Chamber Chat September 26, 2014

Logo (2)

Chamber Chat

Ribbon Cutting/Open House

Please mark your calendars for ReNew Massage Therapy & Day Spa’s, 209 N Mill, OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday, October 1st, from 10-6. The Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting with take place at 9:45am. Want to learn more about DoTerra essential oils? DeVola Samuelson will be available to answer any questions you may have. Stop in and tour ReNew and register for drawings. Hope to see you there! — at ReNew Massage Therapy, Connie Hafliger, CMT.

Chamber Coffee!

coffee cup

The Chamber Coffee is Friday, October 10th at S & S Home Health, 113 S Mill St., from 9am-10:30am Stop by for a cup of coffee and networking with great friends!

August Unemployment Rates

The state’s August seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, unchanged from July and down from 5.5 percent in August 2013.

Kansas gained 12,600 seasonally adjusted private sector jobs, an increase of 1.1 percent since last year, and 10,900 nonfarm jobs, a 0.8 percent increase. Since last month, Kansas gained 2,400 seasonally adjusted private sector jobs, a 0.2 percent increase. The state gained 900 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs, a 0.1 percent increase since last month.

“Across the board, Kansans are better off than they were a year ago,” said Lana Gordon, Secretary of Labor. “The number of jobs and people working are up, and people are earning more at their jobs. Further, unemployment claims are below 2008 levels – a great sign that the economy is strong.”

Not seasonally adjusted figures show Kansas gained 16,100 private sector jobs since last year, or 1.4 percent, and 15,600 nonfarm jobs, an increase of 1.1 percent. Since July, private sector jobs decreased by 1,700, a 0.1 percent decline. The state lost 500 nonfarm jobs over the month, showing no significant percentage change.

“The Kansas economy again recorded positive signs of growth, both over the month and over the year. In the private sector, key indicators of growth including average weekly hours and earnings continue to show improvement, indicating a better standard of living for Kansans,” said Efua Afful, Labor Economist.

The not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8 percent, down from 5.4 percent in July and down from 5.7 percent last year.

There were 9,953 initial claims for unemployment benefits in August 2014, down from 12,193 in July and down from 14,423 last year. There were 62,606 continued claims in August, down from 73,127 the previous month and down from 103,521 in August 2013. These numbers include all available programs.

Mitchell County unemployment for August was 3.6% compared to 4% in July and 3.2% in August 2013.

KVSV Production Schedule

Hear exciting High School Football action Friday night Sept 26…on KVSV-Beloit at Republic County

5:30pm…Coaches Corner (Volleyball Cross Country, Tennis) on AM1190KVSV THE MIX

6:00pm..K-Preps.Com Kansas Pre Game Show on KVSV FM 105.5 and AM1190KVSV THE MIX

6:25pm..Inside Kansas High School Football in NCK with John Baetz of Kansas Pre Game on FM 105.5 and AM1190KVSV THE MIX

6:45pm…Live pre game from Belleville kickoff at 7:00pm on KVSV FM
105.5 and AM1190 KVSV THE MIX

10:00pm..Kansas High School Football Scoreboard Show on KVSV FM 105.5 and AM1190KVSV THE MIX

Also hear all of the pre game shows and game broadcast at and on tv cable channel 12 in Beloit and on Synergy Channel 997 on Cunningham Cable.

Relay 4 Life Spirit of the Season Home Tour

The 6th annual Relay 4 Life Spirit of the Season home tour will be Saturday December 6th from 1 to 5(times may change a little bit) and are looking for people who would open their homes for this great cause. Please contact Mary Jane Chapman at 785 738 8322 if you have any interest in this or would like to volunteer a friend . We need these homes as soon as possible so call for more information. Thanks!

Your Home for High School Football This Season is KD Country 94 and Z96.3

Locker-Room Chats on Wednesday and Thursdays at 5:10 p.m. covering:
Wednesdays: Beloit, Osborne, Smith Center, Lincoln, & Thunder Ridge
Thursdays: St. John’s-Tipton, Lakeside, Rock Hills, Sylvan-Lucas

Two High School Football Games Every Friday Evening on KD Country 94 & Z96.3.

