Chamber Chat October 30, 2015

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STATE VOLLEYBALL

Good luck to the Lady Trojans and the Lady Blujays today as they both are playing at State Volleyball!

The Lady Trojans will play in Emporia:

Friday, October 30th
9:30 AM Beloit (3) vs. Neodesha (6)
11:30 AM Beloit (3) vs. Riley County (7)
1:30 PM Garden Plain (2) vs. Beloit (3)

Saturday, October 31st
Saturday Bracket posted on KSHSAA website at the conclusion of pool play on Friday. Saturday Semi-final matches will begin @10:00 am. Consolation & Championship Matches will begin 15 min. after last semi-final match has concluded

The Lady Blujays will travel to Hays:

Friday, October 30th
3:30 PM Beloit-St. John/Tipton (1) vs. Burrton (8)
5:30 PM Beloit-St. John/Tipton (1) vs. Axtell (5)
8:30 PM Beloit-St. John/Tipton (1) vs. Grainfield-Wheatland/Grinnell (4)

Saturday, October 31st
Saturday Bracket posted on KSHSAA website at the conclusion of pool play on Friday. Saturday Semi-final matches will begin @2:00pm. Consolation & Championship Matches will begin 15 min. after last semi-final match has concluded

Both teams have made this town very proud! Go gettem’ girls!

STATE CROSS COUNTRY

Good luck to the Beloit Trojan Cross Country Team and St. John’s Cross Country qualifier, David Lutgen, at State on Saturday. This is St. John’s first year to have cross country and they had a state qualifier!

Beloit will run at Rim Rock in Lawrence at 10:45am. David will run in Wamego at the Wamego Country Club at 10:45am.

Good luck to everyone!

KIDS’ HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

Friday, October 30 at 5:30pm
Come to the First National Bank Parking Lot
(west side of Mill Street)
With a parade through downtown Beloit

Prizes awarded to 3 age groups:
•Ages 4 & Under •Ages 5-2nd grade •3rd-6th Grade
1st prize $15, 2nd prize $10, 3rd prize $5
$20 prize to the Most Unique Homemade Costume

For more information contact the Beloit Daily Call.

Halloween Pictures

Halloween

TRUNK AND TREAT!

Have fun Halloween night at Zion Lutheran Church with TRUNK AND TREAT! Cars, SUV’s and pickups are welcome with a prize going to the best decorated vehicle. There is a limit of 30 vehicles. Join us from 5pm-7pm in the back parking lot. Reserve your spot by calling Zion Lutheran Church at 738-2701 or email. Anyone who just wants to watch the children can do so from the shelter house.

Halloween Karaoke Bash @ Kettle

Halloween Party @ Kettle

Solomon Valley Cinema

Do you like scary movies? Solomon Valley Cinema will be presenting Fright Night on Saturday October 31 at 11:30 pm. The movie being shown this year is The Possession (PG13 & 92 mins). Admission is $3.00 per person and there will be drawing for door prizes.

The cinema will also be open the afternoon of November 11 – Veteran’s Day. Check back later for more details.

KVSV Production Schedule

Hear the World Series on AM 1190 KVSV The Mix
Fri Oct 30..6pm KC Royals at NY Mets
Sat Oct 31st..6pm KC Royals at NY Mets
Sun Nov 1st..if necessary..6pm KC Royals at NY Mets
Tues Nov 3rd..if necessary..6pm NY Mets at KC Royals
Wed Nov 4th ..if necessary..6pm NY Mets at KC Royals
Listen for live reports from the 3A State volleyball tourney in Emporia (BHS) and the 1A Division 2 State volleyball tourney in Hays (ST Johns)..Friday and Saturday Oct 30 and 31st on AM 1190 KVSV The Mix.

Chamber Coffee!

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Join us for the “Chamber Coffee”, Friday, November 13th hosted by Solomon Valley Hospice, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. (come and go)

KDNS-KZDY Broadcast Schedule

State Volleyball Play-By-Play Radio Coverage
Friday, October 30th:
Z96.3 the Lake & http://www.kdcountry94.com
9:30 a.m. Beloit vs Neodesha
11:30 a.m. Beloit vs Riley County
1:30 p.m. Beloit vs Garden Plain
3:30 p.m. St.John’s/Tipton vs Burrton
5:30 p.m. St.John’s/Tipton vs Axtell
8:30 p.m. St.John’s/Tipton vs Wheatland/Grinnell
Friday, October 30th
KD Country 94 & http://www.kdcountry94.com
8:30 a.m Thunder Ridge vs Hoxie
11:30 a.m Thunder Ridge vs Centralia
12:30 p.m. Thunder Ridge vs LaCrosse
3:30 p.m. Smith Center vs Central Plains
6:30 p.m. Smith Center vs South Central
7:30 p.m. Smith Center vs Heritage Christian

Saturday, October 31st
To Be Announced

PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Fall Fundraiser

PEO Fall Fundraiser
Saturday, November 14

Homemade
Cinnamon Rolls

$20.00 per dozen—
Frosted or Caramel

Order forms are available at First National Bank, Guaranty State Bank & Trust Company, Farmway Credit Union, Solomon Valley Veterinary Hospital, Mitchell County Register of Deeds, S & S Drug and Gray Drug.

Rolls can be picked up at First Christian Church or we will deliver!

“Girls Night Out”
hosted by Ackerman Supply

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Daylight Savings Time

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Veterans Day Parade

The Veteran’s Day Parade is scheduled for Wednesday, November 11th at 11am. For more information on being in the parade, contact Gary Pohlman at 785-738-7188.

Saturday, December 5th

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 5th for Christmas in Beloit! A variety of activities are planned throughout the day. Keep watching Chamber Chat for details!

(I don’t like to talk about Christmas until after Halloween!)

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

 Knights of Columbus

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 at noon and I will include it in Chamber Chat!

