Chamber Chat May 8, 2015

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123 N Mill St., Beloit, KS 67420 • 785-738-2717 •

Chamber Chat

Chamber Coffee!

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The coffee is TODAY, Friday, May 8th from 9am-10:30am at NCK Tech Student Union Conference Room. Meet in the Student Union Conference room for refreshments. Eric Burks, President of the NCK Tech will be saying a few words before the tour of the house. Tours 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!

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, we 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

Welcome Home Classic Car Show

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Chautauqua Park
Open to vehicles of all types

Do you have a Classic Car waiting to be shown off? Enter the Welcome Home Classic Car Show on Saturday, May 23rd. Drive through the parade and then cruise on down to Chautauqua Park to put your car on display. Sit back and enjoy everyone marveling at the beautiful cars. Pre-registration before May 21st is $15/vehicle. After May 20th the price will be $20/vehicle.

10am Registration opens
11am Open for public viewing
2:30pm Awards
3pm Depart

Awards for Best of Show, Mayor’s Choice & Peoples Choice

Since the car is already here then why not cruise it on Mill St. during Cruzn’ Mill Street starting at 8pm. It is a full day of fun!

Applications are available by calling the Chamber Office at 785-738-2717, email or you can download an application from the Chamber Facebook page.

Memorial Weekend Welcome Home Volunteers
Saturday, May 23, 2015

We are in need of volunteers to help us keep running the Memorial Weekend activities. Below is a couple of events and times when we are needing help. Please let me know if you are interested by calling 785-738-2717, email or mail the attached form to 123 N Mill St.

Saturday, May 23rd
Parade Registration 9am-10am Need 2 people
Lineup 9am-10am Need 4 people

Classic Car Show Registration 10am-12pm Need 4 people
Counting votes 12pm-1:30pm Need 2 people
1pm-2:30pm Need 2 people

This is a great event for the community and any volunteers that can help will be appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help in giving back.

Hope for Healing Renovations Enhance Services

Hope for Healing has recently completed renovations at their facility to include separate Play Therapy and Sandtray Therapy rooms, providing additional space for family play therapy sessions as well. Katrina Jones, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at Hope for Healing has completed the 150 required hours of play therapy training in order to provide these specialized services. Play therapy and Sandtray therapy can be utilized with all ages and for a variety of issues including, but not limited to: behavioral concerns; ADD/ADHD; anxiety; autism; trauma; abuse; and coping with difficult family circumstances, such as grief or divorce. Katrina is also trained to provide therapy for infants and parents/caregivers needing assistance with attachment and bonding and other early childhood concerns. She will continue to work towards completion of the supervision requirement in order to achieve the nationally recognized registered play therapist credential. More information on play therapy can be found on their website at You may also call 785-534-1455 for questions or to schedule a free consultation.

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.

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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 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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