Chamber Chat - 10-11-13

Chamber Luncheon

The Chamber hosted a luncheon on Thursday, October 10th at NCK Tech. Featured speakers were Eric Burks, President of NCK Tech College and Dr. Edward Hammond, President of Fort Hays State University. Thank you to all who attended. Also, thank you to NCK Tech for the use of the conference room and to NCK Tech Kitchen staff for the wonderful meal.

Chamber Membership Survey
A recent survey was sent out to the membership asking for feedback. Please take the time to fill out the survey to help the Board plan for 2014. If you didn't receive the email you can click on the link below. Thank you for helping make your Chamber a better force in the community.

Community Blood Drive
A big thank you goes out to the following for helping make the blood drive a success. Thank you to Beloit Rotary, Eagles, Pizza Hut, Main Street Deli and Catlin's for their gracious donations. If you would like to help with the blood drives, either volunteering, monetarily or through other donations, please contact Vicki Mears. The next blood drive is scheduled for December 12th from 11am-6pm.
Thanks again to everyone who came out!

Chamber Office closed
The Chamber Office will be closed on Tuesday, October 15th so I can attend Leadership Mitchell County. I will be open on Wednesday, October 16th regular hours.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Chamber Coffee!
The Chamber along with OCCK, 501 W 7th, will be hosting a Chamber Coffee on Friday, November 1st from 9am-10:30am. Stop by for a cup of coffee and enjoy networking with good friends.

It's the Zachary's Ace Hardware Parking Lot Sale & Lunch
30th Anniversary Celebration
Friday Oct. 11th 9-5 with FREE lunch 11-1
"Prizes given away every 30 min. during lunch"
Super Savings Saturday 9-3
(BAG IT ALL UP...while supplies last...Saturday only...one low price takes everything that fits in your bag...select tables)
2 BIG days to SAVE!!!

New at Ackerman Supply...
*Coffee House....come in and enjoy a free cup of coffee in our new coffee area with booths to relax in, and a television to watch. We also have cappuccino and hot chocolate for $1.00 and your coffee refills are only .25!!
We also have cold weather clothing, new lower feed prices and dollar items in our house ware department! Come in Soon!

John Matthews Memorial Scholarship Raffle
John Matthews was employed with NCKTC from March 1, 2002 through February 27, 2012.  John was hired as the first full-time Telecommunications Instructor on March 1, 2002; he was also responsible for the phone system and worked a 225 day contract.  He held that position until he was moved into the administrative position of Director of Outreach July 1, 2008.  John passed away in 2012 and the Matthews family established a scholarship in his name. Eligible recipients are enrolled in the Telecommunications and Network Technology Program, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. 

The item being raffled:
Montefeltro Silver Shotgun:
(Suggested retail price $1,779)
12 Gauge Semi-automatic shotgun
Shots 2 3/4", 3"
Magazine Capacity: 4+1
Ultra-reliable, AA-grade walnut stock
Highly-figured, AA-grade walnut stock
1-piece, engraved nickel-plated alloy receiver
Lightweight, slim forend and lowprofile vent-rib promotes quick target acquisition

1 ticket for $10
6 tickets for $50

Tickets are available at the Administrative Office on NCK Tech Campus (Beloit or Hays)

Drawing will be held on Wednesday, November 6th at 4pm.

Have Any Exciting News to Share?
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!

Central National Bank
They are doing it again! 
Central National Bank is going PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness.


Show everyone by entering Central National Bank's Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Enter our Best Dressed Contest!
Decorate a bra any way you would like. Enter it into our contest along with a $5.00 entry fee. You can enter as many as you would like. The more you enter the more money we raise for Breast Friends Foundation. Then tell all your friends to come in to the Beloit Branch where all the Best Dressed Bras will be displayed and vote for your bra with a $1.00 donation. Again all donations will be going to Breast Friends Foundation. So tell your friends to vote more than once! Contest will run the whole month of October.

The winner will receive a special basket of goodies relating to
Breast Cancer Awareness.

Becker Autos & Trailers to Donate a Portion of All Sales to Local Relay for Life in October
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, throughout October Becker Autos and Trailers will be donating money from each vehicle and each trailer sale to the local Relay for Life. 
"We were first contacted by Mitchell and Osborne County Relay for Life directors, Jessica Brummer and Christie Fouts with the idea of donating during October, and thought it would be a great way to help raise money" said Lydia Housh, manager of Becker Autos & Trailers in Beloit.  "In our family, we have seen my young cousin go through chemo and radiation just last year; just this Sunday, I heard news of a past co-worker of only 36 years of age passing away from complications of Breast Cancer after struggling with it for over 4 years.  Those are just a couple of recent examples of how cancer can affect anyone.  Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way."
For every vehicle or trailer purchase from Becker Autos & Trailers in Downs and Beloit in October a donation will be made to the Mitchell and Osborne County Relay for Life which will be held Saturday, June 7th 2014 at the Mitchell County Fairgrounds.  All money raised for the Mitchell and Osborne County Relay for Life stays in our area to help with those affected by cancer in our counties.  For questions or more information please contact Lydia Housh at 785-534-1227 or stop by the Beloit Becker Autos & Trailers location.  Find out more about Becker Autos & Trailers and look at their inventory online at beckerautos.com.  

Fouts Insurance Agency has Joined John Deere Insurance Company
Choosing the right coverage goes beyond choosing a policy. It starts with an agent who knows your operation, supported by industry-leading technology and a dedicated claims service team.

That's why we're proud to announce that Fouts Insurance Agency has joined John Deere Insurance Company. They have insurance experts ready to provide the personal service and experience you expect from John Deere.

Fouts Insurance Agency is also working with Carrico Implement, the local John Deere dealership, to help you maximize your precision farming equipment for government reporting, and to create a seamless claims experience.

Make an appointment or stop in to learn how Fouts Insurance Agency can meet you insurance needs.


John Deere Insurance Company of Johnston, Iowa, issues crop insurance products through its Managing General Agent and affiliate, John Deere Risk Protection, Inc.. John Deere Insurance Company, John Deere Risk Protection, Inc. and Fouts Insurance Agency are equal opportunity providers. Coverage is subject to availability, terms and conditions.

Calendar of Events
Monday-Wednesday, October 14th - 16th - 3pm-5pm - Rotary Radio Days
Monday, October 14th - 7pm -Mitchell County Historical Society - Legion Annex
Tuesday, October 15th - Leadership Mitchell County - Arts, Tourism & Law Enforcement
Tuesday, October 15th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, October 16th - 9:30am - Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, October 16th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, October 17th - 5pm-7pm - Rotary Radio Days
Friday, October 18th - 12:30pm - SVED Board Meeting - NCRP
Tuesday, October 22nd - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, October 23rd - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, October 24th - 4pm - Chamber Board Retreat - NCK Tech Conf Room
Saturday, October 26th - Cassiopeia Holiday Craft Fair - Municipal Building
Friday, November 1st - 9am-10:30am - Chamber Coffee - OCCK
Monday, November 4th - 7pm - Mitchell County Fair Board - Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, November 5th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, November 6th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, November 7th - Noon - Mitchell County Tourism & Convention - Courthouse
Friday, November 8th - 8am - Beloit Business Committee - Plum Creek
Monday, November 11th - Chamber Office Closed
Monday, November 11th - 7pm - Mitchell County Historical Society - Legion Annex
Tuesday, November 12th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Tuesday, November 12th - 7pm - Cassiopeia
Wednesday, November 13th - Leadership Mitchell County - Ag
Wednesday, November 13th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, November 14th - Noon - Chamber Board Meeting

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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