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October 8th, 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Oct 8 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of October 8, 2018
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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
Monday Member Meet up
Monday, October 8
2 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison

Please join the Chamber to celebrate our new members TODAY 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.

Breanna’s House Cleaning · Amber Feingold, Christine Matchell, Kayla Switzer, and Tina Burgess – Carthage Animal Hospital · Carthage Chronicle · CDL Electric · Karma Wright and Clara Joslyn – Community National Bank & Trust · Countryside in the City · Elusive Body Arts Tattoo & Piercing Studio · Florette by Countryside · Jason Poe & Jeff Schilling - Guaranty Bank · Old Time Reunion Event Complex · Rush-Hoover Media Group · Karie Currence – Specialty Risk · Sun Loan · Trident Clinical Development

Remember to drop your card in the fishbowl for your chance to win the 4th Quarter Prize valued at $100 from Halo Salon. RSVP to Neely at nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Chamber News
Halo Salon Business After Hours
Thursday, October 11
4:30-6 p.m. • Halo Salon, 2206 Maple

Join the Chamber of Commerce and Halo Salon to celebrate their second year of business. They’ll have delicious after-work snacks and beverages, and networking with fellow members. Please RSVP to Neely at nmyers@carthagechamber.com. Don’t forget to drop your card in the fishbowl for your chance to win the quarterly prize valued at $100!

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 #MapleLeaf2018
Visit www.CarthageMapleLeaf.com
for a complete schedule of events!!
Festival includes art & history exhibits, wine tasting, night of worship, cruise night, lip sync competition, car and tractor shows, model train show, live entertainment, carnival, night of magic, and much more!  September 29 - November 18
Parade, Art & Craft Show, Car Show, and much more:
Saturday, October 20

Get Your Tickets Early!
Don't miss any of the great events planned for the 52nd Annual Maple Leaf Festival! Tickets are now available for:
Night of Magic - Sat, Oct 13
Carnival - Wed, Oct 17 through Sat, Oct 20
Three Minutes of Fame Lip Sync Competition - Thurs, Oct 18
Find all the details, prices, registration forms, and MUCH more at www.CarthageMapleLeaf.com!

Upcoming Chamber Events

Oct 8 ▪ Monday Member Meet-up
2 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Oct 8 ▪ Leads Group One meeting
2:30 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Oct 10 ▪ Non-Profit Network meeting
9 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Oct 10 ▪ Ambassadors’ meeting
4 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Oct 11 ▪ Business After Hours
4:30-6 p.m. ▪ Halo Salon, 2206 Maple
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

SAVE THE DATE
• 10/20 Maple Leaf Parade, Vendors, Car Show, & More
• 10/27 Maple Leaf Festival wraps up w/Costume Ball
Details at www.CarthageMapleLeaf.com

• 1/18 Chamber “Casino Royale” Banquet 2019
• 3/8 & 3/9 Business Expo & Home Show 2019

Member News

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Altice USA, the parent company of Suddenlink, is proud to once again bring the Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest to high school and middle school students throughout the Suddenlink service areas. 
To participate, eligible students are invited to submit an essay about a Latino, past or present, with whom they would like to spend a day. Essays must be written in English and received by October 31, 2018. Winners will be announced in early December.   Prizes include a $1,500 cash scholarship and iPad minis. Contest details can be found AlticeConnects.com/hhm. We hope you will spread the word to your school community and encourage your students to take advantage of this exciting opportunity! If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact me at 501-467-4915 or via email at Candace.kirkendoll@alticeusa.com.

Mercy Health Foundation Joplin is kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in style with its popular breast cancer awareness T-shirts and Pink Fridays.  Shirts will be available during the month of October inside the Mercy Gift Shop (second floor gallery), and at Sister’s Health Boutique (cancer center entrance) during normal business hours.

Along with Pink Friday activities, Salon 529 will be in the Mercy Hospital Joplin gallery from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 5 and Oct. 19 doing pink hair extensions for $10 and chair massages at $1 per minute. All proceeds will go toward the Mercy Health Foundation mammography funds.

