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Chamber Chat - 2-7-14

112th Chamber Annual Banquet

Rock of Ages

Saturday, February 8th, 2014
Down Under, 121 W. Court ~ Beloit, KS
6:00 p.m. ~ Social
7:00 p.m. ~ Dinner
8:00 p.m. ~ Chamber Program
8:15 p.m. ~ Entertainment

Reservations Are Required.

Entertainment Sponsored by:

Agco, Beloit Auto & Truck Plaza and MI-TRE Construction

Exclusively for Chamber members, tickets are on sale and can be purchased for $40 each by calling the Chamber Office at 785-738-2717 or email beloitchamber@nckcn.com.

This is going to be a great evening you won't want to miss!
Must have a reservation to attend.

Chamber Coffee!
Join us for the next Chamber Coffee at Ackerman Supply, 3147 US Hwy 24 on February 14th from 9am-10:30am. Come and check out their new coffee area and all the great merchandise! There's something for everyone!

Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening
A ribbon cutting was held Thursday, February 06, 2014 at Hopeful Beginnings, 113 N Main. Congratulations to Lyda Fincham on her new office and business! Welcome to the Chamber and the Beloit business community!

Becker Autos & Trailers and Bourbon Trailers Form Partnership
Becker Autos & Trailers is happy to announce the addition of Bourbon Trailers to their product line. 
Bourbon Trailers is a family owned and operated manufacturing business proudly based in Jewell, Kansas.  Bourbon Trailers are designed for the family farm, where you need a trailer that's built to withstand tough field trials and rough roads, harsh weather and easy-to-open traps on their easy-flow formed hoppers. Bourbon Trailers boasts the highest quality steel grain trailers on the market today.
"A partnership was fitting!" exclaimed Lydia Housh manager of Becker Autos and Trailers in Beloit.  "Working with a local manufacturer for such a desirable product that isn't currently being sold in our immediate area is a win for everyone. We are also happy to partner with a company that meshes with our core business ethics and family values."
Bourbon trailers are now offered for retail purchase from Becker Autos & Trailers in Beloit.  For more information please call Blake at 785-534-1227 or stop by Becker Autos at 3008 US 24 Hwy in Beloit.  You can also check out Bourbon Trailers online at www.bourbontrailers.com.

Farm Home & Garden Show
Has your business signed up for the 2014 Beloit Farm, Home & Garden Show? You still have time to take advantage of this great opportunity to showcase your business. Applications are available. The show will take place April 4th-5th at the Mitchell County Fairgrounds. 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 and one will be sent to you. We look for this show to grow so send in your applications early.

Beloit Community Blood Drive
Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few simple steps to prepare and help ensure a good donation experience.

The Red Cross recommends getting a good night's sleep, eating a wholesome breakfast or lunch, drinking extra water and other fluids to help replace the volume you will donate, avoiding caffeinated beverages, and eating iron-rich foods to boost your iron level.

"Donating blood is an easy way to help others and only takes about an hour of your time," said Terri Dunaway, CEO of the Red Cross Central Plains Blood Services Region. "The Red Cross encourages donors to give blood every time they are eligible: every 56 days for whole blood donations and every 112 days for double red cell donations."

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

2/20/2014 from 12pm to 6pm at NCK Wellness Center Gym, 3033 US Hwy 24, Beloit, KS

2/21/2014 from 8:30am to 1pm at NCK Wellness Center Gym, 3033 US Hwy 24, Beloit, KS


How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Farmway Producer-Member Scholarship
www.farmwaycoop.com

Farmway Coop, Inc. Scholarship Program is to assist the further education of the children of Farmway Coop, Inc. producer-members interested in pursuing higher education in agriculture.

Scholarship applications must be returned by Friday, March 14, 2014 to:
Farmway Coop, Inc.
Attn: Mallory Wittstruck
204 East Court Street
Beloit KS 67420
Scholarship Guidelines:

1. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

2. Applicant's parent/guardian must be an active patron and member-owner of Farmway Coop, Inc.

3. Children of Farmway Coop Inc. employees or past recipients of the scholarship are not eligible.

4. Applicant must attend a public or private post-secondary institution in the 2013-2014 school year.

5. Applicant must be majoring in an agriculture related field.

6. Application must include 2 letters of recommendation. One from within school (administrator, teacher, etc.) and one of personal choice (not a family member). Letters of recommendation must contain information about leadership, character, initiative, and school/community involvement.

