Friday Facts: October 22
Friday Facts

We are excited to see you tomorrow night at our Look North Gala. If you miss it, we hope you will hear from someone who attends that it was great to have such a nice event north of the river. Your EDC’s “587” project will be presented and it is our hope that it will become a premier work environment as well as a destination location bringing tourists to Clay County where they will take trips to our many other attractions during their stay.

Dave Mecklenburg, a Kansas City Parks Board member since June of 2011, was replaced last week. Also a member of your EDC, Mecklenburg advocated for strong parks across the entire city. He will now be able to focus on making the Clay County parks the best in the metro as the Chair of the County Parks Board.

On October 28th, 2021 at 10:00 AM, the Division of Employment Security will be hosting a virtual event for employers who are interested in Missouri’s Shared Work program or already using the program and want to learn more. The virtual event will feature discussion and demonstration of how employers can easily navigate the UInteract system. You can save a seat for it here.

Clay County State Senator Lauren Arthur wants to make sure everyone eligible for Medicaid expansion knows how and where to apply for the voter-approved assistance. Please spread the word that there are four options: Apply through the online portal, apply by phone at 855-373-9994, complete an application (aplicación Español) on your computer or download & print application (aplicación Español).

Northland CAPS is organizing an interview session for their student associates for Monday, November 15th. They will be rotating students through interviewers with 10-minute sessions and three rotations. This event will be hosted at Harrah’s -Voodoo Lounge – 1 Riverboat Drive – North Kansas City, MO. They hope that through this experience we will help their student associates to be better prepared for their internship interviews that will be in December. They will be having two sessions – AM from 7:30 am – 9:30 am and PM from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  If you would be available and willing to assist, please click on the link that works best for you to sign up.

The Mid-Continent Public Library has upcoming Square One classes for Scaling Your Business – Program Options in KCNovember 17th. More classes begin November 10th with Small Biz Support Group—Reading Rainbow Edition, Create Your Customer Avatarand Business Model Canvas Workshop and Veterans Entrepreneurship Celebration on November 11th.

Your EDC wants to make sure you know of the great resources provided by our state that address job seekers, employers and our community. The information provided at https://jobs.mo.gov/is both relevant and timely. You can also reach them at 1-888-728-JOBS (5627).

For the next few weeks the redistricting committee for Kanas City will be meeting on Wednesday afternoons from 4-6PM on the 10th floor of City Hall. The meetings will also be broadcast on channel 2. Northland representation on the Kansas City Council has a huge impact on our county and your EDC has been and will continue to be involved.

Are you tired of having to get permission to hunt on someone else’s land? Want some acreage and a hunting lodge or event center near Chillicothe? Your EDC is working with Whitetail Properties to sell a piece of property that currently belongs to us. Take a look here.

Did you know that your EDC provides small business loans through our partnership with Midwest Small Business Financing? We want to put your business into buildings and purchase the required fixed assets. Our rates include the Small Business Administration fees and are currently 3.245% for ten years, 3.483% for 20 years and 3.601 for 25 years. Please contact us with any questions. You can read about upcoming SBA trainings and get more information about the SBA’s Resource Partner Training here.

Your EDC helps to sponsor weekly educational programs designed to engage, educate and accelerate communities of entrepreneurs and small business owners. Hosted in-person by iWerx, 1520 Clay Street, North Kansas City, MO 64116, Coffee Connect starts at 7:45 and the program begins at 8. To sign up or for more information click here.

Your EDC’s Friday Facts is your go-to read to see what is happening in our County. We want you to see Clay County while spending your disposable income right here:

Liberty Public Schools has released their Theatre Department events for this year. Take a look at their schedule here.

Tonight Halloween Haunt and Great Pumpkin Fest through October at Worlds of Fun

This weekend Smithville High School presents Radium Girls October 21-23rd

Tomorrow Lawson Fall Festival October 23rd 10-10

Tomorrow Smithville’s Haunted Campground October 23rd 4-7

Tomorrow North Kansas City’s Spooky Snake Saturday Parade October 23rd

Tomorrow North Kansas City’s Ghouls & Goblins Costume Contest October 23rd

Tomorrow UAW Local 249’s Women’s Committee Trunk or Treat October 23rd 6-8PM

Tomorrow Monster Jam Thunder Alley October 23 – November 21 at Worlds of Fun

Sunday KCPD Drive Thru Trick or Treat 3-5PM 6885 NE Pleasant Valley RD, KCMO

Big Shoal Creek Trail OpeningOctober 29th 2PM ribbon cutting

Downtown Trick or TreatingExcelsior Springs October 30th 4-6PM

Jazz at the Garrison at the Corbin Theatre November 1st at 6:00PM

North Kansas City’s Ladies Night Out November 5th from 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Liberty North High School presents Mamma Mia November 11-13th

Excelsior Springs’ Second Weekend November 12-14

Liberty High School presents Oklahoma November 18-20th

Click on the school of your choice to see their calendar of events. Excelsior Springs, Kearney, Smithville, Liberty, Liberty North, North Kansas City, Winnetonka, Oak Park, Staley, St. Pius, Kansas City Christian and Platte County R-3 (yes, part of their district is in Clay County).

The Northland Education and Business Alliance now has its own YouTube channel. This organization just continues to grow and get things right and your EDC is proud to be a part of it. Feel free to view the dozens of videos from various career opportunities right here in Clay County.

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