Chamber Chat December 27, 2013

Chamber Chat 

Chamber Annual Banquet 

If you missed the Chamber Annual Banquet last year, mark your calendars for Saturday, February 8, 2014!  You won’t want to miss out again this year!

                        Rock of Ages!

THE 112TH BELOIT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL MEETING & BANQUET

February 8, 2014

6:00pm Social

7:00pm Dinner

8:00pm Chamber Program

8:15pm Entertainment

The Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce would like to provide you with the opportunity to sponsor and decorate a table at the Annual Meeting & Banquet. 

Rules:

¨       Table decoration height limit is 14 inches for the centerpieces.  (If it exceeds 14 inches it must be removed prior to program.)  Decorate the chairs if you wish.  Provide table favors and place them on the table for the eight people who will sit at your table.  Be frugal or be generous, just have fun!

¨       Table decorations, centerpieces, favors or whatever must arrive and be set up between 1:00pm-3:00pm on the day of the annual banquet, Saturday, February 8th at Down Under.

¨       The chamber will provide a round table, eight chairs, a white table cloth, all the plates, silverware, food and servers.  You can substitute the tablecloth with your own.

If you would like an example of a table decoration, please contact me and I will send you one. 

Benefits to the sponsor:

*Receive 2 tickets with sponsorship ($60 value)

*Recognition in Annual Banquet Program

*Recognition in Weekly Chamber Chat  

Total Investment $100.00

(Tickets will go on sale after the first of the year!) 

Chamber Coffee!

Mark your calendars to attend the next Chamber Coffees on Friday, January 10th at Nex-Tech Wireless, 3053 US 24 Hwy: 

(Chamber Coffees are 9am-10:30am)

                                    Jan 10th                                   Nex-Tech Wireless

                                    Feb 14th                                   Ackerman’s

                                    March 14th                               First National Bank

                                    April 11th                                 AGCO

                                    May 9th                                    NCK Tech-Mari Tucker

                                    June 13th                                  OCCK

                                    July 11th                                   Gray Drug & Fountain

                                    August 8th                               Guaranty State Bank                  

                                    September 12th                        Am Fam/Bobby Lee’s

                                    October 10th                            S & S Drug

                                    November 14th                        Solomon Valley Bank

                                    December 12th                         World Pest Control

Mitchell County Recycling Center

Beginning January 4, 2014, there will be new times for the Mitchell County Recycling Center.  We will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.

Chautauqua Isle of Lights

Beloit’s Chautauqua Isle of Lights is a fun and beautiful place to bring your family and friends to see.  The Park set-up allows for one-way traffic that drives on the lit roads and displays are viewed on both sides of the road.

The display is open and will remain open until December 31st.  The hours are Sunday through Thursday 6pm-9pm, Friday and Saturday 6pm-10pm.  

Have Any Exciting News to Share?

The Chamber wants to help spread the word about your business.  “Noteworthy News” is your opportunity to do just that.  It’s a great way to inform other Chamber members about anything that’s new within your organization.  Fill us in on what’s happening from staff changes to a new product or service.  Send it to beloitchamber@nckcn.com by Thursday afternoons and I will include it in Chamber Chat!

Thank You for renewing your Membership

The following businesses have reinvested in the community through the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce.   

v  Ackerman Supply

v  AGCO/Sunflower

v  Beloit Ready Mix

v  McDonald Roberts Funeral Service

v  Michael Olson & Co

v  Ringneck Ranch

v  Schnell & Pestinger  

Stay up to date! 

Like us on Facebook!  Search for Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce or copy and paste the link below.

