Chamber Chat December 31, 2014

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Chautauqua Isle of Lights

The 2014 Chautauqua Isle of Lights remains open through tonight December 31st. Hours are from 6pm to 9pm.

Area residents are encouraged to bring their holiday visitors to view the display in the park.

Admission is free, however donations are greatly appreciated. Donations go toward improving the current displays and adding new ones.

Categories include religious, winter wonderland, patriotic, toyland, Christmas cards, school mascots, antique vehicles and farm machinery.

Ribbon Cutting

A Ribbon Cutting will take place on Tuesday, January 6th for Schoen Funeral Home (formerly Harrison Funeral Home), 302 N Hersey, at 10am.

Plan to stop by and congratulate Sylvia & Barry on their new endeavor.

Chamber Coffee!

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The Chamber Coffee is Friday, January 9th at Nex-Tech Wireless, 3053 B E Hwy 24, from 9am-10:30am. Stop by for a cup of coffee and network with great friends!

Here is the schedule for 2015!

January 9th Nex-Tech Wireless
February 13th The EyeCare Center
March 13th Cunningham Telephone
April 10th CASA
May 8th NCK Tech
June 12th World Pest Control
July 10th Meyer Chiropractic
August 14th No Coffee
September 11th Bobby Lee’s
October 9th Central National Bank
November 13th Solomon Valley Hospice
December 11th S & S Drug

We are FULL!!!!! Thank you so much to all the businesses who are participating or who have participated in the past.

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!

2015 Beloit Home Show

Has your business signed up for the 2015 Beloit Home Show? You still have time to take advantage of this great opportunity to showcase your business. Applications are available. The show will take place Saturday, March 21st at the Municipal Building from 9am-4pm. 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.

Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting will take place for KKSJ 107.5 FM Catholic Radio in Beloit on Friday, January 9th at 1pm. The radio station is located in the Parish Office, 622 E Main. Please plan to join us.

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

Watch Live Video Streams of Beloit and St.John’s/Tipton Athletics at http://www.nckssports.com
REMEMBER THE ARCHIVES! YOU CAN WATCH PREVIOUS GAMES WE HAVE DONE ANYTIME!!!
Next Live Video Streams
Tuesday, January 6th: 5:50 p.m. Phillipsburg at Beloit
VIDEO STREAM via http://www.nckssports.com
RADIO: Z96.3 the Lake/www.z963thelake.com

Friday, January 9th: 5:50 p.m. Beloit at Russell
VIDEO STREAM via http://www.nckssports.com

Friday, January 9th: 5:50 p.m. Hill City at St.John’s/Tipton
VIDEO STREAM via http://www.nckssports.com
RADIO: Z96.3 the Lake/www.z963thelake.com

Mitchell County Historical Society

Mitchell County Historical Society in Beloit will host “Jackalopes, Hodags, and Other Larger than Life Myths from the American Road,” a presentation and discussion by Erika Nelson on January 25, 2015 at 2:00PM at the old American Legion building 1/8 mile south of the junctions highways 24 and 14. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the Mitchell County Historical Society at 785.738.5355 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.

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!

Mitchell County Relay for Life

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Thank You for renewing your Membership
The following businesses have reinvested in the community through the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce.

 Ackerman Supply
 McDonald Roberts Funeral Service
 Jay Rowh

Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 1st & Friday, January 2nd – Chamber Office Closed
Monday, January 5th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, January 6th – 10am – Ribbon Cutting, Schoen Funeral Home
Tuesday, January 6th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, January 7th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, January 8th – Noon – Chamber Board
Friday, January 9th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Nex-Tech Wireless
Friday, January 9th – 1pm – Ribbon Cutting – Catholic Radio Station – Parish Office
Monday, January 12th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, January 13th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, January 13th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, January 14th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, January 15th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRP
Tuesday, January 20th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, January 21st – 9:30am – Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, January 21st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Tuesday, January 27th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, January 28th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

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Chamber Chat December 19, 2014

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Gray Drug & Fountain

Gray Drug & Fountain is having a Food Pantry Drive December 17th – 22nd!

*Bring in one of the following items & receive a $3 off Fountain Coupon:
Laundry Soap, Peanut Butter, Toilet Paper

*Bring in one of the following & receive a $2 off Fountain Coupon:
Cereal, Big Can of Soup, Ketchup

*Bring in any item and receive your choice of a free small coffee, soda or ice cream cone.

Guaranty State Bank

Please join the Guaranty State Bank and Trust Company for a Christmas open house on December 19th. They will be serving hors d’oeuvres and snacks all day!

