Chamber Chat July 1, 2016

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Chamber Chat

 

Waconda Lake Fireworks

The Waconda Lake Fireworks Association has completed arrangements for a spectacular fireworks display at dusk (approximately 9:30 p.m.) on Saturday, July 2, 2016.  This fireworks display will be enjoyed by many area residents, but it cannot be continued without donations as the association is an all-volunteer, non-profit association.  The fundraising goal for this year’s fireworks display is $9,000.  This includes fees for the professional pyrotechnics of Rainbow Fireworks, insurance, permit fees, and advertising.

Donations are being collected on gofundme.com, at S&S Drug, Gray Drug and Fountain, and Corner Drug in Downs.  If you are interested in making a donation they can be dropped off at either of these locations or mailed to Waconda Lake Fireworks Association 605 N. Logan Beloit, KS 67420.

 

Rolling Hills Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting

The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting for Rolling Hills Electric at their new facility in Beloit on July 8th at 11am.  Please join the Chamber in congratulating Rolling Hills on their new facility and making an investment in the community.  We are proud to have them here!

 

Kettle Specials

Kettle’s specials next week are:

Grilled Cheese: Customer Choice “The Mexican”

Weekly Drink Special: Somerset Ridge Wines, Paola, KS

Wednesday Wine Duo: Madeline’s 21st Bday picks-Merlot and Cabernet, $12

 

Ribbon Cutting/Open House for Schroeder Building & Supply

Schroeder Building and Supply will be hosting an open house for their new showroom on Thursday, July 14th.  A ribbon cutting from the Chamber of Commerce will kick everything off at 9am and the open house will continue throughout the day.

Schroeder Building & Supply is located in North Central Kansas on Willow Springs Way just off of US Highway 24 near the Super 8.  Phone number:  (785) 534-1365.

Things around the house eventually get older and need some repairs. Schroeder Building & Supply, LLC and Premier Cabinetry & Design can provide you with an excellent home repairs service so you can keep your house up and running. We will help you transform an outdated room into a modern comfort with our many remodeling services.

With Schroeder Building & Supply, LLC and Premier Cabinetry & Design, your general contractor will be skilled in many areas and will gladly come to your home to fix anything. If you are in need of anything from custom cabinets or window installation, we are the company that can help you. Our home improvements and repairs service has earned us a recognizable reputation in Beloit, turning visions into reality. With our experience and expertise, you can trust that all of your repairs and home renovations are in good hands with us.

When you are looking for an excellent general contractor, contact Schroeder Building & Supply, LLC and Premier Cabinetry & Design in Beloit, KS for expert advice and service. Schroeder Building & Supply, LLC can provide you with excellent upgrades! Let us draw up plan for your bathroom or kitchen remodeling project. Along with building new homes and remodels we build our own custom cabinets where other contractors order their cabinets. Building our own custom cabinets allows us to be cheaper than our competitors. We have been in business since 1967 building and provide quality custom homes, remodels, and cabinets. We will work with you to design and build your building projects just the way you want.

Our Services:

  • Custom New Homes
  • Custom Cabinetry
  • Kitchen Remodels
  • Bathroom Remodels
  • Window & Door Installation
  • General Contractors

 

2016-2017 Class of Leadership Mitchell County Announced

The Leadership Mitchell County (LMC) program, a unique leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) in Wichita, announced today the 17 community members to participate in the program’s 17th class.

These diverse leaders were chosen because of their desire and capacity to take their leadership strengths to a higher level in order to help serve north central Kansas. The nine-month program begins in August with graduation taking place in April.

The Program

Over the course of several months, participants will travel to various businesses and locations within Mitchell, Osborne, Lincoln, and Ellsworth counties as well as a trip to Kansas State University and the Kansas State Capitol to learn from business leaders, LMC alumni and leading academics. They will study and put into practice KLC competencies, develop a network of peers, and exchange ideas with mentors and others who can help them make an impact in their communities. Sessions are facilitated by LMC Board Members, alumni and area supporters. The LMC Board includes: President, Mallory Wittstruck of Farmway Co-op, Inc.; Vice President, Jennifer Cooper of Central National Bank; Secretary, Teri Pollet of Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems; Treasurer, Brandan Pounds of Farmway Credit Union; Curt Frasier of Fraiser, Johnson and Martin LLC; Deb Beam of Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems; Danielle Jeardoe of Waconda Trader; Jason Chancellor of Farm Bureau Financial Services; Mark Palen of AGCO; Kelly Schmitt of Wall to Wall Carpet & Interior; Eric Hilt of AgMark LLC; Justin Rexroat of AGCO; Scott Hartman of Van Keppel; and Susan Flinn of Guaranty State Bank.

