Chamber Chat September 26, 2014

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Ribbon Cutting/Open House

Please mark your calendars for ReNew Massage Therapy & Day Spa’s, 209 N Mill, OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday, October 1st, from 10-6. The Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting with take place at 9:45am. Want to learn more about DoTerra essential oils? DeVola Samuelson will be available to answer any questions you may have. Stop in and tour ReNew and register for drawings. Hope to see you there! — at ReNew Massage Therapy, Connie Hafliger, CMT.

Chamber Coffee!

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The Chamber Coffee is Friday, October 10th at S & S Home Health, 113 S Mill St., from 9am-10:30am Stop by for a cup of coffee and networking with great friends!

August Unemployment Rates

The state’s August seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, unchanged from July and down from 5.5 percent in August 2013.

Kansas gained 12,600 seasonally adjusted private sector jobs, an increase of 1.1 percent since last year, and 10,900 nonfarm jobs, a 0.8 percent increase. Since last month, Kansas gained 2,400 seasonally adjusted private sector jobs, a 0.2 percent increase. The state gained 900 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs, a 0.1 percent increase since last month.

“Across the board, Kansans are better off than they were a year ago,” said Lana Gordon, Secretary of Labor. “The number of jobs and people working are up, and people are earning more at their jobs. Further, unemployment claims are below 2008 levels – a great sign that the economy is strong.”

Not seasonally adjusted figures show Kansas gained 16,100 private sector jobs since last year, or 1.4 percent, and 15,600 nonfarm jobs, an increase of 1.1 percent. Since July, private sector jobs decreased by 1,700, a 0.1 percent decline. The state lost 500 nonfarm jobs over the month, showing no significant percentage change.

“The Kansas economy again recorded positive signs of growth, both over the month and over the year. In the private sector, key indicators of growth including average weekly hours and earnings continue to show improvement, indicating a better standard of living for Kansans,” said Efua Afful, Labor Economist.

The not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8 percent, down from 5.4 percent in July and down from 5.7 percent last year.

There were 9,953 initial claims for unemployment benefits in August 2014, down from 12,193 in July and down from 14,423 last year. There were 62,606 continued claims in August, down from 73,127 the previous month and down from 103,521 in August 2013. These numbers include all available programs.

Mitchell County unemployment for August was 3.6% compared to 4% in July and 3.2% in August 2013.

KVSV Production Schedule

Hear exciting High School Football action Friday night Sept 26…on KVSV-Beloit at Republic County

5:30pm…Coaches Corner (Volleyball Cross Country, Tennis) on AM1190KVSV THE MIX

6:00pm..K-Preps.Com Kansas Pre Game Show on KVSV FM 105.5 and AM1190KVSV THE MIX

6:25pm..Inside Kansas High School Football in NCK with John Baetz of Kansas Pre Game on FM 105.5 and AM1190KVSV THE MIX

6:45pm…Live pre game from Belleville kickoff at 7:00pm on KVSV FM
105.5 and AM1190 KVSV THE MIX

10:00pm..Kansas High School Football Scoreboard Show on KVSV FM 105.5 and AM1190KVSV THE MIX

Also hear all of the pre game shows and game broadcast at kvsvradio.com and on tv cable channel 12 in Beloit and on Synergy Channel 997 on Cunningham Cable.

Relay 4 Life Spirit of the Season Home Tour

The 6th annual Relay 4 Life Spirit of the Season home tour will be Saturday December 6th from 1 to 5(times may change a little bit) and are looking for people who would open their homes for this great cause. Please contact Mary Jane Chapman at 785 738 8322 if you have any interest in this or would like to volunteer a friend . We need these homes as soon as possible so call for more information. Thanks!

Your Home for High School Football This Season is KD Country 94 and Z96.3

Locker-Room Chats on Wednesday and Thursdays at 5:10 p.m. covering:
Wednesdays: Beloit, Osborne, Smith Center, Lincoln, & Thunder Ridge
Thursdays: St. John’s-Tipton, Lakeside, Rock Hills, Sylvan-Lucas

Two High School Football Games Every Friday Evening on KD Country 94 & Z96.3.

