Chamber Chat May 27, 2016

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

Chamber Chat

Memorial Weekend Schedule of Events 

Friday, May 27, 2016

9:00pm                              “the return of Billy Bob and the Belaires as Gamma Raze” at Down Under

Saturday, May 28, 2016

7:00 am                             Registration for S & S Drug Color Run to Cure Cancer

8:00 am                             S & S Drug Color Run To Cure Cancer starts in front of S & S Drug

Introductions 9:30 am       Introduction of all 1966 graduates and veterans

Parade Starts10:00 am      North Central Kansas “Welcome Home Parade”

Please contact the Chamber at 785-738-2717 for further information & parade entries.

11:00am to 1:00pm           Monster Trucks Bounty Hunter, Iron Outlaw, Nitro Menace, JailBird &  Warrior (Ride Truck)  on display and signing autographs at Beloit Auto &                                            Truck Plaza

11:30 am                           “Picnic in the Park” at Chautauqua Park; food stands by local groups

2:00 pm                             “Talking Tombstones” program at Beloit High School Commons Area

St John’s Alumni activities 

4:30 pm                             STJ Alumni Memorial Mass at St. John’s the Baptist Catholic Church

5:30 pm                             STJ Alumni Social Hour & Dinner at St. John’s High School 

Beloit Alumni activities 

6:30 pm                             BHS Class of 1976 Dinner at Porter House Apartments

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm         Cruz’n Mill Street Reunion – time to hop in the car and cruise Mill Street.

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm         Listen to KD Country 94.1 FM or as you Cruz  Mill.  They will be taking song requests and will have trivia and prize giveaways.  

Sunday, May 29, 2016

11:00 am                           Monster Trucks on display and signing autographs.  Warrior will be giving                                rides for $5at Solomon Valley Raceway

11:00am                            BHS Booster Club Golf Tournament at Beloit Country Club

1:30pm                              Monster Truck Show at Solomon Valley Raceway

2:00 pm                             “Talking Tombstones” program at Beloit High School Commons Area

2:00 pm                             Derby Mayhem, Demo Derby at Solomon Valley Raceway

Following the Derby         Monster Truck Show at Solomon Valley Raceway

5:30 pm                             BHS Booster Club Benefit Dinner & Program at Beloit Country Club

Monday, May 30, 2016

VFW & American Legion Memorial Activities

9:30 am                           Veterans Ceremony at Elmwood Cemetery

10:00 am                           Veterans Ceremony at St. John’s Cemetery 


KD Country 94 Cruzn Mill Radio Remote

Tune to “Oldies 94.1″ on Saturday, May 28th at 8:00 p.m. to hear the lost hits you remember from your youth.

Leave the windows open, or the top down, as you and your lady cruz up and down Mill Street. Want to put in a request, call KDNS at 545-3220 and they will try to play that Golden Oldie!

Stay listening to “Oldies 94.1” as we will be asking trivia questions throughout the evening for prizes.


James Clothing in Beloit

Krier’s Auto Parts in Beloit

Sonic in Beloit
Meyer Chiropractic, TJ Owen, Chiropractor
The Eye Care Center of Beloit
Beloit Auto and Truck Plaza
Kettle in Beloit


2016 Business Appreciation Month Winners Announced

26 Regional Winners & 63 Merit Award Winners  

Solomon Valley Economic Development nominated two businesses from Mitchell County, the Port Library and Cunningham Telephone & Cable.  The Port Library was a Regional Business Excellence Award Winner and Cunningham Telephone & Cable is a finalist for the Governor’s Award of Excellence.  Congratulations to the Port Library and good luck to Cunningham Telephone & Cable for becoming a finalist.  Mitchell County is proud to have you here!

The Kansas Department of Commerce announces 26 Regional Business Excellence Award winners and 63 Merit Award winners as part of the 2016 Business Appreciation Month. The Commerce Department uses the month of June for its annual celebration of Kansas businesses and the contributions made to their communities and the state economy.

“Business Appreciation Month gives the Commerce Department the opportunity to show its support, recognition and gratitude for the businesses who work hard to excel in the state of Kansas,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Antonio Soave. “The 89 businesses that have been selected as winners of the 2016 Business Appreciation Month represent the dedication of Kansas workers, the resounding infrastructure that these businesses are built on and the level of support created by the state of Kansas, for every type of business.”

