Chamber Chat June 20, 2014

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Chamber Chat

Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting

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The Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting for Hansen Auction & Realty will be on Monday, June 23rd at 2pm. The building is complete and they are officially open for business! Please come out and look at the new place. Feel free to contact Luke with all of your auction and real estate needs. He can be reached at 785-738-8932, by email at or check out the website at

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.

Heart Choices Pizza Hut Night

Pizza Hut flyer 2014

Chamber Coffee!

coffee cup

The next Chamber Coffee is Friday, July 18th at Gray Drug & Fountain from 9am-10:30am. Stop by to celebrate their 1st Anniversary, a cup of coffee and great networking!


It’s Official!!!
“Zachary’s Ace Hardware’s SUPERIOR RESULTS”
“TOP 50 in the NATION”

We had a good idea…but now it’s official! Ace Hardware’s national Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Paint Event kicked off on May 17th and lasted 2 BIG days. We had every employee working and they were exhausted when day two came to an end! We’re PROUD to say that all of their dedication, specialized knowledge, excellent customer service and barkin’ dogs paid off. We have been officially recognized as one of the TOP 50 Ace stores to sell the most gallons of paint over the weekend, over 3,000 Ace stores participated in the event across the entire nation and we couldn’t be more excited!!! Our individual results nearly tripled the national average of gallons sold. Although Beloit is small in size in comparison to many other communities, we can and do produce
If you haven’t visited our Paint Studio, we invite you to stop in and see what all of the fuss is about. Come find out what the best paint contactors and our loyal customers already know! Ace has two exclusive lines of paint that are superior in quality, our Clark and Kensington has ranked #1 two years in a row and our exclusive Valspar line was too new to be tested, however, with the way it sells, we fully expect it to be on the list next year! Our Paint Studio is equipped with the newest and most sophisticated technology. We have one of the fastest paint dispensers on the market and two shakers to reduce your wait time and get you back to doing what matters most!
We want to say THANK YOU to our AMAZING staff and EXCEPTIONAL customers for making our outstanding weekend one to etch in the record books, we are BLOWN AWAY!!!
Zachary’s Ace Hardware
Where High Quality is a Priority–Products & Customer Service

Heart Choices Fireworks

Heart Choices Fireworks Flyer

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



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.


You Are Invited!
Please join us for the
“Golden Opportunities” Dinner and Auction on
Saturday, August 23, 2014.

A Special Thank You to the following sponsors:

Gold Level: Guaranty State Bank
Heineken Electric

Silver Level: Boettcher Supply, Inc.

Bronze Level: Pizza Hut
Mitchell Co. Hospital Health Systems Nex-Tech, Inc.
Cunningham Telephone & Cable
Fouts Insurance

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.

We hope to see you then!!

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

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
Thursday, June 26th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRP
Tuesday, July 1st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Thursday, July 3rd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Friday, July 4th – Chamber Office Closed
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 – 11am-6pm – Blood Drive for Keller King – NCK Wellness Center Gym
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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