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August 20th, 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Aug 20 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of August 20, 2018
Our mission: To improve the overall business climate for our members and quality of life for the community through sponsorship of programs which promote civic and economic development, stimulate growth, and support relevant political action.
Our vision: To foster and facilitate the success of Carthage area businesses, so our community is financially healthy and the people living, working, and playing in Carthage can enjoy a higher quality of life.

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Spotlight News
Nominate the 2018 Grand Marshal by August 31
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 52nd Annual Maple Leaf Festival Grand Marshal. Nomination forms may be picked up at the Chamber office, you may call 417-358-2373 to have a form faxed or e-mailed to you, or you may find them at www.CarthageMapleLeaf.com. Nominations must be submitted on the official form.  Deadline for accepting nominations is 4 p.m. on Friday, August 31st.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Chamber News
Business After Hours
Thursday, August 30
4:30-6 p.m. ▪ Maple Tree Terrace, 2510 Clinton
Join the Chamber and Maple Tree Terrace for delicious after-work snacks and beverages, networking with fellow members, and a good time Thursday, August 30 from 4:30-6 p.m. Please RSVP to Neely at 417-358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com. Don’t forget to drop your card in the fishbowl for your chance to win the 2nd quarter prize valued at $100.

Chamber “Casino Royale” Banquet 2019
Sign up NOW to be a sponsor for the 2019 Chamber Banquet (Friday, January 18).  Sponsorships begin at just $200! Check out the 2019 sponsorship opportunities on our website. Past sponsors will have first rights to their previous sponsorship until November 1 only although earlier responses are appreciated, and sponsorships will become first-come first-served after that. Final sponsor deadline is December 17.  For more information, contact Mary Jo at 417-358-2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Maple Leaf News
Get your Maple Leaf Shirts NOW
Commemorative shirts for the 52nd Annual Maple Leaf Festival are now available. Visit Race Brothers, 2309 Fairlawn, to view and purchase the 2018 Maple Leaf Festival shirt.  Shirts are available in short sleeved for $14.99, long sleeved for $19.99, and hoodie sweatshirts for $29.99. Special order items also available. Get your merchandise now for casual Fridays or start your own #MapleLeafMondays.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Upcoming Chamber Events
Aug 21 ▪ Marketing/Business Expo & Home Show meeting
4 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Aug 22 ▪ Vision Carthage meeting
7:30 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Mark at 358 2373 or melliff@carthagechamber.com.

Aug 28 ▪ Leads Group Two meeting
9 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Aug 30 ▪ Business After Hours
4:30-6 p.m. ▪ Maple Tree Terrace, 2510 Clinton
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Aug 31 ▪ Maple Leaf Grand Marshal nomination DEADLINE
4 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Mary Jo at 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Sep 3 ▪ Chamber office closed for Labor Day

SAVE THE DATE
• 9/11 Emerging Leaders to Missouri YP Summit in Jefferson City
• 9/12 All-Chamber “People You Need to Know” w/Richard Webster (RSVP by 9/4)
• 9/21 Mid-Morning Mingle at Maple Tree Terrace
• 9/25 Emerging Leaders “Magic Under the Maples” at Senior Center
• 1/18 Chamber “Casino Royale” Banquet 2019
• 3/8 & 3/9 Business Expo & Home Show 2019

Member News
The McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation challenges your group to join in their fight again breast cancer at this year’s “Bros in Bras for a Cause”.  Groups can sign up to decorate a bra that will be “modeled” at their November 3rd event and then auctioned off to funds for the Foundation’s Mammogram Program.  For info, email grimes2265@gmail.com.

The Southwest Missouri Inclusion Award, presented by Workforce Investment Board, honors a business or organization in Southwest Missouri that demonstrates outstanding performance of inclusion in the areas of recruiting, hiring and retaining employees as they relate to people with disabilities and other minority groups.  You may nominate an eligible business/organization by going to www.workforcezone.org for more information and to complete the nomination form.  Nomination deadline: Aug. 31, 2018.  For info, call 417-206-1717 x2110.

