Chamber Chat January 26, 2018


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

Chamber Chat

Chamber Annual Banquet


116th Chamber Annual Banquet

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018—6pm

Entertainment by Bryan Cork

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Laughter is the best medicine. Bryan has been doing his special form of healing for over twenty years now. This strange and unusual journey started for Bryan as an actor. For a dozen years he did appearances as the Amazing Spider-Man for Marvel Comics. But alas, the demands of wearing spandex eventually took its toll. (You try wearing spandex when you are 35 and see how you look.) So his career took a new direction. A comedy door opened up, and Bryan crashed through it like he was running from the police.

Now he tours the country sharing his unique brand of clean humor and clever stories about deer hunting, tech support, and how Pictionary can ruin Thanksgiving. He will leave you, and your audience roaring with laughter. And Bryan claims scientific research has shown that his show will lower your cholesterol, whiten your teeth, and make your children anxious to help with chores around the house.

Tickets are available.  Call the Chamber Office at 785-738-2717 or email to reserve yours today!


Prairie Connection

The Chamber is pleased to announce “Prairie Connection” will be playing at the Chamber Banquet from 6pm-8pm.

Prairie Connection is a forty year old band that has evolved from the Taqua Judd band to the Gamma Rays and now to the Prairie Connection.  This five piece group consists of some of Beloit’s most talented musicians – Josh Fuller (guitar, banjo and vocals), Dan Fleming (guitar and vocals), Linus Sarver (keyboard and vocals), Mike Harbaugh (fiddle) and Dr. David Neubert (bass and vocals). They perform an eclectic variety of Oldies but Goldies music including country, popular, folk, gospel and blue grass styles.


Given Grace


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Kettle Specials

Grilled Cheese: Alfredo and Pepperoni Mac & Cheese with provolone

Soup: Smoked Tomato Bisque

Drink: 50 cents off all Kansas Beers, $1 off all Kansas Wines

Happy Birthday Kansas!


KVSV Broadcast Schedule


Friday Jan 26…..Tescott at St John’s Tipton at Tipton 5:40pm

Hear K State Mens Basketball on KVSV FM 105.5 and AM1190 KVSV The Mix

Sat Jan 27th……..Georgia at Kansas State…..Noon

Hear K State Womens Basketball on KVSV FM 105.5 and AM1190 KVSV The Mix

Wed Jan 31st……K St at Oklahoma…………10am


Chamber Coffee

Join us for the “Chamber Coffee” Friday, February 9th at MCHHS in the South Dining Room, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (This will be at MCHHS)

At 10am, Carolyn Gottfried, Insurance Navigator and Eldon Koepke, CFO will give a short presentation on Special Enrollment Period outside of open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace and a review of MCHHS Annual Report.  After the presentation, stick around for more discussion!

There will be refreshments and tons of networking!


KDNS Broadcast Schedule

Your #1 source for High School Sports in North Central Kansas KD Country 94, Z96.3 the Lake, & Friday, January 26th 2018

6 p.m. Lakeside at Osborne Girls & Boys

Radio: KD Country 94 &

6 p.m. Wilson at Rock Hills

Radio: Z96.3 the Lake &


Pet Connection Tie-Dye Taco Tuesday

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NCK Tech

NCK Tech Recognized as #6 Community College in America

NCK Tech was recently named one of the nation’s top 50 community colleges by The college received this honor because of their high scores on the following outcomes: sustained achievement, learning, deployment, equitability, and cost-to-value. North Central Kansas Technical College is adding this award to many others they have received over the last few months. The Aspen Institute recognized NCK Tech as one of 150 best colleges in the US. In addition to this award, they were named #1 in the nation in job placement by, a #3 in the nation ranking in graduation rates by The Chronicle of Higher Education, and a 10th best community college in America award.

According to website, “North Central has an outstanding reputation for graduate placement, averaging over 90% annually. NCK Tech graduate salaries are consistently comparable to graduates of 2- and 4-year institutions.”

President of the college, Eric Burks, explains how NCK Tech continues to rise to the top of so many national rankings. “Simply put, we have wonderful and dedicated employees who help our students become successful graduates! It’s an honor for the college and gratifying for our staff to receive all of this recognition. It is also a point of pride for our students, and for the communities we serve, to know their college is performing so well on the national level. Personally, I’m most pleased that all of the rankings have been based on student success metrics, because that is why we are here…to help students succeed. We also know, while we’re thrilled with what we’ve accomplished, there’s more work to do and we intend to get better.”

NCK Tech is a fully accredited 2-year technical college with campuses in Beloit and Hays, KS. They tout 25 different programs to choose from and most programs are either 9 or 18 months in duration. The college also offers credits that transfer to 4-year institutions for students who are looking to further their education. To discover more about NCK Tech visit their website at


Mitchell Co Historical Society

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Kettle Jan-Mar 2018


Beloit Arts Center

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Nex-Tech Wireless

nex-tech wireless pet supply drive


Beloit Arts Center

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Solomon Valley Hospice

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On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging (based in Manhattan) will be hosting their annual “Older Kansan’s Day at the State Capitol”.  This is an invitation to you, your friends, and anyone else interested in Senior Issues, to meet at the State Capitol on that day, and express your opinion on issues important to you, and to Kansas Seniors all across the state.

