Chamber Chat January 10, 2014

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Chamber Chat

Chamber Annual Banquet 

The Chamber would like to announce KIER as the entertainment for this year’s Chamber Banquet!



Comedian & Music Impressionist

This hilarious show offers a roller coaster of off-balance, up-tempo changes from stand-up comedy to Kier’s own brand of dead-on-the money musical impressions. When Kier steps on the stage so do U2, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, and others. Kier has appeared on TNN and numerous other TV programs. This unique show offers something for everyone from audience participation to hilarious comedy. This amazing performer will treat you to a night of FUN!

“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 

Exclusively for Chamber members, tickets are on sale and can be purchased for $30 each by calling the Chamber Office at 785-738-2717 or email 

Personal invitations will be sent out soon! 

Chamber Coffee!

Today’s Chamber Coffee is at Nex-Tech Wireless, 3053 US 24 Hwy:

Chamber Coffees are 9am-10:30am)

                                    Next coffee will be Feb 14th at Ackerman Supply

Chamber Board

The 2014 Chamber Board is as follows:

Chairman                     Venette Davis                         H & R Block

Chair-Elect                  TJ Owen                                  Meyer Chiropractic

Treasurer                     Mari Tucker                             NCK Tech

Past Chair                    Wade Gerstner                        KDNS


Jason Johnson                                     Solomon Valley Bank

Wade Richard                                     Beloit Auto & Truck Plaza

Pepper Roberg                                                NCRP

Sylvia Schoen                                     Harrison Funeral Home

In November, the Chamber Board evaluated the 2013 Strategic Plan.  Attached is the 2014 Strategic Plan for the Chamber of Commerce.

I would like to thank Michelle Haeffele, Anderson Insurance, for serving on the Board of Directors for the past several years.  Thank you Michelle!

Feature Business of the Month



Robert and Venette Davis, H&R Block Beloit franchise owners, received an award as one of the top performing franchises in the nation.

H&R Block Beloit was selected as one of the top 100 Franchisees of the Year by H&R Block.  The award considers areas of performance such as client satisfaction, the percentage of clients that return and how willing people are to recommend your office along with other measures such as community involvement.  The Beloit office performance metrics placed it in the top 2% of the more than 4500 franchises in the nation.

“We focus on doing the best we can for our clients,” said Robert Davis, Franchise Owner.   “We try to do the right thing for people and let everything else take care of itself.   We are incredibly appreciative of the support from our customers that allowed us to earn this recognition.”

Robert and Venette Davis, current franchise owners, moved to Beloit three years ago.  Since they moved into the area, they have become actively involved both as a business and as individuals in supporting area schools, Chamber of Commerce activities, the Numana project, the Power Team, Rotary International, and the Waconda Lake Fireworks Association.

Welcome New Chamber Member

The Chamber would like to welcome Asher Creek Farm Tire Service as the newest member of the Chamber.  Thank you Tom & Mary Claussen!

Beloit Rotary Chili Day

One of the biggest fundraisers for the Rotary is The Beloit Rotary Chili Day.  It will take place Saturday, January 18th in the basement of the Municipal Building.  Lunch will be served from 11am-1pm and Supper will be from 5pm-7pm.  Stop by for a bowl of chili and dessert for only $5!  All proceeds benefit Rotary Softball.  Tickets can be purchased from any Rotary Softball Girl or they will be available at the door.

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  Abram Ready Mix

v  Alco

v  Beloit Call

v  Catlin’s Friendly Apple Market

v  Crop Production Services, Inc.

v  KVSV Radio

v  Meyer Chiropractic


v  Rolling Hills Electric Cooperative, Inc.

v  Wheat Fields Floral  

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Calendar of Events

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

Saturday, January 18th – 11am-1pm & 5pm-7pm – Beloit Rotary Chili Day – Muni

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

Monday, February 3rd – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, February 4th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, February 5th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, February 6th – Noon – Mitchell County Conv & Tourism – Courthouse

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

Monday, February 10th – 7pm – Mitchell Country Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, February 11th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Tuesday, February 11th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, February 12th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, February 13th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, February 14th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Ackerman Supply

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