Chamber Chat October 7, 2016

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

Chamber Chat 

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 cinnamon rolls, juice, coffee and tons of networking!


Central National Bank


Show everyone by entering Central National Bank’s Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Central National Bank is challenging all businesses to participate!  They will waive the $5.00 entry fee, all you will need to do is decorate your bra!  The bra can be decorated to represent your business or be as creative as you want!  If you are unable to get your hands on a bra, Central National Bank will supply one for you!  The more bras on display, the more money for Relay for Life.  Let’s all help get closer to finding a cure for breast cancer, one bra at a time!

Enter our Best Dressed Contest!

Decorate a bra any way you would like. Enter it into our contest along with a $5.00 entry fee. You can enter as many as you would like.  The more you enter the more money we raise for Relay for Life. Then tell all your friends to come in to the Beloit Branch where all the Best Dressed Bras will be displayed and vote for your bra with a $1.00 donation.  Again all donations will be going to Relay for Life. So tell your friends to vote more than once! Contest will run the whole month of October.


ReNew Massage Therapy


Massage Cupping and Facial Cupping at

ReNew Massage Therapy

(As seen on Michael Phelps in the 2016 Olympics)

Benefits of Massage Cupping

  • Increase blood circulation and metabolism
  • Relieve bronchial congestion
  • Stimulate lymphatic flow (lymph drainage and detox)
  • Relieve inflammation, muscle & joint pain
  • Reduce appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and scars
  • Contour, tone and firm skin
  • Relieve stress & anxiety
  • Improve digestive function
  • Relieve neck & shoulder tension; back pain
  • Assist with post-surgery rehab
  • Improve athletic performance; treatment of sports injuries
  • Relieve Menstrual Pain

Benefits of Facial Cupping

  • Drainage of fluid in the lymph glands results in reduced edema and puffy appearance
  • Better nutrition brought to the skin helps bring a young glow to the skin
  • The lifting motion reduces the visible fine lines and wrinkles
  • The connecting tissue under facial skin is stimulated so that it heals and reduces smile and laugh lines
  • Massaging movements help relax tense facial muscles resulting in a softer, younger appearance

*ReNew Massage Therapy uses silicone cups which require no hand pumps, fire, and are safe

Just 5 minutes of cupping = 30 minutes of Deep Tissue Massage

209 North Mill Street, Beloit, KS  67420



KVSV Broadcast Schedule

Hear exciting High School Football Play By Play on KVSV FM105.5 and

AM1190 KVSV The Mix….

Friday night Oct 7th Beloit @ Southeast of Saline

John Swanson & Eric Hilt have the call.

6:10pm… Kansas Pre Game Show

6:40pm Live pre game from Gypsum

7:00pm Kickoff-Beloit @ Southeast of Saline

10:00pm High school Football Scoreboard Show

Also hear the game at…on TV Cable Channel 12 in Beloit and on Synergy Channels 995 and 997 on Cunningham Cable

Hear Kansas State Football on AM1190 KVSV The Mix and KVSV FM 105.5

Sat Oct 8th 3pm pre-game…6pm kick-off…..Texas Tech @ Kansas State


Kettle Specials

Kettle’s specials next week are:

Grilled Cheese: Artichoke, spinach and sundried tomatoes

Soup: Gumbo with Ocra and Rice

Beer of the Week:  Lagunitas $3.50


KansasWorks Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers who hire and retain veterans and individuals from other target groups with significant barriers to employment. Employers claim about $1 billion in tax credits each year under the WOTC program. There is no limit on the number of individuals an employer can hire to qualify to claim the tax credit. WOTC joins other workforce programs that incentivize workplace diversity and facilitate access to good jobs for American workers

WOTC helps targeted workers move from economic dependency into self-sufficiency as they earn a steady income and become contributing taxpayers, while participating employers are able to reduce their income tax liability.

The maximum tax credit amounts depend on the wages paid to the new hire, the new employee’s target group and the number of hours worked during the first year of employment. The tax credit amounts range from $1,200 to $9,600.

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the PATH Act) that extends and modifies the WOTC Program. In summary, the PATH Act:

  • Retroactively reauthorizes the WOTC program target groups for a five-year period, from December 31, 2014 to December 31, 2019.
  • Introduces a new target group, Qualified Long-term Unemployment Recipients, for new hires that begin to work for an employer on or after January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2019.

