Chamber Chat August 22, 2014

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Chamber Chat


“Golden Opportunities” Dinner and Auction on
Saturday, August 23, 2014.

For 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!!

S & S Drug


Chamber Coffee!

coffee cup

The Chamber Coffee is Friday, September 12th at American Family Insurance, Allen Kee Agency, 114 S Hersey.

Jobs Report July 2014
The state’s July seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, down from 5.6 percent in July 2013.

Kansas gained 13,500 seasonally adjusted private sector jobs, an increase of 1.2 percent since last year, and 13,800 nonfarm jobs, a 1 percent increase. Since last month, Kansas gained 900 seasonally adjusted private sector jobs, a 0.1 percent increase. The state gained 2,100 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs, a 0.2 percent increase since last month.

“Several signs demonstrate continuing strength in the Kansas economy. We continue to see private sector job growth and low unemployment with the number of Kansans working at one of the highest levels in state history,” said Lana Gordon, Secretary of Labor.
Not seasonally adjusted figures show Kansas gained 21,200 private sector jobs since last year, or 1.9 percent, and 22,300 nonfarm jobs, an increase of 1.6 percent. Since June, Kansas gained 4,000 private sector jobs, a 0.4 percent increase. The state lost 14,800 nonfarm jobs over the month, a 1.1 percent decline, primarily due to seasonal declines in local government as teachers enjoyed their summer break.

The not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.4 percent, up from 5.1 percent in June and down from 6 percent last year.

“Part of the seasonal pattern the state goes through each summer is the decline in jobs in June, when the school year ends and in July when summer school finishes,” said Tyler Tenbrink, Senior Labor Economist. “This explains the monthly change in not seasonally adjusted jobs. When educators return from their break, these jobs will return in the September estimates. Further, the 2013 to 2014 July comparison shows good growth in jobs.”

There were 12,193 initial claims for unemployment benefits in July 2014, up from 9,844 in June and down from 14,264 last year. There were 73,127 continued claims in July, down from 87,190 the previous month and down from 131,851 in July 2013. These numbers include all available programs.
Mitchell County unemployment for July 2014 was 4.0% compared to 3.7% in June 2014 and 3.3% in July 2013.

NCK Wellness Center

For six weeks, from Sept 15 – Oct 24, 2014, you and your teammate will be challenged to survive in the areas of exercise and nutrition. If you and your teammate remain in the challenge all 6 weeks, by completing each week’s challenge, your team will receive t-shirts, and be eligible to win one of our grand prizes including:
-Powerbeats Wireless by Dr Dre
-2 Pairs of Men/Women’s Aetrex Running Shoes from S&S Drug
-3 Month WC Membership
-1 Hour Swedish Massage
Plus MORE to come!

Sign Up Fees:
WC Members: $10
Non-Members: $99-includes sign up fee, t-shirt, access to ENTIRE facility DURING SURVIVOR Challenge, can utilize ALL group exercise classes, & initiation fee. ($169 value)


risin river music festival
$20 per person /1 day or $35 per person/2 days
Mitchell County Fairgrounds
For more information call Sharon at 785-738-8035 or Kyle at 785-738-5355.

United Methodist Woman District Meeting

The United Methodist Women will be hosting the District Meeting for over 100 women in Beloit on Saturday, September 20th. They are looking for “items of interest” from around the area to put in the goody bags to hand out to the participants. If you have any promotional items you would like to share contact JoDee Noller between 8-5 M-F at 534-1405 (AgMark) or she will come pick up. Items are needed by Friday, September 12th.

Wealth Enhancement Resource Group
College Planning 101

college planning

Fur Harvesters Education Class

September 20, 2014 8 am – 5 pm
At Roger and Donna Macys Residence
609 Market St, Portis

Lunch will be provided
RSVP by Sept 13 to
Roger Macy 346-2076
Donna Macy 346-6017
Cleo Hah 346-4541

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, August 23rd – NCK Tech 50th Anniversary
Tuesday, August 26th – 8:30am-9:30am – S & S Drug Diabetes Discussion – Guaranty State Bank Community Room
Tuesday, August 26th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, August 27th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, August 28th – 11:30am-1:30pm – Investment Centers of America Client Appreciation Luncheon – Guaranty State Bank Parking Lot
Saturday, August 30th & Sunday, August 31st – Risin River Music Festival – Mitchell County Fairgrounds
Monday, September 1st – Chamber Office Closed
Tuesday, September 2nd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, September 3rd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, September 4th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Monday, September 8th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, September 9th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, September 9th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, September 10th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Wednesday, September 10th – 7:30pm – College Planning Relief Workshop – Trail Room, Muni
Thursday, September 11th – Noon – Chamber Board Meeting
Friday, September 12th – 9am – Chamber Coffee – American Family Insurance Allen Kee Agency
Tuesday, September 16th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, September 17th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, September 17th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, September 18th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRP
Saturday, September 20th – Eagles Car Show – Downtown Beloit

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