Chamber Chat March 28, 2014

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Chamber Chat 

Farm Home & Garden Show

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There are limited spaces available. Call today to reserve yours! The show will take place April 4th-5th at the Mitchell County Fairgrounds.

The Chamber will be putting packets together for the vendors. If you have promotional material you would like to include in the packets, please drop it off at the Chamber Office by Wednesday, April 2nd. Contact the Chamber office at 738-2717 or email beloitchamber@nckcn.com for more information.

Easter Egg Hunt

Dear Local Businesses,

It’s hard to believe Easter and spring are just around the corner, which brings with it our local Easter Egg Hunt. The date for the Beloit Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for April 19th at 10:30am at the soccer fields for any age of child up to the 4th grade.

We plan on running things much the same as last year. We will once again be placing candy and small prizes on the soccer field to be hunted and each child will receive an Easter surprise. Candy and any monetary donations are both welcome and needed for this special event to continue. Monetary gifts will be used to purchase gifts and candy. Individual sponsors will be listed on each prize. A $5 donation will sponsor each prize. Each year we plan for 500 children.

We have been so excited and amazed about the support and donations we have received from various local businesses and individuals in the past 14 years since we have been organizing this event. We feel it is such an asset to our community to provide the kids with a tradition they will remember from their childhood. We don’t want anyone to feel obligated to donate, but we would like for everyone to have the opportunity to be included and help ensure the continuation of the Beloit Easter Egg Hunt.

Please send sponsor information and your donation to Beloit Easter Egg Hunt, 605 Logan, Beloit, KS 67420. If you would like to make a candy donation please call Jenny at 738-3043 or Heather at 738-8905.

Sincerely,

Kyle & Jenny Heineken, Heineken Electric Co., Inc.

Jim & Heather Johnson, S & S Drug/Frasier, Johnson & Martin Law Office

NCK Tech Students Compete in Welding Contest 

North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech) hosted the 10th annual Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) competition on Thursday, March 6, 2014 on the Beloit campus. Students from NCK Tech, Beloit and Hays campuses, Salina Area Technical College, Central Community College of Hastings, NE, Manhattan Area Technical College and Hutchinson Community College participated in the event. During the contest, students tested their technical knowledge with a GMAW written test and used their blueprint reading skills to fabricate various weldments and showcase their ability to weld in all positions using the GMAW process. The contest blueprints were developed by Nathan Lund and James Greenwood of AG-CO/Sunflower- Beloit and presented to the students the day of the competition to ensure a fair and equitable contest. The written test was developed by Wes Mosier of Deshler Nebraska. Weld inspection was conducted by Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI) James Greenwood, Wes Mosier, Danny Fuller and Chuck Hatzenbueler.

Event sponsors and donations included: Lincoln Electric and Miller Electric (welding machines); ESAB Electric (wire); Caterpillar Tool Works of Wamego, AG-CO/Sunflower and Bohnert Welding (metal). Landoll Manufacturing provided lunch for the contestants and prizes were donated by Matheson/Linweld of Hastings, NE, Lincoln Electric, ESAB Electric, AG-CO/Sunflower of Beloit, Winkel Manufacturing- Glen Elder, Kohler Manufacturing- Beloit, and Webber Gross Welding.

NCK Tech students took top honors in the contest, securing eight of the top ten scores. NCK Tech students, hometowns and placement included: # 1- Curtiss Anderson (Glen Elder); #2 – Kyle Bogart (Concordia); # 3- Isaac Dreiling (Victoria); # 4- Wade Buck (Hays); #6- Lane Smith (Hays); #7- Zeph Larney (Gas) ; #9- Clayton Beckman (Hill City); # 10- Joel Hayes (Rose Hill) and # 11-Jacob Arnold (Bennington). 

Chamber Coffee!

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Join us for the Chamber Coffee, Friday, April 11th at AGCO/Sunflower Administration Building (off of Hwy 24) from 9am-10:30am. Treats will be provided by Main Street Deli.