The “Football Express” The Only Show That Previews All the Games in the Area
Airs Fridays on KD Country 94 at 5:40 p.m. as you travel to the games and Tailgate in the Parking Lot.

The Local High School Scoreboard Show (Get All The Scores and Recaps)
Airs After the Games on KD Country 94 on Fridays at 10:05 p.m.

Find our Complete Broadcast Schedule and listen to all of the Football Broadcasts via the worldwide web at http://www.kdcountry94.com

And for the latest information about your area team, go to http://www.nckssports.com

Friday, September 26th:
KD Country 94: Lakeside at Clifton-Clyde 6:30 p.m. pregame
Z96.3: Pike Valley at St.John’s/Tipton 6:30 p.m. pregame
Pike Valley at St.John’s/Tipton video stream at http://www.nckssports.com
Beloit at Republic County video Stream at http://www.nckssports.com

Beloit Holiday Fair

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Beloit Community Blood Drive

Beloit Community Blood Drive

Thursday, October 9th, 12pm-6pm
Friday, October 10th, 8:30am-2pm

NCK Wellness Center Gym, 3033 US Hwy 24

To schedule your appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Annual Cooportunity Day Cookout

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Farmway Co-op, Farmway Credit Union and Rolling Hills Electric are kicking off October National Co-op Month once again with the Annual Cooportunity Day Cookout! The date is Friday, October 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Chautauqua Park. We’re encouraging everyone to enjoy a free meal with the co-op team AND bring a non-perishable item for the Mitchell County Food Pantry.

MCHHS Fall Fun Run

When: Saturday, November 1st, 8am.
Where: Race starts and ends in the front parking lot of Mitchell County Hospital
Distances & Pricing: 1 Mile Fun Run ($15), 5K ($25) and 10K ($35). Children 4 yrs. of age and younger in a stroller are free.
Come out and join the fun! The race will be costume themed, but you do not have to wear a costume to participate. Walkers and strollers are welcome & encouraged! Registration will start at 7am in the front parking lot of Mitchell County Hospital. Registration will be allowed till the start of the race. You must be pre-registered by October 17th to receive a t-shirt. Post-race food will be provided free for registered runners. Food will also be available for family/spectators at a suggested $3.00 free will donation per person. This will be an annual event with proceeds going to different areas of the hospital. This year’s proceeds will be going to the OB department.
For more information contact Jennifer Giersch at 785-275-1055.

Central National Bank

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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!

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Please join us for:
Drive In at the Tech
Help us celebrate our 50th anniversary with a trip back to the 60’s!

Saturday, October 11th
NCK Tech Beloit Campus

Call 785-738-9008 for movies and show times.
Rain date: Saturday, October 18th

Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 28th – 3pm – Heart Choices Walk Run For Life – Chautauqua Park
Tuesday, September 30th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 1st – Social Justice Day – St. John’s School
Wednesday, October 1st – 9:45am – Ribbon Cutting – ReNew Massage Therapy & Day Spa
Wednesday, October 1st – 10am-6pm – Open House – ReNew Massage Therapy & Day Spa
Wednesday, October 1st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 2nd – Chamber Office Closed
Friday, October 3rd – Chamber Office Closed
Friday, October 3rd – 11am-1pm – Annual Cooportunity Day Cookout – Chautauqua Park
Monday, October 6th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, October 7th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 8th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 9th – 12pm-6pm – Beloit Community Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym
Thursday, October 9th – Noon – Chamber Board Meeting
Thursday, October 9th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Friday, October 10th – 8:30am-2pm – Beloit Community Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym
Friday, October 10th – 9am – Chamber Coffee – S & S Drug
Saturday, October 11th – Drive in at the Tech – NCK Tech Campus
Monday, October 13th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, October 14th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, October 14th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, October 15th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, October 15th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 16th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRP
Tuesday, October 21st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 22nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Saturday, October 25th – 9am – Beloit Holiday Craft Fair – Muni
Tuesday, October 28th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 29th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Saturday, November 1st – MCHHS Fall Fun Run

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Chamber Chat September 19, 2014

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Chamber Member Verification Form

By now everyone should have received their Chamber Member Verification Form. Please take the time to complete the verification form to ensure I have all your information correct.