Calendar of Events

Friday, October 30th – 5:30pm – Halloween Costume Contest – Downtown
Friday, October 30th – 4pm-6:30pm – Halloween Pictures – Gray Drug
Saturday, October 31st – 5pm-7pm – Trunk & Treat – Zion Lutheran Church Parking Lot
Saturday, October 31st – 9pm-Midnight – Halloween Karaoke Bash – Kettle
Monday, November 2nd – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, November 3rd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, November 4th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, November 5th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Monday, November 9th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, November 10th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, November 10th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, November 11th – Chamber Office Closed
Wednesday, November 11th – 11am – Veterans Day Parade
Thursday, November 12th – Noon – Chamber Board
Friday, November 13th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Solomon Valley Hospice
Tuesday, November 17th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, November 18th – 9:30am – Ministerial Association
Wednesday, November 18th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Wednesday, November 18th – 6pm-8pm – Girls Night Out – Ackerman Supply
Thursday, November 19th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRPC
Saturday, November 21st – Solomon Valley Hospice Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

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Chamber Chat October 23, 2015

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Beloit Holiday Fair
(notice change of venue)
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Beloit Community Blood Drive

The Beloit Community Blood Drive will be Friday, October 23rd, 8:30am-2pm at NCK Wellness Center Gym, 3033 US hwy 24.

Benefits of Donating:
• It feels great to donate!
• You get free juice and delicious cookies!
• It’s something you can spare—most people have blood to spare…yet, there is still not enough to go around.
• You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed—most people don’t think they’ll ever need blood, but many do.
• You will be someone’s hero—in fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation.

KDNS-KZDY Football Broadcast Schedule

Friday, October 23rd:
St.John’s/Tipton at Thunder Ridge 6:30 p.m. LIVE VIDEO STREAM
at http://www.nckssports.com
Radio: KD Country 94/www.kdcountry94.com

Lakeside at Rock Hills 6:30 p.m.
Radio: Z96.3 the Lake/www.kdcountry94.com

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

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

Football 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

FOOTBALL EXPRESS Friday nights previewing the area matchups at 5:40 p.m.
LOCAL SCOREBOARD SHOW Friday nights after the game at 10:05 p.m
on KD Country 94 and http://www.kdcountry94.com

Find our Complete Broadcast Schedule and listen to All of the Football Broadcasts via the worldwide web at http://www.kdcountry94.com and http://www.z963thelake.com
And for the latest information about your area team, go to http://www.nckssports.com

KVSV Production Schedule

HEAR DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAY BY PLAY ON KVSV!
Friday night Oct 23rd….Norton at Beloit….Our high school football coverage begins at 6:06 pm with the K-Preps.com Kansas Pre Game show…Live coverage from Trojan Field in Beloit begins at 6:40 pm on KVSV-FM 105.5….kvsvradio.com…tv cable channel 12 in Beloit…and on Synergy Channels 995 and 997 on Cunningham Cable….John Swanson and Eric Hilt have the call.
Hear Kansas State Football
Saturday, Oct. 24th K State at Texas on KVSV FM105.5 and AM 1190 KVSV The Mix….Pre game at 11am

BELOIT TO HOST MEDICARE PART D ENROLLMENT EVENT

The Beloit Senior Center will be the site of a Medicare Part D enrollment event on Thursday, October 29, beginning at 9:00 AM and slated to run until 4:00 PM. The event is sponsored by the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging as well as the Mitchell County Council on Aging and the Beloit Senior Center. The program will highlight the Medicare Part D Drug plans which will be available in the annual enrollment sign up period scheduled for October 15 through December 7. The program is open to anyone either currently enrolled in Medicare, or those who will be going on Medicare in the next four months. There is no cost for the event, and advanced enrollment is not necessary, although the scheduling of an appointment is advised. Appointments can be made by calling the NC-FHAAA at 800-432-2703, or by calling the Beloit Senior Center at 785-738-5802.

The enrollment event will be conducted by staff members from NC-FHAAA who specialize in Medicare issues for the Manhattan based Area Agency. Also in attendance will be some of the local SHICK (Senior Health Insurance Counselors for Kansans) representatives, including Mrs. Sherry Snyder, and Mr. John Highland. Each individual who participates in the enrollment will work with a SHICK counselor, and will be given as much time as needed in order to arrive at the Medicare Part D Drug Plan that works best for them. All SHICK volunteers undergo three intense days of training for that position as they strive to help Kansas Seniors arrive at Medicare decisions that are best for that individual. The local pharmacies also have a vested interest in helping their customers achieve a beneficial relationship with the Medicare program, both in terms of controlling costs as well as providing necessary coverage for their individual drug needs. They provide yet another option for the citizens of this area in wisely selecting the plan that works in their best interest.

Participation is open to anyone in Mitchell County or any of the surrounding counties. Everyone who participates in the Medicare program is highly advised to re-evaluate their Part D plan each year. Plans change from one year to the next, so what worked well for you this year might not be the best plan for you this coming year. In addition, a person’s individual drug needs also change from year to year, so again it is best to look at all the options available to you. Every SHICK volunteer can site many examples of individuals who saved hundreds of dollars a year, just by choosing the most beneficial plan for their needs. Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to save money on your Medicare Part D plan, by participating in the yearly enrollment event on Thursday, October 29th, at the Beloit Senior Center.

KIDS’ HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

Friday, October 30 at 5:30pm
Come to the First National Bank Parking Lot
(west side of Mill Street)
With a parade through downtown Beloit

Prizes awarded to 3 age groups:
•Ages 4 & Under •Ages 5-2nd grade •3rd-6th Grade
1st prize $15, 2nd prize $10, 3rd prize $5
$20 prize to the Most Unique Homemade Costume

For more information contact the Beloit Daily Call.

Halloween Pictures

Halloween

TRUNK AND TREAT!

Have fun Halloween night at Zion Lutheran Church with TRUNK AND TREAT! Cars, SUV’s and pickups are welcome with a prize going to the best decorated vehicle. There is a limit of 30 vehicles. Join us from 5pm-7pm in the back parking lot. Reserve your spot by calling Zion Lutheran Church at 738-2701 or email. Anyone who just wants to watch the children can do so from the shelter house.

