Chamber Chat November 20, 2015

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

Chamber Chat

Locally Owned H&R Block Beloit Franchise Honored

Robert and Venette Davis, who own the H&R Block franchise office in Beloit, KS, were selected for the Top 100 Franchisee of the Year Award for the third year in a row.  The Top 100 Award recognizes individuals who have shown leadership traits, service to their community and who do the right thing for their clients.  Dean Alaimo, Franchise General Manager for H&R Block, was in town on Thursday, November 12th to deliver the award.

According to Alaimo, “Robert and Venette have done a fantastic job serving the Beloit community and the surrounding area over the last six years.  H&R Block feels very fortunate to have Robert and Venette as a part of the Block family.  They are exactly the type of franchisees that H&R Block looks for.  They combine business savvy and a high commitment to service.  They embody our value of ‘Doing the Right Thing’.  Like the city of Beloit, we look forward to many more years to come.”

Davis’ have been named to the Top 100 since the inception of the Award.  In 2014, the Beloit franchise office was selected as the Featured Franchisee of the Year, singling out the Davis’ as the number one franchise in the nation among the franchisees who own one to two offices.

“We focus on delivering superior service to our customers year round,” said Robert Davis.  “Our team has a breadth of tax, business and financial planning experience which enables us to provide well-rounded advice to our clients regardless of the complexity of their situation.”

“Many people assume H&R Block does not offer more complex tax services,” said Venette Davis. “We prepare business returns, partnerships, trust returns, corporate returns, and farm returns along with individual tax returns.  In addition to tax preparation, H&R Block Beloit offers business services such as payroll, bookkeeping, business consultation.”

H&R Block franchisees operate more than 4,000 H&R Block offices nationally. To learn more about H&R Block Beloit call 785-738-5801.

Solomon Valley Hospice Wine Tasting

Solomon Valley Hospice Wine Tasting

KVSV Production Schedule 

Hear Kansas State Mens Basketball on KVSV AM1190 The Mix and KVSV FM 105.5

Friday Nov 20th 6pm….South Dakota at K-State.

Monday, Nov 23rd 5pm……..Missouri (neutral site)

Hear Kansas State Football on KVSV AM1190 The Mix and KVSV FM 105.5.

Sat Nov 21st 9am Pregame, 11am kick-off, Iowa State at Kansas State 

Legislative Forum

 Legislative forum

Sizzlin with Santa Chili Cook-Off

Who will knock off “Bed Bug Roaster” (World Pest Control) this year during the Chili Cook-off?  Think you have what it takes to knock them off their throne? Make a pot a chili and come downtown and put it to the test!

15 Chili Entry

List of Events for Saturday, December 5th

Christmas Extravaganza Event Flyer 

Holiday Santa Dash

Santa's Race Flyer

Christmas Craft Fair

Craft Fair flyer final 

Spirit of the Season Holiday Home Tours

15 home tours  

Central National Bank

It’s that time of Year!

Need your Gifts Wrapped ?

Your paper or ours.

Bring your gifts to us we will wrap them

For your donation to Mitchell County relay for Life!


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Chautauqua Isle of Lights

Beloit’s Chautauqua Isle of Lights is a fun and beautiful place to bring your family and friends to see.  The Park set-up allows for one-way traffic that drives on the lit roads and displays are viewed on both sides of the road.

The display opens Wednesday, November 25th from 6pm-9pm.  It will remain open until December 31st.  The hours are Sunday through Thursday 6pm-9pm, Friday and Saturday 6pm-10pm.

Solomon Valley Cinema & H&R Block 


Join the fun and festivities at Solomon Valley Cinema.  H&R Block Beloit is sponsoring a free movie day at the Cinema on Saturday, December 5th.

According to Amanda Schwerman, Cinema Manager, “We want to show appreciation to people in the area for their support throughout the year.  Their patronage is what makes it possible to keep the doors open, the prices down, and the movie selection good.”

This year, the Cinema is partnering with H&R Block Beloit to bring Elf to the theatre.   “We chose to sponsor this program because of our commitment to community,” said Robert Davis, H&R Block Beloit Owner.  “We feel fortunate to have such a nice facility in the area and to get new releases in the theatre so quickly.”

There is no admission charge for the movies.  Concessions will be for sale.  The movie is open to people of all ages. There will be a drawing at each showing for punch cards with 10 free adult admissions and 10 free child admissions.

Christmas is a time to enjoy family and friends.  Join your friends at Solomon Valley Cinema on December 5th at 2:00 pm for Elf. 

Chamber Coffee!

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Join us for the “Chamber Coffee”, Friday, December 11th hosted by S & S Drug & Home Health, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. (come and go) 

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 at noon and I will include it in Chamber Chat!  

Thank You for renewing your Membership

The following businesses have reinvested in the community through the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce.  

  • Dunstan Trucking, LLC 

 Calendar of Events

Saturday, November 21st – Solomon Valley Hospice Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

Monday, November 23rd – 4pm-6pm – Legislative Forum – NCK Tech Conf Room

Tuesday, November 24th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, November 25th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Wednesday, November 25th – 6pm – Opening Night of Isle of Lights

Thursday, November 26th – THANKSGIVING

Friday, November 27th – Chamber Office Closed

Tuesday, December 1st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, December 2nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, December 3rd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Saturday, December 5th – Christmas in Beloit

7am-12pm – Pancake Breakfast Feed – NCK Tech

8:30am – Santa Dash – NCK Tech

9am-11am – Visit with Santa – NCK Tech

9am-12pm – Santa’s Workshop (kids ages 2-13) – NCK Tech

9am-4pm – Christmas Craft Fair – NCK Tech

11am – Sizzlin with Santa Chili Cook-Off – Downtown

1pm – Visit with Santa – S & S Home Health

1pm-5pm – Spirit of the Season Christmas Home Tours

2pm – Christmas Movie “Elf”– Solomon Valley Cinema – sponsored by H & R Block

6pm-10pm – Chautauqua Isle of Lights – Chautauqua Park

Monday, December 7th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, December 8th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, December 8th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, December 9th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, December 10th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, December 11th – 9am – Chamber Coffee – S & S Drug

Monday, December 14th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, December 15th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, December 16th – 9:30am – Ministerial Association

Wednesday, December 16th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, December 17th – SVED Board – Tipton

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