Chamber Chat July 1, 2016

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Chamber Chat


Waconda Lake Fireworks

The Waconda Lake Fireworks Association has completed arrangements for a spectacular fireworks display at dusk (approximately 9:30 p.m.) on Saturday, July 2, 2016.  This fireworks display will be enjoyed by many area residents, but it cannot be continued without donations as the association is an all-volunteer, non-profit association.  The fundraising goal for this year’s fireworks display is $9,000.  This includes fees for the professional pyrotechnics of Rainbow Fireworks, insurance, permit fees, and advertising.

Donations are being collected on, at S&S Drug, Gray Drug and Fountain, and Corner Drug in Downs.  If you are interested in making a donation they can be dropped off at either of these locations or mailed to Waconda Lake Fireworks Association 605 N. Logan Beloit, KS 67420.


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!


Kettle Specials

Kettle’s specials next week are:

Grilled Cheese: Customer Choice “The Mexican”

Weekly Drink Special: Somerset Ridge Wines, Paola, KS

Wednesday Wine Duo: Madeline’s 21st Bday picks-Merlot and Cabernet, $12


Ribbon Cutting/Open House for Schroeder Building & Supply

Schroeder Building and Supply will be hosting an open house for their new showroom on Thursday, July 14th.  A ribbon cutting from the Chamber of Commerce will kick everything off at 9am and the open house will continue throughout the day.

Schroeder Building & Supply is located in North Central Kansas on Willow Springs Way just off of US Highway 24 near the Super 8.  Phone number:  (785) 534-1365.

Things around the house eventually get older and need some repairs. Schroeder Building & Supply, LLC and Premier Cabinetry & Design can provide you with an excellent home repairs service so you can keep your house up and running. We will help you transform an outdated room into a modern comfort with our many remodeling services.

With Schroeder Building & Supply, LLC and Premier Cabinetry & Design, your general contractor will be skilled in many areas and will gladly come to your home to fix anything. If you are in need of anything from custom cabinets or window installation, we are the company that can help you. Our home improvements and repairs service has earned us a recognizable reputation in Beloit, turning visions into reality. With our experience and expertise, you can trust that all of your repairs and home renovations are in good hands with us.

When you are looking for an excellent general contractor, contact Schroeder Building & Supply, LLC and Premier Cabinetry & Design in Beloit, KS for expert advice and service. Schroeder Building & Supply, LLC can provide you with excellent upgrades! Let us draw up plan for your bathroom or kitchen remodeling project. Along with building new homes and remodels we build our own custom cabinets where other contractors order their cabinets. Building our own custom cabinets allows us to be cheaper than our competitors. We have been in business since 1967 building and provide quality custom homes, remodels, and cabinets. We will work with you to design and build your building projects just the way you want.

Our Services:

  • Custom New Homes
  • Custom Cabinetry
  • Kitchen Remodels
  • Bathroom Remodels
  • Window & Door Installation
  • General Contractors


2016-2017 Class of Leadership Mitchell County Announced

The Leadership Mitchell County (LMC) program, a unique leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) in Wichita, announced today the 17 community members to participate in the program’s 17th class.

These diverse leaders were chosen because of their desire and capacity to take their leadership strengths to a higher level in order to help serve north central Kansas. The nine-month program begins in August with graduation taking place in April.

The Program

Over the course of several months, participants will travel to various businesses and locations within Mitchell, Osborne, Lincoln, and Ellsworth counties as well as a trip to Kansas State University and the Kansas State Capitol to learn from business leaders, LMC alumni and leading academics. They will study and put into practice KLC competencies, develop a network of peers, and exchange ideas with mentors and others who can help them make an impact in their communities. Sessions are facilitated by LMC Board Members, alumni and area supporters. The LMC Board includes: President, Mallory Wittstruck of Farmway Co-op, Inc.; Vice President, Jennifer Cooper of Central National Bank; Secretary, Teri Pollet of Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems; Treasurer, Brandan Pounds of Farmway Credit Union; Curt Frasier of Fraiser, Johnson and Martin LLC; Deb Beam of Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems; Danielle Jeardoe of Waconda Trader; Jason Chancellor of Farm Bureau Financial Services; Mark Palen of AGCO; Kelly Schmitt of Wall to Wall Carpet & Interior; Eric Hilt of AgMark LLC; Justin Rexroat of AGCO; Scott Hartman of Van Keppel; and Susan Flinn of Guaranty State Bank.

The Curriculum

Each LMC session will focus on a specific core component of leadership including: Manage Self, Diagnose Situation, Intervene Skillfully, and Energize Others. In addition to interactive LMC alumni-led sessions, participants will hone their personal leadership development through work with business leaders and mentors. Small group activity is another core part of the programming with each class selecting, developing and executing a project for the benefit of the Mitchell County community through the application of the skills they learn through the program.

Class 17 Participants

Class 17 was selected based on their leadership growth potential and the strength of their personal leadership projects aimed at improving the civic or social good by addressing a problem or need in the community, profession or organization. Class 17 joins the alumni network of 239 individuals. They include individuals representing an array of companies and industries, coming from a variety of sectors including private, public, non-profit, and academia.

