Chamber Chat January 17, 2014

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Chamber Chat
Chamber Annual Banquet

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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.

*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 out soon!

Welcome New Chamber Members!

The Chamber would like to welcome Mitchell County as the newest member of the Chamber. If you see any of the County Commissioners, tell them thank you!

The Chamber would like to welcome Hopeful Beginnings Counseling Services, LLC as a member of the Chamber. Hopeful Beginnings is a private practice in Beloit that offers services for individuals and families in the Mitchell County area. Lyda Fincham is a trained Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working in the field for over 5 years. She has a passion for helping people discover their inner strengths to solve their own problems.
If you are currently struggling with issues in your life, Hopeful Beginnings is here to help you search for a new beginning and achieve inner peace.
Hopeful Beginnings is located at 113 E Main Street. Lyda can be reached at 785-534-7090 or email To schedule an appointment
Stop by and welcome Lyda to the Chamber!

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.

Feature Business of the Month


H&R Block is known for its tax preparation services. Robert and Venette Davis, franchise owners, are working to enhance the reputation of the business as a resource for services such as payroll, bookkeeping and consulting.
“People frequently ask us, ‘What do you do outside of tax season?’” said Robert Davis, franchise owner. “People assume that we only work four months of the year. Our office is open weekdays year round.”
Payroll services cover a wide range of options including remote payroll access for companies so that the clients have full access to their payroll information at any time.
“We tailor the payroll services to the needs of the client,” said Venette. “Some people want direct deposit and others want checks. We are completely flexible in how hours are tracked and how we pay people. Our goal is to take the risk and hassle out of payroll. We want to keep it simple for our clients.”
H&R Block Beloit is offering a 10% discount off the annual price for new payroll clients that sign up in January. Contact Venette Davis at 785-738-5801 to discuss how H&R Block can help you meet your payroll needs.

NPL & Sterling Tournament Broadcast Schedule

Friday, January 17th
KD Country 94: online at
NPL Tournament
3:15 p.m. Boys: Rock Hills vs. Chase
5 p.m Girls: St.John’s/Tipton vs Rock Hills
6:30 p.m. Boys: Osborne vs Pike Valley Boys
8 p.m. Girls: Pike Valley vs Lakeside Girls

Monday, January 20th
KD Country 94: online at
NPL Tournament
2:50 p.m. Girls Sylvan-Lucas/Tescott Winner vs St.John’s/Tipton/Rock Hills Winner
4:30 p.m. Boys Rock Hills/Chase Winner vs Osborne/Pike Valley Winner
6 p.m. Girls Osborne vs Pike Valley/Lakeside Winner
7:45 p.m. Sterling Tournament: Boys: Beloit vs Remington

Monday, January 20th
Z96.3 the Lake: online at
NPL Tournament
4:30 p.m. Boys St.John’s/Tipton vs Lakeside/Natoma Winner
7:30 p.m. KU vs Baylor Men’s Basketball

Schedule for Sterling Tournament on KDNS/KZDY TBA.

Sterling Tournament

Monday, Jan 20th
6:30pm-Beloit Girls vs Hutch Trinity

7:30PM-Beloit Boys vs Remington
FM 105.5 KVSV
TV Cable Channel 12 in Beloit

Thursday, Jan 23rd
5:30pm Beloit Boys vs Wichita Independent or Hutch Trinity

6:15pm-Beloit Girls vs Sterling
FM 105.5 KVSV
TV Cable Channel 12 in Beloit


Farm Home & Garden Show

Has your business signed up for the 2014 Beloit Farm, Home & Garden Show? You still have time to take advantage of this great opportunity to showcase your business. Applications are available. The show will take place April 4th-5th at the Mitchell County Fairgrounds. If you were not a vendor last year and would like to become one this year, contact the Chamber office at 738-2717 or by email at and one will be sent to you. We look for this show to grow so send in your applications early. The applications are attached.

Relay for Life…Tennis Shoe Tuesday!

Join Mitchell County & Osborne County Relay for Life in the fight against cancer by wearing tennis shoes with purple laces on Tennis Show Tuesday, February 4th.  $2.00 purple laces available at:  Central National Bank (Glen Elder & Beloit), Cunningham Telephone & Cable (Beloit), Tipton Grocery Store & Mitchell Co. Hospital.  St. John’s-Tipton & Beloit Basketball teams will also be wearing purple laces that same day!  All proceeds will go towards American Cancer Society.

Mitchell County Historical Society

Early Photographs of our County

Hosted by The Mitchell County Historical Society at the annual meeting

January 26th 2:00p.m.

At the New Museum Annex 1/8th of a mile south of the intersection of Highway 24 and 14

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.

 Anderson Insurance
 Beloit Typewriter Exchange
 Cassiopeia Club
 Guaranty State Bank & Trust
 Ludwig Chiropractic, LLC
 Plum Creek Restaurant

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Calendar of Events

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 – CTE Luncheon – NCK Tech

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

Thursday, February 6th – 4:00pm – Ribbon Cutting – Hopeful Beginnings

Thursday, February 6th – 4pm-5:30pm – Grand Opening – Hopeful Beginnings

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

Tuesday, February 18th –Wednesday, February 19th – Chamber Office Closed for Leadership  Mitchell County

Tuesday, February 18th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, February 19th – 9:30am – Ministerial Alliance

Wednesday, February 19th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, February 20th  – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRP

Tuesday, February 25th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, February 26th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

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