As a reminder the Chamber is working on the 2015-2016 (2 year) Mitchell County Community Profile/Chamber Membership directory which should be completed by January 2015.
Key sections in the directory are outlined below
• Provide information on the Chamber
• Overview of the history of Mitchell County
• Highlight historical landmarks
• Identify education options in the area
• Spotlight healthcare resources in Mitchell County
• Recreation
• Economic Development information
• Highlight key local events

Included in the profile will be a Chamber Membership Directory in alphabetical order as well as category order. It is imperative that I have the information correct for your business. Please verify your information on the verification form and mark any corrections or omissions and return by October 1, 2014.

Any additional categories listed, other than your main category, will be an additional $20 (this is billed after the first of the year). If you have questions about this, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

If you would like other representatives in your business to receive the weekly emails or other correspondence from the Chamber, please list them at the bottom of the page or attach an additional sheet.

You can return your information by email to beloitchamber@nckcn.com or by mail to Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce, 123 N Mill St, Beloit, KS 67420.

20th Annual Solomon Valley Eagles Car Show Extravaganza

Presented by the Eagles Aerie #3507, the 20th Annual Solomon Valley Eagles Car Show will take place on Saturday, September 20th in Downtown Beloit. Registration will begin at 9am, judging will be from 12 Noon to 1:30pm with the trophy presentation at 3pm. The concession stand will be available 10am to 1:30pm. Bingo will take place 1:30pm-2:30pm.

If you would like to volunteer or have any questions contact Leta Burks at Solomon Valley Eagles at 785-738-2952, 785-438-3308 or 785-534-0930 or Ryan Robinson at 785-738-0158

Your Home for High School Football This Season is KD Country 94 and Z96.3

Locker-Room Chats on Wednesday and Thursdays at 5:10 p.m. covering:
Wednesdays: Beloit, Osborne, Smith Center, Lincoln, & Thunder Ridge
Thursdays: St. John’s-Tipton, Lakeside, Rock Hills, Sylvan-Lucas

Two High School Football Games Every Friday Evening on KD Country 94 & Z96.3.

The “Football Express” The Only Show That Previews All the Games in the Area
Airs Fridays on KD Country 94 at 5:40 p.m. as you travel to the games and Tailgate in the Parking Lot.

The Local High School Scoreboard Show (Get All The Scores and Recaps)
Airs After the Games on KD Country 94 on Fridays at 10:05 p.m.

Find our Complete Broadcast Schedule and listen to all of the Football Broadcasts via the worldwide web at http://www.kdcountry94.com

And for the latest information about your area team, go to http://www.nckssports.com

Friday, September 19th

Sacred Heart at Beloit on Z96.3 The Lake and at http://www.z963thelake.com 6:30 p.m. pregame

Sacred Heart at Beloit LIVE VIDEO STREAM at http://www.nckssports.com 6:30 p.m. pregame

Rock Hills at Osborne on KD Country 94 and online at http://www.kdcountry94.com 6:30 p.m. pregame

