Chamber Chat April 11, 2014


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Chamber Chat

Chamber Coffee!

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Join us for the Chamber Coffee, TODAY at AGCO/Sunflower Administration Building (off of Hwy 24) from 9am-10:30am. Treats will be provided by Main Street Deli.
Great networking for everyone! Don’t miss out!

The next Chamber coffee will be Friday, May 16th (date change) at NCK Tech. Mark your calendars to attend!

Beloit Community Blood Drive

The Beloit Community Blood Drive will be held on Monday, April 21st from Noon-6pm at the NCK Wellness Center Gym, 3033 US 24 Hwy. Visit or 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment.

OCCK Job Fair

Please join us for a JOB FAIR!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
4:30 – 6:30 pm
at the OCCK office,
501 W. 7th Street, Beloit

Come see why OCCK is a GREAT place to work!

Full time, part time, and substitute positions available!

Current openings include:
Residential Trainers
In this position, you will provide training to individuals with developmental disabilities. You will help them learn everyday living skills, including cooking, shopping, housekeeping, social and leisure skills, safety skills and personal hygiene. You will also assist individuals with accessing services and activities available in their community. You will also gather information and complete records as required relating to management of the residential facility.

Overnight Support
In this position, you will provide support as needed to individuals throughout the night. You will complete records as needed and daily checklists to ensure tasks which include cleaning are completed.

Residential Trainer and Overnight Support positions may include evenings, overnights, and weekends.

Employment Trainer
In this full time position, you will train and supervise individuals to develop work skills, both in the facility and in the community. This position includes day hours.

Positions require applicants to have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and be insurable. Applicant may be required to obtain a DOT Medical Card upon hire. Employment trainer position will require a CDL within 8 months of hiring.

Please apply in person at the Beloit OCCK office, 501 W 7th,
or apply online at prior to the job fair.
Drug Testing Required

Easter Egg Hunt

Dear Local Businesses,
It’s hard to believe Easter and spring are just around the corner, which brings with it our local Easter Egg Hunt. The date for the Beloit Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for April 19th at 10:30am at the soccer fields for any age of child up to the 4th grade.

We plan on running things much the same as last year. We will once again be placing candy and small prizes on the soccer field to be hunted and each child will receive an Easter surprise. Candy and any monetary donations are both welcome and needed for this special event to continue. Monetary gifts will be used to purchase gifts and candy. Individual sponsors will be listed on each prize. A $5 donation will sponsor each prize. Each year we plan for 500 children.

We have been so excited and amazed about the support and donations we have received from various local businesses and individuals in the past 14 years since we have been organizing this event. We feel it is such an asset to our community to provide the kids with a tradition they will remember from their childhood. We don’t want anyone to feel obligated to donate, but we would like for everyone to have the opportunity to be included and help ensure the continuation of the Beloit Easter Egg Hunt.

Please send sponsor information and your donation to Beloit Easter Egg Hunt, 605 Logan, Beloit, KS 67420. If you would like to make a candy donation please call Jenny at 738-3043 or Heather at 738-8905.

Kyle & Jenny Heineken, Heineken Electric Co., Inc.
Jim & Heather Johnson, S & S Drug/Frasier, Johnson & Martin Law Office

B & B Jewelry Open House/Grand Opening

Come join Bonnie and Brenda at B & B Jewelry for their open house on Friday, April 25th from 9am-5:30pm and Saturday, April 26th from 9am-2pm.

The Chamber will have a Ribbon Cutting at 11am on Friday, April 25th. Please stop by and thank B & B Jewelry for moving their business to Beloit!

Solomon Valley Cinema

We will be showing the documentary film The Great American Wheat Harvest April 25-May 1 at our regular show times. It is a 65 minute documentary following custom cutters from Texas to the Canadian border.  It documents the challenges of the lifestyles of farmers and educates consumers on where their food comes from.  If any businesses are interested in doing a special showing or sponsoring a showing please contact Amanda Schwerman at 545-8409.  More information on the film can be found at

Heart Choices Spring Banquet

April 24th, 7pm-9pm at the Municipal Building                                                                      Guest Speaker: Tina Price, Executive Director of Pregnancy Service Center in Salina.
Meal catered by Buffalo Roam Steakhouse
Hear how Heart Choices is touching our community through
pregnancy counseling, parenting education, and more!
No charge. Reservations requested by calling 738-3433 or email with names and number of those who will attend.
A fundraising appeal will be given.

