Chamber Chat October 14, 2014

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Chamber Chat

Ribbon Cutting

The Chamber has scheduled a Ribbon Cutting for Lost Creek Therapies, 120 N Mill St. TODAY, Friday, October 24th at 10am. Along with the ribbon cutting, there will be an open house until 6 p.m. Carol Gentry, owner, 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 Gentry on her new location!

Welcome New Chamber Member

The Chamber would like to welcome Car-Tel Enterprises, Cawker City, as the newest member of the Chamber. Car-Tel Enterprises in north-central Kansas provides the best in video surveillance and alarm system services for both residential and commercial properties. Our company offers the most superior, reliable video surveillance equipment on the market at prices that will not break the bank. You can trust that your property will be getting the most secure technology available. Our owner has over 20 years of experience in communication and security technology and will utilize that knowledge when planning out your security needs. Provide your family or business with video surveillance from Car-Tel Enterprises for the best home or business security money can buy.
“Car-Tel Enterprises was born out of I trend I saw in the communication business. Time and time again, big-name companies installed low-grade products at high prices, with no thought to the customer’s feelings. I have seen installations done hurriedly, and in shabby conditions. I started Car-Tel Enterprises because all customers should get the best-quality job for their money. That’s why I do the job right the first time.” ~ Chad Carter. Contact Chad Carter at 785-564-0118 today to receive a free estimate on your video surveillance installation.

Beloit Holiday Fair

Beloit Holiday Fair ON-14

Unemployment Rates

The state’s September seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8 percent, down from 4.9 percent in August and down from 5.3 percent in September 2013.

Kansas gained 10,700 seasonally adjusted private sector jobs, an increase of 1 percent since last year, and 9,200 nonfarm jobs, a 0.7 percent increase. Since last month, Kansas gained 1,300 seasonally adjusted private sector jobs, a 0.1 percent increase. The state gained 2,400 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs, a 0.2 percent increase since last month.

“The Kansas economy is strong and continues to grow.” said Lana Gordon, Secretary of Labor. “Unemployment claims are at lows not seen since 2008. More than 23,000 Kansans have found work in the past year alone and are finding jobs that are paying better wages.”

Not seasonally adjusted figures show Kansas gained 11,400 private sector jobs since last year, or 1 percent, and 9,500 nonfarm jobs, an increase of 0.7 percent. Since August, private sector jobs decreased by 5,300, a 0.5 percent decline. The state gained 17,400 total nonfarm jobs over the month, a 1.3 percent increase.

“Despite national trends showing people leaving the labor force, Kansas continues in the right direction with more people entering the labor force and finding jobs, driving the state’s unemployment rate down,” said Justin McFarland, Director, Labor Market Information Services.

The not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September was 4.4 percent, down from 4.8 percent in August and down from 5.1 percent last year.

There were 10,978 initial claims for unemployment benefits in September 2014, up from 9,953 in August and down from 11,297 last year. There were 68,335 continued claims in September, up from 62,606 the previous month and down from 112,887 in September 2013. These numbers include all available programs.

Mitchell County unemployment for September 2014 was 3.1% compared to 3.6% in August 2014 and 3% in September 2013.


The USDA has sent out the Top 100 Co-ops list in its latest issue of “Rural Cooperatives” magazine. Only four Kansas based cooperatives made the list including your very own Farmway Co-op! Farmway Co-op ranks 70 in the top 100, which is something we can all be proud of as we all play a part in Farmway’s success. Farmway is also one of 139 cooperatives that are part of the “Co-op Century Club,” which is a remarkable feat for any business to reach its 100th birthday. Farmway is 103 years old this year!

Congratulations Farmway Coop!

Sizzln’ with Santa Chili Cook-Off

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!

Public tasting will begin at 11am with the “Bragging Award” scheduled for 12:30pm. Santa will arrive at 12:30 so get your wish lists ready!

Applications for the chili cook-off will be coming soon! Get your roasters ready!!!

AgMark LLC

Jeff's farewell

Heart Choices

Heart Choices Krispy Kreme

Central National Bank

bra contest

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.

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!

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 24th:

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

KD Country 94/ Thunder Ridge at St.John’s/Tipton 6:30 p.m. pregame
Z96.3: Rock Hills at Lakeside 6:30 p.m. pregame

Beloit at Norton video Stream at

Thunder Ridge at St.John’s/Tipton video stream at

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

KVSV Production Schedule

Hear exciting High School Football action Friday night October 24th..on KVSV- Beloit at Norton

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 Norton 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.

Calendar of Events

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
Tuesday, November 25th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, November 26th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, November 27th – Thanksgiving – Chamber Office closed
Friday, November 28th – Chamber Office Closed
Saturday, December 6th – 10am – Sizzln’ with Santa! Chili Cook-off – Downtown Beloit

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