Chamber Chat January 29, 2016


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

Chamber Chat 

Chamber Annual Banquet

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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.  The Chamber Banquet is the premier event of the year that keeps people talking about it for months and months.  They can’t wait until next year to come again!  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to an evening of fun, food and entertainment!

Major sponsors are AGCO/Sunflower Manufacturing, Beloit Auto & Truck Plaza, Mitre Construction & Nex-Tech. 

Our entertainment this year is……..

Rex Havens


Rex has been delighting comedy audiences for 20 years, in world-famous comedy clubs like The Improv, Catch-A-Rising Star, Funny Bones and Zanies, on television for Showtime, Comedy Central and Comic Relief, on radio with Bob & Tom and NPR, cruise ships worldwide, and corporate clients including GM, American Express, Texaco, 3M, Coca-Cola, IBM, Toshiba, Lowe’s, Johnson & Johnson, Ameritech, Proctor & Gamble, State Farm, Quaker Oats, Verizon and the IRS (“Working for the IRS is the only sure way to get money from them.”), and numerous non-profit and charitable organizations, such as St. Jude’s and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

A former college professor who made the unusual transition to the standup comedy stage in the ’80’s, Rex has always believed that laughter is the best defense against a confusing and challenging world. Rex’s take on marriage and family has propelled him to performances in all 50 states and around the world, including London, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Bermuda, Montreal, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Aruba, Rome and Cannes.

Become a table sponsor.  Call the Chamber Office for more details at 738-2717 or email 


Ribbon Cutting for Nex-Tech Wireless New Location

A ribbon cutting will take place Friday, February 5th at Noon at Nex-Tech Wireless, 1020 N Independence Ave.  Please plan to attend the ribbon cutting to welcome Nex-Tech Wireless to their new location.


Mitchell County Historical Society

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Chamber Coffee!

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Join us for the “Chamber Coffee”, Friday, February 12th hosted by OCCK, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. (come and go) There will be refreshments and tons of networking!


KVSV Production Schedule

Hear High School Basketball on KVSV

Fri Jan 29th Tescott at St Johns Tipton (at Tipton) 5:40pm

ON KVSV AM1190 The Mix…KVSV FM105.5…kvsv and on TV Cable Channel 12 in Beloit and on Synergy Channels 995 and 997 on Cunningham Cable.
Hear Kansas State Mens Basketball on KVSV
Sat Jan 30th….Noon…..Ole Miss at K-State on KVSV FM 105.5 and AM1190 KVSV The Mix


Cunningham Telephone & Cable

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KDNS Broadcast Schedule

Friday, January 29th: 
Lakeside at Osborne
KD Country 94 & 

Wilson at Rock Hills
Z96.3 the Lake &

Tuesday, February 2nd:
Republic County at Beloit
Live video stream via
KD Country 94 & 



Once again, the North Central – Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging is sponsoring the annual Older Kansan’s Day in Topeka at the State Capitol.  This year the event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16.  The rally gives area Seniors, Caregivers, and anyone else interested in Senior Issues the opportunity to visit with our area Legislators, as well as be a visible presence in the Capitol to show all those involved in State Government that the impact on Kansas Seniors needs to be considered on any legislation up for debate in either the Senate or the House of Representatives.

Anyone in Kansas is welcome to attend, especially if you are interested and concerned about Senior Issues.  The NC-FHAAA will help you schedule an appointment with your area legislator if you so desire, but your presence in the State Capitol alone will have an impact on the Senators, Representatives, and members of the Governor’s staff, sending the message that Seniors and Senior Issues are important to Kansans.  Cost for the event is $10.00, which is used to defray the cost of the catered meal that will take place on the second floor of the State Capitol rotunda.  Those wanting to register can do so by calling NC-FHAAA at 1-800-432-2703.

The state can greatly reduce spending by passing legislation that makes it easier for an elderly person to stay in their own home, at a fraction of the cost it takes for them to receive care in a senior care facility.  While those facilities definitely have their place, statistics show that the longer a person can stay in their own home, with a minimum of proper help and care, the better their quality of life.  They also have better control of their financial well-being, and are thus able to provide more of their own financial support once they do turn to the nursing home as their care needs increase.  This greatly helps the state, as they are not called upon to provide the finances nearly as soon.  It is a win-win for both.

The Solomon Valley Transportation Bus will be used to help take area residents to the Topeka rally.  Call Jay Rowh at 785-738-2310, or email at to reserve your seat on the bus.  Plan on spending Tuesday, February 16th in Topeka, and help keep the needs of our Kansas Senior Citizens at the forefront in the minds of those who most directly determine policy for our state.


Kettle Coffee, Wine, Beer & Eats

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Kettle Coffee, Wine, Beer & Eats

Next week Kettle’s specials will be the following:

Grilled Cheese: Cajun Smoked “Gnarly” Gouda Mac & Cheese

Soup: New Mexican Posole

Drink: Boulevard Bully Porter, $3


Relay for Life

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Thank You for renewing your Membership

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

  • Beloit Call


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!


Calendar of Events

Sunday, January 31st – 2pm – Mitchell County Museum Annual Meeting – NCK Tech Conference             Room

Monday, February, 1st – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, February 2nd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, February 3rd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, February 4th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Monday, February 8th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, February 9th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, February 9th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, February 10th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, February 11th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, February 12th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – OCCK

Tuesday, February 16th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, February 17th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Association

Wednesday, February 17th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, February 18th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRPC

Friday, February 19th – 2pm – Class 1-2-3A Regional Wrestling – Beloit High School

Saturday, February 20th – 11am – Class 1-2-3A Regional Wrestling – Beloit High School

Saturday, February 20th – 6pm – Chamber Annual Banquet – Down Under

Tuesday, February 23rd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, February 24th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech


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