Member Spotlight

Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

The Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce has the best members and we are excited for a chance to spotlight them! Every month we we will highlight two members and share what makes them so special. Our hope is that you will visit their businesses and find out in person why they are an invaluable part of our community. 

Pictured: Ray’s Apple Market staff, Beloit. 

Ray's Apple Market

https://www.raysapplemarkets.com/

1010 N. Independence Ave. 

Beloit, KS 67420

How long have you been in business?

Almost five years, we opened as Ray’s Apple Market on March 1st of 2016 after purchasing Catlin’s Friendly Apple Market from Todd and Marla Catlin.

Please describe your business.

We are a retail grocery store that has an outstanding selection of product and great departments that are here to serve your needs.

What will people get from your business that they won't get anywhere else?

Great customer service! We strive to do everything we can to make sure the customer feels welcome and that the have a great shopping experience with us.

What are your biggest challenges as a business owner?

Finding help, it’s tough to finding people that are willing to work the different shifts. Being open 14 hours a day, we have a lot of shifts to cover.

What are the biggest rewards?

Seeing our customers everyday and being a part of their everyday life!

Why belong to the Chamber? In your opinion, why is the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce important to our community?

The Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce does an outstanding job of promoting the area and the businesses. Their effort to make sure people know what services are in the area is second to none. It makes me proud to know that our business is promoted in such a positive way.

Pictured: Coming Soon! 

Wheat Fields Floral

https://www.wheatfieldsfloral.net/

312 S Mill St. 

Beloit, KS 67420

How long have you been in business?

10 years

Please describe your business.

Wheat Fields Floral is a full service flower shop offering fresh flower arrangements for all occasions in a range of styles, from traditional to high Style. House plants, gourmet foods, local artisans, gifts and home decor, custom permanent flower arrangements, balloons, essential oils, and much more!

What will people get from your business that they won't get anywhere else?

Not only will a person get excellent customer service , but also quality product and skilled designs! Our head designer has 20 years experience!

What are your biggest challenges as a business owner?

Since I started Wheat Fields Floral in my hometown, I have had the honor of creating many funeral pieces trough the years. Because I grew up here, I know many of the families that come to me for flowers. It can be a challenging, humbling moment to help grieving friends through the mourning process while maintaining professionalism.

What are the biggest rewards?

I get to be a small part of the celebratory occasions in people’s lives like weddings, new babies, anniversaries, birthdays, new homes and jobs, holidays and so much more!

Why belong to the Chamber? In your opinion, why is the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce important to our community?

The Chamber enables local businesses to stay connected. It encourages activities for the community which helps businesses thrive. The Beloit Area is fortunate to have strong leadership that has created a solid foundation for the Chamber and its members to grow and accomplish success even through challenging times.

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