Chamber Chat February 12, 2016

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

Chamber Chat

Chamber Coffee!

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Join us tomorrow 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!

Stop and check out all the services OCCK has to offer!


ReNew Massage Therapy & Day Spa Valentine Special

Give your Sweetheart the gift of massage with a luxurious hot stone massage at ReNew Massage Therapy & Day Spa!

60 minutes $60
90 minutes $75

*appointments with Hannah

Special good through the month of February. Call or text Hannah at 716-830-0816 or message us on Facebook.


Chamber Annual Banquet

Tickets are on sale!

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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.

Call the Chamber Office for more details at 738-2717 or email


KVSV Production Schedule

Hear High School Basketball on KVSV

Friday Feb 12th……Beloit High at Russell……….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 Feb 13th….Kansas State at Oklahoma State…11:30am on KVSV FM 105.5 and AM1190 KVSV The Mix



Kettle Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting 2016


KDNS Broadcast Schedule

Friday, February 12th:

Beloit at Russell 5:50 p.m.
Live video stream at

Rock Hills at Lincoln 6 p.m.
KD Country 94 and

Chase at St.John’s/Tipton
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Saturday, February 13th
KU Men at Oklahoma 12:30 p.m.
Z96.3 the Lake

Tuesday, February 16th

Sacred Heart at Beloit 5:50 p.m.
Z96.3 the Lake and
Live video stream at

Sylvan-Lucas at Osborne 6 p.m.
KD Country 94 and



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.


Beloit Community Blood Drive-Battle of the Doc’s

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We still have lots of open appointments. We were 40 donors short in December. We have been promised by the Red Cross to have an adequate crew. The more appointments scheduled the more crew they will send.

Remember you can go on-line & pre register for your rapid pass. All that will need to be done when you get there is your vital signs & finger stick. All the paper work all ready done. This should help speed up the process for everyone.


Men & Boys Rally 2016

(men, boys, women, girls…all are invited!)

You are invited to join us for the North Central Kansas Men & Boys Rally 2016, Monday, March 7th, with guest speaker Kevin Lockett and Praise & Worship by Cloverton.

Reserve your tickets today!  (Seating is limited) Advanced ticket sales will get reserved floor or bleacher seating.  Tickets are available at the door, but total number of tickets available for advanced tickets and tickets at the door is limited to 1,776 tickets.

Dinner (at BUMC) & Event (at BHS) Combination ticket


Adults                                                 $20.00

Youth (18 & under)               $15.00

Praise & Worship Event only ticket

Doors open at 6:00pm, Music begins at 6:15pm, program at 7:00pm

Adults                         $10.00

Youth (18 & Under)  $5.00

Contact your local United Methodist Church Leader or the following contacts below:

Beloit United Methodist Church:  785-738-2539

Charley File, BUMC:  785-738-7636

Rod Wilson, BUMC:  785-545-5161

Kevin Marozas, BUMC:  785-534-2559

Email: by Friday, February 19, 2016.




“What is cybersecurity and how does it affect my business?”

“We live in rural Kansas, what threats could harm us?”

“Our business has a secure network and internet connection……..are you sure?”

Is your business prepared to accept EMV Chip Cards?

Please be our guest at

The Guaranty State Bank & Trust Company’s

FREE Business Cybersecurity Lunch & Learn

Thursday, February 25, 2016

11:30 am  –  1:00 pm

NCK Technical College

Student Union Conference Room

3033 US HWY 24, Beloit, KS

Limited space available! Please RSVP by Friday, February 20, 2016

PH: 785-738-3501 or toll free 888-738-8000


The professional speakers we have invited for the Lunch & Learn aim to stay on schedule but would welcome prior feedback to any questions/concerns you would like covered at the meeting.

Please submit these questions/concerns to by February 20th.

FREE Lunch served from 11:30am – 12:30pm with program from 12:00pm – 1


Lions Club Pancake Feed

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Kettle Coffee, Wine, Beer & Eats

Jan 2016 Events-Web


LMC Playground Raffle

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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 Greenhouse
  • Waconda Trader


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

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

Thursday, February 25th – 11:30am-1pm – Guaranty State Bank Business Cybersecurity Lunch & Learn – NCK Tech Conference Room

Saturday, February 27th – 6:30am-1pm – Lions Club Pancake Feed – Municipal Building

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

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

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

Monday, March 7th – 4:45pm Men & Boys Rally Dinner – United Methodist Church

Monday, March 7th – 6pm – Men & Boys Rally Event featuring Kevin Lockett – BHS

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

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

Tuesday, March 8th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

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

Thursday, March 10th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, March 11th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Mitchell County Museum (Old Legion Annex)

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

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

Wednesday, March 16th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Association

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

Thursday, March 17th – 12:30pm – SVED – NCRPC

Saturday, March 19th – St. John’s School Auction


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