Chamber Chat August 4, 2017


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

Chamber Chat

Guaranty State Bank

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Kettle was honored to be featured in Destination Small Town, a site dedicated to showcasing small, rural towns in the Midwest and what they have to offer. Please watch, share and visit their web site: or

Congratulations B & Mandy!


KVSV Broadcast Schedule

Your Radio Home for the Kansas City Royals in North Central Kansas and South Central Nebraska is AM1190 KVSV The Mix

Friday Aug 4…………Seattle 6:30pm

Saturday Aug 5……….Seattle 5:30pm

Sunday Aug 6………..Seattle 12:30pm


Medicare Basics Workshop

The Beloit Senior Center will be the site of a “Medicare Basics” workshop on Monday, August 14th, beginning at 6:00 PM. The event is sponsored by the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging, as well as the Mitchell County Council on Aging and the Beloit Senior Center. The program will highlight the steps people recently (or soon to be) turning 65 will need to follow in signing up for Medicare. It will also benefit anyone who has any questions concerning Medicare, Medicare Supplement programs, or the Medicare Part D Drug plans which will be available in the upcoming annual enrollment sign-up period scheduled for October 15 through December 7. The program is open to anyone regardless of age, but will especially be beneficial to those about to enter the Medicare program, Senior Citizens currently on Medicare, or any caregiver for an individual faced with Medicare issues. There is no cost for the workshop, and advanced enrollment is not necessary. The 6:00 PM starting time will allow those currently working to still attend the meeting, which typically ends between 7:30 and 8:00 PM.

The workshop will be conducted by staff members from NC-FHAAA who specialize in Medicare issues for the Manhattan-based Area Agency on Aging, with added support from John Highland, Beloit’s SHICK volunteer. SHICK stands for Senior Health Insurance Councilor for Kansans. These volunteers help local residents with their Medicare issues throughout the year, whether it is involved in enrolling issues, periodic Medicare questions, or the Medicare Part D enrollment. In addition to the presentation on Medicare by the FHAAA staff, there will be considerable time allotted for questions for any of the highly qualified personnel in attendance. The Flint Hills staff members involved in Medicare issues undergo intense training for that position as they strive to help Kansas Seniors arrive at Medicare decisions that are best for that individual. They work hard to help guide Kansas Seniors in their Medicare options, and are very thorough in presenting an appropriate explanation that is easily understood.

Participation is open to anyone in Mitchell County or any of the surrounding counties. For further information, please call the Beloit Senior Center at 785-738-5802, Jay Rowh, Mitchell County Silver Haired Legislator, at 785-738-2310 or 785-738-0241, or NC-FHAAA at 800-432-2703. You are all invited to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to increase your knowledge of the federal Medicare program, and make it work for YOU.



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Kettle Specials

Kettle specials next week are:

Grilled Cheese: “Radiant Wilbur” Smoked pork, Carolina-style BBQ sauce, provolone cheese

Drink: Goose Island IPA, $3.50


Cawker City Picnic

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2017 KD Country 94/Z96.3 the Lake Summer Giveaway Remotes

Saturday, August 12th

3-5 p.m. Summer Giveaway Finale Remote Party at Dairy Queen in Beloit


Pet Connection Taco Tuesday

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First Impressions of Beloit

All communities have difficulties viewing their surrounding as others – customers, visitors, potential residents, and potential businesses – see them.  Our views are skewed by over-familiarization, a lack of differing perspectives, expectations, and a reluctance to be completely honest with our neighbors when dealing with difficult issues, such as the appearance of buildings, customer service, and the maintenance of public facilities.

Recently a volunteer team from another community of similar size made a visit to Your Town to report their “First Impressions” of the community.  The team acted as “secret shoppers” for the day to discover what they could about Your Town.  They followed a set procedure established through the “First Impressions” program and documented their results.

These results will be shared at a public meeting on Thursday, August 10th at 7:00pm at the City of Beloit Municipal Building – 119 North Hersey.  Following the presentation, two or three project areas will be identified and time will be allowed for discussion and initial planning.  Everyone is encouraged to attend to learn how a visitor sees your community.

“First Impressions” is a program developed by K-State Research and Extension through the Community Vitality program.  The focus of the program is to help communities learn about existing strengths and weaknesses through the eyes of visitor.  The results from a “First Impressions” visit can serve as the basis for community action and as a way to document changes in a community over time.

For further information about the meeting on Thursday, August 10th at 7:00pm , contact Heather Hartman at 785.738.3000 or

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Kettle Events

Kettle March April 16 Events

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Nex-Tech Wireless

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Heart Choices

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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

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

Tuesday, August 8th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room

Tuesday, August 8th – 5:30pm-7:30pm – GSB Picnic in the Square – Wilson Neff Park Glen Elder

Tuesday, August 8th – 6pm-8pm – Tie-Dye Taco Tuesday – Down Under

Tuesday, August 8th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, August 9th – Noon – Lions Club – Location TBD

Thursday, August 10th – 7pm – First Impressions Community Meeting – Muni

Monday, August 14th – 5:30pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Museum

Tuesday, August 15th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room

Wednesday, August 16th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Association

Wednesday, August 16th – Noon – Lions Club – Location TBD

Thursday, August 17th – First day of School for Beloit & St. John’s

Friday, August 18th – Sunday, August 20th – Cawker City Picnic

Tuesday, August 22nd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room

Wednesday, August 23rd – Noon – Lions Club – Location TBD

Wednesday, August 23rd – 4pm-7pm – MCHHS Job Fair – MCHHS North Dining Room

Thursday, August 24th – 12:30pm – SVED Board

Tuesday, August 29th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room

Wednesday, August 30th – Noon – Lions Club – Location TBD


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