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Hughes to Support Sports Marketing Students in Real World Learning
Malik Hughes is a recent graduate from Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO in May of 2019. Hughes was previously employed with McCormick Distilling Company in Weston, MO as a Brand Ambassador and gained experience in social media marketing. Hughes currently works for Niles Media in collaboration with Kearney School District. His background in the field will be a great asset to educating students in the KHS Sports Marketing classes.

Virtual Career Expo

Community members are invited to attend the Northland Education Business Alliance Virtual Career Expo!
  • Wednesday, November 18. Zoom sessions begin on the hour starting at 8am. Participants may register for as many sessions as needed.
  • Exciting news: Governor Parson will Zoom in to welcome guests at the beginning of each session. Read More.
  • REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND SPACE IS LIMITED. Register Here.

A big shout out to Kearney Chamber members who will be a featured panelist during this event!
Virtual Eat & Educate:
Get the Most for Your Money: Basic Ad's on Facebook
Wednesday, November 18
12 PM – 3 PM
Online with Facebook Live
This class will take a basic look at spending the least amount of money to get the most from your ad dollars when creating your first Facebook ad.
Eat and Educate with Central Bank of the Midwest Series is brought to you by Central Bank of the Midwest, Mid-Continent Public Library, and is funded by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
The Kearney Food Pantry is still in need of meat and pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Click this link to SignUp at SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/JewpHzP
Kearney's Magical Night
Want to decorate a float, tractor, or car in the first ever Christmas parade? Head over to 2020 Kearney Lighted Parade to get signed up as an entry. Just want to attend? Kearney's Magical Night is where you go to get your FREE tickets. Businesses open to provide a FREE family craft or treat. Lots of great businesses getting involved again this year so make sure you save December 12th on your calendar for your hometown holiday celebration!
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Business Partners for Real World Learning

In an era that has brought many challenges for both businesses and educators, we hope you’ll consider offering students the opportunity to discover their passion with your business! 
Become a Real World Learning Business Partner with KSD.
Sign-Up as a Business Partner:
Register today to be a part of KSD's Real World Learning initiative. Business Partners can choose to be as heavily involved as hosting an intern or just moderately involved as a mock interview volunteer or virtual guest speaker.
 
For those who would like to be involved, use the following links to register.
Learn How:
The Real World Learning team at the Kauffman Foundation is hosting a webinar that provides practical information on how your business can offer ‘Real World’ virtual experiences for high school students this school year. 
 
We hope that you will register and share with colleagues who would also benefit from learning more about the RWL initiative.  

Tuesday, November 17 at 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Register 
 
The session will include a brief introduction to the initiative, presentation from school districts and businesses who are already doing this work, and details on how to get started. 
As the district's Career Readiness Coordinator, I will have the ability to manage our database of business partners and advisors, leveraging them into the student experience. This will allow all stakeholders to work toward our school board goal of providing all levels of work-based learning to every student, while ensuring students are safe and seamlessly track their engagement.
MO Chamber
Gov. Parson takes action: Special session called on COVID-19 lawsuits
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is calling on lawmakers to take urgent action to address the problem of COVID-19 lawsuits. The governor has ordered a special legislative session as the wave of COVID-19 lawsuits continues to build.

Since March, more than 1,000 COVID-19 lawsuits have been filed against employers across the nation. In response, many states — including all but one of Missouri’s neighboring states — have enacted some form of protection against lawsuits. Meanwhile, Missouri employers remain completely exposed to litigation.

The governor’s call comes as several leaders in the Missouri legislature have spoken out in support of stopping these opportunistic lawsuits. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has led the charge on this important issue. More than 750 Missouri businesses and individuals have co-signed a letter asking for protection from these suits. 

“We greatly appreciate Gov. Mike Parson’s leadership on this issue. As we fight this pandemic and continue our economic recovery, we need to make sure we are protecting businesses, schools and health facilities from the growing threat of opportunistic COVID-19 litigation,” said Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “Organizations that are taking the necessary precautions and making a good faith effort to keep Missourians safe should not face crippling COVID-19 litigation. Missouri can’t afford to wait on this. We are urgently asking Missouri lawmakers to act quickly during special session to pass these necessary protections.”

Your lawmakers will be discussing and voting on this legislation in the coming weeks. Let them know how important this issue is to you and your company. 
Chamber Meetings & Events
November 16 – By-Laws Review Committee Meeting
November 17 – Marketing Committee Meeting
November 18 – Empowering Business Workshop - Lunch & Learn: Part 2
November 19 – Off The Clock-After Hours
November 20 – Holiday Giveaway begins
November 24 – Finance Committee Meeting & Board Meeting
November 26-27 – Chamber office Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Lunch & Learn
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Noon-1:00pm
Join us as Shannon Bond leads us thru a "Hands-on Experience" including web design, social media, and writing for both. 
Registration is required. Limit 20. Boxed lunch included. $10 members. $20 non-members.
After Hours
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19
4:30pm - 6:30pm
This come and go 2 hour networking mixer provides ample opportunity to meet and network with business people from Kearney and the surrounding area. 
Registration and masks required. Don't forget to bring plenty of business cards!
Introductions & Drawings: 5:00pm & 6:00pm.
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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