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Chamber Chatter
The latest news and updates from your Kearney Chamber -- June 7, 2019
Member Announcements
Recent weather events have left neighborhoods in Excelsior Springs in need of help cleaning up after the tornado and severe storms that rolled through. Clay County is hosting a clean-up effort in some of these neighborhoods and is in desperate need of volunteers to help clear branches and other debris from affected properties. We will have 3 days of concentrated efforts, June 10-12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read More.

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 .
Outlaw Up & Give Local | Outlaw Jim & the Whiskey Benders

Benefit event for Kearney Family Foundation & Kearney Food Pantry in Kearney, MO by Stables Grill with Kearney Chamber of Commerce, Shelter Insurance - Bree Switzer, and 3 others on Wednesday, June 12 2019.

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Enter to win one of these brand new rifles! Just in time for Father's Day!
  • Grand Prize: Beretta A300 Outlander 12GA Shotgun
  • Runner Up: Sig Sauer P320 9MM Luger Handgun
  • 2nd Runner Up: Henry Classic Lever .22 Rifle
Now thru June 14, tickets are $20 and are LIMITED! Must be 18 years old to enter and are subject to a background check. Contact Fulfillment House to purchase your tickets: (816) 635-7049.

Midwest Corvettes and Classics will host a cruise night on the third Saturday of each month. Dates are June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, and October 19 (weather permitting) from 5-8pm at the Orscheln parking lot. This event is co-sponsored by Midwest Corvettes and Classics and Cabana Tannery. Read More.
 
The Kearney High School Athletic Hall of Fame will host its golf tournament Friday, June 21, 2019, at The Club at MariMack Golf Complex in Kearney. This Four Man Scramble is limited to the first 18 Teams. Catered BBQ lunch provided. Registration deadline is June 14. If anyone would like to sponsor a hole or donate give away items they are all gladly accepted! For more information contact please contact Shelia Drescher, Kearney High School Activities Department, 816-628-3647. Read More.

The Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Waterfest, the biggest and best festival in Excelsior Springs! There's something for everyone at this family-friendly, two-day event starting June 21. Read More .

First Pentecostal Church of Kearney is hosting a block party Saturday, June 22nd from 11AM to 3PM. Open to the community, festivities include a bounce house, pony rides, snow cones, hot dogs and other games.

Farmers Lechner Agency takes in gently used bicycles, refurbishes them and gives them back to kiddos in need in our Northland area. Want to help? Bring donations of bicycles, cash and/or gift cards for parts, to 404 S Jefferson Street, Kearney, MO. The bicycle program is also in need of names of people that may be in need, call 816-479-4644 with your suggestions.

Stella Spiking – State Farm would like to donate $1050 to the Kearney Enrichment Council by Sept 1! This money will be used to help build the Splash Pad at Lion’s Park. We need your help. Here’s how it works…From June 1 – August 31, we will donate $10 to the Kearney Enrichment Council for every household who allows us to give them a quote! 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.

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 .

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 12th 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.

Please see the latest Clay County bid opportunity information for June 6 announcing the current bid opportunities available through the Clay County Purchasing Department. In efforts to keep tax dollars local, Kearney Chamber Members are encouraged to frequently explore the county’s solicitations and to submit bids or proposals accordingly. 
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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The Kearney Chamber will be the Presenting Sponsor for the annual July 3rd fireworks and music celebration  at the Kearney Amphitheater . As you know, this Free Show and Fireworks Extravaganza is a big draw. We want to capitalize on this event by promoting the idea of spending the entire day in Kearney...not just the evening. But we need your help. Please take a minute or two to complete our survey so we know who is open on July 3 and what specials our guests might find to create the perfect itinerary.
 Thanks for your help! 
Ribbon Cuttings

The Chamber is happy to share grand openings, relocation's or renovations/expansions with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. We provide ceremonial scissors, ribbon, and a photo in the Chamber’s weekly e-newsletter and Facebook page. Chamber staff helps promote attendance by members and Chamber Ambassadors. There’s no additional cost — it’s included in your member benefits! To schedule your ribbon cutting contact Stacie .
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Tinnen Enterprises, Inc.
The Clinton County Leader ~ The Paper ~ Tinnen Town Hall Event Center
(816) 539-2111
Business Of The Month
ReeceNichols Kearney Homes for Sale | Rue Lovett...

ReeceNichols Kearney will help you through the home buying and selling process. Providing everything from helpful financing calculators to complete and thorough real estate information.

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Meetings & Events
June 19 - Marketing Committee Meeting
June 25 - Board of Directors Meeting
June 26 - Quarterly Breakfast
June 28 - 4th Friday's Music In The Park
Quarterly Chamber Breakfast
Join us for a FREE networking event designed for members to meet and build relationships over coffee and a continental breakfast.

Wednesday, June 26 
7:30 AM (1 hour)
Hidden Valley Funeral Homes
925 E State Route 92

Enjoy a presentation by guest speaker
Gary E. Zaborac, Director of Public Health at the Clay County Public Health Center.

Thank you to our host and sponsor Hidden Valley Funeral Homes.
July 3 - No Membership Luncheon
July 3 - July 3rd fireworks and music celebration
July 4 - Chamber Office Closed
July 18 - After Hours at Stables
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

Music event by Kearney Chamber of Commerce on Friday, June 28 2019

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