The Curriculum

Each LMC session will focus on a specific core component of leadership including: Manage Self, Diagnose Situation, Intervene Skillfully, and Energize Others. In addition to interactive LMC alumni-led sessions, participants will hone their personal leadership development through work with business leaders and mentors. Small group activity is another core part of the programming with each class selecting, developing and executing a project for the benefit of the Mitchell County community through the application of the skills they learn through the program.

Class 17 Participants

Class 17 was selected based on their leadership growth potential and the strength of their personal leadership projects aimed at improving the civic or social good by addressing a problem or need in the community, profession or organization. Class 17 joins the alumni network of 239 individuals. They include individuals representing an array of companies and industries, coming from a variety of sectors including private, public, non-profit, and academia.

 Congratulations to Class 17 Participants!

  • Apryl Badger, AGCO
  • Ingrid McMillian, Solomon Valley Hospice
  • Jacqueline Kile, AGCO
  • Janelle Remus, Farmway Co-op, Inc.
  • Keegan Bailey, North Central Regional Planning Commission
  • Rick Horn, Mitchell County
  • Travis Ray, Guaranty State Bank and Trust Co.
  • Kendall Gasper, Farmway Co-op, Inc.
  • Luke Hansen, Hansen Auction and Reality
  • Tony Salcido, AGCO
  • Kim Cheney, Optometrist
  • Kayla Schwerman, AgMark LLC
  • Terry Cunningham, Cunningham Cable & Telephone
  • Tyler Bailey, City of Beloit
  • Lindsay Rut, Hays Medical Center
  • Drew Cheney, MORE Buick Chevrolet
  • Janelle Domoney, Kettle

To learn more about Leadership Mitchell County program, please visit http://www.leadershipmitchellcounty.org/

 

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Hansen Auction & Realty

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2016 Mitchell County Fair Program of Events

Monday, July 25, First Christian Church, Beloit

9am                             Judging of 4-H Foods

Judging of Arts & Crafts

9am-11am                  Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Judging Contest

10am                           4-H Bake Sale in First Christian Church Lobby

Tuesday, July 26, Fairgrounds

8:30am                        Pet Show

9am                             Dog Show

Wednesday, July 27, Fairgrounds

9am                             Horse Show

6pm-8pm                    All Livestock (beef, bucket calf, swine, sheep & goats) will be checked in                                       and weighed at the fairgrounds

6pm-8pm                    Open class entries may be entered

6pm-9pm                    Moore’s Greater Show

 

Thursday, July 28, ARM BAND NIGHT (6pm-9pm)

8am-10:30am             Enter all other 4-H and open class exhibits, except for livestock

10am                           Judging of 4-H and Open Class Poultry and Rabbits

Judging of 4-HPhotography

10:30am                      Judging of Bucket Calves

11am                           Judging of Crops, Garden and Flowers

Judging of 4-H Rocketry

Judging of 4-H Posters, Notebooks, Displays and Club Food Booths

11:30am                      Judging of 4-H Woodworking, Electric, Welding & Entomology

1pm                             Judging of Open Class Foods, Clothing, Needlework, Flowers & Art

Lisa Johnson x/Leap of Faith Soap Shopper and Fiber Farm doing a Goat                                        Milk and fiber demonstration (in bull barn)

2:30pm                        Judging of Open Class Crops & Garden

3pm                             Judging of Open Class Photography (to follow 4-H photography judging;                                        starting time approximate)

5pm                             Creature Feature presented by Kansas Wildlife and Parks and Tourism

6pm                             Judging of Beef

Ident-A-Kid with the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department

6pm                             Free Entertainment – Francis McCune (singer)

6pm-9pm                    Moore’s Greater Show

7pm                             Kids Rodeo & Mutton Bustin’

Free Entertainment-Jim Hoy (Cowboy Historian and Folk entertainer)

8:30pm                        Free Entertainment-TBA

9pm                             Free Entertainment – TBA

Friday, July 29, ARM BAND NIGHT (6pm-9pm)

9am                             Judging of Swine ½ Hour after Swine Show completion

5pm                             Free Entertainment – Gabby Smith (singer and guitar)

5:30pm                        Money Scramble in the Hog/Sheep arena

6pm                             SASS Cowboy Shooting (cattle show arena outside)

6pm-9pm                    National Guard Kids games

6pm-9pm                    Moore’s Greater Show

7pm                             Demolition Derby at the Grandstand

Free Entertainment – NCK Dance Center

7:30pm                        Free Entertainment – TBA

8pm                             Free Entertainment – TBA

8:30pm                        Free Entertainment – TBA

Saturday, July 30, ARM BAND NIGHT (6pm-9pm)

9am                             Round Robin

5pm                             Livestock Sale

5pm                             Free Entertainment – Finney Family Orchestra

6pm                             Vetter Family Band

6pm-9pm                    Moore’s Greater Show

6:30pm                        Enduro Race at the Grandstand

7pm                             Free Entertainment – Noma Pfister (piano)

8pm                             Free Entertainment – Craig Plottner (guitar)

9pm                             Free Entertainment – TBA

Sunday, July 31

8am-11:30am             Check out exhibits and clean up

 

Thank You for renewing your Membership

The following businesses have reinvested in the community through the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce. 