Halloween Karaoke Bash @ Kettle

Halloween Party @ Kettle

Solomon Valley Cinema

Do you like scary movies? Solomon Valley Cinema will be presenting Fright Night on Saturday October 31 at 11:30 pm.  The movie being shown this year is The Possession (PG13 & 92 mins).  Admission is $3.00 per person and there will be drawing for door prizes.

The cinema will also be open the afternoon of November 11 – Veteran’s Day.  Check back later for more details.

KANSAS SILVER HAIRED LEGISLATURE MEETS IN ANNUAL SESSION

The Kansas Silver Haired Legislature held their 33rd Annual Session in Topeka on October 6 – 8, 2015. At this Annual Session, the delegates debate and vote on the issues presented to them by the Executive Board from their July meeting. These issues, in the form of Bills and Resolutions, are subjected to a two-day process of committee hearings and debate, and then voted on two separate times before being considered as “passed”. Those Bills and Resolutions that do survive this process are then sent to either the Kansas State Legislature for consideration during the 2016 Legislative session, or to the Kansas Congressional delegation for their support when this particular topic is brought up for consideration in Congress. It is just one way for the Senior Citizens in Kansas to have their collective voice heard.
Three bills were favorably passed by this year’s SHL: SHL Bill No. 3201, declaring SHL support to maintain or increase state funding for the Senior Care Act, the only state-run program that grants elderly Kansas residents the opportunity to receive care services and support in their homes, as administered by the Area Agencies on Aging; SHL Bill No. 3204, urging the Kansas Legislature to legalize medical marijuana for medicinal purposes, especially for certain senior medical conditions such as in cancer treatments, neuro-muscular conditions, and glaucoma, and in seizure disorders for citizens of all ages; and SHL Bill No. 3206, which asks the Kansas Legislature to repeal a law passed two years ago which potentially could result in Kansas taking over the Medicare program for its citizens. A carryover bill from 2014, dealing with a proposal for more stringent controls on the predatory practices prevalent in the Payday Loan industry which are seemingly aimed at senior citizens, is still in the Kansas Legislature and was therefore automatically supported for the upcoming 2016 Legislative session beginning in January.
Four of the six Resolutions under consideration during this year’s Annual Session also received favorable status, and will therefore be forwarded to the proper governmental agency for consideration. These Resolutions include:
1) SHL Resolution No. 3202, urging the Kansas Legislature to adopt the policy returning the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman program to at least one full-time regional Ombudsman for each of the 11 Area Agencies on Aging in Kansas.
2) SHL Resolution No. 3205, urging Congress to re-authorize the federal Older Americans Act, first passed fifty years ago in 1965. The re-authorization has already passed the Senate, and awaits consideration in the House of Representatives. Re-authorization was supposed to take place in 2011, and funding levels have basically stayed the same since 2002. This resolution will be forwarded to the Kansas Congressional delegation, requesting their support for this measure in Congress.
3) SHL Resolution No. 3207, urging the Kansas Legislature to support the expansion of Medicaid in Kansas. This would help both the Kansas Senior Citizens between the ages of 60 – 65 who are just above the federal poverty level yet not able to financially afford medical insurance, as well as helping hospitals across the state, especially the Critical Access Hospitals in rural Kansas, to improve their bottom line by receiving payment for services that must often be written off as being uncollectable.
4) SHL Resolution No. 3208, urging the Kansas Congressional delegation to support the preservation of Social Security and Medicare, two programs of great benefit to the Senior Citizens of Kansas. Currently approximately 92% of Kansas seniors receive Social Security, comprising about 55% of the typical older Kansan’s family income, while nearly 97% of older Kansans, or roughly 450,000 people, are enrolled in Medicare. The importance of these two federal programs to the health and well-being of Kansas seniors cannot be over emphasized. This resolution will also be forwarded to the Kansas Congressional delegation, similar to SHL Resolution No. 3205.
In addition to the bill and resolution deliberations, a highlight of the three-day event is the Annual Banquet held Wednesday evening. It is at this affair that the organization awards a $1000.00 scholarship to a geriatric nursing student in Kansas. This year’s winner is Ms. Hannah Elissa of Pittsburg State University. Hannah is from Pittsburg originally, and will graduate from PSU this spring.
The Silver Haired Legislature was created by an act of Congress in 1969, with the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature being formed in 1982. The KSHL is charged with identifying issues important to older Kansas adults 60 years of age and older, of which there are nearly 500,000, and to educate the Kansas Legislature about those issues. Each county is entitled to one representative, with the five largest counties having up to five additional representatives. This coming spring, the SHL delegates from the eleven regions across Kansas will begin meeting once again to decide the issues of importance to Kansas seniors, and preparations will be made for the 34th Annual Session next fall in Topeka. Talk to your county’s SHL delegate between now and then so the issues important to you can be considered in this next cycle.

KD Country 94 Station of the year 2010-2011-2012-2015

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.”

“Girls Night Out”
hosted by Ackerman Supply

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Chamber Coffee!

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Join us for the “Chamber Coffee”, Friday, November 13th hosted by Solomon Valley Hospice, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. (come and go)

Renew Massage Therapy & Day Spa

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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.

• 12:11 Crossfit
• Jewell Grocery

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 at noon and I will include it in Chamber Chat!

