Chamber Chat July 27, 2017

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

Chamber Chat

 Mitchell County Fair

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Rays Apple Market

2017 InterHab Outstanding Business Award

Ray’s Apple Market will be receiving the 2017 InterHab Outstanding Business Award for the State of Kansas.  Congratulations to Ray’s, Todd Adolph and the staff.

The following was written by OCCK nominating Ray’s for the award:

Ray’s is a modern store with old-fashioned service.  (They even carry out your groceries)  Besides carrying a full line of groceries, they also run a deli and bakery.  Todd Adolf is the store manager and had been the assistant manager at Catlin’s/  Both owners, Ray’s and Catlin’s think it is very important to give to the community and you see that in work they are doing and have done with individuals with disabilities.

The relationship started many years ago with the opportunities for work study for students from the school.  It gave students the opportunity to learn new skills and experience the value of employment.

Ray’s Apple Market is one of the local transition council’s community partners.  The council promotes education about career awareness and promoting inclusive workplaces and integration.

When the Transition Council started our Disability Mentoring Days, they were one of the first businesses to allow the students to participate.  Todd does a great job explaining the employment opportunities in the business and the work skills needed.

The council also hold Transition Fairs bi-annually and Ray’s have always participated in our business group round table with allows students the opportunity to ask questions concerning employment in their business.

Now when we are planning our annual events, Todd is one of the first ones to answer to tell us they will participate.

Todd has worked closely with our Workforce Solutions Department which does job placement.  Ray’s willingness to hire a diverse work force has opened the door for many individuals.  As we all know employment gives people purpose, self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment and pride.  Ray’s has the same philosophy as OCCK, they both feel people should have the opportunity to pursue careers of their choice, participate in the workforce and engage actively in the economic workplace.

We truly appreciate Todd and Ray’s Apple Market for making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.


Schnell & Pestinger

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Kettle Weekly Specials

Grilled Cheese: The Return of Bonnie & Clyde (grilled chicken, tomato, mozzarella and balsamic sauce)

Drink: Emerald Bay White Zinfandel $3.50/$13


Guaranty State Bank

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KVSV Broadcast Schedule

Hear the 44th annual Kansas Shrine Bowl Football game Saturday night July 29th from Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kansas…….6:45 Pre Game on KVSV AM1190 the Mix and KVSV FM 105.5

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

Friday July 28………. .at Boston 5:30pm

Sunday July 30……….at Boston 12:00pm

Monday July 31…….at Baltimore 5:30pm

Tuesday Aug 1…… Baltimore 5:30pm

Wednesday Aug 2…………at Baltimore 5:30pm


Pet Connection Taco Tuesday

taco tuesday august 8



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

Thursday, July 27th

5:30-7:30 p.m. Mitchell County Fair in Beloit

Friday, July 28th

5:30-7:30 p.m. Mitchell County Fair in Beloit

Saturday, July 29th

5:30-7:30 p.m. Mitchell County Fair in Beloit

Saturday, August 12th

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


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 Beloit to report their “First Impressions” of the community. The team acted as “secret shoppers” for the day to discover what they could about Beloit. 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 our 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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Cawker City Picnic

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Kettle Events

Kettle March April 16 Events

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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. 

¥       El Puerto’s


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

Thursday, July 27th – Saturday, July 29th – Mitchell County Fair

Tuesday, August 1st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room

Wednesday, August 2nd – Noon – Lions Club – Location TBD

Thursday, August 3rd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

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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