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August 27th, 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Aug 27 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of August 27, 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
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 News
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
Nominate the 2018 Grand Marshal by THIS FRIDAY
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.

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 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

Sep 4 ▪ DEADLINE to RSVP for “People You Need to Know” with Richard Webster
Event date: Sep 12.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

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
• 9/29 Maple Leaf Festival kicks off w/Lobster Boil
• 10/20 Maple Leaf Parade, Vendors, Car Show, & More
• 10/27 Maple Leaf Festival wraps up w/Costume Ball
• 1/18 Chamber “Casino Royale” Banquet 2019
• 3/8 & 3/9 Business Expo & Home Show 2019

Member News
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: Friday, 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 27 ▪ Parkinson’s Support Group
11:15 a.m. ▪ Fair Acres Family YMCA, 2600 Grand Ave.
Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Maple Tree Terrace.  For info, call 417 358-7201.

Aug 28 ▪ Bariatric Weight-loss Seminar
5:30 p.m. ▪ Freeman Business Center, 3220 McClelland Blvd., Joplin
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 347-1266.

Aug 28 ▪ 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 28 ▪ Carthage City Council meeting
6:30 p.m. ▪ City Hall, 326 Grant
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 237-7000.

Aug 28 ▪ Nordic Film Festival: “Shadow of the Raven”
7 p.m. ▪ MSSU Cornell Auditorium, 3590 Newman Rd.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 625-9736.

Aug 29 & Sep 1 ▪ 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 29 ▪ 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 29 ▪ 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 30 ▪ Hope Hurts Less: A Mental Health Community Event
6-8:30 p.m. ▪ Springfield Art Museum Amphitheater, 1111 E. Brookside Dr.
Free and open to the public. Presented by Community Partnership, an affiliate of Alliance of SW MO.  For info, visit cpozarks.org/ymhsp.

Aug 30 ▪ 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 31-Sep 23 ▪ 4-State Photography Enthusiasts: Colors of Autumn
Fri & Sat 12-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. ▪ artCentral, 1110 E. 13th St.
Free and open to the public, donations welcome. Opening reception 8/31 6-8 p.m.  For info, call 417-358-4404.

Sep 1 ▪ Walk with a Doc
9 a.m. ▪ Mercy Hospital Joplin, 100 Mercy Way
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 556-2260.

Sep 2 ▪ 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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