Chamber Chat October 17, 2014

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Chamber Chat

Ribbon Cutting

The Chamber has scheduled a Ribbon Cutting for Lost Creek Therapies, 120 N Mill St. on Friday, October 24th at 10am. Along with the ribbon cutting on Oct. 24, there will be an open house until 6 p.m. Carol has some new services she is offering! Far Infrared Ray Therapy, Raindrop Technique, Negative Potential Energy Therapy and Chi Machine.

Of course she still offers Myofascial Release (first & foremost), Essential Oils, Paraffin Therapy, Ionic Detox Foot Bath.

Stop by and congratulate Carol on her new location!

Beloit Holiday Fair

Beloit Holiday Fair ON-14

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.


Mark your calendars for the “hottest” event of the year! Saturday, December 6th, the Chamber will be hosting a “Sizzln’ with Santa” Chili Cook-Off for ALL businesses in Beloit starting at 10am!
Just how good is your Chili? Put your skills to the test and see what the public thinks!
Join us for a fun morning of chili cooking, chili tasting, shopping and entertainment!

More details will follow! Stay tuned!

AgMark LLC Names Mark Hafliger as President of AgMark LLC

AgMark LLC announced that Mark Hafliger has been promoted to President of AgMark LLC. Hafliger succeeds Jeff Bechard who has been in the President role since May 2002 and will be transitioning out of the company. AgMark LLC is owned by Farmway Co-op, Cloud County Co-op and Randall Farmers Co-op Union.
Hafliger will assume Bechard’s responsibilities on November 1 and will report directly to the AgMark board of directors: Art Duerksen, Farmway Co-op, Mark Paul, Cloud County Co-op, and Archie Thompson, Randall Farmers Co-op Union. Bechard will help Hafliger transition into the role until October 31 to ensure no disruption to the business.
“Having been at AgMark since the beginning of its formation and seeing all the ups and downs of the business over the years, I am very proud of what AgMark has become,” said Bechard. “I know that Mark is very passionate about the success of the company and I have a great feeling about the future of AgMark with his leadership and the strength of the entire AgMark team.”
A 22-year veteran of the grain industry, Hafliger joined the company in March 2008 as the Commodity Manager. Prior to AgMark LLC, Hafliger had a number of roles in the grain industry starting with a position at ADM. “I feel honored and excited to carry on where Jeff has left off,” said Hafliger. “I want to continue the growth that Jeff and our owners have provided AgMark customers.”
During his tenure as first Marketing Manager of AgMark in 1999 and being appointed President in 2002, Bechard has been a vital point in the success of AgMark LLC as well as through the investment of the partners. During its first year of existence, AgMark and its cooperative owners handled 26 million bushels. Now, the AgMark system handles nearly 60 million bushels of grain each year with 48 million bushels of storage capacity. Within the last five years, the average total of sales is $400 million. Crop protection insurance and grain marketing services have also been added to meet the needs of its area producers.
“It has been an honor and privilege to work for the three cooperatives, the AgMark employees and the customers over the past 15 years,” said Bechard. “This felt like the right time to move on and focus on the new opportunities in my personal life and the challenges ahead as I move to Columbus, Ohio.”

Central National Bank

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Veterans Day Parade

The Veteran’s Day Parade is scheduled for Tuesday, November 11th at 11am. For more information on being in the parade, contact Gary Pohlman at 785-738-7188.

H & R Block Sponsors Coloring Contest

Winners of the Mitchell County Food Pantry Coloring Contest were announced on Wednesday, October 15th. Winners were Issac Wiles, Kindergartener at Beloit Elementary School, Lily DiNuzzo, 1st Grader at St. John’s Catholic School, Ryder Allen, 2nd Grader at Tipton Christian School, Ariana Armstrong, 4th Grader at Beloit Elementary School, Holley Thornbrugh, 6th Grader at Beloit Elementary School.

Each winner received a $25 gift certificate from H&R Block. Winning pictures will be featured on note cards. A gift set of five cards and envelopes will be available for sale for $5 at H&R Block Beloit, local churches and at the Beloit Holiday Craft Fair.

“H&R Block Beloit is paying for all expenses related to the production of the gift set of cards so 100% of the money that people spend to buy these note cards will go directly to benefit the Food Pantry,” said Beverly James, Mitchell County Food Pantry spokesperson. “We are hoping that people will put these cards on their holiday shopping list.”

Many wonderful pictures were submitted. Members of the Beloit Ministerial Alliance had the tough job of serving as judges. All the coloring contest entries will be displayed at H&R Block Beloit, 113 N Main, from November 1 through the end of tax season.

Chamber Coffee!

coffee cup

The Chamber Coffee is Friday, November 14th at Solomon Valley Bank, 3011 US Hwy 24, from 9am-10:30am. Stop by for a cup of coffee and network with great friends!

BHS Project Management Class

I have three students in Project Management who are currently unemployed…..during third hour. I only had one student last year, so I turned away work that she couldn’t get done. Now I’m trying to beat the bushes again, looking for projects for this year’s students.

My three students are Brooke Fairchild, Ian Birdsell and Makenna Trumble. They are all really good with a variety of computer programs, or other business-related things. If you know of a project you’d like to see done but don’t have the time or skills to complete, please check with me. My students might be able to help you out.

Please pass the word, and keep this in mind if you know of things that can be done for community groups, church groups, or others who could use our help.

Jeff Bates
USD 273 – Beloit
Business Teacher / Career and Technical Education Coordinator
1711 N. Walnut
Beloit, KS 67420
(785) 738-3593 ext. 231

KVSV Production Schedule

Hear exciting High School Football action Friday night October 17th..on KVSV- Beloit at TMP Hays

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 TMP Hays 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.

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!

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, October 17th:

Football Express sponsored by Cunningham Telephone & Cable at 5:40 p.m.

KD Country 94/ Lincoln at Rock Hills 6:30 p.m. pregame

Z96.3: St.John’s/Tipton at Otis-Bison 6:30 p.m. pregame

TMP at Beloit video Stream at

St.John’s/Tipton at Otis-Bison video stream at

Local High School Scoreboard Show presented by State Farm Insurance at 10:06 p.m. on KD Country 94

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 21st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 22nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Friday, October 24th – 10am – Ribbon Cutting – Lost Creek Therapies, 120 N Mill St.
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
Monday, November 3rd – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, November 4th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, November 5th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, November 6th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Monday, November 10th – 1pm-4pm – Rotary Radio Days
Monday, November 10th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, November 11th – 11am – Veterans Day Parade
Tuesday, November 11th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, November 12th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Wednesday, November 12th – 1pm-4pm – Rotary Radio Days
Thursday, November 13th – Noon – Chamber Board
Friday, November 14th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Solomon Valley Bank
Tuesday, November 18th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, November 19th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Association
Wednesday, November 19th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, November 20th – SVED Board – NCRPC

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