Chamber Chat March 24, 2017

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

Chamber Chat

Thank you!

Huge thank you goes out to Lynn Miller, Beloit Parks & Rec, Parks & Rec staff and the Beloit Tree City Board on hosting the 41st Annual Tree City USA Recognition Event.  Over 120 participants from communities all over the state came to Beloit Thursday for the meeting.  Over 20 participants came in Wednesday for tours of our community and spent the evening.

Great job Beloit Tree Board, Lynn and Parks & Rec staff for keeping our community beautiful!  We are lucky to have all of you in Beloit.



The Beloit Senior Center will be hosting a Computer/Smart Phone workshop on 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.


Coffee & Conversation with US Congressman Roger Marshall

US Congressman Roger Marshall will have a Town Hall Meeting at the Chamber Office/Porter House Lobby on Thursday, April 13th at 9:30am.  More details to come in future Chamber Chats!


Kettle Specials

Grilled Cheese: Tuscan Brunch (Asparagus, sundried tomatoes, parmesan and Havarti cheese and garlic white wine sauce)

Soup: Rustic Tuscan Ribollita

Drink: Blue Moon, $3.50

“Friday Lent Special: Blackened Cod Sandwich with Chipotle Tartar Sauce, $6.99”



There will be a Computer/Smart Phone Workshop at the Glen Elder Senior Center every day from March 27th through March 31st.  The workshop will run from 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM each day, and we be directed by students from the North Central Kansas Technical College in Beloit.  Please bring your electronic devices, such as you Smart Phone, Lap top, or iPad, or use the computers available at the Center.  There is NO CHARGE for this workshop, which is open to all residents, regardless of age, of the area.  Advance registration is not needed.  Call Jay Rowh at 785-738-0241, or the Glen Elder Senior Center at 785-545-3444 for more details.  Sponsored by the Glen Elder Senior Center and the Mitchell County Council on Aging.


NCK CASA Basket Raffle

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Drive 4 UR School

Beloit & Truck Plaza will be sponsoring the Drive 4 UR School event from 9am to 1pm on April 1st to benefit both St. John’s Catholic and Beloit High Schools.  The event will be held at the business location on 3133 US Hwy 24 in Beloit.  This event has the potential to raise $6,000 through 300 test drives.

Drive 4 UR School began in 2007 as a way for Ford to give back to communities across the country.  The idea was for individuals to test-drive a Ford vehicle from a local dealership and earn $20 per test drive for their local high schools.  The success for the school program inspired the launch of Drive 4 UR Community, allowing Ford Dealers to partner with nonprofit organizations as well.  Thousands of events and $35 million in donations later, participants are still test-driving for a cause that they, and Ford, are equally passionate about.


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

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“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!


Hilltop Lodge Assisted Living

Hilltop Lodge Assisted living will celebrate their 12th Anniversary with a brunch on Tuesday, April 18th at 11:30am.  Family, friends and the community are all invited to attend the open house.  There will be an apartment on display with staging of furniture provided by Schnell & Pestinger.  If you plan to attend please use the north entrance off Independence Ave.  More parking is available on the west side of Hilltop or in Ray’s Apple Market parking lot.  For more information, contact Brad Heidrick at 738-3516.


Thank You for renewing your Membership

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

¨       Stephanie Meier Photography


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

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

Saturday, April 1st – 9am-1pm – Drive 4 UR School – Beloit Auto & Truck Plaza

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 – 9:30am – Coffee & Conversation with US Congressman Roger Marshall – Chamber Office/Porter House

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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