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February 18th, 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Feb 18 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of February 18, 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.

 

All events are subject to delays or cancellations. Call ahead to confirm.

Spotlight Event

Business After Hours with Carthage Rotary Club

Thursday, February 21

5-6:30 p.m. ▪ Cherry’s 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.

 

Chamber News

Eggs & Issues Legislative Forum Series 2019 kickoff

POSTPONED to Friday, February 22

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

Cost $10* at the door includes brunch.  Please confirm your RSVP by 2/19. Sponsored by Community Support Services of MO.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417‑358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

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

Tuesday, February 19

1:30 p.m. ▪ Carthage Crisis Center, 100 S. Main

Join us to celebrate the January “You Knock Our Socks Off” Chamber Member of the Month award recipient Carthage Crisis Center at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19.  The Member of the Month award is sponsored by Specialty Risk Insurance.

 

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 18 ▪ Chamber office closed for Presidents’ Day

 

Feb 19 ▪ “You Knock Our Socks Off” Award Presentation

1:30 p.m. ▪ Carthage Crisis Center, 100 S. Main

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

 

Feb 19 ▪ Marketing Committee meeting

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

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

 

Feb 20 ▪ Vision Carthage meeting

7:30 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison

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

 

Feb 21 ▪ Chamber Board of Directors meeting

7:30 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison

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

 

Feb 21 ▪ Emerging Leaders (CEL) “Tiger Builders” lunch

Come-and-go 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ▪ Carthage Intermediate Center, 2851 S. Chapel Rd. (corner of Chapel & Fir)

Optional lunch $2.50. For info, contact Mary Jo at 358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

Feb 21 ▪ Business After Hours with Carthage Rotary Club

5-6:30 p.m. ▪ Cherry’s Woodshed, 311 S. Main

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

 

NEW DATE Feb 22 ▪ Eggs & Issues Legislative Forum Series

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

Cost $10* at the door, includes brunch. RSVP by 2/19. For info, contact Mark at 358‑2373 or melliff@carthagechamber.com.

 

Feb 27 ▪ Chamber 101

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

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

 

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.

 

Front Page stores (Carthage, Joplin, and Neosho) are celebrating Presidents’ Day with a Facebook giveaway valued at nearly $500!  Visit their Facebook page for details. Specials this week on curtains, winter clearance, and school uniforms.  For info, call 417-359-9591.

 

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 applications will be accepted Feb 15-Apr 12. For info, call 417-359-5534.

 

Upcoming Member Events

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 18 ▪ Kids Day Out YMCA Camp

7 a.m.-6 p.m. ▪ Fair Acres Family YMCA, 2600 Grand Ave.

$20 for Y members, $30 for non-members, discounts for additional children. Breakfast & snack provided.  For info, call 417‑358-1070.

 

Feb 19 ▪ Building & Improving Credit

6 p.m. ▪ Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity, 5201 N. Main, Joplin

Free and open to the public, dinner provided. RSVP to 417-782-6533 x6.

 

Feb 20 ▪ 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.

 

Feb 20 ▪ LIvePlan: 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.

 

Feb 20 ▪ Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

4:30-5:30 p.m. ▪ Carthage Health & Rehab, 1901 Buena Vista

Free and open to the public. For info, call 417-358-1937.

 

Feb 20 ▪ 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 21 ▪ 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 22 ▪ Value Proposition Canvas

3-4:30 p.m. ▪ MSSU SBTDC, 3950 Newman Rd., Joplin

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

 

Feb 22 ▪ Cyber Safety Seminar “Keeping Kids Safe in a Digital World”

6-8 p.m. ▪ MSSU Criminal Justice Auditorium, 3350 Newman Rd.

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

 

Feb 23 ▪ 1st Annual String Fiesta for String Players

8 a.m.-5 p.m. ▪ MSSU, 3950 Newman Rd., Joplin

Free and open to the public. For info, call 417-625-3180.

 

Jan 23 ▪ “Fiesta Like There’s No Mańana” St. Ann’s Charity Auction

6 p.m. ▪ CRM Auditorium, 1900 Grand Ave.

$25 in advance, $30 at the door. Must be 21. Dinner, live and silent auctions, raffle.  For info, call 417‑358-2674.

 

Feb 24 ▪ 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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