Chamber Chat June 2, 2016

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

Chamber Chat 

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


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!


Kettle Specials for Week of June 6th    

Kettle’s grilled cheese will be grilled pork loin with smoked apple onion chutney and Havarti cheese.

Boulevard beers will be $3.50

Wednesday wine duo will be Washington reds, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for $12.


Kettle’s 1 Year Anniversary

Anniversary Specials


Relay for Life

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Relay for Life Schedule of Events

4:30  PM        Carnival games

                        Mark Nebel and the Mark Key Band                    

5:15 PM          Food Stand – Beloit Fire Department

                        Massages – free for survivor, donation for others

6:15 PM          Motorcycle processional      

6:30 PM          Opening prayer – Pastor Dave Mealiff, Beloit Christian Church

                        Presentation of flags – Boy Scout Troop 98

                        National Anthem – Alice Thompson                                              

                        Information about Relay for Life                    

7:15 PM          Survivor Ceremony

                        Survivor Lap

                        Caregiver Lap

                       Music by Mark Nebel

7:30 PM          Wildcards Dance Team

                        Massages – free for survivor, donation for others

                        Introduction of Committee

                        Introduction of teams/fundraising efforts

                        Introduction of $1000 Club members                           

8:00 PM          Hero of Hope – Sarah and Clint Horinek

8:30 PM          Poker Laps (Foutsy’s Number Ones)

                        Dance Team of Clay Center and Concordia

                        Band-Mark Nebel

9:00 PM          Luminaria Ceremony                      

10:15 PM        Minute to Win It game

10:30 PM        KSU/KU Competition Laps – fundraiser

10:45 PM        Minute to Win It game

11:00 PM        “Relay” Cotton-eyed Joe Lap

11:15 PM        Minute to Win It game

11:30 PM        Minute to Win It game

11:45 PM        Closing Ceremonies

12:00 AM       Hot dogs provided by Cawker City Dollar General employees

S’mores provided by Beloit Dollar General



2016 Relay for Life of

Mitchell and Osborne Counties Committee

Christie Fouts, Mallory Wittstruck – Event Co-chairs

Beth Holling –Accounting Chair

 Linda Riley – Sponsorship Chair

Bev Wiese – Survivor and Caregiver Chair

Mallory Wittstruck, Terry Peterson, Kate Sevilla, Christie Fouts – Entertainment

Jessi Day – Luminaria Chair

Jerica King – Team Recruitment Chair

Mary Jane Chapman, Ashley Dean

American Cancer Society Staff – Tammy Kimminau

Special Thanks To

City of Beloit – use of Chautauqua Park

Emcee – Wade Gerstner

Mark Nebel – Singer/Songwriter/Musician, Nebel Recording Studios

Jean Brummer, Melissa McKain – massage therapists

Cole Eberle Photography

Dunstan Trucking for the recycling containers

Volunteers that helped with set up and take down, including
West Beloit 4-H

All others that volunteered and supported in any way in making Relay for Life of Mitchell and Osborne Counties a success




Cawker City Farmer’s Market

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Relay for Life Poker Run



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.



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NCK Healthy Living Summit sponsored by AWARE NCK

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NCK Wellness Center




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 Coffee, Wine, Beer & Eats Events

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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, 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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