Chamber Chat - 8-16-13

Cawker City Picnic

The Cawker City Picnic/Twin-A-Thon will be held August 16, 17 & 18. The weekend begins Friday at 5pm when registration begins for the 10th Annual Cook-off. Smokers can be fired up at 7pm. Judging begins at noon on Saturday with the Grand Champion and other winners announced at 3pm. For more information, rules and registration contact the Clovers at 781-4470.

The Twine-A-Thon begins Friday at 7pm at the Ball of Twin. Wrap twine, win prizes and listen to Ronda Roach sing.

Saturday at 8am is registration for Poker "Twine" run at JayBird's Chicken. The run starts at 9am. Contact Bob Burda for more information at 781-4338.

Horseshoe Tournament registration begins at 8am in the City Park.

The food stand opens at 5pm with the parade starting at 6:30pm

Sunday's Golf Tournament will be held at Lakeside Park Golf Course. Contact Terry Cunningham or Larry Conyac at the Farmers & Merchants Bank for information. Everyone is welcome to enter.


Welcome back, NCK Tech Students! The fall semester begins on Monday, August 19th and it's a great opportunity to introduce the newest Beloit residents to the Chamber members. If you would like to offer a student discount, coupon or other promotional item to students with a NCK Tech ID card, please contact the Chamber office at 738-2717.

"Home Run"

          The movie "Home Run" will be shown free for the community at the First Christian Church, 321 N. Mill St., Beloit, KS at 7:00 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Popcorn, bottled water and bottle soda pop will be supplied free for all who attend. Free childcare will be available during the movie for ages 0-2 in the baby nursery and from ages 2-5 in the toddler nursery.
          "Home Run" reminds us of the power of forgiveness, the richness of redemption, and the wisdom of trusting God to revive us." This quote by Max Lucado communicates the themes and focus of this movie.
The movie "Home Run" is the dramatic story of a professional baseball player who struggles with an addiction as he seeks help to redirect his life. The story communicates hope that freedom is possible even in the midst of challenging situations. The movie clearly relates the benefits of Celebrate Recovery in the lives of those it serves.
The movie is rated PG-13 and it is 113 minutes in length.

3rd Annual LEAP Event

Leadership Mitchell County Alumni, in connection with the City of Beloit, is hosting the 3rd Annual LEAP Event on Wednesday, September 25th at the Down Under Ballroom.  Last year's LEAP (Leadership Energy in Action Programs) event featured Marci Penner of the Kansas Sampler Foundation. The LEAP committee is changing things up this year and is bringing Angie Baur from Public Square Communities, Inc. to Beloit for an event titled "Table Talk: A Community Conversation." Through Public Square Communities, Angie specializes in engaging community leaders to foster thriving communities. Discussion will focus on using the assets of North Central Kansas to make each one of our communities a better place. Angie, who is also a professional life coach, will speak and facilitate discussion among those attending about how to improve life in North Central Kansas on a personal and community level. The LEAP committee is very excited about this year's event.  The event will begin with a social hour at 6:00 p.m. followed by a meal at 7:00 p.m., and will conclude with Angie's presentation. Tickets are only $10.00 this year and may be purchased at area banks, Frasier & Johnson Law Office, S&S Drug, and Gray Drug & Fountain.  To read more information about Angie and Public Square Communities, Inc., you can visit their website at www.publicsquarecommunities.com.

Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting

The Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting for Gray Drug & Fountain took place on Wednesday, August 14th at 10:30am.

Your pharmacist is a vital part of your healthcare team and Pat Gray wants to be the pharmacist you turn to for fast, friendly, and knowledgeable service. Pat will work closely with your physician to take care of all of your healthcare needs. As a registered nurse Lindsay offers added healthcare support. Linger a spell at the soda fountain and enjoy ice cream, smoothies, cappuccinos, coffee, tea, and fresh pastries. Gray Drug and Fountain blends a relaxed vintage atmosphere with modern conveniences....Free WiFi and TV....a modern social gathering hub! Stop in and see us at the corner of Main and Mill downtown Beloit!
Hours are 8am-6pm Mon-Fri and 9am-1pm on Sat.

Solomon Valley Car Show

The 19th Annual Solomon Valley Car Show, presented by the Eagles Aerie #3507, will take place on Saturday, September 21st in Downtown Beloit.
Entry fees: $20 at the gate, pre-Entry $15, 2 or more entries by same car owner $10 each. Pre-entry deadline is September 15th. Send entry forms to:
Beloit Eagles, Box 115, Beloit, KS 67420

• Registration 9am-11am (FREE MEAL for registrants at noon)
• Judging by Participants 12 Noon-1:30pm (Trophy presentation at 3pm followed by Social Hour at Eagles Lodge.)
• Large Trophy given for Merchants' Choice & Eagles Choice
• Free Dash Plaques to 1st 75 participants
• Concession stand available 10am-1:30pm
• FREE CAMPING with hookups available at scenic park
• Event t-shirts for sale at the show
• Downtown Beloit merchants will be open with in-store specials
• Poker walk for car show participants (no-entry fee)
• Bingo 1:30pm-2:30pm for everyone
• Kids' Activities - Tractor Pull
• Trike Raffle
• Metal Cutouts - Made by Winkel Mfg.
Car show is sponsored by Pestinger Distributing
Questions contact:
Beloit Eagles at 785-738-2952
Or Brett Creager at 785-738-8495
Or Leta Burks at 785-738-3308
Or 785-534-0930

Chautauqua Pool Hours

Just a reminder the pool will be open from 1pm-7pm August 17th, August 18th, August 24th & 25th. The pool will close for the season at 7pm on the 25th.
Thanks to the Parks & Rec department, managers and lifeguards for a great season of swimming and fun!

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!

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, August 20th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, August 21st - 9:30am - Ministerial Alliance
Tuesday, August 27th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Monday, September 2nd - Chamber Office Closed
Monday, September 2nd - 7pm - Mitchell County Fair Board - Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, September 3rd - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, September 4th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, September 5th - Noon - Mitchell County Conv & Tourism - Courthouse
Monday, September 9th - 7pm - Mitchell County Historical Society - Legion Annex
Tuesday, September 10th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Tuesday, September 10th - 7pm - Cassiopeia
Wednesday, September 11th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, September 12th- Noon - Chamber Board - Location TBA
Tuesday, September 17th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, September 18th - 9:30am - Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, September 18th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, September 19th - 12:30pm - SVED Board - NCRP
Saturday, September 21st - 9am-5pm - Solomon Valley Car Show - Downtown Beloit
Tuesday, September 24th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, September 25th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Wednesday, September 25th - 6pm - 3rd Annual LEAP Event - Down Under

Solomon Valley Farmer's Market Every Wednesday until Labor Day - 4pm-6pm - Roadside Park

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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