Independent Community Service Award
Awarded to Cunningham Telephone & Cable

The Chamber would like to congratulate Brent and his staff on their award from Cablefax.
It doesn’t get more grass roots than Cunningham Telephone & Cable. Its first calls, in 1944, ran through a circuit board in the basement of founders Dean and Hazel Cunningham. The couple offered party line service to tiny Glen Elder, in north central KS. Hazel helped run the basement switchboard, which resembled something you’d see on “The Andy Griffith Show.” The first day the company offered service, its acquired plant was in sorry shape. Dean told the lone service tech, “We don’t have nothing to sell but customer service. Let’s get to it.”
Skip forward 70 years and Cunningham Telephone now is Cunningham Telephone & Cable. It’s in 12 communities, providing digital and HD video, high-speed data and voice. But don’t get overwhelmed by the numbers. As Brent Cunningham, VP & GM, tells us, two of those communities have fewer than 30 subscribers. In all, Cunningham has about 4,500 video customers, with 25% taking digital service. Most communities it serves are rural; the nearest Walmart is 40 miles away.
Cunningham also remains a family business, with 3rd and 4th generations of Cunninghams running it, along with 30 employees. After Dean, who was Brent’s great grandfather, his grandfather Robert ran things; following him was Brent’s uncle David. Now it’s Brent’s father, John.
The company’s ethic remains pretty much what it’s always been—grow the business locally by providing great customer service and offering advanced products. Today those products are delivered by fiber optics, digital and IP equipment.
Cunningham’s customers are its neighbors. “We know almost all our customers by their first name,” Brent says. On the morning we spoke with him, he received a call at 7:30 am at home from a customer. “I don’t mind that at all,” he says. “I think it’s an advantage that our customers can talk directly with the management of our company.”
It’s easy to see the roots of Cunningham’s commitment to community service. Commitment is a family trait. Two summers ago, a Cunningham contractor crew accidentally cut a sewer main. With all of its technicians occupied, company President John Cunningham grabbed a spade and soon was knee-deep in the mud. “That spoke volumes about commitment,” Brent says.
In this environment, community participation is essential, and Cunningham is heavily involved. Several years ago an area food bank was in dire need, so Cunningham ran a Christmas promotion in which customers could bring food items to its offices and in return get a discount on their cable bills. “I was amazed at the response we got,” Brent says. “We’ve continued to do that every year since.” Other businesses have followed suit.
The company also works closely with the local technical college, serving on its advisory board, taking interns and providing supplies for classes. “This year we had the opportunity to be a founding member of the Solomon Valley Community Foundation, which help set up an endowment fund for scholarships and community projects.” Another recent initiative involved a donation of funds and volunteer labor to help build a city park.
“Cunningham is a great role-model for small-town cable companies, they care about their customers, and it is evident in their service and community involvement,” says NCTC VP, Communications Dan Mulvenon. Mulvenon knows first-hand. His father-in-law built the original system in Beloit, KS, now owned by Cunningham. When his mother-in-law was moving last year, Mulvenon’s wife visited the Beloit office. “She said it was like stepping back in time—the same office she visited often as a child, but more so in the care and time the office rep took to help her with her mom’s account.”
As Brent says, “We are fully vested in the success of these areas not just for our company, but to help the areas succeed for the benefit of all of us.” After all, “we and all our employees live here, too.”
-Seth Arenstein
– See more at: http://www.cablefax.com/the-lists/top-ops-2014#independent-community-service-award

Cunningham Telephone & Cable

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https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cunninghamtelephoneandcable

The deadline to take the survey is the end of September.

LEAP Event

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Sonic

Sonic is getting ready to make their location bigger and better! September 27th will be the last day for the “old Sonic”. Come September 28th demolition will take place. Sonic will be tearing down their old store and rebuilding in the same location. Weather permitting it will take around 45-60 days. Doug will keep us informed on the progress.

We are excited for Doug and his team at Sonic! You have 9 days to get your Sonic fix in!

Beloit Holiday Fair

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Chamber Coffee!

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The Chamber Coffee is Friday, October 10th at S & S Drug, 110 S Mill St. Stop by for a cup of coffee and networking with great friends!

Heart Choices

Sunday, September 28
3:00 PM
(registration begins at 2:30)

5k run, 5k Walk, 1 mile walk

Fun for the whole family, including
Kids’ relay races, obstacle course,
Bounce Houses, inflatable games,
Putt-putt golf, face painting, Brain Pain sno cones, and more!!

Live entertainment by
Roger Cooper
(folk and gospel vocalist)
Pork burger and hot dog meal provided

FREE t-shirt to those who pay $20 registration fee
Or collect $20 or more in donations for Heart Choices
(register by September 19 to guarantee free t-shirt)

Fun for the WHOLE FAMILY!!
Bring your lawn chairs and CELEBRATE LIFE!!

Prizes for top individual and top team fundraisers!!
Register online and set up your fundraising page on the walk-run 4 life page
http://www.heartchoicesbeloit.com

All funds go toward funding pregnancy and parenting services and sexual integrity education in North Central Kansas! All services are provided free of charge.
Heart Choices is a 501-c-3 non-profit and donations are tax deductible.
Call 738-3433 for more information!