Calendar of Events

Friday, October 23rd – 8:30am-2pm – Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym
Saturday, October 24th – 9am-3pm – Beloit Holiday Fair – BHS Gym
Tuesday, October 27th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 28th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 29th – 12:30pm – SVED – NCRPC
Friday, October 30th – 5:30pm – Halloween Costume Contest – Downtown
Friday, October 30th – 4pm-6:30pm – Halloween Pictures – Gray Drug
Saturday, October 31st – 5pm-7pm – Trunk & Treat – Zion Lutheran Church Parking Lot
Saturday, October 31st – 9pm-Midnight – Halloween Karaoke Bash – Kettle
Monday, November 2nd – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, November 3rd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, November 4th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, November 5th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Monday, November 9th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, November 10th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, November 10th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, November 11th – Chamber Office Closed
Wednesday, November 11th – 11am – Veterans Day Parade
Thursday, November 12th – Noon – Chamber Board
Friday, November 13th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Solomon Valley Hospice
Tuesday, November 17th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, November 18th – 9:30am – Ministerial Association
Wednesday, November 18th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Wednesday, November 18th – 6pm-8pm – Girls Night Out – Ackerman Supply
Thursday, November 19th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRPC
Saturday, November 21st – Solomon Valley Hospice Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

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Chamber Chat October 16, 2015

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Becker Autos & Trailers

Becker Autos & Trailers in Downs and Beloit, Kansas are happy to announce the sponsorship of the number 98 Reed Sorenson and number 62 Timmy Hill NASCAR Sprint Cup Cars at Kansas Speedway this weekend.

What started as a dream at Kansas Speedway in May has now become a full sponsorship for the Kansas car and trailer dealership. In May, Lydia Housh of Becker Autos & Trailers noticed that there was no sponsorship on the hood of the 98 car during pre-race inspections. By asking and making an offer to sponsor the car, the Becker Autos & Trailers logo was placed on the hood of the 98 for the May Kansas Sprint Cup race. Enjoying the experience of it all, Becker Autos & Trailers was happy to get the opportunity to be the main sponsor of the number 98 and number 62 Premium Motorsports cars again this October for the race in Kansas.

“We are proud to sponsor such a hardworking team. We feel a connection with our own business, when we see the crew pull together to get the job done. Every person on their team plays several rolls and wears several hats that pull together and make a legit race team. It’s great to see even with a smaller crew and a smaller budget they can still go out and run with the big names of the NASCAR SprintCup series. It all relates to how our business has operated for years at Becker Autos & Trailers” said Lydia Housh co-owner of Becker Autos & Trailers in Beloit.

What started as a one lot car dealership by Alvin Becker 32 years ago has become a supercenter for vehicles, trailers, campers and more. Becker Autos & Trailers in Beloit carries over 70 used and like new vehicles; over 100 new trailers from utility, stock and heavy duty; 30 brand new Keystone campers; and several motorcycles, golf carts and miscellaneous items. They now have a repair facility and shop to work on new inventory and for customers. They can now offer financing options and certified pre-owned inventory.

“To see our business’ name on a NASCAR Sprint Cup car is something I never thought could happen. It makes me realize the growth our business has received in the last 5 years alone. It’s a thank you and a tribute to our customers and our employees for allowing our business to achieve such growth, and for the support for over 30 years. Please help us cheer on the 98 and 62 cars this weekend at the NASCAR race and take pride with us in seeing the Becker Autos & Trailers cars at Kansas Speedway!” said Blake Housh co-owner of Becker Autos & Trailers.

To find out more information about Becker Autos & Trailers visit http://www.beckerautos.com or check them out on facebook.

Nex-Tech Wireless Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Over the past ten years Nex-Tech Wireless has worked diligently to bring superior wireless service to Central and Western Kansas, while providing customers with a wireless experience that is truly “Something Different”.

The Hays-based company launched service on October 15, 2005 with 35 employees and 89 cell sites. The company rapidly grew into one of the most successful rural wireless providers in the country. Nex-Tech Wireless now employs over 120 employees, serves nearly 60,000 customers with 300+ towers and provides an economic impact of over $6 million to local economies in Kansas through payroll and corporate philanthropy.

During this past year Nex-Tech Wireless has aggressively built-out its 4G LTE network with adding high speed data to over 50 sites, in addition to building nearly 10 new sites to enhance customer’s wireless experience. With the fastest speeds available, customers can enjoy service up to 10x faster than what they may have experienced with 3G service. Strategic partnerships have been implemented to provide customers with seamless coverage and high speeds both locally and nationwide.

New retail and authorized agent locations have been added in McPherson, Hutchinson, Inman, Abilene and Salina Mall in the last 12 months. Customers can now visit one of the 48 locations near them for assistance or contact the Nex-Tech Wireless Customer Care team, which is located in Hays. By having local stores to assist customers and a Customer Care department that is familiar with the area, Nex-Tech Wireless is able to provide a more personal experience for customers.

“The customer has always been at the forefront of our business. We have continued to evolve and use technology and innovation to benefit our customers,” stated Jon Lightle, President and CEO for Nex-Tech Wireless. “All of our growth could not be accomplished without our team working diligently to ensure the best customer experience possible.”

The company aggressively expanded its portfolio of smartphones in recent years with the addition of Androids and iPhones. Along with the evolution of technology, Nex-Tech Wireless has introduced home internet solutions, portable internet devices, tablets and fleet tracking. Additionally, Nex-Tech Wireless has adapted with the competitive landscape by offering customers nationwide shared data plans, unlimited data options, carryover data, no-contract plans and the opportunity for customers to upgrade as often as they choose. This year, Nex-Tech Wireless introduced Perkville, a program to reward its customers by earning points which can be redeemed for various discounts.

Nex-Tech Wireless has maintained its commitment to the communities it serves. In its 10th year of business, Nex-Tech Wireless introduced two scholarship opportunities at Fort Hays State University. Additionally, Nex-Tech Wireless partnered with the Kansas State Fair to become the Official Wireless Provider and the Official Sponsor of the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand. Various local charities are supported by Nex-Tech Wireless and their employees through jeans months, toy drives and participation in events such as Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kid’s Sake, Relay for Life, Susan G Komen Race for the Cure and countless other events.

For more information on Nex-Tech Wireless call 877-621-2600 or visit online at http://www.nex-techwireless.com.

