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May 14th, 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - May 14 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of May 14, 2018
All events are subject to delays or cancellations. Call ahead to confirm.
Spotlight Event
Cyber Security Lunch & Learn with SNC Squared
Wednesday, May 16
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. ▪ Chamber of Commerce, 402 S. Garrison
Free to Chamber members, firm limit of 14 - RSVP Deadline TODAY

2018 Top Phishing Holes- What to look for so your business doesn’t get hooked! John Motazedi will be speaking on the top 10 newest cyber threats that put your business at risk. This seminar will be held at the Carthage Chamber of Commerce. Lunch is provided. Please email Neely at nmyers@carthagechamber.com to RSVP.

Chamber News

Monday Member Meet-up
Monday, May 14
2 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
Please join the Chamber to celebrate our new members Monday, May 14 at 2 p.m. at the Chamber office. Meet our new members, new employees at member businesses, and new businesses. New members will have a chance to tell our Ambassadors, board members, and fellow members about their businesses.

Aarron Bittick
Carthage Family Worship Center
Jeremy Strup – Carthage Ford
Crawford & Co. International
First Response Lawncare
Knights of Pythias – Fraternal Lodge No. 14
Dene Staunton Lemongrass Spa Consultant
Lillian James & Co.
MOpawz
Village Square Boutique

Remember to drop your card in the fishbowl for your chance to win the quarterly prize valued at $100. RSVP to Neely at nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

April “You Knock Our Socks Off” Member of the Month Award Presentation
Friday, May 18
10 a.m. ▪ Chamber of Commerce, 402 S. Garrison
Join us to celebrate the April “You Knock Our Socks Off” Chamber Member of the Month award recipient Children’s Haven at the Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison, at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 18.  The Member of the Month award is sponsored by Specialty Risk Insurance.

Our Birthday/Community “Thank You” Party Needs YOU
Plans are coming together for the 7th Annual Chamber Birthday and Community “Thank You” Party, and we are looking for new ways to make the event fun for our members and the community.  If your business/organization would like to host a table from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, June 1, we just ask that you provide a free game or activity.  Other activities include free brat lunch and shaved ice, fire truck tours, crafts, and more.  For info or to sign up, contact Neely at 417-358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Maple Leaf News
More Applications now available!
Applications are being added to the website as they become available, so check under "Festival Applications" for your favorite event registration forms, vendor applications, and more!  Visit www.CarthageMapleLeaf.com.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Upcoming Chamber Events
May 14 ▪ Family Literacy Council “Little Free Library” ribbon cutting
10:30 a.m. ▪ Mark Twain Elementary, 1435 S. Main St.
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

May 14 ▪ Monday Member Meetup
2 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

May 14 ▪ Leads Group One
2:30 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

May 15 ▪ Marketing Committee meeting
4 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

May 16 ▪ Vision Carthage meeting
7:30 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Mark at 358 2373 or melliff@carthagechamber.com.

May 16 ▪ Cyber Security lunch & learn
11:45 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
Free of charge.  Presented by SNC Squared.  For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

May 17 ▪ Board of Directors meeting
7:30 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Mark at 358 2373 or melliff@carthagechamber.com.

May 17 ▪ Emerging Leaders (CEL) “Tiger Builders”
11 a.m.-1 p.m. ▪ R-9 Intermediate Center, Chapel/Fir Rd.
Optional $2.50 lunch.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

May 17 ▪ Herrington Dental ribbon cutting & open house
1 p.m. ▪ 2507 S. Clinton
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

May 17 ▪ Business After Hours w/Carthage Rotary Club
5-6:30 p.m. ▪ The Woodshed, 311 S. Main
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

May 18 ▪ “You Knock Our Socks Off” Member of the Month award presentation
10 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Member News

Thanks to a generous donation, current and incoming Crowder College agriculture students have the opportunity to apply for new scholarships to further their college education.  Students can apply at www.crowder.edu/scholarships/application and select James Agriculture Scholarship.  Deadline to apply is June 1.  For info, call 417-455-5540.

