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February 26th, 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Feb 26 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of February 26, 2018
All events are subject to delays or cancellations. Call ahead to confirm.
Spotlight Event
Quarterly Member Luncheon
Wednesday, February 28
Reminder only, RSVP deadline has passed
11:30 a.m. • Mercy Carthage, 3125 Dr. Russell Smith Way

Join us for our next Quarterly Luncheon at Mercy Carthage Hospital, 3125 Dr. Russell Smith Way, Wednesday, February 23, 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be $12* for members, $15 for non-members.  For info, contact Neely at 417 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Emerging Leaders (CEL) News
Modern Manufacturing Tour
Emerging Leaders (CEL) Modern Manufacturing Tour
Tuesday, February 27
11 a.m. • L&P Br0001, 215 N. McGregor
ONLY 2 spots remain. Cost $5 includes lunch. Reminder: no open-toes or high-heel shoes and no cell phones or photos/videos will be allowed.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417-358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Chamber News
LAST Chance to sponsor Business Expo/Home Show
The March 9 & 10 Expo/Home Show booth spaces are sold out, BUT you can still market to hundreds of potential customers by sponsoring the Exhibitors’ Lounge ($300) or putting your items into 500 goodie bags or donating to the “bottle” auction. For info, contact Neely at 417 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Maple Leaf News
Submit Your Winning Maple Leaf Theme Idea
Entries for the 52nd annual Maple Leaf Festival theme contest are now being accepted.  Submissions for this year’s contest will be accepted through THIS Wednesday, February 28 only. Submissions must be in writing and can be brought to the Chamber office, 402 S Garrison, or e-mailed to mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.  Entries received after 5:00 p.m. February 28 will not be considered.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Sponsorships are NOW OPEN for the 2018 Festival
Sponsorships are now available for the 52nd Annual Maple Leaf Festival and start at just $500. Past sponsors have first rights to their previously sponsored event until THIS THURSDAY, March 1 only.  Final sponsor deadline is March 30.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Promote Your October Event to Thousands
If you have an event you’d like to promote to up to 20,000 residents and visitors during the month of October, list your event in the official 2018 Maple Leaf Festival brochure.

Completed applications AND fees are due no later than Friday, March 30 in order to be considered for the 2018 Maple Leaf Festival brochure.  A promotional fee of $50 for events sponsored by Chamber members and $100 for events sponsored by non-Chamber members is required for each submitted event.  Events submitted without the fee will NOT be published in the Maple Leaf Festival brochure.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Upcoming Chamber Events

Feb 27 ▪ Leads Group Two meeting
9 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Feb 27 ▪ Emerging Leaders (CEL) Manufacturing Tour
11 a.m. ▪ L&P Br0001, 215 N. McGregor
Cost $5 includes lunch.  FIRM limit of 20.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Feb 28 ▪ Quarterly Member Luncheon
11:30 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Mar 1 ▪ Maple Leaf Committee meeting
4 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Mary Jo at 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Mar 2 ▪ Public Policy meeting
11:30 a.m. ▪ Mother Road Coffee, 325 S. Main
For info, contact Mark at 358 2373 or melliff@carthagechamber.com.

Mar 9 ▪ Expo & Home Show After Hours
5-8 p.m. ▪ CMC Auditorium, Grand & Highland
Admission: your business card.  For info, contact Neely at 417 358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.   

Mar 10 ▪ Expo & Home Show Public Day
10 a.m.-3 p.m. ▪ CMC Auditorium, Grand & Highland
Admission: $1 in advance, $2 at the door.  For info, contact Neely at 417 358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.   

Mar 12 ▪ Monday Member Meetup
2 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Member News
Carthage Walmart now offers FREE grocery pickup.  Shop and pay online, select a pickup time, and wait in your car while your items are loaded.  For info, visit www.walmart.com/grocery.

The Carthage post of the American Legion is looking for additional sponsors to help them send more young men to Missouri Boys State. Similarly, their Auxiliary is seeking sponsors to help them send more young ladies to Missouri Girls State. Contact Dale at 417-359-6161 to get involved!  http://www.moboysstate.org/basics/.

Upcoming Member Events
Through Mar 18 ▪ Joplin Regional Artists “Art Speaks”
Fri & Sat 12-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. ▪ artCentral, 1110 E. 13th
Free and open to the public, donations welcome.  Opening reception 2/2 6-8 p.m.  Underwritten by Cherry’s Art Gallery and Koka Art Gallery.  For info, call 417 358-4404.

Feb 26 ▪ Bilingual Storytime with Ms. Janine (ages 0-6)
10 a.m. ▪ Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

Feb 26 & 27 ▪ Grief Support Group
Every Mon 1:30 p.m., Tues 6:30 p.m. ▪ Mercy Carthage, 3125 Dr. Russell Smith Way.  Free and open to the public, registration appreciated.  For info, call 417 359-2636.

Feb 26 ▪ Parkinson’s Support Group
Every Mon 3-3:30 p.m. ▪ Mercy Joplin, 100 Mercy Way
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 556-8760.

Feb 26 ▪ Community Education: Internet for Baby Boomers
4-5 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Cost $20, open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5716.

Feb 26 & Mar 1 ▪ Community Education: Zumba w/Beth McCully
5:30 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Cost $5 per class, open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5716.

Feb 26 ▪ Community Education: All Season Wreaths
5:30-7 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Cost $25, open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5716.

Feb 27 & Mar 1 ▪ Microsoft Excel - Level 1 (2 days)
1:30-4:30 p.m. ▪ MSSU SBTDC, 3950 Newman Rd.
Cost $124/person.  For info, call 417-625-3128.

Feb 27 ▪ Community Education: Carlette’s Crafts (All ages)
6-7 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Cost varies, open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5716.

Feb 27 ▪ Community Education: Gentle Yoga w/Cassie
6-7 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Cost $5/session, open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5716.

Feb 27 ▪ Carthage City Council meeting
6:30 p.m. ▪ Carthage City Hall, 326 Grant St.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 237 7000.   

Feb 27 ▪ Community Education: Beginners Line Dancing
7-8 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Cost $10, open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5716.

Feb 28 ▪ Storytime with Ms. Sherri (ages 0-6)
10 a.m. ▪ Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

Feb 28 ▪ Texas Hold ‘Em
7 p.m. ▪ Carthage V.F.W., 16759 Inca (west Oak St.)
Open to the public.  For info, call 417 358-1657.

Mar 1 ▪ Community Education: Basic Yoga w/Cassie
6-7:15 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Cost $5/session, open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5716.

Mar 1 ▪ Queen of Hearts
7 p.m. ▪ Carthage V.F.W., 16759 Inca (west Oak St.)
Open to the public.  For info, call 417 358-1657.

Mar 3 ▪ 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.

Mar 3 ▪ Free Pool
7-11 p.m. ▪ Carthage V.F.W., 16759 Inca (west Oak St.)
Open to the public.  For info, call 417 358-1657.

Mar 4 ▪ Pool Tournament
3 p.m. ▪ Carthage V.F.W., 16759 Inca (west Oak St.)
Open to the public.  For info, call 417 358-1657.

Mar 4 ▪ Pittsburg State University Concert Tour Choir
7 p.m. ▪ Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Howard
40-voice choir free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Carthage Council on the Arts and Carthage Musical Devotees.  For info, call 760 880 8714.

Rescheduled Mar 5 ▪ Brunch with a Heart
11:30 a.m. ▪ Mercy Hospital Joplin, 100 Mercy Way
Free and open to the public.  For info, mercy.net/heartbrunch.

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

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