About Nex-Tech Wireless
Nex-Tech Wireless, owned by Nex-Tech Inc./Rural Telephone, Golden Belt Telephone, Tri-County Telephone and Mutual Telephone, is a premiere wireless provider offering high-tech wireless solutions to residents in 40 counties of central and western Kansas as well as local coverage to 4 counties in Colorado. Nex-Tech Wireless focuses on providing its customers cutting edge technology including data and mobile services, as well as the latest wireless equipment and competitive wireless plans that provide nationwide coverage. For more information, visit http://www.nex-techwireless.com

KVSV Production Schedule

HEAR EXCITING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAY BY PLAY ON KVSV!
Friday night Oct 16th….Otis Bison at St Johns Tipton….Our high school football coverage begins at 6:06 pm with the K-Preps.com Kansas Pre Game show…Live coverage from O’ Brien field in Beloit begins at 6:35 pm on AM 1190 KVSV The Mix….KVSV-FM 105.5….kvsvradio.com…tv cable channel 12 in Beloit…and on Synergy Channels 995 and 997 on Cunningham Cable….John Swanson and Jerry Rehmert have the call.

Hear Kansas State Football
Saturday, Oct. 17th Oklahoma at K State on KVSV FM105.5 and AM 1190 KVSV The Mix….Pre game at 11:30am..Kickoff at 2:30pm

Beloit Community Blood Drive

The Beloit Community Blood Drive will be Thursday, October 22nd, Noon-6pm and Friday, October 23rd, 8:30am-2pm at NCK Wellness Center Gym, 3033 US hwy 24.

Benefits of Donating:
• It feels great to donate!
• You get free juice and delicious cookies!
• It’s something you can spare—most people have blood to spare…yet, there is still not enough to go around.
• You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed—most people don’t think they’ll ever need blood, but many do.
• You will be someone’s hero—in fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation.

KDNS-KZDY Football Broadcast Schedule

Friday, October 16th:
Rock Hills at Lincoln 6:30 p.m.
Radio: KD Country 94/www.kdcountry94.com

TMP at Beloit 6:30 p.m. LIVE VIDEO STREAM at http://www.nckssports.com
Radio: Z96.3 the Lake/www.kdcountry94.com

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

Football 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

FOOTBALL EXPRESS Friday nights previewing the area matchups at 5:40 p.m.
LOCAL SCOREBOARD SHOW Friday nights after the game at 10:05 p.m
on KD Country 94 and http://www.kdcountry94.com

Find our Complete Broadcast Schedule and listen to All of the Football Broadcasts via the worldwide web at http://www.kdcountry94.com and http://www.z963thelake.com
And for the latest information about your area team, go to http://www.nckssports.com

KIDS’ HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

Friday, October 30 at 5:30pm
Come to the First National Bank Parking Lot
(west side of Mill Street)
With a parade through downtown Beloit

Prizes awarded to 3 age groups:
•Ages 4 & Under •Ages 5-2nd grade •3rd-6th Grade
1st prize $15, 2nd prize $10, 3rd prize $5
$20 prize to the Most Unique Homemade Costume

For more information contact the Beloit Daily Call.

TRUNK AND TREAT!

Have fun Halloween night at Zion Lutheran Church with TRUNK AND TREAT! Cars, SUV’s and pickups are welcome with a prize going to the best decorated vehicle. There is a limit of 30 vehicles. Join us from 5pm-7pm in the back parking lot. Reserve your spot by calling Zion Lutheran Church at 738-2701 or email. Anyone who just wants to watch the children can do so from the shelter house.

Halloween Karaoke Bash @ Kettle

Halloween Party @ Kettle

Mitchell County Historical Society

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Central National Bank

HOW CREATIVE ARE YOU????

Show everyone by entering Central National Bank’s Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Enter our Best Dressed Contest!
Decorate a bra any way you would like. Enter it into our contest along with a $5.00 entry fee. You can enter as many as you would like. The more you enter the more money we raise for Relay for Life. Then tell all your friends to come in to the Beloit Branch where all the Best Dressed Bras will be displayed and vote for your bra with a $1.00 donation. Again all donations will be going to Relay for Life. So tell your friends to vote more than once! Contest will run the whole month of October.

The winner will receive a special basket of goodies relating to
Breast Cancer Awareness.

Chamber Coffee!

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Join us for the “Chamber Coffee”, Friday, November 13th hosted by Solomon Valley Hospice, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. (come and go)

Beloit Holiday Fair
(notice change of venue)

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“Girls Night Out”
hosted by Ackerman Supply

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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.

• Bobby Lee’s Pellet Grills & Accessories

Renew Massage Therapy & Day Spa

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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!

Watch for other events going on that day throughout Beloit!

NCK Tech Christmas Extravaganza

Christmas Extravaganza Event Flyer

Have Any Exciting News to Share?

The Chamber wants to help spread the word about your business. “Noteworthy News” is your opportunity to do just that. It’s a great way to inform other Chamber members about anything that’s new within your organization. Fill us in on what’s happening from staff changes to a new product or service. Send it to beloitchamber@nckcn.com by Thursday afternoons and I will include it in Chamber Chat!

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 20th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 21st – 9:30am – Ministerial Association
Wednesday, October 21st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 22nd – Noon-6pm – Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym
Friday, October 23rd – 8:30am-2pm – Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym
Saturday, October 24th – 9am-3pm – Beloit Holiday Fair – BHS Gym
Tuesday, October 27th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 28th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 29th – 12:30pm – SVED – NCRPC
Monday, November 2nd – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, November 3rd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, November 4th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, November 5th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Monday, November 9th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, November 10th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, November 10th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, November 11th – Chamber Office Closed
Wednesday, November 11th – 11am – Veterans Day Parade
Thursday, November 12th – Noon – Chamber Board
Friday, November 13th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Solomon Valley Hospice

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Chamber Chat October 9, 2015

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Chamber Chat

Chamber Coffee!

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Join us TODAY for the “Chamber Coffee”, Friday, October 9th hosted by Central National Bank, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. (come and go)

Central National Bank will be serving Pink Pancakes to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Have you had a chance to enter the Best Dressed Contest? Show everyone your creativity by entering Bras for the Cause! It is just $5 a bra! Bring it to the Chamber Coffee and show it off!

Also, dress in pink to show your support!

