April 9, 2021

Latest events, news and specials in North Central Kansas!

Member Spotlight 1 of 2 ! Ray’s Apple Markets is a local business that goes above and beyond. They have a great crew of helpful people who are eager to make sure you have what you need. As you walk to the checkout you can be assured you will be asked, “Would like you help out with that?” From assisting customers with special orders, catering, daily needs and a helping hand to your vehichle, we can always count on our local grocery store Ray’s Apple Market! Check out their full profile on: https://beloitchamber.com/news/member-spotlight/

Member Spotlight 2 of 2! Wheat Fields Floral, a beautiful little shop located on South Mill St and owned and operated by the wonderful Andrea LePon. Her creativity, kindness and love for her hometown shows in all her work. Find her full profile at: https://beloitchamber.com/news/member-spotlight/

Kettle Specials 

Grilled Cheese: Coconut Shrimp with Pepper Jack

Drink: Yankee Tank Cloud 9 IPA, $4

Salina Area United Way Announces Make A Difference Grant Opening

Salina, KS – The Salina Area United Way announces the 2021 Make A Difference Grant funding process.  We are excited to announce we will be awarding $140,000 in Make A Difference Grants this year.  The purpose of the Make A Difference grant is to be responsive to community needs.  Consideration will be given to programs which make a difference in our communities. The Salina Area United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.

All 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization or Government/Public or Educational Institution or Church or Other organizations in the Salina Area United Way 10 county service area (Saline, Ottawa, Cloud, Republic, Jewell, Mitchell, Lincoln, Ellsworth, Russell, Osborne) which provide programs with measurable impact in one of our three locally determined focus areas, are eligible to apply for funding. The 2021 Make A Difference Grant application is available and should be submitted on the website at https://www.unitedwaysalina.org/grant-application.

“Thanks to the generosity of local companies, foundations, and individuals, we are able to continue our important efforts to change the odds for families and individuals in our community,” said Claire Mullen, Executive Director for Salina Area United Way.

SAUW has adopted three community goals in the Impact Areas of Health, Education, and Financial Stability:

HEALTH: Increase the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoiding risky behavior

EDUCATION: Raise the graduation rate

FINANCIAL STABILITY: Reduce the number of families who are financially unstable

Funds raised by the Salina Area United Way are awarded through competitive grants.  The Make A Difference Grant application opens Friday, March 19, 2021 and all applications will be due by Friday, April 23, 2021, noon, CST.  All applications need to be submitted online at https://www.unitedwaysalina.org/grant-application.  The maximum annual grant awarded to applicants will not exceed $10,000.  Due to limited funding, partial grants may be awarded.

For more information about Salina Area United Way, visit www.unitedwaysalina.org. Or, contact Salina Area United Way at 785-827-1312. 

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For More Information on this project or details about how to be a part of the planning and implementation, email Julia Rabe at beloitchamber@nckcn.com or call at 785-738-2717.
Our new Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program provides rent, utility, and internet assistance to Kansans financially impacted by COVID.
Learn more and apply online: kshousingcorp.org/emergency-rental-assistance
“We know that many people face higher than normal energy bills because of the unprecedented winter weather in February,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “I am announcing further steps that will allow more Kansans to take advantage of the LIEAP program to pay their utility bills. My administration will remain in communication with our federal and local partners to protect Kansans from the impacts of extreme cold temperatures.”

Apply for LIEAP online:
➡️ https://cssp.kees.ks.gov/apspssp/sspNonMed.portal.

For more information, visit:
➡️ http://www.dcf.ks.gov/ser…/ees/Pages/EnergyAssistance.aspx

Be featured as a MEMBER SPOTLIGHT on the Chamber website, Facebook page and other media outlets! Submit your Business BIO today!Thank you for all who have submitted their profile! The calendar is filling up!
Plans for Memorial Weekend are underway. Join us for a great small town parade on Saturday, May 29. Sponsorships and online registration available.

Calendar of Events

  1. Wednesday, April 14 – Blood Drive
  2. Thursday, April 15 – Heart Choices Banquet, 7 pm
  3. Friday, April 16 – Fundraiser meal for Su-Mi Sneath, Municipal Building, 11:30 – 1 pm
  4. Friday, May 7 – Chamber Coffee and house Tour @NCK Tech
  5. Saturday, May 29 – Memorial Day Parade, 10 am
  6. Friday – Saturday, June 4&5 – Beloit City Wide Garage Sales, Hwy 24 Sales, contact Waconda Trader to get your sale on the MAP!
Our local businesses are hiring and you can check out all the details here on the Chamber Website! https://members.beloitchamber.com/jobs

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