There are approximately 5,873 Employers’ in Kansas that utilize the WOTC program. The WOTC unit averages 38,000 applications a year.

For more information about the WOTC please contact Ashla Stowe at or (785) 296-7435 or go to WOTC.



Blood Drive



MCHHS Hallow’s Eve FUN RUN

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Kettle Events



KDNS/KZDY Broadcast Schedule

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

Friday: October 7th  

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

Beloit @ SE Saline 6:45 p.m. LIVE VIDEO STREAM at

Tescott @ St. John’s/Tipton 6:30 p.m. Radio:  Z96.3 the Lake and

Sylvan Lucas @ Lakeside 6:30pm  Radio:  KD Country 94 &

KD Country 94 Local Scoreboard Show 10:05 p.m. & www.kdcountry94.con

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


Ackerman Supply

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Cole W Eberle Photography



For additional information contact Colleen Eberle at



Farmway Coop 

Farmway Co-op, Inc. is joining with 30,000 other cooperatives nationwide in October to celebrate National Cooperative Month, which recognizes the many ways cooperatives help to build stronger communities and a stronger economy.

“Cooperatives Build” is the theme of this year’s National Cooperative Month. “This year’s theme is excellent, because there are so many ways that cooperatives help to build a stronger rural America,” said Art Duerksen, Farmway CEO. “Our cooperative had $409,874,612  in sales and other income last year, with earnings on those sales being returned either to our members or reinvested in the co-op. Those dollars circulate close to home, helping to strengthen the local economy.”

Consider these ways that co-ops build:

Cooperatives Build Trust Most co-ops strive to adhere to seven key cooperative principles, which combine to help build trust between the co-op, its members and the community.  For example, the first principle is Voluntary and Open Membership, which means that we are a voluntary organization open to all people to use our services and willing to accept the responsibility of membership. The second principle, Democratic Member Control, gives members a voice in the cooperative’s policies and decisions. Through the fifth principle, Education, Training and Information, we enable members to contribute to the development of our cooperative whether it’s by attending an annual meeting or serving on the board of directors. Members have opportunities to contribute to the cooperative.

Cooperatives Build Community The seventh cooperative principle is Concern for Community. Cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through employee involvement in local organizations, through charitable contributions to community efforts and through support for schools. Through the month of October, your cooperative is hosting its annual Farmway Food Pantry Drive at all Farmway locations and participating high schools. Elementary students can join in the celebration through the coloring contest.

Cooperatives Build Jobs Cooperatives generate jobs in their communities, keep profits local and pay local taxes to help support community services. Farmway has 37 facilities in nine north central Kansas counties and employs 161 people. “Through the real estate, sales and payroll taxes it pays, the co-op is a major contributor to the tax base of local governments, helping to support schools, police and fire protection and other vital community infrastructure,” said Duerksen.

Cooperatives Build a Better World Through all of the above ways, cooperatives build a better world. “We like to talk about ‘the cooperative difference,’ because co-ops offer so many advantages to their members,” said Tim Porter, Board Chairman and a grain producer in Mitchell County. “Our business is owned by its producer-owners. United in a co-op, the power of one is multiplied by the many.”

For more information on October Co-op Month festivities with Farmway, visit<>.


Beloit Holiday Fair



Legislative Update with Susan Concannon



Beloit Citizens Ballot Flyer





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!


Thank You for renewing your Membership

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

  • Lost Creek Therapies Myofascial Release Center



Calendar of Events

Friday, October 7th – 11am-1pm – Cooportunity Day Picnic – Rolling Hills Electric

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

Wednesday, October 19th – Noon-6pm – Beloit Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym

Thursday, October 20th – 8:30am-2pm – Beloit Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym

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

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

Monday, October 24th – 6:30pm – Legislative Update with Rep. Susan Concannon – Kettle

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

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

Saturday, October 29th – 8am – MCHHS Fun Run/Walk

Monday, October 31st – 5:30pm – Halloween Parade, sponsored by Beloit Call – Downtown

Tuesday, November 1st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, November 2nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, November 3rd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Thursday, November 3rd – 4:30pm-6:30pm – Business After Hours sponsored by Nex-Tech Wireless – Porter House

Friday, November 4th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Rolling Hills Electric

Monday, November 7th – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, November 8th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, November 8th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, November 9th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, November 10th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, November 11th – 11am – Veterans Day Parade – Downtown

Friday, November 11th – Chamber Office Closed



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