Stop by to enjoy coffee and networking with great friends.

We are currently booking Chamber Coffees for 2016! If you would like to host a Chamber Coffee, email beloitchamber@nckcn.com.

July, September, October and November are still available.

KVSV Production Schedule

HEAR EXCITING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAY BY PLAY ON KVSV!
Friday, October 9th…..Beloit at Minneapolis…..High School football coverage begins with the K-Preps.com Kansas Pre Game Show at 6:06pm…Live coverage from Minneapolis begins at 6:35 pm on KVSV FM 105.5….kvsvradio.com….TV Cable Channel 12 in Beloit….Synergy Channels 995 and 997 on Cunningham Cable…John Swanson and Eric Hilt have the call.

Hear Kansas State Football
Saturday, Oct. 10th on KVSV FM105.5 and AM 1190 KVSV The Mix….Pre game at 3:30pm..Kickoff at 6:30pm

Hear KC Royals Playoff Baseball on AM 1190 KVSV The Mix….
Fri Oct 9……….Houston or NYY at KC……TBA
Sunday Oct11…KC at Houston or NYY…..TBA
Monday Oct 12 KC at Houston or NYY if necessary….TBA
Wed Oct 14……Houston or NYY at KC if necessary ….TBA

Central National Bank Activities for October

It’s that time of year to Think Pink!

When you walk into Central National Bank you will definitely see pink. The walls and table coverings will be adorned in pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month for October. This is their fourth year of decking out for the Pink-Out and their third year for the Best Dressed Contest.

This is also the banks celebration of 131 years and will kick-off the month with a Beloit Chamber Coffee serving Pink Pancakes on Oct. 9 from 9:00am – 10:30am. They are also serving pink treats every Friday including cookies, cake and strawberry ice cream.

In its fourth year, the lobby will be dressed with decorated bras in theme of “Bras for the Cause” and Breast Awareness Month. Anyone can decorate a bra and take their creation into the Central National Bank for display. The public can come to the bank, enjoy treats on Friday, and vote for their favorite bra. To enter a bra is a cost of five dollars and it one dollar to vote. All proceeds and donations will in return go to Relay For Life held on June 4, 2016.

Bring in your entry anytime as they will take bras up until the end of October. But the earlier you bring in your creation, the more votes one can receive. The public is encouraged to come and vote.

KDNS-KZDY Football Broadcast Schedule

Friday, October 9th:
St.John’s/Tipton at Victoria 6:30 p.m.
LIVE VIDEO STREAM on http://www.nckssports.com
Radio: KD Country 94/www.kdcountry94.com

Lakeside at Wakefield 6:30 p.m.
Radio: Z96.3 the Lake/www.kdcountry94.com

Beloit at Minneapolis 6:30 p.m.
LIVE VIDEO STREAM on http://www.nckssports.com

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

Football 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

FOOTBALL EXPRESS Friday nights previewing the area matchups at 5:40 p.m.
LOCAL SCOREBOARD SHOW Friday nights after the game at 10:05 p.m
on KD Country 94 and http://www.kdcountry94.com

Find our Complete Broadcast Schedule and listen to All of the Football Broadcasts via the worldwide web at http://www.kdcountry94.com and http://www.z963thelake.com
And for the latest information about your area team, go to http://www.nckssports.com

Beloit Community Blood Drive

The Beloit Community Blood Drive will be Thursday, October 22nd, Noon-6pm and Friday, October 23rd, 8:30am-2pm at NCK Wellness Center Gym, 3033 US hwy 24.

Benefits of Donating:
• It feels great to donate!
• You get free juice and delicious cookies!
• It’s something you can spare—most people have blood to spare…yet, there is still not enough to go around.
• You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed—most people don’t think they’ll ever need blood, but many do.
• You will be someone’s hero—in fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation.
Farmway Credit Union

Come and celebrate with Farmway Credit Union on Thursday, October 15th! Secure Shred of NCK will be in the Beloit parking lot from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Come inside to see if you can guess the # of candy corns in the jar for a chance to win prizes. Stop in to say “Thank You” to Farmway Credit Union for playing such a vital role in our community.

International Credit Union (ICU) Day® has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948. The day is recognized to reflect upon the credit union movement’s history and to promote its achievements. It is a day to honor those who have dedicated their lives to the movement, recognize the hard work of those working in the credit union industry and show members our appreciation.

The ultimate goal is to raise awareness about the great work that credit unions are doing around the world and give members the opportunity to get more involved. Credit unions and associations throughout the world celebrate the day with fundraisers, open houses, contests, picnics and parades.

TRUNK AND TREAT!

Have fun Halloween night at Zion Lutheran Church with TRUNK AND TREAT! Cars, SUV’s and pickups are welcome with a prize going to the best decorated vehicle. There is a limit of 30 vehicles. Join us from 5pm-7pm in the back parking lot. Reserve your spot by calling Zion Lutheran Church at 738-2701 or email. Anyone who just wants to watch the children can do so from the shelter house.

Central National Bank

HOW CREATIVE ARE YOU????

Show everyone by entering Central National Bank’s Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Enter our Best Dressed Contest!
Decorate a bra any way you would like. Enter it into our contest along with a $5.00 entry fee. You can enter as many as you would like. The more you enter the more money we raise for Relay for Life. Then tell all your friends to come in to the Beloit Branch where all the Best Dressed Bras will be displayed and vote for your bra with a $1.00 donation. Again all donations will be going to Relay for Life. So tell your friends to vote more than once! Contest will run the whole month of October.

The winner will receive a special basket of goodies relating to
Breast Cancer Awareness.

Mitchell County Historical Society

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Celebrate October Co-op Month with Farmway

Farmway Co-op invites you to participate in 2015 October Co-op Month, celebrating all the ways co-ops build a better world – through equality, through ownership and by investing in people and their communities.