  • Stephanie Meier Photography

 

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

Saturday, July 2nd – Dusk (approximately 9:30pm) – Waconda Lake Fireworks – Waconda Lake

Monday, July 4th – Chamber Office closed

Tuesday, July 5th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, July 6th – Noon – Lions Club

Thursday, July 7th – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Friday, July 8th – 11am – Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening – Rolling Hills Electric

Monday, July 11th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, July 12th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, July 12th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, July 13th – Noon – Lions Club

Thursday, July 14th – 9am – Ribbon Cutting/Open House – Schroeder Building & Supply

**(DATE CHANGE)Thursday, July 14th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRPC

Monday, July 18th – Heather Hartman’s Birthday

Tuesday, July 19th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

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

Wednesday, July 20th – Noon – Lions Club

Saturday, July 23rd – Glen Elder Funday

Tuesday, July 26th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, July 27th – Noon – Lions Club

Wednesday, July 27th-Saturday, July 30th – Mitchell County Fair

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

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

Wednesday, August 3rd – Noon – Lions Club

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

 

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Chamber Chat June 24, 2016

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One Year Anniversary Celebration!

Gentry Motor Sports will be celebrating their One Year Anniversary on Thursday, June 30th from 4pm-6pm.  The celebration will start with a ribbon cutting provided by the Chamber of Commerce followed by tours, door prizes and refreshments.

Paul Gentry, Owner of Gentry Motor Sports, carries several lines of products to fit everyone’s needs.  Product lines include Gravely mowers and Echo outdoor power equipment to name a few.  Echo’s lineup includes Chain Saws, Grass Trimmers, Leaf Blowers, Hedge Trimmers, Edgers and Brushcutters.

Gentry Motor Sports is located at 900 W 8th, 785-534-1992 (office), 785-534-2253 (cell) or gentrymotorsportsllc@gmail.com

Congratulations to Paul and his family!

 

Rolling Hills Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting

The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting for Rolling Hills Electric at their new facility in Beloit on July 8th at 11am.  Please join the Chamber in congratulating Rolling Hills on their new facility and making an investment in the community.  We are proud to have them here!

 

Waconda Lake Fireworks

The Waconda Lake Fireworks Association has completed arrangements for a spectacular fireworks display at dusk (approximately 9:30 p.m.) on Saturday, July 2, 2016.  This fireworks display will be enjoyed by many area residents, but it cannot be continued without donations as the association is an all-volunteer, non-profit association.  The fundraising goal for this year’s fireworks display is $9,000.  This includes fees for the professional pyrotechnics of Rainbow Fireworks, insurance, permit fees, and advertising.

With a week left of fundraising, the association has collected almost $4,000 well under the needed goal.  Jim Johnson, chairman of the Waconda Lake Fireworks Association, feels that the yearly display greatly benefits not only our area community members but area businesses as well. “It is really difficult to get an accurate count of exactly how many people come to the Waconda Lake for the fireworks display, but past estimates have been as high as over 10,000 people.  The draw is huge and many people come from several miles away to enjoy the annual show.”  Heather Johnson is a little worried about this year’s donation level, “Usually by this time we have collected about 75% of our goal.  This community is always generous in regards to special events like the Waconda Lake Fireworks Display so in the end I know things will be fine, but we are a bit concerned.”

Donations are being collected on gofundme.com, at S&S Drug, Gray Drug and Fountain, and Corner Drug in Downs.  If you are interested in making a donation they can be dropped off at either of these locations or mailed to Waconda Lake Fireworks Association 605 N. Logan Beloit, KS 67420.

 

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Kettle Specials

Kettle’s specials next week are:

Grilled Cheese: Chicken Piccata

Drink Specials: Lagunita Beers, $3.50

Wednesday Wine Duo: Kansas Red Blends, $12

SPECIAL: Margherita Panini is back for a limited time!

 

Mitchell County Fair

The Mitchell County Fair is scheduled for July 27th – July 30th.  Keep checking back for more details!

 

 

Farmway Coop Photo Contest

Farmway Co-op, Inc. invites photographers from across Kansas to enter the 2016 Farmway Photography Contest.

