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September 10th, 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Sep 10 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition
Week of September 10, 2018
Our mission: To improve the overall business climate for our members and quality of life for the community through sponsorship of programs which promote civic and economic development, stimulate growth, and support relevant political action.
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, September 10
2 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison

Please join the Chamber to celebrate our new members Monday, September 10 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. Make sure to peek into the conference room for a look at some amazing historical postcards collages that were recently donated to the Chamber.

BBig Brothers Big Sisters of Jasper/Newton County  ·Jared and Karrie Oxford-Carthage Crisis Center · Kelsie O’Daniel-Carthage Technical Center · Chrysta Sanchez-Halo Salon · iPhone Restorations · Kaskade Steakhouse · KFC · MadStyle Salon · Netfishes · Old Missouri Bank · Halie Lowery-Oxford Healthcare · Shane and Kara Campbell-McDonalds · Saiko · Southwest Waste Services · Jessica Koppitz & Austin Rice-Specialty Risk · Sweet Peas Cookies & More

Remember to drop your card in the fishbowl for your chance to win the quarterly prize valued at $100. RSVP to Neely at 417-358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Chamber News
Family Literacy Council “Little Free Library” Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, September 11
10 a.m. ▪ Fairview Elementary School, 1201 E. Fairview
Please join the Chamber to celebrate the opening of the 7th Little Free Library project of the Carthage Family Literacy Council with a ribbon cutting at Fairview Elementary, 1201 E. Fairview at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11. 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.

Freeman Occumed Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, September 11
3 p.m. ▪ 1500 S. Case
Please join the Chamber to celebrate the renovation of Freeman Occumed with a ribbon cutting at 1500 S. Case St. at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11. 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.

All-Chamber “People You Need to Know” w/Richard Webster
Reminder only…RSVP deadline has passed
Wednesday, September 12
11:30 a.m. ▪ Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66 Blvd.
Join the Emerging Leaders for a lunch and learn with this long-time civic leader. Cost $12*, includes lunch. For info, contact Mary Jo at 417-358-2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

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
2018 Grand Marshal is…
The Maple Leaf committee has selected Sandy Higgins as the 2018 Maple Leaf Grand Marshal.  See video of Friday’s surprise announcement, along with a photo of Sandy with our 2018 Festival co-chairs and all the details on the Maple Leaf Facebook page www.facebook.com/CarthageMapleLeaf.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Get your Maple Leaf Shirts NOW
Commemorative shirts for the 52nd Annual Maple Leaf Festival are now available. Visit Race Brothers, 2309 Fairlawn, to view and purchase the 2018 Maple Leaf Festival shirt.  Shirts are available in short sleeved for $14.99, long sleeved for $19.99, and hoodie sweatshirts for $29.99. Special order items also available. Get your merchandise now for casual Fridays or start your own #MapleLeafMondays.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Upcoming Chamber Events
Sep 10 ▪ Monday Member Meet-up
2 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Sep 10 ▪ Leads Group One meeting
2:30 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Sep 11 ▪ Missouri YP Summit
Missouri State Capitol Building, Jefferson City
For info, contact Mary Jo at 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Sep 11 ▪ Family Literacy Council “Little Free Library” ribbon cutting
10 a.m. ▪ Fairview Elementary, 1201 E. Fairview
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Sep 11 ▪ Freeman Occumed ribbon cutting
3 p.m. ▪ 1500 S. Case
Open house & tours available 3-5 p.m. For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Sep 12 ▪ Non-Profit Network meeting
9 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Sep 12 ▪ “People You Need to Know” w/Richard Webster
Reminder only…RSVP deadline has passed
11:30 a.m. ▪ Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66 Blvd.
Cost $12*, includes lunch. For info, contact Mary Jo at 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

SAVE THE DATE
• 9/21 Mid-Morning Mingle at Maple Tree Terrace
• 9/25 Emerging Leaders “Magic Under the Maples” at Senior Center
• 9/29 Maple Leaf Festival kicks off w/Lobster Boil
• 10/20 Maple Leaf Parade, Vendors, Car Show, & More
• 10/27 Maple Leaf Festival wraps up w/Costume Ball
• 1/18 Chamber “Casino Royale” Banquet 2019
• 3/8 & 3/9 Business Expo & Home Show 2019

Member News
Beginning September 4th, the CAN DO Senior Center will offer meals from 11:30-12:30, Monday-Friday.  For info, call 417 358-4741 or 417-781-7562.

The Joplin Globe is offering special advertising rates to Carthage businesses for the month of September. $3 per column inch for black and white or $3.50 per column inch for color. Call Samantha McDanial at 417-627-7235 for more information.

The Boards of Directors of Cerebral Palsy of Tri-County and Community Support Services of Missouri have announced that effective Janaury 1, 2019 they will merge services. The new agency will be known as the Community Support Services of Missouri-Cerebral Palsy Center.

