Chamber Chat - 10-12-12

Welcome New Chamber Members!
The Chamber would like to welcome new member Lost Creek Therapies located at 112 W Main, Suite 2 in Beloit. Carol Gentry, Owner, provides Myofascial Release Treatments. Myofascial Release is NOT massage. Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-ontechnique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion, equalizing muscle tension throughout the body. It starts with surface layers & works down into deeper layers. It is a whole body treatment method that recognizes that tightness and restrictions in one area of the body affects the entire body. Myofascial Release is highly effective in treating patients with the following diagnoses:
• Back strain, chronic back pain, low back pain, thoracic back pain, • Carpal tunnel syndrome, • Chronic cervical pain, • Complex pain complaints, • Dizziness, vertigo, • Fibromyalgia, • Fibrositis, • Headache, • Myofascial pain dysfunction, • Plantar fasciitis, • Post-Polio symptoms, • Thoracic outlet syndrome, • TMJ dysfunction, • Whiplash 
The benefits include increased Range Of Motion; less tension; less strain; less pain; feeling lighter; sleeping better; more energy; less fatigue; feeling stronger; moving more easily; less headaches; and chiropractic adjustments will go smoother & last longer.
To make an appointment, contact Carol at 785-545-8959.

The Chamber would also like to welcome Nex-Tech Wireless. The Beloit location is at 3053B E Hwy 24. 785-534-1700. Welcome Nex-Tech Wireless to the community and to the Chamber.

Ribbon Cutting
A Ribbon Cutting was held on Monday, October 8th for Wall to Wall Carpet & Interior, 1201 E 8th. Jason & Kelly Schmitt, along with family, friends and Chamber Board members are seen here cutting the ribbon.

Becker Autos & Trailers to Donate to the Breast Friends Foundation
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Becker Autos & Trailers in Downs and Beloit will be donating a portion of all profits from October 11-17 to the area Breast Friends Foundation. The Breast Friends Foundation (BFF) was formed to uplift the spirits and to help support area people affected by any type of cancer. The BFF has done things such as visited several location hospitals with flower donations, sent out cards of well wishes, hosted bake-sales, game nights and plans to host several other fundraising events to benefit those in need.
All purchases made on vehicles and trailers at either Becker Autos & Trailers location, 370 W Hwy 24 in Downs or 3008 W Hwy 24 in Beloit, from Thursday, October 11 thru Wednesday, October 17th will be included in donation amount to the BFF. Specific donations towards the BFF may also be dropped at either location without purchase.
Feel free to call Becker Autos & Trailers with any questions at 785-534-1227 or check out their inventory at www.beckerautos.com. For more information on the Breast Friends Foundation or to volunteer, please check out their website www.breastfriendsforlife.org or join the group on facebook: Breast Friends Foundation of Mitchell and Osborne Counties.

7th Annual Glen Elder Chili Cookoff
Think you make the best chili in the county? Prove it at the 7th Annual Glen Elder Chili Cookoff that will be taking place tomorrow (Saturday), October 13th at Glen Elder Square. Registration begins at 9am and cooking begins at 10am. At 11am there will be a childrens bean spitting contest, 2pm, open mic/jam session. From 1pm-4pm entries will be turned in to be judged and at 5pm the winners will be announced. Cash prizes will be given. For more details about the cook-off, contact Jessi Cunningham at 545-3000. Stay around and dance the night away to "Boot Leg Mercy" from 8pm-12am at the West Hampton Lumberyard.

Beloit Holiday Fair Vendor Packets
The Beloit Holiday Fair will be compiling vendor packets on October 15th.  Businesses wishing to include promotional materials or coupons in the Beloit Holiday Fair vendor packets should contact Katie Cheney at 534-1290 or kjcheney@nckcn.com and Katie will pick up the items.  Approximately 70 packets will be prepared.  Ideas include:  pens, notepads, discount coupons, business cards, etc.

Membership Marketing Opportunities
Want a new way to market your business to the Chamber membership? Here is more ways you can do that!

• membership appreciation sponsor Investment $50
Sponsoring a Membership Appreciation delivery is a great way to share your company name with member businesses annually. Over the course of the year, the Chamber will make a special delivery, such as a box of cookies, to our local membership. These include a label with a list of the sponsors for the year. As a sponsor, your name will appear larger and bolder than the other sponsors for an entire month. If you choose, you or your company representatives can assist in the delivery that month. It's another great chance to network and get your name out!

• feature business of the month Investment $50
As Feature Business of the Month, you will receive a place in the Chamber Office to display your information, products and promotional merchandise. An article will be published on our website, facebook page and emailed to the Chamber members.

Please call the Chamber office at 738-2717 or email beloitchamber@nckcn.com if you are interested or would like more information!

Noteworthy News
If you have exciting news about your business or employees and would like to share with the Chamber membership, email me a small paragraph at beloitchamber@nckcn.com by Thursday afternoons and I will include it in Chamber Chat!

Calendar of Events
October 15 - Chamber Board Meeting, 6pm, CR in Municipal Building
October 27 - Cassiopeia Holiday Fair, Municipal Building
November 12 - Chamber Office Closed

This evening, DJ's JJ and Ron of the American Family Radio Morning Show will be at the Beloit High football game against Phillipsburg. They are traveling all the way from Tupelo, Mississippi to cheer on the Trojans. The BHS Student Council is hosting a pep rally in the gym at 3:10 pm to welcome them. BHS Student Council is challenging the fans to a "black out" for Friday night as we black out the Panthers. There will be a chili feed at Trojan Stadium supporting the Junior Class.

Good luck to the St. John's/Tipton Blue Jays Football as they travel to Logan. Good luck to both schools.

Saturday, the St. John's Volleyball team will be hosting the Northern Plains League Volleyball Tournament. Games will take place at St. John's High School, Beloit Municipal Building and Beloit High School. The Blue Jays will be on their home court at 9am. Come out and support the Lady Jays.

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At any time, please feel free to stop by the Chamber office at 123 N Mill St. or call me at 738-2717.


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