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April 15th, 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Apr 15 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) -Week of April 15, 2019

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.

 

All events are subject to delays or cancellations. Call ahead to confirm.

Spotlight Event

Quarterly Member Lunch

featuring Dr. John Venter of Mercy Pulmonology Clinic

Wednesday, April 17

11:30 a.m. • 3125 Dr. Russell Smith

Reminder only…RSVP deadline has passed

Join us for our next Quarterly Luncheon at Mercy Carthage Hospital, 3125 Dr. Russell Smith Way, Wednesday, April 17, 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be $12* for members, $15* for non-members. Please RSVP by Friday, April 12th to Neely at 417-358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

 

Chamber News

Chamber office will be closed for Good Friday on April 19

 

“Women’s Empowerment in the Workplace” Luncheon

Thursday, April 25

12 p.m. • Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66 Blvd.

Last year’s women’s luncheon was such a hit, we’re going to do it again. Details are still being worked out but we’ll talk about empowerment in the workplace this time. Let me know if you’re interested! Please RSVP to Neely at nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

 

Emerging Leaders

Community Action Fair open to ALL

Monday, May 13

5-7 p.m. • Fair Acres Family YMCA, 2600 Grand Ave.

Presented by the Carthage Chamber of Commerce

Volunteer and Donor Event

Open to EVERYONE

Non-profit organizations and civic clubs will be on-hand to talk about:

What they do

How you can donate

Who can volunteer

How to get involved

Childcare for ages 10 & under provided by YMCA staff. Fee $2/child, pay at the door. Includes activities & snack.  Area non-profit organizations and civic clubs are encouraged to register as an exhibitor (cost is just $25) to meet potential volunteers, members, and donors. For info, contact Mary Jo at 417‑358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

Maple Leaf News

Official 2019 Maple Leaf Artwork Chosen

The 53rd annual Maple Leaf Festival planning committee has selected the winning artwork for the festival. Area artists, students, and residents were asked to submit work to represent this year’s theme “Legacy of Maple Leaf”.  For the second year in a row, Maple Leaf committee members, in a blind vote, chose Chamber staffer Mary Jo Little’s design. The artwork was selected by secret ballot by the whole festival committee with no indication of who the submitting artists were and features all of the event elements from the official Maple Leaf brochure written out puzzle style in the shape of a maple leaf tree. The artwork will appear in coordinating marketing, including the official brochure for the annual city celebration including events spanning 7 glorious fall weeks in Carthage, and will also be printed on official festival gear.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417‑358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

Upcoming Chamber Events

Apr 17 ▪ Vision Carthage meeting

7:30 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison

For info, contact Mark at 417-358‑2373 or melliff@carthagechamber.com.   

 

Apr 17 ▪ Quarterly Member Luncheon w/Mercy Pulmonology

11:30 a.m. ▪ Mercy Hospital Carthage, 3125 Dr. Russell Smith Way

Cost $12* for Chamber members & $15* for non-members, includes lunch. Featuring Dr. John Venter. For info, contact Neely at 417-358‑2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

 

Apr 18 ▪ Board of Directors meeting

7:30 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison

For info, contact Mark at 417-358‑2373 or melliff@carthagechamber.com.   

 

Apr 19 ▪ Chamber office closed for Good Friday

 

Apr 23 ▪ Leads Group Two meeting

9 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison

For info, contact Neely at 417-358‑2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

 

Apr 23 ▪ Marketing Committee meeting

4 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison

For info, contact Neely at 417-358‑2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

 

Apr 24 ▪ Administrative Professionals Day

 

Apr 25 ▪ “Women’s Empowerment in the Workplace”

11:30 a.m. ▪ Stone’s Throw Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66 Blvd.

Cost $12* includes lunch. RSVP by noon on 4/22.  For info, contact Neely at 417-358‑2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

 

Member News

Front Page stores (Carthage, Joplin, and Neosho) have new sales every day.  For info, call 417-359-9591.