Great networking for everyone! Don’t miss out! 

Heart Choices Spring Banquet

Guest Speaker: Tina Price, Executive Director of Pregnancy Service Center in Salina. Meal catered by Buffalo Roam Steakhouse Hear how Heart Choices is touching our community through pregnancy counseling, parenting education, and more! No charge. Reservations requested by calling 738-3433 or email heartbeat@nckcn.com with names and number of those who will attend. A fundraising appeal will be given.

 NCK Tech March Madness

March Madness has arrived at NCK Tech! No, it’s not the Big 12 Tourney or Wichita State’s exceptional season or even the three local Beloit high school teams. Our madness is all about the NCK Tech Intramural Basketball Championship game on March 13th.

The Championship game pitted Team D against Team B. Team D players are: Jacob Arnold, Austin Chavez, Brandon McDowell and Trent Richardson of Welding; Caleb Amundson and Doug Weers of Heavy Equipment and Paden Unruh of Auto Tech. Team B players are: Austin Buce and Kadin Carter of Auto Collision Repair; Will Redding and Luke Schroer of Electricity; Toby Hubka of PHAC and Chuck Burkes (a non-student participant).

The two teams came into the game with identical 4-1 records. Team B’s only loss was to Team A (Ag Tech) during the first week of the regular season and Team D’s only loss was to Team B on February 26th by the score of 52-46. As such, the Championship game was a rematch of top two teams.

The opening tip off was controlled by Team B, but the ball was quickly stolen by Team D and the first points scored were on a lay-up. The level of play intensified immediately as both teams began to drive into the paint. As the level of play and the number of fouls increased, single points began to rain down. The lead changed a few times throughout the first half and ended in favor of Team B, with a three point advantage of 23-20.

The level of play continued to increase in the second half. Hubka and Redding of Team B found their marks as their three point shots began to fall, but Unruh and Arnold of Team D seemed to answer nearly every shot with their own from behind the arc. Team D had a three point lead as the clock dipped under the one minute mark and since the fouls were only “shooting” fouls, they were able to run out the clock and win by the score of 47-44.

Both teams played extremely well and deserve praise for their efforts. Team D received the “Traveling Trophy” and will also receive “Champion” t-shirts. Congratulations to all both teams for a great Intramural season! 

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!

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 1st – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, April 2nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, April 3rd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Friday, April 4th – NCK Tech 8th Grade Day

Friday, April 4th & Saturday, April 5th – Farm Home & Garden Show – Mitchell County Fairgrounds

Monday, April 7th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, April 8th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Tuesday, April 8th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, April 9th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, April 10th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, April 11th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – AGCO

Sunday, April 13th – 5:00pm – Leadership Graduation – Hunter

Monday, April 14th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, April 15th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, April 16th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Alliance

Wednesday, April 16th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, April 17th – Touchstone Electro Rally – NCK Tech

Thursday, April 17th – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRP

Saturday, April 19th – 10:30am – Easter Egg Hunt – Sports Complex Soccer Fields

Sunday, April 20th – Easter

Tuesday, April 22nd – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, April 23rd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, April 24th – 7pm-9pm – Heart Choices Annual Spring Banquet – Muni

Tuesday, April 29th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, April 30th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Wednesday, April 30th – Thursday, May 1st – NCK Tech Orientation Day/Tool Day – NCK Tech

Thursday, May 1st – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Saturday, May 3rd – City Wide Garage Sale

Monday, May 5th – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, May 6th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, May 7th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, May 8th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, May 9th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – NCK Tech

Monday, May 12th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, May 13th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Tuesday, May 13th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, May 14th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, May 15th – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRP

Thursday, May 15th – Last day of school for St. John’s

Friday, May 16th – NCK Tech Commencement

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Chamber Chat March 21, 2014

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Farewell Reception for David Dick

Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems cordially invites you to attend a farewell reception for David Dick, CEO. After 8 years of dedicated service to MCHHS David is leaving to move back to South Dakota. Please join us in expressing best wishes for his future.

