Chamber Chat February 21, 2014

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NCK Tech to Host CTE Month Luncheon

February is National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month and, in recognition of the designation, NCK Tech will host a CTE Month Luncheon, to be held on Wednesday, February 26th on the NCK Tech Beloit campus, Student Union Conference Room, at 12 pm. During the event, Eric Burks, NCK Tech President, and Jeff Bates, USD 273 Beloit High Business Teacher/Career and Technical Education Coordinator, will answer questions about CTE, share details on the CTE program offerings at NCK Tech and Beloit High School and highlight their collaborative efforts. In addition, information on the training opportunities for local business and industry will be provided. Across the country, CTE is making a powerful difference. Come see the difference it is making in our community! Lunch tickets are $7.50; please RSVP to 785-738-9051 or by Monday, February 24th.

Chamber Coffee!

Join us for the Chamber Coffee at First National Bank from 9am-10:30am, Friday, March 14th.

Mitchell County Clerk’s Office

The Mitchell County Clerk’s Office will be hosting the North Central Kansas County Clerk’s Association Spring Meeting in Beloit on March 20th.  The office is requesting if some of our local businesses would donate a gift, gift certificate, or coupon for percentages off merchandise to give to these hard working Clerks as an example of our local cooperation and “can-do” attitude as a community.  At many of their meetings they receive these incentives from local businesses and the Clerks spend time looking and shopping at these locations.

If you would like to donate any item for this special event in our community, The Clerk’s Office would be more than willing to pick it up.  They will make certain that if you donate a gift item that you will be given credit for your donation.  Contact Chris Treaster, Mitchell County Clerk, for more information.

This is a great way to show off our community and support!

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.

New Digital Marketing Program at NCK Tech!

NCK Tech is pleased to announce a new program offering, beginning in the Fall 2014 semester! The New Digital Marketing Program prepares students for a career in the fast-paced, ever-changing landscape of social and digital media. Upon completion students will be able to efficiently run several digital media platforms, create digital media marketing plans and analyze the success of each plan. Students receive training in marketing, social media applications, web development, privacy and security issues, ethics, and trends. The second year student will gain practical experience in creating and executing social media campaigns. Students have the option of earning a one-year certificate or an Associate of Applied Science degree after successfully completing the program.

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

Friday, February 21st – 8:30am-1pm – Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym

Tuesday, February 25th – Educator/Counselor Day – NCK Tech

Wednesday, February 26th – Noon – CTE Luncheon – NCK Tech

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

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

Thursday, March 6th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Thursday, March 6th – Friday, March 7th – GMAW Welding Competition – NCK Tech

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

Tuesday, March 11th – Spring Spotlight – NCK Tech

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

Tuesday, March 11th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

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

Thursday, March 13th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, March 14th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – First National Bank

Tuesday, March 18th – Chamber Office Closed for Leadership Mitchell County

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

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

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

Thursday, March 20th – NCK County Clerk’s Association Spring Meeting

Thursday, March 20th – 12pm – SVED Board Meeting – Guaranty State Bank Community Room

Saturday, March 22nd – St. John’s School Auction

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

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

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