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February 25th, 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Feb 25 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of February 25, 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

Chamber 101

Member Academy

Wednesday, February 27

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

The Carthage Chamber is proud to present our Chamber 101 New Member Academy, Wednesday, February 27 at 9 a.m. The presentation will be a one-hour spotlight focused on all that your Chamber membership has to offer you whether you’ve been a member for a week or years or decades.  Bring your whole staff. Refreshments and materials provided. Due to limited space and materials provided, please RSVP to Neely at 417-358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

 

Chamber News

Welcome Reception for Niki Cloud SAVE THE DATE

Thursday, March 14

10-11 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison

Please join the Chamber of Commerce at a welcome reception Thursday, March 14 to welcome and help celebrate Niki Cloud as the new Director of the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. While they are independent organizations, the Chamber and CVB work closely together with a shared mission of promoting our wonderful City. We are excited to see what the future holds with Niki!

 

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 THIS 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 THIS Friday, 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 26 ▪ Leads Group Two meeting

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

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

 

Feb 28 ▪ Emerging Leaders (CEL) planning meeting

3 p.m. ▪ Mother Road Coffee, 325 S. Main

For info, contact Mary Jo at 417-358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

Feb 28 ▪ Maple Leaf THEME submission deadline

For info, contact Mary Jo at 417-358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

Mar 1 ▪ Maple Leaf past sponsors deadline

For info, contact Mary Jo at 417-358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

Mar 1 ▪ Public Policy meeting

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

For info, contact Mark at 417-358‑2373 or melliff@carthagechamber.com.

 

Mar 8 ▪ Expo & Home Show After Hours

5-8 p.m. ▪ CRM Auditorium, Clinton & Highland

Admission: your business card.  For info, contact Neely at 417‑358‑2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.   

 

Mar 9 ▪ Expo & Home Show Public Day

10 a.m.-3 p.m. ▪ CRM Auditorium, Clinton & Highland

Admission: $1 in advance, $2 at the door.  For info, contact Neely at 417‑358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

 

Member News

Front Page stores (Carthage, Joplin, and Neosho) are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day early with new inventory every day! Specials this week on curtains and winter clearance.  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 through Apr 12. For info, call 417-359-5534.

 

Upcoming Member Events

through Mar 14 ▪ Neosho High School Art Exhibit

Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. ▪ Crowder College Museum, 601 Laclede, Neosho

Free and open to the public. For info, call 417‑455-5470.

 

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 25 ▪ Parkinson’s Support Group

11:15 a.m. ▪ Fair Acres Family YMCA, 2000 Grand Ave.

Sponsored by Maple Tree Terrace Assisted Living. Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1070 or 417-358-7201.

 

Feb 26 & 28 (2 days) ▪ Microsoft Excel Level 1

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

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

 

Feb 26 ▪ Carthage City Council meeting

6:30 p.m. ▪ City Hall, 326 Grant St.

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

 

Feb 27 ▪ International Food Festival

11 a.m. ▪ Crowder College, 601 Laclede, Neosho

Tickets $4.  For info, call 417‑455-5550.

 

Feb 27 ▪ 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 28 ▪ Senior Lunch ‘N Laugh

11:30 a.m. ▪ Carthage Nazarene, 2000 Grand Ave.

Free and open to the public. Donations welcome and RSVPs appreciated. For info, call 417-358-4265.

 

Feb 28 ▪ 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 28 ▪ Southern Symphony Orchestra

7:30 p.m. ▪ MSSU Taylor Performing Arts Center, 3950 Newman Rd., Joplin

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

 

Mar 1 ▪ 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.

 

Mar 2 ▪ 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.

 

Mar 2 ▪ All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast

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

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

 

Mar 2 ▪ Yoga 4 Kids w/Stacey Stiles (ages 3-10)

11 a.m. ▪ Yoga 4 U, 227 E. 3rd St.

$5/child, parents free w/child. For info, call 417-437-2389.

 

Mar 2 ▪ Bowl for Kids’ Sake for Big Brothers Big Sister of Jasper/Newton Counties

12-5 p.m. ▪ Fourth St. Bowl, 1419 W. 4th St., Joplin

Bowlers and sponsors needed. For info, call 417-626-9244.

 

Mar 3 ▪ 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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