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Chamber Chatter
The latest news and updates from your Kearney Chamber -- July 26, 2019
We've got perfect weather and the arena is prepped and ready for an action packed weekend of Mutton Busting and Bull Riding!
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 on the Kearney Chamber web site , at the Kearney Price Chopper customer service desk, at Kearney Orscheln’s, or at the event gate.
Thank You to our Bull Ride Sponsors!
4th Friday's Music In The Park
Enjoy music by
Monica and the Mishaps
at Lions Park, 7-9pm,
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
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!
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, ,
Liberty Hospital Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Heart Attack Treatment
Liberty Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019. Liberty Hospital is one of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
The award recognizes Liberty Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Liberty Hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.
To receive the Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Liberty Hospital demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain ̶  MI Registry for eight consecutive quarters and has performed at the top level of standards for specific performance measures.
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!) Get involved by setting-up a tent and providing a free kid-friendly activity. Questions? Email .
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.
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!

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 .
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.
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.
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).

Lets fill the bags full!
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 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 – 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
Member Renewals
Above & Beyond Club
Chamber Partners