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Follow us on Twitter:   @BeloitChamber

Follow our blog on WordPress..search for Beloitchamber 

Calendar of Events

Monday, December 30th – Friday, January 3rd – Chamber Office Closed

Thursday, January 2nd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Monday, January 6th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fairboard – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, January 7th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, January 8th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, January 9th – Noon – Chamber Board Meeting – Location TBA

Friday, January 10th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Nex-Tech Wireless

Monday, January 13th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, January 14th – Leadership Mitchell County

Tuesday, January 14th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Tuesday, January 14th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, January 15th – 9:30am – Ministerial Alliance

Wednesday, January 15th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Tuesday, January 21st – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, January 22nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, January 23rd – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRP

Tuesday, January 28th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, January 29th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Saturday, February 8th – 6pm – Chamber Annual Banquet – Down Under

At any time, please feel free to stop by the Chamber office at 123 N Mill St.

or call me at 738-2717.www.beloitchamber.com

Chamber Chat December 20, 2013

Chamber Chat 

Welcome New Chamber Member!

The Chamber would like to welcome B & B Jewelry as the newest member of the Chamber.  Stop by 112 S Mill St. in Beloit and welcome them to the community and the Chamber.

B & B Jewelry is now accepting Chamber Checks! Bonnie and Brenda are happy to help you pick out that last minute special gift for Christmas!

Free Movie at the Cinema

Join the fun and festivities at Solomon Valley Cinema.  H&R Block Beloit is sponsoring free movie at the Cinema on Saturday, December 21.

According to Amanda Schwerman, Cinema Manager, “We want to show appreciation to people in the area for their support throughout the year.  Their patronage is what makes it possible to keep the doors open, the prices down, and the movie selection good.”

This year, the Cinema is partnering with H&R Block Beloit to bring Home Alone to the theatre.   “We chose to sponsor this program because of our commitment to community,” said Robert Davis, H&R Block Beloit Owner.  “We feel fortunate to have such a nice facility in the area and to get new releases in the theatre so quickly.”

There is no admission charge for the movies.  Concessions will be for sale.  The movie is open to people of all ages. There will be a drawing at each showing for punch cards with 10 free adult admissions and 10 free child admissions.

Christmas is a time to enjoy family and friends.  Join your friends at Solomon Valley Cinema on December 21 for Home Alone. Showing will be at 2:00pm.

Chamber Annual Banquet 

If you missed the Chamber Annual Banquet last year, mark your calendars for Saturday, February 8, 2014!  You won’t want to miss out again this year!

                        Rock of Ages! 

THE 112TH BELOIT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL MEETING & BANQUET

February 8, 2014

6:00pm Social

7:00pm Dinner

8:00pm Chamber Program

8:15pm Entertainment

The Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce would like to provide you with the opportunity to sponsor and decorate a table at the Annual Meeting & Banquet.

Rules:

¨       Table decoration height limit is 14 inches for the centerpieces.  (If it exceeds 14 inches it must be removed prior to program.)  Decorate the chairs if you wish.  Provide table favors and place them on the table for the eight people who will sit at your table.  Be frugal or be generous, just have fun!

¨       Table decorations, centerpieces, favors or whatever must arrive and be set up between 1:00pm-3:00pm on the day of the annual banquet, Saturday, February 8th at Down Under.

¨       The chamber will provide a round table, eight chairs, a white table cloth, all the plates, silverware, food and servers.  You can substitute the tablecloth with your own.

If you would like an example of a table decoration, please contact me and I will send you one. 

Benefits to the sponsor:

*Receive 2 tickets with sponsorship ($60 value)

*Recognition in Annual Banquet Program

*Recognition in Weekly Chamber Chat

Total Investment $100.00 

(Tickets will go on sale after the first of the year!) 

Chamber Coffee!

Mark your calendars to attend the next Chamber Coffees on Friday, January 10th at Nex-Tech Wireless, 3053 US 24 Hwy : 

(Chamber Coffees are 9am-10:30am)

                                    Jan 10th                                   Nex-Tech Wireless

                                    Feb 14th                                   Ackerman’s

                                    March 14th                               First National Bank

                                    April 11th                                 AGCO

                                    May 9th                                    NCK Tech-Mari Tucker

                                    June 13th                                  OCCK

                                    July 11th                                   Gray Drug & Fountain

                                    August 8th                               Guaranty State Bank                  

                                    September 12th                        Am Fam/Bobby Lee’s

                                    October 10th                            S & S Drug

                                    November 14th                        Solomon Valley Bank

                                    December 12th                         World Pest Control 

Chautauqua Isle of Lights

Beloit’s Chautauqua Isle of Lights is a fun and beautiful place to bring your family and friends to see.  The Park set-up allows for one-way traffic that drives on the lit roads and displays are viewed on both sides of the road.

