Chamber Chat August 21, 2015

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Join us for the “Chamber Coffee”, Friday, September 11th hosted by Bobby Lee’s Pellet Grills & Accessories, 112 S Hersey.
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. (come and go)
Stop by to enjoy coffee and networking with great friends.

Solomon Valley Cinema

In 1995 the Solomon Valley Cinema opened its doors, thanks to the overwhelming generosity and support of the community and surrounding areas. Throughout the years, the support of its patrons has enabled Solomon Valley Cinema to keep up with advancing technology such as surround sound and digital cinema. Not only has the Cinema been able to update the technology, but other areas as well. “Over the past 20 years we have gotten a bigger popcorn machine, built an addition, remodeled the lobby and the bathrooms and added a POS system,” says manger Amanda Schwerman. “Everything has been updated one way or another, except for the auditoriums. So it is really exciting for the Board of Directors and I to tell the public that we are doing just that. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate 20 years than giving our patrons a more comfortable viewing experience.”

Plans for the Cinema’s remodel are to include new drapery and new rocker seats with flip up armrests in the auditoriums. There will also be some changes on the outside of the building as well. “We are purchasing new LED backlit ‘CINEMA’ letters and Bell Memorials is donating a new face to the marquee.”

During the time of the remodel, the Cinema will be closed. “We will close September 18 and have a Grand Reopening beginning October 2nd. That Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will have 1995 ticket and concession prices for each showing, as well as prizes. As a special treat, we will be showing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Saturday the 3rd at 1:00pm. Admission will be FREE and we will still have our 1995 concession prices. Each person will get a Golden Ticket for a chance to win prizes. And of course the most exciting part is checking out the new seating!”

The Solomon Valley Cinema Board Members and Cinema staff would like to express their gratitude to anyone who has supported the Cinema over the past 20 years, and apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused while they are closed. If anyone would like to purchase the old chairs or are interested in helping, they may call Amanda at 738-4800 during business hours or leave a message.

2015 Kansas Association of Broadcasters Award Winners

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters has announced the 2015 KAB Award Winners for Excellence in Radio Broadcasting for the past year.

KD Country 94 in Glen Elder/Beloit, KS has won eight awards in the small market radio station category including two 1st place awards in a variety of categories.

These awards earned KD Country 94 the prestigious honor of being named Small Market Station of the Year for the 4th time in the past 6 years!

KD Country 94 took home 1st Place in two different categories:
Severe Weather Coverage: 1st Place: May 6th Storms by Wade Gerstner
Complete News Feature: 1st Place: Cuts To Education Series by Dan Page

KD Country 94 also received six other awards:
Public Service Announcement: 2nd Place: Tornado Tips by Dusty Deines
Special Program: 2nd Place: The Football Express by Wade Gerstner, Dusty Deines, Todd Clover.
Spot News: 2nd Place: Asherville Hailstorm by Dan Page
Public Affairs Program: 2nd Place: Community Matters with Senator Jerry Moran by Dan Page
Sports Play-By-Play: Honorable Mention: 8-Man Division I All Star Game by Dusty Deines & Wade Gerstner
Station Website: Honorable Mention: by Derek Nester & Dusty Deines

General Manager Wade Gerstner commented, “Looking at the diversity and high quality of work submitted this year, it is clear to me that the state of Kansas is fortunate to have so many terrific radio stations. It is an honor to be recognized as the station of the year by the KAB for a 4th time. I’m very proud of our staff as they work extremely hard to provide high quality content to our listeners, whether it be local news, local sports, local weather coverage, local radio commercials, or our local website. We would like to thank our listeners and advertisers who make all of this possible. We will continue to strive to provide the best coverage our area deserves.”

KVSV Radio won three awards:

Complete News Feature/Enterprise: 2nd Place: Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt News Feature
Complete Severe Weather Coverage: 2nd Place: Lincoln Kansas tornado May 2015
Special Program: Honorable Mention: Inside Kansas High School FB in NCK Oct 24th

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters will hold their annual convention in Lawrence in October, where station personnel receive their awards.

Congratulations to two of the finest radio stations. We are very lucky to have you!

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, August 21st – 1st Day of School for Beloit Public
Tuesday, August 25th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, August 26th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Tuesday, September 1st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, September 2nd – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, September 3rd – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Thursday, September 3rd – 7pm – Parkinsons Support Group – Lutheran Church
Monday, September 7th – Chamber Office closed
Tuesday, September 8th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, September 8th – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, September 9th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, September 10th – Noon – Chamber Board
Friday, September 11th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Bobby Lee’s Pellet Grills & Accessories, 112 S Hersey
Monday, September 14th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, September 15th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, September 16th – 9:30am – Ministerial Association
Wednesday, September 16th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, September 17th – 12:30pm – SVED – NCRP
Saturday, September 19th – Solomon Valley Eagles Car Show – Downtown Beloit
Sunday, September 20th – 3pm – Walk Run for Life – Chautauqua Park
Tuesday, September 22nd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, September 23rd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Saturday, September 26th – Glen Elder Chili Cook-Off & Fun Run
Tuesday, September 29th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, September 30th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

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