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March 26th, 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Mar 26 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of March 26, 2018
All events are subject to delays or cancellations. Call ahead to confirm.
Spotlight Event
McDonalds Grand Reopening Ribbon Cutting Invitation
Thursday, March 29
Noon ▪ 1111 W. Central
Join us to celebrate McDonalds grand reopening with a ribbon cutting at Noon on Thursday, March 29. Remember to drop your card in the fishbowl for your chance to win the 1st Quarter prize valued at $100. RSVP to Neely at nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Maple Leaf News
Create the Official Maple Leaf Artwork Featuring the Winning Theme – "Magic of Maple Leaf"
Planning for the 52nd Annual Maple Leaf Festival, hosted by the Carthage Chamber of Commerce, is underway. This year’s theme will be "Magic of Maple Leaf" submitted by both Kim Sparks Jones and Corinne Bruegel Waggoner. The selected art will be included in all coordinating marketing, including the official brochure, festival shirts and web marketing, for the annual city celebration set for October 2018 in Carthage. Parade entries, booth vendors, event contestants, and other Maple Leaf Festival participants are encouraged to incorporate the theme into all parts of this year’s festivities.

Guidelines for submitting artwork:
- Submitted artwork must be no larger than 11” X 17”.
- Digital artwork is accepted (JPEG and PDF format only with a minimum output of 600 dpi).
- Non-digital pieces must be submitted on white paper (no 3-D images, sculptures or animated entries will be accepted).
- For maximum reproduction quality, vivid colors are encouraged. A limited color version will be developed with artist input for garment printing.
- All entries should incorporate images representing Carthage, the Maple Leaf Festival and this year’s theme.
- Winning entries become the property of the Carthage Chamber of Commerce.

All entries must be received by the Chamber office by March 31. For more information, 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. Sponsorships are now open to all Chamber and community members!  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

Mar 27 ▪ Candidate Forum
7:30 a.m. ▪  CW&EP Cmty Room, 627 W. Centennial
For info, contact Mark at 417 358 2373 or melliff@carthagechamber.com.

Mar 27 ▪ Leads Group 2
9 a.m. ▪  Chamber of Commerce, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 417 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Mar 27 ▪ Carthage Emerging Leaders People You Need to Know with Steve Beimdiek
11:30 a.m. ▪  CW&EP Cmty Room, 627 W. Centennial
Reminder only: RSVP deadline has passed. For info, contact Mary Jo at 417-358-2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamebr.com.

Mar 27 ▪ March “You Knock Our Socks Off” Chamber Member of the Month award presentation
2:30 p.m. ▪  G.L. Hunt Exteriors, 729 Rangeline Rd., Joplin
For info, contact Neely at 417 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Mar 28 ▪ Vision Carthage meeting
8 a.m. ▪ Chamber of Commerce, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Mark at 358-2373 or melliff@carthagechamber.com.

Mar 28 ▪ Chamber 101 New Member Orientation
3 p.m. ▪ Chamber of Commerce, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Mar 29 ▪ McDonalds ribbon cutting
Noon ▪ McDonalds, 1111 W. Central
For info, contact Neely at 358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Mar 29 ▪ CEL planning meeting
3-5 p.m. ▪ Mother Road Coffee, 325 S. Main
For info, contact Neely at 358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Member News

Holley Goodnight has been named the Carthage Technical Center Director. Holley was previously Assistant Director and succeeds previous Gregg Wolf who was recently named Assistant Superintendent. Congratulations to Holley!

Carthage Community Foundation Spring 2018 Grant Round Opens March 26
Area 501(c)3 organizations and other IRS approved entities serving the Carthage community and its residents, may make application to Carthage Community Foundation (CCF) for its Spring 2018 Community Grant Round. CCF's community grantmaking policies and application link will be found online at cfozarks.org/carthage (beginning on the 26th. All applications must be completed and submitted online. Carthage Community Foundation plans to award 10 - $2,500 grants across 3 service categories & you will need to select one category in which to apply. Each organization may apply only once. Deadline for submission is April 13, 2018 at 5 pm without exception. 

US Cellular - Cellular Advantage is current running a promotion that can get you locked in at just $35 per line to have Unlimited Data!  If you would like to see if they can beat your current monthly price, you can use their Quick Quote tool and save a trip to the store by visiting bit.ly/uscellularquickquote (gmail account required).  If you would rather visit their store at 1715 S. Madison in Webb City, book an appointment by visiting bit.ly/bookwebbcity.  For info, call 417-782-9995.

March is National Nutrition month and the Carthage Senior Center along with the Area Agency on Aging and the other centers will be holding their annual “Dinner Plate Fundraiser”. Funds raised throughout the month will help the agency’s nutrition program at our local senior center. Anyone making a donation during this time will have their names placed on our Dinner Plate Hall of Fame located inside the dining room of our center. You may mail or drop off your donation to the Carthage Senior Center 404 E. 3rd Street Carthage, MO 64836 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 pm. For info, call 417-358-4741.

Upcoming Member Events
Mar 26 ▪ Suicide Prevention Town Hall Meeting
6 p.m. ▪ Hosted by The Alliance of Southwest Missouri at Joplin High School, 2104 Indiana. For info, call 417-782-9899. 

Mar 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.

Mar 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.

Mar 28 ▪ Generational Marketing
1:30-3 p.m. ▪ MSSU SBTDC, 3950 Newman Rd.
Cost $29. For info, call 417-625-3128.

March 28 & 31 ▪ Farmer’s Market
7 a.m. ▪ Historic Carthage Square
For info, call 417 358-3579.

Mar 29 ▪ 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 29 ▪ 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 30 ▪ Cyber Awareness 360 Workshop
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ▪ MSSU North End Zone, 3950 Newman Rd.
Open to the public, $20/participant.  Sponsored by MSSU SBTDC and your area Chambers. For info, call 417-625-3128.   

Mar 30 ▪ Easter and Healthy Kids Day
1-4 p.m. ▪ Fair Acres Family YMCA, 2600 Grand Ave.
Free and open to the public. Egg hunts, story time w/Easter bunny, bounce house, games, crafts, and more.  For info, call 417-625-3128.  

Mar 31 ▪ Easter for Kids “His Story”
9 a.m.-2 p.m. ▪ Faith Lutheran Church, 2134 S. Grand
Crafts, activities, food, fun, and His story.  For info, call 417- 358-5059.

Mar 31 ▪ Easter at Bykota Community Egg Hunt
11 a.m.-2 p.m. ▪ Bykota Ministries, 3727 S. Garrison Ave.
Community wide event featuring a petting zoo, face painting, bounce houses, free food, and a huge egg hunt.  For info, call 417-358-3991.

Mar 31 ▪ 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.

Apr 1 ▪ Pool Tournament
3 p.m. ▪ Carthage V.F.W., 16759 Inca (west Oak St.)
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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