The display is open and will remain open until December 31st.  The hours are Sunday through Thursday 6pm-9pm, Friday and Saturday 6pm-10pm.  

Chamber Checks

Having a hard time trying to decide what to get that one person who has everything?  Why not get Chamber Checks!  This way, that hard to buy for person can spend them at any Chamber member business!

With the holiday season approaching, a great way to keep your dollars local is with Chamber Checks!  Spendable at over 120 Chamber businesses, Chamber Checks make wonderful gifts and employee incentives.  These gift certificates are easy to use, just like checks.

Businesses, if you receive Chamber Checks, accept them like a normal check and deposit them with your daily deposits.  Please remember to educate your staff on how to accept Chamber Checks.  If you have questions, please call the Chamber Office for details.

Chamber Checks are spent exclusively with Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce merchants adding to the local economy. 

Have Any Exciting News to Share?

The Chamber wants to help spread the word about your business.  “Noteworthy News” is your opportunity to do just that.  It’s a great way to inform other Chamber members about anything that’s new within your organization.  Fill us in on what’s happening from staff changes to a new product or service.  Send it to beloitchamber@nckcn.com by Thursday afternoons and I will include it in Chamber Chat!

Thank You for renewing your Membership

The following businesses have reinvested in the community through the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce.   

v  AgMark, LLC

v  All Things Exterior

v  Beloit Auto and Truck Plaza

v  Beloit Medical Center

v  Beloit Ministerial Alliance

v  Beloit Motor Co., Inc.

v  Beloit Pizza Hut

v  Budke Real Estate

v  City of Beloit

v  Cunningham Telephone & Cable

v  Dental Designs of Solomon Valley, P.A.

v  E Z Stor Self Storage

v  Farmway Co-op, Inc.

v  KDNS 94.1/KZDY 96.3

v  KNCK

v  Landoll Corporation

v  Mitchell County Community Hospital

v  Mitchell County Fair Association

v  Mitre Construction

v  NCK Technical College

v  NCK Wellness Center, Inc.

v  Pawnee Mental Health

v  Jay Rowh

v  St. John’s Catholic Church

v  Schwab Eaton

v  Solomon Valley Home Center

v  Solomon Valley Hospice

v  The EyeCare Center

v  Thompson’s OK Tire, Inc.

v  Wall to Wall Carpet & Interior

v  Wrench Construction, Inc.

v  Zachary’s Ace Hardware  

Stay up to date! 

Like us on Facebook!  Search for Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce or copy and paste the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Beloit-Area-Chamber-of-Commerce/314284190327?fref=ts

Follow us on Twitter:   @BeloitChamber

Follow our blog on WordPress..search for Beloitchamber

Calendar of Events 

Tuesday, December 17th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, December 18th – 9:30am – Ministerial Alliance

Wednesday, December 18th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, December 19th – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRP

Thursday, December 19th  – Friday, January 3rd – NCK Tech will be closed for winter break.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the faculty and staff at NCK Tech!

Tuesday, December 24th – Chamber Office closed

Wednesday, December 25th – Chamber Office closed

2014

Wednesday, January 1st – Chamber Office Closed

Thursday, January 2nd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Monday, January 6th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fairboard – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, January 7th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, January 8th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, January 9th – Noon – Chamber Board Meeting – Location TBA

Friday, January 10th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Nex-Tech Wireless

Monday, January 13th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, January 14th – Leadership Mitchell County

Tuesday, January 14th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Tuesday, January 14th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, January 15th – 9:30am – Ministerial Alliance

Wednesday, January 15th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Tuesday, January 21st – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, January 22nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, January 23rd – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRP

Tuesday, January 28th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, January 29th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Saturday, February 8th – 6pm – Chamber Annual Banquet – Down Under

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!  Hope everyone made Santa’s nice list!