7. Submit one photo suitable for the newspaper to be used upon selection as an awardee.

8. Applicant must type and fill out Farmway Scholarship Application Form.

9. Applicant must write a one-page minimum essay addressing the topic: "How I plan to contribute to Agriculture" that includes your past experience that has shaped your future career goals in the industry.

The Law Office of Frasier, Johnson & Martin, LLC

The Law Office of Frasier, Johnson & Martin, LLC is pleased to announce Chantz N. Martin as a new partner. Chantz's education: J.D., Washburn University School of Law in May of 2011 Magna Cum Laude and B.S. from Kansas State University, December of 2007, Magna Cum Laude. Practice areas include: Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Civil Litigations, Adoptions, Agricultural Law, Business Law, Family Law and Criminal Law.
Please make note of his contact information:
116 N Hersey
Beloit, KS 67420
Phone: 785-738-5723
Fax: 785-738-5725
cmartin@fjmlawllc.com
Congratulations Chantz!

Farmway Coop, Inc. FFA Scholarship
www.farmwaycoop.com
Farmway Coop, Inc. offers a $500 scholarship to one graduating senior in each of the 10 FFA Chapters located within our immediate trade territory.

Scholarship applications must be returned by Friday, March 14, 2014 to:
Farmway Co-op, Inc.
Attn: Mallory Wittstruck
204 East Court Street
Beloit KS 67420

Scholarship Criteria:
1. The Farmway Coop FFA Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior student enrolled at a university, college, junior college or at a one or two-year institution of higher learning beyond the 12th grade level. Applicant must be majoring in an agriculture related field.

2. The applicant must be a member of the local high school FFA Chapters listed:

- Clay Center - Clifton-Clyde - Concordia - Southern Cloud - Beloit High - Lakeside - Pike Valley - Republic County - Blue Valley - Riley County
3. Application must include 2 letters of recommendation. One from within school (administrator, teacher, etc.) and one of personal choice (not a family member). Letters of recommendation must contain information about leadership, character, initiative, and school/community involvement.

4. Submit one photo suitable for the newspaper to be used upon selection as an awardee.
5. Applicant must fill out a typed Farmway Scholarship Application Form.

6. Applicant must write a one-page maximum on what you've learned from FFA, the agriculture industry and how it has shaped your career goals.

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!

Thank You for renewing your Membership
The following businesses have reinvested in the community through the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce.

• Solomon Valley Cinema
• Waconda Trader


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Calendar of Events
Saturday, February 8th - 6pm - Chamber Annual Banquet - Down Under
Monday, February 10th - 7pm - Mitchell Country Historical Society - Legion Annex
Tuesday, February 11th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Tuesday, February 11th - 7pm - Cassiopeia
Wednesday, February 12th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, February 13th - Noon - Chamber Board
Friday, February 14th - 9am-10:30am - Chamber Coffee - Ackerman Supply
Tuesday, February 18th -Wednesday, February 19th - Chamber Office Closed for Leadership Mitchell County
Tuesday, February 18th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, February 19th - 9:30am - Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, February 19th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, February 20th - 12pm-6pm - Blood Drive - NCK Wellness Center Gym
Thursday, February 20th - 12:30pm - SVED Board Meeting - NCRP
Friday, February 21st - 8:30am-1pm - Blood Drive - NCK Wellness Center Gym
Tuesday, February 25th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, February 26th - Noon - CTE Luncheon - NCK Tech
Tuesday, March 4th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, March 5th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, March 6th - Noon - Mitchell County Tourism - Courthouse
Monday, March 10th - 7pm - Mitchell Country Historical Society - Legion Annex
Tuesday, March 11th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Tuesday, March 11th - 7pm - Cassiopeia
Wednesday, March 12th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, March 13th - Noon - Chamber Board
Friday, March 14th - 9am-10:30am - Chamber Coffee - First National Bank
Tuesday, March 18th - Chamber Office Closed for Leadership Mitchell County
Tuesday, March 18th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, March 19th - 9:30am - Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, March 19th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, March 20th - 12pm - SVED Board Meeting - Guaranty State Bank Community Room
Saturday, March 22nd - St. John's School Auction
Tuesday, March 25th - Noon - Rotary - Porter House
Wednesday, March 26th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech

 

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