Chamber Chat August 26, 2016

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

Chamber Chat

Chamber Member Verification Form

The Chamber is in the process of updating your membership information.  It is important that I have the information correct for your business.  I am in the process of delivering the forms and hope to have them to everyone by Monday, August 29th.

Any additional categories listed, other than your main category, will be an additional $20 (this is billed after the first of the year).  If you have questions about this, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

If you would like other representatives in your business to receive the weekly emails or other correspondence from the Chamber, please list them at the bottom of the page or attach an additional sheet.

You can return your information by email to or by mail to Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce, 123 N Mill St, Beloit, KS  67420.


Chamber Coffee!

Join us for the “Chamber Coffee”, Friday, September 9th hosted by Schoen Funeral Home, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. (come and go) There will be refreshments and tons of networking!


Chamber Luncheon

Sponsored by H & R Block 

Tax Update!

— Find out if you are impacted by Overtime policy changes

— Heard about the PATH Act?  Discover how this will impact your Business and                     Personal Taxes

— Learn about SHOP – Employer Group Insurance through the Marketplace and                     what happens if Employees take Marketplace coverage if you offer Health                          Insurance

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


NCK Tech Student Union Conference Room

Chamber Members $10

Non Members $12

Reservations are required and are due Friday, September 16th at 5:00pm

Cancellations are due by Tuesday, September 20th at 5:00pm in order to receive a refund.

To make reservations contact the Chamber office at 785-738-2717, email or fill out the attached registration form and mail to the Chamber at 123 N Mill St, Beloit, KS  67420.


KVSV Broadcast Schedule

Hear KC Royals Baseball on AM1190 KVSV The Mix

Fri Aug 26…… Boston…5:30pm

Sat Aug 27…….at Boston….5:30pm

Sun Aug 28……at Boston….12pm


Cunningham Telephone & Cable

Accounts Payable

Job Description

Cunningham Telephone & Cable seeks a hard-working individual with attention to detail for a full-time accounts payable position at our Glen Elder office.  Job duties include, but not limited to, accounts payable, cash receipt posting, credit card posting, inventory management, customer billing and auditing.  Must be willing to work, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm, with additional hours as needed.

This position includes competitive wage and benefits including health insurance, retirement, vacation and company services such as high speed internet.

Job Requirements

-High School or Equivalent Technical Certificate

-Generally requires 2+ years related experience in the field of accounting

-Competent computer skills including Excel

-High level accuracy/Attention to detail

-Excellent teamwork, multitasking and organizational skills

-Excellent oral/written communication skills

-Managing multiple tasks with little supervision

-Regular, consistent and punctual attendance

-Must be located within 12 miles of Glen Elder, KS inside our service territory

Please forward resume, including salary history and requirements to

Company Overview

Cunningham Telephone & Cable is an independent operator serving approximately 7000 customers across 12 communities.  Providing FTTH, 1GHz HFC plant, Docsis3.0, business and residential digital telephone services, Cunningham Communications is a progressive provider in the North Central Kansas Region.


Heart Choices Walk-Run for Life

Heart Choices Walk-Run for Life is scheduled for Sunday, September 25th at Chautauqua Park at 2pm.  More information will be coming so please keep checking Chamber Chat weekly!


Kettle Specials

Kettle’s specials next week are: 

Grilled Cheese: Supreme Pizza

Beer Special of the Week: Super Sale on Summer Seasonals, $3!  (While Supplies Last)

NEW: Sangria Saturdays! $5 


Heart Choices

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76th Annual St. John’s Harvest Festival

St. John’s Catholic Church is celebrating their 76th Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 10, 2016, on the school grounds, located in the 700 block of East Court Street in Beloit.

Activities will begin following the 5:00 P.M. Mass

Available activities throughout the evening include the following:

  • Burgers & Brats, with baked beans & potato salad
  • Children’s rides • Games for all ages
  • Homemade ice cream, pies and cakes • Homemade goodies
  • Garden Produce • Bingo until midnight
  • Drawings for Grand Prizes at 10:30 p.m.

This year prizes include:

  • $1,500 Cash Prize
  • $700 Cash Prize
  • $300 Cash Prize
  • Echo Trimmer
  • Echo Handheld Blower
  • Gas Fire Pit
  • Quilt hand quilted by the St John’s quilters
  • Fitbit Smart Watch



Kettle Events

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KDNS Summer Giveaway Winners

Summer Giveaway Finale was held Saturday, August 20th at Dairy Queen in Beloit

Janice Peters of Jewell, winner of the Carrico Implement Tool Box and Tools.

Chad Hallack, KD Country 94/Z96.3 the Lake News Director

Conner Eberle, winner of the Carrico Implement Kid’s Bicycle

Wade Gerstner, KD Country 94/Z96.3 the Lake General Manager

Clayton Lyne of Lincoln, winner of Becker Autos & Trailers 5 x 10 Utility Trailer

Thanks to all of our sponsors:

Carrico Implement

Becker Autos & Trailers

Farmway Credit Union

More Buick-Chevrolet

Willow Spring Services

Farmway Coop

Cunningham Telephone & Cable

Guaranty State Bank & Trust Company

Dairy Queen

The Beloit Call


Hearts in Healing

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Silver Haired Legislature


The Executive Board of the Silver Haired Legislature held their mid-summer issues meeting on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Salina.  The Executive Board is composed of the SHL chairperson from each of the eleven PSA districts across the state of Kansas, plus the officers of the overall membership of the organization.  These include the President, Vice-President, Speaker, Speaker Pro Tem, and the Floor Leader.  Jay Rowh, Mitchell County SHL representative who is the president of the Executive Board, chaired the meeting.