At any time, please feel free to stop by the Chamber office at 123 N Mill St.

or call me at 738-2717.www.beloitchamber.com

Chamber Chat December 13, 2013

Chamber Chat

Free Movie at the Cinema

Join the fun and festivities at Solomon Valley Cinema. H&R Block Beloit is sponsoring free movies at the Cinema on Saturday, December 14 & 21.

According to Amanda Schwerman, Cinema Manager, “We want to show appreciation to people in the area for their support throughout the year. Their patronage is what makes it possible to keep the doors open, the prices down, and the movie selection good.”

This year, the Cinema is partnering with H&R Block Beloit to bring Home Alone and Unaccompanied Minors to the theatre. “We chose to sponsor this program because of our commitment to community,” said Robert Davis, H&R Block Beloit Owner. “We feel fortunate to have such a nice facility in the area and to get new releases in the theatre so quickly.”

There is no admission charge for the movies. Concessions will be for sale. The movie is open to people of all ages. There will be a drawing at each showing for punch cards with 10 free adult admissions and 10 free child admissions.

Christmas is a time to enjoy family and friends. Join your friends at Solomon Valley Cinema on December 14 for Unaccompanied Minors and December 21 for Home Alone. Both showings will be at 2:00pm.

NCK Tech Achieves a Third National Ranking in 2013

North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech), with campuses in Beloit and Hays, was recently ranked the #7 two-year college in the United States by Create a Career, a leading resource for career information. This is the third national ranking for NCK Tech in 2013, following the #6 ranking by the TheBestSchools.org and the #7 ranking by Bankrate.com announced earlier this year, and the second year of national recognition — the college earned a #5 ranking by CNN Money and was included in the the Aspen Institute’s “Top 10% in the U.S.” in 2012.

Create a Career selected the award-winning two year colleges based on an evaluation of several studies and ratings of two year institutions located throughout the nation. The company considered factors such as student retention rates, percentage of students who graduate or transfer to another school within three years, student-to-faculty ratios, student support, the types of programs provided and the schools’ reputation. In the “The 25 Best Community Colleges in the United States” article, NCK Tech’s graduate placement rate, which averages over 90 percent every year, and the above-average salaries of graduates were identified as key factors in the national ranking. In addition, NCK Tech’s Kansas Institute of Underground Technology, which features a state-of-the-art up-to-date curriculum and hands-on practical training opportunities, was cited as an example of innovative collaboration with the Kansas Department of Commerce and local businesses.

The Create a Career website provides important information about specific occupations, including a realistic career overview, education, certification and license requirements, employment growth outlook, salary information and major employers. The full listing of selected institutions, as well as further information on the Create a Career organization, may be found at: http://createacareer.org/best-community-colleges-united-states/.

For further information on the award-winning education at NCK Tech, visit http://www.ncktc.edu or call 800-658-4655.

Questions? Please contact: Mari Tucker, Marketing/Foundation Director, mtucker@ncktc.edu; 785-738-9051.

SAVE THE DATE!
Chamber Annual Banquet is set!!!!!

If you missed the Chamber Annual Banquet last year, mark your calendars for Saturday, February 8, 2014! You won’t want to miss out again this year!

The Chamber Banquet is set and entertainment is booked. Keep watching Chamber Chat for the release of who will be performing! Sponsorships are available and you can contact the Chamber Office for more details!

NCK Tech Nursing Program Achieves National Ranking

The North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech) Department of Nursing, Beloit campus, has achieved two number one rankings from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The Council ranked the Practical Nursing (PN) program 1st of the 21 similar nursing programs across Kansas and 1st of 1,045 similar programs in the U.S. and U.S. territories. The rankings are based on the percentage of graduates passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) during the 2013 testing year, compared to other programs with at least ten graduates who took the examination during the same reporting period. The PN program also achieved a 100% first time pass rate for the year. This percentage is based on the number of graduates who took the NCLEX for the first time and passed the examination. The NCK Tech pass rate exceeded both state and national averages.

