Chamber Chat October 28, 2016


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

Chamber Chat 

MCHHS Hallow’s Eve FUN RUN



Nex-Tech Wireless



Trunk and Treat

If you are looking for a safe place to take your children trick or treating this Halloween, you don’t have to look too far.  Zion Lutheran Church is hosting a Trunk and Treat Halloween event where you will find vehicles lined up with their trunks open and ready to hand out treats to the children in a safe, friendly environment.

Bring your children to Luther Park west of the Zion Lutheran Church, 621 N Mill St., in Beloit on Monday night, October 31st from 5:30pm-7:30pm and enjoy the festivities.


Beloit Call Halloween Contest

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Chamber Coffee!

Join us for the “Chamber Coffee” Friday, November 4th hosted by Rolling Hills Electric, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (come and go) There will be refreshments, coffee and tons of networking!


Ray’s Apple Market Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening

Join us on Thursday, November 3rd at 10am for Ray’s Apple Market Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening! 


Veterans Day Parade

The Veteran’s Day Parade is scheduled for Friday, November 11th at 11am.  For more information on being in the parade, contact Gary Pohlman at 785-738-3613.


Chamber After Hours!


Kettle Specials

Kettle’s specials next week are:

Grilled Cheese: Chicken Satay with mozzarella and brie

Soup: Roasted Butternut Squash

Beer Special: Leinenkugel Oktoberfest $3.50


Kettle Events


Heart Choices



KVSV Broadcast Schedule

Hear Kansas State Football on KVSV FM 105.5 and AM 1190 KVSV The Mix

Sat Oct 29th Kansas State at Iowa State

10am pre-game…on KVSV FM 105.5

Coverage begins around 11am on AM1190 KVSV The Mix (immediately following Coaches Corner)



The Beloit Senior Center will be the site of a Medicare Part D enrollment event on Tuesday, November 1, beginning at 9:00 AM and slated to run until 4:00 PM.  The event is sponsored by the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging as well as the Mitchell County Council on Aging and the Beloit Senior Center.  The program will highlight the Medicare Part D Drug plans which will be available in the annual enrollment sign up period scheduled for October 15 through December 7.  The program is open to anyone either currently enrolled in Medicare, or those who will be going on Medicare in the next four months.  There is no cost for the event, and advanced enrollment is not necessary, although the scheduling of an appointment is advised.  Appointments can be made by calling the NC-FHAAA at 800-432-2703, or by calling the Beloit Senior Center at 785-738-5802.

The enrollment event will be conducted by staff members from NC-FHAAA who specialize in Medicare issues for the Manhattan based Area Agency.  Also in attendance will be some of the local SHICK (Senior Health Insurance Counselors for Kansans) representatives, including Mr. John Highland.  Each individual who participates in the enrollment will work with a SHICK counselor, and will be given as much time as needed in order to arrive at the Medicare Part D Drug Plan that works best for them.  All SHICK volunteers undergo three intense days of training for that position as they strive to help Kansas Seniors arrive at Medicare decisions that are best for that individual.  The local pharmacies also have a vested interest in helping their customers achieve a beneficial relationship with the Medicare program, both in terms of controlling costs as well as providing necessary coverage for their individual drug needs.  They provide yet another option for the citizens of this area in wisely selecting the plan that works in their best interest.

An added feature this year will be the attendance of a health insurance Navigator, whose role is to help people who are under the age of 65 attain an affordable health care plan.  Many will even qualify for help with the health plan premium, and the Navigator is trained to find those assistance options.  Any individual who does not currently have health insurance through their employer is invited to work with the Navigator to find a plan that works for them.  Again, this service is free, and you are not required to pick any particular plan.  Let the Navigator help you achieve health insurance security.

Participation is open to anyone in Mitchell County or any of the surrounding counties.  Everyone who participates in the Medicare program is highly advised to re-evaluate their Part D plan each year.  Plans change from one year to the next, so what worked well for you this year might not be the best plan for you this coming year.  In addition, a person’s individual drug needs also change from year to year, so again it is best to look at all the options available to you.  Every SHICK volunteer can site many examples of individuals who saved hundreds of dollars a year, just by choosing the most beneficial plan for their needs.  Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to save money on your Medicare Part D plan, by participating in the yearly enrollment event on Tuesday, November 1st, at the Beloit Senior Center.   Call Jay Rowh at 785-738-0241 for further details.


Beer & Books Tasting 

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

Saturday, October 29th – 5pm-6pm – Trunk or Treat & Hayrides – Cawker City

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

Monday, October 31st – 5:30pm-6pm – Halloween Pictures to benefit Relay for Life – Gray Drug

Monday, October 31st – 5:30pm-6:30pm – Trunk or Treat – Glen Elder

Monday, October 31st – 5:30pm-7pm – Trunk or Treat – Zion Lutheran Church, Beloit

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

Tuesday, November 1st – 9am-4pm – Medicare Part D Enrollment – Beloit Senior Center

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

Thursday, November 3rd – 10am – Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening for Ray’s Apple Market

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

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

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

Friday, November 4th – 7pm-9pm – Beer & Books Tasting – Kettle

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

Tuesday, November 8th – Election Day

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

Monday, November 14th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

Tuesday, November 15th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, November 16th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Association

Wednesday, November 16th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, November 17th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRPC

Tuesday, November 22nd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, November 23rd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Wednesday, November 23rd – 6pm – Opening night of Isle of Lights – Chautauqua Park

Thursday, November 24th – Friday, November 25th – Chamber Office Closed

Tuesday, November 29th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, November 30th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Saturday, December 3rd – Christmas Kick-off in Beloit!



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