Santa at Gray Drug & Fountain

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Gray Drug & Fountain Saturday, December 20th from 10am-12pm. You still have time to get your wish list in!!!

Schoens purchase Harrison Funeral Home

Sylvia and Barry Schoen announce that they have purchased the Harrison Funeral Home located on North Hersey Avenue in Beloit. The Schoens purchased the business from Jim Gabelmann, of Lincoln, Kansas. Sylvia has leased and managed the business for the last few years.

The funeral home will have a new name, Schoen Funeral Home and Monuments.
Sylvia’s husband, Barry has been involved in the business also, and will become more visible in the future, making it a family operation. They look to serve the community for years to come.

The Schoen’s are on call 24 hours a day. They do not use an answering service, but can be reached 24 hours a day. The funeral home has a new website http://www.schoenfhm.com and e-mail address, schoenfhm@g-mail.com. Sylvia said, “We feel that a personal touch is important in the time of need and we provide services for people of all faiths.”

Barry does all the monument work. The Schoen’s do monument sales and repair work, such as restoring stones in cemeteries that have been damaged over the years. Repairs are needed because in the past monuments were not made out of material that lasts, the Schoens said, such as the ones do now.

Sylvia serves on the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce Board and is a member of the Beloit Rotary Club. Barry is a member of the Beloit Volunteer Fire Department.

Sylvia obtained her license through Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado.
She grew up in Beloit and graduated from Beloit High School in 2010, residing in the area all her life. Sylvia’s parents are Jim and Tresa Kelly who also live in Beloit. Barry is a native of the Downs/Cawker City area. His parents are Bruce and Debbie Schoen of Downs. The Schoens have four children, Kimberly, 8; LeeAllie, 7; Peyton, 5; and Waylynn, 3 months old.

Currently the Schoens are making changes to the funeral home located at 302 North Hersey Avenue in Beloit and are adding a new sign. A new roof has been installed; gutters and facia, and the building will be painted soon along with new windows. There is also a lot of work being done throughout the inside.

The funeral service dates back to 1870 when J.H. Roberts founded the first funeral establishment in this area. From Beloit’s beginning there has been an “Undertaking Parlor”, as funeral homes were known in the late 19th century and early 20th century, to serve this growing community.
Fred Raleigh came to Beloit in 1927 and entered into a partnership with V.E. Daniels in a furniture store and funeral home at the corner of Mill and Main Streets. They operated the funeral business out of the furniture store until 1929.

A residential home at 302 N. Hersey was then purchased and renovated. In December of 1929, an open house was held with Raleigh and Bracken as funeral directors. In January of 1954, Harry and Lee Harrison bought the newly remodeled and enlarged structure at the same location. It was in May of 1983 that the Kansas Funeral Directors Association then presented the Harrison funeral Home with a One Hundred Years of Continuous Service since 1870 certificate. In 1985, Harry and Lee’s son Rick came back to Beloit to work with them in the family business.

For the past 144 years, people in the funeral directing professional have been serving members of all religions in the Solomon Valley area, and they have been proud to be a part of this heritage.

To Serve-to Assist-to Comfort are the fundamentals of their activity year-in and year-out.
It’s not so much the Beauty of the place
It’s not so much the size of the firm
It’s not so much a matter of facilities
What really counts is not material things
But service to our fellowmen.

Ribbon Cutting

A Ribbon Cutting will take place on Tuesday, January 6th for Schoen Funeral Home (formerly Harrison Funeral Home), 302 N Hersey, at 10am.

Plan to stop by and congratulate Sylvia & Barry on their new endeavor.

Central National Bank

It’s that time of Year!
Need your Gifts
Wrapped ?
Your paper or ours.

Bring your gifts to us we will wrap them
For your donation to
Mitchell County relay for Life!
CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK 120 e Main Beloit
Central national bank 101 S mill glen elder

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.