Friday March 21st, 2014

2:00-4:00pm

MCHHS south cafeteria dining room

400 W. 8th St.

Beloit, KS

Unemployment Rates

The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) reported the January seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8 percent, down from 4.9 percent in December and down from 5.6 percent in January 2013.

Kansas gained 20,500 seasonally adjusted private sector jobs, an increase of 1.9 percent since last January, and 19,200 nonfarm jobs, a 1.4 percent increase. Since last month, Kansas gained 2,500 private sector jobs, an increase of 0.2 percent, and 600 nonfarm jobs, with no percentage change.

“Seasonally adjusted job numbers in the state improved in January, along with another monthly decline in the unemployment rate,” said Lana Gordon, Secretary of Labor. “For 2014, the state is poised to add additional jobs to the 45,400 jobs gained since January 2011.”

Annually, the monthly statistics are revised according to standards set by the U.S. Department of Labor. Information regarding annual job number revisions is available on the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website here.

“Preliminary estimates of seasonally adjusted jobs in 2013 have now been revised showing the state gained more jobs than earlier estimates reported. The revised 2013 job numbers show an average gain of 1,700 jobs per month compared to the previously reported estimates of an average monthly gain of 800 jobs,” said Tyler Tenbrink, Senior Labor Economist.

Not seasonally adjusted figures show Kansas gained 20,700 private sector and 19,000 nonfarm jobs since January 2013, or 1.9 and 1.4 percent respectively. Since last month, Kansas lost 21,800 private sector jobs, a 1.9 percent decrease, and 31,300 nonfarm jobs, a reduction of 2.2 percent.

The not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.4 percent, up from 4.6 percent in December and down from 6.3 percent in January 2013.

There were 15,709 initial claims for unemployment benefits in January 2014, down from 19,749 in December 2013 and down from 17,413 one year ago. There were 108,341 continued claims in January 2014, down from 124,370 the previous month and down from 149,090 in January 2013. These numbers include all available programs.

Mitchell County unemployment for January 2014 was 3.0% compared to December 2013 at 2.4% and January 2013 at 3.5%.

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Dedication Ceremony for Dr. Douglas Drake

You are cordially invited to join Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems for a special dedication ceremony to commemorate the memory of Dr. Douglas Drake, MD and his years of dedicated service. Please join us on Monday, March 24th, from 2-3 p.m. in the Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems south cafeteria dining room. A dessert reception will follow the ceremony.

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NCK Tech Staff Recognized with 212° Award

At 211 degrees water is hot, at 212 degrees it boils. One degree makes all the difference. To recognize NCK Tech staff who demonstrate superior dedication and the willingness to go the extra degree, the college is pleased to announce the Spring 2014 recipient of the 212° Award!

Recipients of this award are employees who demonstrate a positive attitude and commitment to their profession, students, fellow employees, and a loyalty to the mission of NCK Tech. Eligible recipients are nominated by fellow employees and the award winner is selected by a committee of five NCK Tech employees. The award is presented twice a year, during the Fall and Spring semesters. Paula Rominger, NCK Tech’s Payroll/Accounts Payable Manager, was the recipient of the Spring award. Paula was honored during a faculty In-service meeting and presented a 212° Award trophy. In addition, her name was added to the 212° Award plaque, which displays all award recipients, and she received a letter of commendation and a gift certificate to a local restaurant.

Congratulations, Paula!

Farm Home & Garden Show

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Has your business signed up for the 2014 Beloit Farm, Home & Garden Show?  You still have time to take advantage of this great opportunity to showcase your business.  Applications are available.  The show will take place April 4th-5th at the Mitchell County Fairgrounds.  If you were not a vendor last year and would like to become one this year, contact the Chamber office at 738-2717 or by email at beloitchamber@nckcn.com and one will be sent to you.  We look for this show to grow so send in your applications early.  The applications are attached.

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!