The businesses were nominated in one of four categories:

  • Manufacturing/Distribution
  • Service
  • Retail
  • Hospital/Non-Profit

Five of the Regional Business Excellence Award winners have been named finalists for the Governor’s Award of Excellence, the top award given to a business by the state. The Governor’s Award of Excellence winner will be announced on June 22, 2016 at the Team Kansas Awards Banquet in Topeka.  The five finalists are:

  • CivicPlus
  • Cunningham Telephone & Cable
  • KanOkla Networks
  • RedGuard
  • Roto-Mix, LLC

The full list of the 89 winners is available on the Department of Commerce website at 



The Beloit Senior Center will be the site of a “New to Medicare” workshop on Wednesday, June 8th, beginning at 6:00 PM.  The event is sponsored by the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging as well as the Mitchell County Council on Aging and the Beloit Senior Center.  The program will highlight the steps people recently (or soon to be) turning 65 will need to follow in signing up for Medicare, as well as for anyone else who has any questions concerning Medicare itself, Medicare Supplement programs, or the Medicare Part D Drug plans which will be available in the upcoming annual enrollment sign up period scheduled for October 15 through December 7.  The program is open to anyone regardless of age, but will especially be beneficial to those about to enter the Medicare program, Senior Citizens currently on Medicare, or any caregiver for an individual faced with Medicare issues.  There is no cost for the workshop, and advanced enrollment is not necessary.  The 6:00 PM starting time marks the first time this workshop has been offered in the evening, thus allowing working citizens of the area to participate.

The workshop will be conducted by staff members from NC-FHAAA who specialize in Medicare issues for the Manhattan based Area Agency on Aging. In addition to the presentation on Medicare by the FHAAA staff, there will be considerable time allotted for questions for any of the highly qualified personnel in attendance.  The Flint Hills staff members involved in Medicare issues undergo intense training for that position as they strive to help Kansas Seniors arrive at Medicare decisions that are best for that individual.  They work hard to help guide Kansas Seniors in their Medicare options, and are very thorough in presenting an appropriate explanation that is easily understood.

Participation is open to anyone in Mitchell County or any of the surrounding counties.  For further information, please call the Beloit Senior Center at 785-738-5802, Jay Rowh, Mitchell County Silver Haired Legislator, at 785-738-2310 or 785-738-0241, or NC-FHAAA at 800-432-2703.  You are all invited to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to increase your knowledge of the federal Medicare program, and make it work for YOU.


Kettle Specials for Week of May 30th   

Grilled Cheese: Garlic Chicken Parmesan


Kettle’s 1 Year Anniversary

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Chamber Coffee!

Join us for the “Chamber Coffee”, Friday, June 10th at Kettle, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. to help celebrate their 1 year Anniversary!  (come and go)

There will be refreshments and tons of networking!


8 Man Pep Rally 

The 31st Annual Kansas 8-Man All-Star Football Games are scheduled for Saturday, June 11th at Trojan Field in Beloit beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Pep Rally & Ice Cream Social for the players, coaches and fans on Friday, June 10th, starting at 2pm., in downtown Beloit. 

Over 90 players and coaches will be introduced, signing autographs, playing games and treated to free ice cream.  There will be kid’s games, giveaways, and much much more.  This is a great way to come and help celebrate the best of the best in 8-Man football.

We would like ALL businesses to decorate with the 8-man team colors, which are GREEN, GOLD, RED, AND BLUE. Feel free to be creative J  Let’s show everyone how proud we are to be hosting the 8-Man games in Beloit!

If you would like to help sponsor the 8 man pep rally, contact the Chamber office for more information at 785-738-2717 or by email at


Relay for Life

Relay for Life Event Poster


NCK Healthy Living Summit sponsored by AWARE NCK

nck healthy living

Kettle Coffee, Wine, Beer & Eats Events

new may-june


Rolling Hills

A “Meet & Greet” is scheduled for June 20th from 3:00-4:00 at the new location.  Rolling Hills Electric will host a Co-op Candidate Tour from 3-4 p.m. The Co-op Candidate Tour is

sponsored by Kansas Electric Cooperative, Inc.’s Legislative department as part of National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Co-ops Vote initiative.

Co-ops Vote is a national nonpartisan campaign to encourage co-op members to register to vote, educate voters on key issues, and encourage members to vote for candidates that support electric co-ops.


Glen Elder Fun Day



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

Saturday, May 28th – Memorial Weekend Activities

Monday, May 30th – Chamber Office Closed

Tuesday, May 31st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, June 1st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, June 2nd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Saturday, June 4th – 4pm-Midnight – Relay for Life – Chautauqua Park

Monday, June 6th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, June 7th – 9am-4pm – NCK Healthy Living Summit – Beloit High School Commons

Tuesday, June 7th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, June 8th – Noon – Lions Club

Wednesday, June 8th – 6pm – New to Medicare Workshop – Beloit Senior Center

Thursday, June 9th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, June 10th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Kettle

Friday, June 10th – 2pm – 8-Man Football Pep Rally – Downtown

Saturday, June 11th – 10am – Division II 8-Man All Star Football Game – Trojan Field

Saturday, June 11th – 1:30pm – Division I 8-Man All Star Football Game – Trojan Field

Monday, June 13th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, June 14th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, June 14th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, June 15th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Association

Wednesday, June 15th – Noon – Lions Club

Thursday, June 16th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRPC

Monday, June 20th – 3pm-4pm – Meet & Greet Tours & Rolling Hills


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