Chamber Chat May 2, 2014

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74th Beloit Relays

Just a reminder the 74th Beloit Relays will be taking place today at Trojan Stadium. Field events will start at 10am. Preliminaries will start at 11am followed by the 3200m run and the running event finals. A complete schedule can be found on the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page.
B & B Baileyville, Bennington, Clifton/Clyde, Ell-Saline, Lakeside, Lincoln, Logan, Osborne, Pike Valley, Republic Co., Rock Hills, St. Johns-Beloit, Salina Christian, Smith Center, Southern Cloud, Sylvan-Lucas, Tescott, Tipton, Thunder Ridge, Washington
Abilene, Beloit, Chapman, Clay Center, Concordia, Ellsworth, Marion, Minneapolis, Riley County, Russell, Sacred Heart Southeast of Saline
There will be a lot of people in Beloit so please welcome everyone with a smile!

Beloit Community Wide Garage Sale

The Annual Community Wide Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd. Check out the full page ad with the Beloit Garage Sale classifieds and city map of Beloit with locations of each sale in the Waconda Trader. Happy Hunting!

Chamber Coffee!

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

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


Friday, May 23, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 16th from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
North Central Kansas Technical College
Beloit Campus, Hwy 24, Beloit, KS


Approximately 1900 Square Feet – 3 Bedrooms – 3 Full Baths
Outer Dimensions 64 ft. long x 30 ft. deep
Nice size kitchen with abundant cabinets, large island, dining area
Living Room; Oak Hardwood Floors in Dining & Living area
Master Bedroom has adjoining bath with walk-in Onyx shower with 2 heads and
large walk-in closet
Utility room with full bath
Beautiful solid Oak interior woodwork; Mission Style Oak Cabinets
Pella High Performance, Low E glass windows
Ornate Pella entry door system
Top of the line plumbing fixtures
AM/FM with CD Stereo System throughout the house
13-inch Fiberglass Insulation in ceilings
2×6 Exterior sidewalls with six (6) inch insulation
Interior walls insulated for soundproofing
High quality floor coverings
Ceramic tile work in kitchen, utility and all bathrooms

Gerald Zimmer, Auctioneer FOR A PERSONALIZED TOUR

CONTACT: Mike Cheney, Beloit Campus (785) 738-9030
Monday through Friday for an Appointment.
After hours or on weekends call:
Mike at (785) 658-5728 or Brandi Zimmer at (785) 545-6031
Visit our Website to see pictures of the progress made on the house throughout the year at:
Check out the full list of features, a floor plan and progress photos at:

8 Man Pep Rally

As many of you already know, the 29th Annual Kansas 8-Man All-Star Football Games are scheduled for Saturday, June 7th at Trojan Field in Beloit beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Pep Rally & Ice Cream Social for the players, coaches and fans on Friday, June 7th, between 2:00pm –3:30 p.m., in downtown Beloit.

Over 90 players and coaches will be introduced, signing autographs, playing games and treated to free ice cream. There will be kid’s games, giveaways, and much much more. This is a great way to come and help celebrate the best of the best in 8-Man football.

We would like ALL businesses to decorate with the 8-man team colors, which are GREEN, GOLD, RED, AND BLUE. Feel free to be creative  Let’s show everyone how proud we are to be hosting the 8-Man games in Beloit!

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

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.


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.

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

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
Thursday, May 15th – 5:30pm – LMC Alumni Event – Country Club
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 – 7pm – NCK Tech House Auction
Saturday, May 24th – 7am – S & S Drug Color Run to Cure Cancer – Downtown Beloit
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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