Chamber Chat January 16, 2015

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Chamber Chat

Chamber Annual Banquet

The theme for this year’s banquet is:

It’s mardi gras time…

Laissez Les Bons temp Rouler
“Let the good times roll!”


Comedian JOHN DEBOER this year’s Chamber Banquet entertainment!

It has been said, there are only two ways you can go in life after making a mistake. Learn from it and move on or don’t learn from it and and stay where you are. John DeBoer has chosen a third route: Write a joke about it and share it with the masses. His nerve-hitting show flows from the devious side of childhood to the never-ending pressures of our times.
Having appeared at comedy clubs, colleges, three federal penitentiaries, the Daytona 500 Experience, as well as on Comedy Central, XM-Sirius Satellite Radio, and in national TV commercials, with a brief (very brief, yet heartwarming) shot on Last Comic Standing, John DeBoer might be the funniest comedian you never heard of.

Saturday, February 21st Down Under
6pm Social
7pm Dinner
8pm “Short” Chamber Program
8:30pm Comedian John DeBoer

Exclusively for Chamber members, tickets are on sale and can be purchased for $30 each by calling the Chamber Office at 785-738-2717 or email
Personal invitations will be sent out soon!

Chamber Board of Directors

The Chamber would like to announce the 2015 Board of Directors.

Venette Davis                H & R Block                         Chairman
TJ Owen                         Meyer Chiropractic            Chair-Elect
Jennifer Cooper           Central National Bank       Treasurer
Jason Johnson             Solomon Valley Bank          Director (thru 2015)
Sylvia Schoen               Schoen Funeral Home        Director (thru 2015)
Shonda Meitler            World Pest Control             Director (thru 2016)
*Doug Costigan            Sonic of Beloit                      Director (thru 2017)
*Connie Hafliger         ReNew Massage Therapy   Director (thru 2017)
& Day Spa
*Stephanie Watson     The EyeCare Center             Director (thru 2017)

(*denotes new Board member)

I would like to thank Wade Gerstner, Wade Richard and Pepper Roberg for their time served on the Board of Directors. I appreciate the time you gave to help better the Chamber.

Thank you! If you have interest in serving on the Board, contact the Chamber Office.

Nex-Tech Acquires Computer Solutions, Inc.

Lenora, Kan, 1-15-15 —Nex-Tech is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement to acquire Computer Solutions, Inc., (CSI). CSI was founded by Galen Lambert in 1987 and is headquartered in Smith Center, Kansas, with satellite offices in Beloit, Concordia and McPherson. The purchase is expected to be finalized by April 1, 2015.
CSI provides technology infrastructure solutions to organizations throughout Kansas. It offers proven expertise with customized IT solutions for small to medium sized businesses, focusing on the financial, governmental and educational markets.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for helping us achieve more than 27 years in business,” said Galen Lambert. “We appreciate their loyalty, the opportunity to serve each one, and want to assure them Nex-Tech is positioned to provide the highest level of support available.”
“Nex-Tech is excited about the opportunity to expand its business into new markets and serve CSI’s customers,” stated Jimmy Todd, Nex-Tech’s Chief Executive Officer. “CSI is a great fit for Nex-Tech because we sell and support many of the same products and services through our Business Technology Group,” continued Todd.
To ensure a smooth transition, Nex-Tech will cover existing customer service agreements for CSI customers. All current CSI customers will be contacted in the next several weeks with detailed information about the acquisition.
Headquartered in Lenora, Kansas, Nex-Tech provides a full line of voice and data services to residential, governmental, educational and commercial clients. In addition to local phone service, Nex-Tech also provides a host of other services including long distance, VoIP, Internet, Digital TV and home security. Nex-Tech prides itself on bringing affordable, state-of-the-art technologies to its customers. For more information, please visit

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

Watch Live Video Streams of Beloit and St.John’s/Tipton Athletics at

High School Basketball

Friday, January 16th:
Live Video Stream:
Beloit at Minneapolis 6 p.m. via the Beloit Trojan Channel
Friday, January 16th: NPL Tourney at Lincoln
4:50 p.m. Lincoln vs Rock Hills Girls
6:30 p.m. Rock Hills vs Thunder Ridge Boys
8 p.m. Osborne vs Lakeside Girls

Monday, January 19th: NPL Tourney at Lincoln

2:50 p.m. Girls: Sylvan-Lucas/Tescott winner vs Lincoln/Rock Hills Winner
4:30 p.m. Boys: Rock Hills/Thunder Ridge winner vs Natoma/Tescott Winner
6 p.m. Girls: Lakeside/Osborne winner vs Southern Cloud
7:30 p.m. Boys: Chase/Southern Cloud winner vs Osborne

Monday, January 19th:
Z96.3 the Lake/
2:50 p.m. Girls: Pike Valley/Natoma winner vs St.John’s-Tipton
4:30 p.m. Boys: Lincoln/Lakeside winner vs St.John’s-Tipton
6 p.m. Boys: Beloit vs Lyons (Sterling Invitational)

Tuesday, January 20th: NPL Tourney at Lincoln
2:45 p.m. Girls Semifinal
4:30 p.m. Boys Semifinal
6 p.m. Girls Semifinal
7:30 p.m. Boys Semifinal

Tuesday, January 20th: Sterling Invitational
Z96.3 the Lake/
4:45 p.m. Girls: Beloit vs Hutch-Trinity

Dairy Queen Fan Appreciation Day!