Game On! is offering summer specials on cage rentals.  Sign up by June 1st , buy three 30-minute rentals, and get three rentals free.  Or buy four 60-minute rentals and get four rentals free.  Visit gameoncarthage.com to sign up.

Purchase a luminaria for just $5 to honor a cancer survivor or in memory of someone who lost their fight.  Proceeds will benefit American Cancer Society Carthage Relay for Life.  Luminaries will be lit during the Carthage Relay For Life on June 2.  For info, contact Mistie at 417-358-8131 x4896.

Upcoming Member Events
Through May 20 ▪ Josie Mai “Eat Art” Exhibit
Fri-Sat 12-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. ▪ artCentral, 1110 E. 13th
Free and open to the public, donations welcome.  For info, call 417 358 4404.

Through Jun 1 ▪ Doug Hall Exhibition
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (except holidays) ▪ Crowder College Longwell Museum, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Free and open to the public.  Artist reception May 12 from 1-4 p.m.  For info, call 417-455-5540.

May 15 ▪ Building Trades Career Readiness Program Info Meeting
10 a.m. OR 1 p.m. ▪ Advanced Training & Tech Cntr, 420 Grand, Joplin
Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Workforce Investment Board of SW MO and Crowder College.  For info, call 417-629-3000.

May 16 & 19 ▪ Carthage Farmers’ Market
Opens 7:30 a.m. ▪ north side of Carthage square
Wed & Sat, April-October weather permitting.  Coordinated by Carthage True Value Hardware.  For info, call 417 358-3579.

May 16 ▪ Alzheimer’s Support Group
4:30-5:30 p.m. ▪ Carthage Health & Rehab, 1901 S. Buena Vista
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1937.

May 16 ▪ 1st Annual Hump Night Cruise In
5-8 p.m. ▪ Sirloin Stockade, 1027 W. Central
Free and open to the public.  Visit facebook.com/car-buddies-cruises.

May 18 & 19 ▪ Round Robin Basketball Tournaments
Game On!, 400 S. Maple 
For high school girls & boys.  For info, call 417 388-4236.

May 18-20 ▪ “Things My Mother Taught Me” Romantic Comedy
Fri & Sat 6 p.m., Sun 12:30 p.m. ▪ Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old Route 66.  Tickets $26 adults, seniors $23, ages 13-18 $21, ages 6-12 $12, 5 & under free.  For info, call 417-358-9665.

May 19 ▪ Vision Carthage Restoration Carthage Work Day
8 a.m.-12 noon ▪ 900 block of Grant St.
Free and open to the public.  Text @restorecar to 81010 to receive reminders.  For info, call 417-793-6589.

May 19 ▪ Electronic & Household Hazardous Waste Recycling
9-11 a.m. ▪ Public Works Barn, Sarcoxie
Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Harry S Truman Coordinating Council, Region M Solid Waste, and MO Dept of Natural Resources.  For info, call 417-649-6400 x302.

May 19 ▪ Smoked Pork Sale
10 a.m.-4 p.m. ▪ Carthage Family Worship Center, 629 S. Case St.
Lunch boxes $7, whole butts available.  For info, call 618-946-7473.

May 19 ▪ 8th Annual “Stomp the Blues out of Homelessness” Festival
Gate opens at noon, bands 1-10:30 p.m. ▪ Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, 220 W. Plainview Rd., Springfield
Tickets start $25/person.  For info, call 417 447-6090.

May 19 ▪ All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry Fundraiser
5:30 p.m. ▪ Carthage Shrine Train Crew, 2114 W. Mound St.
Adults $15, kids 10 & under free.  For info, call 417-317-0609.

May 20 & 21 ▪ Auditions for “A Streetcar Named Desire”
6:30 p.m. ▪ Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old Route 66
Open to the public.  Show dates: Aug 17-19 & 24-26.  Needed: three women ages 25-35, one women 40s, four men ages 30-50, one man 60s, and one man age 13-16.  For info, call 417 358-4300.

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

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