Mission Statement

Whereas, in the desire to promote the best interest of the community and to encourage development of new businesses and existing businesses therein, to develop a common purpose between the residents, merchants, and governmental authorities, and generally to make kearney, Missouri, a better place to work, live, and shop, we do hereby form the Kearney, Missouri, Chamber of Commerce.

Networking & Promotion

A great opportunity for networking and a forum for educational growth. Take advantage of this event to meet individuals you don't already know and promote your business.
Another great opportunity to network with like minded business owners and promote both yourself and your business while in a social atmosphere.
The Kearney Courier provides space for a quarterly Chamber update in its newspaper.
One business is chosen every month to be the business of the Month. the chosen business is highlighted in the Chamber newsletter, on the Chamber web site, on Fairpoint's local TV station, and in the Kearney Courier. This allows one business every month an avenue to promote their business in detail at no cost to them.
To promote our Chamber member businesses.
We have an annual Chamber Directory that is given out by Community Hospitality to welcome new residents in the Kearney/Holt area. They are handed out to Chamber members, provided to all Realtors and mailed out in informational packets. The directory is a great way to promote your business and our community.
Over 5,000 copies are distributed each year via Missouri Tourism, Jesse James James Farm, and various other avenues. This year thanks to Platte - Clay Electric's generosity they were also distributed at the KC Home Show. Another great opportunity to promote your business.
Each Month the Chamber provides a newsletter updating members on Chamber business and providing an opportunity for Chamber members to share their news.

Community

The Chamber hosts the luncheon to promote Kearney and the business community to the new teachers and to welcome them into our community. Chamber businesses provide a goodie bag promoting their business.
To aid in advancement of the next generation of business leaders. Two $500 scholarships are given to KHS seniors who will be majoring in business.
A delightful networking occasion and to raise money for the Senior Center.
We take a collection at every Chamber luncheon and donate the money to Kearney Family Foundation. This is a local charity and all the money stays in the Kearney/Holt community.
Giving children grades K-5 an opportunity to shine, win prizes, and participate in flipping the switch for the Christmas lighting. Pictures are displayed in our local . This event draws more families to our Christmas Lighting.

Events

The Chamber purchases goodie bags for the Territorial Shoot Contestants for one of Kearney's largest attractions to draw guests to the Kearney community allowing people enjoy themselves and get acquainted with our great town. This is another great opportunity for Chamber members to promote themselves.
The Chamber contributes money to the Fireworks Display, a wonderful annual event that draws people to the Kearney community and provides a safe, friendly event for our residents. This is a great opportunity for local business people to promote their businesses, whether through coordinated or individual events.
Kearney/Smithville joint venture provides an opportunity to network with Smithville and Kearney business people in a very relaxed atmosphere.
The Chamber promotes and participates in the Mayor's Christmas Tree Walk, an annual event at Jesse James Park.
Bringing the community together for a festive occasion with Santa, caroling, hay rides, cookies, and hot chocolate. Downtown merchants have an opportunity to take advantage of a target audience.