Chamber Coffee!

Join us for the Chamber Coffee, April 11th at AGCO/Sunflower from 9am-10:30am.  Great networking for everyone!  Don’t miss out!

Calendar of Events

Friday, March 21st – 2pm-4pm – Farwell Reception for David Dick – MCHHS

Saturday, March 22nd – 9am – Legislative Coffee with Rep. Susan Concannon & Sen. Elaine Bowers – Beloit High School Commons Area

Saturday, March 22nd – St. John’s School Auction

Monday, March 24th – 2pm – Ribbon Cutting/Dedication for Dr. Drake – MCHHS

Monday, March 24th – 7pm-8pm – Blujay State Basketball Celebration – St. John’s gym

Tuesday, March 25th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, March 26th – 10am-4pm – Isle of Lights Show – Basement of the Muni

Wednesday, March 26th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Tuesday, April 1st – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, April 2nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, April 3rd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Friday, April 4th – NCK Tech 8th Grade Day

Friday, April 4th & Saturday, April 5th – Farm Home & Garden Show – Mitchell County Fairgrounds

Monday, April 7th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, April 8th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Tuesday, April 8th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, April 9th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, April 10th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, April 11th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – AGCO

Monday, April 14th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, April 15th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, April 16th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Alliance

Wednesday, April 16th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, April 17th – Touchstone Electro Rally – NCK Tech

Thursday, April 17th – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRP

Sunday, April 20th – Easter

Tuesday, April 22nd – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, April 23rd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Tuesday, April 29th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, April 30th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Saturday, May 3rd – City Wide Garage Sale

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Chamber Chat March 14, 2014

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Chamber Coffee!                   

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Join us for the Chamber Coffee today, March 14th at First National Bank from 9am-10:30am.  Great networking for everyone!  Don’t miss out!

Broadcast Schedules for State Basketball 

State Basketball on KD Country 94 & Z 96.3

Friday, March 14th

KD Country 94 and online at http://www.kdcountry94.com
3A Boys Semifinal from Hutch:
#2 Beloit (23-1) vs. #3 Nemaha Valley (22-2) 4:30 p.m. pregame 

KVSV 105.5 and Cable Channel 12
#2 Beloit (23-1) vs. #3 Nemaha Valley (22-2) 4:30 p.m. pregame

KD Country 94 and online at http://www.kdcountry94.com
1A DI Girls State Semifinal from Emporia: 
#1Hoxie (24-0) vs #5 Osborne (20-3) 6:30 p.m.

Z96.3 the Lake and online at http://www.963thelake.com
1A DII Boys Semifinal from Hays:
#1 St.John’s/Tipton (23-1) vs. #4 Chetopa (20-4) 4:30 p.m. pregame

 Also online @ www.kdcountry94.com & www.z963thelake.com 

AM1190 KVSV The Mix and www.KVSVradio.com

1A DII Boys Semifinal from Hays:
#1 St.John’s/Tipton (23-1) vs. #4 Chetopa (20-4) 4:30 p.m. pregame

Farewell Reception for David Dick

Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems cordially invites you to attend a farewell reception for David Dick, CEO. After 8 years of dedicated service to MCHHS David is leaving to move back to South Dakota. Please join us in expressing best wishes for his future.

Friday March 21st, 2014

2:00-4:00pm

MCHHS south cafeteria dining room

400 W. 8th St.

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Sonic Drive-In

Sonic Drive-In Beloit will have ½ price single hamburgers on Monday, March 17th for St. Patrick’s Day!  Stop by and grab a couple!

Farm Home & Garden Show

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Has your business signed up for the 2014 Beloit Farm, Home & Garden Show?  You still have time to take advantage of this great opportunity to showcase your business.  Applications are available.  The show will take place April 4th-5th at the Mitchell County Fairgrounds.  If you were not a vendor last year and would like to become one this year, contact the Chamber office at 738-2717 or by email at beloitchamber@nckcn.com and one will be sent to you.  We look for this show to grow so send in your applications early.  The applications are attached. 

