Chamber Chat August 28, 2015

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123 N Mill St., Beloit, KS 67420 • 785-738-2717 • beloitchamber@nckcn.com

Chamber Chat

Beloit Typewriter Exchange

Today is the last day to stop by and see Rose at Beloit Typewriter!
Congratulations Rose on 23 successful years in business!
We appreciate everything you do!

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Chamber Coffee!

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Join us for the “Chamber Coffee”, Friday, September 11th hosted by Bobby Lee’s Pellet Grills & Accessories, 112 S Hersey.
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. (come and go)
Stop by to enjoy coffee and networking with great friends.

Heart Choices

WRFL flyer 2015

Solomon Valley Cinema

In 1995 the Solomon Valley Cinema opened its doors, thanks to the overwhelming generosity and support of the community and surrounding areas. Throughout the years, the support of its patrons has enabled Solomon Valley Cinema to keep up with advancing technology such as surround sound and digital cinema. Not only has the Cinema been able to update the technology, but other areas as well. “Over the past 20 years we have gotten a bigger popcorn machine, built an addition, remodeled the lobby and the bathrooms and added a POS system,” says manger Amanda Schwerman. “Everything has been updated one way or another, except for the auditoriums. So it is really exciting for the Board of Directors and I to tell the public that we are doing just that. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate 20 years than giving our patrons a more comfortable viewing experience.”
Plans for the Cinema’s remodel are to include new drapery and new rocker seats with flip up armrests in the auditoriums. There will also be some changes on the outside of the building as well. “We are purchasing new LED backlit ‘CINEMA’ letters and Bell Memorials is donating a new face to the marquee.”
During the time of the remodel, the Cinema will be closed. “We will close September 18 and have a Grand Reopening beginning October 2nd. That Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will have 1995 ticket and concession prices for each showing, as well as prizes. As a special treat, we will be showing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Saturday the 3rd at 1:00pm. Admission will be FREE and we will still have our 1995 concession prices. Each person will get a Golden Ticket for a chance to win prizes. And of course the most exciting part is checking out the new seating!”
The Solomon Valley Cinema Board Members and Cinema staff would like to express their gratitude to anyone who has supported the Cinema over the past 20 years, and apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused while they are closed. If anyone would like to purchase the old chairs or are interested in helping, they may call Amanda at 738-4800 during business hours or leave a message.

Solomon Valley Village Joins Alzheimer’s Walk

Solomon Valley Village of Beloit is sponsoring a team in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Hays, Kansas on October 10th. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s and provide programs and support to improve the lives of millions.

To join our team or donate on behalf of our team or a loved one go to http://www.alz.org/walk.

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Part-Time Retail Sales Associate – Concordia

Nex-Tech Wireless is looking for an energetic career driven sales person who is ready to jump in and hit the ground running! This position requires you to work in a retail setting, as well as provide top notch customer service.
As a Part-time Retail Sales Associate you will promote and sell Nex-Tech Wireless products and services to new and existing customers and contact existing customers for suggestive selling opportunities. This person will also participate in promotional sign-up events as well as community events sponsored by the company.
Other duties also include assist in meeting monthly store and individual quotas, activate new service, service upgrades, feature and accessory sales and maintaining store appearance. You will also be required to maintain monthly follow-ups and customer relations.

MUST BE ORGANIZED AND TASK ORIENTED!
Requirements:
 High school diploma or the equivalent
 One year of customer service, telephone sales or equivalent work experience
 This position will require working evenings and weekends
We offer:
 A fun work environment!
 A path for advancement and growth!
 Competitive Pay
 Opportunity for monthly commission!
 401(k)
Interested applicants should submit an online application at http://www.nex-techwireless.com and send a current resume and cover letter to Nex-Tech Wireless, Human Resources, 3001 New Way, Hays, KS 67601 or email lcampbell@ntwls.com.

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!

