Chamber Chat November 26, 2014

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Chamber Chat

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 opens tonight, Wednesday, November 26th from 6pm-9pm. It will remain open until December 31st. The hours are Sunday through Thursday 6pm-9pm, Friday and Saturday 6pm-10pm.

SAVE THE DATE!

If you missed the Chamber Annual Banquet last year, mark your calendars for Saturday, February 21, 2015! You won’t want to miss out again this year!

The Chamber Banquet is set. 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!

Sizzlin’ with Santa Chili Cook-Off

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Entry forms are attached! Fill it out today to reserve your spot to see if you have the best chili!

Santa will make his grand entry at 12:30pm to announce the winner! He will be waiting for your Christmas wish list at S & S Home Health!

Holiday Home Tours

MCHHS Relay for Life Team’s 6th Annual

“Spirit of the Season”

Holiday Home Tour
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
From 1-4:30pm

Families opening their homes this year:
Greg & Connie Kopsa
The Perdue House
Justin & Heidi Rexrote
Dave & Patti Blackmore
Scott & Mary Jane Chapman
Chantz & Amber Martin

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

Same day ticket sales and bake sale at Porter House from 11am-1pm.

Santa at Solomon Valley Bank

Solomon Valley Bank has Santa coming! Stop by on Saturday, December 13th between 9am-11am to tell Santa what you would like for Christmas!

Solomon Valley Cinema & H&R Block

FREE MOVIE AT CINEMA

Join the fun and festivities at Solomon Valley Cinema. H&R Block Beloit is sponsoring a free movie day at the Cinema on Saturday, December 6th.

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 Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure 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 6th at 2:00 pm for Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure.

Beloit Community Blood Drive

Tuesday, December 9
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!

Chamber Coffee!

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The Chamber Coffee is Friday, December 12th at the Chamber Office hosted by World Pest Control from 9am-10:30am. Stop by for a cup of coffee and network with great friends! If your company would like to host a coffee in 2015, call the Chamber Office at 738-2717 or email beloitchamber@nckcn.com. The months are filling up fast!

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!

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, November 26th – 6pm – Opening of Chautauqua Isle of Lights
Thursday, November 27th – Thanksgiving – Chamber Office closed
Friday, November 28th – Chamber Office Closed
Monday, December 1st – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, December 2nd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, December 3rd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, December 4th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Saturday, December 6th – 10am – Sizzlin’ with Santa! Chili Cook-off – Downtown Beloit
Saturday, December 6th – 1pm-5pm – Holiday Home Tours
Saturday, December 6th – 2pm – FREE Movie at SV Cinema sponsored by H&R Block
Monday, December 8th – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, December 9th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, December 9th – Noon – 6pm – Beloit Community Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Gym
Tuesday, December 9th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, December 10th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, December 11th – Noon – Chamber Board
Friday, December 12th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – World Pest Control at the Chamber Office
Saturday, December 13th – 9am-11am – Santa at Solomon Valley Bank
Tuesday, December 16th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, December 17th – 9:30am – Ministerial Association
Wednesday, December 17th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, December 18th – 12:30pm – SVED – NCRP
Tuesday, December 23rd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, December 24th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, December 25th & Friday December 26th – Chamber Office closed
Tuesday, December 30th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, December 31st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

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Chamber Chat November 21, 2014

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Public Information Meeting

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Sizzlin’ with Santa Chili Cook-Off

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Entry forms are attached! Fill it out today to reserve your spot to see if you have the best chili!

Santa will make his grand entry at 12:30pm and announce the winner! He will be waiting for your Christmas wish list at S & S Home Health!

Solomon Valley Cinema & H&R Block

FREE MOVIE AT CINEMA

Join the fun and festivities at Solomon Valley Cinema. H&R Block Beloit is sponsoring a free movie day at the Cinema on Saturday, December 6th.

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 Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure 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 6th at 2:00 pm for Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure.

Chamber Coffee!

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The Chamber Coffee is Friday, December 12th at the Chamber Office hosted by World Pest Control from 9am-10:30am. Stop by for a cup of coffee and network with great friends!

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.

Santa at Solomon Valley Bank

Solomon Valley Bank has Santa coming! Stop by on Saturday, December 13th between 9am-11am to tell Santa what you would like for Christmas!

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.

 John Cashatt
 Simpson Farm Enterprises

Calendar of Events

Monday, November 24th – 7pm – Public Information Meeting Housing Rehab/Demo Grant – Beloit Municipal Building
Tuesday, November 25th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, November 26th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Wednesday, November 26th -29th – NCK Tech Fall Break (Campus Closed)
Wednesday, November 26th – 6pm – Opening of Chautauqua Isle of Lights
Thursday, November 27th – Thanksgiving – Chamber Office closed
Friday, November 28th – Chamber Office Closed
Monday, December 1st – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, December 2nd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, December 3rd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, December 4th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Saturday, December 6th – 10am – Sizzlin’ with Santa! Chili Cook-off – Downtown Beloit
Saturday, December 6th – 1pm-5pm – Holiday Home Tours
Saturday, December 6th – 2pm – FREE Movie at Solomon Valley Cinema sponsored by H&R Block
Monday, December 8th – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, December 9th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, December 9th – Noon – 6pm – Beloit Community Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym
Tuesday, December 9th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, December 10th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, December 11th – Noon – Chamber Board
Friday, December 12th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – World Pest Control at the Chamber Office
Saturday, December 13th – 9am-11am – Santa at Solomon Valley Bank

Stay up to date!
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Chamber Chat November 14, 2014

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Chamber Chat

Chamber Coffee!
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The Chamber Coffee is TODAY, Friday, November 14th at Solomon Valley Bank, 3011 US Hwy 24, from 9am-10:30am. Stop by for a cup of coffee and network with great friends!

