Chamber Chat December 20, 2013

Chamber Chat 

Welcome New Chamber Member!

The Chamber would like to welcome B & B Jewelry as the newest member of the Chamber.  Stop by 112 S Mill St. in Beloit and welcome them to the community and the Chamber.

B & B Jewelry is now accepting Chamber Checks! Bonnie and Brenda are happy to help you pick out that last minute special gift for Christmas!

Free Movie at the Cinema

Join the fun and festivities at Solomon Valley Cinema.  H&R Block Beloit is sponsoring free movie at the Cinema on Saturday, December 21.

According to Amanda Schwerman, Cinema Manager, “We want to show appreciation to people in the area for their support throughout the year.  Their patronage is what makes it possible to keep the doors open, the prices down, and the movie selection good.”

This year, the Cinema is partnering with H&R Block Beloit to bring Home Alone to the theatre.   “We chose to sponsor this program because of our commitment to community,” said Robert Davis, H&R Block Beloit Owner.  “We feel fortunate to have such a nice facility in the area and to get new releases in the theatre so quickly.”

There is no admission charge for the movies.  Concessions will be for sale.  The movie is open to people of all ages. There will be a drawing at each showing for punch cards with 10 free adult admissions and 10 free child admissions.

Christmas is a time to enjoy family and friends.  Join your friends at Solomon Valley Cinema on December 21 for Home Alone. Showing will be at 2:00pm.

Chamber Annual Banquet 

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!

                        Rock of Ages! 


February 8, 2014

6:00pm Social

7:00pm Dinner

8:00pm Chamber Program

8:15pm Entertainment

The Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce would like to provide you with the opportunity to sponsor and decorate a table at the Annual Meeting & Banquet.


¨       Table decoration height limit is 14 inches for the centerpieces.  (If it exceeds 14 inches it must be removed prior to program.)  Decorate the chairs if you wish.  Provide table favors and place them on the table for the eight people who will sit at your table.  Be frugal or be generous, just have fun!

¨       Table decorations, centerpieces, favors or whatever must arrive and be set up between 1:00pm-3:00pm on the day of the annual banquet, Saturday, February 8th at Down Under.

¨       The chamber will provide a round table, eight chairs, a white table cloth, all the plates, silverware, food and servers.  You can substitute the tablecloth with your own.

If you would like an example of a table decoration, please contact me and I will send you one. 

Benefits to the sponsor:

*Receive 2 tickets with sponsorship ($60 value)

*Recognition in Annual Banquet Program

*Recognition in Weekly Chamber Chat

Total Investment $100.00 

(Tickets will go on sale after the first of the year!) 

Chamber Coffee!

Mark your calendars to attend the next Chamber Coffees on Friday, January 10th at Nex-Tech Wireless, 3053 US 24 Hwy : 

(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                                  OCCK

                                    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                         World Pest Control 

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

Having a hard time trying to decide what to get that one person who has everything?  Why not get Chamber Checks!  This way, that hard to buy for person can spend them at any Chamber member business!

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  AgMark, LLC

v  All Things Exterior

v  Beloit Auto and Truck Plaza

v  Beloit Medical Center

v  Beloit Ministerial Alliance

v  Beloit Motor Co., Inc.

v  Beloit Pizza Hut

v  Budke Real Estate

v  City of Beloit

v  Cunningham Telephone & Cable

v  Dental Designs of Solomon Valley, P.A.

v  E Z Stor Self Storage

v  Farmway Co-op, Inc.

v  KDNS 94.1/KZDY 96.3


v  Landoll Corporation

v  Mitchell County Community Hospital

v  Mitchell County Fair Association

v  Mitre Construction

v  NCK Technical College

v  NCK Wellness Center, Inc.

v  Pawnee Mental Health

v  Jay Rowh

v  St. John’s Catholic Church

v  Schwab Eaton

v  Solomon Valley Home Center

v  Solomon Valley Hospice

v  The EyeCare Center

v  Thompson’s OK Tire, Inc.

v  Wall to Wall Carpet & Interior

v  Wrench Construction, Inc.

v  Zachary’s Ace Hardware  

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Calendar of Events 

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

Thursday, December 19th  – Friday, January 3rd – NCK Tech will be closed for winter break.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the faculty and staff at NCK Tech!

Tuesday, December 24th – Chamber Office closed

Wednesday, December 25th – Chamber Office closed


Wednesday, January 1st – Chamber Office Closed

Thursday, January 2nd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Monday, January 6th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fairboard – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, January 7th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, January 8th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, January 9th – Noon – Chamber Board Meeting – Location TBA

Friday, January 10th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Nex-Tech Wireless

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

Tuesday, January 14th – Leadership Mitchell County

Tuesday, January 14th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Tuesday, January 14th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, January 15th – 9:30am – Ministerial Alliance

Wednesday, January 15th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Tuesday, January 21st – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, January 22nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, January 23rd – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRP

Tuesday, January 28th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, January 29th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Saturday, February 8th – 6pm – Chamber Annual Banquet – Down Under

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!  Hope everyone made Santa’s nice list!

At any time, please feel free to stop by the Chamber office at 123 N Mill St.

or call me at

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