In the spring and early summer, the SHL members within each of the PSA districts meet to decide what issues are important to senior citizens in their district.  These issues are then brought to the state issues meeting, where they are discussed, debated, and whittled down to a select few.  The resulting finalists will subsequently be presented to the entire SHL membership for their consideration at the annual conference in Topeka on October 4-6, 2016.

A total of 37 local issues were initially brought to the Executive Board.  From this list, a total of six issues were selected to be presented to the full membership in October.  Each topic is placed in one of three committees for consideration, where they will be discussed and debated by the SHL delegates on that committee.  The six bills include:

  • Full funding for KPERS, including a cost of living increase, something that hasn’t happened in nearly 20 years.  This includes requesting the State Legislature and Executive Branch of the state government to stop using KPERS funds to balance the State General Fund.
  • The State of Kansas to re-institute Fair Tax Policy for ALL Kansans, including the repeal of the 2012 law which has resulted in nearly 330,000 Kansans not paying income tax into the State General Fund.
  • Continued support and funding for Public Transportation, especially helpful to Kansas Senior Citizens who no longer drive to such activities as doctor appointments, shopping, etc..
  • Restore the 30% devastating cut to the Senior Care Act, the law which helps qualifying Kansas Seniors stay in their own homes with just a minimum of assistance. The original law, passed in 1989 during the term of then Kansas Governor Mike Hayden, passed the Kansas House by a 120-0 count, and then the Kansas Senate by a 37-0 margin, a true bi-partisan effort which demonstrated the importance of such measures to legislators at that time.  Senior Care Act funds average approximately $200. – $240. per month to those who qualify financially, much lower than the $4,000.00 or more each month needed to keep that same individual in a nursing home.
  • Full support for Medicaid Expansion in Kansas. The SHL supports this measure for two reasons:  first, our hospitals, especially rural hospitals, desperately need this funding to help them meet the health care needs of the financially struggling citizens in their area; and second, approximately 60,000 Kansans are currently in the “coverage gap”, making too much money to qualify for the state’s KanCare program, yet don’t make enough to afford the premiums for health insurance.  This often results in their using the hospital emergency room for their health care, which only causes more problems for our hospitals.
  • Raising the base uninsured motorist minimum insurance amount to $100,000.00, which insurance agents say would result in the yearly premium being raised approximately $8.00. Prior to last year, the minimum amount had been $25,000.00, an amount which hadn’t been increased since 1981.  That minimum amount was raised to $50,000.00 during the 2016 Legislative session, but the SHL feels that is still inadequate in light of the value of automobiles and medical needs in today’s age.

The next step in this process is for those measures passed favorably out of committee to then be discussed and debated by the entire SHL body, and ultimately voted on by that group.   If subsequently approved, it will then be forwarded on to the Kansas Legislature for consideration during the 2017 Legislative Session, beginning in January.

The Silver Haired Legislators represent the more than 400,000 Kansas Seniors over the age of 60, most of whom vote in local, state and national elections.  The SHL is just one of the ways their collective voice can be heard.


KDNS/KZDY Broadcast Schedule

Your Home for High School Football This Season is KD Country 94 and Z96.3

Friday: September 2nd

Football Express 5:40 p.m. KD Country 94


Beloit at Concordia 7 p.m. LIVE VIDEO STREAM at
St.John’s/Tipton at Chase 6:30 p.m. Z96.3 the Lake
Thunder Ridge at Osborne 6:30 p.m. KD Country 94

KD Country 94 Local Scoreboard Show 10:05 p.m.

Football Locker-Room Chats on Wednesday and Thursdays at 5:10 p.m. covering:

Wednesdays: Beloit, Osborne, Smith Center, Lincoln, & Thunder Ridge

Thursdays: St. John’s-Tipton, Lakeside, Rock Hills, Sylvan-Lucas

Find our Complete Broadcast Schedule and listen to All of the Football Broadcasts via the worldwide web at

And for the latest information about your area team, go to


KansasWorks Statewide Job Fair


11th Annual Below the Dam Chili Cook-Off



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, August 29th – 11:30am-3pm – NCK Tech Community Fair – NCK Tech

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

Wednesday, August 31st – Noon – Lions Club

Thursday, September 1st – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Mitchell County Courthouse

Monday, September 5th – Chamber Office Closed

Monday, September 5th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, September 6th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, September 7th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, September 8th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, September 9th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Schoen Funeral Home

Saturday, September 10th – 6pm – 76th Annual St. John’s Harvest Festival

Monday, September 12th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, September 13th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, September 13th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, September 14th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, September 15th – Noon – SVED Board – NCRPC

Saturday, September 17th – Eagles Car Show – Downtown Beloit

Tuesday, September 20th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, September 21st – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Association

Wednesday, September 21st – 11:30am – Chamber Luncheon – NCK Tech

Sunday, September 25th – 2pm – Heart Choices Walk-Run for Life – Chautauqua Park

Tuesday, September 27th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, September 27th – 2:30pm-6:30pm – KansasWorks Statewide Job Fair – Kansas    National Guard Armory, Concordia

Wednesday, September 28th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech


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