Carthage Water & Electric Plant (CW&EP) is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 7th – 13th, along with more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 48 million Americans.  CW&EP invites the Carthage community members to participate in a variety of Public Power Week events. For info, call 417-237-7300. Activities include:

• Save Green, Go Green Drawing – CW&EP will be holding drawing for a $250 voucher to Lowes to revamp the lighting in your home to all new LED lights. You can be automatically entered into the drawing (starting Monday, Oct. 8th) by going to our CW&EP Facebook page, “LIKE” our page, “SHARE” the post, and “TAG” two friends in the comments. We’ll be drawing a winner on Friday, Oct. 12th at 5pm. (Must be a CW&EP customer to win.)
• CW&EP Power Plant Tours – CW&EP will be hosting tours of our historic power plant at 300 S. River St., Tuesday, (Oct. 9th) & Thursday (Oct. 11th) from 10am-11am and 2pm-3pm, both days.  We hope you’ll join us to learn about how CW&EP public power feeds our Carthage community! (Parking will be available in front of the Power Plant & a guide will meet you in the Receiving building to escort you in.)
• Public Power Week Facebook Trivia – Members of our Facebook page will have the opportunity to engage with us by answering daily trivia questions, the first correct answer each day will be rewarded with a prize from a local vendor. (Must be a CW&EP customer to win.)
• FREE LED Light Bulb w/ CW&EP Sign-Up – Stop in our main lobby anytime this week to sign up for Paperless Billing or our Automatic Payment Plan and receive a FREE LED light bulb to help you start saving today! (Limited to one per CW&EP customer.)
• FREE Drinks & Popcorn in the CW&EP Lobby – Mon.-Fri., Oct. 8th- 12th (8am – 5pm), we will have free coffee, water, & popcorn in our main lobby, open to the public.
• CW&EP Public Power Lunch – Friday, Oct. 12th (11:30am – 2pm) CW&EP will be hosting a public power customer appreciation lunch on our East facing parking lot. This event will feature a free lunch, bucket truck rides, giveaways & much more.

Upcoming Member Events
Through Oct 19 ▪ Smith & Smith Art Exhibit
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. ▪ Crowder College Longwell Museum, Neosho
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 455-5470.

through Oct 27 ▪ “Over Here & Over There: Carthage & Jasper County in WWI” Exhibit
Tues-Sat 12-4 p.m. ▪ Powers Museum, 1617 Oak
Admission by donation.  For info, call 417 237-0456.

Through Nov 18 ▪ “Art of Quilting” Fiber Exhibition
Fri & Sat 12-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. ▪ artCentral, 1110 E. 13th St.
Free and open to the public, donations welcome.  Underwritten by Edward Jones Financial Advisors.  Opening reception 10/5 6 p.m.  For info, call 417 358 4404.

Through Dec 3 ▪ Nordic Semester
MSSU, 3950 Newman Rd.
Open to the public, many events offered at no charge.  Find events and details at www.mssu.edu/academics/international-studies/themed-semester.  For info, call 417-625-9736.

Oct 8-12 ▪ CW&EP Public Power Week Drinks & Popcorn
8 a.m.-5 p.m. ▪ 627 W. Centennial
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 237-7300.

Oct 8 ▪ Bi Lingual Story Time w/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.

Oct 8 & 9 ▪ Auditions for “If It’s Monday, This Must Be Christmas”
7 p.m. ▪ Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66 Blvd.
Open to the public.  Needed: six women, five men, a girl, and a boy. Show dates: Nov 29-Dec 2 & Dec 6-9. For info, call 417 358-4300.

Oct 9 & 11 ▪ CW&EP Public Power Week Power Plant Tours
10-11 a.m. & 2-3 p.m. ▪ 300 S. River
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 237-7300.

Oct 9 & 11 ▪ Microsoft Excel Level 1 (2 days)
1:30-4:30 p.m. ▪ MSSU SBTDC, 3590 Newman Rd.
Cost $124/person.  For info, call 417 625-3128.

Oct 9 ▪ Caregiver Support Group
6 p.m. ▪ Oak Pointe of Carthage, 300 W. Airport Dr.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 358-3355.

Oct 9 ▪ Nordic Film Festival: “In a Better World (Haevnen)”
7 p.m. ▪ MSSU Cornell Auditorium, 3590 Newman Rd.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 625-9736.

Oct 10 & 13 ▪ 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.

