Chamber Chat June 17, 2016

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


Chamber Chat 

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.

Scheduled to attend are Brian Angevine, Democrat for State Senate and Roger Marshall, Republican Candidate for Congress in the Big First District of Kansas. 

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.


KVSV Broadcast Schedule

Hear KC Royals Baseball on AM1190 KVSV The Mix

Friday, June 17th….Detroit…………6:30pm

Saturday, June 18th…Detroit………6:30pm

Sunday, June 19th……Detroit………6:30pm


Beloit High Class of 1971


The Beloit High School “Class of 71” will be celebrating their 45th at Down Under on June 18th.  If you would like to visit with the class you are invited to come after 8:00 p.m..


Rolling Hills Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting

The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting for Rolling Hills Electric at their new facility in Beloit on July 8th at 11am.  Please join the Chamber in congratulating Rolling Hills on their new facility and making an investment in the community.  We are proud to have them here!


Farmway Coop Photo Contest


Farmway Co-op, Inc. invites photographers from across Kansas to enter the 2016 Farmway Photography Contest.

Eligible contestants can go to for complete details on how to submit photographs in one or both of the categories: Kansas Agriculture and Farmway Fan Club. There is a 10 photo maximum entry for each category per entrant. Entries must be in digital format and submitted electronically. The contest, which is now open, ends Monday, September 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Photos must be taken within the 2016 calendar year.

  • Kansas Agriculture:
    • Kansas farmers and ranchers are the face of agriculture. You are what energize the state through your hard work, dedication and goodwill. From a child experiencing his first harvest to a farmer taking care of livestock at all hours, we want you to share the special moments of agriculture life.
    • Showcase the types of crop we grow and how we take care of the land we love to provide the world’s food and fiber needs. Enter photos that showcase the breathtaking beauty of working and being part of Kansas agriculture.
  • Farmway Fan Club:
    • Let’s celebrate Farmway being part of Kansas communities for the last 105 years! Take a photo of a Farmway location, a staff member out in the field, your grain truck weighing at a Farmway elevator, you wearing your favorite Farmway hat, anything Farmway related – get creative! Enter photos with a Farmway-related tie that features the cooperative.

Photos will be judged on quality, creativity and relevance to each category. Farmway will utilize different segments of the cooperative’s employee team to judge the photos. First place in each category will receive a $100 gift card. Second place in each category will receive a $50 gift card. A “People’s Choice Award” will be decided upon points earned through the Farmway Facebook page. The winners will be announced during October Co-op Month festivities.

For photo contest rules and additional information, visit or contact Mallory Wittstruck at 785-738-2241.

“Farmway is looking for photos showcasing how agriculture touches your life, capturing the special moments, hard work, locally grown and breathtaking beauty of agriculture across the state,” said Wittstruck, Farmway VP Communications and Member Services. “We are excited to see the beauty of ag from the viewpoint of our communities.”


Job Fair

Dear North Central Kansas Employers:

As many of you know, employees at Arvos (Concordia) were notified of potential permanent layoffs starting in July. Kansas Workforce One will be on the ground in mid-June to help employees navigate through unemployment, resume building, job searches, healthcare, etc. The Cloud County Employee Task Force in partnership with Kansas Workforce One will be hosting a job fair on Tuesday, June 21st from 1:00pm-7:00pm at the Cloud County Fairgrounds Commercial Building.

This job fair will be for Arvos employees and their spouses only. This will be your opportunity to meet with this highly skilled workforce.

Employees that are laid off will be eligible for workforce training dollars. This means they qualify for training dollars for school (up to $3000 a semester) or their new employers are eligible for a $3000 stipend for on the job training. Displaced homemakers are also eligible for retraining or on the job training dollars.

If you would like a booth at the job fair, please email me at Tables and chairs will be provided. Deadline for booth space is Friday, June 17th. If you cannot make it but have a job you would like to list with us, please also email We will be communicating with employees throughout the next few months with job opportunities as they arise.

Please consider having a booth, even if you only have one job to offer. Your show of support lets our guys and gals know that we want to keep them here in the community. Thank you for your attention to this matter.


The John Dough Boys from Oregon will be at Kettle next Wednesday, June 22 from 6-8 pm! You’ll never hear a sound quite like theirs and it should be a fantastic show that everyone will be talking about! No cover so join your friends at Kettle!


Mitchell County Fair

The Mitchell County Fair is scheduled for July 27th – July 30th.  Keep checking back for more details!


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

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

Tuesday, June 21st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, June 21st – 1pm-7pm – Job Fair  – Cloud County Fairgrounds Commercial Building

Wednesday, June 22nd – Noon – Lions Club

Tuesday, June 28th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, June 29th – Noon – Lions Club

Monday, July 4th – Chamber Office closed

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

Wednesday, July 6th – Noon – Lions Club

Thursday, July 7th – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Friday, July 8th – 11am – Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening – Rolling Hills Electric

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

Tuesday, July 12th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, July 12th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, July 13th – Noon – Lions Club

Thursday, July 14th – Noon – Chamber Board

**(DATE CHANGE)Thursday, July 14th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRPC

Monday, July 18th – Heather Hartman’s Birthday

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

Wednesday, July 19th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Association

Wednesday, July 20th – Noon – Lions Club

Tuesday, July 26th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, July 27th – Noon – Lions Club

Wednesday, July 27th-Saturday, July 30th – Mitchell County Fair


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