month (who are not currently State Farm customers) to let us take a look at your insurance! So, who do you know? Send them our way and let’s help the Kearney Enrichment Council bring this awesome recreation area to Kearney! We will be at all Amphitheater events and Movies in the Park this Summer, so stop by our table! Or, as always, drop by the office or call us at 816-628-6001.
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 .
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New Teacher Luncheon
Chamber Goodie Bag Drive
Help us welcome new teachers to the Kearney Community and invite them to Shop Kearney First. We will present Chamber goodie bags at the New Teacher Luncheon on 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 (examples include gift cards, coupons, promotional giveaways and more) for 30 bags. You are welcome to drop off your items at the Chamber Office, located at 455 Sam Barr Dr., Suite 103, or bring them to the August 7 Chamber Luncheon.
Meetings & Events
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Networking event in Kearney, MO by Kearney Chamber of Commerce and Stables Grill on Thursday, July 18, 2019. 4:30-6:30pm

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July 17 - Marketing Committee Meeting
July 18 - After Hours at Stables
July 22 - Kearney Brochure Review Meeting
July 23 - Bull Ride Committee Meeting
July 23 - Board of Directors Meeting
July 26 & 27 - Pro Bull Ride | Amped Up Pro Bull Tour
July 26 - 4th Friday's Music In The Park
4th Friday's Music In The Park

Enjoy music by Monica and the Mishaps at Lions Park Friday, July 26.

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Member Renewals
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