Chamber Chat - 6-14-13

8 Man Football Pep Rally

Last Friday the 2nd Annual 8 Man Football Pep Rally took place in Downtown Beloit. The weather was perfect and the ice cream and cookies were gone in no time! There was a great turnout and everyone was entertained by the football players, coaches, local dance club and the high school dance team. The Chamber would like to again personally thank the following sponsors for supporting this event. This pep rally could not have been possible without their help. Thank you!

Ackerman Supply AGCO/Sunflower AgMark, LLC
Alco American Family Insurance/Allen Kee Agency
Beloit Auto & Truck Plaza Beloit Motor Co., Inc. Catlin's
City of Beloit Dollar General Farmway Coop, Inc.
First National Bank Fouts Insurance Agency, Byron Palen Agent
Frasier & Johnson Guaranty State Bank & Trust James Clothing
KDNS 94.1/KZDY 96.3 KVSV Radio Krier's Auto Parts
Landoll Corporation Law Office of Katie Cheney Meyer Chiropractic
MCHHS NCK Tech College Nex-Tech Wireless
S & S Drug Schwab Eaton Solomon Valley Bank
Sonic Drive In Subway Super 8
The Closet Waconda Trader World Pest Control Zachary's Ace Hardware

If you would like to see pictures of the event you can go to the Beloit Area Chamber Facebook page and check them out! Looking forward to next year!

Welcome New Chamber Member!

The Chamber would like to welcome the Law Office of Scott D. Wright as the newest member of the Chamber. Scott D. Wright is an experienced litigator and is licensed in both Kansas and Missouri. Scott has handled all aspects of litigation, including fact investigation, motion practice, depositions, pre-trial and trial matters, and appellate practice.  

Scott attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and graduated cum laude with a degree in Anthropology and a degree in History. Scott also minored in Political Science. 

Scott attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law where he graduated with a Juris Doctorate as well as a Certificate in Dispute Resolution.  

After law school, Scott served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Cass County, Missouri. At the Prosecutor's Office, Scott was a lead litigator. Scott handled all aspects of preparing cases for trial. Scott successfully prosecuted multiple felony trials. In addition to his criminal cases, Scott was assigned to represent the state in civil cases. He argued civil cases at the trial level as well as in front of the Supreme Court of Missouri.  

At the University of Central Missouri Police Academy, Scott instructed cadets on Missouri criminal law, ethics and use of force to prepare them for careers in law enforcement. 

Scott also owned and operated a law firm in Raymore, Missouri. While in private practice, Scott represented clients in both Missouri and Kansas on a wide variety of legal matters including criminal cases, domestic cases, collection cases, landlord/tenant cases, traffic tickets, and estate planning. Scott worked as a contract public defender for a municipality and also served as a special assistant prosecutor in two Missouri counties.  

Scott was born and raised in the Kansas City area. Recently, Scott and his family relocated to Beloit, Kansas.  In addition to practicing law, Scott stays busy with his family, hunting and watching sports. 

Please stop by 108 E Main and welcome Scott to Beloit and to the Chamber!

Ice Cream Social

Homemade Ice Cream sponsored by Hilltop Lodge Retirement Community and Jolinda Black at the Community Garden (North Campus) on Wednesday, June 19th at 5:30 until the ice cream is gone. Come see the community herb garden and the trail available to everyone, and the new Community Garden made up of individual plots rented for the season. For more information on the Community Garden, call 738-2270.

Sonic Special!

There is no better way to welcome summer than ½ price shakes at Sonic! All day June 20th you can order a shake for ½ price! What a deal! Like the commercial says, 25 different kinds, just don't order them all at once! Enjoy!

Feature Business of the Month

• 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.

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!

Waconda Lake Fireworks!

Mark your calendars!!! 
Fireworks at Waconda Lake 
Saturday July 6th at dusk around 9:30ish

One of the greatest 4th of July traditions that we share in North Central Kansas is the fireworks display at Waconda Lake. Unfortunately, this tradition is in great jeopardy of not being able to continue due to the lack of an interested party to organize the event. For the last several years, the fireworks display at Waconda Lake has been a huge draw and very well attended. Therefore, the newly formed Waconda Lake Fireworks Association has taken on the task to bring this even back to our area lake.
The Waconda Lake Fireworks Association has completed arrangements for a spectacular fireworks display at dusk (approximately 9:30 pm) on Saturday, July 6, 2013 and we are asking for your help and financial support. This fireworks display will be enjoyed by many area residents, but it cannot be continued without donations, as our association is an all-volunteer, non-profit association.
Our fundraising goal for this fireworks display in 2013 is $7,000. This includes fees for the professional pyrotechnics of Rainbow Fireworks, insurance, permit fees, and advertising. Attached is a form which outlines sponsorship opportunities.
We hope you consider supporting this exciting venture and tradition.
The committee feels that the Waconda Lake Fireworks Display will benefit not only our area community members but area businesses as well.
Thank You.
Heather Johnson
Waconda Lake Fireworks Association, Chairman
S&S Drug, Office Manager

Sponsorship Info:
Platinum Sponsor

$750 and up
Large Name and/or Logo on
advertisements in papers and flyers
Business/Name mentioned on Radio

Gold Sponsor
$300 - 749
Medium Name and/or Logo on
advertisements in papers and flyers

Silver Sponsor
$100 - 299
Small Name and/or Logo on
advertisements in papers and flyers

less than $100

The Waconda Lake Fireworks Association deeply appreciates
your patronage toward this exciting project.
• Please make checks to: Waconda Lake Fireworks Association
• Return to: Heather Johnson, 605 N. Logan, Beloit, KS 67420

All sponsorship donations need to be received by June 14th to be included in the production of flyers, banners, etc.

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, June 18th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, June 19th - 9:30am - Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, June 19th - Noon - Lions Club
Wednesday, June 19th - 4pm-6pm - Farmer's Market - Roadside Park
Wednesday, June 19th - 5:30pm - Ice Cream Social - Community Gardens
Thursday, June 20th - 12:30pm - SVED Board Meeting - North Central Regional Planning
Tuesday, June 25th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, June 26th - Noon - Lions Club - Plum Creek
Wednesday, June 26th - 4pm-6pm - Farmer's Market - Roadside Park
Thursday, June 27th - Noon - Mitchell County Historical Society - Plum Creek
Monday, July 1st - 7pm - Mitchell County Fair Board - Guaranty State Bank
Thursday, July 4th - Chamber Office Closed
Friday, July 5th - Chamber Office Closed
Saturday, July 6th - 9:30pm - Waconda Lake Fireworks - Waconda Lake
Tuesday, July 9th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Thursday, July 11th - 11am-6pm - Community Blood Drive - NCK Tech Wellness Gym
Thursday, July 11th - Noon - Chamber Board Meeting
Thursday, July 11th - Noon - Mitchell County Historical Society - Plum Creek
Tuesday, July 16th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, July 17th - 9:30am - Ministerial Alliance
Thursday, July 18th - 12:30pm - SVED Board Meeting - North Central Regional Planning
Tuesday, July 23rd - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Thursday, July 25th - Noon - Mitchell County Historical Society - Plum Creek
Saturday, July 27th - St. John's Harvest Festival
Tuesday, July 30th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House

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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