Chamber Chat May 23, 2014

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Chamber Chat

Welcome New Chamber Member!

The Chamber would like to welcome Wealth Enhancement Resource Group/Colleen Eberle as the newest member of the Chamber.

Here at Wealth Enhancement Resource Group we aid our clients in preparing for, and securing a stable, prosperous and financially sound future. Whether you are looking to diversify your retirement portfolio, obtain the security of Living Benefits, eliminate debt or simply plan for final expenses let us customize a package to fit your current, as well as future needs and goals. Allow one of our qualified agents to assist you with a no hassle, no obligation complimentary overview of our beneficial product offerings.

You can contact Colleen at 1-800-336-6617 or by email at

Friday Night Fest

Come join us tonight, Friday, May 23rd from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in downtown Beloit to kick off Memorial Weekend. Stores will be open to shop until 7pm, live band Scattershot Lane will be performing, food and much more! Kick back and relax before the big weekend of activities!

In honor of the Class of 1964, Gray Drug & Fountain will have $.15 sundaes and $.10 sodas from 5pm-7pm. Stop in and grab refreshments at the price they were 50 years ago!

Memorial Day/Homecoming Weekend

Would you like to participate in the Homecoming Memorial Weekend parade? You will need to register at 4th & Mill to have your entry announced! 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.

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

Color Run to Cure Cancer Run/Walk Event

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PLACE: Beloit, Kansas TIME: Registration at 7:00 am
Run Starts at 8:00 am in front of S&S Drug, 110 S. Mill Street
COURSE: Begins in front of S&S Drug, goes over the walking bridge to Chautauqua
Park and around loop, back to Campbell to 15th Street to Mill and back to S&S Drug.
TIME: Registration at 7:00 am. Run Starts at 8:00 am in front of S&S Drug 110 S. Mill Street
FOR MORE INFO: Contact Heather Johnson at S&S Drug, 785-738-2287,
or email:
Race-Day Registration (or later than May 12) is $25 – no shirt.
All proceeds go to S&S Drug Relay for Life.


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

The House Will Be Sold As Is
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:


Live Remote on “Oldies 94.” during Cruising Mill

Saturday, May 24th 8-11 p.m.

Do you remember the days of your youth, when you would jump in your shiny sports car, with your favorite young lady by your side, and cruse up and down Mill Street?

You can once again re-live the days of your youth and enjoy the soundtrack as well, as we transform Mill Street in to a cruz’n corridor with the greatest golden oldies playing on your radio.

Tune to “Oldies 94.1″ on Saturday, May 24th at 8:00 p.m. to hear the lost hits you remember from your youth.

Make sure you leave the windows open, or the top down, as you and your lady cruz up and down Mill Street. Want to put in a request, give us a call here at the radio station at 785-545-3220 and we will try to play that Golden Oldie!

Stay listening to “Oldies 94.1” as we will be asking trivia questions for prizes, and having numerous giveaway items including Schlitterbahn passes for the waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas as well as Country Stampede Tickets in Manhattan.

• James Clothing in Beloit
• Krier’s Auto Parts in Beloit
• The Eye Care Center of Beloit
• B&B Jewelry in Beloit
• Sonic in Beloit
• Special Thanks to Fouts Insurance in Beloit



The EyeCare Center to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Office in Beloit

eyecare center picture

The EyeCare Center will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the opening of their new office in Beloit, Kansas, on Tuesday, June 3rd at Noon.
The EyeCare Center announced plans for construction at 124 N. Mill Street in downtown Beloit in the fall of 2013. The building is new construction and measures 6,000 sq ft.
“The warm welcome we have received from the community has far exceeded our expectations,” said Dr. Chad Thompson. “We look forward to many years of growth and success in downtown Beloit.”
Members of The EyeCare Center will be available to answer questions and provide a brief tour.

A Grand Opening ceremony will take place on Wednesday, July 9th.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life

Join the fight against cancer!
Relay for Life of Mitchell-Osborne County
June 7 – June 8, 2014
Mitchell County Fairgrounds, Beloit, KS

For more information contact 785-346-6497 or email

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 6th, between 2:00pm –3:00 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 Coffee!

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Mark your calendars to attend! The next Chamber Coffee will be Friday, June 13th at OCCK.

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, May 23rd – 5:30pm-8:30pm – Friday Fest – Downtown 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
Saturday, May 24th – 11:30am – Picnic in the Park – Chautauqua Park
Saturday, May 24th – 2pm – Talking Tombstones – Mitchell Co Historical Society North Annex
Saturday, May 24th – 8pm – Cruz N Mill Street
Sunday, May 25th – 2pm – Talking Tombstones – Mitchell Co Historical Society North Annex
Sunday, May 25th – 2pm – Derby Mayhem – Solomon Valley Raceway
Monday, May 26th – Chamber Office Closed
Tuesday, May 27th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, May 28th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Monday, June 2nd – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, June 3rd – Noon – Ribbon Cutting – The EyeCare Center
Tuesday, June 3rd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, June 4th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, June 5th – 11am – Mitchell County Tourism – Plum Creek
Friday, June 6th – 2pm – 8-Man Football Pep Rally – Downtown Beloit
Saturday, June 7th – 10am – 8-Man Football All-Star Games – Trojan Stadium
Monday, June 9th-Thursday, June 12th – NCK Tech IT Boot Camp
Monday, June 9th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, June 10th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, June 10th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, June 11th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, June 12th – Noon – Chamber board Meeting
Friday, June 13th – 9am – Chamber Coffee – OCCK
Tuesday, June 17th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, June 18th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, June 18th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, June 19th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRP
Tuesday, June 24th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, June 25th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

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