The NCK Tech PN program recently completed a Kansas State Board of Nursing (KBSN) accreditation visit and was recommended for a 5 year accreditation, which is the highest possible accreditation status for a PN program.

The NCLEX examination measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as a newly licensed, entry-level nurse and is the capstone of nursing program studies. The NCK Tech PN program is a one year certificate program. Patti Scott is the Nursing program Department Chair of the NCK Tech Beloit campus. Additional Nursing faculty on the Beloit campus are: Annette Saint, Nicki Kasl, Christine Budke, Rebecca Pellant, and Erica Knox.

Questions? Please contact: Mari Tucker, Marketing/Foundation Director, mtucker@ncktc.edu; 785-738-9051

Chamber Coffee!

2014 is booked! Mark your calendars for the following Chamber Coffees:
(Chamber Coffees are 9am-10:30am)

Jan 10th   Nex-Tech Wireless
Feb 14th   Ackerman’s
March 14th   First National Bank
April 11th   AGCO
May 9th   NCK Tech-Mari Tucker
June 13th   OCCK
July 11th   Gray Drug & Fountain
August 8th   Guaranty State Bank
September 12th   Am Fam/Bobby Lee’s
October 10th   S & S Drug
November 14th   Solomon Valley Bank
December 12th   World Pest Control

Chautauqua Isle of Lights

Beloit’s Chautauqua Isle of Lights is a fun and beautiful place to bring your family and friends to see. The Park set-up allows for one-way traffic that drives on the lit roads and displays are viewed on both sides of the road.

The display is open and will remain open until December 31st. The hours are Sunday through Thursday 6pm-9pm, Friday and Saturday 6pm-10pm.

Chamber Checks

Having a hard time trying to decide what to get that one person who has everything? Why not get Chamber Checks! This way, that hard to buy for person can spend them at any Chamber member business!

With the holiday season approaching, a great way to keep your dollars local is with Chamber Checks! Spendable at over 120 Chamber businesses, Chamber Checks make wonderful gifts and employee incentives. These gift certificates are easy to use, just like checks.

Businesses, if you receive Chamber Checks, accept them like a normal check and deposit them with your daily deposits. Please remember to educate your staff on how to accept Chamber Checks. If you have questions, please call the Chamber Office for details.
Chamber Checks are spent exclusively with Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce merchants adding to the local economy.

Have Any Exciting News to Share?

The Chamber wants to help spread the word about your business. “Noteworthy News” is your opportunity to do just that. It’s a great way to inform other Chamber members about anything that’s new within your organization. Fill us in on what’s happening from staff changes to a new product or service. Send it to beloitchamber@nckcn.com by Thursday afternoons and I will include it in Chamber Chat!

Thank You for renewing your Membership

The following businesses have reinvested in the community through the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce.

 American Family Insurance/Allen Kee Agency
 Beloit Senior Center
 Boettcher Supply
 Central National Bank
 Computer Solutions
 Fouts Insurance Agency
 Frasier & Johnson
 H & R Block
 Harrison Funeral Home
 Heart Choices
 Hilltop Lodge Retirement Community
 Hubbard Feeds
 Krier’s Auto Parts
 Linton Insurance
 Gerald Meier
 Pestinger Distributing Co.
 Prairie Land Electric
 S & S Drug
 Shady Oak Farm
 Solomon Valley Veterinary Hospital
 Super 8 Motel
 Watts & Son Plumbing, Heating & Air
 Woods & Durham
 Zimmer Real Estate

Stay up to date!

Like us on Facebook! Search for Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce or copy and paste the link below.
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Beloit-Area-Chamber-of-Commerce/314284190327?fref=ts

