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The goal of the expanded “Operation Safe – Vaccinating our Community, Together” is to provide eligible individuals who work or live in Clay County an opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible within the state’s tiered structure. Initially, the coalition anticipates vaccinating up to 4,500 individuals every other week and is prepared to increase the volume to 3,500 per day as more vaccines become available.
“We can’t stress it enough; it is important that every eligible person in our community gets vaccinated when the opportunity is available to them. Vaccination is the best way to protect your family from becoming ill and the fastest way for our community to return to the way of life we care so deeply about. Along with continuing to wear masks, keeping physical distance, and washing hands, vaccination is one of the most powerful tools in our toolbox to prevent further spread of COVID-19,” said Gary E. Zaborac, director of public health for Clay County Public Health Center.
This first vaccination clinic will take place on Feb. 4, 5 and 6 at the Cerner World Headquarters in North Kansas City, Mo. Key information includes:
• Vaccines will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on designated dates.
• Appointments are required, and walk-up requests will not be accommodated. Individuals who have completed the CCPHC interest form and are prioritized within the current tier will receive invitations to sign up for an appointment in the coming weeks. Invitations will be distributed in the order of form completion.
The four key partners and Clay County cities, which represent nearly 250,000 residents, are committed to supporting the effort at every level. The collaboration leverages Clay County’s networks and capabilities in medical expertise, emergency management and logistics, including IT infrastructure from Cerner to support appointment scheduling and data collection.
Individuals who live or work in Clay County 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.
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)
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Valentine's Day Desserts to Completely Treat Your Sweetest.
D'Creamery is now taking orders for Chocolate Dipped Strawberries (deadline to order is Fri., Feb. 12th).
816-635-2479 TO ORDER BY PHONE
Mystery Wine & Chocolate Box!
Let the Kearney Firehouse Community Center bring the party to your front doorstep!

With each box, you will enjoy 6 different wines, 36 chocolates, 6 wine scorecards, 6 chocolate scorecards, and a wine SWAG bag to distribute as you choose. Perfect for you and some friends. We have already seen 15 orders. Be sure to order yours before we run out! 

These boxes would be great for the big game this weekend, or even a date night with some friends for Valentine's day. We have two weeks of this event, or until we run out. Orders taken today will be ready for pick up this Friday! Orders done any later will be held off for next week which is still great for Valentine's day around the corner! People who live in Kearney/Holt even have the option of the box being delivered to their doorstep Friday afternoon! 

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Event Sponsors Needed
The Kearney Chamber is putting together a dynamic line-up of programming for 2021, but we need your help. We are looking for awesome businesses to sponsor 2021 Membership Luncheons AND Off the Clock-After Hours.
If you would be interested in getting all of the great exposure that comes with these popular Chamber events, please contact the Chamber office ASAP for all of the details.

816-628-4229 | Email
You too can have your event or announcement included in the Chamber Chat, distributed weekly to over 600 email addresses. Send details to stacie@kearneychamber.org by each Thursday morning. This is an exclusive member benefit brought to you by the Kearney Chamber.
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Please give a warm welcome to our Spring Semester Chamber Interns!
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Future School: Avila University 
Major: Business Administration
Activities: Choir/photography
Hobbies: Art/photography
Pets: Cole, a miniature Australian Shepherd
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Kearney High School
Real World Learning Associate


Future School: Northwest Missouri State University
Major: Business/Marketing 
Activities: Speech & Debate Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
Hobbies: Quilting/writing
weaving baskets/cooking 
Pets: Dallas, a Chihuahua RatTerrier mix
Chamber Meetings & Events
February .
9 – Ambassadors Committee Meeting
10 – Cybersecurity For Dummies 
16 – Marketing Committee Meeting
18 – Off the Clock - After Hours
22 – Fifth Pillar Book Club
23 – Finance Committee Meeting
23 – Board of Directors Meeting
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.
Cybersecurity for Dummies
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10
11:00AM
The Kearney Chamber is proud to produce the 2021 series of Empowering Business Workshops.
 
Join us as Samuel Sapp of Lockbaud LLC presents "Cybersecurity For Dummies". This event is free for Chamber members. Registration is required. Limited attendance of 10.

Would you like to sponsor this event? Contact Stacie at (816) 628-4229
Off the Clock-After Hours
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18
4:30pm & 5:30pm
With two time options, this 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 per session.
Don't forget to bring business cards!
Introductions & Drawings at 5:15 and 6:15pm.

Fifth Pillar Book Club
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22
12:00-1:00pm
Welcome to Fifth Pillar, the Kearney Chamber's leadership book club! The format of the meeting is an open discussion, allowing attendees plenty of opportunities to share insight and perspective.  Feel free to bring your lunch to the meeting.
This month's book selection has yet to be determined. Using the link below, you can help select our first book by ranking the titles by preference. The book most preferred will be announced as our February read. More details will be provided at that time.

This event is free for all Chamber members! Register by clicking the link below.

Member Renewals
Above & Beyond Club
Chamber Partners
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