June 25, 2021

Latest events, news and specials in North Central Kansas!

A festival at the lake you won’t wait to miss! Find out more on our FB event page!
Kansas Association of Broadcasters President Allison Mazzei presented the 2021 Hod Humiston Award for contributions in sports broadcasting in Kansas to KVSV-Beloit GM John Swanson Tuesday afternoon June 22nd at KAB Meeting in Russell.

Kettle Specials 

Grilled Cheese: Jackie’s Birthday Special – Spinach Artichoke Dip Grilled Cheese

Drink: Free State Lager, $3.50

Closing from 5 – 7 pm on Thursday, July 1 for a private event.

The Office of Rural Prosperity, in partnership with Kansas Housing Resources Corporation and RDG Planning and Design, is conducting Kansas’ first comprehensive statewide housing study in nearly 30 years. Forums with various stakeholders and in communities throughout the state have been held over the past several weeks in order to understand the housing needs of all Kansans.

We also welcome you to take the survey at: https://kshousingcorp.org/kansas-statewide-housing-needs-assessment-2021/.

Ad Astra,

ORP Team

Hello! This is the second year for the Kansas Youth Virtual Entrepreneurship Challenge and I wanted to share this great opportunity with you. This is for all school aged children from K-12. Please see the attached flyer. This is an OPTIONAL opportunity, but very valuable. 
To enter, students must create a 3-5 minute video pitch (similar to shark tank) on their business idea. This can range from a lemonade stand to a drone business to a new invention and everything in between. The sky’s the limit!
Similarly, the video can be taken on a cellphone or it can be elaborately edited or anything in between. You can use props (ex: dog walking business would use a dog in the video, drone business may have drone footage, tech business may have an elaborate video, lemonade stand could show customers stopping by to enjoy a refreshing treat, etc)
The best part – there is no possible way of “cheating”. You are encouraged to use all the resources available to you. Ask for help from others in your community, practice in front of others and ask for constructive criticism. We live in wonderful communities filled with adults who will help students succeed. Reach out and create a support system and use the resources available in your community.
This event has age categories and cash prizes as described below:
Elementary (K-5):    
1st Place- $300
2nd Place -$150
3rd Place-$100
Middle School (6-8):
1st place -$500
2nd Place- $250
3rd Place – $150
High School (9-12): 
1st Place-$1,000
2nd Place-$350
3rd Place- $250
To register: https://goventuredash.com/competitions/127
Registration opens TODAY and closes July 18th. ONLY 25 Registrations per category allowed! Register ASAP!
Announcements of winners and prizes will be announced on July 30th
With any questions or concerns you may reach out to myself or Marquetta Atkins with Destination Innovation Camp at campdiwichita@gmail.com. All event details are included on the registration page (https://goventuredash.com/competitions/127)

Economy Shop Update

We need volunteers to help at the Economy Shop in Beloit. Please consider a donation of your time. The proceeds are used for purchase of equipment and programs at the hospital and RCC, scholarships, and support of Solomon Valley Transportation.  Please call Karen Buser at 785 569-1212 to set up an interview.

Welcome to our Newest Chamber Member!

Welcome to Riverside Market in Glen Elder, KS. Owners and Operators Chandra and Chris Wagner have created a unique shop full of treasures! Check out their website for more details! https://www.riversidemarketvintage.com/
For more information contact Eberle Studios at https://www.eberlestudios.com/join-our-team
Enrollment for the Emergency Broadband Benefit is now open. The temporary benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible consumers who are struggling to stay connected during the pandemic.  See if you qualify by visiting www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit
Cunningham Telephone & Cable is an eligible Emergency Broadband Benefit provider.

June 23, 2021

Beloit, Kansas – The Mitchell County Recycling Center will be closed on July 3rd in observance of the holiday.  The Center will reopen on Saturday, July 17th, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

The Recycling Center is located at 1300 N. Walnut Street, and is open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The Mitchell County Recycling Center is operated by OCCK, Inc.

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.

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

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!

Calendar of Events

  1. June 30 – July 5 – Heart Choices Fireworks Stand
  2. Thursday, July 1 – Community Lunch at Boost Ministries, Blessing House, 11 – 12:30 pm
  3. Saturday, July 3 – Waconda LakeFest and Fireworks Display at Glen Elder State Park
  4. Friday, July 9 – Open Mic Night at Kettle
  5. July 22 – 24 – Mitchell County Fair, See flyer above for details.
  6. Saturday, September 11 – Millapalooza

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