*NEW* Chamber MAP
The NEW Chamber Map is now available in print and on-line at kearneychamber.org/chamber-map/. Pick up your map at the Chamber office or send a request for a stack to distribute at your business. Maps will also be made available at the Nov. 4 Chamber Membership Luncheon.
Thank you to our map sponsors for supporting this chamber project.
Holiday Giveaway Sponsorships
It's time for the 2nd Annual #ShopLocalKearney Holiday Giveaway!
You Can Become a Holiday Giveaway Merchant Partner.

Last year's campaign was a huge success thanks to:
  • 18 incredible sponsors, who gave-away 42 gift cards via the Shop Local Kearney Facebook page
  • 43 local residents who turned in more than $22,000 in receipts for a total of 205 entries

We are now seeking merchant partners to join us for our 2nd Annual efforts to encourage community members to shop local for the holidays!
Here's what it takes to get involved:
  • $100 Investment
  • Two $25 Gift Cards (or Chamber Cash)
  • A commitment to share campaign flyers and posts to further the #ShopLocalKearney message and maximize reach and engagement.
Here's what you'll get:
  • We'll promote your business, encouraging customers to shop at your location and enter to win!
  • Logo recognition on event flyer and all event promotions
  • Logo recognition on Shop Local Kearney homepage: KearneyChamber.org/ShopLocalKearney
  • Logo recognition in the Chamber Chat e-newsletter
  • One (1) exclusive Facebook contest @ShopLocalKearney, promoting your business and giving away $50 worth of gift cards
Deadline to participate is October 30.
Join these 2020 Merchant Partners:
Stitch Of The Time Spirit Shop, Hunan Garden, Betty's Place, Platte-Clay Fuels, Hidden Valley Funeral Homes of Kearney, Bea's Flowers & Gifts, D'Creamery, State Farm Agent Tracy Tucker and State Farm Agent Stella Spiking
Business of the Month
We empower communities and energize life with safe and reliable energy.

Our full-service website provides 24 x 7 x 365 customer service and emergency dispatchers are available 24 x 7 for round-the-clock service and repairs. A real-time outage map on the website allows co-op members to check on the outages and the anticipated restoration time.

Our Facebook page provides co-op updates and is used to communicate with members during storm outages. Platte-Clay ranks high in customer satisfaction with its members.
Member Announcements & Events
Ready to order your Halloween sign? It's simple and fast. 
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Offer good while supplies last. Offer Expires 10/23. Orders must be picked up at our store location. Shipping is not available for this product. If your email is already in our system, click Forgot password at checkout so you can create a password. Or simply create a login with a different email account.
Trunk or Treat at Kearney West Shopping Center - 10/25

The businesses in the Kearney West Shopping Center along with the Kansas City Northland Jeepers, are hosting a Trunk or Treat for the community! Stop by for treats AND look for the best decorated Jeep!

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Firehouse Halloween Blast - 10/31

Join us this year as we do something a little different! Come and see our haunted house throughout our building! We will also have our usual free hot dogs and vendors outside! You aren't going to want to miss this!

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Advertise in the Kearney High School Clipper Yearbook.

Here are just a few of the benefits of purchasing advertising in the Clipper Yearbook:
  • This ad offers your business a place in KHS history, because yearbooks are a record of the school year.
  • A chance to promote your business to KHS students, parents and community members.
  • An opportunity to show your business’ support of the Clipper yearbook and Kearney Schools.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we are opting to reach out to you electronically, but we are just a phone call or email away to assist with meeting your advertising needs.

For pricing, sizes, samples and other details please visit our online order form. If you order online before Oct. 31, use the coupon code "10OFF" and SAVE 10 percent! Please place your order by Nov. 25, 2020.

We can't wait to work with you to meet your advertising needs, and we thank you for supporting the KHS students on The Clipper Yearbook staff!
Become a Real World Learning Business Partner with KSD.

The Kearney School District school board recently approved Transeo for the district. This software will allow for business partners to register to be a part of our district's Real World Learning initiative. 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. 
 
Using this tool 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.
 