The 2015 Co-op Month theme, “Take Ownership,” celebrates how the cooperative business model gives consumers a real stake in their economic decisions. Because cooperatives are owned and controlled by the people who use their services, decisions are made with the best interests of co-op members in mind – not to financially benefit corporate stockholders. From attending an annual meeting to serving on the cooperative’s board of directors, members are educated and encouraged to be actively involved in setting policies and shaping the future of their cooperative.

Farmway encourages the community to connect with the cooperative by participating in the Farmway Food Pantry Drive and the Farmway Coloring Contest.

Throughout the month of October, employees, producers, students and community members are encouraged to donate food pantry items at any Farmway location. Items will then be donated to the local food pantry. Help your local Farmway location collect the most goods!

Elementary students can download a Farmway coloring page found online at http://www.farmwaycoop.com to enter the coloring contest. Contest ends October 14, 2015 and the winners receive a Co-op School Gift Package.

“We’re thrilled to work together this October to energize the community and help generate awareness,” said Mallory Wittstruck, Farmway communications director. “We hope you’ll join us to celebrate the cooperative difference, our proud cooperative heritage, and the ways we connect with each other, our communities and the world around us. Together, we can strengthen the co-op connection.”

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

• NCK CASA
• Triplex Apartments

Beloit Holiday Fair
(notice change of venue)

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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

Friday, October 9th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Central National Bank
Monday, October 12th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, October 13th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, October 13th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, October 14th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Tuesday, October 20th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 21st – 9:30am – Ministerial Association
Wednesday, October 21st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 22nd – Noon-6pm – Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym
Friday, October 23rd – 8:30am-2pm – Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym
Saturday, October 24th – 9am-3pm – Beloit Holiday Fair – BHS Gym
Tuesday, October 27th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 28th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 29th – 12:30pm – SVED – NCRPC
Monday, November 2nd – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, November 3rd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, November 4th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, November 5th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Monday, November 9th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, November 10th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, November 10th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, November 11th – Chamber Office Closed
Wednesday, November 11th – 11am – Veterans Day Parade
Thursday, November 12th – Noon – Chamber Board
Friday, November 13th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Solomon Valley Hospice

Stay up to date!
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Chamber Chat October 2, 2015

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

Chamber Chat

Welcome New Chamber Member!

The Chamber would like to welcome Cole W Eberle Photography, 815 Wisconsin St., Cawker City, as the newest member of the Chamber.

Cole W Eberle Photography is a premier studio specializing in event and portrait photography, located in Cawker City, KS.

Owner Cole Eberle grew up on his family’s farm north of Glen Elder, KS. Cole studied Art at Bethany Lutheran College for four years and is a graduate of the highly renowned Brooks Institute of Photography, located in Santa Barbara, California.

Throughout his career, Cole has had the opportunity to travel across the country while working for multiple publications including the LA Times, LA Business Journal, Sports Illustrated, Associated Press, Colorado Springs Gazette, Outdoor Life and many more.

Cole Eberle is recognized by his journalistic style and has worked as a portrait and freelance photographer for the past 8 years. Cole is excited and privileged to have the opportunity to bring his experience and talents back to the North Central Kansas area.

For more information on Cole W Eberle Photography visit his website at http://www.coleweberle.com, stop by his studio in Cawker City at 815 Wisconsin St., check out Facebook, Instagram or call them at 785-781-4525.

Ribbon Cutting/Grand Re-Opening for Solomon Valley Cinema

The Solomon Valley Cinema will reopen their doors with a brand new look on Friday, October 2nd. The cinema has a weekend full of movies and prizes planned!

Friday, October 2nd, the first showings will be War Room & The Martian. Ticket & concession prices will be from the year 1995.

Saturday, October 3rd, the Chamber will have a ribbon cutting at Noon and a free movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at 1pm with 1995 concession prices. That evening come back for the regular showings with 1995 ticket and concession prices.

Sunday, October 4th will be regular showings with 1995 ticket & concession prices.

KDNS-KZDY Football Broadcast Schedule
Friday, October 2nd:
Lakeside at Osborne 6:30 p.m.
Radio: KD Country 94/www.kdcountry94.com

Stafford at St.John’s/Tipton 5:30 p.m.
LIVE VIDEO STREAM http://www.nckssports.com
Radio: Z96.3 the Lake/www.kdcountry94.com

Beloit at SE Saline 6:30 p.m.
LIVE VIDEO STREAM at http://www.nckssports.com

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

Football 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

FOOTBALL EXPRESS Friday nights previewing the area matchups at 5:40 p.m.
LOCAL SCOREBOARD SHOW Friday nights after the game at 10:05 p.m
on KD Country 94 and http://www.kdcountry94.com

Find our Complete Broadcast Schedule and listen to All of the Football Broadcasts via the worldwide web at http://www.kdcountry94.com and http://www.z963thelake.com
And for the latest information about your area team, go to http://www.nckssports.com

Pizza Hut of Beloit to Host Alzheimer’s Night

Pizza Hut of Beloit will be hosting a “Give-Back Night” fundraiser in Conjunction with Solomon Valley Village who is sponsoring a team in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Hays on October 10th. Pizza Hut will be donating 20% percent of all sales Monday, October 5th from 5 pm to 9 pm to the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the Nations’ largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth leading cause of death! For more information about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s go to alz.org/walk or call Solomon Valley Village at 785-534-1892.

Chamber Coffee!

Join us for the “Chamber Coffee”, Friday, October 9th hosted by Central National Bank, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. (come and go)

Central National Bank will be serving Pink Pancakes to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Have you had a chance to enter the Best Dressed Contest? Show everyone your creativity by entering Bras for the Cause! It is just $5 a bra! Bring it to the Chamber Coffee and show it off!

Also, dress in pink to show your support!

Stop by to enjoy coffee and networking with great friends.

A Full House Anniversary Sale

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Central National Bank Activities for October

It’s that time of year to Think Pink!

When you walk into Central National Bank you will definitely see pink. The walls and table coverings will be adorned in pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month for October. This is their fourth year of decking out for the Pink-Out and their third year for the Best Dressed Contest.

