Chamber Chat January 20, 2017

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Chamber Chat


Chamber Annual Banquet (Luau Style!)


The date for the Chamber Annual Banquet has been set!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 18thThe theme this year is “The Torches are Lit, the Theme is Set…We’re Having a Luau you Will Never Forget!”  That’s right a luau!  The banquet will start at 6pm at Down Under!  Entertainment this year is…

Comedian Gayle Becwar!  Everyone is sure to enjoy his hilarious, interactive and innovative blend of stand-up comedy and magic.  Gayle gets the audience involved so everyone feels like a part of the show.

You should have received your invitations in the mail.  Don’t delay, send in your reservation today!


Beloit Wrestling Invitational




On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging (based in Manhattan) will be hosting their annual “Older Kansan’s Day at the State Capitol”.  This is an invitation to you, your friends, and anyone else interested in Senior Issues, to meet at the State Capitol on that day, and express your opinion on issues important to you, and to Kansas Seniors all across the state.

The day will begin when you meet with NC-FHAAA members in the State Capitol sometime between 8:00 and 9:00 AM.  Appointments with our State Legislators (Representative Susan Concannon and Senator Elaine Bowers) will be scheduled in the morning, usually in groups of 3-5 people.  They will also provide each person with “talking points” on the positions of the Kansas Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities (K4Ad), as well as vital statistics on the value of senior programs in the State of Kansas.  These are merely starting points that you can use when meeting the State Legislators, but you are not restricted to these points.  Any issue that concerns you is certainly open for discussion, and you are welcome to state your position on any of those concerns.  We especially want to focus on issues important to seniors that day, but you are not restricted to just those issues.

Each appointment with the State Legislator will be for approximately 15-20 minutes, at which time another group will be scheduled to meet with that legislator.  Since the Kansas House of Representatives convenes daily at 11:00 AM, the appointments with House members will only last until about 10:45.  Appointments with members of the Kansas Senate can continue, as the Senate does not convene until after lunch (around 1:30 PM).

At lunch, attendees will meet on the second floor of the State Capitol, where a box lunch will be served to all those participating in the event, as well as our State Legislator guests.  Price for the box lunch will be $10.00.

Other activities available to the participants include going to either House or Senate committee hearings (especially if the hearing concerns legislation important to Kansas Seniors), attending either the House or Senate Session in the visitor’s gallery, or even taking a tour of the Capitol itself.  You may want to testify at a committee hearing if that topic is in your expertise, and you have made arrangements with the committee chairman to do so.

The goal for Older Kansan’s Day is to let our State Legislators know what topics are important to Kansas Seniors, their Caregivers, and those who support those issues.  It is also important to let the Legislators know that we are watching what they do, and that WE VOTE.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate, and there is a large contingent of Kansas Seniors and their supporters at the event.  Call Jay Rowh, NC-FHAAA Board Chairman, at 785-738-2310 for more information and/or to reserve your spot for the event.  The Solomon Valley Transportation (SVT) bus will be taking passengers from our area to the State Capitol but you are also encouraged to take your own car or ride with your friends in their car.    Mark February 14th on your calendar, and make your voice heard on the important Senior Issues in Kansas.


KDNS Broadcast Schedule

Friday & Saturday, January 20th & 21st Live reports from the Beloit Wrestling Invitational on KD Country 94 and


Chamber Coffee!

Join us for the “Chamber Coffee” Friday, February 10th hosted by Waconda Trader at the Chamber Office from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (come and go) There will be refreshments, coffee and tons of networking!


KVSV Broadcast Schedule

Hear all of the Beloit High Boys and Girls Play By Play From the Sterling Invitational Basketball Tourney all this week on KVSV Fri Jan 20…….TBA Hear K-State Mens Basketball on KVSV Sat Jan 21st….1pm ….K-State v.s. West Virginia on KVSV AM1190 The Mix….KVSV FM 105.5….and on TV cable Channel 12 in Beloit and on Synergy Channels 995 and 997 on Cunningham Cable. Hear Live Reports from the 47th Annual Beloit Wrestling Invitational Friday and Sat Jan 20-21st on KVSV AM1190 The Mix and KVSV FM 105.5





Kettle Specials

Grilled Cheese: Cold Cut Combo with Provolone

Soup: Roasted Jalapeno Corn Chowder

Drink Special: Free State Winterfest, $3.50


Solomon Valley Hospice Wine Tasting



Mitchell County Historical Society

Mitchell County Historical Society will hold their annual meeting and open house at the museum annex at 1915 N. Independence, Sunday, January 29th from 2PM to 5PM.

Open house is a come and go at your own pace to see progress of the new museum.


Kettle Events

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Beloit Community Blood Drive

Beloit Community Blood Drive

NCK Wellness Center Gym

3033 US Hwy 24

Thursday, February 16th


Friday, February 17th


Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter:  Beloit to schedule an appointment.


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.   

¨      KDNS 94.1/KZDY 96.3

¨      Linton Insurance

¨      Michael Olson & Co

¨      Wall to Wall Carpet & Interior


Calendar of Events

Friday, January 20th & Saturday, January 21st – Beloit Wrestling Invitational – BHS

Tuesday, January 24th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, January 25th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Sunday, January 29th – 2pm-5pm – Mitchell Co Historical Society Annual Meeting & Open House            – Museum Annex

Tuesday, January 31st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, February 1st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, February 2nd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Monday, February 6th – 7pm – Mitchell Country Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, February 7th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, February 8th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, February 9th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, February 10th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee @ Chamber Office (Porter House)  hosted by Waconda Trader

Monday, February 13th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Museum Annex

Tuesday, February 14th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Tuesday, February 14th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, February 15th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Association

Wednesday, February 15th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, February 16th – Noon-6pm –Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym

Thursday, February 16th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRPC

Friday, February 17th – 8:30am – 2:30pm – Blood Drive – NCK Wellness Center Gym

Saturday, February 18th – 6pm – Chamber Annual Banquet

Tuesday, February 21st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, February 22nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Saturday, February 25th – 6am-1pm – Lions Club Pancake Feed – Muni

Tuesday, February 28th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, March 1st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, March 2nd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse


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