 

The Joplin Globe is starting a bi-weekly “Tiger Tuesday” page this week. The piece will be in full color and will include weekly Chamber Events and local “Carthage Only” information & photos. Chamber members can advertise their businesses on the “Tiger Tuesday” page for as low as $25 weekly with a 13-week commitment. Please contact Samantha McDaniel 417‑627-7235 for more information.

 

OCH Jasper County Clinic is now offering $15 sports physicals for student athletes ages 5-18 Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Appointments recommended. For info, call 417-237-0604.

 

Carthage Community Foundation is celebrating their 20th anniversary with a special Spring 2019 Community Grant Round through which CCF will award $35,000 total to three eligible organizations.  Grant application deadline is April 12. For info, call 417-359-5534.

 

Upcoming Member Events

Through May 19 ▪ “Conversations in Color” Painting Exhibit

Fri & Sat 12-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. ▪ artCentral, 1110 E. 13th St.

Free and open to the public, donations welcome.  Featuring Connie Miller. Underwritten by Schmidt Associates. For info, call 417-358-4404.

 

Apr 15 ▪ Alzheimer’s Support Group

2 p.m. ▪ Foxberry Terrace, 4316 N. St. Louis, Webb City

Free and open to the public. Presented by Maple Tree Terrace. For info, call 417‑358-7201.

 

Apr 16 ▪ “Over Here & Over There: Carthage & Jasper County in WWI” Exhibit Opening

12-4 p.m. ▪ Powers Museum, 1617 Oak

Open to the public, admission by donation. For info, call 417‑237-0456.

 

Apr 16 ▪ Caregiver Support Group

5:30 p.m. ▪ Maple Tree Terrace, 2510 Clinton

Free and open to the public. For info, call 417‑358-7201.

 

Apr 17 & 20 ▪ Carthage Farmers Market

Opens 7 a.m. ▪ north side of the Carthage Square

Open to the public. Presented by Carthage True Value Hardware. For info, call 417‑358-3579.

 

Apr 17 ▪ Storytime with Ms. Sherri (ages 0-8)

10 a.m. ▪ Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison

Free and open to the public. For info, call 417‑237-7040.

 

Apr 17 ▪ QuickBooks Desktop: Utilization, Tips, and Tricks

1:30-4:30 p.m. ▪ MSSU SBTDC, 3950 Newman Rd.

Cost $79/person, open to the public. For info, call 417‑625-3128.

 

Apr 17 ▪ Rural Strong: Powering Rural Small Business

3-4 p.m. ▪ Joplin Chamber Training & Tech Center, 420 Grand Ave.

Free and open to the public. Presented by MSSU SBTDC. For info, call 417‑625-3128.

 

Apr 17 ▪ Alzheimer’s 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.

 

Apr 17 ▪ 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.

 

Apr 18 ▪ 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.

 

Apr 19-20 ▪ “Shop Carthage” Spring Open House

Presented in part by Village Square Boutique, Annie’s, and All Things Grand. For info, call any participating retailer.

 

Apr 19 ▪ Easter & Healthy Kids Day

1-4 p.m. ▪ Fair Acres Family YMCA, 2600 Grand

Free and open to the public.  Egg hunts, story time, bounce house, games, outdoor fun, and more. For info, call 417‑358-1070.

 

Apr 19 ▪ 7th Annual Links for Life Golf Tournament

1 p.m. shotgun start ▪ Carthage Golf Course, inside Municipal Park

$400/team of 4. Open to the public. Benefits Choices Medical Services. For info, call 417‑623-0131.

 

Apr 20 ▪ Community Easter Egg Hunt w/the KC Wolf

10:30 a.m. ▪ Bykota Ministries, 3727 S. Garrison

Free and open to the public. For info, call 417-358-3991.

 

Apr 20 ▪ Candlelight Yoga w/Chocolate & Cheese

7-8 p.m. ▪ Yoga 4 U, 227 E. 3rd St.

Open to the public. $12/person, two $20. Wine sharing 8 p.m. For info, call 417‑437-2389.

 

Apr 21 ▪ 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.

 

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