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.

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NCK Wellness Center, Inc. Receives Estate Bequest
The NCK Wellness Center, a community-driven, non-profit fitness center and indoor pool in North Central Kansas, announced today that it has received a bequest in excess of $20,000 from the estate of John A. White, long-time resident of Jewell, Kan. John passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2013.

“It is my desire to make this devise and bequeath because I have enjoyed swimming all of my life and have used the NCK Wellness Center Natatorium extensively. I want as many people as possible to have the same experience I did.” – John A. White as stated in his last will and testament.
“We are grateful for John’s generous gift. It is such an honor that he considered the NCK Wellness Center in his estate planning,” said Lori May, Director of the NCK Wellness Center. “I think the donation says a lot about this man and his passions. It is so rare to see an indoor pool survive in a community of this size and John recognized that,” May said.

Legacy Fund
The John A. White Natatorium fund has been established with the Solomon Valley Community Foundation. The income from the investment in the endowment will be utilized to support the natatorium, particularly in the area of developing qualified staff to ensure patron safety. “We’re dedicated to carrying out and honoring John’s specific wishes,” said Curt Frasier, NCK Wellness Center board president. “This is indicative of the importance of wellness as recognized by our citizens whose interests have been stimulated by AWARE, the Center, and other community causes,” Frasier said.
“It says a lot about North Central Kansas to have community members willing to build and support a facility of this caliber. John’s generosity will help ensure the viability of the natatorium for our region for years to come,” May said.

About
The NCK Wellness Center is a reality due to the insight and cooperation of the North Central Kansas Technical College, Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems, and the City of Beloit: a great community partnership. Designated a 501(c)(3), NCK Wellness Center, Inc. is a stand-alone entity supported solely by membership dues, facility rental, and donations. The mission of the NCK Wellness Center is not only to provide a supportive environment for sustaining and improving the wellness of our members but also to promote a culture of healthy living in this community and North Central Kansas. The facility, located on the NCK Tech College campus, houses a variety of high quality, commercial grade cardiovascular and strength training equipment as well as an indoor pool & spa, walking/jogging track, group exercise room, classroom, gymnasium, cycling theater, racquetball court and locker rooms.

For more information, please contact Lori May at 785-738-3995 or lorimay@outlook.com.

Sizzlin’ with Santa Chili Cook-Off

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Entry forms are attached!  Fill it out today to reserve your spot to see if you have the best chili! 

Wheat Fields Floral

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Mitchell County Council on Aging

There will be a Medicare Part D enrollment event at the Glen Elder Library on Tuesday, Nov 18, from 1:30 – 4:00.  Bring a list of all your prescription medications to this event, which is FREE to the public.  Advanced registration not required but is recommended.  Call the Glen Elder Library at 785-545-3632 to register.  Sponsored by the Mitchell County Council on Aging.

There will be a Medicare Part D enrollment event at the Cawker City Library on Thursday, Nov 20, from 1:30 – 4:00.  Bring a list of all your prescription medications to this event, which is FREE to the public.  Advanced registration not required but is recommended.  Call the Cawker City Library at 785-781-4925 to register.  Sponsored by the Mitchell County Council on Aging.

Ackerman Supply

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There will also be a Norwex book party going on for people to order products!  Ladies take advantage of this night and head on out to Ackerman Supply! 

 

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 November 20th from 7-8pm – What does it take to be a Lifeguard? Free Informational Session at the NCK Wellness Center with Terri Engelbert.  Please go to www.nckwellness.com or the Wellness Center front desk to register. 

Public Information Meeting

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The NCK Wellness Center is conducting a community survey to evaluate the feasibility of expanding access to the cardio and strength equipment.  The survey is available on the home page of www.nckwellness.com and on the NCK Wellness Center facebook page.  If you would like a paper form, those can be found at the Wellness Center Front Desk.  All community members are invited to take the survey whether a member or not.  Deadline to take the NCK Wellness Center Expansion of Hours Community Survey is November 16th, available at www.nckwellness.com or the Wellness Center front desk. 

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, November 14th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Solomon Valley Bank

Tuesday, November 18th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, November 19th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Association

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

Thursday, November 20th – SVED Board – NCRPC

Monday, November 24th – 7pm – Public Information Meeting Housing Rehab/Demo Grant –            Beloit Municipal Building

Tuesday, November 25th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

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

Wednesday, November 26th -29th – NCK Tech Fall Break (Campus Closed)

Thursday, November 27th – Thanksgiving – Chamber Office closed

Friday, November 28th – Chamber Office Closed

Monday, December 1st – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, December 2nd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, December 3rd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, December 4th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Saturday, December 6th – 10am – Sizzlin’ with Santa! Chili Cook-off – Downtown Beloit

Saturday, December 6th – 1pm-5pm – Holiday Home Tours

Monday, December 8th – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, December 9th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, December 9th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, December 10th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, December 11th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, December 12th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – World Pest Control at the Chamber Office

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