Below the Dam Chili Cook-Off

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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.
• ReNew Massage Therapy & Day Spa

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 1st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, September 2nd – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, September 3rd – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Thursday, September 3rd – 7pm – Parkinsons Support Group – Lutheran Church
Monday, September 7th – Chamber Office closed
Tuesday, September 8th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, September 8th – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, September 9th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, September 10th – Noon – Chamber Board
Friday, September 11th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Bobby Lee’s Pellet Grills & Accessories, 112 S Hersey
Monday, September 14th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, September 15th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, September 16th – 9:30am – Ministerial Association
Wednesday, September 16th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, September 17th – 12:30pm – SVED – NCRP
Saturday, September 19th – Solomon Valley Eagles Car Show – Downtown Beloit
Sunday, September 20th – 3pm – Walk Run for Life – Chautauqua Park
Tuesday, September 22nd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, September 23rd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Saturday, September 26th – Glen Elder Chili Cook-Off & Fun Run
Tuesday, September 29th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, September 30th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

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Chamber Chat August 21, 2015

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Chamber Chat

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Beloit Typewriter Exchange

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Chamber Coffee!

coffee cup

Join us for the “Chamber Coffee”, Friday, September 11th hosted by Bobby Lee’s Pellet Grills & Accessories, 112 S Hersey.
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. (come and go)
Stop by to enjoy coffee and networking with great friends.

Solomon Valley Cinema

In 1995 the Solomon Valley Cinema opened its doors, thanks to the overwhelming generosity and support of the community and surrounding areas. Throughout the years, the support of its patrons has enabled Solomon Valley Cinema to keep up with advancing technology such as surround sound and digital cinema. Not only has the Cinema been able to update the technology, but other areas as well. “Over the past 20 years we have gotten a bigger popcorn machine, built an addition, remodeled the lobby and the bathrooms and added a POS system,” says manger Amanda Schwerman. “Everything has been updated one way or another, except for the auditoriums. So it is really exciting for the Board of Directors and I to tell the public that we are doing just that. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate 20 years than giving our patrons a more comfortable viewing experience.”

Plans for the Cinema’s remodel are to include new drapery and new rocker seats with flip up armrests in the auditoriums. There will also be some changes on the outside of the building as well. “We are purchasing new LED backlit ‘CINEMA’ letters and Bell Memorials is donating a new face to the marquee.”

During the time of the remodel, the Cinema will be closed. “We will close September 18 and have a Grand Reopening beginning October 2nd. That Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will have 1995 ticket and concession prices for each showing, as well as prizes. As a special treat, we will be showing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Saturday the 3rd at 1:00pm. Admission will be FREE and we will still have our 1995 concession prices. Each person will get a Golden Ticket for a chance to win prizes. And of course the most exciting part is checking out the new seating!”

The Solomon Valley Cinema Board Members and Cinema staff would like to express their gratitude to anyone who has supported the Cinema over the past 20 years, and apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused while they are closed. If anyone would like to purchase the old chairs or are interested in helping, they may call Amanda at 738-4800 during business hours or leave a message.

2015 Kansas Association of Broadcasters Award Winners

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters has announced the 2015 KAB Award Winners for Excellence in Radio Broadcasting for the past year.

KD Country 94 in Glen Elder/Beloit, KS has won eight awards in the small market radio station category including two 1st place awards in a variety of categories.

These awards earned KD Country 94 the prestigious honor of being named Small Market Station of the Year for the 4th time in the past 6 years!

KD Country 94 took home 1st Place in two different categories:
Severe Weather Coverage: 1st Place: May 6th Storms by Wade Gerstner
Complete News Feature: 1st Place: Cuts To Education Series by Dan Page

KD Country 94 also received six other awards:
Public Service Announcement: 2nd Place: Tornado Tips by Dusty Deines
Special Program: 2nd Place: The Football Express by Wade Gerstner, Dusty Deines, Todd Clover.
Spot News: 2nd Place: Asherville Hailstorm by Dan Page
Public Affairs Program: 2nd Place: Community Matters with Senator Jerry Moran by Dan Page
Sports Play-By-Play: Honorable Mention: 8-Man Division I All Star Game by Dusty Deines & Wade Gerstner
Station Website: Honorable Mention: http://www.kdcountry94.com by Derek Nester & Dusty Deines

General Manager Wade Gerstner commented, “Looking at the diversity and high quality of work submitted this year, it is clear to me that the state of Kansas is fortunate to have so many terrific radio stations. It is an honor to be recognized as the station of the year by the KAB for a 4th time. I’m very proud of our staff as they work extremely hard to provide high quality content to our listeners, whether it be local news, local sports, local weather coverage, local radio commercials, or our local website. We would like to thank our listeners and advertisers who make all of this possible. We will continue to strive to provide the best coverage our area deserves.”

