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Chamber Chatter
The latest news and updates from your Kearney Chamber -- July 19, 2019
Pro Bull Ride
Come join us for two action packed nights with the top bull riders and bucking bulls in the Midwest.
Ticket prices for this 2.5 hour fun filled show are $12 for Adults, $8 for Youth (age 5-12), and kids 4 and under are free. 

Tickets can be purchased today on the Kearney Chamber web site , at the Kearney Price Chopper customer service desk, Kearney Orscheln’s,
or at the event gate.
Thank You to our Bull Ride Sponsors!
Champion
Member Announcements & Events
Clay County announces the c urrent 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. Please view the current invitations and requests available for open competition.

Kearney Food Pantry current needs List: Read More .
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 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!

Upcoming Community Meetings - KCI Terminal Concession Program Opportunities.
The Kansas City Aviation Department (KCAD) has announced the schedule for outreach sessions to inform Kearney Chamber members about potential opportunities to participate in the future concession program for the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport. Attend one of the Outreach Meetings to find out program details, requirements and processes.
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 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.
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 q uote thru August 31! That means we need 35 peop le 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.

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 .
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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Member Benefits
DEADLINE: August 7 @ Noon
Please 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 be welcoming a new batch of teachers again 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).

Lets fill the bags full!
Meetings & Events
July 22 - Kearney Brochure Review Meeting
July 23 - Bull Ride Committee Meeting
July 23 - Board of Directors Meeting
July 26 - Pro Bull Ride | Amped Up Pro Bull Tour
July 26 - 4th Friday's Music In The Park
July 27 - Pro Bull Ride | Amped Up Pro Bull Tour
4th Friday's Music In The Park
Enjoy music by Monica and the Mishaps at Lions Park, 7pm, Friday, July 26.

Thank you to our sponsors:
The City of Kearney
Clay County Savings Bank
Kearney Kwik Lube & Car Wash
American Pride Car Wash
Aug. 1 & 2 – Chamber Office Closed for CCEM Management Academy
Aug. 7 – Membership Luncheon 
Aug. 8 – New Teacher Luncheon 
Aug. 14 – Welcome Committee 
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
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 renewed their 2019 dues.
Member Renewals
Chamber Partners