Sam’s Club of Joplin is selling banner sponsorships to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network.  Sponsorships begin at just $250, and banners will be displayed in the Joplin store.  Banners will include the sponsor’s logo, name, address, and phone number.  For info, call 417-623-6200.

Upcoming Member Events
Through Sep 13 ▪ “Shades of Blue” Interactive Art Exhibit
9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. ▪ Crowder College Longwell Museum, 601 Laclede
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 455-5470.

Through Sep 23 ▪ 4-State Photography Enthusiasts: Colors of Autumn
Fri & Sat 12-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. ▪ artCentral, 1110 E. 13th St.
Free and open to the public, donations welcome. Opening reception 8/31 6-8 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.

Sep 10 ▪ 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.

Sep 11 ▪ Freeman Advantage Blood Pressure Screenings
7-8:30 a.m. ▪ Northpark Mall Food Court, 101 N. Rangeline, Joplin
Free and open to Advantage members. For info, call 417-347-5837.

Sep 11 ▪ Economic Summit 2018
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. ▪ MSSU North End Zone Facility, 3590 Newman Rd.
Free and open to the public.  Co-sponsored by the Joplin Regional Partnership.  For info, call 417 627-8160.

Sep 11 ▪ 9/11 Memorial Display Opening Ceremony
10:30 a.m. ▪ Southwest Missouri Bank, Stone’s Corner, Joplin
Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Larry Glaze.  For info, call 417 206-1352.

Sep 11 ▪ Freeman Bariatric Weight-loss Seminar
5:30 p.m. ▪ Hilton Garden Inn, 4155 S. Nature Way, Springfield
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 347-1266.

Sep 11 ▪ Carthage Golf Course Men’s Night
5:30-8:30 p.m. ▪ 2000 Richard Webster Dr.
Sign up by noon each Tuesday to play. $20 per play includes team payback, skins, and closest to the pin on par 3.  For info, call 417 237-7030.

Sep 11 ▪ Carthage City Council meeting
6:30 p.m. ▪ City Hall, 326 Grant
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 237-7000.

Sep 11 ▪ Nordic Film Festival: “Lapland Odyssey”
7 p.m. ▪ MSSU Cornell Auditorium, 3590 Newman Rd.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 625-9736.

Sep 12 & 15 ▪ 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.

Sep 12 ▪ English Story Time w/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.

Sep 12 ▪ Cancer Support Group
2-3 p.m. ▪ Freeman Cancer Institute, 3415 McIntosh Circle, Joplin
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 347-4029.

Sep 12 ▪ Farmers Market
4-7:30 p.m. ▪ Freeman Hospital West, 1102 W 32nd St., Joplin
May through October.  For info, call 417 347-5646.

Sep 12 ▪ 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.

Sep 13 ▪ Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Blood Drive
12-4 p.m. ▪ Freeman Neosho, South Parking Lot
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 347-7720.

Sep 13 ▪ 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.

Sep 14 ▪ Food Truck Friday
12-9 p.m. ▪ Central Park, 714 S. Garrison
Open to the public.  Presented by Carthage CVB. For info, call 417 359 8181.

Sep 14 ▪ Break the Code of Silence: Suicide Prevention Event
1-3 p.m. ▪ Joplin Public Library, 1901 E. 20th St.
Free and open to the public.  Hosted by Ozark Center. For info, call 417 347-7720.

Sep 15 ▪ First Responder Breakfast
8-11 a.m. ▪ Carthage VFW Post 2590, 16759 Inca Rd. (Oak St. exit)
Cost $5/person, open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

Sep 15 ▪ Drive for Your School
8 a.m.-4 p.m. ▪ St. Ann’s School, 1156 S. Grand
Free and open to the public.  For every Ford test drive, $20 will be donated to the school.  Rummage and bake sale onsite.  For info, call 417 358-2674.

Sep 15 & 16 ▪ “Pickin’ on the Ranch” Autumn Pickers Market
Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ▪ Civil War Ranch, 11838 Civil War Ave. $5/person for both days, 12 & under free. Open to the public.  For info, call 217-883-0570.

Sep 15 ▪ Dogs & Dirt Barrel Race to benefit Carthage Humane Society
12 noon ▪ Carthage Saddle Club Arena, 521 Robert Ellis Young Dr.
Open to the public.  For info, call 417-438-7844.

Sep 15 ▪ “The Price is Almost Right” to benefit Carthage Area United Way
6-9 p.m. ▪ Memorial Hall, 407 S. Garrison
$30/person or $300/table, includes dinner from Boomer Sooner BBQ.  Cash bar available. Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-2948.

Sep 15 & 16 ▪ James Garrett’s “A Tribute to John Denver”
Sat 7 p.m., Sun 1:30 p.m. ▪ Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66
Tickets $25. Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-9665.

Sep 16 ▪ 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.

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

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