Chamber Chat May 1, 2015

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Chamber Chat

75th Beloit Relays

Just a reminder the 75th Beloit Relays will be taking place today at Trojan Stadium. Field events will start at 10am. Preliminaries will start at 11am followed by the 3200m run and the running event finals. A complete schedule can be found on the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page.
Bennington, Clifton/Clyde, Ell-Saline, Lakeside, Lincoln, Logan, Osborne, Pike Valley, Republic Co., Rock Hills, St. Johns-Beloit, Salina Christian, Salina-Sacred Heart, Smith Center, Southern Cloud, Sylvan-Lucas, Tescott, Tipton, Thunder Ridge, Washington Co.
Abilene, Beloit, Chapman, Clay Center, Concordia, Ellsworth, Marion, Minneapolis, Phillipsburg, Riley County, Russell, Southeast of Saline
There will be a lot of people in Beloit so please welcome everyone with a smile!

Welcome New Chamber Member

The Chamber would like to welcome Nex-Tech as the newest member of the Chamber.
Nex-Tech (formerly Computer Solutions) is located at 116 W Main. Stop by and welcome them to the Chamber.

Beloit Community-Wide Garage Sale

The Beloit Community-Wide garage sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd. For more details contact the Waconda Trader at 738-2424.

Burpees and Baked Goods for Benedict

A benefit will take place for Benedict, the 9 month old son of Clint & Sarah Horinek (owners of 12:11 CrossFit). Benedict is battling retinoblastoma (cancer of the eye) and undergoing treatments in Philadelphia, PA. The free-will donation benefit will take place on Saturday, May 2nd from 9am-12pm at 12:11 CrossFit, 1020 N Independence. Stop by to pick up some baked goods or for every $ that is donated, burpees will be done! For more information contact Vanessa Martin at 785-534-0463 or

Chamber Coffee!

coffee cup

The coffee will be Friday, May 8th from 9am-10:30am at NCK Tech Student Union Conference Room. Meet in the Student Union Conference room and the tour of the house will start around 9:30am. If unable to attend the tour the open house will be May 15th. Stop by for a cup of coffee and network with great friends!

Beloit Prayer Breakfast

Erin Burks to Speak at Beloit Area Prayer Breakfast
The Beloit Area Prayer Breakfast will be observed on the first Thursday of May from 6:30 am to 7:45 am on May 7, 2015, at First Christian Church Family Life Center (gym). The keynote speaker will be Erin Burks. She has recently written a book titled “Twice the Blessing” about the experiences of her family when she gave birth to pre-mature twins 12 years ago.
Erin and her husband, Josh, experienced a faith-based journey of parenthood as the twins, Ashley and Jacob, needed specialized neonatal care. One of the twins, Ashley, had a homecoming in heaven. The other twin, Jacob, had a miraculous homecoming to the family home. Erin and Josh now live in Jewell, KS, along with their two sons, 12 year old Jacob- the surviving twin, and 10 year old Caleb.
When Erin was asked why she is looking forward to this event she replied, “I am honored to be part of a wonderful event that helps us remember the importance of daily prayer. It will be great to honor our daughter in heaven and to help others who are struggling with a variety of concerns.”
Erin has also been quoted as saying, “Everyone has blessings in their lives and sadly tragedies too. Through our faith in God, we need to continue to be thankful for all the blessings we do have and pray for guidance in the comfort and healing of the tragedies we experience.”
Terri Neubert will be providing a violin solo before Erin Burks will speak. Local lay persons from several local churches will offer a short prayer for our families, our churches, our schools, our military and our government. The breakfast is free and all people in North Central Kansas are welcome to participate. Donations are welcome to help with similar future events.
This gathering is co-sponsored by the Beloit Ministerial Association and group of volunteers from local churches in cooperation with the National Day of Prayer. In 2014, over 40,000 National Day of Prayer Events were held in the United States.