Annual Cooportunity Day Cookout

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Farmway Co-op, Farmway Credit Union and Rolling Hills Electric are kicking off October National Co-op Month once again with the Annual Cooportunity Day Cookout! The date is Friday, October 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Chautauqua Park. We’re encouraging everyone to enjoy a free meal with the co-op team AND bring a non-perishable item for the Mitchell County Food Pantry.

Relay 4 Life Spirit of the Season Home Tour

The 6th annual Relay 4 Life Spirit of the Season home tour will be Saturday December 6th from 1 to 5(times may change a little bit) and are looking for people who would open their homes for this great cause. Please contact Mary Jane Chapman at 785 738 8322 if you have any interest in this or would like to volunteer a friend . We need these homes as soon as possible so call for more information. Thanks!

 

FOOD PANTRY_Coop Month Poster

Farmway Co-op is hosting a Farmway Co-op wide Food Pantry Drive throughout the month of October. Community members, employees, producers, etc. are encouraged to drop off non-perishable items at ANY Farmway Co-op location throughout the month of October. The items will then be donated to the local food pantry in that area. Last year, together Farmway Co-op and the community raised more than 700 pounds of non-perishable items that were donated to four food pantries. We hope to exceed that amount this year!

Central National Bank

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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

Saturday, September 20th – Eagles Car Show – Downtown Beloit
Tuesday, September 23rd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, September 24th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Wednesday, September 24th – 5:30pm – LEAP Event – Down Under
Sunday, September 28th – 3pm – Heart Choices Walk Run For Life – Chautauqua Park
Tuesday, September 30th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 1st – Social Justice Day – St. John’s School
Wednesday, October 1st – 9:45am – Ribbon Cutting – ReNew Massage Therapy & Day Spa
Wednesday, October 1st – 10am-6pm – Open House – ReNew Massage Therapy & Day Spa
Wednesday, October 1st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Friday, October 3rd – 11am-1pm – Annual Cooportunity Day Cookout – Chautauqua Park
Monday, October 6th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, October 7th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 8th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 9th – Noon – Chamber Board Meeting
Thursday, October 9th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Friday, October 10th – 9am – Chamber Coffee – S & S Drug
Monday, October 13th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, October 14th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, October 14th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, October 15th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, October 15th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 16th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRP
Tuesday, October 21st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 22nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Saturday, October 25th – 9am – Beloit Holiday Craft Fair – Muni

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Chamber Chat September 12, 2014

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Chamber Coffee!

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The Chamber Coffee is TODAY, Friday, September 12th at American Family Insurance, Allen Kee Agency, 114 S Hersey. Stop by to see if Allen has fired up the grill!

Welcome New Chamber Members!

12:11 CrossFit

The Chamber would like to welcome 12:11 CrossFit, 1020 N Independence, as the newest member of the Chamber.

CrossFit has been called “The Sport of Fitness” because it re-introduces personal athletic achievement and performance to training. The mindset at the start of each workout is to be stronger, move faster, more efficiently, with better form than ever. This is why even after years of training CrossFit style, scores and times in workouts continue to drop and athletes continue to improve. It’s hard, fun, exciting, challenging, and will push you to be your absolute best!

We are happy to talk with you more about our program! Contact us and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Clint Horinek, owner, can be contacted at 785-694-3779 or by email at 1211crossfit@gmail.com.

West Hampton Remodeling & Lumberyard, LLC

The Chamber would like to welcome West Hampton Remodeling & Lumberyard, as a new member. They now have a local office located at 122 N Mill St.

West Hampton Remodeling has been locally owned for 14 years in Glen Elder. Free estimates are available for roofing, siding, gutters, fencing, windows, etc from all the storm damage. Works directly with your insurance company to alleviate headaches during the claim process. All work is guaranteed with a local company after everyone else leaves.

Call today for a quick turn around on your claim at 785-545-3131 or 1-877-479-3695.
Roofing Registration # 14-006113.

Your Home for High School Football This Season is KD Country 94 and Z96.3

Locker-Room Chats on Wednesday and Thursdays at 5:10 p.m. covering:
Wednesdays: Beloit, Osborne, Smith Center, Lincoln, & Thunder Ridge
Thursdays: St. John’s-Tipton, Lakeside, Rock Hills, Sylvan-Lucas

Two High School Football Games Every Friday Evening on KD Country 94 & Z96.3.