Fair Acres Family YMCA Fall Sports registration is open!  Flag football for ages 4 through 6th grade!!!  Volleyball for grades 1st-8th grade!!!  Outdoor soccer for ages 3-14!!!  Cheerleading for ages 4 through 4th grade!  Registration deadline: September 4.  For info, call at 417-358-1070.

Upcoming Member Events
Through Aug 31 ▪ “Look to Norway” Art Exhibit
Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ▪ MSSU Spiva Art Gallery, 3950 Newman Rd.
Free and open to the public.  Reception: 8/20 4-6 p.m.  For info, call 417 625-9563.

Aug 20 ▪ Real Living with Diabetes
4:30-5:30 p.m. ▪ Joplin Public Library, 1901 E. 20th St.
Free and open to the public.  Presented by Freeman Health System.  For info, call 417 347-5700.

Aug 20 ▪ Fall Sports Cookout
5:30 p.m. ▪ Fair Acres Sports Complex, 808 George Phelps Blvd.
Free and open to all CHS fall sports athletes and their families.  Sponsored by Specialty Risk Insurance.  For info, call 417-359-5470.

Aug 21 ▪ National Senior Day Expo
9 a.m.-12 noon ▪ Fair Acres Family YMCA, 2600 Grand Ave.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 358-1070.

Aug 21 ▪ Bariatric Weight-loss Support Group
5:30-6:30 p.m. ▪ Freeman Business Center, 3220 McClelland Blvd., Joplin
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 347-1266.

Aug 21 ▪ Carthage Golf Course Men’s Night
5:30-8:30 p.m. ▪ 2000 Richard Webster Dr.
Sign up by noon each Tuesday to play. $20 per play includes team payback, skins, and closest to the pin on par 3.  For info, call 417 237-7030.

Aug 21 ▪ Sleep Apnea Support Group
6-7 p.m. ▪ Freeman Health Essentials, 1130 E. 32nd St., Joplin
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 347-7400.

Aug 22 & 25 ▪ Carthage Farmers’ Market
Opens 7:30 a.m. ▪ historic Carthage square
Wed & Sat, April-October weather permitting.  Coordinated by Carthage True Value Hardware.  For info, call 417 358-3579.

Aug 22 ▪ Community Day 2018
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ▪ MSSU Oval, 3950 Newman Rd.
Exhibitor registration $25.  For info, call 417-625-9343.

Aug 22 ▪ Farmers Market
4-7:30 p.m. ▪ Freeman Hospital West, 1102 W 32nd St., Joplin
May through October.  For info, call 417 347-5646.

Aug 22 ▪ Texas Hold ‘Em
7 p.m. ▪ Carthage VFW Post 2590, 16759 Inca Rd. (Oak St. & Hwy 171/96)
Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

Aug 23 ▪ Car Seat Basics Workshop
6 p.m. ▪ Alliance of SW MO, 1027 S. Main St., Ste 7, Joplin.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 782-9899.

Aug 23 ▪ Queen of Hearts
7 p.m. ▪ Carthage VFW Post 2590, 16759 Inca Rd. (Oak St. & Hwy 171/96)
Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

Aug 24 ▪ Leffen Center Parents Coffee
8:30-9:30 a.m. ▪ Freeman Center for Autism, 2808 S. Picher, Joplin
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 347-7850.

Aug 24-26 ▪ Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire”
Fri & Sat 6 p.m., Sun 12:30 p.m. ▪ Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66 Blvd.
Tickets: adults $27, seniors $24, teens $21, ages 6-12 $12, 5 & under free.  For info, call 417 358-9665.

Aug 24 ▪ Carthage Art Walk “Who’s Your Superhero”
6-9 p.m. ▪ Carthage Square
Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Carthage CVB.  For info, call 417 359-8181.

Aug 26 ▪ Pool Tournament
3 p.m. ▪ Carthage VFW Post 2590, 16759 Inca Rd. (Oak St. & Hwy 171/96)
Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

Chamber members, if your Event is missing from this list, email Mary Jo at mjlittle@carthagechamber.com!

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