Chamber Chat April 21, 2017

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


Chamber Chat

Welcome New Chamber Member! 

The Chamber would like to welcome Posh as the newest member of the Chamber!  Posh is a full service salon that includes hair/nails, lash extensions, spa services, clothing, jewelry & accessories and an Aveda concept salon.   

Stop by 111 S Mill St. or call 785-534-1972 to book an appointment with Kasey, Tammi, Anita or Jenn!  

Congratulations to Posh on their beautiful downtown location and becoming a member of the Chamber.


Beloit Community Wide Garage Sale

The Beloit Community Wide Garage Sale will take place on Saturday, April 29th.  Sign up at the Waconda Trader & get two FREE Community-Wide Garage Sale signs & your sale location on the map with your PAID ad.  Cost is $6.00 for up to 10 words & $.50 per word thereafter.

Deadline is Noon, Friday, April 21st.  For more information contact the Trader at 738-2424.


Chamber Coffee! 

Join us for the “Chamber Coffee” Friday, May 12th at NCK Tech Conference Room, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (come and go)  There will be tours of the house built by the students.

There will be refreshments and tons of networking!


KVSV GM John Swanson Honored

Each year the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association names a winner of the media award given to a journalist or broadcaster that provides outstanding high school basketball coverage in the state of Kansas.

This year’s winner is KVSV Beloit’s GM John Swanson. John has been at KVSV since 1988….He has been the play by play voice of the Beloit High Trojans and St Johns Blujays since 1996.  Swanson has won numerous sports play by play awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters including 3 First Place awards in the state in the small market radio category in 2003, 2013 and 2016.

Some of the previous winners of the KBCA Media award include….Catch It Kansas-Wichita…WIBW Radio Sports Crew Topeka…Bruce Steinbrock formerly of WIBW Radio in Topeka…Chris Allison KGSO Radio in Wichita…Matt Walters KMAN Radio in Manhattan…and Rick Peterson and Brent Maycock of the Topeka Capitol Journal.

An awards ceremony will take place Saturday afternoon June 24th at 1:30pm at Pioneer Hall on the campus of Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina.  The Girls and Boys KBCA All Star Games will be played that evening.  Davis Dubbert of St Johns Tipton will play in the boys game.

“It’s a great honor to receive this award. It means alot!” …said Swanson.  “Just like in basketball it takes a great team effort to win… radio …it takes a great team to provide quality sports broadcasts and that is what we have at KVSV.”  Swanson also added…”We’ve never received any awards for this (laughing)….but B.J. and I figured up that I’ve probably told over 3100 jokes on the KVSV Morning show in the last dozen years or so too.

John Swanson still serves as GM, Morning Show co-host and High School Sports Play By Play Announcer at KVSV AM1190 The Mix and The Gold Standard in Music KVSV FM 105.5 in Beloit.


Kettle Specials

Grilled Cheese: “El Desayuno” Chorizo, diced peppers & onions, fried egg, Monterey Jack cheese

Drink: Goats do Roam White Blend, $4/$16


Kettle Events

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KVSV Broadcast Schedule

Hear Kansas City Royals Baseball on AM1190 KVSV The Mix

Friday April 21st………….at Texas…………….6:30pm

Saturday April 22nd…….at Texas…………….6:30pm

Sunday April 23rd……… Texas……………1:30pm


Relay for Life Community Events 

Join Relay for Life at the Movies  

Join Relay for Life of Mitchell, Osborne and Jewell Counties (RFL) in celebrating another year with a Movie Event to launch the Relay for Life season. RFL invites all to attend the special showing of 50/50 at Solomon Valley Cinema in Beloit at 2:00 p.m. on April 29.

Cancer survivors and one caretaker can attend the movie for free. Please wear your purple shirt and RSVP to Bev Wiese at 785-373-6652. Individuals who have joined or formed a Team for RFL of Mitchell, Osborne and Jewell Counties online at can attend for free. Community members are encouraged to join in on the fun by purchasing a $5.00 ticket at the door. For more information visit 

Hopping for Hope at Sonic

Relay for Life volunteers are carhopping for hope at the Sonic in Beloit April 28 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. where all cash tips will benefit Relay for Life. So stop by to eat or enjoy a special treat and donate to Relay for Life on April 28. If you would like to volunteer to work a two-hour shift contact Beth Holling at 785-545-5477. For more information visit

Cancer Tees Me Off

Relay for Life of Mitchell, Osborne and Jewell Counties hosts a Glow-in-the-dark Golf Tournament Saturday, May 6 at 3:00 p.m. Entry fee of $200 includes: supper, 1 free drink, mulligans, glow-in-the-dark supplies, 4 luminaries per team, and hole-in-one prize entry you’re your entire team. Teams must have one lady per team for the 4-person scramble. Glow packages to decorate your cart will be available to purchase day of the event. To register, contact: Stephanie Chancellor at, 785-738-8900 or Christie Fouts at, 785-346-6497. Registration deadline is May 1. 

Join the American Cancer Society at a Relay For Life® for Mitchell, Osborne & Jewell County

Join the fight against cancer and the movement to create a world with more birthdays, by participating in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® on Saturday, June 3 at Chautauqua Park in Beloit starting at 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This inspiring event unites the entire community in celebrating those who have had cancer, remembering loved ones lost, and providing an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relay For Life supports the Society’s mission to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. To register for this FREE, family friendly event, or for more information, visit, or, or call 1-800-227-2345, or e-mail


Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline Workshop

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Mitchell County Clean-Up

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Beloit Area Prayer Breakfast



6:30 to 7:45 AM

First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

801 N. Bell St., Beloit, KS 67420

Speaker: Robert Davis

Local Businessman, Husband, Father and Dedicated Follower of Jesus

Who will share about his prayer journey.

The breakfast is free. Donations are welcomed to help with similar future events.

Co-sponsored by the Beloit Ministerial Association and a group of local volunteers.

2017 National Day of Prayer Theme:

For Your Great Name’s Sake

Hear Us…Forgive Us…Heal Us!

Based on Daniel 9:9


Leadership Mitchell County

We are now accepting applications for the next Leadership Mitchell County Class 18! Please help us by nominating a friend, co-worker or family member who is from Osborne County, Jewell County or Mitchell County. Applications are due by June 1, 2017!

Visit our website and download the application here:



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Thank You for renewing your Membership

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

¨       Crop Production Services


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

Tuesday, April 25th – 11am – Arbor Day Celebration – Chautauqua Park

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

Saturday, April 29th – 9am-4pm – Conscious Discipline Workshop – Guaranty State Bank

Monday, May 1st– Saturday, May 6th – 8am-4pm – Mitchell County Clean-up

Monday, May 1st – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, May 2nd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni

Wednesday, May 3rd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, May 4th – 6:30am-7:45am – Beloit Area Prayer Breakfast – United Methodist Church

Thursday, May 4th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

Monday, May 8th – 5:30pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Museum

Tuesday, May 9th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room

Tuesday, May 9th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, May 10th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, May 11th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, May 12th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – NCK Tech Student Union

Tuesday, May 16th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room

Wednesday, May 17th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Association

Wednesday, May 17th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, May 18th – 12:30pm – SVED Board

Saturday, May 20th – Glen Elder City Wide Garage Sale

Tuesday, May 23rd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room

Wednesday, May 24th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Saturday, May 26th – Monday, May 29th – Memorial Day Activities


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