The “Football Express” The Only Show That Previews All the Games in the Area
Airs Fridays on KD Country 94 at 5:40 p.m. as you travel to the games and Tailgate in the Parking Lot.

The Local High School Scoreboard Show (Get All The Scores and Recaps)
Airs After the Games on KD Country 94 on Fridays at 10:05 p.m.

Find our Complete Broadcast Schedule and listen to All of the Football Broadcasts via the worldwide web at http://www.kdcountry94.com

And for the latest information about your area team, go to http://www.nckssports.com

20th Annual Solomon Valley Eagles Car Show Extravaganza

Presented by the Eagles Aerie #3507, the 20th Annual Solomon Valley Eagles Car Show will take place on Saturday, September 20th in Downtown Beloit. Registration will begin at 9am, judging will be from 12 Noon to 1:30pm with the trophy presentation at 3pm. The concession stand will be available 10am to 1:30pm. Bingo will take place 1:30pm-2:30pm.

If you would like to volunteer or have any questions contact Leta Burks at Solomon Valley Eagles at 785-738-2952, 785-438-3308 or 785-534-0930 or Ryan Robinson at 785-738-0158.

Cunningham Telephone & Cable

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https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cunninghamtelephoneandcable

The deadline to take the survey is the end of September.

Sonic Drive In

Sonic is getting ready to make their location bigger and better! September 27th will be the last day for the “old Sonic”. Come September 28th demolition will take place. Sonic will be tearing down their old store and rebuilding in the same location. Weather permitting it will take around 45-60 days. Doug will keep us informed on the progress.

We are excited for Doug and his team at Sonic! You have 16 days to get your Sonic fix in!

Relay 4 Life Spirit of the Season Home Tour

The 6th annual Relay 4 Life Spirit of the Season home tour will be Saturday December 6th from 1 to 5(times may change a little bit) and are looking for people who would open their homes for this great cause. Please contact Mary Jane Chapman at 785 738 8322 if you have any interest in this or would like to volunteer a friend . We need these homes as soon as possible so call for more information. Thanks!

Heart Choices

Heart Choices

Sunday, September 28
3:00 PM
(registration begins at 2:30)

5k run, 5k Walk, 1 mile walk

Fun for the whole family, including
Kids’ relay races, obstacle course,
Bounce Houses, inflatable games,
Putt-putt golf, face painting, Brain Pain sno cones, and more!!

Live entertainment by
Roger Cooper
(folk and gospel vocalist)
Pork burger and hot dog meal provided

FREE t-shirt to those who pay $20 registration fee
Or collect $20 or more in donations for Heart Choices
(register by September 19 to guarantee free t-shirt)

Fun for the WHOLE FAMILY!!
Bring your lawn chairs and CELEBRATE LIFE!!

Prizes for top individual and top team fundraisers!!
Register online and set up your fundraising page on the walk-run 4 life page
http://www.heartchoicesbeloit.com

All funds go toward funding pregnancy and parenting services and sexual integrity education in North Central Kansas! All services are provided free of charge.
Heart Choices is a 501-c-3 non-profit and donations are tax deductible.
Call 738-3433 for more information!

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In commemoration of NCK Tech’s 50th anniversary, the college is pleased to announce the 50 Scholarships for 50 Years campaign. During the 2014-2015 academic year, the campaign hopes to establish 50 new student scholarships. As a special tribute to the NCK Tech faculty, program specific scholarships were established to honor former and current faculty members. These scholarships bear the name of those faculty who had a significant impact on the program and honor the faculty who were the program’s first instructors (serving at least five years) or who have achieved 15 years or more of service to the college. Alumni from the various programs are encouraged to donate to the scholarships.

Further details on the campaign and a complete list of program scholarships may be found on the NCK Tech website: https://www.ncktc.edu/foundation/50for50/. Donations to the scholarship campaign are accepted on line – simply click on the “Donate to This Campaign” button and specify the scholarship of your choice. For further information on establishing a scholarship in this campaign,, contact Mari Tucker, Marketing/Foundation, at 785-738-9051, 785-623-6167 or mtucker@ncktc.edu.