Follow us on Twitter: @BeloitChamber

Follow our blog on WordPress..search for Beloitchamber
Calendar of Events

Tuesday, December 17th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House
Wednesday, December 18th – 9:30am – Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, December 18th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, December 19th – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRP
Thursday, December 19th – Friday, January 3rd – NCK Tech will be closed for winter break. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the faculty and staff at NCK Tech!
Tuesday, December 24th – Chamber Office closed
Wednesday, December 25th – Chamber Office closed
2014
Thursday, January 2nd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Monday, January 6th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fairboard – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, January 7th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House
Wednesday, January 8th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, January 9th – Noon – Chamber Board Meeting – Location TBA
Friday, January 10th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Nex-Tech Wireless
Monday, January 13th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, January 14th – Leadership Mitchell County
Tuesday, January 14th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House
Tuesday, January 14th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, January 15th – 9:30am – Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, January 15th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, January 16th – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRP
Tuesday, January 21st – Noon – Rotary – Porter House
Wednesday, January 22nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Tuesday, January 28th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House
Wednesday, January 29th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Saturday, February 8th – 6pm – Chamber Annual Banquet – Down Under

At any time, please feel free to stop by the Chamber office at 123 N Mill St. or call me at 738-2717.  www.beloitchamber.com

Chamber Chat December 6, 2013

Chamber Chat

Chamber Coffee!

Plan to stop by the Chamber Coffee this morning (Friday, December 6th) anytime between 9am-10:30am, at H & R Block 113 N Mill St.   This is a great time to network with other business people in the community.

Mark your calendars in 2014 for the following Chamber Coffees:

(Chamber Coffees are 9am-10:30am)

Jan 10th                                    Nex-Tech Wireless

Feb 14th                                   Ackerman’s

March 14th                               First National Bank

April 11th                                 AGCO

May 9th                                    NCK Tech-Mari Tucker

June 13th

July 11th                                   Gray Drug & Fountain

August 8th                               Guaranty State Bank                  

September 12th                        Am Fam/Bobby Lee’s

October 10th                            S & S Drug

November 14th                        Solomon Valley Bank

December 12th

 

Chamber Luncheon

Come to the Chamber Luncheon to get updates on how the Affordable HealthCare Act will affect you personally and your business.

“While the first deadlines to go in to effect impact individuals, there are a lot of aspects of the rules that will affect businesses in 2014,” said Robert Davis, co-owner of H&R Block Beloit and one of the speakers.  “The emphasis so far has been on getting coverage to avoid penalties; however, there are many other aspects of ACA that will affect people in 2014.  This presentation is intended to help people identify where the “gotcha’s” in Affordable HealthCare are hidden.” 

Health Care Talk

Sponsored by H & R Block 

WHAT DO TAXES HAVE TO DO WITH HEALTH CARE? A Lot.  We’ll Explain. 

If you have questions about the tax implications of health care reform, join us for our

Health Care Talk.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

11:30am-1:00pm

NCK Tech Student Union Conference Room

Chamber Members $10

Non Members $12

Reservations are required. Cancellations are due by Monday, December 9th at 5:00pm in order to receive a refund.

To make reservations contact the Chamber office at 785-738-2717 or email beloitchamber@nckcn.com  

Welcome New Chamber Member!

The Chamber would like to welcome Willow Springs Services as the newest member of the Chamber.  Willow Springs Services, Inc., is here to serve every aspect of your plumbing, heating, and cooling needs plus much more.  We are locally owned and operated so when you contact Willow Springs Services, Inc., you get service 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Willow Springs Services, Inc. is a locally owned business in Beloit, KS founded by Steve Melton and Donnie File.  In 2005 we combined our businesses to form Willow Springs Services. With our expertise in heating, air conditioning, electrical, and plumbing, we offer over 69 years of experience.

Willow Springs Services, Inc. works on residential and commercial plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical. We also test home air and water quality, along with mold testing.

Stop by 1301 Asherville Rd to welcome Donnie, Steve and their staff!  We appreciate them believing in Beloit and Mitchell County! 

SAVE THE DATE!

Chamber Annual Banquet is set!!!!!

If you missed the Chamber Annual Banquet last year, mark your calendars for Saturday, February 8, 2014!  You won’t want to miss out again this year!

The Chamber Banquet is set and entertainment is booked.  Keep watching Chamber Chat for the release of who will be performing!  Sponsorships are available and you can contact the Chamber Office for more details!

Christmas in Beloit!

Something for everyone!  Sunday, December 8th!