Becker Autos & Trailers Expands to Close Out 2014

Becker Autos & Trailers in Downs and Beloit has definitely made some changes to close out 2014. They hired their first full time vehicle mechanic, Charlie Harmon of Beloit. With several years of mechanic experience under his belt, Charlie joined the Becker Autos & Trailers team in Beloit in November. Charlie has been able to help maintain the current inventory and hopes soon to be able to service customers’ repair and maintenance needs.
Becker Autos & Trailers has added a new 60×80 metal building to the Beloit lot for full time trailer repair facility. Doug DeVore, full time employee and jack of all trades, will manage the shop. DeVore hopes to meet all your trailer needs. Welding and aluminum welding, floor installation, banding, frame straightening and structural repair, trailer wiring, flatbed and gooseneck ball installation for trucks are just a few of the things the shop will specialize in.
Becker Autos & Trailers in Downs and Beloit now offers financing on vehicles! Low and competitive rates for good credit and options for bad or no credit. Introductory good credit rates start as low as 1.99% through 2014. This is an option that they have never had before and should allow the family owned dealership to compete with bigger dealers in the market. They also have financing options available for several of their new trailers brands.
“We are so excited to have all these new options to better serve our customers. We think 2015 will be a great year for Becker Autos & Trailers, and really appreciate the local support we continue to receive!” said Lydia Housh, Manager of Becker Autos & Trailers in Beloit.
To find out more about the new offerings at Becker Autos & Trailers, stop by their Beloit location at 3008 US 24 Hwy or call 785-534-1227. Their inventory is also available online at http://www.beckerautos.com.

Chamber Coffee!

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The Chamber Coffee is Friday, January 9th at Nex-Tech Wireless, 3053 B E Hwy 24, from 9am-10:30am. Stop by for a cup of coffee and network with great friends!

Here is the schedule for 2015!

January 9th Nex-Tech Wireless
February 13th The EyeCare Center
March 13th Cunningham Telephone
April 10th CASA
May 8th
June 12th World Pest Control
July 10th
August 14th
September 11th Bobby Lee’s
October 9th Central National Bank
November 13th Solomon Valley Hospice
December 11th

If your company would like to host a coffee in 2015, call the Chamber Office at 738-2717 or email beloitchamber@nckcn.com. There are a few months left!

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!

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KVSV Production Schedule for High School Basketball

Hear High school Basketball Play By Play Friday night Dec 19th..on KVSV…..St John’s Tipton at Rock Hills

6:00 Girls pre-game…boys game to follow on KVSV FM 105.5…AM1190 KVSV THE MIX…kvsvradio.com…also

hear on TV Cable Channel 12 in Beloit and on Synergy Channel 997 on Cunningham Cable.

John Swanson and Jerry Rehmert have the call.

Guaranty State Bank

Santa will arrive at Guaranty State Bank on Wednesday, December 24th to receive that last minute wish list! He will be in the lobby from 9am-11am!

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

High School Basketball
Friday, Dec. 19th: 6 p.m.Beloit at Ellsworth
VIDEO STREAM via Beloit Trojan Channel
RADIO: KD COUNTRY 94/www.kdcountry94.com

Call 785-545-3220 if you would like a copy of any of the radio play-by-play broadcasts on KDNS 94.1 or KZDY 96.3 .

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

Your Home for High School Basketball & Wrestling This Season is KD Country 94 and Z96.3
Wrestling Locker-Room Chats on Tuesdays at 5:10 p.m. covering:
Wednesdays: Beloit, Osborne, Smith Center, & Lincoln

Basketball 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

Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting will take place for KKSJ 107.5 FM Catholic Radio in Beloit on Friday, January 9th at 1pm. The radio station is located in the Parish Office, 622 E Main. Please plan to join us.

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.

 A Full House
 Abram Ready Mix, Inc.
 All Things Exterior
 Anderson Insurance
 Beloit Auto and Truck Plaza
 Beloit Medical Center
 Beloit Motor Co., Inc.
 Beloit Ready Mix
 Budke Real Estate, LLC
 H & R Block
 Harrison Law Office, LLC
 Hopeful Beginnings Counseling Services, LLC
 Hubbard Feeds
 KDNS 94.1/KZDY 96.3
 NCK Wellness Center
 Pawnee Mental Health
 Pestinger Distributing Co.
 Prairie Land Electric
 Solomon Valley Cinema
 St. John’s Catholic Church
 Thummel Real Estate

Calendar of Events

Friday, December 19th – Guaranty State Bank Christmas Open House
Saturday, December 20th – Santa & Mrs. Claus at Gray Drug & Fountain
Monday, December 22nd – January 4th – NCK Tech Winter Break (College Closed)
Tuesday, December 23rd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, December 24th – 9am-11am – Santa at Guaranty State Bank Lobby
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
Thursday, January 1st & Friday, January 2nd – Chamber Office Closed
Monday, January 5th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, January 6th – 10am – Ribbon Cutting, Schoen Funeral Home
Tuesday, January 6th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, January 7th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, January 8th – Noon – Chamber Board
Friday, January 9th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Nex-Tech Wireless
Friday, January 9th – 1pm – Ribbon Cutting – Catholic Radio Station – Parish Office
Monday, January 12th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, January 13th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, January 13th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, January 14th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, January 15th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRP
Tuesday, January 20th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, January 21st – 9:30am – Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, January 21st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Tuesday, January 27th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, January 28th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

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Chamber Chat December 12, 2014

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Chamber Coffee!

