Chamber Chat June 13, 2014

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Chamber Chat

Chamber Coffee!

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The Chamber Coffee is TODAY, Friday, June 13th at OCCK from 9am-10:30pm. Stop by for a cup of coffee and great networking!

Friday, July 18th Chamber Coffee will be at Gray Drug & Fountain.

Guaranty State Bank

Please join our celebration!
Doug Johnson has been with the Guaranty State Bank and Trust Co for 40 YEARS! We are serving cake and punch Friday, June 13th 12:00-3:00pm, 201 S Mill St. Beloit.
Congratulations Doug!

Welcome New Chamber Member!

8th street liquor

The Chamber would like to welcome 8th Street Liquor as the newest member of the Chamber. Stop by 727 N Mill St. and welcome Jason & Erin Stewart!
Congratulations on your new endeavor!

Welcome New Chamber Member!

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The Chamber would also like to welcome Luke Hansen with Hansen Auction & Realty, 1898 320 Rd, as a new member of the Chamber. The Grand Opening for Hansen Auction & Realty will be on Monday, June 23rd at 2pm. Please come and take a tour of the facility and talk with Luke. Luke can be reached at 785-738-8932 or by email at

Luke Hansen grew up in Beloit, KS, and attended St. John’s High School. After high school he went to Missouri Auction School to obtain his auctioneers license, and would later attend Kansas State University to study business marketing. After college he returned to Beloit, and continued auctioneering and selling real estate. Once Luke obtained his real estate broker’s license, he established Hansen Auction & Realty located two miles east of Beloit right on number 9 Hwy.

Hansen Auction & Realty would like to announce that they are officially open for business and can accommodate all of your real estate and auction needs whether it is agricultural, residential, rural or commercial.

Some upcoming “specialty” sales to remember are the 1st Annual Car and Truck Sale on Saturday August 2, 2014. We will be driving the cars inside to sell them right in front of the auction block one at a time. Also, Saturday September 6, 2014, we are looking forward to our 1st Annual Fall Machinery Consignment Sale. We look forward to helping you buy or sell all your agricultural, commercial and personal equipment.

Keep watching the newspapers and our website for any additional information on these and many more auctions right here at Hansen Auction & Realty! We look forward to doing business with you.

8 Man Pep Rally

A huge thank you goes out to the following 8 Man Pep Rally Sponsors. Without them we would not be able to do the things we do. Thank you! I also want to thank the volunteers who helped us set up and tear down.

AGCO/Sunflower, First National Bank, Guaranty State Bank & Trust, KVSV Radio,
Landoll Corporation, Nex-Tech Wireless, Solomon Valley Bank

AgMark, LLC, American Family Insurance/Allen Kee Agency, Beloit Auto & Truck Plaza, Beloit Motor Co., Inc., Farmway Coop, Inc., Fouts Insurance Agency, Byron Palen Agent,
James Clothing, Law Office of Katie Cheney, Meyer Chiropractic, S & S Drug

Frasier & Johnson, KDNS 94.1/KZDY 96.3, Krier’s Auto Parts, MCHHS,
Schwab Eaton, Zachary’s Ace Hardware

Ackerman Supply, Beloit Auto & Truck Plaza, City of Beloit, KDNS 94.1/KZDY 96.3,
NCK Tech College, Sonic Drive In, Subway, Super 8, Waconda Trader, World Pest Control

Business Appreciation Awards

Representatives from the Department of Commerce will be here Thursday, June 26th at 12:30pm at North Central Regional Planning to present the Business Appreciation Awards to Becker Autos, Kohler Manufacturing and Solomon Valley Hospice.

Feature Business of the Month

Would you like to showcase your business in the Chamber Office, Chamber website, Chamber Facebook page and in the weekly Chamber Chat for the month? Become Feature Business of the Month and you can do just that!

 feature business of the month Investment $50
As Feature Business of the Month, you will receive a place in the chamber Office to display your information, products and promotional merchandise. An article will be published on our website, facebook page and emailed to the Chamber members.

Waconda Lake Fireworks!

The Waconda Lake Fireworks Association was pleased to announce the successful funding of the fireworks display last year and we have decided to once again ask for your support of this tradition for 2014.

The Waconda Lake Fireworks Association has completed arrangements for a spectacular fireworks display at dusk (approximately 9:30 pm) on Saturday, July 5, 2014 and we are asking for your help and financial support.

This fireworks display will be enjoyed by many area residents, but it cannot be continued without donations, as our association is an all-volunteer, non-profit association.

Our fundraising goal for this fireworks display in 2014 is $9,000. This includes fees for the
professional pyrotechnics of Rainbow Fireworks, insurance, permit fees, and advertising.
Below is a form which outlines sponsorship opportunities.

We hope you consider supporting this exciting venture and tradition.
The committee feels that the Waconda Lake Fireworks Display will benefit not only our area community members but area businesses as well. Thank You.

Heather Johnson
Waconda Lake Fireworks Association, Chairman
S&S Drug, Office Manager

Please fill out the attached form if you would like to be a sponsor of the Waconda Lake Fireworks!

Heart Choices Fireworks

Heart Choices Fireworks Flyer

Save the Date!

You are invited to help NCK Tech celebrate and commemorate our 50th Anniversary. Please join us for the
“Golden Opportunities” Dinner and Auction on
Saturday, August 23, 2014.

For sponsorship opportunities, auction donations or ticket purchases, please contact Mari Tucker at 785-738-9051 or or visit our website: and click on the 50th Anniversary logo.



Sponsored by:
Leadership Mitchell County
Beloit Parks and Recreation Department
AWARE Program

Monday – Wednesday, July 28th – 30th
Applications due by July 1st

Open to all incoming 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in Mitchell, Jewell, and Osborne Counties.

Applications available at the Beloit City Office, or by calling the Beloit Parks and Recreation Department at 785-738-2270.

Enrollment is limited to the first 60 applicants, so get your applications now.

Heart Choices Pizza Hut Night

Pizza Hut flyer 2014

NCK Tech 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, August 23rd
8am start time
All runners and walkers welcome

Route begins at Chautauqua Park

For more information contact:
Mari Tucker, Marketing/Foundation Director
785-738-9051 or
Online registration at

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, 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
Monday, June 23rd – 2pm – Grand opening – Hansen Auction & Realty, 1898 320 Rd
Tuesday, June 24th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, June 25th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Friday, July 4th – Chamber Office Closed
Tuesday, July 1st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Thursday, July 3rd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Monday, July 7th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, July 8th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, July 8th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, July 9th – Grand Opening of The EyeCare Center
Monday, July 14th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, July 15th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, July 16th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Alliance
Thursday, July 17th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRP
Friday, July 18th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Gray Drug & Fountain
Tuesday, July 22nd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Saturday, July 26th – St. John’s Harvest Festival
Tuesday, July 29th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

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