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!  

Cheyenne War

The Mitchell County Historical Society is sponsoring Dr. Jeff Broome, author of Cheyenne War:  Indian Raids on the Roads to Denver, 1864-1869.  Dr. Broome’s will speak on Sunday, March 16th at 2pm in the Mitchell County Museum Annex.  The cost to attend is $10 per person (children & students are free).  The book depicts the time in the Solomon Valley during the Indian Raids of 1868.  Dr. Broome is the recipient of the Lawrence A. Frost Literary Award from the Little Big Horn Associates and Six Shooter award from the Wild West History Association.  He is the philosophy professor of Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, CO.

For more information, contact the Historical Society at 785-738-5355 or by email mchistorical@yahoo.com.

Dedication Ceremony for Dr. Douglas Drake

You are cordially invited to join Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems for a special dedication ceremony to commemorate the memory of Dr. Douglas Drake, MD and his years of dedicated service. Please join us on Monday, March 24th, from 2-3 p.m. in the Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems south cafeteria dining room. A dessert reception will follow the ceremony.

NCK Tech Students Awarded Hodler Scholarship

NCK Tech College is proud to announce the recipients of the Hodler Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year. Sierra Winkel, Beloit, and Christy Stevenson, Simpson, each received a $300 scholarship. The Hodler scholarship was established by the family of Rex and Berenice Hodler. The Hodlers, lifelong residents of Mitchell County, had a passion for farming and education and a shared belief that education was a vital component to an individual’s success.  The scholarship is awarded to Mitchell County nursing students who have indicated a need for financial assistance and have demonstrated excellence in academics and exemplary patient care.

The Practical Nursing program on the Beloit campus is a one year certificate program. Upon successful completion of the program, students are qualified to sit for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) state examination.  The student may then enter the workforce or enroll in the second year Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) program on the Hays campus.  

Thank You for renewing your Membership

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

v  Jewell Grocery

Calendar of Events

Friday, March 14th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – First National Bank

Sunday, March 16th – 2pm – Cheyenne War – Mitchell County Museum Annex

Monday, March 17th – Friday, March 22nd – NCK Tech Spring Break – Campus Closed

Monday, March 17th – 7pm – Mack Bailey presented by Beloit Area Concert Association – Muni

Tuesday, March 18th – Chamber Office Closed for Leadership Mitchell County

Tuesday, March 18th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, March 19th – 9:30am – Ministerial Alliance

Wednesday, March 19th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, March 20th – NCK County Clerk’s Association Spring Meeting

Thursday, March 20th – 12pm – SVED Board Meeting – Guaranty State Bank Community Room

Friday, March 21st – 2pm-4pm – Farwell Reception for David Dick – MCHHS

Saturday, March 22nd – 9am – Legislative Coffee with Rep. Susan Concannon & Sen. Elaine         Bowers – Beloit High School Commons Area

Saturday, March 22nd – St. John’s School Auction

Monday, March 24th – 2pm – Ribbon Cutting/Dedication for Dr. Drake – MCHHS

Tuesday, March 25th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, March 26th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Wednesday, March 26th – Ag Ed Career Development Event (Ag Mechanics Contest) – NCK Tech

Tuesday, April 1st – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, April 2nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, April 3rd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Friday, April 4th – NCK Tech 8th Grade Day

Friday, April 4th & Saturday, April 5th – Farm Home & Garden Show – Mitchell County  Fairgrounds

Monday, April 7th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, April 8th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Tuesday, April 8th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, April 9th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, April 10th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, April 11th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – AGCO

Monday, April 14th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, April 15th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, April 16th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Alliance

Wednesday, April 16th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, April 17th – Touchstone Electro Rally – NCK Tech

Thursday, April 17th – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRP

Sunday, April 20th – Easter

Tuesday, April 22nd – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, April 23rd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Tuesday, April 29th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, April 30th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Wednesday, April 30th-May 1st – Orientation & Tool Day – NCK Tech

Saturday, May 3rd – City Wide Garage Sale  

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Chamber Chat March 7, 2014

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Spring Forward!