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The Chamber Coffee is TODAY, 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! Shonda has ordered cinnamon rolls so you won’t want to miss out!

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!

Sizzlin’ with Santa Chili Cook-Off

I would like to thank the following for participating in the Sizzlin’ with Santa Chili Cook-off. Fires of Mordor (aka Beloit Motor, Kelly Kimerer), James Clothing, LCT (Lost Creek Therapies), Meyer Chiropractic, Bed Bug Roasters (aka World Pest Control), Chili off the old Block (aka H & R Block), Gray Drug & Fountain, S & S Home Health (Dave Roberts) and S & S Drug (Jim Johnson). It was a beautiful day and lots of chili was consumed by the public. The public did the judging and the winner was Bed Bug Roasters (aka World Pest Control). Shonda made a white chicken chili that was wonderful! She won by ONE vote over Jim Johnson…I sense a rematch for next year!

I also want to thank Doug Costigan from Sonic for providing all the cups, napkins, spoons and water, Leadership Mitchell County for providing pop and Hiserote Trash for providing a dumpster.

Thanks everyone and get your skills sharpened for next year!

Becker Autos & Trailers Donates $1,975 to Relay for Life

Through the month of October, Becker Autos and Trailers of Downs and Beloit have raised money from each vehicle and trailer sold to be donated to the Relay for Life. In doing so, the Downs and Beloit locations raised a total of $1,975 to be donated to the Mitchell and Osborne County Relay for Life.
“It’s great that with the help from our customers, we were able to raise so much money again this year. We are excited that we were able to donate $1,975 to just top last year’s $1,950. We know that the Relay for Life will be able to use this money to make a difference to individuals in our local communities,” said Lydia Housh, manager of Becker Autos & Trailers in Beloit.

The Relay for Life event will take place at the Mitchell County Fairgrounds again this year on June 13th. There will be children’s activities and games beginning at 4:30P and the walk will begin around 6:00P through midnight that evening. Everyone is invited to join the event and are encouraged to put together a team to walk. To find out more about the local Relay for Life email relayforlife.beloit@gmail.com or check out their official facebook page: American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Mitchell and Osborne County.
At Becker Autos and Trailers, they are proud of what was raised for the cause and hope to continue this yearly event to support the area Relay for Life. To reach Becker Autos and Trailers call 785-534-1227 or to find out more about their inventory please go to http://www.beckerautos.com.

“The best thing about donating to the Relay for Life is that the money raised actually comes back to help the people in our area battling cancer: the people we all know, and the people we call our neighbors and friends!” said Housh.

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!

Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening

A Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening will take place on Wednesday, December 17th at 9:30am for SONIC. Plan to stop by and take a tour and sample some great food! See you there!

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!

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Guaranty State Bank

Please join the Guaranty State Bank and Trust Company for a Christmas open house on December 19th. They will be serving hors d’oeuvres and snacks all day!

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

High School Basketball
Friday, Dec. 12th: 5:50 p.m. Republic County at Beloit
VIDEO STREAM at http://www.nckssports.com/
Radio: Z96.3 the Lake/www.z963thelake.com

Friday, Dec. 12th: 3:20 p.m.Thunder Ridge vs St.John’s/Tipton Girls & Boys
VIDEO STREAM at http://www.nckssports.com
RADIO: KD COUNTRY 94/www.kdcountry94.com

Friday, Dec. 12th: 6:15 p.m.Lakeside at Osborne Girls & Boys
RADIO: KD COUNTRY 94/www.kdcountry94.com

Saturday, Dec. 13th: 1:50 p.m.Lakeside vs Thunder Ridge Girls & Boys
RADIO: KD COUNTRY 94/www.kdcountry94.com

Saturday, Dec. 13th: 5 p.m.St.John’s/Tipton at Osborne Girls & Boys
VIDEO STREAM at http://www.nckssports.com
RADIO: KD COUNTRY 94/www.kdcountry94.com

Call 785-545-3220 if you would like a copy of any of the radio play-by-play broadcasts on KDNS 94.1 or KZDY 96.3

Guaranty State Bank

Santa will arrive at Guaranty State Bank on Wednesday, December 24th to receive that last minute wish list! He will be in the lobby from 9am-11am!

