Get your last minute stocking stuffers at the Chamber office! Coupon Books make a really great gift. Couple the Coupon Book with a little Chamber Cash and you have a gift to please literally anyone! While you are shopping local, be sure to save your receipts to enter the Holiday Giveaway before the Dec. 20 deadline!
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Ameren Missouri reminds customers energy assistance dollars remain available
Company also voluntarily suspends disconnections for the holidays

Ahead of the holiday season, Ameren Missouri will voluntarily suspend service disconnections for residential and business customers today through Jan. 5, 2021. While the temporary suspension is in place, the company is urging customers who are struggling to pay their bill to take action now to avoid unmanageable balances next year. Help is available for customers needing assistance with their energy statements.  

"We understand this time of year can be particularly difficult for families facing financial hardship, and this year is no exception as many have been affected by COVID-19," said Tara Oglesby, vice president, Customer Experience, Ameren Missouri. "We care about our customers and we have several solutions available to help them, including energy assistance grants and flexible payment options. Any customer needing help with their energy bill should contact us today."

Customers can learn more about Ameren Missouri's energy assistance programs at AmerenMissouri.com/EnergyAssistance.

Throughout the pandemic, Ameren Missouri has provided $5 million in energy assistance and a wide range of payment agreements to support customers in need and avoid disconnection. Working with partners, including Heatupmissouri.org, community action agencies, and the United Way, among others, Ameren Missouri is encouraging customers to apply for all available assistance, including federal assistance through LIHEAP for those who qualify.

In addition, since Nov. 1, Missouri is operating within the Cold Weather Rule, as directed by the Missouri Public Service Commission, which helps customers avoid service disconnections when the weather is below freezing during the winter months. As part of the rule, additional payment arrangements are available to customers needing help. See press release.
Liberty Hospital Chief Medical Officer awarded highest honor in the field of infectious diseases
Raghu Adiga, MD, serves not only as chief medical officer (CMO) at Liberty Hospital, but also as one of the region’s leading infectious disease specialists. This week the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA honored Dr. Adiga among 181 distinguished physicians from around the world as a Fellow of IDSA. Fellowship in IDSA is the highest honor in the field of infectious diseases, given to those who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession. See press release.
Chamber Benefits
With consumer traffic exceeding pre-pandemic levels and the holiday travel season approaching, there has never been a better time for a billboard campaign. A recent Harris Poll survey found that nearly half of American adults (45%) report noticing Out of Home ads now more than before the pandemic began
If you are interested in placing an ad on the I-35 digital billboard, the Kearney Chamber PLUS Digital program has room for you!
Contact Stacie today for details.
Chamber Meetings & Events
December .
21 – By-Laws Review Committee Meeting
22 – Finance Committee Meeting
22 – Board of Directors Meeting
22 – Holiday Giveaway Drawing
24 – Chamber office Closed thru Jan.1 for the Christmas/New Year Holidays
Visit the Chamber Calendar for more information on Chamber meetings and events. Due to the impact of COVID-19, Chamber events will look slightly different due to additional safety precautions that are being taken to ensure the safety of those in attendance. Details can be found within each event listing.
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