Chamber Chat - 10-19-12

Chamber Coffee!
The Chamber along with Beloit Auto & Truck Plaza, 722 N Campbell, will be hosting a Chamber Coffee on Friday, November 9th from 9am-10:30am. Stop by for a cup of coffee and enjoy networking with good friends and have fun times.

Chamber Checks
A great way to keep your dollars local is with Chamber Checks! Spendable at over 75 Chamber businesses, Chamber Checks make wonderful gifts and employee incentives. These gift certificates are easy to use, just like checks. Chamber Checks are spent exclusively with Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce merchants adding to the local economy.

Save the Date!!!
The Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce would like to announce the dates of the Farm, Home & Garden Show for 2013. Please mark your calendars for April 5th-6th. The show will take place at the Fairgrounds to give us more room. Vendor applications will be going out in the next couple of weeks. If you were not a vendor last year and would like to become one this year, contact the Chamber office at 738-2717 or by email at beloitchamber@nckcn.com.

Did You Know?
When consumers know that a business is a member of the LOCAL CHAMBER, they are 44% more likely to think favorably about it.

Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting
The Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting for Bobby Lee's pellet grills & accessories will take place on Wednesday, October 31st from 11am-1pm with the Ribbon Cutting at 11am. They are located at 112 S Hersey (next to American Family Insurance). Please plan to attend to see all the latest in Traeger Grills, rubs, chips, dips, pellets and grilling accessories.

Facelift for the Chamber
The Chamber of Commerce is the face of the community. With this being said, the efforts we are making in changing the image of the Chamber is vital. We are currently working on a new logo and at the first of the year, the Chamber will be rolling out a new website. Along with this, the Chamber has purchased new software to have a current and up to date data base of all members. Along with this process, we want to update the office to give a great positive impression on people coming into our community.
If anyone has any slightly used office furniture, file cabinets etc., they would like to donate to the Chamber, it would be greatly appreciated. If donated, we will be more than happy to give recognition to those who do. A little goes along way. Any questions, please contact the Chamber office at 738-2717.

Noteworthy News
The Chamber wants to help spread the word about your business. "Noteworthy News" is your opportunity to do just that. It's a great way to inform other Chamber members about anything that's new within your organization. Fill us in on what's happening from staff changes to a new product or service. Send it to beloitchamber@nckcn.com by Thursday afternoons and I will include it in Chamber Chat!

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Calendar of Events
October 27 - Cassiopeia Holiday Fair, Municipal Building

November 12 - Chamber Office Closed

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!

"It takes time, money and people to make a difference in any community. From quality of life to business advocacy, the Chamber plays a vital role in the strength of our community. Without the investment of our members, the Chamber would not be able to do our job."

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

Good luck to St. John's/Tipton Blue Jays Football as they travel to Downs and to Beloit Trojans Football as they travel to Norton. Safe travels and good luck!


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