For those who would like to be involved, use the links below to register.
For those who would like to donate to the bags of food that go home weekly with the kids Pre-K through 5th grade....we have 111 kiddo's signed up. Items needed:
  •   Oatmeal individual packages
  •   Cereal Cups/Small boxes
  •   Pop tarts
  •   Popcorn individual packages
  •   Cheez-its/Goldfish individual packages
  •   Cookies individual packages
  •   Hot Chocolate individual packages
  •   Ravioli/Spaghetti/Beefaroni Cups
  •   Complete Meals
We are accepting donations at our forever home at 108 W. Washington Street. Donations are taken at the back door.
The Excelsior Chamber is partnering with Missouri Enterprises to provide a week of manufacturing workforce training with a guaranteed interview at the end of the week-long program for those who complete the week and earn their certificate. This program is FREE for anyone attending, minimum age is 18. Lunch is provided each day. The program will take place at the Excelsior Springs community center and class size will be limited to 20. This is a huge opportunity for someone looking to upgrade from a minimum wage based job to a manufacturing career. HR reps from Treehouse Pasta, Magna, Fiskars, and others will be on site Friday at the end of the program to conduct interviews. Our goal is to have job offers extended that afternoon to some (if not all) of the participants.

We are happy to extend this invitation to the Kearney community and those you know needing employment or a career change, or someone that just graduated high-school and is not interested in a 4-year degree. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for someone.

Class week is November 9-13. It is free to attend and lunch is provided each day. Interviews are guaranteed to those who complete the week. Register by calling the Chamber office: 816.630.6161 or email: info@exspgschamber.com.
Flu shots are now available at Summers Pharmacy!
MO Chamber
PPP loan forgiveness application simplified for loans under $50,000
If you took advantage of the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program with a loan of $50,000 or less, you can apply for loan forgiveness with this new, simpler form.
 
 
Free webinars on how to get PPP forgiveness: Oct.15 | Oct. 27
Capturing the imaginations of thousands of future creators and innovators
In honor of Manufacturing Month, relive the excitement of the Missouri Chamber’s recent statewide event by watching our new highlights video.
 
With an interactive livestream showcasing dozens of high-tech factory careers, we broadcast the magic of modern manufacturing statewide on Oct. 2. 
 
Each October, the Missouri Chamber hosts MFG Day to celebrate and raise awareness for the amazing career potential in the manufacturing industry — inspiring and growing our future manufacturing workforce.
 
This year, our Missouri Manufacturing Alliance took the experience virtual, reaching thousands of students and educators. Watch digital tours and more at mochamber.com/mfgday.
New Members
Offering IT & Communication services, our goal is to simplify your IT world and reduce headaches by taking your computers, servers, switches, and firewalls under management and provide one place to call for when you need help.
Kearney-Holt CAN is a coalition deeply concerned about the impact of substance use and suicide on our youth in Kearney and Holt. We bring together a diverse group of individuals who share a common desire to prevent risky behaviors that threaten the health and safety of area kids.
Chamber Meetings & Events
Mark Your Calendars:
October 19 – By-Laws Review Committee Meeting
October 20 – Marketing Committee Meeting
October 21 – Empowering Business Workshop - Lunch & Learn: Part 1
October 26 – Non-Profit Forum
October 27 – Board Retreat
October 27 – Ribbon Cutting - Summers Pharmacy - 2pm
October 29 – Empowering Business Workshop - Financials
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.
Lunch & Learn-Part 1
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21
Noon-1:00pm
The Kearney Chamber and Kearney Enrichment Council are proud to present a two part lunch and learn series to empower businesses.
Join us for Part 1 as Shannon Bond presents "Writing a Communications Plan" including setting goals, designing web, social strategy, newsletter, branding, and more. Registration is required. Limit 20. Boxed lunch included. $10 members. $20 non-members. Sponsorship opportunity available.
Ribbon Cutting
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27
2:00pm
Join the Kearney Chamber of Commerce at a Ribbon Cutting for Summers Pharmacy.
This is an outdoor event. Masks are required.
Workshop - Finance
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29
11:00am-Noon
The Kearney Chamber is proud to produce a series of monthly Empowering Business Workshops.
Join us on Thursday, October 29, as Bill Litster guides us through "Financial Statements and Cash Flow Simplified - Finally!" 
This one hour workshop will show you how to understand and manage your cash flow and financial information…the easy way.
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