Eligible contestants can go to www.farmwaycoop.com for complete details on how to submit photographs in one or both of the categories: Kansas Agriculture and Farmway Fan Club. There is a 10 photo maximum entry for each category per entrant. Entries must be in digital format and submitted electronically. The contest, which is now open, ends Monday, September 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Photos must be taken within the 2016 calendar year.

  • Kansas Agriculture:
    • Kansas farmers and ranchers are the face of agriculture. You are what energize the state through your hard work, dedication and goodwill. From a child experiencing his first harvest to a farmer taking care of livestock at all hours, we want you to share the special moments of agriculture life.
    • Showcase the types of crop we grow and how we take care of the land we love to provide the world’s food and fiber needs. Enter photos that showcase the breathtaking beauty of working and being part of Kansas agriculture.
  • Farmway Fan Club:
    • Let’s celebrate Farmway being part of Kansas communities for the last 105 years! Take a photo of a Farmway location, a staff member out in the field, your grain truck weighing at a Farmway elevator, you wearing your favorite Farmway hat, anything Farmway related – get creative! Enter photos with a Farmway-related tie that features the cooperative.

Photos will be judged on quality, creativity and relevance to each category. Farmway will utilize different segments of the cooperative’s employee team to judge the photos. First place in each category will receive a $100 gift card. Second place in each category will receive a $50 gift card. A “People’s Choice Award” will be decided upon points earned through the Farmway Facebook page. The winners will be announced during October Co-op Month festivities.

For photo contest rules and additional information, visit www.farmwaycoop.com or contact Mallory Wittstruck at 785-738-2241.

“Farmway is looking for photos showcasing how agriculture touches your life, capturing the special moments, hard work, locally grown and breathtaking beauty of agriculture across the state,” said Wittstruck, Farmway VP Communications and Member Services. “We are excited to see the beauty of ag from the viewpoint of our communities.”

 

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

Tuesday, June 28th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, June 29th – Noon – Lions Club

Thursday, June 30th – 4pm-6pm – One Year Anniv Celebration – Gentry Motor Sports, 900 W 8th

Monday, July 4th – Chamber Office closed

Tuesday, July 5th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, July 6th – Noon – Lions Club

Thursday, July 7th – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Friday, July 8th – 11am – Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening – Rolling Hills Electric

Monday, July 11th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, July 12th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, July 12th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, July 13th – Noon – Lions Club

Thursday, July 14th – Noon – Chamber Board

**(DATE CHANGE)Thursday, July 14th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRPC

Monday, July 18th – Heather Hartman’s Birthday

Tuesday, July 19th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

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

Wednesday, July 20th – Noon – Lions Club

Tuesday, July 26th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, July 27th – Noon – Lions Club

Wednesday, July 27th-Saturday, July 30th – Mitchell County Fair

 

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Chamber Chat June 17, 2016

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Rolling Hills

A “Meet & Greet” is scheduled for June 20th from 3:00-4:00 at the new location.  Rolling Hills Electric will host a Co-op Candidate Tour from 3-4 p.m. The Co-op Candidate Tour is

sponsored by Kansas Electric Cooperative, Inc.’s Legislative department as part of National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Co-ops Vote initiative.

Scheduled to attend are Brian Angevine, Democrat for State Senate and Roger Marshall, Republican Candidate for Congress in the Big First District of Kansas. 

Co-ops Vote is a national nonpartisan campaign to encourage co-op members to register to vote, educate voters on key issues, and encourage members to vote for candidates that support electric co-ops.

 

KVSV Broadcast Schedule

Hear KC Royals Baseball on AM1190 KVSV The Mix

Friday, June 17th….Detroit…………6:30pm

Saturday, June 18th…Detroit………6:30pm

Sunday, June 19th……Detroit………6:30pm

 

Beloit High Class of 1971

CLASS OF 71

The Beloit High School “Class of 71” will be celebrating their 45th at Down Under on June 18th.  If you would like to visit with the class you are invited to come after 8:00 p.m..

 

Rolling Hills Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting

The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting for Rolling Hills Electric at their new facility in Beloit on July 8th at 11am.  Please join the Chamber in congratulating Rolling Hills on their new facility and making an investment in the community.  We are proud to have them here!

 

Farmway Coop Photo Contest

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Farmway Co-op, Inc. invites photographers from across Kansas to enter the 2016 Farmway Photography Contest.

Eligible contestants can go to www.farmwaycoop.com for complete details on how to submit photographs in one or both of the categories: Kansas Agriculture and Farmway Fan Club. There is a 10 photo maximum entry for each category per entrant. Entries must be in digital format and submitted electronically. The contest, which is now open, ends Monday, September 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Photos must be taken within the 2016 calendar year.

