Chamber Chat November 14, 2014

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Chamber Chat

Chamber Coffee!
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The Chamber Coffee is TODAY, 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!

Chamber Checks

With the holiday season approaching, a great way to keep your dollars local is with Chamber Checks! Spendable at over 120 Chamber businesses, Chamber Checks make wonderful gifts and employee incentives. These gift certificates are easy to use, just like checks.

Businesses, if you receive Chamber Checks, accept them like a normal check and deposit them with your daily deposits. Please remember to educate your staff on how to accept Chamber Checks. If you have questions, please call the Chamber Office for details.
Chamber Checks are spent exclusively with Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce merchants adding to the local economy.

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NCK Wellness Center, Inc. Receives Estate Bequest
The NCK Wellness Center, a community-driven, non-profit fitness center and indoor pool in North Central Kansas, announced today that it has received a bequest in excess of $20,000 from the estate of John A. White, long-time resident of Jewell, Kan. John passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2013.

“It is my desire to make this devise and bequeath because I have enjoyed swimming all of my life and have used the NCK Wellness Center Natatorium extensively. I want as many people as possible to have the same experience I did.” – John A. White as stated in his last will and testament.
“We are grateful for John’s generous gift. It is such an honor that he considered the NCK Wellness Center in his estate planning,” said Lori May, Director of the NCK Wellness Center. “I think the donation says a lot about this man and his passions. It is so rare to see an indoor pool survive in a community of this size and John recognized that,” May said.

Legacy Fund
The John A. White Natatorium fund has been established with the Solomon Valley Community Foundation. The income from the investment in the endowment will be utilized to support the natatorium, particularly in the area of developing qualified staff to ensure patron safety. “We’re dedicated to carrying out and honoring John’s specific wishes,” said Curt Frasier, NCK Wellness Center board president. “This is indicative of the importance of wellness as recognized by our citizens whose interests have been stimulated by AWARE, the Center, and other community causes,” Frasier said.
“It says a lot about North Central Kansas to have community members willing to build and support a facility of this caliber. John’s generosity will help ensure the viability of the natatorium for our region for years to come,” May said.

The NCK Wellness Center is a reality due to the insight and cooperation of the North Central Kansas Technical College, Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems, and the City of Beloit: a great community partnership. Designated a 501(c)(3), NCK Wellness Center, Inc. is a stand-alone entity supported solely by membership dues, facility rental, and donations. The mission of the NCK Wellness Center is not only to provide a supportive environment for sustaining and improving the wellness of our members but also to promote a culture of healthy living in this community and North Central Kansas. The facility, located on the NCK Tech College campus, houses a variety of high quality, commercial grade cardiovascular and strength training equipment as well as an indoor pool & spa, walking/jogging track, group exercise room, classroom, gymnasium, cycling theater, racquetball court and locker rooms.

For more information, please contact Lori May at 785-738-3995 or

Sizzlin’ with Santa Chili Cook-Off


Entry forms are attached!  Fill it out today to reserve your spot to see if you have the best chili! 

Wheat Fields Floral

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Mitchell County Council on Aging

There will be a Medicare Part D enrollment event at the Glen Elder Library on Tuesday, Nov 18, from 1:30 – 4:00.  Bring a list of all your prescription medications to this event, which is FREE to the public.  Advanced registration not required but is recommended.  Call the Glen Elder Library at 785-545-3632 to register.  Sponsored by the Mitchell County Council on Aging.

There will be a Medicare Part D enrollment event at the Cawker City Library on Thursday, Nov 20, from 1:30 – 4:00.  Bring a list of all your prescription medications to this event, which is FREE to the public.  Advanced registration not required but is recommended.  Call the Cawker City Library at 785-781-4925 to register.  Sponsored by the Mitchell County Council on Aging.

Ackerman Supply

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There will also be a Norwex book party going on for people to order products!  Ladies take advantage of this night and head on out to Ackerman Supply! 


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 November 20th from 7-8pm – What does it take to be a Lifeguard? Free Informational Session at the NCK Wellness Center with Terri Engelbert.  Please go to or the Wellness Center front desk to register. 

Public Information Meeting

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The NCK Wellness Center is conducting a community survey to evaluate the feasibility of expanding access to the cardio and strength equipment.  The survey is available on the home page of and on the NCK Wellness Center facebook page.  If you would like a paper form, those can be found at the Wellness Center Front Desk.  All community members are invited to take the survey whether a member or not.  Deadline to take the NCK Wellness Center Expansion of Hours Community Survey is November 16th, available at or the Wellness Center front desk. 

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

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

Monday, November 24th – 7pm – Public Information Meeting Housing Rehab/Demo Grant –            Beloit Municipal Building

Tuesday, November 25th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, November 26th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Wednesday, November 26th -29th – NCK Tech Fall Break (Campus Closed)

Thursday, November 27th – Thanksgiving – Chamber Office closed

Friday, November 28th – Chamber Office Closed

Monday, December 1st – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, December 2nd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, December 3rd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, December 4th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Saturday, December 6th – 10am – Sizzlin’ with Santa! Chili Cook-off – Downtown Beloit

Saturday, December 6th – 1pm-5pm – Holiday Home Tours

Monday, December 8th – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, December 9th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, December 9th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, December 10th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, December 11th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, December 12th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – World Pest Control at the Chamber Office

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