Shopping:  Beloit Businesses will have extended hours 1pm-5pm.

Independent vendors in the gym of the Municipal Bldg. 11am-5pm.

Eating:  Soup lunch in the basement of the Municipal Bldg. 11am-1pm.

Bake sale in the entryway of the Municipal Bldg. 11am-2pm.

Entertainment:  “Spirit of the Season” Holiday Home Tours sponsored by Mitchell County Health System’s Relay for Life team.

Local musicians will be sharing their Christmas spirit 11am-1:30pm during the soup lunch.

Sleigh rides will be occurring downtown starting at 1pm.

Santa Claus will be making his entrance to downtown Beloit on a fire truck at 2pm.

Holiday Home Tours 

MCHHS Relay for Life Team’s 5th Annual

“Spirit of the Season” Holiday Home Tour

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

From 1-5pm 

Families opening their homes this year:

Harry Matous

B & Mandy Fincham

Larry & Katrina Lee

Danny & Lynn Fleming

Devin & Kelsey Treaster

Michael & Michelle Seamans

Tickets are on sale for $15 at S&S Drug, MCHHS and Gray Drug & Fountain.

From 11am to 1pm, tickets and a lunch (not included with ticket purchase) may be picked up at the Beloit Municipal Building.

All proceeds benefit Relay for Life

Beloit Community Blood Drive 

Thursday, December 12, 12:00pm-6:00pm 

NCK Tech College Wellness Center Gym – 3033 US Hwy 24 

Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) to

 schedule your appointment!

Chautauqua Isle of Lights

Beloit’s Chautauqua Isle of Lights is a fun and beautiful place to bring your family and friends to see.  The Park set-up allows for one-way traffic that drives on the lit roads and displays are viewed on both sides of the road.

The display is open and will remain open until December 31st.  The hours are Sunday through Thursday 6pm-9pm, Friday and Saturday 6pm-10pm.  

Chamber Checks

With the holiday season approaching, a great way to keep your dollars local is with Chamber Checks!  Spendable at over 120 Chamber businesses, Chamber Checks make wonderful gifts and employee incentives.  These gift certificates are easy to use, just like checks.

Businesses, if you receive Chamber Checks, accept them like a normal check and deposit them with your daily deposits.  Please remember to educate your staff on how to accept Chamber Checks.  If you have questions, please call the Chamber Office for details.

Chamber Checks are spent exclusively with Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce merchants adding to the local economy. 

Have Any Exciting News to Share?

The Chamber wants to help spread the word about your business.  “Noteworthy News” is your opportunity to do just that.  It’s a great way to inform other Chamber members about anything that’s new within your organization.  Fill us in on what’s happening from staff changes to a new product or service.  Send it to beloitchamber@nckcn.com by Thursday afternoons and I will include it in Chamber Chat!

Thank You for renewing your Membership

The following businesses have reinvested in the community through the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce. 

v  Becker Autos & Trailers

v  Beloit Rotary Club

v  Bobby Lee’s Pellet Grills & Accessories

v  Carrico Implement

v  Drs Cooper, Banninger & Conway

v  Farmway Credit Union

v  First National Bank

v  Harrison Law Office, LLC

v  Investment Centers of America

v  James Clothing

v  Kent Miller

v  Pump Mart

v  Thummel Real Estate

v  Western Ag Crop Insurance

v  World Pest Control

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Calendar of Events 

Friday, December 6th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – H & R Block

Sunday, December 8th – 11am-5pm – Christmas in Beloit! – Muni and Downtown

Monday, December 9th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, December 10th – 11:30am-1pm – Chamber Luncheon – NCK Tech Conf Room

Tuesday, December 10th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, December 11th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, December 12th – Noon-6pm – Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Gym

Thursday, December 12th – Noon – Chamber Board Meeting – NCK Tech Conf Room

Tuesday, December 17th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, December 18th – 9:30am – Ministerial Alliance

Wednesday, December 18th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, December 19th – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRP

At any time, please feel free to stop by the Chamber office at 123 N Mill St.

or call me at 738-2717.

www.beloitchamber.com