Chamber Chat - 4-18-14

Easter Egg Hunt
April 19th, 10:30 am
City of Beloit Sports Complex Soccer Fields
For ages up to 4th grade

Beloit Community Blood Drive
The Beloit Community Blood Drive will be held on Monday, April 21st from Noon-6pm at the NCK Wellness Center Gym, 3033 US 24 Hwy. Visit redcrossblood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment.

Heart Choices Spring Banquet
"In His Image"
April 24, 2014, 7:00 pm, Beloit Municipal Building
Guest Speaker: Tina Price, Executive Director of Pregnancy Service Center in Salina. Meal catered by Buffalo Roam Steakhouse Hear how Heart Choices is touching our community through pregnancy counseling, parenting education, and more! No charge. Reservations requested by calling 738-3433 or email heartbeat@nckcn.com with names and number of those who will attend. A fundraising appeal will be given.

B & B Jewelry Open House/Grand Opening
Come join Bonnie and Brenda at B & B Jewelry for their open house on Friday, April 25th from 9am-5:30pm and Saturday, April 26th from 9am-2pm.
The Chamber will have a Ribbon Cutting at 11am on Friday, April 25th. Please stop by and thank B & B Jewelry for moving their business to Beloit!

Beloit Area Prayer Breakfast
You are invited to the Beloit Area Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 1, 2014, from 6:30 to 7:45 am in the Family Life Center (gym) at the First Christian Church, 321 N. Mill St., Beloit, KS. We are honored to have Dr. Kris Kimple as the keynote speaker for this event. Kris is a medical doctor, husband, father and dedicated follower of Jesus who will share about his prayer journey. The breakfast is free. Donations are welcomed to help with similar future events. This gathering is co-sponsored by the Beloit Ministerial Association and a group of local volunteers from local churches in cooperation with the National Day of Prayer. The Beloit Area Prayer Breakfast is a community wide event open to all folks in North Central Kansas. Call 785-738-3071 for more information.

Solomon Valley Cinema
We will be showing the documentary film The Great American Wheat Harvest April 25-May 1 at our regular show times. It is a 65 minute documentary following custom cutters from Texas to the Canadian border. It documents the challenges of the lifestyles of farmers and educates consumers on where their food comes from. If any businesses are interested in doing a special showing or sponsoring a showing please contact Amanda Schwerman at 545-8409. More information on the film can be found at www.greatamericanwheatharvest.com

Chamber Coffee!
The next Chamber coffee will be Friday, May 16th (date change) at NCK Tech. Mark your calendars to attend!
Memorial Day/Homecoming Weekend Would you like to participate in the Homecoming Memorial Weekend parade? Contact the Chamber office for your pre registration form and one will be sent to you. The parade will take place on Saturday, May 24th at 10am. Lineup will begin at 9am at the corner of 4th & Mill and will be based on a first come first serve basis. After the parade there will be a picnic in the park at Chautauqua Park. Food will be served by area organizations. If you would like to be a food vendor, contact the Chamber office for more information. We are in need of organizations/volunteers to help with the parade and in the park. If you would like to volunteer, call the Chamber at 738-2717 or email beloitchamber@nckcn.com.

8 Man Pep Rally
Plans are underway for the 8 man pep rally. The Chamber sponsored event will take place on Friday, June 6th, 2pm-3:30pm in Downtown Beloit. An ice cream social is being planned for this year as well as other activities for the entire family. Around 95 players and coaches will be downtown to participate in the activities and to sign autographs.
If you would like to help sponsor the 8 man pep rally, contact the Chamber office for more information at 785-738-2717 or by email at beloitchamber@nckcn.com.

Chamber Checks
Need a gift for a teacher, friend, family or co-worker? 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. Businesses, if you receive Chamber Checks you deposit them with your daily deposits just like a normal check. Chamber Checks are spent exclusively with Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce merchants adding to the local economy.

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!

Calendar of Events
Saturday, April 19th - 10:30am - Easter Egg Hunt - Sports Complex Soccer Fields
Sunday, April 20th - Easter
Monday, April 21st - Noon-6pm - Blood Drive - NCK Wellness Center Gym
Tuesday, April 22nd - Noon - Rotary - Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, April 23rd - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, April 24th - 7pm-9pm - Heart Choices Annual Spring Banquet - Muni
Friday, April 25th - 11am - Ribbon Cutting - B & B Jewelry
Friday, April 25th, 9am-5:30pm & Saturday, April 26th, 9am-2pm - Open House - B & B Jewelry
Tuesday, April 29th - Noon - Rotary - Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, April 30th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Wednesday, April 30th - Thursday, May 1st - NCK Tech Orientation Day/Tool Day - NCK Tech
Thursday, May 1st - 6:30am-7:45am - Prayer Breakfast - First Christian Church
Thursday, May 1st - Noon - Mitchell County Tourism - Courthouse
Saturday, May 3rd - City Wide Garage Sale
Monday, May 5th - Mitchell County Fair Board - Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, May 6th - Noon - Rotary - Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, May 7th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, May 8th - Touchstone Electro Rally - NCK Tech
Thursday, May 8th - Noon - Chamber Board
Sunday, May 11th - 10am - St. John's Graduation
Sunday, May 11th - 2pm - Beloit High Graduation
Monday, May 12th - 7pm - Mitchell County Historical Society - Legion Annex
Tuesday, May 13th - Noon - Rotary - Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, May 13th - 7pm - Cassiopeia
Wednesday, May 14th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, May 15th - 12:30pm - SVED Board Meeting - NCRP
Thursday, May 15th - Last day of school for St. John's
Friday, May 16th - 9am-10:30am - Chamber Coffee - NCK Tech
Friday, May 16th - NCK Tech Commencement
Tuesday, May 20th - Noon - Rotary - Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, May 21st - 9:30am - Beloit Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, May 21st - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech
Thursday, May 22nd - Last day of school for Beloit
Friday, May 23rd - NCK Tech House Auction
Saturday, May 24th - 10am - Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 26th - Chamber Office Closed
Tuesday, May 27th - Noon - Rotary - Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, May 28th - Noon - Lions Club - NCK Tech

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