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August 6th, 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Aug 6 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of August 6, 2018
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
Sweet Peas Cookies & More Ribbon Cutting
Friday, August 10
9 a.m. ▪ 1215 S. Garrison

Please join the Chamber to celebrate the opening of Sweet Peas Cookies & More, 1215 S. Garrison at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 10. 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 News
“Successful Customer Service Tactics” Lunch & Learn
Reminder only…SOLD OUT
Tuesday, August 7
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. ▪ Carthage Chamber conference room, 402 S. Garrison
Presented by the MSSU SBTDC.  Customer service is still the most effective way to rev up your referrals and your revenue. This seminar will cover how to use customer service to make a real difference in your marketing program. We'll talk about tips and methods about how to improve your customer service. Lunch provided. $12* for Carthage Chamber members, $15* for non-Chamber members. Contact Neely at 417-358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com to register.

Business After Hours DATE CORRECTION
Thursday, August 30
5-6:30 p.m. ▪ Maple Tree Terrace, 2510 Clinton
The August newsletter contained a misprint.  The next Business After Hours, hosted by Maple Tree Terrace, will be held on Thursday, August 30, not the 23rd. We apologize for any confusion.  For info, contact Neely at 417 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Maple Leaf News
Nominate the 2018 Grand Marshal by August 31
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 52nd Annual Maple Leaf Festival Grand Marshal. Nomination forms may be picked up at the Chamber office, you may call 417-358-2373 to have a form faxed or e-mailed to you, or you may find them at www.CarthageMapleLeaf.com. Nominations must be submitted on the official form.  Deadline for accepting nominations is 4 p.m. on Friday, August 31st.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Upcoming Chamber Events
Aug 6 ▪ Carthage R-9 Teachers’ Breakfast
8 a.m. ▪ CHS Commons, 2600 S. River
To donate or volunteer, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Aug 7 ▪ “Successful Customer Service Tactics” Lunch & Learn
Reminder only…SOLD OUT
11:45 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
Cost $12* members, $15* non-members.  For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Aug 7 ▪ Banquet Committee kick-off meeting
4 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Mary Jo at 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Aug 8 ▪ Non-Profit Network meeting
9 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Aug 10 ▪ Sweet Peas Cookies & More ribbon
9 a.m. ▪ 1215 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

RESCHEDULED Aug 15 ▪ Chamber 101
3 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
Open to new or existing members.  For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Member News

Missouri Southern State University invites you to register for Community Day! Join over 100+ businesses and
organizations welcoming back 5000 students and 1000 new students to campus on Wednesday, August 22 from 10:30
am-1:00 pm. This is an outdoor event giving area businesses the opportunity to promote their products, services, and job opportunities to MSSU students. Space is limited.  For info, call 417-625-9343.

Upcoming Member Events
Aug 6 ▪ Family-Friendly Cookout for Jasper County
11 a.m.-1 p.m. ▪ Access Family Care, 215 E. 3rd St.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 674-2141.

Aug 6 ▪ Predicting Cash Needs
1:30-4:30 p.m. ▪ MSSU SBTDC, 3950 Newman Rd.
Cost $69/person, open to the public.  For info, call 417 625-3128.

Aug 7 ▪ Back-to-School Bash with Carthage Bright Futures
4-5:30 p.m. ▪ Fair Acres Family YMCA, 2600 Grand Ave.
Free and open to the public.  Haircuts, games and prizes, activities and information. For info, call 417 758-0899.

Aug 7 ▪ Freeman Breast Cancer Support Group
4:30-6 p.m. ▪ All Aboard Ice Cream, 102 Castle Dr.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 347-2662.

Aug 7 ▪ 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.

Aug 7 ▪ Ozark Center Autism Support Group
6-8 p.m. ▪ Leffen Center for Autism, 2808 S. Picher Ave.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 347-7850.

Aug 7 ▪ Family & Friends CPR/AED Course
6:30-8:30 p.m. ▪ Freeman Resource Center, 1130 E. 32nd St., Joplin
Fee $20, open to the public.  For info, call 417 347-4448.

Aug 8 & 11 ▪ 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.

Aug 8 ▪ Freeman Cancer Support Group
2-3 p.m. ▪ Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute, 3415 McIntosh Circle, Joplin
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 347-4036.

Aug 8 ▪ Caregiver Support Group
4 p.m. ▪ Mercy Hospital Carthage, 3125 Dr. Russell Smith Way
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-7201 or 417-359-8808.

Aug 8 ▪ Farmers Market
4-7:30 p.m. ▪ Freeman Hospital West, 1102 W 32nd St., Joplin
May through October.  For info, call 417 347-5646.

Aug 8 ▪ 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.

Aug 9 ▪ Management Job Fair with Carthage KFC
10 a.m.-12 noon & 1-4 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 206-1717.

Aug 9 ▪ Social Hour
10:45 a.m. ▪ Carthage Senior Center, 404 E. 3rd St.
Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Maple Tree Terrace.  For info, call 417-358-7201 or 417-358-4741.

Aug 9 ▪ 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.

Aug 9 ▪ 2nd Thursday Monthly Gun Swap
5-7 p.m. ▪ Liberty Tree Guns, 530 W. Fir Rd.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 358-5700.

Aug 9 ▪ 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.

Aug 10 ▪ Food Truck Friday
12-9 p.m. ▪ Central Park, 714 S. Garrison
Open to the public.  Presented by Carthage CVB.  For info, call 417 359 8181.

Aug 10 ▪ McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation Blues in the Night
6:30 p.m. ▪ Kascade Steakhouse, 899 Country Club Rd.
Cost $35/person, open to the public.  For info, call 417 313-5048.

Aug 12 ▪ 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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