The “Football Express” The Only Show That Previews All the Games in the Area
Airs Fridays on KD Country 94 at 5:40 p.m. as you travel to the games and Tailgate in the Parking Lot.

The Local High School Scoreboard Show (Get All The Scores and Recaps)
Airs After the Games on KD Country 94 on Fridays at 10:05 p.m.

Find our Complete Broadcast Schedule and listen to all of the Football Broadcasts via the worldwide web at

And for the latest information about your area team, go to

Friday, September 26th:
KD Country 94: Lakeside at Clifton-Clyde 6:30 p.m. pregame
Z96.3: Pike Valley at St.John’s/Tipton 6:30 p.m. pregame
Pike Valley at St.John’s/Tipton video stream at
Beloit at Republic County video Stream at

Beloit Holiday Fair

Beloit Holiday Fair ON-14

Beloit Community Blood Drive

Beloit Community Blood Drive

Thursday, October 9th, 12pm-6pm
Friday, October 10th, 8:30am-2pm

NCK Wellness Center Gym, 3033 US Hwy 24

To schedule your appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit

Annual Cooportunity Day Cookout


Farmway Co-op, Farmway Credit Union and Rolling Hills Electric are kicking off October National Co-op Month once again with the Annual Cooportunity Day Cookout! The date is Friday, October 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Chautauqua Park. We’re encouraging everyone to enjoy a free meal with the co-op team AND bring a non-perishable item for the Mitchell County Food Pantry.

MCHHS Fall Fun Run

When: Saturday, November 1st, 8am.
Where: Race starts and ends in the front parking lot of Mitchell County Hospital
Distances & Pricing: 1 Mile Fun Run ($15), 5K ($25) and 10K ($35). Children 4 yrs. of age and younger in a stroller are free.
Come out and join the fun! The race will be costume themed, but you do not have to wear a costume to participate. Walkers and strollers are welcome & encouraged! Registration will start at 7am in the front parking lot of Mitchell County Hospital. Registration will be allowed till the start of the race. You must be pre-registered by October 17th to receive a t-shirt. Post-race food will be provided free for registered runners. Food will also be available for family/spectators at a suggested $3.00 free will donation per person. This will be an annual event with proceeds going to different areas of the hospital. This year’s proceeds will be going to the OB department.
For more information contact Jennifer Giersch at 785-275-1055.

Central National Bank

bra contest

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!


Please join us for:
Drive In at the Tech
Help us celebrate our 50th anniversary with a trip back to the 60’s!

Saturday, October 11th
NCK Tech Beloit Campus

Call 785-738-9008 for movies and show times.
Rain date: Saturday, October 18th

Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 28th – 3pm – Heart Choices Walk Run For Life – Chautauqua Park
Tuesday, September 30th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 1st – Social Justice Day – St. John’s School
Wednesday, October 1st – 9:45am – Ribbon Cutting – ReNew Massage Therapy & Day Spa
Wednesday, October 1st – 10am-6pm – Open House – ReNew Massage Therapy & Day Spa
Wednesday, October 1st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 2nd – Chamber Office Closed
Friday, October 3rd – Chamber Office Closed
Friday, October 3rd – 11am-1pm – Annual Cooportunity Day Cookout – Chautauqua Park
Monday, October 6th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, October 7th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 8th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 9th – 12pm-6pm – Beloit Community Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym
Thursday, October 9th – Noon – Chamber Board Meeting
Thursday, October 9th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Friday, October 10th – 8:30am-2pm – Beloit Community Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym
Friday, October 10th – 9am – Chamber Coffee – S & S Drug
Saturday, October 11th – Drive in at the Tech – NCK Tech Campus
Monday, October 13th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, October 14th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, October 14th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, October 15th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, October 15th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 16th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRP
Tuesday, October 21st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 22nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Saturday, October 25th – 9am – Beloit Holiday Craft Fair – Muni
Tuesday, October 28th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 29th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Saturday, November 1st – MCHHS Fall Fun Run

Stay up to date!
Like us on Facebook! Search for Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce or copy and paste the link below.!/pages/Beloit-Area-Chamber-of-Commerce/314284190327?fref=ts
Follow us on Twitter: @BeloitChamber
Follow our blog on for Beloitchamber

Leave a Reply