KD Country 94 Summer Giveaway

KD Country 94 Summer Giveaway Sign-up Remotes

Beloit Relays-Reports all Day, Friday, May 1st on KD Country 94

Friday, May 1st, 4-6 p.m.
Summer Giveaway Remote Signup at Casey’s General Store on HWY 24 & Main in Beloit


NCK Tech-ReconnectBeloit

Memorial Day/Homecoming Weekend

Would you like to participate in the Homecoming Memorial Weekend parade? Contact the Chamber office for your pre registration form and one will be sent to you. The parade will take place on Saturday, May 23rd at 10am. Due to parking issues will be reversing the parade route this year. Lineup will begin at 9am at the corner South & Mill and the staging area will be at the Down Under parking lot. The Parade will proceed north on Mill Street and disband at Mill & 4th.

After the parade there will be a picnic in the park at Chautauqua Park served by area organizations and a classic car show. Take your car through the parade and then come to the park to enter your car. There will be three awards given at the car show, Best of Show, Mayor’s Choice and People’s Choice. If you would like to be a food vendor or enter a car into the show, contact the Chamber office for more information.

We are in need of organizations/volunteers to help with the parade and car show in the park. If you would like to volunteer, call the Chamber at 738-2717 or email

Cunningham Telephone

Cable TV Headend/IP Network Technician
Job Description
Cunningham Telephone & Cable seeks an experienced network technician for our TV headend and data networking environments. Will provide high level provisioning and support for video, data and telephony services. Will provide high level knowledge of Ethernet switch and IP routing concepts, standards and operation. Will undertake projects to install, configure and maintain new network and headend equipment. Will provide support to other technicians to resolve network interruptions. Will provide other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirements

– High School or Equivalent Technical Certificate
– Generally requires 2+ years related experience of Ethernet switch and IP routing concepts, standards and operation
-Excellent troubleshooting skills
-High level accuracy/Attention to detail
-Excellent teamwork, multitasking and organizational skills
-Excellent oral/written communication skills
-Managing multiple tasks with little supervision
-Valid driver’s license and good driving record; some travel may be required
-Respond to system and network problems on a 7×24 basis and taking part in on-call rotation
-Regular, consistent and punctual attendance
-Must relocate to within 12 miles of Glen Elder, KS inside our service territory

Please forward resume, including salary history and requirements to

Company Overview
Cunningham Telephone & Cable is an independent operator serving approximately 7000 customers across 12 communities. Providing FTTH, 1GHz HFC plant, Docsis3.0, business and residential digital telephone services, Cunningham Communications is a progressive provider in the North Central Kansas region.

Color Out Cancer Color Run

ColorRun-registration form-Final


Beloit House Auction 2015

Beloit Track Association Track Meet


Summer Kids Cafe


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, May 1st – Beloit Relays – Trojan Stadium
Saturday, May 2nd – City Wide Garage Sale
Monday, May 4th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, May 5th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, May 6th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, May 7th – 6:30am-7:45am – Beloit Prayer Breakfast – First Christian Church
Thursday, May 7th – Noon – Chamber Board (date change)
Thursday, May 7th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Friday, May 8th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – NCK Tech Student Union
Sunday, May 10th – Mother’s Day
Monday, May 11th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, May 12th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, May 12th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, May 13th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Friday, May 15th – Noon – St. John’s Dismisses for Summer Break
Friday, May 15th – 5pm-10pm – NCK Tech Carpentry House Open House – NCK Tech Campus
Friday, May 15th – 7pm – NCK Tech Commencement – Beloit High School Gymnasium
Saturday, May 16th – 9am – Beloit Track Association Track Meet – Trojan Stadium
Sunday, May 17th – 10am – St. John’s High School Graduation
Sunday, May 17th – 2pm – Beloit High School Graduation
Tuesday, May 19th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, May 20th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Association
Wednesday, May 20th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, May 21st – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRPC
Friday, May 22nd – 7pm – NCK Tech Carpentry House Auction – NCK Tech Campus
Saturday, May 23rd – 8am – Color Out Cancer Run – Downtown
Saturday, May 23rd – 10am – Welcome Home Parade
Saturday, May 23rd – 11am-3pm – Classic Car Show – Chautauqua Park
Saturday, May 23rd – 8pm-10pm – Cruz’n Mill St

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