April 30, 2021

Latest events, news and specials in North Central Kansas!

THE NCK Wellness Center celebrates 15 years in business this year! Check out their full profile on the MEMBER SPOTLIGHT page!

Beloit Trojans Channel      
Next Live Video Streams

Friday, April 30th
Varsity Baseball: Abilene at Beloit doubleheader 4 p.m.
Varsity Softball: Abilene at Beloit doubleheader 4 p.m.
Live Video Streams at www.nckssports.com

Kettle Specials 

Grilled Cheese: Steak Fajita with White Queso Cheese

Drink: Corona $3.50

Welcome out Newest Chamber member Eyegore’s Odditorium!
Unique gifts, fun sodas, vintage candy, and other treats for those who enjoy the strange and unusual.
Discover the legends of local and famous monsters!
At Eyegore’s it’s Halloween everyday!

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open.

Entities eligible for the RRF include:

  • Restaurants
  • Food stands, food trucks, food carts
  • Caterers
  • Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns
  • Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars
  • Additional entities if onsite food or beverage sales are at least 33% of gross receipts (e.g. Bakeries, brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms, breweries and/or microbreweries, Wineries and distilleries, Inns)

The Kansas Office of Recovery, the Kansas Department of Commerce, and the Small Business Administration invite you to a webinar with details on the SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) application process.

This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

Join us on Wednesday, May 5th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. CT to learn more about how to apply for the RRF!

Additional SBA resources: Restaurant Revitalization Fund – www.sba.gov/restaurants and www.sba.gov/restaurantes(Spanish)

Applicants can get help viarestaurants@sba.gov or hotline 1-844-279-8898

Salina, KS – OCCK, Inc. employees were recognized virtually for their years of service this week.  Those recognized for their service included 41 employees that reached a 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 31 years of service milestone in 2020. 

The 41 Employees recognized for reaching a service milestone in 2020, comprise 297 years of service to OCCK. These employees represent a wide cross-section of the duties and services performed for OCCK including: business office, human resources, transportation, home health, employment services, financial management, and direct support services. These employees represent the knowledge, dedication, and service of all OCCK employees, even though only those reaching a service milestone were recognized this year.

“Although we were not able to celebrate in person this year, I am so proud of the contributions that each of these employees has made.” said President and CEO Shelia Nelson-Stout. “Their contributions are sincerely appreciated as they continuously focus on excellence and take pride in serving the people in our communities, today and everyday.”

Those recognized include:

31 Years of Service – Jan Pfannenstiel, Patrick Wallerius

25 Years of Service—Lori Jackson, Margaret Collins

20 Years of Service—Jean Modin

15 Years of Service—Brandon Callihan

10 Years of Service—Jenese DeWitt, Michala Hoff, Mary Heller

5 Years of Service—Travis Cramer, Jessica Gonzales, Tawnie Heard, Tammy Demel, Terry Peterson, Jane Kearn, Traci Patrick, Trudy Morton, Taya Smith, Lannia Piper, Courtney Hayes, Gretchen Eades

3 Years of Service – Karla McConnell, Jennifer Chriestenson, Sarah Fancher, Rena Bishop, Clark Shenk, Scott Poulton, Lisa Smith, Mark Stokes, Dennis Smith, Melinda Beeson, Kelli Kaufman, Mary Fetters, Justin Snyder, Jessica Toman, James Bean, Paula Carpenter, Donald Burns, Timmy Morris, Shannon Boff, Christina Burch

OCCK, Inc. provides services in north central Kansas to anyone with any type of long or short-term disability, starting as early as birth and following people through their whole lives.  OCCK provides an array of supports for success at home and in the community, including independent living skills and supports, employment and career training, Alzheimer’s supports, autism services, assistive technology, children’s services, transportation, specialized therapies, and home health care.  In 2020, OCCK, Inc. celebrated 50 years of service to north central Kansas.

For more information about OCCK, Inc., visit www.occk.com or call 785.827.9383.

Looking for a JOB? Know someone who is? VISIT our ONLINE JOB BOARD today!
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.
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. Friday, April 30 – Chamber and Economic Development Roundtable, Norton, KS
  2. Friday, April 30 – “Last Friday, First Drink” 4 – 6 pm, Wholesale Liquor
  3. Tuesday, May 4 – Spring Fling, Ackerman’s, see flyer for details.
  4. Thursday, May 6 – Community Luncheon, Blessing House, see menu on flyer
  5. Friday, May 7 – Chamber Coffee, Ribbon Cutting and House Tour @NCK Tech
  6. Tuesday, May 11 – Succession planning Webinar, See flyer above
  7. Saturday, May 15 – Beloit Schools Project Graduation 2021 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. at Beloit Jr./Sr. High School.  All Beloit High School and St. John’s juniors and seniors are invited to attend.  Juniors and seniors can invite one guest to attend with them, as long as the student is in high school at BJSHS or STJ.  The evening will be a fun-filled event, full of games, activities, food, and amazing prizes!    
  8. May 17- 22 – Solomon Valley Hospice ONLINE Auction!
  9. Tuesday, May 18 – Special Marketing Presentation, Jon Schalert, 4 – 6 pm, Muni
  10. Thursday, May 20 – Ribbon Cutting, Open House, Eberle Studios, Cawker City
  11. Saturday, May 29 – Memorial Day Parade, 10 am, Register on that day at 5th and Bell St
  12. Sunday, May 30 – Concert at Glen Elder State Park, 7 pm, Kill Creek Rising.
  13. Friday – Saturday, June 4&5 – Beloit City Wide Garage Sales, Hwy 24 Sales, contact Waconda Trader to get your sale on the MAP!
  14. Saturday June 5 – Kettle 6th Anniversary Street Dance, 7 -10 pm
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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