This is also the banks celebration of 131 years and will kick-off the month with a Beloit Chamber Coffee serving Pink Pancakes on Oct. 9 from 9:00am – 10:30am. They are also serving pink treats every Friday including cookies, cake and strawberry ice cream.

In its fourth year, the lobby will be dressed with decorated bras in theme of “Bras for the Cause” and Breast Awareness Month. Anyone can decorate a bra and take their creation into the Central National Bank for display. The public can come to the bank, enjoy treats on Friday, and vote for their favorite bra. To enter a bra is a cost of five dollars and it one dollar to vote. All proceeds and donations will in return go to Relay For Life held on June 4, 2016.

Bring in your entry anytime as they will take bras up until the end of October. But the earlier you bring in your creation, the more votes one can receive. The public is encouraged to come and vote.
KVSV Production Schedule

HEAR EXCITING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAY BY PLAY ON KVSV!
Friday, Oct 2nd on KVSV….Beloit at Southeast of Saline….
Coverage begins at 6:06 pm with the K-preps.com Kansas Pre Game show…
Live coverage from Gypsum begins at 6:35 Friday night on KVSV AM 190 The Mix…KVSV FM105.5….kvsvradio.com…TV Cable Channel 12 in Beloit…and on Synergy Channels 995 and 997 on Cunningham Cable….
John Swanson and Eric Hilt have the call.

Hear Kansas State Football
Saturday, Oct. 3rd on KVSV FM105.5 and AM 1190 KVSV The Mix….Pre game at Noon…Kickoff at 3pm

Hear KC Royals Baseball on AM 1190 KVSV The Mix….
Sunday Oct 4 at Minnesota 1:30pm

Farmway Credit Union

Come and celebrate with Farmway Credit Union on Thursday, October 15th! Secure Shred of NCK will be in the Beloit parking lot from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Come inside to see if you can guess the # of candy corn in the jar for a chance to win prizes. Stop in to say “Thank You” to Farmway Credit Union for playing such a vital role in our community.

International Credit Union (ICU) Day® has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948. The day is recognized to reflect upon the credit union movement’s history and to promote its achievements. It is a day to honor those who have dedicated their lives to the movement, recognize the hard work of those working in the credit union industry and show members our appreciation.

The ultimate goal is to raise awareness about the great work that credit unions are doing around the world and give members the opportunity to get more involved. Credit unions and associations throughout the world celebrate the day with fundraisers, open houses, contests, picnics and parades.
Central National Bank

HOW CREATIVE ARE YOU????

Show everyone by entering Central National Bank’s Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Enter our Best Dressed Contest!
Decorate a bra any way you would like. Enter it into our contest along with a $5.00 entry fee. You can enter as many as you would like. The more you enter the more money we raise for Relay for Life. Then tell all your friends to come in to the Beloit Branch where all the Best Dressed Bras will be displayed and vote for your bra with a $1.00 donation. Again all donations will be going to Relay for Life. So tell your friends to vote more than once! Contest will run the whole month of October.

The winner will receive a special basket of goodies relating to Breast Cancer Awareness.

Beloit Community Blood Drive

The Beloit Community Blood Drive will be Thursday, October 22nd, Noon-6pm and Friday, October 23rd, 8:30am-2pm at NCK Wellness Center Gym, 3033 US Hwy 24.

Benefits of Donating:
• It feels great to donate!
• You get free juice and delicious cookies!
• It’s something you can spare—most people have blood to spare…yet, there is still not enough to go around.
• You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed—most people don’t think they’ll ever need blood, but many do.
• You will be someone’s hero—in fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation.
WorkWell KS Comes to Beloit

Developing and maintaining a strong foundation for worksite wellness improves sustainability and widens the impact of a worksite’s efforts. WWKS offers a Foundation Workshop, during which attendees will explore the components necessary to build a strong base for future work and develop a plan for establishing a foundation at their worksite.

This workshop will serve as a first step for employers new to the initiative and/or in need of foundational development.

There are a number of health issues that impact the well-being of a workforce and a worksite’s bottom line. WWKS offers health-priority specific workshops for employers that have a strong foundation in place and are ready to tackle the issues impacting their business.

Workshops offered will be Healthy Foods, Physical Activity, Tobacco, Mental Health/ Stress Management.

Registration is free of charge and will be opening soon. Mark your calendars for the workshops coming to your region, and continue to check back on our website for more information.

More Information
WorkWell Ks presents worksite wellness in Beloit, Ks at the NCK Technical College on October 7th and 8th.

October 7th: 1 PM – 5 PM Foundation Workshop
October 8th: 8 AM – 12 PM Healthy Foods
October 8th: 1 PM – 5 PM Tobacco

For more information visit — http://www.workwellks.com/site/

AWARE NCK in conjunction with Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation is happy to welcome the presentation of WorkWell Ks. Through their efforts the workshops are able to be held locally and free of charge

TRUNK AND TREAT!

Have fun Halloween night at Zion Lutheran Church with TRUNK AND TREAT! Cars, SUV’s and pickups are welcome with a prize going to the best decorated vehicle. There is a limit of 30 vehicles. Join us from 5pm-7pm in the back parking lot. Reserve your spot by calling Zion Lutheran Church at 738-2701 or email zionlutheran@nckcn.com. Anyone who just wants to watch the children can do so from the shelter house.

Beloit Holiday Fair
(notice change of venue)

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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, October 3rd – Noon – Ribbon Cutting – Solomon Valley Cinema
Monday, October 5th – 7:30pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, October 6th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 7th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 8th – Noon – Chamber Board
Friday, October 9th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Central National Bank
Monday, October 12th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, October 13th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, October 13th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, October 14th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Tuesday, October 20th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 21st – 9:30am – Ministerial Association
Wednesday, October 21st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 22nd – Noon-6pm – Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym
Friday, October 23rd – 8:30am-2pm – Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym
Saturday, October 24th – 9am-3pm – Beloit Holiday Fair – BHS Gym
Tuesday, October 27th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 28th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 29th – 12:30pm – SVED – NCRPC

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