Chamber Chat April 25, 2014

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Chamber Chat

B & B Jewelry Open House/Grand Opening

Come join Bonnie and Brenda at B & B Jewelry, 112 S Mill, 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!

Welcome New Member!

The Chamber would like to welcome Stephanie Meier Photography as a new member. Stephanie Meier Photography is a portrait studio located in downtown Beloit. Stephanie is grateful to have been working with so many wonderful clients in the past several years helping with their portrait needs. She has a passion and pride in meeting those tiny newborns and being able to relate to their parents excitement and anxieties. Her passion starts there and continues through every milestone, birthday, graduation and anniversary. (Except weddings, she leaves those to her talented friends in the business!)

Stephanie does studio portrait work as well as location sessions in the Beloit area. She has been involved with many organizations such as Professional Photographers of America, Kansas, Professional Photographers Association and National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

Stephanie’s studio is located at 202 S Mill St. in Beloit. She can be reached at 785-738-2606. When you see Stephanie thank her for becoming a member of the Chamber.

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.

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

AOK Workshop (Answers for Older Kansans)

AOK WORKSHOP (Answers for Older Kansans) at the Beloit Senior Center. Thursday, May 1 from 10:00 until 2:00. Lunch will be provided for those who pre-register. Topics include: Housing concerns; Transportation issues; Understanding Medicare and Medical provider bills. Call the Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging at 800-432-2703 or the Beloit Senior Center at 785-738-5802 to pre-register or for further details. There is NO CHARGE for this workshop.

Chamber Coffee!

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

Catch the Spirit Fish-A-Thon

The Waconda lake Association’s Summer Fish-A0Thon will start on Thursday, May 1st through Monday, September 1. Ticket locations are Wayne’s Sporting Goods, Glen Elder Marina, Parks & Wildlife Office and Lakeside Convenience in Glen Elder and Lakeside Lode in Cawker City. Purchase a $10 family ticket BEFORE fishing. 390 tagged fish worth almost $15,000. Get your ticket today! Catch Waconda Willie or Glen Elder Girl and receive $400, Con Kid $600; Spray Cat or Round Up Willie $500 each; Pheasants Forever Kid $400 gift certificate. Win cash and/or merchandise. Check in points to find the value of your fluorescent yellow tagged fish (with 2014 tag in place on fish) are Glen Elder Marina at the lake, Wayne’s Sporting Goods in Glen Elder, Lakeside Convenience (overlooking the lake).
(Guides excluded)

Summer Kids Café


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

Color Run to Cure Cancer Run/Walk Event

color run

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

Save the Date!

The NCK Tech 50th Anniversary Celebration will begin with a “Golden Opportunities” Dinner and Auction event on
Saturday, August 23, 2014.

Don’t miss the opportunity to sponsor the event, donate to the auction and celebrate with us!!

Celebration Events:
5K Walk/Run
Alumni Luncheon
Golden Opportunities Dinner and Auction

Visit our website:
for 5K Registration, Sponsorship and Donation Opportunities and Ticket Order forms.

Questions? Contact Mari Tucker at or 785-738-9051.

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 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 – Catch the Spirit Fish-A-Thon Starts
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 – Touchstone Electro Rally – 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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