  • Kansas Agriculture:
    • Kansas farmers and ranchers are the face of agriculture. You are what energize the state through your hard work, dedication and goodwill. From a child experiencing his first harvest to a farmer taking care of livestock at all hours, we want you to share the special moments of agriculture life.
    • Showcase the types of crop we grow and how we take care of the land we love to provide the world’s food and fiber needs. Enter photos that showcase the breathtaking beauty of working and being part of Kansas agriculture.
  • Farmway Fan Club:
    • Let’s celebrate Farmway being part of Kansas communities for the last 105 years! Take a photo of a Farmway location, a staff member out in the field, your grain truck weighing at a Farmway elevator, you wearing your favorite Farmway hat, anything Farmway related – get creative! Enter photos with a Farmway-related tie that features the cooperative.

Photos will be judged on quality, creativity and relevance to each category. Farmway will utilize different segments of the cooperative’s employee team to judge the photos. First place in each category will receive a $100 gift card. Second place in each category will receive a $50 gift card. A “People’s Choice Award” will be decided upon points earned through the Farmway Facebook page. The winners will be announced during October Co-op Month festivities.

For photo contest rules and additional information, visit www.farmwaycoop.com or contact Mallory Wittstruck at 785-738-2241.

“Farmway is looking for photos showcasing how agriculture touches your life, capturing the special moments, hard work, locally grown and breathtaking beauty of agriculture across the state,” said Wittstruck, Farmway VP Communications and Member Services. “We are excited to see the beauty of ag from the viewpoint of our communities.”

 

Job Fair

Dear North Central Kansas Employers:

As many of you know, employees at Arvos (Concordia) were notified of potential permanent layoffs starting in July. Kansas Workforce One will be on the ground in mid-June to help employees navigate through unemployment, resume building, job searches, healthcare, etc. The Cloud County Employee Task Force in partnership with Kansas Workforce One will be hosting a job fair on Tuesday, June 21st from 1:00pm-7:00pm at the Cloud County Fairgrounds Commercial Building.

This job fair will be for Arvos employees and their spouses only. This will be your opportunity to meet with this highly skilled workforce.

Employees that are laid off will be eligible for workforce training dollars. This means they qualify for training dollars for school (up to $3000 a semester) or their new employers are eligible for a $3000 stipend for on the job training. Displaced homemakers are also eligible for retraining or on the job training dollars.

If you would like a booth at the job fair, please email me at ashley.hutchinson@cloudcorp.net. Tables and chairs will be provided. Deadline for booth space is Friday, June 17th. If you cannot make it but have a job you would like to list with us, please also email ashley.hutchinson@cloudcorp.net. We will be communicating with employees throughout the next few months with job opportunities as they arise.

Please consider having a booth, even if you only have one job to offer. Your show of support lets our guys and gals know that we want to keep them here in the community. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Kettle

The John Dough Boys from Oregon will be at Kettle next Wednesday, June 22 from 6-8 pm! You’ll never hear a sound quite like theirs and it should be a fantastic show that everyone will be talking about! No cover so join your friends at Kettle!

 

Mitchell County Fair

The Mitchell County Fair is scheduled for July 27th – July 30th.  Keep checking back for more details!

 

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

Monday, June 20th – 3pm-4pm – Meet & Greet Tours & Rolling Hills

Tuesday, June 21st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, June 21st – 1pm-7pm – Job Fair  – Cloud County Fairgrounds Commercial Building

Wednesday, June 22nd – Noon – Lions Club

Tuesday, June 28th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, June 29th – Noon – Lions Club

Monday, July 4th – Chamber Office closed

Tuesday, July 5th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, July 6th – Noon – Lions Club

Thursday, July 7th – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Friday, July 8th – 11am – Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening – Rolling Hills Electric

Monday, July 11th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, July 12th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, July 12th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, July 13th – Noon – Lions Club

Thursday, July 14th – Noon – Chamber Board

**(DATE CHANGE)Thursday, July 14th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRPC

Monday, July 18th – Heather Hartman’s Birthday

Tuesday, July 19th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

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

Wednesday, July 20th – Noon – Lions Club

Tuesday, July 26th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, July 27th – Noon – Lions Club

Wednesday, July 27th-Saturday, July 30th – Mitchell County Fair

 

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Chamber Chat June 10, 2016

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Chamber Chat 

Chamber Coffee!

Join us for the “Chamber Coffee”, TODAY, Friday, June 10th at Kettle, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. to help celebrate their 1 year Anniversary!  (come and go)

There will be refreshments and tons of networking!

