Friday Facts: April 28
Friday Facts

New Library Director to Speak at NEBA: Aaron Mason, the new Director of the Mid-Continent Public Library, will be the featured speaker at next week’s Northland Education and Business Alliance meeting. NEBA meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 11:45 at the Gladstone iWerx located at 7001 N. Locust St. NEBA is compiled of a collaborative group of Clay/Platte businesses and public and private school districts. This committee creates a pipeline with a positive impact for the ever-changing workforce needs. If you are interested in helping to develop our future workforce, come on by May 2nd.

KC Charter Discussion at NNI: Kansas City is engaging in a process to redesign its Charter which sets out how they are governed. Many changes, including reconfiguring the Parks Department, are to be considered. A public meeting with the Charter Commission will be held at Northland Neighborhoods, Inc. this Monday at 6PM in the Raymond R. Brock, Jr. Hall.

Banks Rated Strong by KCBJ: Your EDC congratulates our partner banks that were listed as the top five strongest institutions in their category by the Kansas City Business JournalSecurity Bank was rated second in the large banks with only .02% problem loans out of a $1.61 billion portfolio. Also receiving the second rating in the small bank category, Community Bank of Missouri with an office in Excelsior Springs had zero problem loans in their $50.3 portfolio. In the medium category, Pony Express Bank in Liberty received an honorable mention while Kearney Trust Bank with no problem loans in its $145.7 million portfolio was rated fourth.

Congressmen Military Academy Nominations: Congressmen Sam Graves and Emanuel Cleaver have opened the application process to enter a military service institution. Click here for more information on Congressman Graves and here for the details on Congressman Cleaver.

Still Four Pups: A big thank you to all who adopted every cat from Maple Woods Veterinary Technology Program. They are down to four dogs. You can meet your new best friend by clicking here.

Last Day to Comment on the Split: The second MoDOT I-29/I-35/U.S 169 virtual public meeting and survey will close today. Please review all materials from the meeting, leave comments and take a short survey to ensure that your comments are recorded. Please click here to join the online meeting. To be directed to the survey please click here. Thank you for your participation and feedback. Visit their website for more information: 

Coffee Connect: Thinking of going into business for yourself? This Wednesday morning at 7:45 come and hear how James and Lisa Huey started their new BBQ adventure with F325. Coffee Connect will be at their restaurant at 1825 Buchanan in Northtown.

Things To Do in Clay: 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: 

Tomorrow: Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum Civil War Spring Muster Apr 29th 11AM-3PM

This Weekend: Excelsior Springs’ Slightly off Broadway Theatre presents Church Basement Ladies

Pleasant Valley Stream Clean Apr 29th 9AM. Meet at 6801 Sobbie Rd.

American Welding Society’s Annual Golf Tourney benefitting the Northland Career Center’s Capital Campaign

Missouri City Parade May 6th 9AM with a fair, food, games and more

May 12th at Paradise Point Golf Course

North Kansas City’s Friday Night Concert May 12th 6-9PM at Macken Park –Goddesses of Rock

Click on the high school of your choice to see their calendar of events. Excelsior SpringsKearneySmithvilleLiberty, Liberty NorthNorth Kansas CityWinnetonkaOak ParkStaleySt. Pius Kansas City Christian and Platte County R-3 (yes, part of their district is in Clay County).

Clay County Visitors’ Guide: Our friends at the Courier Tribune created a Guide to Clay County for visitors and locals alike. If you are a subscriber and already got this then great. If not, here is a link to some super cool things to do right here.

Our Mid-Continent Public Libraries offer many classes including the Square Onecourses on how to operate a business. The website offers many opportunities, both virtual and in-person.

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 6.506% for ten years, 6.410% for 20 years and 6.320% 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.

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 of various career opportunities right here in Clay County.

Your CCEDC is on the move. Click to join a committee, or to invest with us.

Thanks, from your friends at the Clay County EDC

David Slater, Executive Director davids@clayedc.com

Julie Lewis, Business Specialist juliel@clayedc.com

Ethen Pineda, Loan Officer EthenP@clayedc.com

7001 N. Locust, Suite B101 – Gladstone MO 64118 – (816)468-4989

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