Oct 10 ▪ Business Financials: The Basics
2:30-4:30 p.m. ▪ MSSU SBTDC, 3590 Newman Rd.
Cost $49/person.  For info, call 417 625-3128.

Oct 10 ▪ Caregiver Support Group
4 p.m. ▪ Mercy Hospital Carthage, 3125 Dr. Russell Smith Way
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-7201 or 417-359-8808.

Oct 10 ▪ 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.

Oct 11-14 ▪ Customer Appreciation Days
Call for store hours ▪ U.S. Cellular Premier Locations, 3120 S. Main, Joplin
Open to the public.  Sales, surprises, and bonuses.  For info, call 417 623 2929.

Oct 11 ▪ Social Hour
10:45 a.m. ▪ Carthage Senior Center, 404 E. 3rd
Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Maple Leaf Terrace.  For info, call 417-358-7201 or 417-358-4741.

Oct 11 ▪ 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.

Oct 12 ▪ CW&EP Public Power Week Power Lunch
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. ▪ 627 W. Centennial
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 237-7300.

Oct 12 ▪ CW&EP Public Power Week Facebook winner drawing
5 p.m. ▪ 627 W. Centennial (need not be present to win)
See Member News section for details.  For info, call 417 237-7300.

Oct 12-14 ▪ “The Savannah Sipping Society” Comedy
Fri & Sat 6 p.m., Sun 12:30 p.m. ▪ Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66 Blvd.  Adults $27, seniors $24, teens $21, ages 6-12 $12, ages 5 & under free.  For info, call 417 358-9665.

Oct 13 ▪ Bicycle Tour
7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. start ▪ Kellogg Lake, Hwy 96 east of Carthage
$20-$40 to participate, open to the public.  For info, call 417 525-4898.

Oct 13 ▪ Safety Fair 
10 a.m.-1 p.m. ▪ Carthage Fire Dept., 401 W. Chestnut
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 237-7100.

Oct 13 ▪ Latino Festival
1-6 p.m. ▪ Central Park, 714 S. Garrison
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 358-4265.

Oct 13 ▪ Maple Leaf Baby Pageant
2 p.m. ▪ R-9 Auditorium, 714 S. Main
Sponsored by Carthage Tech Center Practical Nursing Program. Free and open to spectators.  Registration closed 10/1.  For info, call 417 358-2373.

Oct 13 ▪ Maple Leaf Toddler Pageant
4 p.m. ▪ R-9 Auditorium, 714 S. Main
Sponsored by Foundations Financial. Free and open to spectators.  Registration closed 10/1.  For info, call 417 358-2373.

Oct 14 ▪ 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
TBA ▪ Game On!, 400 S. Maple
For info, call 417 358-2373.

Oct 14 ▪ Maple Leaf Dog Show & Dachshund Races
Dog show 1 p.m., dachshund races to follow ▪ Central Park, 714 S. Garrison
Sponsored by Carthage Humane Society and Hurricane Carwash. Free and open to spectators.  Register onsite $10.  For info, call 417 358-6402.

Oct 14 ▪ Maple Leaf Chicken Pageant
Registration 2:30 p.m., show 3 p.m. ▪ Central Park, 714 S. Garrison
Sponsored by Race Brother Farm & Home, to benefit Moving Mountains. Free and open to spectators.  Register onsite $10.  For info, call 417 358 2373.

Oct 14 ▪ 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.

Oct 14 ▪ Maple Leaf Little Miss & Little Mister Pageants
3:30 p.m. ▪ R-9 Auditorium, 714 S. Main
Sponsored by U.S. Cellular Premier Locations. Free and open to spectators.  Registration closed 10/1.  For info, call 417 358-2373.

Oct 14 ▪ Maple Leaf Prince & Princess Pageants
3:30 p.m. ▪ R-9 Auditorium, 714 S. Main
Sponsored by Guaranty Bank. Free and open to spectators.  Registration closed 10/1.  For info, call 417 358-2373.

Oct 14 ▪ Maple Leaf Queen Pageant
7 p.m. ▪ R-9 Auditorium, 714 S. Main
Sponsored by Missouri Southern State University and Halo Salon. Free and open to spectators.  Registration closed 10/1.  For info, call 417 358-2373.

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

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