 

8 Man Pep Rally (TODAY!) 

The 31st Annual Kansas 8-Man All-Star Football Games are scheduled for Saturday, June 11th at Trojan Field in Beloit beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Pep Rally & Ice Cream Social for the players, coaches and fans on Friday, June 10th, starting at 2pm., in downtown Beloit. 

Over 90 players and coaches will be introduced, signing autographs, playing games and treated to free ice cream.  There will be kid’s games, giveaways, and much much more.  This is a great way to come and help celebrate the best of the best in 8-Man football.

We would like ALL businesses to decorate with the 8-man team colors, which are GREEN, GOLD, RED, AND BLUE. Feel free to be creative J  Let’s show everyone how proud we are to be hosting the 8-Man games in Beloit!

 

Welcome New Chamber Member!

The Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome The Pet Connection, Inc., as the newest member of the Chamber.

Melody Kelso, Executive Director, trainer, animal caretaker & behavioral team member and original founders, has been training dogs for over 20 years.  After completing a three month internship with Anne Mackey in 1993, she completed a one year internship with Westwood Animal Hospital and was hired as one of the primary dog trainers for their clinic.  She has trained in various animal hospitals and provided educational seminars for organizations including Animal Haven, Companion Animals, Johnson County Community College, Johnson County Mental Health, Longview Community College and Ranchmart.

 

In 1996, she operated a day care, pet sitting and dog training service for a little over a year before she closed the doors to become the executive director of Animal Haven.  Through her work with Heart of America Humane Society, Abandoned Animal Rescue, Border Collie Rescue and Animal Haven she has fostered hundreds of dogs.  Many dogs rescued by Melody are considered special needs and require work with aggression, separation anxiety, fears, basic training, deafness, blindness and other medical or behavioral issues.

Jason Huff, trainer, animal caretaker & behavioral team member, is one of the original founders of The Pet Connection.  Jason earned a degree in sociology from the University of Kansas in 1999 and started fostering for The Pet Connection in 2000. He started studying animal behavior in 2002. Jason became a full-time employee for The Pet Connection Rescue Development in 2003. He became a board member in 2005 and started teaching behavior consultant classes for The Pet Connection in 2006. In 2006, he became Director of Operations in charge of starting new programs and overseeing the dog adoption program.

The Pet Connection, Inc., Sanctuary & Rehabilitation Center is located at

1301 Asherville Rd Lot E.  Melody or Jason can be reached at 913-671-7387.  The website is www.thepetconnection.net or find them on Facebook under Melody Kelso.

They are currently rehabilitating 30 dogs and are in need of volunteers to help.  Contact Melody or Jason if you are interested.

The Chamber would like to congratulate Melody and Jason for a wonderful addition to Beloit and Mitchell County! 

 

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Kettle Specials for Week of June 13th    

Grilled Cheese: “The Muff” Muffuletta Grilled Cheese

Beer of the Week: New Belgium beers, $3.50

Wine Wednesday Duo: International Wines-Spain Sangria and Germany   Riesling for $10

 

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Job Fair

Dear North Central Kansas Employers:

As many of you know, employees at Arvos (Concordia) were notified of potential permanent layoffs starting in July. Kansas Workforce One will be on the ground in mid-June to help employees navigate through unemployment, resume building, job searches, healthcare, etc. The Cloud County Employee Task Force in partnership with Kansas Workforce One will be hosting a job fair on Tuesday, June 21st from 1:00pm-7:00pm at the Cloud County Fairgrounds Commercial Building.

This job fair will be for Arvos employees and their spouses only. This will be your opportunity to meet with this highly skilled workforce.

Employees that are laid off will be eligible for workforce training dollars. This means they qualify for training dollars for school (up to $3000 a semester) or their new employers are eligible for a $3000 stipend for on the job training. Displaced homemakers are also eligible for retraining or on the job training dollars.

If you would like a booth at the job fair, please email me at ashley.hutchinson@cloudcorp.net. Tables and chairs will be provided. Deadline for booth space is Friday, June 17th. If you cannot make it but have a job you would like to list with us, please also email ashley.hutchinson@cloudcorp.net. We will be communicating with employees throughout the next few months with job opportunities as they arise.

Please consider having a booth, even if you only have one job to offer. Your show of support lets our guys and gals know that we want to keep them here in the community. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

Rolling Hills

A “Meet & Greet” is scheduled for June 20th from 3:00-4:00 at the new location.  Rolling Hills Electric will host a Co-op Candidate Tour from 3-4 p.m. The Co-op Candidate Tour is

sponsored by Kansas Electric Cooperative, Inc.’s Legislative department as part of National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Co-ops Vote initiative.

Co-ops Vote is a national nonpartisan campaign to encourage co-op members to register to vote, educate voters on key issues, and encourage members to vote for candidates that support electric co-ops.

