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April 29th, 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Apr 29 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of April 29, 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.

 

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Spotlight Event

March “You Knock Our Socks Off” Chamber Member of the Month Peck & Jen’s  Award

Wednesday, May 1, 10 AM

Join us to celebrate the March “You Knock Our Socks Off” Chamber Member of the Month award recipient Peck & Jen’s at 209 W. Fir, at 10 AM on Wednesday, May 1.  The Member of the Month award is sponsored by Specialty Risk Insurance.

 

Chamber News

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.  ALL 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.

 

Emerging Leaders

Innovative Industries tour

Tuesday, April 30

1:30 p.m. • 421 W. Centennial (corner of Centennial & Garrison)

From recycling to car detailing to Easter eggs, you won’t believe everything

they do! Open to all Chamber members ages 21-40. No cost, as lunch is not included. Please RSVP by 4/26 by contacting 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 30 ▪ Emerging Leaders tour

1:30 p.m. ▪ Innovative Industries, 421 W. Centennial

No cost, no lunch. For info, contact Mary Jo at 417-358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

May 1 ▪ “You Knock Our Socks Off” Member of the Month

10 a.m. ▪ Peck & Jen’s, 209 W. Fir

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

 

May 2 ▪ Maple Leaf Committee meeting

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

For info, contact Mary Jo at 417-358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.   

 

May 3 ▪ Public Policy meeting

11:30 a.m. ▪ Mother Road Coffee, 325 S. Main

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

 

May 4 ▪ Citywide Garage Sale

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Maps and listings available after May 1.

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

 

May 8 ▪ Chamber 101 for new and veteran members

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

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

 

Member News

The Joplin Globe now offers a bi-weekly “Tiger Tuesday” section. The piece will be in full color and will include 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.

 

Hall of Carthage Heroes seeks nominations for Class of 2019

The Hall of Carthage Heroes Oversight Committee is now accepting nominations for the Hall of Carthage Heroes Class of 2019. The Hall, located in the entry and main corridor of Fair Acres YMCA, honors Carthage heroes past and present. Made up of two divisions, the Hall recognizes Pioneers & Citizens of Distinction, as well as outstanding Athletes. Requirements and nomination forms can be found online at hallofcarthageheroes.org.  Nominations must be received by June 30. 

 

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.

 

Through Oct 26 ▪ “Over Here & Over There: Carthage & Jasper County in WWI” Exhibit Opening

Tue-Sat 12-4 p.m. ▪ Powers Museum, 1617 Oak

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

 

Apr 30 ▪ Building a Business Plan

2-3:30 p.m. ▪ MSSU SBTDC, 3950 Newman Rd., Joplin

Cost $39/person, open to the public. For info, call 417-625-3128.  

 

May 1 ▪ 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.

 

May 1 & 4 ▪ 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.

 

May 2 ▪ Business Financials: The Basics

2:30-4:30 p.m. ▪ MSSU SBTDC, 3950 Newman Rd., Joplin

Cost $39/person, open to the public. For info, call 417-625-3128.  

 

May 2 ▪ 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.

 

May 2 & 5 ▪ “Marian Days: A Spiritual & Cultural Homecoming”

5/2 8 p.m., 5/5 3 p.m. ▪ Ozarks Public Television

Sponsored by Freeman Health System. For info, call 417-866-0841.

 

May 3 & 4 ▪ Suspects & Sleuths - A Dinner Party to Die For

6 p.m. ▪ Hidden Grace Venue, 11936 Hammer Rd, Neosho

Tickets $50, open to the public. Presented by Crowder College Theatre. For info, call 417‑455-5646.   

 

May 4 ▪ Ozark Gateway Master Gardeners Plant Sale

8 a.m.-2 p.m. ▪ Powers Museum, 1617 Oak

Open to the public.  Presented by MU Extension Jasper County. For info, call 417-358-2158.   

 

May 4 ▪ Walk with a Doc

9 a.m. ▪ Mercy Hospital Joplin, 100 Mercy Way

Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417‑556-2260.   

 

May 4 ▪ “A Universe of Stories” Fun Walk (1, 2, or 3 miles)

10 a.m. ▪ Fair Acres Sport Complex, 2600 Grand Ave. behind the Y

Adults $10, children $5. Open to the public.  Benefit Carthage Public Library Summer Reading Program. For info, call 417-237-7040.

 

May 4 ▪ Derby Day Membership Drive

10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. ▪ Historic Phelps House, 1146 Grand Ave.

Open to the public. Benefits Carthage Historic Preservation. For info, call 417-358-1776.   

 

May 4 ▪ Yoga 4 Kids w/Stacey Stiles (ages 3-10)

11 a.m. ▪ Yoga 4U, 227 E. 3rd St.

$5/child, parents free w/child. For info, call 417-437-2389.   

 

May 5 ▪ All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast

9 a.m. ▪ Shrine Crew Train Barn, 2114 W. Mound St.

Cost $7/person, open to the public.  For info, call 417‑317-0609.   

 

May 5 ▪ 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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