Fur Harvesters Education Class

September 20, 2014 8 am – 5 pm
At Roger and Donna Macys Residence
609 Market St, Portis

Lunch will be provided
RSVP by Sept 13 to
Roger Macy 346-2076
Donna Macy 346-6017
Cleo Hah 346-4541

Western Kansas Human Resource Mgmt. Assoc. Seminar

Human Resources–Hiring-Firing & Points in-Between
Thursday, October 23, 2014
8am-11:30am and 12:55pm-3pm
Eagles Room at Ft. Hays State University Robbins Center

Attorney Tim Davis will be covering the following topics
• Hiring (interviewing, pre-offers, background checks)
• Performance (how to do one, what to document and how they can help or hurt legally)
• Investigation and Discipline (how to conduct one and progressive vs non-progressive discipline)
• Firing (what to do and how to do it)

Schedule
7:45-8:15 ….. Registration
8:15-8:20 ….. Welcome
8:20-8:30 ….. Introduction of Speaker
8:30 – 10:00 … Presentation
10:00-10:15 … Break
10:15-11:30 … Presentation

11:30-12:55 Lunch on your own

12:55-2:00 …. Presentation
2:00-2:10 …. Break
2:10-3:00 …. Presentation

NOTE: Awarded 5 General Recertification Credits from HRCI
Registration due by October 11
Hiring-Firing & Points In-Between – October 23 at Robbins Center (FHSU)
Company Name ______________________________________________________________
Address ____________________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip________________________________________________________________
Person attending______________________________________________________________
Phone_______________________ Email __________________________________________
Registration: $50/members and $65 for non-members Amount Enclosed ______
Make check payable to WKHRMA and mail to: Linda Frederick, 407 E. 20th St., Hays, KS 67601 or phone (785) 625-1304 for additional information.
(Payment MUST accompany registration) Registration is Non-Refundable

For a complete registration form call the Beloit Chamber Office at 738-2717. I will be able to email it to you.

LEAP Event

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MCHHS Fall Fun Run

When: Saturday, November 1st, 8am.
Where: Race starts and ends in the front parking lot of Mitchell County Hospital
Distances & Pricing: 1 Mile Fun Run ($15), 5K ($25) and 10K ($35). Children 4 yrs. of age and younger in a stroller are free.
Come out and join the fun! The race will be costume themed, but you do not have to wear a costume to participate. Walkers and strollers are welcome & encouraged! Registration will start at 7am in the front parking lot of Mitchell County Hospital. Registration will be allowed till the start of the race. You must be pre-registered by October 17th to receive a t-shirt. Post-race food will be provided free for registered runners. Food will also be available for family/spectators at a suggested $3.00 free will donation per person. This will be an annual event with proceeds going to different areas of the hospital. This year’s proceeds will be going to the OB department.
For more information contact Jennifer Giersch at 785-275-1055.

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

Friday, September 12th – 9am – Chamber Coffee – American Family Insurance Allen Kee Agency
Wednesday, September 17th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, September 17th – Noon – Joint meeting with Rotary & Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, September 18th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRP
Saturday, September 20th – Eagles Car Show – Downtown Beloit
Tuesday, September 23rd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, September 24th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Wednesday, September 24th – 5:30pm – LEAP Event – Down Under
Tuesday, September 30th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 1st – Social Justice Day – St. John’s School
Wednesday, October 1st – 9:45am – Ribbon Cutting – ReNew Massage Therapy & Day Spa
Wednesday, October 1st – 10am-6pm – Open House – ReNew Massage Therapy & Day Spa
Wednesday, October 1st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 2nd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Monday, October 6th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, October 7th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 8th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 9th – Noon – Chamber Board Meeting
Friday, October 10th – 9am – Chamber Coffee – S & S Drug
Monday, October 13th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, October 14th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, October 14th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, October 15th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, October 15th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 16th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRP
Tuesday, October 21st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 22nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Saturday, October 25th – 9am – Beloit Holiday Craft Fair – Muni

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Chamber Chat September 5, 2014

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Chamber Chat

Chamber Coffee!

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The Chamber Coffee is Friday, September 12th at American Family Insurance, Allen Kee Agency, 114 S Hersey.

