Chamber Chat February 17, 2107

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209 E Main #104., Beloit, KS 67420 ¨ 785-738-2717 ¨

Chamber Chat

Chamber Annual Banquet (Luau Style!)


6pm Social Hour

7pm Dinner

8pm Comedian Gayle Becwar

The Chamber would like to thank AGCO/Sunflower, Mi-Tre Construction, Nex-Tech and

Nex-Tech Wireless for sponsoring the entertainment, Waconda Trader for sponsoring the printing of invitations and programs.  Also would like to thank the following table sponsors:


CASA sponsored by H & R Block,

Cunningham Telephone & Cable

Farmway Coop

Frasier, Johnson & Martin

Guaranty State Bank

NCK Tech


Nex-Tech Wireless

Relay for Life sponsored by Mitre Construction

S & S Drug

Solomon Valley Bank

Solomon Valley Cinema

Waconda Trader

World Pest Control


Welcome New Chamber Members

***The Chamber would like to welcome NCKCN Internet as a new member of the Chamber.  NCKCN began with local and regional interest surveying and vetting in 1994 and 1995.  Formal North Central Regional Planning Commission Executive Board action occurred in 1995 to commence the development of this 501(c)3 geared toward general rural quality of life improvements namely providing high-speed Internet service.  State of the art service to underserved areas of North Central Kansas began earnestly in 1996.  Only dial-up service was possible at the time due to technology and larger pipeline constraints.  Cunningham Telephone and Cable began partnering with NCKCN in 1997 for its customer network.  As soon as wireless technologies were available about 1999, NCKCN was providing high-speed wireless access into unincorporated areas and inside some parts of Abilene, Belleville, Beloit, Clyde, Clifton, Concordia, Cuba, Delphos, Ellsworth, Glasco, Jewell, Lincoln, Minneapolis, Salina, Scandia, Solomon and Simpson.  Cunningham went to providing NCKCN powered internet through its cable systems just a few years later.  With the advent of cable internet from providers in the southern portion of the region NCKCN focused further north on that served by Cunningham.  It was not until 2010 that dial-up was ceased as a provision.  But, newer 3.65 gHz speed wireless equipment was able to be offered to the customer base.  Then, in  2015, NCKCN began very high speed Wireless Radwin x4G JET. This incredible technological breakthrough with speeds rivaling fiber is now available in Belleville, Beloit, Clyde, Concordia, Jewell, Mankato, and Minneapolis areas.  Other places are to be developed in 2017 and 2018.  Meanwhile its partner Cunningham is providing such services via high-speed fiber.

Additionally, NCKCN provides highly secure website domain hosting, smartphone interfacing services and it coordinates a small business gap financing loan pool and the ever popular Rural Business Development Project Initiative.  The latter has assisted over 70 projects in 19 counties since it began in 2004 using special tax credit funding.  From the NCK Tech College underground technology program to the Kansas Bulk Solids Innovation Center with Kansas State University in Salina and manufacturer expansion financing, the tax credit program has been widely beneficial.

NCKCN remains dedicated to providing effective, essential and innovative services for much of North Central Kansas.  Where would we be without it?


***The Chamber would like to welcome Mitchell County Convention & Tourism as a new member of the Chamber.  For more information about Mitchell County Convention & Tourism, check out their website at  There is great information about what to do and see in our county to enjoy.


KVSV Broadcast Schedule

Hear Live Reports from the 3-2-1A Regional Wrestling Tournament from Southeast Of Saline High School Friday and Saturday February 17 & 18 on AM1190 KVSV The Mix. 

Hear exciting High School Basketball Play by Play on KVSV AM1190 The Mix and KVSV FM 105.5

Fri Feb 17……..St Johns Tipton at Sylvan Lucas 5:40pm

All games can also be heard at…on TV Cable Channel 12 in Beloit and on Synergy Channels 995 and 997 on Cunningham Cable.

Johns Swanson and Jerry Rehmert will have the call.

Hear K_State Mens Basketball on KVSV AM1190 the Mix and KVSV FM105.5

Sat Feb 18 …..Kansas State at Texas TBA


Kettle Specials

Grilled Cheese: Taco Supreme 

Soup: Mexican Street Corn 

Drink: Shocktop Beer $3.50


Chamber Coffee!

Join us for the “Chamber Coffee” Friday, March 10th hosted by NCK CASA 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!


Nex-Tech Wireless

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KDNS Broadcast Schedule

Friday, February 17th

5:50 p.m. Minneapolis at Beloit  live video stream at            Radio: Z96.3 the Lake and

6 p.m.: Rock Hills at Thunder Ridge           Radio: KD Country 94 and

Regional Wrestling Reports on KD Country 94 and

Saturday, February 18th

#3 KU at #4 Baylor 11 a.m. Z96.3 the Lake Regional Wrestling Reports on KD Country 94 and

Tuesday, February 21st

Smith Center at Beloit 5:50 p.m. live video stream at

6 p.m.: Osborne at Victoria             Radio: KD Country 94 and

6 p.m.: St.John’s/Tipton at Bennington            Radio: Z96.3 the Lake and


Kettle Events




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.   

v  Beloit Lions Club


Calendar of Events

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

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

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

Monday, March 6th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

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

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

Thursday, March 9th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, March 10th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee @ Chamber Office hosted by NCK CASA

Sunday, March 12th – 2am – Daylight Savings Time

Monday, March 13th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex

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

Tuesday, March 14th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

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

Thursday, March 16th – 12:30pm – SVED Board

Saturday, March 18th – St. John’s School Auction

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

Wednesday, March 22nd – Tree City Meeting

Thursday, March 23rd – Tree City Meeting

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


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