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April 8th, 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Apr 8 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of April 8, 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

“You Knock Our Socks Off” Member of the Month Award

Thursday, April 11

10 a.m. • 3111 Dr. Russell Smith

Join us to celebrate the February “You Knock Our Socks Off” Chamber Member of the Month award recipient Mercy Emergency Medical Services at 3111 Dr. Russell Smith Way (Ambulance Building adjacent to the hospital), at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 11.  The Member of the Month award is sponsored by Specialty Risk Insurance.

 

Chamber News

Carthage Eye Care Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, April 11

4 p.m. • 130 E. 4th St.

Please join the Chamber to celebrate Carthage Eye Care’s addition and remodel with a grand opening and ribbon cutting Thursday, April 11 at 4 p.m. at 130 E. 4th. Remember to drop your card in the fishbowl for your chance to win the 1st Quarter Prize valued at $100 from U.S. Bank. RSVP to Neely at nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

 

Monday Member Meet-up

Monday, April 9

2 p.m. • Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison

Please join the Chamber to celebrate our new members Monday, April 9 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.

Abundant Shine

Brunnert’s Auto Service

Ryan Brock – Carthage Ford

Gordman’s

Ruby-Halo Salon

National Disaster Photo Rescue

Ozarks Community Hospital – Carthage Campus

Spring River Cattle Company

Tin Cup Bistro

Remember to drop your card in the fishbowl for your chance to win the 1st Quarter Prize valued at $100 from U.S. Bank. RSVP to Neely at nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

 

Emerging Leaders

Community Action Fair SAVE THE DATE

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.  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 8 ▪ Monday Member Meet-up

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

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

 

Apr 8 ▪ Leads Group One meeting

2:30 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison

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

 

Apr 10 ▪ Non-Profit Network meeting

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

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

 

Apr 10 ▪ Ambassadors’ quarterly meeting

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

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

 

Apr 11 ▪ “You Knock Our Socks Off” Member of the Month Award with Mercy Emergency Medical Services

10 a.m. ▪ 3111 Dr. Russell Smith Way

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

 

Apr 11 ▪ Carthage Eye Care ribbon cutting

4 p.m. ▪ 130 E. 4th St.

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

 

Apr 12 ▪ Eggs & Issues Legislative Forum

10 a.m. ▪ Continental Catering, N. Rangeline Rd.

Cost $12, includes brunch. For info, contact 417-624-1996 or lisa@joplincc.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. RSVP by April 12. Featuring Dr. John Venter. For info, contact Neely at 417-358‑2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

 

Member News

Front Page stores (Carthage, Joplin, and Neosho) have new spring and summer arrivals daily. All men’s & women’s pants $9.99 or less. Curtain sale, 25% off lowest price. Drapes 90% off.  For info, call 417-359-9591.

 

The Joplin Globe is starting a bi-weekly “Tiger Tuesday” page later this month. 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 9 ▪ Carthage Caring Community Coalition meeting

12 noon ▪ Carthage Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison

Free and open to the public. Presented by Alliance of SW MO. For info, call 417‑782-9899.

 

Apr 9 & 11 ▪ Microsoft Excel - Level 2 (2 days)

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

Fee $124/person, open to the public.  For info, call 417‑625-3128.

 

Apr 9 ▪ Caregiver Support Group

6 p.m. ▪ Oak Pointe of Carthage, 300 W. Airport Dr.

Free and open to the public. For info, call 417‑358-3355.

 

Apr 9 ▪ City Council meeting

6:30 p.m. ▪ Carthage City Hall, 326 Grant

Open to the public.  For info, call 417‑237-7000.

 

Apr 10 & 13 ▪ 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 10 ▪ 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 11 ▪ “Build My Future in SW MO” Building Trades Career Expo

9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. ▪ Newton Co. Fairgrounds, Neosho

Presented by Workforce Investment Board and Crowder College. Free and open to the public. For info, call 417‑206-1717 x2107.

 

Apr 11 ▪ Social Hour

10:45 a.m. ▪ Carthage Senior Center, 404 E. 3rd St.

Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by Maple Tree Terrace. For info, call 417‑358-7201 or 417-358-4741.

 

Apr 11 ▪ Draw & Paint Studio Workshop w/Connie Miller

2-4 p.m. ▪ artCentral, 1110 E. 13th St.

Fee $20, all supplies included. Open to the public. For info, call 417‑358‑4404.

 

Apr 11 ▪ Monthly Gun Swap

5-7 p.m. ▪ Liberty Tree Guns, 530 W. Fir Rd., Ste C

Free and open to the public. For info, call 417‑358-5700.

 

Apr 11 ▪ 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 12 ▪ Starting a Small Business: The First Steps

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

Cost $29/business, open to the public. For info, call 417‑625-3128.

 

Apr 12 & 13 ▪ “Pickin’ on the Ranch” Spring Pickers Market

Fri 4-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ▪ Civil War Ranch, 11838 Civil War Ave.

Admission $5, open to the public. For info, call 417-883-0570.

 

Apr 13 ▪ Father’s Only Parenting Class

9-11:30 a.m. ▪ Alliance of SW MO, 1027 S. Main St., Joplin

Free and open to the public, registration required. For info, call 417‑782‑9899.

 

Apr 13 ▪ Art.A.Fair Carthage

10 a.m.-5 p.m. ▪ Historic Downtown Carthage Square

Entertainment, live demonstrations, children’s activities, food trucks, and more. Sponsored by Carthage CVB, Koka Art Gallery, Halo Salon, Travel Inspirations, Mother Road Coffee, Carthage Council on the Arts, and Palms Massage & Day Spa. For info, call 417‑359-8181.

 

Apr 14 ▪ 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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