PPP Loan Forgiveness
The Kearney Area Development Council, in conjunction with the
SBA Kansas City District Office, invites you to participate in a
webinar on PPP Loan Forgiveness! 
As we all know, information related to PPP loan forgiveness has been limited, to say the least!
The SBA Kansas City District Office has kindly volunteered to present us with a webinar on the PPP loan forgiveness process. The meeting will be held on Friday, November 6th, at 11:00 am via Zoom. Participation is free and all are welcome! Please see the flyer below for full details.
RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. RSVPs and questions should be sent to shawnasearcy@kearneyadc.com. See you then!
Holiday Giveaway Deadline
LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP!
Reach more customers this holiday season during the
2nd Annual #ShopLocalKearney Holiday Giveaway.


The #ShopLocalKearney Holiday Giveaway will run November 20-December 20. Deadline to signup is TODAY, October 30.
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.
Ribbon-Cuttings
Congratulations To:
COVID-19 Testing
We are excited to announce that pop-up testing around Clay County will begin this week. Heart to Heart International, Kansas City Direct Primary Care, and Clay County Public Health Center will partner to provide multiple testing events every week, in different areas of the county. This testing will be provided free of charge to those who live or work in Clay County, with or without symptoms. Please view and share the attached flyers for the first two weeks of events.

Clay County Public Health Center continues to offer free, drive-through testing in Liberty for all county residents. Learn more at clayhealth.com/testing.

A full list of test sites in and around Clay County can always be found at clayhealth.com/testing.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
Member Announcements & Events
Building for Rent
Stan Betz has a 40’ X50’ building for rent. Give him a call 816-630-1200. He is glad to work with you for your business. Located on 33 highway 2 miles North of Kearney.

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!
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!
Flu Vaccination: Cases of flu are already starting to appear in Clay County so, if you haven’t already, now is the time to get your flu shot and get protected! Learn more about the flu and where to get a flu shot at clayhealth.com/flu.
MO Chamber
Two simple steps to make your voice heard on COVID-19 liability protections
A special session to pass COVID-19 liability protections is needed now to shield businesses, schools & health care providers who are following safe operating practices. 
 
If you have not already, please join the 750+ Missouri businesses & individuals who have signed the Missouri Chamber's letter in support of a special session.
 
Missouri Chamber Political Action Committee
The Missouri Chamber Political Action Committee has released its full slate of endorsements ahead of the November 3 General Election.

As Missouri seeks to rebound from the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical to elect leaders who are committed to rebuilding our economy and growing jobs in our state.
We encourage all of our members and all Missourians to continue to educate themselves about the candidates and ballot measures ahead of this November’s election.

On November 3, Missouri voters will also have the final say in how state legislative districts will be drawn. Read More about Amendment 3.

In this podcast episode — with the Nov. 3 election mere days away — our legislative experts weigh in on the hottest races and what results could mean for our business community. 
Received a PPP loan under $50,000?
Use this easier forgiveness application
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. 
Chamber Meetings & Events
Nonprofit Showcase
NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 1
Making An Impact!
The virtual Nonprofit Showcase, presented by D'Creamery, has been designed to highlight the extraordinary work of Kearney area not-for-profits, and to provide an opportunity for the community to learn more about the needs within these area organizations. Visitors to the showcase will have the opportunity to register to win $100 Chamber Cash and will be asked to vote for their favorite participating charity, the winner of which will be awarded a $500 grant.
Chamber Luncheon
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Noon-1:00pm
Join us for our monthly Chamber Luncheon as Paradigm Direct, Fulfillment House, and Kearney Family Foundation presents Jamie Grayson - POAC Succeed Founder/CEO on "Humanizing the Conversation for Change" the first Wednesday of November from Noon-1:00pm at the First Baptist Church Activity Center in Kearney. Boxed lunch included. Registration is Required. Deadline to Register: 3pm, Monday, November 2.
Ribbon Cutting
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5
9:00am
Join the Kearney Chamber of Commerce at a Ribbon Cutting for Kearney Food Panty.
This is an outdoor event. Masks are required.
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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Above & Beyond Club
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