Chamber Chat March 7, 2014

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Chamber Chat 

Spring Forward!

(maybe that means spring will come quicker!)

Don’t forget to Spring Forward!  Remember to set your clocks AHEAD one hour Saturday Night!

Chamber Coffee!

Join us for the Chamber Coffee at First National Bank from 9am-10:30am,

Friday, March 14th.  Great networking for everyone!  Don’t miss out!

NCK Tech Staff Recognized with 212° Award

At 211 degrees water is hot, at 212 degrees it boils. One degree makes all the difference. To recognize NCK Tech staff who demonstrate superior dedication and the willingness to go the extra degree, the college is pleased to announce the first recipient of the 212° Award!

Recipients of this award are employees who demonstrate a positive attitude and commitment to their profession, students, fellow employees, and a loyalty to the mission of NCK Tech. Eligible recipients are nominated by fellow employees and the award winner is selected by a committee of five NCK Tech employees. The award will be presented twice a year, during the Fall and Spring semesters. Ian Draemel, NCK Tech’s Information Technology Director, was the recipient of the Fall 2013 award. Ian was honored during a faculty In-service meeting and presented a 212° Award trophy. In addition, his name was added to the 212° Award plaque, which displays all award recipients, and he received a letter of commendation and a gift certificate to a local restaurant.

Congratulations, Ian!

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.

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!

NCK Tech Spring Spotlight

Interested in learning more about the NCK Tech? Our Spring Spotlight events provide the opportunity for prospective students and their parents to experience the NCK Tech difference! Students visit programs of interest and attend Campus Life sessions, which provide information on campus housing and student activities. Parent Sessions provide details on Admissions, Financial Aid processes and the award-winning educational opportunities at NCK Tech. The Beloit campus Spotlight will be held on March 11th; the Hays campus Spotlight will be held on March 13th. Register on our website at:  or call 800-658-4655 for further information. 

Thank You for renewing your Membership

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

v  A Full House

v  Sonic Drive In Beloit

Calendar of Events

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

Monday, March 17th – Friday, March 22nd – NCK Tech Spring Break – Campus Closed

Monday, March 17th – 7pm – Mack Bailey presented by Beloit Area Concert Association – Muni

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

Monday, March 24th – 2pm – Ribbon Cutting/Dedication for Dr. Drake – MCHHS

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

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

Tuesday, April 1st – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Wednesday, April 2nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, April 3rd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Friday, April 4th – NCK Tech 8th Grade Day

Friday, April 4th & Saturday, April 5th – Farm Home & Garden Show – Mitchell County            Fairgrounds

Monday, April 7th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, April 8th – Noon – Rotary – Porter House

Tuesday, April 8th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, April 9th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, April 10th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, April 11th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – AGCO  

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