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September 4th, 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Sep 3 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of September 3, 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.

All events are subject to delays or cancellations. Call ahead to confirm.
Spotlight News
Monday, September 3
Chamber office closed for Labor Day

Chamber News
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.

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 3 ▪ Chamber office closed for Labor Day

Sep 4 ▪ DEADLINE to RSVP for “People You Need to Know” with Richard Webster
Event date: Sep 12.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Sep 4 ▪ Banquet Committee Meeting
4 PM - For info, contact Mary Jo at 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Sep 6 ▪ Maple Leaf Festival Committee Meeting
4 PM - For info, contact Mary Jo at 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

SAVE THE DATE
• 9/11 Emerging Leaders to Missouri YP Summit in Jefferson City
• 9/12 All-Chamber “People You Need to Know” w/Richard Webster (RSVP by 9/4)
• 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 off congregate meals from 11:30-12:30, Monday-Friday.

Freeman Health System has been ranked high performing in colon cancer surgery and the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by the U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 Best Hospitals assessment. The rankings compared more than 4500 medical centers nationwide across 25 specialities.

The Joplin Globe would like to offer $3 per column inch for black and white or $3.50 per column inch for color for the month of September. 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.

Upcoming Member Events
Through Sep 23 ▪ 4-State Photography Enthusiasts “Colors of Autumn”
Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-3 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
Find events and details at www.mssu.edu/academics/international-studies/themed-semester.  For info, call 417-625-9736.   

Sep 4, 11, 18, 25, 28 ▪ Nordic Film Festival
7 p.m. ▪ MSSU Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall, 3950 Newman Rd.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-625-9736.   

Sep 5 ▪ Building Trades Hiring Event
2-4 p.m. ▪ Joplin Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St.
Presented by Workforce Investment Board.  Free and open to the public.  Employer space is limited.  For info, call 417 206-1717 x2110.

Sep 5 ▪ 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 5 ▪ 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 6 ▪ 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 7-9 ▪ 7th Annual Carnival of Cans
3-6 p.m. ▪ Lucky J Steakhouse & Arena, 11664 E. Fir Rd.
Open to the public.  For info, call 417 358-2370.   

Sep 7 ▪ First Friday Gospel Singing
6:30 p.m. ▪ Fairview Christian Church, 2320 Grand Ave.
Featuring Crawford & Co. International.  Free and open to the public. For info, call 417 529-9569.

Sep 8 ▪ The PeeWee Act (ages 10 & under)
10-11 a.m. ▪ Lucky J Steakhouse & Arena, 11664 E. Fir Rd.
Open to the public.  For info, call 417 358-2370.   

Sep 8 ▪ Thrill of the Ride Slot Race
11 a.m.-12 noon ▪ Lucky J Steakhouse & Arena, 11664 E. Fir Rd.
Open to the public.  For info, call 417 358-2370.   

Sep 8 ▪ Speaker Series: Women in WWI
2-4 p.m. ▪ Powers Museum, 1617 Oak St.
Free and open to the public, donations encouraged.  For info, call 417 237-0456.

Sep 8 ▪ Beerfest to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jasper/Newton Counties
6 p.m. ▪ Memorial Hall Joplin
Tickets are $25-45.  For info, call 417 626-9244.

Sep 9 ▪ Grandparents Day Brunch
11 a.m.- 1 p.m. ▪ Oak Pointe of Carthage, 300 W. Airport
Cost is $10 per person.  Please RSVP at 417 358-3355.   

Sep 9 ▪ 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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