Chamber Chat December 11, 2015

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

Chamber Chat

Chamber Coffee!

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Join us TODAY for the “Chamber Coffee”, Friday, December 11th hosted by S & S Drug & Home Health, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. (come and go) We will start at Home Health to see all the new items they have and then on to the other side of the street, S & S Drug to check out everything they offer.  There will be refreshments and tons of networking!

Don’t miss out on the last Chamber Coffee of 2015!


Hilltop Lodge Retirement Community

Carl Noyes returns to Beloit as Administrator of Hilltop Lodge.  Carl started on November 2nd and brings over 20 years of valuable experience from different skilled Kansas facilities.  He has demonstrated superior resident satisfaction and excellent leadership skills by empowering person centered care by his staff.  Carl is excited to be back and thanks everyone for making him feel welcome.

Brad Heidrick remains with the organization as CEO providing strategic planning for the entire retirement community.  This involves a continuum of skilled nursing and rehab, assisted living, and independent living apartments.


Sizzlin’ with Santa Results


(some of the participants)

Saturday, December 5th, 10 participants took to the sidewalks of downtown Beloit to test their Chili cooking skills.  The public enjoyed visiting and tasting the various types of chili and then voted on each one.  In the end Asher Creek Realty & Appraisal, Sara Hynek, came away with the “Bragging Rights” for the next year.  A very close second was Bed Bug Roasters, World Pest Control and third, Radioactive, Nex-Tech Wireless.

Thank you from the Chamber to the following:

Asher Creek Realty & Appraisal

Farmway Credit Union (Cash Money Cookers)

H & R Block (Bean Counters)

James Clothing (Chili Doohickey)

Kettle (Kettle Hot Pots)

Meyer Chiropractic (Road Kill)

NCKCN (Chilicious)

Nex-Tech Wireless (Radioactive)

S & S Drug (Shrilly Chili)

World Pest Control (Bed Bug Roasters)

A BIG thank you to Doug & Amy at Sonic for providing all the cups, spoons & napkins.  To  Santa & Mrs. Claus (aka Mike & Tammy Cooper) for hearing all of the children’s wishes. Heather Johnson for giving the space and time to Santa, Blake Miller for finding a driver for the fire truck on last minutes notice and to the public for coming out and taking in a wonderful day!

Also a thank you to Heather Hartman, her family and my two girls for helping count votes, picking up votes, running to Sonic to pick up more cups and just being there for the support.  I appreciated it more than you know!


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 is open and will remain open until December 31st.  The hours are Sunday through Thursday 6pm-9pm, Friday and Saturday 6pm-10pm.


KDNS Production Schedule

Friday, December 11th: 
Beloit at Republic County 5:45 Video stream via

St.John’s/Tipton vs Thunder Ridge 3:30 p.m.
Lakeside vs Osborne 6:30 p.m.
KD Country 94 & 

Saturday, December 12th: 
St.John’s/Tipton vs Osborne 1:30 p.m.
Thunder Ridge vs Lakeside 4:30 p.m.
KD Country 94 & 

Tuesday, December 15th: 
Sylvan Lucas at Lincoln 5:45 p.m. KD Country 94 & 
Lakeside at Bennington 5:45 p.m.Z96.3 the Lake &
Beloit at SE Saline 5:45 Video stream via


Port Library

Come to Port Library’s

“Aisle of Lites”

An indoor version of the famous display set up in Chautauqua Park!

  • Stroll among the bookshelves while Christmas music plays.
  • Children’s story read by a special guest.
  • Hot spiced cider and cookies will be available in the Schafer Room.

Friday, December 11th


(Regular library activities suspended at 5pm to prepare for this event.)


KVSV Production Schedule



Dec 11…Beloit at Republic County

Dec 15…Beloit at Southeast of Saline

Dec 18…Rock Hills at St Johns Tipton

Hear the games on KVSV FM 105.5….Am1190 KVSV The

Mix……tv cable channel 12 in Beloit and on Synergy

Channel 995 and 997 on Cunningham Cable.

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

Dec 12th….K-State at Texas A & M


Beloit Community Blood Drive

Beloit Community Blood Drive


Friday, December 18th

NCK Wellness Center Gym – 3033 US Hwy 24

Visit or call (800)RED-CROSS to schedule your appointment.


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!


Central national bank 101 S mill glen elder


Chamber Checks

With the holiday season approaching, a great way to keep your dollars local is with Chamber Checks!  Spendable at over 140 Chamber businesses, Chamber Checks make wonderful gifts and employee incentives.  These gift certificates are easy to use, just like checks.

Businesses, if you receive Chamber Checks, accept them like a normal check and deposit them with your daily deposits.  Please remember to educate your staff on how to accept Chamber Checks.  If you have questions, please call the Chamber Office for details.

Chamber Checks are spent exclusively with Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce merchants adding to the local economy.


Fireside Chat with Representative Susan Concannon

A Fireside Chat with Representative Susan Concannon sponsored by LMC Alumni

Tuesday, December 15th, 7pm

Kettle, downtown Beloit

Everyone Welcome for a relaxed evening of questions and answers with your legislator at one of Beloit’s newest restaurants owned and operated by LMC alum Mandy Fincham.





Chamber Coffee Dates for 2016

Jan 8th                                      H & R Block

Feb 12th                                   OCCK

March 11th                               Mitchell County Museum

April 8th                                   CASA

May 13th                                  NCK Tech

June 10th                                  Kettle

July 8th                                     Solomon Valley Bank

August 12th                             Nex-Tech Wireless

September 9th                          Central National Bank

October 14th                            Schoen Funeral Home

November 4th                           Rolling Hills

December 9th                           Porter House

Mark these on your calendars starting in 2016!


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.  

  • Abram Ready Mix
  • Brown’s Electronics
  • Budke Real Estate, LLC
  • Central National Bank
  • Drs Cooper, Banninger & Conway
  • Fouts Insurance
  • Heart Choices
  • Krier’s Auto Parts
  • Gerald Meier
  • Mitchell County
  • Mitchell County Fair Association
  • NCK Technical College
  • Noah Law Office, P.A.
  • OCCK
  • Schnell & Pestinger, Inc.
  • Shady Oak Farm
  • Thummel Real Estate
  • Wall to Wall Carpet & Interior
  • Watts & Son Plumbing, Heating & Air


Calendar of Events

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

Tuesday, December 22nd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, December 23rd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Tuesday, December 29th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, December 30th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, December 31st – 6pm-9pm – Last night to view Isle of Lights

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