KVSV Production Schedule for High School Basketball

Hear High School Basketball play by play action on KVSV Friday night Dec 12

Republic County at Beloit 5:40pm on KVSV AM1190 The MIx…KVSV FM105.5…..kvsvradio.com…also hear on tv cable channel 12 in Beloit and on Synergy Channel 997 on Cunningham Cable

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Are you looking for a way to add joy to the holidays? Stop by the NCK Tech Student Union and support the Heart Choices Angel Tree project. The NCK Tech faculty and staff are donating gifts to the Heart Choices center and we need your help to make the project a success.

Bring a gift for a baby or child to campus and enjoy a free lunch (Monday – Friday) at the NCK Tech Café as our “thank you” gift to you! Please contact Krystal Link (785-738-9097) for further information.

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.

 AGCO/Sunflower
 American Family Insurance/Allen Kee Agency
 Beloit Rotary Club
 Beloit Senior Center
 Boettcher Supply
 Carrico Implement
 Central National Bank
 Cunningham Telephone & Cable
 Drs Cooper, Banninger & Conway
 E Z Stor Self Storage
 Fouts Insurance Agency
 Frasier, Johnson & Martin LLC
 Heart Choices
 Hilltop Lodge Retirement Community
 Krier’s Auto Parts
 Landoll Corporation
 Linton Insurance
 Ludwig Chiropractic
 Gerald Meier
 Meyer Chiropractic
 Kent Miller
 Mitchell County
 Mitchell County Community Hospital
 Mitre Construction
 NCK Technical College
 OCCK, Beloit Regional Office
 Reiter Land Company
 Ringneck Ranch & Lodge
 Schnell & Pestinger, Inc.
 Shady Oak Farm
 Solomon Valley Hospice
 Solomon Valley Veterinary Hospital
 Super 8 Motel
 EyeCare Center, The
 Wall to Wall Carpet & Interior
 Watts & Son Plumbing, Heating & Air
 Western Ag Crop Insurance
 Woods & Durham
 Zachary’s Ace Hardware

Calendar of Events

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 – Ribbon Cutting – Sonic
Wednesday, December 17th – 9:30am – Ministerial Association
Wednesday, December 17th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, December 18th – 12:30pm – SVED – NCRP
Friday, December 19th – Guaranty State Bank Christmas Open House
Monday, December 22nd – January 4th – NCK Tech Winter Break (College Closed)
Tuesday, December 23rd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, December 24th – 9am-11am – Santa at Guaranty State Bank Lobby
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
Thursday, January 1st & Friday, January 2nd – Chamber Office Closed
Monday, January 5th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, January 6th – 10am – Ribbon Cutting, Schoen Funeral Home
Tuesday, January 6th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, January 7th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, January 8th – Noon – Chamber Board
Friday, January 9th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Nex-Tech Wireless
Friday, January 9th – 1pm – Ribbon Cutting – Catholic Radio Station – Parish Office

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Chamber Chat December 5, 2014

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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 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 & Hiedi Rexroat
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.

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.

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!

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!

Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening

A Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening will take place on Wednesday, December 17th at 9:30am for SONIC. Plan to stop by and take a tour and sample some great food! See you there!

KVSV Production Schedule for High School Basketball

Hear high school basketball play by play on KVSV AM1190 the Mix and KVSV FM 105.5

Friday Dec 5th…..Beloit at Concordia….girls pre game at 5:55pm …boys to follow

Tuesday Dec 9th…Clay Center at Beloit..girls pre game at 5:40pm boys to follow

John Swanson and Jay Rowh have the call

Also hear the games at kvsvradio.com and on tv cable channel 12 in Beloit and on Synergy Channel 997 on Cunningham Cable.

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

Friday, December 5th: High School Basketball
KD Country 94: Natoma at St.John’s /Tipton @ Tipton 5:45 p.m.

Wrestling Locker-Room Chats on Tuesdays at 5:10 p.m. covering:
Tuesdays: Beloit, Osborne, Smith Center, & Lincoln

Basketball 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

High School Basketball Games Tuesday & Friday Evenings on KD Country 94 & Z96.3.

Find our Complete Broadcast Schedule and listen to All of the Basketball 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

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!

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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!

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Are you looking for a way to add joy to the holidays? Stop by the NCK Tech Student Union and support the Heart Choices Angel Tree project. The NCK Tech faculty and staff are donating gifts to the Heart Choices center and we need your help to make the project a success.

Bring a gift for a baby or child to campus and enjoy a free lunch (Monday – Friday) at the NCK Tech Café as our “thank you” gift to you! Please contact Krystal Link (785-738-9097) for further information.

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.
 B & B Jewelry
 Becker Autos & Trailers
 Farmway Credit Union
 First National Bank
 World Pest Control

Calendar of Events

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
Monday, December 22nd – January 4th – NCK Tech Winter Break (College Closed)
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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