Chamber Chat April 27, 2018

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Chamber Chat

Beloit Relays

Just a reminder the 78th Beloit Relays will be taking place today at Trojan Stadium. Field events will start at 10am. Preliminaries will start at 11am followed by the 3200m run and the running event finals.

Bennington, Clifton/Clyde, Ell-Saline, Lakeside, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Osborne, Pike Valley, Republic Co., Rock Hills, St. Johns-Beloit, Salina Christian, Salina-Sacred Heart, Smith Center, Solomon, Southern Cloud, Sylvan-Lucas, Tescott, Tipton, Thunder Ridge, Washington Co., Wilson
Abilene, Beloit, Chapman, Clay Center, Concordia, Ellsworth, Minneapolis, Phillipsburg, Riley County, Russell, Southeast of Saline
There will be a lot of people in Beloit so please welcome everyone with a smile!


Community Wide Garage Sale

The Beloit Community Wide Garage Sale will take place on Saturday, April 28th. A map with the garage sales is in the Trader.
For more information contact the Trader at 738-2424.


Carrico Implement

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KDNS Broadcast Schedule

Friday, April 27th
Beloit Relay Track & Field Reports
KD Country 94


Solomon Valley Transportation

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Kettle Specials

Grilled cheese: “The Da Vinci” grilled chicken with roasted garlic, capers, olives and Swiss and provolone cheeses

Drink: Estrella Jalisco Mexican Pilsner, $3


KVSV Broadcast Schedule

Hear Live Reports from the 78th running of the Beloit Relays from Trojan Stadium in Beloit Friday April 27th on AM1190KVSV The Mix.

AM1190 KVSV The Mix is your radio home for the Kansas City Royals in Mitchell County..North Central Kansas and South Central Nebraska.

Friday April 27th………CHICAGO WHITE SOX………6:30PM

Saturday April 28th…CHICAGO WHITE SOX………..5:30PM

Sunday April 29th…..CHICAGO WHITE SOX…………12:30PM


Chamber Coffee

Join us for the “Chamber Coffee” Friday, May 11th at the NCK Tech Conference Room, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (This will be at NCK Tech)

At 9:30am, NCK Tech will be giving tours of the NCK Tech Home. After the tour, stick around for more discussion!

There will be refreshments and tons of networking!


Breast Friends Foundation

barbara st. john bake sale


Mitchell County Fair

The 2018 Mitchell County Fair, July 26 – 28, is quickly approaching!!

As we work on putting together the Fair Book, which includes all Open, 4-H and FFA Class information for fair participants and spectators. The Book also includes Class rules and regulations, the fair schedule and the opportunity for the community to support the fair through program advertisement.

If you would like to support the Mitchell County Fair by being a program sponsor, please contract Kendall Gasper at 308-390-2607 or

We appreciate your support and look forward to see you at the fair!


Leadership Mitchell County
The Leadership Mitchell County (LMC) program, a unique leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) in Wichita, is now taking applications for Class 19. Deadline for applications is June 1, 2018.

The Program
Over the course of nine months, participants will travel to various businesses and locations within Mitchell, Osborne, Lincoln, and Ellsworth counties as well as a trip to Kansas State University and the Kansas State Capitol to learn from business leaders, LMC alumni and leading academics. They will study and put into practice KLC competencies, develop a network of peers, and exchange ideas with mentors and others who can help them make an impact in their communities. Sessions are facilitated by LMC Board Members, alumni and area supporters. The LMC Board includes: President, Mallory Wittstruck of Central Valley Ag.; Vice President, Danielle Jeardoe of Waconda Trader; Secretary, Ingrid McMillan of Post Rock Crossfit; Treasurer, Mark Palen of AGCO; Curt Frasier of Fraiser, Johnson and Martin LLC; Kelly Schmitt of Wall to Wall Carpet & Interior; Eric Hilt of AgMark LLC; Scott Hartman of Van Keppel; Susan Flinn of Guaranty State Bank and Terry Cunningham of Cunningham Telephone & Cable.

The Curriculum
Each LMC session will focus on a specific core component of leadership including: Manage Self, Diagnose Situation, Intervene Skillfully, and Energize Others. In addition to interactive LMC alumni-led sessions, participants will hone their personal leadership development through work with business leaders and mentors. Small group activity is another core part of the programming with each class selecting, developing and executing a project for the benefit of the Mitchell County community through the application of the skills they learn through the program.

“LMC has given me the tools, knowledge, and confidence to further develop my leadership skills and aspirations. It has given me the opportunity to meet some great people in this community, and develop long lasting friends,” said Jennifer Giersch, LMC Class 15.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating as a class member for Class 19, you can find the application online at The class size is limited to 20 participants with the opportunity of two applicants from Osborne County and two applicants from Jewell County.


Zachary’s Ace Hardware

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North Central Regional Planning Commission

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“Greatest Archery Shoot”
North central Kansas to host “the greatest archery shoot in the world”.
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, Lucas 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.


8 Man Pep Rally

The 32nd Annual Kansas 8-Man All-Star Football Games are scheduled for Saturday, June 9th at Trojan Field in Beloit beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Pep Rally & Ice Cream Social for the players, coaches and fans on Friday, June 8th, starting at 2pm., in downtown Beloit.

Over 90 players and coaches will be introduced, signing autographs, playing games and treated to free ice cream. There will be games, giveaways, and much much more. This is a great way to come and help celebrate the best of the best in 8-Man football.

We would like ALL businesses to decorate with the 8-man team colors, which are GREEN, GOLD, RED, AND BLUE. Feel free to be creative  Let’s show everyone how proud we are to be hosting the 8-Man games in Beloit!

If you would like to help sponsor the 8 man pep rally, contact the Chamber office for more information at 785-738-2717 or by email at


Thank You for renewing your Membership
The following businesses have reinvested in the community through the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce.
 Posh


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, April 27th – 10am – Beloit Relays – Trojan Stadium
Friday, April 27th – 9am-3pm – Carrico’s Drive Green Demo Days – N of BHS Stadium
Saturday, April 28th – Beloit City Wide Garage Sale
Tuesday, May 1st – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room @ Muni
Wednesday, May 2nd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, May 3rd – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Friday, May 4th – 9am-11am – Breast Friends Bake Sale – Guaranty State Bank
Saturday, May 5th – 11am-1pm – Zachary’s Ace Hardware 10 Year Anniv. at current location
Monday, May 7th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, May 8th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room @ Muni
Tuesday, May 8th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, May 9th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, May 10th – Noon – Chamber Board
Friday, May 11th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee hosted by NCK Tech – @NCK Tech
Monday, May 14th – 5:30pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Museum
Tuesday, May 15th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room @ Muni
Wednesday, May 16th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Association
Wednesday, May 16th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, May 17th – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRPC
Saturday, May 19th – Sunday, May 20th – World’s Greatest Archery Shoot – Ringneck Ranch
Tuesday, May 22nd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room @ Muni
Wednesday, May 23rd – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Friday, May 25th-Monday, May 28th – Memorial Weekend Activities
Friday, June 8th – 2pm – 8-Man All Star Pep Rally – Downtown Beloit

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