Chamber Chat October 16, 2015

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

Chamber Chat

Becker Autos & Trailers

Becker Autos & Trailers in Downs and Beloit, Kansas are happy to announce the sponsorship of the number 98 Reed Sorenson and number 62 Timmy Hill NASCAR Sprint Cup Cars at Kansas Speedway this weekend.

What started as a dream at Kansas Speedway in May has now become a full sponsorship for the Kansas car and trailer dealership. In May, Lydia Housh of Becker Autos & Trailers noticed that there was no sponsorship on the hood of the 98 car during pre-race inspections. By asking and making an offer to sponsor the car, the Becker Autos & Trailers logo was placed on the hood of the 98 for the May Kansas Sprint Cup race. Enjoying the experience of it all, Becker Autos & Trailers was happy to get the opportunity to be the main sponsor of the number 98 and number 62 Premium Motorsports cars again this October for the race in Kansas.

“We are proud to sponsor such a hardworking team. We feel a connection with our own business, when we see the crew pull together to get the job done. Every person on their team plays several rolls and wears several hats that pull together and make a legit race team. It’s great to see even with a smaller crew and a smaller budget they can still go out and run with the big names of the NASCAR SprintCup series. It all relates to how our business has operated for years at Becker Autos & Trailers” said Lydia Housh co-owner of Becker Autos & Trailers in Beloit.

What started as a one lot car dealership by Alvin Becker 32 years ago has become a supercenter for vehicles, trailers, campers and more. Becker Autos & Trailers in Beloit carries over 70 used and like new vehicles; over 100 new trailers from utility, stock and heavy duty; 30 brand new Keystone campers; and several motorcycles, golf carts and miscellaneous items. They now have a repair facility and shop to work on new inventory and for customers. They can now offer financing options and certified pre-owned inventory.

“To see our business’ name on a NASCAR Sprint Cup car is something I never thought could happen. It makes me realize the growth our business has received in the last 5 years alone. It’s a thank you and a tribute to our customers and our employees for allowing our business to achieve such growth, and for the support for over 30 years. Please help us cheer on the 98 and 62 cars this weekend at the NASCAR race and take pride with us in seeing the Becker Autos & Trailers cars at Kansas Speedway!” said Blake Housh co-owner of Becker Autos & Trailers.

To find out more information about Becker Autos & Trailers visit or check them out on facebook.

Nex-Tech Wireless Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Over the past ten years Nex-Tech Wireless has worked diligently to bring superior wireless service to Central and Western Kansas, while providing customers with a wireless experience that is truly “Something Different”.

The Hays-based company launched service on October 15, 2005 with 35 employees and 89 cell sites. The company rapidly grew into one of the most successful rural wireless providers in the country. Nex-Tech Wireless now employs over 120 employees, serves nearly 60,000 customers with 300+ towers and provides an economic impact of over $6 million to local economies in Kansas through payroll and corporate philanthropy.

During this past year Nex-Tech Wireless has aggressively built-out its 4G LTE network with adding high speed data to over 50 sites, in addition to building nearly 10 new sites to enhance customer’s wireless experience. With the fastest speeds available, customers can enjoy service up to 10x faster than what they may have experienced with 3G service. Strategic partnerships have been implemented to provide customers with seamless coverage and high speeds both locally and nationwide.

New retail and authorized agent locations have been added in McPherson, Hutchinson, Inman, Abilene and Salina Mall in the last 12 months. Customers can now visit one of the 48 locations near them for assistance or contact the Nex-Tech Wireless Customer Care team, which is located in Hays. By having local stores to assist customers and a Customer Care department that is familiar with the area, Nex-Tech Wireless is able to provide a more personal experience for customers.

“The customer has always been at the forefront of our business. We have continued to evolve and use technology and innovation to benefit our customers,” stated Jon Lightle, President and CEO for Nex-Tech Wireless. “All of our growth could not be accomplished without our team working diligently to ensure the best customer experience possible.”

The company aggressively expanded its portfolio of smartphones in recent years with the addition of Androids and iPhones. Along with the evolution of technology, Nex-Tech Wireless has introduced home internet solutions, portable internet devices, tablets and fleet tracking. Additionally, Nex-Tech Wireless has adapted with the competitive landscape by offering customers nationwide shared data plans, unlimited data options, carryover data, no-contract plans and the opportunity for customers to upgrade as often as they choose. This year, Nex-Tech Wireless introduced Perkville, a program to reward its customers by earning points which can be redeemed for various discounts.

Nex-Tech Wireless has maintained its commitment to the communities it serves. In its 10th year of business, Nex-Tech Wireless introduced two scholarship opportunities at Fort Hays State University. Additionally, Nex-Tech Wireless partnered with the Kansas State Fair to become the Official Wireless Provider and the Official Sponsor of the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand. Various local charities are supported by Nex-Tech Wireless and their employees through jeans months, toy drives and participation in events such as Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kid’s Sake, Relay for Life, Susan G Komen Race for the Cure and countless other events.

