Chamber Chat March 17, 2017

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

Chamber Chat

Tree City USA Recognition Day

The Beloit Tree Board and the City of Beloit will be hosting “Celebrating 41 years of TCUSA and Kansas Community Forestry” on Thursday, March 23rd at the First Christian Church.  The City of Beloit has been recognized as a Tree City for 40 years.

One of the featured keynote speakers will be Beloit’s native son, Fred Deneke, along with his brother Stan.  Fred is considered one of the early founders of Community Forestry and the TCUSA program.

Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976.  It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.

More than 3,400 communities have made the commitment to becoming a Tree City USA.  The have achieved Tree City USA status by meeting four core standard of sound urban forestry management:  maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.

For more information on Tree City USA Recognition Day, contact Lynn Miller, Parks & Rec, at 738-2270.


Kettle Specials

Special Sandwich starting Friday, March 17 (while supplies last!): Hot Pastrami with beer-infused mustard sauce, caramelized onions, muenster cheese on a pretzel bun! $7.49

Lent Special on Fridays through Easter: White Wine Artichoke Spinach Dip Panini, $6.49 

Grilled Cheese: Sausage Fest Grilled Cheese with Beer Cream Sauce

Soup: Vietnamese Pho

Drink: Apothic Rose, $5/$18


Kettle St. Patrick’s Day Entertainment

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The Beloit Senior Center will be hosting a Computer/Smart Phone workshop on Wednesday, March 22, and Friday, March 24.  The event will run from 9:00 until 11:00 AM each day.  There is NO CHARGE for this event, and is open to ALL area residents regardless of age.

Bring your Laptop, iPad, and/or Smart Phone to the Senior Center, or use the computers available at the Center.  There will be no formal presentation, just a question/answer format on the questions you bring to the workshop.  Participants can go to one or both days of the event, and come-and-go as they choose.  No advance reservations are required.  Call Jay Rowh at (785)-738-0241 for further information.


NCK CASA Basket Raffle

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The Glen Elder Senior Center will be hosting a Computer/Smartphone Workshop for the first time ever.  The Workshop will take place the week of March 27 – 31 from 9:30 until 11:00 each day.  Serving as moderators will be students from the North Central Kansas Technical College, under the tutelage of Mr. Robert McCreight, Advanced Computer Technology Instructor at NCK-Tech.  The Glen Elder Senior Center is now able to host such events due to being awarded a grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation of Logan, Kansas.  The grant covered the Wifi installation by Cunningham Telephone and Cable of Glen Elder, as well as additional equipment in the form of computers provided by Mr. Duff Watson of Holy Family Elementary School of Hays.  A special “Thank You” goes to Mr. Tyler Brummer of Cunningham Telephone and Cable for installing the equipment.

The NCK-Tech students will be available to answer your questions concerning the use of your electronic equipment.  You are invited to bring your personal laptops, iPads, and Smartphones, or use the equipment available at the Center.  While there will be no formal presentation each day, the students will just move around the room, answering questions from the individual workshop participants.  Whether you are a total beginner in using electronic devices, or a more advanced user, this workshop will meet your needs.  Participants can come and go throughout the morning, or stay for the entire time.  Likewise, participants can choose to be there for just one day, all five days, or any number of days in between.  You can get your questions answered one day, go home that night to practice what you learned, then come back another day for follow-up questions, or move on to another topic.  YOU choose the questions which meet YOUR needs.

There is NO COST for this valuable information and experience, and the event is open to area residents of all ages.   The event is sponsored by the Glen Elder Senior Center, along with the Mitchell County Council on Aging.  Similar events have been held at the Beloit Senior Center in the past, but this is the first time such an event has been held in the Glen Elder Senior Center.  The Beloit Center will also be hosting this workshop, featuring students from Beloit High School, the week before Glen Elder.  The Beloit event will take place on Wednesday and Friday, March 22nd and 24th, from 9:00 until 10:30 each day.  You are invited to share in as many days as you desire at the two locations.  Take advantage of this great opportunity to expand your knowledge with your electronic devices.  Call Jay Rowh at (785)-738-0241 for more information.  Advance reservations are not required.  See you there!!


KVSV Broadcast Schedule

Hear Kansas State Mens and Womens Basketball from the NCAA Tournament on KVSV FM 105.5 and AM1190 KVSV The Mix

Friday March 17th…..5:30pm….K State Men v.s. Cincinnati

Saturday March 18th….2:30pm…K-State Women v.s. Drake


Heart Choices Annual Spring Banquet

Heart Choices Pregnancy & Parenting Resource Center

invites you to its annual Spring Banquet

7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017

Beloit Municipal Building

119 N. Hersey St., Beloit, KS

Special Guest Speaker

Pastor Andy Merritt

Edgewood Baptist Church, Columbus, Georgia

The public (adults only, please) is invited.

Meal served by Buffalo Roam Steakhouse, Mankato

and sponsored by area businesses and individual donors

Reservations requested by March 30

738-3433 or

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a future.”   Jeremiah 29:11

Beloit              Concordia        Osborne         Smith Center


NCK CASA Battle of the Musicians

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MCHHS Auxiliary

Spring Luncheon & Meeting

Monday, April 3, 2017

11:00 am Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Provided by the Auxiliary

11:30 am Program

Infection Control in the Hospital

Christine Winkel

Jeremy Armstrong – Hospital Update

12:00 pm Business Meeting

Mitchell County Hospital

South Dining Room


Kettle Events

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Chamber Coffee!


Join us for the “Chamber Coffee” Friday, April 7th hosted by Guaranty State Bank at the Chamber Office from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (come and go)

There will be refreshments and tons of networking!


Thank You for renewing your Membership

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

¨      Nex-Tech

¨      Porter House Apts.


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

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

Wednesday, March 22nd – Tree City Annual Meeting

Wednesday, March 22nd – 9am-10:30am – Computer/Smart Phone Workshop – Senior Center

Thursday, March 23rd – Tree City Annual Meeting

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

Friday, March 24th – 9am-10:30am – Computer/Smart Phone Workshop – Senior Center

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

Wednesday, March 29th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Monday, April 3rd – 11am – MCHHS Auxiliary Spring Meeting & Luncheon – MCHHS Dining         Room

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

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

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

Thursday, April 6th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Thursday, April 6th – 7pm – Heart Choices Annual Banquet – Muni

***** DATE CHANGE!!!!!  Friday, April 7th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – hosted by       Guaranty State Bank – Chamber Office

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

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

Tuesday, April 11th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

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

Thursday, April 13th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, April 14th – Good Friday

Sunday, April 16th – Easter Sunday

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

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

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

Thursday, April 20th – 12:30pm – SVED Board

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

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

Friday, April 28th – Beloit Relays – Trojan Stadium

Saturday, April 29th – City Wide Garage Sale


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