Chamber Chat December 6, 2013

Chamber Chat

Chamber Coffee!

Plan to stop by the Chamber Coffee this morning (Friday, December 6th) anytime between 9am-10:30am, at H & R Block 113 N Mill St.   This is a great time to network with other business people in the community.

Mark your calendars in 2014 for the following Chamber Coffees:

(Chamber Coffees are 9am-10:30am)

Jan 10th                                    Nex-Tech Wireless

Feb 14th                                   Ackerman’s

March 14th                               First National Bank

April 11th                                 AGCO

May 9th                                    NCK Tech-Mari Tucker

June 13th

July 11th                                   Gray Drug & Fountain

August 8th                               Guaranty State Bank                  

September 12th                        Am Fam/Bobby Lee’s

October 10th                            S & S Drug

November 14th                        Solomon Valley Bank

December 12th


Chamber Luncheon

Come to the Chamber Luncheon to get updates on how the Affordable HealthCare Act will affect you personally and your business.

“While the first deadlines to go in to effect impact individuals, there are a lot of aspects of the rules that will affect businesses in 2014,” said Robert Davis, co-owner of H&R Block Beloit and one of the speakers.  “The emphasis so far has been on getting coverage to avoid penalties; however, there are many other aspects of ACA that will affect people in 2014.  This presentation is intended to help people identify where the “gotcha’s” in Affordable HealthCare are hidden.” 

Health Care Talk

Sponsored by H & R Block 


If you have questions about the tax implications of health care reform, join us for our

Health Care Talk.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


NCK Tech Student Union Conference Room

Chamber Members $10

Non Members $12

Reservations are required. Cancellations are due by Monday, December 9th at 5:00pm in order to receive a refund.

To make reservations contact the Chamber office at 785-738-2717 or email  

Welcome New Chamber Member!

The Chamber would like to welcome Willow Springs Services as the newest member of the Chamber.  Willow Springs Services, Inc., is here to serve every aspect of your plumbing, heating, and cooling needs plus much more.  We are locally owned and operated so when you contact Willow Springs Services, Inc., you get service 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Willow Springs Services, Inc. is a locally owned business in Beloit, KS founded by Steve Melton and Donnie File.  In 2005 we combined our businesses to form Willow Springs Services. With our expertise in heating, air conditioning, electrical, and plumbing, we offer over 69 years of experience.

Willow Springs Services, Inc. works on residential and commercial plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical. We also test home air and water quality, along with mold testing.

Stop by 1301 Asherville Rd to welcome Donnie, Steve and their staff!  We appreciate them believing in Beloit and Mitchell County! 


Chamber Annual Banquet is set!!!!!

If you missed the Chamber Annual Banquet last year, mark your calendars for Saturday, February 8, 2014!  You won’t want to miss out again this year!

The Chamber Banquet is set and entertainment is booked.  Keep watching Chamber Chat for the release of who will be performing!  Sponsorships are available and you can contact the Chamber Office for more details!

Christmas in Beloit!

Something for everyone!  Sunday, December 8th!

Shopping:  Beloit Businesses will have extended hours 1pm-5pm.

Independent vendors in the gym of the Municipal Bldg. 11am-5pm.

Eating:  Soup lunch in the basement of the Municipal Bldg. 11am-1pm.

Bake sale in the entryway of the Municipal Bldg. 11am-2pm.

Entertainment:  “Spirit of the Season” Holiday Home Tours sponsored by Mitchell County Health System’s Relay for Life team.

Local musicians will be sharing their Christmas spirit 11am-1:30pm during the soup lunch.

Sleigh rides will be occurring downtown starting at 1pm.

Santa Claus will be making his entrance to downtown Beloit on a fire truck at 2pm.

Holiday Home Tours 

MCHHS Relay for Life Team’s 5th Annual

“Spirit of the Season” Holiday Home Tour

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

From 1-5pm 

Families opening their homes this year:

Harry Matous

B & Mandy Fincham

Larry & Katrina Lee

Danny & Lynn Fleming

Devin & Kelsey Treaster

Michael & Michelle Seamans

Tickets are on sale for $15 at S&S Drug, MCHHS and Gray Drug & Fountain.

From 11am to 1pm, tickets and a lunch (not included with ticket purchase) may be picked up at the Beloit Municipal Building.

All proceeds benefit Relay for Life

Beloit Community Blood Drive 

Thursday, December 12, 12:00pm-6:00pm 

NCK Tech College Wellness Center Gym – 3033 US Hwy 24 

Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) to

 schedule your appointment!

Chautauqua Isle of Lights

Beloit’s Chautauqua Isle of Lights is a fun and beautiful place to bring your family and friends to see.  The Park set-up allows for one-way traffic that drives on the lit roads and displays are viewed on both sides of the road.

The display is open and will remain open until December 31st.  The hours are Sunday through Thursday 6pm-9pm, Friday and Saturday 6pm-10pm.  

Chamber Checks

With the holiday season approaching, a great way to keep your dollars local is with Chamber Checks!  Spendable at over 120 Chamber businesses, Chamber Checks make wonderful gifts and employee incentives.  These gift certificates are easy to use, just like checks.

Businesses, if you receive Chamber Checks, accept them like a normal check and deposit them with your daily deposits.  Please remember to educate your staff on how to accept Chamber Checks.  If you have questions, please call the Chamber Office for details.

Chamber Checks are spent exclusively with Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce merchants adding to the local economy. 

Have Any Exciting News to Share?

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

Thank You for renewing your Membership

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

v  Becker Autos & Trailers

v  Beloit Rotary Club

v  Bobby Lee’s Pellet Grills & Accessories

v  Carrico Implement

v  Drs Cooper, Banninger & Conway

v  Farmway Credit Union

v  First National Bank

v  Harrison Law Office, LLC

v  Investment Centers of America

v  James Clothing

v  Kent Miller

v  Pump Mart

v  Thummel Real Estate

v  Western Ag Crop Insurance

v  World Pest Control

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Calendar of Events 

Friday, December 6th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – H & R Block

Sunday, December 8th – 11am-5pm – Christmas in Beloit! – Muni and Downtown

Monday, December 9th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, December 10th – 11:30am-1pm – Chamber Luncheon – NCK Tech Conf Room

Tuesday, December 10th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, December 11th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, December 12th – Noon-6pm – Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Gym

Thursday, December 12th – Noon – Chamber Board Meeting – NCK Tech Conf Room

Tuesday, December 17th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, December 18th – 9:30am – Ministerial Alliance

Wednesday, December 18th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, December 19th – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRP

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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