Beloit Area Prayer Breakfast

You are invited to the Beloit Area Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 1, 2014, from 6:30 to 7:45 am in the Family Life Center (gym) at the First Christian Church, 321 N. Mill St., Beloit, KS. We are honored to have Dr. Kris Kimple as the keynote speaker for this event. Kris is a medical doctor, husband, father and dedicated follower of Jesus who will share about his prayer journey. The breakfast is free. Donations are welcomed to help with similar future events. This gathering is co-sponsored by the Beloit Ministerial Association and a group of local volunteers from local churches in cooperation with the National Day of Prayer. The Beloit Area Prayer Breakfast is a community wide event open to all folks in North Central Kansas. Call 785-738-3071 for more information.

New at Zachary’s Ace Hardware…….Graduation Supplies!!!

The time to plan and prepare is NOW, as graduation is only weeks away! We have everything you need for your graduates big day….minus the food! What better way to mark their memorable milestone than with themed products and color specifics, we have BHS Black and Orange and STJ Blue and White. When you drop by, you will find items like spiral spinners, serving trays/bowls, plates, cups, napkins, silverware, mylar & latex balloons (filled by us or you), helium tanks, banners, enclosed card holders, streamers, packaged table covers or buy it by the foot to combine tables for a sleek seamless look, front door covers, thank you notes and so much more! Place your balloon order today and shop early for the best selection!!!
Way to go 2014 Graduates!!!

8 Man Pep Rally

Plans are underway for the 8 man pep rally. The Chamber sponsored event will take place on Friday, June 6th, 2pm-3:30pm in Downtown Beloit. An ice cream social is being planned for this year as well as other activities for the entire family. Around 95 players and coaches will be downtown to participate in the activities and to sign autographs.

If you would like to help sponsor the 8 man pep rally, contact the Chamber office for more information at 785-738-2717 or by email at

Memorial Day/Homecoming Weekend

Would you like to participate in the Homecoming Memorial Weekend parade? Contact the Chamber office for your pre registration form and one will be sent to you. The parade will take place on Saturday, May 24th at 10am. Lineup will begin at 9am at the corner of 4th & Mill and will be based on a first come first serve basis.

After the parade there will be a picnic in the park at Chautauqua Park. Food will be served by area organizations. If you would like to be a food vendor, contact the Chamber office for more information.

We are in need of organizations/volunteers to help with the parade and in the park. If you would like to volunteer, call the Chamber at 738-2717 or email

Chamber Checks

Need a gift for a teacher, friend, family or co-worker? A great way to keep your dollars local is with Chamber Checks! Spendable at over 75 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 you deposit them with your daily deposits just like a normal check. 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!

Calendar of Events

Friday, April 11th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – AGCO
Sunday, April 13th – 5:00pm – Leadership Graduation – Hunter
Monday, April 14th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, April 15th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, April 15th – 4:30pm-6:30pm – OCCK Job Fair – OCCK Office, 501 W 7th
Wednesday, April 16th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, April 16th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, April 17th – Touchstone Electro Rally – NCK Tech
Thursday, April 17th – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRP
Saturday, April 19th – 10:30am – Easter Egg Hunt – Sports Complex Soccer Fields
Sunday, April 20th – Easter
Monday, April 21st – Noon-6pm – Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym
Tuesday, April 22nd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, April 23rd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, April 24th – 7pm-9pm – Heart Choices Annual Spring Banquet – Muni
Friday, April 25th – 11am – Ribbon Cutting – B & B Jewelry
Friday, April 25th, 9am-5:30pm & Saturday, April 26th, 9am-2pm – Open House – B & B Jewelry
Tuesday, April 29th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, April 30th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Wednesday, April 30th – Thursday, May 1st – NCK Tech Orientation Day/Tool Day – NCK Tech
Thursday, May 1st – 6:30am-7:45am – Prayer Breakfast – First Christian Church
Thursday, May 1st – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Saturday, May 3rd – City Wide Garage Sale
Monday, May 5th – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, May 6th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, May 7th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, May 8th – Noon – Chamber Board
Sunday, May 11th – 10am – St. John’s Graduation
Sunday, May 11th – 2pm – Beloit High Graduation
Monday, May 12th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, May 13th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, May 13th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, May 14th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, May 15th – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRP
Thursday, May 15th – Last day of school for St. John’s
Friday, May 16th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – NCK Tech
Friday, May 16th – NCK Tech Commencement
Tuesday, May 20th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, May 21st – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, May 21st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, May 22nd – Last day of school for Beloit
Friday, May 23rd – NCK Tech House Auction
Saturday, May 24th – 10am – Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 26th – Chamber Office Closed
Tuesday, May 27th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, May 28th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

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