Member Announcements & Events
The Clay County public health emergency order has been updated, effective immediately. Restaurants, bars, and taverns may resume operating according to their permitted hours. Also, there is no more upper limit on gathering size, provided all attendees follow masking and social distancing guidelines. Events are no longer required to submit a mitigation plan.
Face masks must continue to be worn at all indoor spaces with more than one person per room or barrier-divided space. They should also be worn outdoors when physical distancing (six feet) cannot be maintained.
Read the order in full: https://bit.ly/3kmiPwl
  • Vaccination Interest Form: ALL Missouri residents are encouraged to complete CCPHC’s COVID-19 vaccination interest form at clayhealth.com/covidvaccine. Information provided through this form will allow the coalition to contact individuals when they are eligible to be vaccinated.
  • Eligibility: To learn who is currently eligible to receive a vaccine or when you may become eligible, visit CCPHC’s website at clayhealth.com/covidvaccine.
  • Volunteer: Anyone who is interested in volunteering at a vaccination site may contact Cindy at cstjohn@clayhealth.com
  • Vaccination Tracking: Covid Vaccine | Dashboard (mo.gov)
  • Read More about Operation Safe
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Missouri Chamber
Senate passes bill to stop opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits 
Emergency clause vote delays implementation, leaves employers at risk

A critical bill to protect Missouri employers from COVID-19 exposure lawsuits has been passed by the Missouri Senate. By a vote of 20-13, the bill now moves to the Missouri House of Representatives.

But while the Senate passed the legislation, senators failed to adopt an emergency clause by a vote of 19-15 — 23 yes votes are needed to pass an emergency clause, which allows legislation to go into effect immediately once signed into law by the governor. But without the clause, businesses would remain at risk of COVID-19 exposure lawsuits throughout the summer, until August 28, 2021.
What vaccination tier are my employees in?

The state is working to streamline vaccine rollout and prioritize groups fairly. If your business does not fit nicely under one of the existing tiers and you believe your employees should fall into a specific tier, visit this site and click on Inquiry to submit a request.
Uniting For Recovery: Free COVID-19 virtual information series

As Missouri seeks to emerge strong from the COVID-19 pandemic, join the Missouri Chamber for a new series of informational virtual events designed to help businesses survive and thrive during this challenging time.
 
Starting Feb. 19, we are here to bring you free access to the latest COVID-19 updates from health care professionals, government leaders heading up the vaccine effort, and pandemic-related business policy experts. 
 
You only need to register once to be included in all of the upcoming Uniting for Recovery virtual events.
UPCOMING

Thursday, March 4 — 1:00–2:00pm: Vaccinating Your Staff — Legal Update
  • Gerry Richardson, Evans & Dixon
  • Denise Bloch, Evans & Dixon
  • Richard Behr, Evans & Dixon
 
Thursday, March 11 — 1:00–2:00pm: State of the Virus
  • Dr. Clay Dunagan, Senior Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer, BJC HealthCare
 
Thursday, March 18 — 1:00–2:00pm: Vaccine Rollout Update
  • Mike Carney, Senior Vice President of Emerging Issues, US Chamber
Chamber Meetings & Events
March .
3 – Virtual Membership Luncheon
9 – Ambassador Committee Meeting
10 – Empowering Business Workshop: Websites & Google Updates
16 – Marketing Committee Meeting
18 – Off the Clock | After Hours
23 – Finance Committee Meeting
23 – Board of Directors Meeting
29 – Nonprofit Forum
30 – Chamber 101
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.
March Membership Luncheon
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3
12:00-1:00pm
Please join the Chamber and the Kearney School District for this virtual event featuring guest speaker Dr. Matthew Miller, Superintendent.
 
Registration is Required! Lunch from KSD food service provider, SFE, is included. Zoom link & directions will be emailed to each registrant.
 
Deadline to Register: Noon, Monday, March. 1st.

Websites & Google Updates
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
3:00-4:00PM
The Kearney Chamber is proud to produce the 2021 series of Empowering Business Workshops.
 
Join us as Kristen Atwell of Summit Media Solutions presents "What you need to know about your website including the upcoming Google update". This hybrid event is free for Chamber members. Registration is required.

Off the Clock-After Hours
THURSDAY, MARCH 18
4:30-6:30pm
This come and go networking mixer provides a safe opportunity to meet and network with fellow chamber members and guests face-to-face.
Registration and masks required. Limit of 10 attendees.
Don't forget to bring business cards!
Introductions & door prize at 5:30pm.

Chamber 101
TUESDAY, MARCH 30
3:00-4:00pm
Whether you are a new member of the Kearney Chamber, a life-long member, or secret admirer interested in learning more about what Chamber membership can offer you and your business, join us for this crash course in all things Chamber.
Limit 8 participants. Registration Required.

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