Wednesday, January 21st is Fan Appreciation Day! Stop by and all cakes and novelties will be ½ price! Open 10am-10pm, Hwy 24, Beloit.

KVSV Production Schedule

Hear High School Basketball on KVSV

Friday January 16th…5:40pm…Beloit at Minneapolis

Hear the game on KVSV FM105.5 and AM1190KVSV The Mix … cable channel 12 in Beloit and on Synergy Channel
997 on Cunningham Cable..

John Swanson and Jay Rowh have the call.

Also hear all of the Beloit High action from next weeks Sterling Classic basketball Tournament Jan 19-23 on KVSV FM 105.5 and AM 1190 KVSV The Mix.

Monday Jan 19th…5:40pm Beloit Boys v.s. Lyons at Sterling tourney

Tuesday Jan 20th…4:30pm…Beloit Girls v.s. Hutch Trinity at Sterling Tourney

2015 Beloit Home Show

Has your business signed up for the 2015 Beloit Home Show? You still have time to take advantage of this great opportunity to showcase your business. Applications are available. The show will take place Saturday, March 21st at the Municipal Building from 9am-4pm. If you were not a vendor last year and would like to become one this year, contact the Chamber office at 738-2717 or by email at and one will be sent to you. We look for this show to grow so send in your applications early. The applications are attached.

Chamber Coffee!

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The Chamber Coffee is, Friday, February 13th at The EyeCare Center, 124 N Mill from 9am-10:30am. Stop by for a cup of coffee and network with great friends!

The next scheduled coffee will be Friday, March 13th at Cunningham Telephone & Cable.



Community Board Leadership Series
You are serving on a board-now what?
Sponsored by: K-State Research and Extension

February 25 Roles & Responsibilities of Board Members/Effective Meetings
February 26 Fundraising and Fiscal Responsibilities/Legal and Ethical Issues
March 4 Understanding Fellow Board Members/Conflict Resolution
March 5 Strategic Planning

All sessions will be from 6-8 p.m. and will be conducted through a “high tech/high touch” approach at K-State Research and Extension offices across the state for interactive participation!

Cost: $40 for all four sessions. Registration buys a seat which can be rotated by participants! Registration is due by February 13, 2015. To register for the Beloit location please call 785-738-3597.

The Board Leadership Series provides an opportunity to give community-based boards — elected, appointed, or recognized by local units of government — affordable training necessary to be most effective and efficient with their responsibilities.

• Beloit: contact Aliesa Woods, (785) 738-3597

The Beloit location will be at the North Central Planning Commission located at 109 North Mill Street. The program will be limited to 25 participants. For more information go to

Mitchell County Historical Society

Mitchell County Historical Society in Beloit will host “Jackalopes, Hodags, and Other Larger than Life Myths from the American Road,” a presentation and discussion by Erika Nelson on January 25, 2015 at 2:00PM at the old American Legion building 1/8 mile south of the junctions highways 24 and 14. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the Mitchell County Historical Society at 785.738.5355 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.

Mitchell County Relay for Life


Thank You for renewing your Membership
The following businesses have reinvested in the community through the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce.

 Casey’s General Stores
 Mitchell County Fair Association


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Registration form is attached.
North Central Kansas Technical College
For more information visit our website or call
Beloit Campus: 1-800-658-4655 | Hays Campus: 1-888-567-4297

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

Tuesday, January 20th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, January 21st – 9:30am – Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, January 21st – 10am-10pm – Dairy Queen Fan Appreciation Day
Wednesday, January 21st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Sunday, January 25th – 2pm – Presentation and Discussion by Erika Nelson – Legion Annex
Tuesday, January 27th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, January 28th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Monday, February 2nd – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, February 3rd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, February 4th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, February 5th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Saturday, February 7th – 8am-1pm – Clear the Clutter Garage & Bake Sale – Muni
Monday, February 9th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, February 10th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, February 10th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, February 11th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, February 12th – Noon – Chamber Board Meeting
Friday, February 13th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – The EyeCare Center
Tuesday, February 17th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, February 18th – 9:30am – Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, February 18th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, February 19th – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRP
Saturday, February 21st – Chamber Annual Banquet – Down Under

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