KVSV Radio won three awards:

Complete News Feature/Enterprise: 2nd Place: Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt News Feature
Complete Severe Weather Coverage: 2nd Place: Lincoln Kansas tornado May 2015
Special Program: Honorable Mention: Inside Kansas High School FB in NCK Oct 24th

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters will hold their annual convention in Lawrence in October, where station personnel receive their awards.

Congratulations to two of the finest radio stations. We are very lucky to have you!

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, August 21st – 1st Day of School for Beloit Public
Tuesday, August 25th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, August 26th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Tuesday, September 1st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, September 2nd – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, September 3rd – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Thursday, September 3rd – 7pm – Parkinsons Support Group – Lutheran Church
Monday, September 7th – Chamber Office closed
Tuesday, September 8th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, September 8th – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, September 9th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, September 10th – Noon – Chamber Board
Friday, September 11th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Bobby Lee’s Pellet Grills & Accessories, 112 S Hersey
Monday, September 14th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, September 15th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, September 16th – 9:30am – Ministerial Association
Wednesday, September 16th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, September 17th – 12:30pm – SVED – NCRP
Saturday, September 19th – Solomon Valley Eagles Car Show – Downtown Beloit
Sunday, September 20th – 3pm – Walk Run for Life – Chautauqua Park
Tuesday, September 22nd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, September 23rd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Saturday, September 26th – Glen Elder Chili Cook-Off & Fun Run
Tuesday, September 29th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, September 30th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

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Chamber Chat August 7, 2015

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2015 Mitchell County Fair Program of Events

Friday, August 7, ARM BAND NIGHT
9am           Judging of Swine ½ Hour after Swine Show completion
5:30pm     Money Scramble in the Hog/Sheep arena
6pm           Free Entertainment
6pm-10pm Lewellen Amusements
7pm Bootleg Mercy & Paramount Band at the Grandstand
Free Entertainment
7:30pm Free Entertainment
8:15pm Free Entertainment
8:30pm Free Entertainment

Saturday, August 8, ARM BAND NIGHT
9am Round Robin
5pm Livestock Sale
6pm Free Entertainment
6pm-10pm Lewellen Amusements
7pm Demolition Derby at the Grandstand
Free Entertainment
7:45pm Free Entertainment
8:30pm Free Entertainment
9pm Free Entertainment

Sunday, August 9
8am-11:30am Check out exhibits and clean up

Chamber Coffee!

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The coffee is Friday, August 14th from 9am-10:30am at Heart Choices, 602 W 6th. Stop by for coffee and to network with others in the community.

Heart Choices is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to empower as many individuals as possible in the greater North Central Kansas area to make healthy life choices, related to their sexuality, child-bearing, and parenting, consistent with the sanctity of human life.
Call 785-738-3433 or visit our center 6th & Independence.

Twine-a-Thon Cook-Off Annual Cawker City Picnic

Friday and Saturday — August 14 & 15, 2015
~ Our 12th Annual Twine-a-thon Cook-off ~

Fires may be wood, pellets, charcoal, or propane.
Provide Your Own Meat – Enter one or more classes

Registration Fee: $30.00 through August 8, 2015
*After August 8th and at the event: $40.00

♦Come to have a good time! Judging will be on smoked meats including:

Pork ♦ Pork Ribs ♦ Brisket ♦ Chicken (fowl)
♦ AND, what we call the Cawker City Hold-em… our Anything Goes category!
♦ PLUS, one Children’s category.

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, August 7th – Saturday, August 8th – Mitchell County Fair
Monday, August 10th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, August 11th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, August 11th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, August 12th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Friday, August 14th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Heart Choices, 602 W 6th
Friday, August 14th-Saturday, August 15th – Cawker City Picnic & Twine-a-thon
Tuesday, August 18th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, August 19th – 9:30am – Ministerial Association
Wednesday, August 19th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, August 20th – 1st Day of School for St. John’s
Thursday, August 10th – SVED – Cawker City
Friday, August 21st – 1st Day of School for Beloit Public
Tuesday, August 25th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, August 26th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Tuesday, September 1st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, September 2nd – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, September 3rd – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Thursday, September 3rd – 7pm – Parkinsons Support Group – Lutheran Church
Monday, September 7th – Chamber Office closed
Tuesday, September 8th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, September 8th – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, September 9th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, September 10th – Noon – Chamber Board
Friday, September 11th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Bobby Lee’s Pellet Grills & Accessories, 112 S Hersey

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