Chamber Chat July 15, 2016

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

Chamber Chat


Community Blood Drive



Kettle Specials

Kettle’s specials next week are: 

Grilled Cheese: Spaghetti Bolognese Grilled Cheese with Parmesan and Mozzarella 

Beer Special: Leinenkugel Beers, $3.50 

Wednesday Wine Special: Fruity Reds, $10

West Coast Wrap is back through July! 


Chamber Coffee!

Join us for the “Chamber Coffee”, Friday, August 12th hosted by Nex-Tech Wireless, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. (come and go) There will be refreshments and tons of networking! 


KVSV Broadcast Schedule

Hear KC Royals Baseball on AM1190 KVSV The Mix

Friday July 15… Detroit……5:30pm

Saturday July 16 at Detroit……5:30PM

Sunday July 17 …at Detroit……11:30am

Monday July 18….CLEVELAND….6:30pm

Tuesday July 19…CLEVELAND……6:30pm

Wednesday July 20..CLEVELAND..12:30pm


Glen Elder Funday

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Kettle Events

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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


Leadership Mitchell County

The Leadership Mitchell County Alumni Committee will be sponsoring Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret), to come and speak.  The event will be held Tuesday, August 9th at 6pm at the NCK Tech Conference Room.  This event is open to the public.  For more information, please contact Eric Hilt at 738-9641.

Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation a Veteran’s Charity which provides the spouses and children of the fallen and wounded educational scholarships. Additionally, he is a Founding member of Warriors for Freedom Foundation a leadership institute focused on the mental, physical and wellness support of our wounded Veterans and their families. He is the spokesperson for AROGA Health. Finally, Major Ed is the Founder of Warrior Nation, a movement focused on the rights of liberty, freedom and patriotism with an autobiography entitled Warrior for Freedom: Challenge, Triumph and Change, the Major Ed Pulido Story.

Major Pulido has a degree in Military Science, Marketing, and Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Logistics Management/Human Relations. He attained the Rank of Major in his 19-year military career and on May 16, 2005, he was medically retired from the United States Army.

On the 17th of August, 2004, Major Pulido hit an Improvised Explosive Device (I.E.D) or roadside bomb while serving with the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team under the command of General David Petraeus. Due to the extensive injuries to his left knee, doctors had to amputate his left leg on October 1, 2004. For his heroism and valor on that August day, the President of the United States along with General David Petraeus awarded him the Bronze Star with Valor, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, and Joint Service Commendation and Achievement Medals.

Major Pulido’s story of courage and sacrifice has been featured in Time Magazine, PGA Magazine, Fox News, CNN and many national and local Oklahoma City television stations and print media. Since, his amputation, Major Pulido has been a staunch advocate for veterans with disabilities, specifically focusing on advocacy efforts to promote prosthetic technologies, peer visiting with fellow amputees at Brooke and Walter Reed Medical Centers, and raising awareness on the needs of veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries (T.B.I) on behalf of the DOD and VA Real Warriors National Campaign.

He has received countless awards including the prestigious Disabled American Veteran of the Year Award, HeartLine Festival of Hope Award for Suicide Prevention, the Hero’s award from the American Red Cross, the Reaching our City Award, OKC Thunder/Devon Energy Community Hero Award, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Veteran Patient Award. Additionally, he has received the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation Award for national and state level service and the Tuskahoma Brown Miller Award for outstanding leadership.

On a personal note, Major Pulido during his time in the hospital experienced the inner darkness of depression, PTSD, and suicidal ideation that would cripple his positive spirit. This inner darkness he describes as a “deep wounding of a soldiers spirit”. It was at that time that he understood that as a Warrior he could not walk alone in this journey. In that moment, he asked for help from his God, Country, his family and the American people. The result of this intervention would put his life on the road to recovery. It would also be the building block for his understanding the inner wounds of war and making sure that mental health is a focus of the Department of Defense and the VA.

Major Pulido is a national and global spokesperson for Acadia HealthCare, Department of Defense and VA Real Warriors National Campaign and he is on the State Board of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services with a mission to address the mental health needs of returning service members, Veterans and their families.

Ed Pulido has been married to Karen Pulido for 24 years. He has a daughter Kaitlin and a daughter Kinsley. He and his family reside in Edmond, Oklahoma.


Thank You for renewing your Membership

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

  • Solomon Valley Village


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, July 18th – Heather Hartman’s Birthday

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

Tuesday, July 19th – 11am-6pm – Community Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Gym

Wednesday, July 20th – 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 1st – 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

Friday, August 5th – Saturday, August 6th – Tipton Picnic

Monday, August 8th – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, August 9th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, August 9th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, August 10th – Noon – Lions Club

Tuesday, August 16th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, August 17th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Association

Wednesday, August 17th – Noon – Lions Club

Thursday, August 18th – First day of School

Thursday, August 18th – Noon – SVED Board – Hebrews – Glen Elder

Friday, August 19th – Saturday, August 20th – Cawker City Twine-a-thon Cook-Off

Tuesday, August 23rd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, August 24th – Noon – Lions Club

Tuesday, August 30th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, August 31st – Noon – Lions Club


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