Friday Facts: May 5
Friday Facts

Liberty Hospital Seeks Partner: CEO Raghu Adiga, MD and the Board of Trustees for Liberty Hospital are exploring hospital partnerships. During the next few days they will begin reaching out to more than 30 local, regional and national health systems to discuss potential partnership opportunities that could further their vision for growth. For more information, including a video of Dr. Adiga explaining the thought process, click here

Reynolds Receives Power Player Award: Hunt Midwest President and CEO Ora Reynolds became the fourth person ever to receive the Kansas City Business Journal’s Power Player Award. The honor shines a spotlight on people who have had, and continue to have, a lasting positive effect on the commercial real estate industry. Click here to read the Business Journal’s article about one of the strongest leaders, not only of the Northland but the entire Metro. Ora currently Co-Chairs the Kansas City Area Development Council.

NWDC Fundraiser Next Friday: The benefit golf tournament for the Northland Workforce Development Center campaign is May 12th at 8:00 AM at Paradise Pointe in Smithville. We wanted to reach out to you after talking to Kim Simmons from KC’s American Welding Society (AWS) Chapter. They are gearing up for a great golf tournament in support of the project! They are also seeking more sponsors and about four more golf teams.  Here is a Link to the sponsorship needs. There are several $250.00 hole sponsors and some other premium sponsorship opportunities. We are very thankful to KC AWS for picking this project as their beneficiary. If you have ideas or other connections that might mutually benefit from being a sponsor, please reach out to Kim at kansascity@awssections.org.

Level Up Kids Benefit: Level Up Kids has been selected by J. Rieger Distillery to be the beneficiary of the funds raised at their Kentucky Derby event on May 6thLevel Up Kids provides life-changing dental and vision care for kids with financial needs. For registration and more information, click here.

New Name for Jewell Hall?: One of our readers told us that a William Jewell Collegecommission looking into the history of the college, including its ties to slavery, has recommended renaming Jewell Hall to honor enslaved people. We could find nothing on the website but did see other publications revealing the story.

Jewell Leadership Training: Jewell Unlimited works with organizations as a function of their team to develop high impact, low-cost training. The team has over 40 years of teaching and instruction to bring to your team. Their learning solutions include online video libraries, certificate programs, and workshops. This is in addition to the Organizational Leadership Certificate provided for years in partnership with your EDC. For the Leadership, click here. For Jewell Unlimited, click here.

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.

Coffee Connect: Cracker and beer or wine pairings anyone? Next week’s Coffee Connect will be with the ladies of Crackerology located at 1240 Swift in Northtown. This will have to be fun.

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: 

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

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

Tomorrow: Pleasant Valley’s Day in the Park May 6th 11-1

This Week: Northland Neighborhoods, Inc’s Muffin & a Movie presents A Man Called Otto May 10th at 9AM

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

May 12th at 8AM at Paradise Point Golf Course

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

Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum’s Afternoon Tea May 13th 2-3:30. Registration required.

Gladstone’s Summertime Bluesfest May 19-20 at Linden Square

North Kansas City’s Brandon Russell’s Flash Dash May 20th 9AM at 18th and Fayette

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).

Congressmen Military Academy Nominations: Congressmen Sam Graves andEmanuel 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.

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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