Chamber Chat October 25, 2013

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Beloit Holiday Fair

Add a little flair to your holiday shopping at the Beloit Holiday Fair
(formerly the Delphian Arts & Crafts Show)
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Municipal Building
119 N Hersey
Over 60 booths and many new artisans
Admission is $2.00 per person
Proceeds support Cassiopeia’s philanthropic work in the Beloit area
Lunch stand available

Chamber Coffee!

The Chamber along with OCCK, 501 W 7th, will be hosting a Chamber Coffee on Friday, November 1st from 9am-10:30am. Stop by for a cup of coffee and enjoy networking with good friends.

Halloween Parade

The Halloween parade sponsored by the Beloit Call will take place on Thursday, October 31st at 5pm. The parade will start at the parking lot across from First National Bank and wind through downtown. Prizes will be awarded for best costume in each age group. For more information call the Beloit Call at 738-3537.


All day October 31st, Sonic will be having $.50 corn dogs! Stop by and feed the children before they load up on candy!

Ampride/Mac’s Kwik Shop

Friday, November 1st, Ampride/Mac’s Kwik Shop, 219 Hersey, will be serving free samples of Hunt Bros’ Pizza from 10am-6pm. Stop by for gas, drink or snacks and try a taste of Hunt Bros’ Pizza!

S & S Drug

Diabetes Discussion Day with S&S Drug, Wednesday, October 30th, 8:30am-9:30am at Guaranty State Bank Community Room.  Breakfast will be served.

Guaranty State Bank

The Guaranty’s Blue Jeans for Charity program just gave their 3rd quarter donations to local charities in the amount of $1,575.00 to 18 different charities.
Each Friday, if an employee chooses to, they can wear jeans to work for a $5.00 donation. At the end of each quarter, the employee can designate where they want their donation to go to.

Since the program began in March, 2012, the bank employees have donated over $8,750 to benefit local charities!


The Kansas Association of Broadcasters announced the 2013 KAB Award Winners for Excellence in Radio Broadcasting for the past year at their annual convention last night in Manhattan.

Representing KVSV AM 1190 The Mix and FM 105.5 in Beloit, KVSV received two awards in the Small Market Category:

1st Place: Sports Play by Play, John Swanson, Curt Pahls, Mike McKenna & Jay Rowh

1st Place: Coverage of the 2013 Kansas 8 Man All Star Football Games at Trojan Field in Beloit by Don Melby, Bart Jones, Alex Jones & Devin Drew.

KVSV also received a 2nd Place award: 60 Second Commercial Category for Walls Appliance and Service in Clay Center by Bart Jones, Sharon Keister, Natasha Jensen & Trevor Brass, the Voice of the Kansas State Wildcats.

Heart Choices/Krispy Creme

Order now to reserve yours from
$8/dozen $20/3 dozen

Pick up on Friday, November 8
6th and Independence
9 a.m. to noon
Or delivery can be arranged when you call


The Kansas Association of Broadcasters announced the 2013 KAB Award Winners for Excellence in Radio Broadcasting for the past year at their annual convention last night in Manhattan.
KD Country 94 in Glen Elder/Beloit, KS won eight awards in the small market radio station category including three 1st place awards.

KD Country 94 took home 1st Place in three different categories:

Special Program: 1st Place: The Football Express with Wade Gerstner, Dusty Deines & Todd Clover.
60 second Commercial: 1st Place: Jaybird’s Chicken Wedding by Wade Gerstner & Mike Schrant
Public Affairs Program: 1st Place: Community Matters with Wounded Warriors Justin Wilson & John McDaniel by Wade Gerstner

KD Country 94 also received five other awards:

Severe Weather Coverage: 2nd Place by Dusty Deines
Spot News: 2nd Place: Search at Waconda Lake by Mike Schrant
Editorial: 2nd Place: The word “Retarded” by Wade Gerstner
Sportscast: Honorable Mention: KDNS Sports by Dusty Deines
Complete News Feature: Honorable Mention: Search at Waconda Lake by Mike Schrant

Farmway Credit Union

Farmway Credit Union is hosting a retirement reception honoring Richard Montgomery for 37 years of service on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from Noon to 3 p.m. in the lobby of Farmway Credit Union, 200 South Hersey Avenue, Beloit.

NCK Tech

John Matthews Memorial Scholarship Raffle

John Matthews was employed with NCKTC from March 1, 2002 through February 27, 2012. John was hired as the first full-time Telecommunications Instructor on March 1, 2002; he was also responsible for the phone system and worked a 225 day contract. He held that position until he was moved into the administrative position of Director of Outreach July 1, 2008. John passed away in 2012 and the Matthews family established a scholarship in his name. Eligible recipients are enrolled in the Telecommunications and Network Technology Program, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The item being raffled:
Montefeltro Silver Shotgun:
(Suggested retail price $1,779)
12 Gauge Semi-automatic shotgun
Shots 2 3/4”, 3”
Magazine Capacity: 4+1
Ultra-reliable, AA-grade walnut stock
Highly-figured, AA-grade walnut stock
1-piece, engraved nickel-plated alloy receiver
Lightweight, slim forend and lowprofile vent-rib promotes quick target acquisition

1 ticket for $10
6 tickets for $50

Tickets are available at the Administrative Office on NCK Tech Campus (Beloit or Hays)

Drawing will be held on Wednesday, November 6th at 4pm.

Chamber Checks

A great way to keep your dollars local is with Chamber Checks! Spendable at over 100 Chamber businesses, Chamber Checks make wonderful gifts and employee incentives. These gift certificates are easy to use, just like checks. Businesses, if you receive Chamber Checks you deposit them with your daily deposits just like a normal check. Chamber Checks are spent exclusively with Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce merchants adding to the local economy.

Noteworthy News

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 by Thursday afternoons and I will include it in Chamber Chat!

Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 26th – 9am-3pm – Cassiopeia Holiday Craft Fair – Municipal Building
Wednesday, October 30th – 8:30am-9:30am – Diabetes Discussion Day by S&S Drug – Guaranty State Bank Community Room
Thursday, October 31st – 5pm – Halloween Parade – Downtown Beloit
Friday, November 1st – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – OCCK
Monday, November 4th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, November 5th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House
Wednesday, November 6th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, November 7th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism & Convention – Courthouse
Thursday, November 7th – Noon to 3pm – Retirement Reception for Richard Montgomery – Farmway Credit Union
Friday, November 8th – 8am – Beloit Business Committee – Plum Creek
Monday, November 11th – Chamber Office Closed
Monday, November 11th – 11am – Veteran’s Day Parade
Monday, November 11th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, November 12th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House
Tuesday, November 12th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, November 13th – Leadership Mitchell County – Ag Day
Wednesday, November 13th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, November 14th – Noon – Chamber Board Meeting
Tuesday, November 19th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House
Wednesday, November 20th – 9:30am – Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, November 20th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, November 21st – 12:30pm –SVED Board Annual Meeting – NCRP
Tuesday, November 26th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House
Wednesday, November 27th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday & Friday, November 28th & 29th – Chamber Office Closed

At any time, please feel free to stop by the Chamber office at 123 N Mill St.
or call me at 738-2717.

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