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Thank You!

Thanks for making the NCK Tech Golden Opportunities Dinner and Auction a success. We value the opportunity to share our success with the community and we are looking forward to the next 50 years! We raised approximately $28,000 during the inaugural event to support the educational opportunities for students and the educational endeavors of the college. We appreciate your commitment to technical education and your generosity.

20th Annual Solomon Valley Eagles Car Show Extravaganza

Presented by the Eagles Aerie #3507, the 20th Annual Solomon Valley Eagles Car Show will take place on Saturday, September 20th in Downtown Beloit. Registration will begin at 9am, judging will be from 12 Noon to 1:30pm with the trophy presentation at 3pm. The concession stand will be available 10am to 1:30pm. Bingo will take place 1:30pm-2:30pm.

If you would like to volunteer or have any questions contact Leta Burks at Solomon Valley Eagles at 785-738-2952, 785-438-3308 or 785-534-0930 or Ryan Robinson at 785-738-0158.

NCK Wellness Center

For six weeks, from Sept 15 – Oct 24, 2014, you and your teammate will be challenged to survive in the areas of exercise and nutrition. If you and your teammate remain in the challenge all 6 weeks, by completing each week’s challenge, your team will receive t-shirts, and be eligible to win one of our grand prizes including:
-Powerbeats Wireless by Dr Dre
-2 Pairs of Men/Women’s Aetrex Running Shoes from S&S Drug
-3 Month WC Membership
-1 Hour Swedish Massage
Plus MORE to come!

Sign Up Fees:
WC Members: $10
Non-Members: $99-includes sign up fee, t-shirt, access to ENTIRE facility DURING SURVIVOR Challenge, can utilize ALL group exercise classes, & initiation fee. ($169 value)

Fur Harvesters Education Class

September 20, 2014 8 am – 5 pm
At Roger and Donna Macys Residence
609 Market St, Portis

Lunch will be provided
RSVP by Sept 13 to
Roger Macy 346-2076
Donna Macy 346-6017
Cleo Hah 346-4541

Wealth Enhancement Resource Group
College Planning 101

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LEAP Event

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MCHHS Fall Fun Run

When: Saturday, November 1st, 8am.
Where: Race starts and ends in the front parking lot of Mitchell County Hospital
Distances & Pricing: 1 Mile Fun Run ($15), 5K ($25) and 10K ($35). Children 4 yrs. of age and younger in a stroller are free.
Come out and join the fun! The race will be costume themed, but you do not have to wear a costume to participate. Walkers and strollers are welcome & encouraged! Registration will start at 7am in the front parking lot of Mitchell County Hospital. Registration will be allowed till the start of the race. You must be pre-registered by October 17th to receive a t-shirt. Post-race food will be provided free for registered runners. Food will also be available for family/spectators at a suggested $3.00 free will donation per person. This will be an annual event with proceeds going to different areas of the hospital. This year’s proceeds will be going to the OB department.
For more information contact Jennifer Giersch at 785-275-1055.

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

Monday, September 8th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, September 9th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, September 10th – Noon – Joint meeting with Rotary & Lions Club – NCK Tech
Wednesday, September 10th – 7:30pm – College Planning Relief Workshop – Trail Room, Muni
Thursday, September 11th – Noon – Chamber Board Meeting
Friday, September 12th – 9am – Chamber Coffee – American Family Insurance Allen Kee Agency
Wednesday, September 17th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, September 17th – Noon – Joint meeting with Rotary & Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, September 18th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRP
Saturday, September 20th – Eagles Car Show – Downtown Beloit
Tuesday, September 23rd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, September 24th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Wednesday, September 24th – 5:30pm – LEAP Event – Down Under
Tuesday, September 30th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 1st – Social Justice Day – St. John’s School
Wednesday, October 1st – 9:45am – Ribbon Cutting – ReNew Massage Therapy & Day Spa
Wednesday, October 1st – 10am-6pm – Open House – ReNew Massage Therapy & Day Spa
Wednesday, October 1st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 2nd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Monday, October 6th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, October 7th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 8th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 9th – Noon – Chamber Board Meeting
Friday, October 10th – 9am – Chamber Coffee – S & S Drug

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