(maybe that means spring will come quicker!)

Don’t forget to Spring Forward!  Remember to set your clocks AHEAD one hour Saturday Night!

Chamber Coffee!

Join us for the Chamber Coffee at First National Bank from 9am-10:30am,

Friday, March 14th.  Great networking for everyone!  Don’t miss out!

NCK Tech Staff Recognized with 212° Award

At 211 degrees water is hot, at 212 degrees it boils. One degree makes all the difference. To recognize NCK Tech staff who demonstrate superior dedication and the willingness to go the extra degree, the college is pleased to announce the first recipient of the 212° Award!

Recipients of this award are employees who demonstrate a positive attitude and commitment to their profession, students, fellow employees, and a loyalty to the mission of NCK Tech. Eligible recipients are nominated by fellow employees and the award winner is selected by a committee of five NCK Tech employees. The award will be presented twice a year, during the Fall and Spring semesters. Ian Draemel, NCK Tech’s Information Technology Director, was the recipient of the Fall 2013 award. Ian was honored during a faculty In-service meeting and presented a 212° Award trophy. In addition, his name was added to the 212° Award plaque, which displays all award recipients, and he received a letter of commendation and a gift certificate to a local restaurant.

Congratulations, Ian!

Farm Home & Garden Show

Has your business signed up for the 2014 Beloit Farm, Home & Garden Show?  You still have time to take advantage of this great opportunity to showcase your business.  Applications are available.  The show will take place April 4th-5th at the Mitchell County Fairgrounds.  If you were not a vendor last year and would like to become one this year, contact the Chamber office at 738-2717 or by email at beloitchamber@nckcn.com and one will be sent to you.  We look for this show to grow so send in your applications early.  The applications are attached.

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!

NCK Tech Spring Spotlight

Interested in learning more about the NCK Tech? Our Spring Spotlight events provide the opportunity for prospective students and their parents to experience the NCK Tech difference! Students visit programs of interest and attend Campus Life sessions, which provide information on campus housing and student activities. Parent Sessions provide details on Admissions, Financial Aid processes and the award-winning educational opportunities at NCK Tech. The Beloit campus Spotlight will be held on March 11th; the Hays campus Spotlight will be held on March 13th. Register on our website at: www.ncktc.edu  or call 800-658-4655 for further information. 

Thank You for renewing your Membership

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

v  A Full House

v  Sonic Drive In Beloit

Calendar of Events

Monday, March 10th – 7pm – Mitchell Country Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, March 11th – Spring Spotlight – NCK Tech

Tuesday, March 11th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Tuesday, March 11th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, March 12th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, March 13th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, March 14th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – First National Bank

Monday, March 17th – Friday, March 22nd – NCK Tech Spring Break – Campus Closed

Monday, March 17th – 7pm – Mack Bailey presented by Beloit Area Concert Association – Muni

Tuesday, March 18th – Chamber Office Closed for Leadership Mitchell County

Tuesday, March 18th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, March 19th – 9:30am – Ministerial Alliance

Wednesday, March 19th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, March 20th – NCK County Clerk’s Association Spring Meeting

Thursday, March 20th – 12pm – SVED Board Meeting – Guaranty State Bank Community Room

Saturday, March 22nd – St. John’s School Auction

Monday, March 24th – 2pm – Ribbon Cutting/Dedication for Dr. Drake – MCHHS

Tuesday, March 25th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, March 26th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Tuesday, April 1st – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, April 2nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, April 3rd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Friday, April 4th – NCK Tech 8th Grade Day

Friday, April 4th & Saturday, April 5th – Farm Home & Garden Show – Mitchell County            Fairgrounds

Monday, April 7th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, April 8th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Tuesday, April 8th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, April 9th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, April 10th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, April 11th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – AGCO  

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