Friday Facts: October 6
Friday Facts

By David Slater, Executive Director  

Look North Ticket Deadline Coming Soon: Please have your ticket order in by October 13th for your EDC’s Look North luncheon honoring Ora Reynolds. Along with our sponsors, North Kansas City Hospital-Meritas Health and NorthPoint Development at the gold-level and Hunt Midwest, Oak Hill Day SchoolThe Full Employment CouncilCBRE and Olsson at the silver level, we are excited to see the film production by our Northland CAPS students. The video will feature comments from Kansas City Chiefs President and CEO Clark Hunt. Tickets are $60 with a table of eight for $450. Information on sponsorships is available by calling your EDC at 816-468-4989 or JulieL@ClayEDC.com. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

We Have a Title to Defend: Last year Team Clay County won the Mid-America Regional Council’s Top Plogger Award. Because our visitors continue to pitch trash where they feel like it (surely no one in Clay litters) we will have plenty of work to do. Sign up for plogging which is picking up trash as you jog or walk. The idea is to have a cleanup while enjoying the outdoors in your community. Gladstone, North Kansas City, Kansas City, Excelsior Springs, Liberty and Smithville all have routes. You can get more information and sign up here. 

Smithville High Gets Real: Smithville’s Real World Learning is looking for people to help with their mock interviews from October 30th through November 2nd. If you have questions reach out to Carol Noecker K-12 Real World Learning & Community Partnership Facilitator for the Smithville School District at noeckerc@smithville.k12.mo.us or sign up here.

Coffee Connect: This Wednesday we will gather at iWerx, 1520 Clay in North Kansas City. Look for the speaker in emails next week. Networking begins at 7:45 with the presentation at 8.

Fun Things To Do in Clay: Your EDC’s Friday Facts is your go-to read to see what is happening in our County.

Tomorrow: Kearney’s Oktoberfest Oct 7th 12-8PM at Lions Park

Tomorrow: Gladstone’s Linden Square presents Whiskey Fest Oct 7th at 7PM

Tomorrow: Screenland Armour Theatre’s outdoor movie Saturday at 8PM is Young Frankenstein

Tomorrow: Gladstone’s Big Shoal Farm’s Pumpkin Days 10AM-4PM Saturdays until they are gone

Tomorrow: Liberty Kiwanis’ Chris Cakes Pancake Breakfast Oct 7th 8-11AM at Liberty North High School

This Week: Worlds of Fun’s famous Haunt runs tonight through Oct 28th

This Week: Carolyn’s Pumpkin Patch opens through October 30th

This Week: Northland Neighborhoods Inc presents Little Miss Sunshine Oct 11th 9AM. Call Terri at 816-454-2000

MCC Maple Woods Vet Tech’s Barkin’ In the Woods Oct 14th 1-5PM presenting the M80s

Kearney 19th Street Ribbon Cutting Oct 19th 3PM

Excelsior Springs Chamber’s Third Saturday Wine Tours  Oct 21st 10:30-5

Gladstone’s Big Shoal presents Cemetery Tour Oct 21st 7-8PM or 8:30-9:30PM

Excelsior Springs’ Witch Way to the Wine Oct 28th 12-5PM Downtown Excelsior

Excelsior Springs Slightly Off Broadway Theatre presents The Rocky Horror Show Nov 3rd & 4th

Visit Clay New Website: Clay County’s Tourism and Marketing Coordinator Megan Sahlfeld has updated the. Find things to do, places to stay and what’s new. If your event is not listed contact Megan at msahlfeld@claycountymo.gov. You can also follow on Facebook

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

Farmers’ Markets: It’s that time of the year when the farmers’ markets start popping up. Here are the ones your EDC found in Clay County. KearneyLawsonSmithvilleGladstoneLibertyDowntown Liberty and Excelsior Springs. Simply click on the location for more information.

Clay County Visitors’ GuideOur 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 One courses 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 7.614% for ten years, 7.061% for 20 years and 6.989% 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.



Clay County EDC

David Slater, Executive Director davids@clayedc.com

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

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