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March 5th, 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Mar 5 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of March 5, 2018
All events are subject to delays or cancellations. Call ahead to confirm.

Spotlight Event
Business Expo & Home Show
Mar 9 ▪ Expo After Hours
5-8 p.m. ▪ CMC Auditorium, 1900 S. Grand
Spotlight sponsors Mercy Carthage and SNC Squared.  After Hours sponsored by Carthage Marine Transport, Halo Salon, and J Builders.  Admission: your business card.  For info, contact Neely at 417-358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Mar 10 ▪ Public Day
10 a.m.-3 p.m. ▪ CMC Auditorium, 1900 S. Grand
Spotlight sponsors Mercy Carthage and SNC Squared.  Grand prize sponsored by Dr. Fly’s Salon.  Admission: $1 in advance, $2 at the door.  Veterans and students free w/ID.  For info, contact Neely at 417-358-2373 or nmyers@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 donating to the “bottle” auction. For info, contact Neely at 417 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Maple Leaf News
52nd Maple Leaf Festival “Magic of Maple Leaf”
The Maple Leaf Committee selected “Magic of Maple Leaf” as the theme for the 2018 festival.  Watch for this theme to be incorporated in events, parade entries, pageant costumes, and much more.  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. 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  Events submitted without the fee will NOT be published in the Maple Leaf Festival brochure.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 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.

Mar 12 ▪ Leads Group One
3 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Member News
The Missouri Dept. of Conservation is offering its annual cost-share grants to assist government agencies, public schools, and non-profit groups with the management, improvement, and conservation of trees and forests on public land.  The Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) cost-share grants can help communities fund tree inventories, removal or pruning of hazardous trees, tree planting, and the training of volunteers and city/county employees to best care for community forests.  TRIM applicants must submit a completed application by June 1.  Additional details, including grant application forms, are available at mdc.mo.gov/trim. 

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.

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.

Mar 4-10 ▪ Severe Weather Awareness Week
3/5 Preparedness Day, 3/6 Tornado Safety Day, 3/7 Flash Flood Safety Day, 3/8 Severe Thunderstorm Day, 3/9 Weather Radio Day.  For info, call 417 237 7100.   

Mar 4 & 5 ▪ 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.

Mar 4 ▪ 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.

Mar 4 & 7 ▪ 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.

Mar 5 ▪ 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.

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.

Mar 5 ▪ 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 5 ▪ 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 5 ▪ International Dining Experience
6 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Venezuelan meal to benefit International Club.  Tickets are $20/plate or $35 for two tickets.  For info, call 417-455-5550.

Mar 5 ▪ 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.

Mar 6-21 ▪ Neosho School Art Exhibit
Mon Fri 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. ▪ Crowder College Museum, Neosho
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5540.

Mar 6 ▪ Annual Statewide Tornado Drill
10 a.m. ▪ City of Carthage and all of Jasper County
For info, call 417 237 7100.   

Mar 6 ▪ Analyzing & Managing Cash Flow
1:30-4:30 p.m. ▪ MSSU SBTDC, 3950 Newman Rd.
Cost $59/person.  For info, call 417-625-3128.

Mar 7 ▪ 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.

Mar 7 ▪ 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 7 ▪ 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 8 ▪ Window Restoration Workshop Early Registration
Carthage Historic Preservation Sweet House, 311 E. 13th St.
Cost $350.  Workshop dates Apr 20-22.  For info, call 573 353 6858.

Mar 8 ▪ Social Hour
10:45 a.m. ▪ Carthage Senior Center, 404 E. 3rd
Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Maple Tree Terrace.  For info, call 417 358-4741 or 417-358-7201.

Mar 8 ▪ Starting a Small Business: The First Steps
1:30-4:30 p.m. ▪ MSSU SBTDC, 3950 Newman Rd.
Cost $29/business (up to 2 attendees).  For info, call 417 625 3128.

Mar 8 ▪ 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 10 ▪ Community Education: Abduction Prevention
Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Cost $25, open to the public.  Adults & Youth.  For info, call 417 455-5716.

Mar 10 ▪ 4th Annual March O’the Kidney 1-Mile Walk
8 a.m. ▪ Northpark Mall, 101 S. Rangeline
To benefit Freeman Dialysis Fund.  Registration $10 advance, $15 at the door.  For info, call 417 347-8330.

Mar 10 ▪ Birthday Bash to benefit Heartland Senior Dog Rescue/Rehab
10 a.m.-4 p.m. ▪ Spinning Wheels Sk8 Center, Carl Junction
Open to the public.  Vendors, games, silent auction, photo booth, & more.  For info, call 417 483-2311.

Mar 10 ▪ 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 11 ▪ Goat Yoga Benefit led by Yoga 4U
2 p.m. ▪ Carthage Humane Society, 13860 Dog Kennel Lane
Cost $25/person.  For info, call 417 358-6402.

Mar 11 ▪ 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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