Chamber Chat October 27, 2017

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

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Chamber Coffee

Join us for the “Chamber Coffee” Friday, November 10th at Kettle, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (This will be at Kettle)

At 9:30am, Mandy, owner of the Kettle, will have a short presentation on specials and upcoming events they have. After the presentation, stick around for more discussion!

There will be refreshments and tons of networking!




The Beloit Senior Center will be the site of a Medicare Part D enrollment event on Tuesday, October 31, beginning at 9:00 AM and slated to run until 4:00 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 Medicare Part D Drug plans which will be available in the annual enrollment sign up period scheduled for October 15 through December 7. The program is open to anyone either currently enrolled in Medicare, or those who will be going on Medicare in the next four months. There is no cost for the event, and advanced enrollment is not necessary, although the scheduling of an appointment is advised. Appointments can be made by calling the NC-FHAAA at 800-432-2703, or by calling the Beloit Senior Center at 785-738-5802.

The enrollment event will be conducted by staff members from NC-FHAAA who specialize in Medicare issues for the Manhattan based Area Agency on Aging. Also in attendance will be local SHICK (Senior Health Insurance Counselors for Kansans) representative Mr. John Highland. Each individual who participates in the enrollment will work with a SHICK counselor, and will be given as much time as needed in order to arrive at the Medicare Part D Drug Plan that works best for them. All SHICK volunteers undergo three intense days of training for that position as they strive to help Kansas Seniors arrive at Medicare decisions that are best for that individual. The local pharmacies also have a vested interest in helping their customers achieve a beneficial relationship with the Medicare program, both in terms of controlling costs as well as providing necessary coverage for their individual drug needs. They provide yet another option for the citizens of this area in wisely selecting the plan that works in their best interest.

An added feature this year will be the attendance of a health insurance Navigator, Carolyn Gottfried from the Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems, whose role is to help people who are under the age of 65 attain an affordable health care plan. Many will even qualify for help with the health plan premium, and the Navigator is trained to find those assistance options. Any individual who does not currently have health insurance through their employer is invited to work with the Navigator to find a plan that works for them. Again, this service is free, and you are not required to pick any particular plan. Carolyn will be at the Beloit Senior Center from 9:00 until noon that day. Let the Navigator help you achieve health insurance security.

Participation is open to anyone in Mitchell County or any of the surrounding counties. Everyone who participates in the Medicare program is highly advised to re-evaluate their Part D plan each year. Plans change from one year to the next, so what worked well for you this year might not be the best plan for you this coming year. In addition, a person’s individual drug needs also change from year to year, so again it is best to look at all the options available to you. Every SHICK volunteer can site many examples of individuals who saved hundreds of dollars a year, just by choosing the most beneficial plan for their needs. Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to save money on your Medicare Part D plan, by participating in the yearly enrollment event on Tuesday, October 31st, at the Beloit Senior Center. Call the Beloit Senior Center or Jay Rowh at 785-738-0241 for further details.


Kids’ Halloween Costume Contest

Tuesday, October 31st at 5:30pm

Come to the First National Bank Parking Lot to form the parade through downtown.

Prizes awarded to 3 age groups:  Ages 4 and under, Ages 5-2nd Grade and 3rd to 6th Grade

1st prize–$15, 2nd prize–$10, 3rd prize–$5


Zion Lutheran Church Trunk and Treat
If you are looking for a safe place to take your children trick or treating this Halloween you don’t have to look too far. Zion Lutheran Church is hosting a Trunk and Treat Halloween event where you will find vehicles lined up with their trunks open and ready to hand out treats to the children in a safe, friendly environment.

Bring your children to Luther Park west of the Zion Lutheran Church, 621 N. Mill St., in Beloit on Tuesday night, October 31, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:00 and enjoy the festivities. In case of bad weather, we will be inside using southwest door off parking lot.

Everyone is welcome to participate in Trunk and Treat. Just bring your cars, pickups and SUV’s. They can be decorated or not but bring plenty of candy as we had over 200 children last year. A supper will be provided at 7:00 for all who bring vehicles and participate.

If you have questions call Carla Donker at 738-3393 or 738-7552.


Kettle Specials
Grilled Cheese: “Green Guido” (pronounced “Gweedo-for Wade), Italian sausage, spinach and provolone cheese

Soup: Minestrone

Drink: Shocktop Lemon Shandy Draw, $3


Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting-Given Grace LLC

The Chamber is hosting a Ribbon Cutting for Given Grace LLC, 205 W Main St, on Friday, November 17th at 11am. The grand opening is Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th. This will also be a Christmas open house! What a great time to start or finish your Christmas shopping!