 

Cawker City Farmer’s Market

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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.  

  • 8th Street Liquor
  • S & S Drug
  • Shopko

 

 

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, June 10th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Kettle

Friday, June 10th – 2pm – 8-Man Football Pep Rally – Downtown

Saturday, June 11th – 10am – Division II 8-Man All Star Football Game – Trojan Field

Saturday, June 11th – 1:30pm – Division I 8-Man All Star Football Game – Trojan Field

Monday, June 13th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, June 14th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, June 14th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, June 15th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Association

Wednesday, June 15th – Noon – Lions Club

Thursday, June 16th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRPC

Monday, June 20th – 3pm-4pm – Meet & Greet Tours & Rolling Hills

Tuesday, June 21st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, June 21st – 1pm-7pm – Job Fair  – Cloud County Fairgrounds Commercial Building

Wednesday, June 22nd – Noon – Lions Club

Tuesday, June 28th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, June 29th – Noon – Lions Club

Monday, July 4th – Chamber Office closed

Tuesday, July 5th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, July 6th – Noon – Lions Club

Thursday, July 7th – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Friday, July 8th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Solomon Valley Bank

Friday, July 8th – 11am – Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening – Rolling Hills Electric

Monday, July 11th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, July 12th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, July 12th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, July 13th – Noon – Lions Club

Thursday, July 14th – Noon – Chamber Board

 

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Chamber Chat June 2, 2016

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Chamber Chat 

8 Man Pep Rally 

The 31st Annual Kansas 8-Man All-Star Football Games are scheduled for Saturday, June 11th at Trojan Field in Beloit beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Pep Rally & Ice Cream Social for the players, coaches and fans on Friday, June 10th, starting at 2pm., in downtown Beloit. 

Over 90 players and coaches will be introduced, signing autographs, playing games and treated to free ice cream.  There will be kid’s games, giveaways, and much much more.  This is a great way to come and help celebrate the best of the best in 8-Man football.

We would like ALL businesses to decorate with the 8-man team colors, which are GREEN, GOLD, RED, AND BLUE. Feel free to be creative J  Let’s show everyone how proud we are to be hosting the 8-Man games in Beloit!

If you would like to help sponsor the 8 man pep rally, contact the Chamber office for more information at 785-738-2717 or by email at beloitchamber@nckcn.com.

 

Chamber Coffee!

Join us for the “Chamber Coffee”, Friday, June 10th at Kettle, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. to help celebrate their 1 year Anniversary!  (come and go)

There will be refreshments and tons of networking!

 

Kettle Specials for Week of June 6th    

Kettle’s grilled cheese will be grilled pork loin with smoked apple onion chutney and Havarti cheese.

Boulevard beers will be $3.50

Wednesday wine duo will be Washington reds, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for $12.

 

Kettle’s 1 Year Anniversary

Anniversary Specials

 

Relay for Life

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Relay for Life Schedule of Events

4:30  PM        Carnival games

                        Mark Nebel and the Mark Key Band                    

5:15 PM          Food Stand – Beloit Fire Department

                        Massages – free for survivor, donation for others

6:15 PM          Motorcycle processional      

6:30 PM          Opening prayer – Pastor Dave Mealiff, Beloit Christian Church

                        Presentation of flags – Boy Scout Troop 98

                        National Anthem – Alice Thompson                                              

                        Information about Relay for Life                    

7:15 PM          Survivor Ceremony

                        Survivor Lap

                        Caregiver Lap

                       Music by Mark Nebel

7:30 PM          Wildcards Dance Team

                        Massages – free for survivor, donation for others

                        Introduction of Committee

                        Introduction of teams/fundraising efforts

                        Introduction of $1000 Club members                           

8:00 PM          Hero of Hope – Sarah and Clint Horinek

8:30 PM          Poker Laps (Foutsy’s Number Ones)

                        Dance Team of Clay Center and Concordia

                        Band-Mark Nebel

9:00 PM          Luminaria Ceremony                      

10:15 PM        Minute to Win It game

10:30 PM        KSU/KU Competition Laps – fundraiser

10:45 PM        Minute to Win It game

11:00 PM        “Relay” Cotton-eyed Joe Lap

11:15 PM        Minute to Win It game

11:30 PM        Minute to Win It game

11:45 PM        Closing Ceremonies

12:00 AM       Hot dogs provided by Cawker City Dollar General employees

S’mores provided by Beloit Dollar General

 

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING FOR WALKING WITH US TO FINISH THE FIGHT