For more information on Nex-Tech Wireless call 877-621-2600 or visit online at

About Nex-Tech Wireless
Nex-Tech Wireless, owned by Nex-Tech Inc./Rural Telephone, Golden Belt Telephone, Tri-County Telephone and Mutual Telephone, is a premiere wireless provider offering high-tech wireless solutions to residents in 40 counties of central and western Kansas as well as local coverage to 4 counties in Colorado. Nex-Tech Wireless focuses on providing its customers cutting edge technology including data and mobile services, as well as the latest wireless equipment and competitive wireless plans that provide nationwide coverage. For more information, visit

KVSV Production Schedule

Friday night Oct 16th….Otis Bison at St Johns Tipton….Our high school football coverage begins at 6:06 pm with the Kansas Pre Game show…Live coverage from O’ Brien field in Beloit begins at 6:35 pm on AM 1190 KVSV The Mix….KVSV-FM 105.5……tv cable channel 12 in Beloit…and on Synergy Channels 995 and 997 on Cunningham Cable….John Swanson and Jerry Rehmert have the call.

Hear Kansas State Football
Saturday, Oct. 17th Oklahoma at K State on KVSV FM105.5 and AM 1190 KVSV The Mix….Pre game at 11:30am..Kickoff at 2:30pm

Beloit Community Blood Drive

The Beloit Community Blood Drive will be Thursday, October 22nd, Noon-6pm and Friday, October 23rd, 8:30am-2pm at NCK Wellness Center Gym, 3033 US hwy 24.

Benefits of Donating:
• It feels great to donate!
• You get free juice and delicious cookies!
• It’s something you can spare—most people have blood to spare…yet, there is still not enough to go around.
• You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed—most people don’t think they’ll ever need blood, but many do.
• You will be someone’s hero—in fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation.

KDNS-KZDY Football Broadcast Schedule

Friday, October 16th:
Rock Hills at Lincoln 6:30 p.m.
Radio: KD Country 94/

TMP at Beloit 6:30 p.m. LIVE VIDEO STREAM at
Radio: Z96.3 the Lake/

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

Football Locker-Room Chats on Wednesday and Thursdays at 5:10 p.m. covering:
Wednesdays: Beloit, Osborne, Smith Center, Lincoln, & Thunder Ridge
Thursdays: St. John’s-Tipton, Lakeside, Rock Hills, Sylvan-Lucas

FOOTBALL EXPRESS Friday nights previewing the area matchups at 5:40 p.m.
LOCAL SCOREBOARD SHOW Friday nights after the game at 10:05 p.m
on KD Country 94 and

Find our Complete Broadcast Schedule and listen to All of the Football Broadcasts via the worldwide web at and
And for the latest information about your area team, go to


Friday, October 30 at 5:30pm
Come to the First National Bank Parking Lot
(west side of Mill Street)
With a parade through downtown Beloit

Prizes awarded to 3 age groups:
•Ages 4 & Under •Ages 5-2nd grade •3rd-6th Grade
1st prize $15, 2nd prize $10, 3rd prize $5
$20 prize to the Most Unique Homemade Costume

For more information contact the Beloit Daily Call.


Have fun Halloween night at Zion Lutheran Church with TRUNK AND TREAT! Cars, SUV’s and pickups are welcome with a prize going to the best decorated vehicle. There is a limit of 30 vehicles. Join us from 5pm-7pm in the back parking lot. Reserve your spot by calling Zion Lutheran Church at 738-2701 or email. Anyone who just wants to watch the children can do so from the shelter house.

Halloween Karaoke Bash @ Kettle

Halloween Party @ Kettle

Mitchell County Historical Society

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Central National Bank


Show everyone by entering Central National Bank’s Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Enter our Best Dressed Contest!
Decorate a bra any way you would like. Enter it into our contest along with a $5.00 entry fee. You can enter as many as you would like. The more you enter the more money we raise for Relay for Life. Then tell all your friends to come in to the Beloit Branch where all the Best Dressed Bras will be displayed and vote for your bra with a $1.00 donation. Again all donations will be going to Relay for Life. So tell your friends to vote more than once! Contest will run the whole month of October.

The winner will receive a special basket of goodies relating to
Breast Cancer Awareness.

Chamber Coffee!

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Join us for the “Chamber Coffee”, Friday, November 13th hosted by Solomon Valley Hospice, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. (come and go)

Beloit Holiday Fair
(notice change of venue)

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“Girls Night Out”
hosted by Ackerman Supply


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

• Bobby Lee’s Pellet Grills & Accessories

Renew Massage Therapy & Day Spa

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Sizzlin with Santa Chili Cook-Off

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

Watch for other events going on that day throughout Beloit!

NCK Tech Christmas Extravaganza

Christmas Extravaganza Event Flyer

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, October 20th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 21st – 9:30am – Ministerial Association
Wednesday, October 21st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 22nd – Noon-6pm – Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym
Friday, October 23rd – 8:30am-2pm – Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym
Saturday, October 24th – 9am-3pm – Beloit Holiday Fair – BHS Gym
Tuesday, October 27th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, October 28th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, October 29th – 12:30pm – SVED – NCRPC
Monday, November 2nd – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, November 3rd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, November 4th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, November 5th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Monday, November 9th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, November 10th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, November 10th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, November 11th – Chamber Office Closed
Wednesday, November 11th – 11am – Veterans Day Parade
Thursday, November 12th – Noon – Chamber Board
Friday, November 13th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Solomon Valley Hospice

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