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February 11th, 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Feb 11 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of February 11, 2019

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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

Monday Member Meet‑up

Monday, February 11

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

Please join the Chamber to celebrate our new members Monday, February 11 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.

B.I.M. Consulting

Brunnert’s Auto Service

Desiree – Central Pet Care

Gordman’s

Jasper County

JVT’s Place

National Disaster Photo Rescue

Jacalyn Gacke – Oak Pointe Assisted Living & Memory Care

Peck & Jen’s

Travel Inspirations

Maria Rodriguez-Alcala – University of Missouri Extension

Katie Osborn – US Bank

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.

 

Chamber News

Eggs & Issues Legislative Forum Series 2019 kickoff

Reminder only…RSVP deadline has passed

Friday, February 15

Doors open 10:15 a.m. ▪ Grace Pointe Assembly, 1605 S. Baker

Cost $10* at the door includes brunch.  Sponsored by Community Support Services of MO.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417‑358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

Business After Hours with Carthage Rotary Club

Thursday, February 21

4:30-6 PM ▪ The Woodshed, 311 S. Main

Chamber members are invited to join us on Thursday, February 21 at The Woodshed for networking, snacks, and drinks with the Carthage Rotary Club! Looking forward to seeing you there. RSVP to Neely at nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

 

Expo & Home Show 2019 is Nearly 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.

 

Emerging Leaders SAVE THE DATE

 “People You Need to Know” w/Jeannette Clem

Thursday, March 21

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ▪ Kascade Steakhouse, 988 S. Country Club Rd.

Chamber members ages 21-40 are invited to learn from this financial industry trailblazer on the importance of challenging yourself and serving your customers. Cost $12* includes lunch.  RSVPs required by 3/13 to attend this luncheon!  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417‑358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Maple Leaf News

Craft the Winning Maple Leaf Theme for 2019

Entries for the 53rd annual Maple Leaf Festival theme contest are now being accepted.  Submissions for this year’s contest will be accepted through Thursday, February 28 only. Submissions must be in writing and can be brought to the Chamber office, 402 S Garrison, or e-mailed to mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.  Entries received after 5:00 p.m. February 28 will not be considered.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417‑358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

Show YOUR Support for the 2019 Maple Leaf Festival

Sponsorships are now available for the 53rd Annual Maple Leaf Festival and start at just $500. Past sponsors will have first rights to their previously‑sponsored event until March 1 only.  Final sponsor deadline is April 1.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417‑358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

Promote Your October Event to TENS of Thousands

If you have an event that you’d like to promote to tens of thousands of residents and visitors during the month of October, list your event in the official 2019 Maple Leaf Festival brochure.

Completed applications AND fees are due no later than Monday, April 1st in order to be considered for the 2019 Maple Leaf Festival brochure.  A promotional fee of $50 for events sponsored by Chamber members and $100 for events sponsored by non-Chamber members is required for each submitted event.  Events submitted without the fee will NOT be published in the Maple Leaf Festival brochure.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417‑358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Upcoming Chamber Events

Feb 11 ▪ Monday Member Meet-up

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

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

 

Feb 11 ▪ Leads Group One meeting

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

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

 

Feb 13 ▪ Non-Profit Network meeting

9-10 a.m. ▪ CW&EP Community Room, 627 W. Centennial

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

 

Feb 15 ▪ Eggs & Issues Legislative Forum Series Kick-off

Doors open 10:15 a.m. ▪ Grace Pointe Assembly, 1605 S. Baker

Cost $10* at the door, includes brunch. For info, contact Mark at 358‑2373 or melliff@carthagechamber.com.

 

Feb 18 ▪ Chamber office closed for Presidents’ Day

 

Member News

JOY Homecare is expanding their award-winning team to service our extended senior family members in the four states. They are seeking quality individuals to serve as a caregivers to great people that they are blessed to serve every day. They offer competitive pay with a fun culture working with a tremendous team. For more information about how you or someone you know can be a part of their team of high energy caregivers, call 417-310-1661 today.

 

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.

 

through Feb 16 ▪ Winter Reading Program (ages 0-17)

Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison

2/16 is LAST DAY to turn in Winter Reading Program reading logs for prizes!

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

 

through Mar 17 ▪ Joplin Regional Artists “Arti Gras” 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. Opening reception Feb 1, 6-8 p.m. Underwritten by Koka Art Gallery and Cherry’s Art Emporium. For info, call 417-358-4404.

 

Feb 11 ▪ Bilingual Storytime w/Ms. Janine (ages 0-6)

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

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

 

Feb 12 ▪ Business Financials: The Basics

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

Cost $49/person, open to the public. For info, call 417-625-3128.

 

Feb 12 ▪ Caregiver Support Group

6 p.m. ▪ Oak Pointe Assisted Living & Memory Care, 300 W. Airport Dr.

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

 

Feb 12 ▪ Ladies’ Night Out with Heart

6-8 p.m. ▪ MSSU Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. 3rd St., Joplin

Open to the public, admission by donation. Presented by Mercy Cardiovascular. For info, call 417‑556-2264.

 

Feb 12 ▪ Carthage City Council

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

Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417‑237-7000.

 

Feb 13 ▪ Non-Profit Forum “Reaching Millennial Donors”

9-10 a.m. ▪ CW&EP Community Room, 627 W. Centennial

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Carthage Area United Way. For info, call 417‑313-1030.

 

Feb 13 ▪ Storytime w/Ms. Sherri (ages 0-6)

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

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

 

Jan 13 ▪ Card Party

10 a.m.-3 p.m. ▪ Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66 Blvd.

Cost $8.50, includes lunch.  For info, call 417‑358-7778.

 

Feb 13 ▪ Dementia & Alzheimer’s Lunch & Learn w/Dr. Hauger

12-1 p.m. ▪ Oak Pointe Assisted Living & Memory Care, 300 W. Airport Dr.

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

 

Feb 13 ▪ QuickBooks Desktop: Utilization, Tips, and Tricks

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

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

 

Feb 13 ▪ 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.

 

Feb 13 ▪ 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.

 

Feb 14 ▪ 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.

 

Feb 14 ▪ 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.

 

Feb 14 ▪ 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.

 

Feb 17 ▪ 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.

 

Feb 18 ▪ Presidents’ Day

 

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