Chamber Chat December 31, 2015

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

Chamber Chat

LAST NIGHT! 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.


Chamber Coffee!

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Join us for the “Chamber Coffee”, Friday, January 8th hosted by H & R Block, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. (come and go)  There will be refreshments and tons of networking!

Don’t miss out on the first Chamber Coffee of 2016!


Chamber Luncheon 

Chamber Luncheon

Sponsored by

 H & R Block 

Business Tax Update!

Attend to find out more about the changes in the tax code that mat impact your business.  The Business Tax Update includes change4s for all types and sizes of businesses.  Learn about changes in filing deadlines, deductible expenses, and pay and benefit news.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


NCK Tech Student Union Conference Room

Chamber Members $10

Non Members $12

Reservations are required and are due Friday, January 8th at 5:00pm

Cancellations are due by Tuesday, January 12th at 5:00pm in order to receive a refund.

To make reservations contact the Chamber office at 785-738-2717, email or fill out the registration form below and mail to the Chamber at

123 N Mill St, Beloit, KS  67420. 



The Chamber Annual Banquet will be held Saturday, February 20th at 6pm at Down Under.  “Rolling out the Red Carpet” is this year’s theme.  Start planning the decorations for your table!  Entertainment will be announced very soon!  Keep watching Chamber Chat for the announcement!

Mark your calendars now so you don’t forget!  Personal invitations will be coming soon!


Casa Stewards of Children Training

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Cunningham Telephone & Cable 

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. 


KVSV Production Schedule

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

Jan 2nd……10am…West Virginia at Kansas State

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

Wed Jan 6……..6:30pm…..West Virginia at Kansas State

Wed Jan 13……6:30pm Oklahoma State at Kansas State

Hear the Liberty Bowl on KVSV AM 1190The Mix and KVSV FM 105.5

Sat Jan 2nd 1:30pm Arkansas v.s Kansas State


Volunteer to become a CASA

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AgMark, LLC

The boards of AgMark LLC and Concordia Terminal LLC are pleased to announce the approval of Central Valley Ag as a new owner and grain marketing member of AgMark and new owner in Concordia Terminal.

AgMark LLC announced that Central Valley Ag will become a new owner and grain marketing member of AgMark LLC, which is currently owned by Farmway Co-op Inc., Cloud County Co-op Elevator Association, Concordia Terminal LLC, Randall Farmers Co-op Union and Pro-Ag Marketing. The strategic arrangement between AgMark and Central Valley Ag locations will increase grain movement and marketing efficiencies for both organizations.

In addition, Concordia Terminal LLC announced that Central Valley Ag has purchased a percentage of the Concordia grain terminal in Concordia KS which is currently owned by Cloud County Co-op Elevator Association, Farmway Co-op Inc and Randall Farmers Co-op Union.

“Central Valley Ag has 11 Kansas locations which will complement and expand our grain origination, marketing and handling network,” said Mark Hafliger, president of AgMark. “The opportunity of additional cooperatives becoming part of AgMark will bring greater value to all owners and ultimately the local producers.”

“Concordia Terminal LLC is pleased to have Central Valley Ag as an additional partner in the Concordia Train loading facility and look forward to working with the partners to provide global market access for our producer members,” said Mark Paul, president of Concordia Terminal LLC. “This will help the members have access to global markets and the logistics to better handle future harvest needs.”

“We believe this opportunity further demonstrates how local cooperatives can work together to add value for their members,” said Carl Dickinson, CEO of CVA. “We feel that joining other cooperatives is a much better answer than building duplicate assets.”

The effective dates of these transactions will occur in early 2016. For additional information contact:

 Mark Hafliger, President AgMark LLC at 785-738-9641

 Mark Paul, President Concordia Terminal LLC at 785-243-2080

 Reed Nelsen, SVP Marketing Central Valley Ag at 402-972-7924

About AgMark

AgMark LLC is a north central Kansas-based grain company headquartered in Beloit, Kansas that was created in 1999 to bring long-term grain marketing solutions to its producer members. AgMark LLC is owned by Concordia Terminal LLC and four farmer cooperatives: Farmway Co-op, Inc. of Beloit; Cloud County Co-op Elevator Association of Concordia; Randall Farmers Co-op Union of Randall and Pro-Ag Marketing of Kensington. For more information about AgMark please visit our website at 

About Concordia Terminal LLC

In 2015, the three owner cooperatives of AgMark Terminal LLC agreed to restructure the shuttle loading facility to Concordia Terminal LLC. In 1999 when the Terminal was constructed, it was the most automated and fastest train loading facility in the Central United States being serviced by the BNSF Railroad. 

About Central Valley Ag

Central Valley Ag is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in York, NE. CVA is a forward-thinking leader in grain, agronomy, feed and energy. CVA serves patrons from its locations in Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa.

You can find more information about Central Valley Ag by visiting





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.  

  • Ackerman Supply
  • Hilltop Lodge Retirement Community
  • KDNS
  • KVSV
  • Solomon Valley Home Center
  • Sonic Drive In of Beloit


Calendar of Events

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

Friday, January 1, 2016 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Monday, January 4th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Association – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, January 5th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, January 6th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, January 7th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Friday, January 8th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – H & R Block

Monday, January 11th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Wednesday, January 13th – 11:30am-1pm – Chamber Luncheon – NCK Tech Student Union

Tuesday, January 19th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, January 20th – 9:30am – Ministerial Association

Wednesday, January 20th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, January 21st – 12:30pm – SVED – NCRPC

Thursday, January 21st – 6:30pm-9pm – Stewards of Children – OCCK Conference Room


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