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December 31st, 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Dec 31 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of December 31, 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.

 

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Spotlight News

LAST DAYS to Reserve your seat for the “Casino Royale” Banquet

Don’t miss one of Carthage community’s biggest celebrations!  The firm DEADLINE to reserve your seat for the Chamber’s 2019 “Casino Royale” Banquet is Thursday, January 10.  Tables of 10 are $360, and individual reservations are $40.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417‑358-2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

Chamber News

Small Business of the Year and Spotlight Award Finalists

Congratulations to this year’s finalists for:

2018 Small Business of the Year

Carthage True Value Hardware

Halo Salon

Maple Leaf Music Company

2018 Spotlight Award

Herrington Dental

Schmidt Associates

Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre

See our January newsletter for photos and details.  Winners will be announced at the January 18 Chamber’s 2019 “Casino Royale” Banquet.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417-358-2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

Expo & Home Show 2019 is Two-Thirds Sold Out

Do you have your booth reserved?

The 2019 Carthage Business Expo & Home Show will include a Business After Hours 5-8 p.m. on Friday, March 8 and Public Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9.  For info, contact Neely at 417-358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

 

Upcoming Chamber Events

Dec 31 & Jan 1 ▪ Chamber office closed for New Years

 

Jan 4 ▪ Public Policy meeting

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

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

 

Jan 8 ▪ Banquet Committee meeting

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

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

 

Jan 10 ▪ DEADLINE for reservations to Banquet 2019

Theme: “Casino Royale”.  Tables of 10 $360, individuals $40.

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

 

Jan 16 ▪ Chamber 101

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

Open to new and long-time members! For info, contact Neely at 358‑2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

 

Member News

SCHOOL’S STILL OUT - The Fair Acres Family YMCA is offering Kids Day Out day camp during the Christmas break. From 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on Jan 2-4, kids ages 5-12 can enjoy a day at the Y for just $20 for Y members and $30 for non-members. Financial assistance is available, and breakfast and snacks are included.  For info, call 417‑358‑1070.

 

LATEST PHONES FREE - From now through January 9, U.S. Cellular Premier Locations is offering the latest phones free when you switch.  Visit them at 3120 S. Main St., Joplin, for details. Valid for new consumer or small business customers only. For info, call 417‑623-2929.

 

Upcoming Member Events

through Feb 14 ▪ Student Art Exhibit

Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (except holidays) ▪ Crowder College Longwell Museum, 601 Laclede, Neosho

Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-455-5526.

 

Jan 2 ▪ 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.

 

Jan 3 ▪ 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.

 

Jan 4 ▪ 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.

 

Jan 5 & 6 ▪ 1st Annual Carthage Crisis Center Basketball Tournament

Fair Acres Family YMCA, 2600 Grand Ave.

Cost $150/team before Jan 1, $200 after Jan 1. For info, call 417‑317-9686.

 

Jan 5 ▪ “Take Back the Jack” trail maintenance volunteer workday

8-10 a.m. ▪ Grant St. trailhead, Oronogo

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Joplin Trails Coalition. For info, visit joplintrailscoalition.org.

 

Jan 5 ▪ 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.

 

Jan 6 ▪ Kids’ Eucharist

9 a.m. ▪ Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Howard

Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-4631.

 

Jan 6 ▪ All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast

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

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

 

Jan 6 ▪ 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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*Cancellations will be refunded ONLY IF cancellation is received more than 24 hours before start of event. Substitutions are allowed.

 

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