The day will begin when you meet with NC-FHAAA members in the State Capitol sometime between 8:00 and 9:00 AM.  Appointments with your State Legislators can be scheduled in the morning, usually in groups of 3-5 people.  They will also provide each person with “talking points” on the positions of the Kansas Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities (K4Ad), as well as vital statistics on the value of senior programs in the State of Kansas.  These are merely starting points that you can use when meeting the State Legislators, but you are not restricted to these points.  Any issue that concerns you is certainly open for discussion, and you are welcome to state your position on any of those concerns.  We especially want to focus on issues important to seniors that day, but you are not restricted to just those issues.

Each appointment with the State Legislator will be for approximately 15-20 minutes, at which time another group will be scheduled to meet with that legislator.  Since the Kansas House of Representatives convenes daily at 11:00 AM, the appointments with House members will only last until about 10:45.  Appointments with members of the Kansas Senate can continue, as the Senate does not convene until after lunch (around 1:30 PM).

At lunch, attendees will meet on the second floor of the State Capitol, where a box lunch will be served to all those participating in the event, as well as our State Legislator guests.  Price for the box lunch will be $10.00.

Other activities available to the participants include going to either House or Senate committee hearings (especially if the hearing concerns legislation important to Kansas Seniors), attending either the House or Senate Session in the visitor’s gallery, or even taking a tour of the Capitol itself.  You may want to testify at a committee hearing if that topic is in your expertise, and you have made arrangements with the committee chairman to do so.

The goal for Older Kansan’s Day is to let our State Legislators know what topics are important to Kansas Seniors, their Caregivers, and those who support those issues.  It is also important to let the Legislators know that we are watching what they do, and that WE VOTE.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate, and there is a large contingent of Kansas Seniors and their supporters at the event.  Call Jay Rowh, NC-FHAAA Board Chairman, at 785-738-2310 for more information and/or to reserve your spot for the event.  The Solomon Valley Transportation (SVT) bus will be taking passengers from our area to the State Capitol but you are also encouraged to take your own car or ride with your friends in their car.    Mark February 13th on your calendar, and make your voice heard on the important Senior Issues in Kansas.


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Rinehart R100 Archery Shoot

The Rinehart R100 3D archery shoot will be May 19 and 20, 2018. The event will be hosted by North Central Kansas Shooting Sports archery club the “Waconda Lake Archers”. Over 100 life size animal targets will be set up on trails along the wooded creeks and rolling hills at Ringneck Ranch in southwest Mitchell county. This year’s course will offer an African safari range and a North American range. During past shoots in Kansas this event has attracted over 300 participants. People travel hundreds of miles to participate in this archery competition and the “just for fun” categories. Many people will shoot the 100 targets over the two-day period. If attendees plan to shoot all 100 in one day, they’ll need to arrive early, so they don’t miss any of the special events going on in the afternoons. Crossbows are allowed! The event is family friendly and non-shooters are welcome to walk along the course. If visitors intend to bring a pet be sure to bring a leash as there will be lots of people on the trails. The shoot has marked yardages but participants are welcome to bring rangefinders and binoculars. The R100 starts at 7:30am. Find more details on the event schedule and register online at If attendees are interested in lodging, primitive camping, and RV camping on site call the Ringneck Ranch office at 785-373-4835. Overnight accommodations, RV parking, and restaurants can also be found at nearby locations in Beloit, Glen Elder, Cawker City, Downs, Osborne, and Lincoln. The Waconda Lake Archery club will be giving away a Kansas state park annual vehicle permit to two lucky people. To be entered into the drawing you must be two of the first 100 people to register for the event online. Winners will be announced once registration reaches 100.

For more than 15 years the R100 Archery Shoot, hosted by Rinehart Targets, has provided thousands of passionate archers with an event that caters to participants of all ages and skill levels. R100 is comprised of 20 tournaments across 20 different states that host a family oriented event with over 9,000 attendees per year. The R100 can be found at some of the nations finest archery clubs and continues to introduce youthful shooters to the great sport of archery season after season.


Thank You for renewing your Membership

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

¥       Beloit Country Club

¥       KDNS 94.1/KZDY 96.3

¥       Waconda Trader


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, January 26th – 6pm-8pm – Leather Book Binding Class – Beloit Arts Center

Sunday, January 28th – 2pm – Mitchell County Historical Society Annual Meeting – MC Historical  Society Annex

Tuesday, January 30th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room

Tuesday, January 30th – 6pm-8pm – Taco Tuesday for Pet Connection – Down Under

Wednesday, January 31st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, February 1st – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse

**Saturday, February 3rd – 6pm – Chamber Annual Banquet, “Are You Ready for Some Football!” – Down Under

Monday, February 5th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank

Tuesday, February 6th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room

Wednesday, February 7th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, February 8th – Noon – Chamber Board

Friday, February 9th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee @ MCHHS South Dining Room

Saturday, February 10th – 6pm – Solomon Valley Hospice Wine Tasting & Silent Auction – Down Under

Monday, February 12th – 5:30pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Museum

Tuesday, February 13th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room

Tuesday, February 13th – 7pm – Cassiopeia

Wednesday, February 14th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Thursday, February 15th – 12:30pm – SVED Board

Tuesday, February 20th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room

Wednesday, February 21st – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Association

Wednesday, February 21st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech

Wednesday, February 21st – 7pm – Strategic Doing Meeting – NCK Tech

Tuesday, February 27th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room

Wednesday, February 28th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech


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