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KDNS Broadcast Schedule

Friday, October 27th
Beloit Lady Trojans & Smith Center Lady Red on KD Country 94 &

Pregame coverage begins 15 minutes before each match
8:30 AM Cheney (4) vs. Beloit (5)
11:30 AM Hays-TMP-Marian (1) vs. Beloit (5)
12:30 PM Beloit (5) vs. Wellsville (8)
3:30 PM Smith Center (4) vs. Meade (5)
5:30 PM Smith Center (4) vs. Leon-Bluestem (8)
8:30 PM Goessel (1) vs. Smith Center (4)

St.John’s/Tipton Lady Blujays on Z96.3 the Lake &

Pregame coverage begins 15 minutes before each match
3:30 PM Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton (3) vs. Waverly (6)
5:30 PM Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton (3) vs. Axtell (7)
8:30 PM Almena-Northern Valley (2) vs. Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton (3)

Saturday, October 28th-To Be Determined


Periwinkle Ribbon Run & Pancake Feed

periwinkle ribbon run & pancake feed

2 mile Run/Walk and Pancake Feed to help raise money for Krystal Link and her family as she fights stomach cancer.

Race will start at 8:00 (Registration at 7:30)
Pancake Breakfast will run from 8:00-11:00am

Race- $25 includes Ribbon Run t-shirt and breakfast afterwards
Pancake breakfast only- $10

COME for a great cause and even greater family, STAY for a 2 mile run or walk and delicious breakfast, then go ENJOY the Veterans Day parade downtown.

Registration details will be posted on Facebook soon.



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Heart Choices/Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

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Beloit Arts Center

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‘Art of Giving’ is a formal/semi formal event of art, food and live music. Proceeds benefit the Beloit Arts Center and our developing scholarship program providing local youth with access to classes in art, music, and dance.

In addition to art work we are humbly asking for gift basket donations from local businesses for our silent auction. Donations are tax deductible and creativity encouraged. Donation arrangements can be made by calling/texting Lacey Wichers at 785-614-2200. Artwork donation inquiries can be addressed to Catrina Wilson, 785-569-1026.

Individuals interested in volunteering are always welcome. Volunteers are needed for set up, photo booth, dessert preparation, art/donation handling, and silent auction. All volunteers are welcome to participate in the silent auction bidding and general having of fun. Volunteers can call/text Catrina Wilson at 785-569-1026.


Veterans Day Parade
The Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, November 11th at 11am. For more information contact Gary Pohlman at 785-738-3613 or 785-738-7188.


Save the Date!

Sizzlin’ with Santa “Soup” Cook-Off is scheduled for Saturday, December 9th! Instead of just chili this year, make whatever you want! The more the merrier and tastier!

Lots of other activities will be taking place! Keep checking Chamber Chat for more details!



Thank You for renewing your Membership
The following businesses have reinvested in the community through the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce.
• North Central Kansas CASA Inc.


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, October 28th – 4:30pm-6pm – Trunk or Treat –Cawker City Park
Tuesday, October 31st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room
Tuesday, October 31st – 5:30pm – Kids’ Halloween Costume Contest & Parade – Downtown Beloit
Tuesday, October 31st – 5:00pm-6:30pm – Trunk or Treat – Glen Elder
Wednesday, November 1st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, November 2nd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Monday, November 6th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, November 7th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room
Wednesday, November 8th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, November 9th – Noon – Chamber Board
Friday, November 10th – Chamber Coffee hosted by Kettle – @ Kettle
Saturday, November 11th – 7:30am-11am – Periwinkle Ribbon Run & Pancake Feed – NCK Tech
Saturday, November 11th – 11am – Veterans Day Parade
Monday, November 13th – 5:30pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Museum
Tuesday, November 14th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room
Tuesday, November 14th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, November 15th – 9:30am – Ministerial Association
Wednesday, November 15th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, November 16th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRPC
Friday, November 17th – 11am – Ribbon Cutting – Given Grace LLC, 205 W Main
Tuesday, November 21st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room
Wednesday, November 22nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Wednesday, November 22nd – 6pm – Chautauqua Isle of Lights opens
Thursday, November 23rd & Friday, November 24th – Chamber Office Closed
Saturday, November 25th – Christmas Tree Lighting – Glen Elder
Tuesday, November 28th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room
Wednesday, November 29th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Wednesday, November 29th – 7pm – Strategic Doing – NCK Tech Conference Room
Saturday, December 9th – 11am – Sizzlin’ With Santa Soup Cook-Off – Downtown



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