Chamber Chat September 16, 2016


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

Chamber Chat

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.


KDNS/KZDY Broadcast Schedule

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

Friday: September 16th

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

Sacred Heart at Beloit 6:30 p.m. Radio Z96.3 the Lake and and LIVE VIDEO STREAM at

Osborne at Lakeside 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


Chamber Coffee!

Join us for the “Chamber Coffee”, Friday, October 14th hosted by Central National Bank, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (come and go) There will be refreshments and tons of networking!


Kettle Specials

Kettle’s specials next week are:

Grilled Cheese: Gourmet Sloppy Joe with Cheddar

Beer Specials: New Belgium $3.50

NEW: Build Your Own Wine Flight Wednesdays and Sangria Saturdays!


KVSV Broadcast Schedule

Hear High School Football Play by Play action Friday night

Sept 16th….Bennington at St. John’s
on AM1190 KVSV The Mix……..TV Cable Channel 12 in Beloit…..and on Synergy Channels 995 and 997 on Cunningham Cable

6:10pm….K Preps Kansas Pre Game Show
6:40pm …live pre game from St. Johns High School in Beloit
7:00pm…Kickoff Bennington at St John’s
10:00pm…Friday Night Kansas High School Football Scoreboard Show

Hear KC Royals Baseball on AM1190 KVSV The Mix 

Sunday Sept 18…..CHICAGO WHITE SOX…12:30pm



OCCK, Inc.


OCCK is happy to be among the many organizations across the country to be celebrating direct support professional (DSP) week, which has been designated as September 11th through the 17th.     

National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week is celebrated annually across the country with special events and ceremonies earmarked to honor the tens of thousands of workers who enable people with intellectual, developmental and other significant disabilities and their families to live healthy community-oriented lives.

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week is sponsored by the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), and the National Association for Direct Support Professionals, (NADSP) whose mission it is to enhance the lives of all people with disabilities who rely on long-term supports and services by obtaining the resources to recruit, train and retain a highly qualified and sustainable workforce.

Direct support professionals assist millions of Americans with disabilities with living their lives to the fullest.  They provide professional assistance with personal hygiene, medical needs, working and living in the community. Support to help develop and maintain relationships are also key functions.

OCCK has been providing services for people with disabilities for over 40 years.  OCCK through strong partnerships with community services and resources help to ensure people with disabilities have the opportunity to be an integral part of the communities they choose to live in.  For more information about OCCK and employment opportunities: or on our face book page, OCCK,Inc. Employment



Are you a 60+ Senior Citizen looking for answers about such topics as Medicare, diabetes prevention, assisted living facilities in the area, and ways to reduce your chances for having a stroke?   Or are you possibly a caregiver of an aging parent or other relative who is interested in learning about services that are available for Seniors, or ways to minimize fraud possibilities, or whether reverse mortgages would be a good way to keep your loved one financially solvent in their “golden years”?

The answers to all these questions, and many more, can be found at the annual Sunflower Fair, held at the Salina Bicentennial Center on Tuesday, September 20.  The theme for this year’s event is “Good Vibrations”, with the day slated to begin at 8:00 AM, and concluding at 4:00 PM.  The Keynote Speaker, kicking off the festivities at approximately 8:30, will be Robert Blacato, Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Society on Aging, and a leading advocate for Seniors and Caregivers.  The closing speaker will be Julian Gonzalez, an award winning photographer for the Detroit Free Press.  The Sunflower Fair is sponsored by the North Central – Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging, the 18-County support organization for Kansas Seniors, citizens with physical disabilities, and partner with the Federal Government’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for subsidized housing in the north central Kansas region.  Major financial supporters for the Sunflower Fair include the Salina Regional Health Center and the Flint Hills Foundation for Older Kansans.

Between the two speeches by Mr. Blacato and Mr. Gonzalez, Fair-goers will be able to visit any of the nearly 70 exhibits, participate in some of the 12 workshops, walk through an antique tractor show, and be served a delicious sit-down lunch, all for their registration price of just $25.00.  Pre-registration is available by calling 800-432-2703, but is not required, as participants can also register at the door on the day of the Fair.  Some of the workshop topics include:  How to recognize and Prevent Strokes; Veterans Benefits; Reverse Mortgages and PayDay Loans; Better Hearing for Good Vibrations; and Minding Your Money – Avoiding Investment Fraud.  Sunflower Fair participants will have the opportunity to chose a workshop during both the morning and afternoon sessions of the event.  In addition, the Kansas Lions Mobile Screening Unit for Visual problems will be on site, and both a Silent Auction and Live Auction will add to the festivities.

In reference to the featured speaker, Jim Beck, Chair of the NC-FHAAA Board of Directors said, “We’re very excited that Bob Blancato will be keynoting our Sunflower Fair.  His perspective as a leader on issues affecting seniors and caregivers, and initiatives to prevent elder abuse and neglect will inspire and energize us.”  Added Julie Govert Walter, NC-FHAAA Executive Director, “Bob’s morning presentation will certainly be a highlight of this year’s Fair.  We invite Seniors, caregivers, and all who want to celebrate many more happy birthdays – to bring their friends and come to our Sunflower Fair for some “good vibrations!”

The Solomon Valley Transportation Bus will be available to take riders to the event, simply by calling the SVT number at 785-534-2395.  Suggested donation for the round trip is $8.00.  Additional information can be had by calling the Mitchell County board members to the NC-FHAAA – Jay Rowh at 785-738-0241, or Tom Maxwell at 785-738-7502.  Come have a great time, and gain vital information at the same time, at the Sunflower Fair in Salina on September 20.  See you there!!!


Solomon Valley Bank

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Heart Choices Walk-Run for Life



Mitchell County Historical Society



Kettle Events



Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth, Inc.

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11th Annual Below the Dam Chili Cook-Off

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MCHHS Auxiliary

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Thank You for renewing your Membership

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

  • Cole W Eberle 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, September 17th – Eagles Car Show – Downtown Beloit

Tuesday, September 20th – 8am – Sunflower Fair – Salina Bicentennial Center

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 – 3pm – 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 – St. John’s Social Justice Day

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

Thursday, September 29th – 10am-11:30am – Nex-Generation Roundup for Youth, Inc. – NCRPC

Saturday, October 1st – 8am – Below the Dam Chili Cook-Off – Glen Elder Square Park

Sunday, October 2nd – 2pm-4pm – Art of Elmwood Cemetery – Elmwood Cemetery

Monday, October 3rd – 11am – MCHHS Auxiliary Fall Luncheon & Meeting – Hospital Cafeteria

Monday, October 3rd – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, October 4th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, October 5th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, October 6th – Noon – Mitchell County Conv & Tourism – Courthouse

Monday, October 10th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, October 11th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, October 11th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, October 12th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, October 13th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, October 14th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Central National Bank

Tuesday, October 18th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

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

Wednesday, October 19th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, October 20th – 12:30pm – SVED – NCRPC

Saturday, October 22nd – 9am-3pm – Beloit Holiday Fair – Beloit High School Gym

Tuesday, October 25th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, October 26th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech


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