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September 17th, 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Sep 17 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of September 17, 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
Mid-Morning Mingle
Friday, September 21
9:30-10:30 a.m. • Maple Tree Terrace, 2510 Clinton
Please join us between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. this Friday, September 21 for the next Mid Morning Mingle hosted by Maple Tree Terrace. Shake some hands, meet some fellow members, have some breakfast snacks and coffee, and share information about your business. ONLY 3 speaking spots remain.  To secure a speaking spot or RSVP, contact Neely at 417 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Chamber News
Elusive Body Arts Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, September 18
12:30 p.m. • 511 Lyon St.
Please join the Chamber to celebrate the opening of Elusive Body Arts with a ribbon cutting at 511 Lyon St. at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, September 18. 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.

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
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 18 ▪ Elusive Body Arts ribbon cutting
12:30 p.m. ▪ 511 Lyon
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Sep 18 ▪ Marketing/Business Expo & Home Show meeting
4 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Sep 19 ▪ Vision Carthage meeting
7:30 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Mark at 358 2373 or melliff@carthagechamber.com.

Sep 19 ▪ “You Knock Our Socks Off” Award presentation
TBD ▪ Carthage Police Department, 310 W. 4th St.
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Sep 20 ▪ Board of Directors meeting
7:30 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Mark at 358 2373 or melliff@carthagechamber.com.

Sep 21 ▪ Mid-Morning Mingle
9:30-10:30 a.m. ▪ Maple Tree Terrace, 2510 Clinton
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Sep 25 ▪ Emerging Leaders (CEL) “Magic under the Maples”
varying times 12:30-10:30 p.m. ▪ Carthage Senior Center, 404 E. 3rd
For info, contact Mary Jo at 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

SAVE THE DATE
• 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
   Details at www.CarthageMapleLeaf.com
• 1/18 Chamber “Casino Royale” Banquet 2019
• 3/8 & 3/9 Business Expo & Home Show 2019

Member News
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 McDaniel at 417-627-7235 for more information.

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.

Carthage Water & Electric has announced their new mobile application to give customers access to account information, usage and histories, and to make payments. Search “CWEP” on the App Store and Google Play.  For info, call 417-237-7300.

The Harry S Truman Coordinating Council requests your assistance with a survey to capture data and opinions regarding economic development and growth in our four-county region. Data will be analyzed and used to update the current "Community Economic Development Strategy" (CEDS). The CEDS is a plan for economic growth, sustainability and resiliency. The link is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CEDS2019.  For info, call 417-649-6400.

Missouri Southern State University is seeking deserving high school juniors and seniors for their “Golden Lion” scholarships.  Co-sponsored by Beimdiek Insurance and KSN/KODE, awards will include $1000 monthly for community involvement and one $5000 scholarship in recognition of exemplary volunteerism. For info, call Beimdiek offices in Carthage 417-358-4007, Joplin 417-781-5040, or Neosho 417-455-2415.

Upcoming Member Events

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 17 ▪ 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 17 ▪ Freeman “Real Living w/Diabetes”
4:30-5:30 p.m. ▪ Joplin Public Library, 1901 E. 20th St.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 347-5700.

Sep 18 ▪ Missouri Secretary of State “The Future of Public Libraries”
11 a.m. ▪ Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 237-7040.

Sep 18 ▪ Starting a Small Business: The First Steps
1:30-4:30 p.m. ▪ MSSU SBTDC, 3590 Newman Rd.
Cost $29/business (2 attendees).  For info, call 417 625-3128.

Sep 18 ▪ Freeman Bariatric Weight-loss Support Group
5:30-6:30 p.m. ▪ Freeman Business Center, 3220 McClelland Blvd.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 347-1266.

Sep 18 ▪ 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 18 ▪ Sleep Apnea Support Group
6-7 p.m. ▪ Freeman Health Essentials, 1130 E. 32nd St.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 347-7400.

Sep 18 ▪ Gynecological Cancer Support Group
6-7:30 p.m. ▪ Freeman Cancer Institute, 3415 McIntosh Circle
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 347-4029.

Sep 18 ▪ Nordic Film Festival: “Italian for Beginners”
7 p.m. ▪ MSSU Cornell Auditorium, 3590 Newman Rd.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 625-9736.

Sep 19 & 22 ▪ 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 19 ▪ 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 19 ▪ 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 19 ▪ Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
4:30-5:30 p.m. ▪ Carthage Health & Rehab, 1901 Buena Vista
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 358-1937.

Sep 19 ▪ 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 20 ▪ Auxiliary Mum Sale
9 a.m. ▪ many Freeman facilities
Open to the public.  While supplies last. For info, call 417 347-4603.

Sep 20 ▪ Cyber Awareness 360: Planning, IT, and Social Engineering
11 a.m.-2 p.m. ▪ MSSU North End Zone Facility, 3590 Newman Rd.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 625-3128.

Sep 20 ▪ 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 21 ▪ Blood Drive
10 a.m.-3 p.m. ▪ Freeman West, 1102 W. 32nd St.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 347-4603.

Sep 22 ▪ Card Party
10 a.m.-3 p.m. ▪ Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66 Blvd.
$8.50, includes lunch.  For info, call 417-358-7778.

Sep 23 ▪ 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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