2016 Relay for Life of

Mitchell and Osborne Counties Committee

Christie Fouts, Mallory Wittstruck – Event Co-chairs

Beth Holling –Accounting Chair

 Linda Riley – Sponsorship Chair

Bev Wiese – Survivor and Caregiver Chair

Mallory Wittstruck, Terry Peterson, Kate Sevilla, Christie Fouts – Entertainment

Jessi Day – Luminaria Chair

Jerica King – Team Recruitment Chair

Mary Jane Chapman, Ashley Dean

American Cancer Society Staff – Tammy Kimminau

Special Thanks To

City of Beloit – use of Chautauqua Park

Emcee – Wade Gerstner

Mark Nebel – Singer/Songwriter/Musician, Nebel Recording Studios

Jean Brummer, Melissa McKain – massage therapists

Cole Eberle Photography

Dunstan Trucking for the recycling containers

Volunteers that helped with set up and take down, including
West Beloit 4-H

All others that volunteered and supported in any way in making Relay for Life of Mitchell and Osborne Counties a success

PLEASE KEEP OUR RELAY SITE CLEAN.

RECYCLE YOUR BOTTLES, ALUMINUM CANS, AND CLEAN PAPER – NO TRASH.

 

Cawker City Farmer’s Market

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Rolling Hills

A “Meet & Greet” is scheduled for June 20th from 3:00-4:00 at the new location.  Rolling Hills Electric will host a Co-op Candidate Tour from 3-4 p.m. The Co-op Candidate Tour is

sponsored by Kansas Electric Cooperative, Inc.’s Legislative department as part of National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Co-ops Vote initiative.

Co-ops Vote is a national nonpartisan campaign to encourage co-op members to register to vote, educate voters on key issues, and encourage members to vote for candidates that support electric co-ops.

 

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NCK Healthy Living Summit sponsored by AWARE NCK

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NCK Wellness Center

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BELOIT TO HOST “NEW TO MEDICARE WORKSHOP” JUNE 8TH

The Beloit Senior Center will be the site of a “New to Medicare” workshop on Wednesday, June 8th, beginning at 6:00 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 steps people recently (or soon to be) turning 65 will need to follow in signing up for Medicare, as well as for anyone else who has any questions concerning Medicare itself, Medicare Supplement programs, or the Medicare Part D Drug plans which will be available in the upcoming annual enrollment sign up period scheduled for October 15 through December 7.  The program is open to anyone regardless of age, but will especially be beneficial to those about to enter the Medicare program, Senior Citizens currently on Medicare, or any caregiver for an individual faced with Medicare issues.  There is no cost for the workshop, and advanced enrollment is not necessary.  The 6:00 PM starting time marks the first time this workshop has been offered in the evening, thus allowing working citizens of the area to participate.

The workshop will be conducted by staff members from NC-FHAAA who specialize in Medicare issues for the Manhattan based Area Agency on Aging. In addition to the presentation on Medicare by the FHAAA staff, there will be considerable time allotted for questions for any of the highly qualified personnel in attendance.  The Flint Hills staff members involved in Medicare issues undergo intense training for that position as they strive to help Kansas Seniors arrive at Medicare decisions that are best for that individual.  They work hard to help guide Kansas Seniors in their Medicare options, and are very thorough in presenting an appropriate explanation that is easily understood.

Participation is open to anyone in Mitchell County or any of the surrounding counties.  For further information, please call the Beloit Senior Center at 785-738-5802, Jay Rowh, Mitchell County Silver Haired Legislator, at 785-738-2310 or 785-738-0241, or NC-FHAAA at 800-432-2703.  You are all invited to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to increase your knowledge of the federal Medicare program, and make it work for YOU.

 

Kettle Coffee, Wine, Beer & Eats Events

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Glen Elder Fun Day

2016 FUN DAY 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 at noon and I will include it in Chamber Chat!

 

Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 4th – 4pm-Midnight – Relay for Life – Chautauqua Park

Monday, June 6th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, June 7th – 9am-4pm – NCK Healthy Living Summit – Beloit High School Commons

Tuesday, June 7th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, June 8th – Noon – Lions Club

Wednesday, June 8th – 6pm – New to Medicare Workshop – Beloit Senior Center

Thursday, June 9th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, June 10th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Kettle

Friday, June 10th – 2pm – 8-Man Football Pep Rally – Downtown

Saturday, June 11th – 10am – Division II 8-Man All Star Football Game – Trojan Field

Saturday, June 11th – 1:30pm – Division I 8-Man All Star Football Game – Trojan Field

Monday, June 13th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, June 14th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, June 14th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, June 15th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Association

Wednesday, June 15th – Noon – Lions Club

Thursday, June 16th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRPC

Monday, June 20th – 3pm-4pm – Meet & Greet Tours & Rolling Hills

 

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