 Congratulations to Class 17 Participants!

  • Apryl Badger, AGCO
  • Ingrid McMillian, Solomon Valley Hospice
  • Jacqueline Kile, AGCO
  • Janelle Remus, Farmway Co-op, Inc.
  • Keegan Bailey, North Central Regional Planning Commission
  • Rick Horn, Mitchell County
  • Travis Ray, Guaranty State Bank and Trust Co.
  • Kendall Gasper, Farmway Co-op, Inc.
  • Luke Hansen, Hansen Auction and Reality
  • Tony Salcido, AGCO
  • Kim Cheney, Optometrist
  • Kayla Schwerman, AgMark LLC
  • Terry Cunningham, Cunningham Cable & Telephone
  • Tyler Bailey, City of Beloit
  • Lindsay Rut, Hays Medical Center
  • Drew Cheney, MORE Buick Chevrolet
  • Janelle Domoney, Kettle

To learn more about Leadership Mitchell County program, please visit


Glen Elder Funday

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Hansen Auction & Realty

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2016 Mitchell County Fair Program of Events

Monday, July 25, First Christian Church, Beloit

9am                             Judging of 4-H Foods

Judging of Arts & Crafts

9am-11am                  Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Judging Contest

10am                           4-H Bake Sale in First Christian Church Lobby

Tuesday, July 26, Fairgrounds

8:30am                        Pet Show

9am                             Dog Show

Wednesday, July 27, Fairgrounds

9am                             Horse Show

6pm-8pm                    All Livestock (beef, bucket calf, swine, sheep & goats) will be checked in                                       and weighed at the fairgrounds

6pm-8pm                    Open class entries may be entered

6pm-9pm                    Moore’s Greater Show


Thursday, July 28, ARM BAND NIGHT (6pm-9pm)

8am-10:30am             Enter all other 4-H and open class exhibits, except for livestock

10am                           Judging of 4-H and Open Class Poultry and Rabbits

Judging of 4-HPhotography

10:30am                      Judging of Bucket Calves

11am                           Judging of Crops, Garden and Flowers

Judging of 4-H Rocketry

Judging of 4-H Posters, Notebooks, Displays and Club Food Booths

11:30am                      Judging of 4-H Woodworking, Electric, Welding & Entomology

1pm                             Judging of Open Class Foods, Clothing, Needlework, Flowers & Art

Lisa Johnson x/Leap of Faith Soap Shopper and Fiber Farm doing a Goat                                        Milk and fiber demonstration (in bull barn)

2:30pm                        Judging of Open Class Crops & Garden

3pm                             Judging of Open Class Photography (to follow 4-H photography judging;                                        starting time approximate)

5pm                             Creature Feature presented by Kansas Wildlife and Parks and Tourism

6pm                             Judging of Beef

Ident-A-Kid with the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department

6pm                             Free Entertainment – Francis McCune (singer)

6pm-9pm                    Moore’s Greater Show

7pm                             Kids Rodeo & Mutton Bustin’

Free Entertainment-Jim Hoy (Cowboy Historian and Folk entertainer)

8:30pm                        Free Entertainment-TBA

9pm                             Free Entertainment – TBA

Friday, July 29, ARM BAND NIGHT (6pm-9pm)

9am                             Judging of Swine ½ Hour after Swine Show completion

5pm                             Free Entertainment – Gabby Smith (singer and guitar)

5:30pm                        Money Scramble in the Hog/Sheep arena

6pm                             SASS Cowboy Shooting (cattle show arena outside)

6pm-9pm                    National Guard Kids games

6pm-9pm                    Moore’s Greater Show

7pm                             Demolition Derby at the Grandstand

Free Entertainment – NCK Dance Center

7:30pm                        Free Entertainment – TBA

8pm                             Free Entertainment – TBA

8:30pm                        Free Entertainment – TBA

Saturday, July 30, ARM BAND NIGHT (6pm-9pm)

9am                             Round Robin

5pm                             Livestock Sale

5pm                             Free Entertainment – Finney Family Orchestra

6pm                             Vetter Family Band

6pm-9pm                    Moore’s Greater Show

6:30pm                        Enduro Race at the Grandstand

7pm                             Free Entertainment – Noma Pfister (piano)

8pm                             Free Entertainment – Craig Plottner (guitar)

9pm                             Free Entertainment – TBA

Sunday, July 31

8am-11:30am             Check out exhibits and clean up


Thank You for renewing your Membership

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

  • Stephanie Meier Photography


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, July 2nd – Dusk (approximately 9:30pm) – Waconda Lake Fireworks – Waconda Lake

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 – 9am – Ribbon Cutting/Open House – Schroeder Building & Supply

**(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

Saturday, July 23rd – Glen Elder Funday

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

Wednesday, July 27th – Noon – Lions Club

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 3rd – Noon – Lions Club

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


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