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March 11th, 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Mar 11 2019

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

Monday Member Meet‑up

Monday, March 11

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

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

Abundant Shine

Brunnert’s Auto Service

Carterville Christian Church

Desiree – Central Pet Care

Deer Run/Quail Ridge/Maple Leaf Gardens Apartments

Gordman’s

Jasper County

My Security Company

National Disaster Photo Rescue

Jacalyn Gacke – Oak Pointe Assisted Living & Memory Care

Tin Cup Bistro

Maria Rodriguez Alcala – University of Missouri Extension

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 417-358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

 

Chamber News

Welcome Reception for Niki Cloud

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!

 

Mid-Morning Mingle POSTPONED

Watch for announcement of new date

9:30-10:30 a.m. • Carthage Health & Rehab, 1901 S. Buena Vista

Carthage Health & Rehab will host us for the next Mid-Morning Mingle on Friday, March 15. For info, contact Neely at 417-358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

 

Emerging Leaders

 “People You Need to Know” w/Jeannette Clem

Thursday, March 21 RSVP by THIS Wednesday

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

53rd Maple Leaf Festival “Legacy of Maple Leaf”

The Maple Leaf Committee selected “Legacy of Maple Leaf” as the theme for the 2019 festival.  Watch for this theme to be incorporated in events, parade entries, and much more.  Submissions for the 2019 Maple Leaf Artwork Contest are due by Monday, April 1. For info, contact Mary Jo at 417‑358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

Sponsorships are NOW OPEN for the 2018 Festival

Sponsorships are now available for the 53rd Annual Maple Leaf Festival and start at just $500. Sponsorships are now open to all Chamber and community members!  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

Mar 11 ▪ Monday Member Meet-up

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

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

 

Mar 11 ▪ Leads Group One meeting

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

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

 

Mar 12 ▪ Happy 10th Chamber Anniversary Mary Jo

 

Mar 13 ▪ Non-Profit Network meeting

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

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

 

Mar 14 ▪ Welcome Reception for CVB Director Niki Cloud

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

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

 

TBD Mar 15 ▪ Mid-Morning Mingle POSTPONED

9:30-10:30 a.m. ▪ Carthage Heath & Rehab, 1901 S. Buena Vista

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

 

Mar 15 ▪ Eggs & Issues Legislative Forum

10:15 a.m. ▪ Route 66 Event Center, 21 S. Webb

$10, includes brunch. RSVP by Mar 13 to 417-673-1154 or leeann@webbcitychamber.com.   

 

Mar 21 ▪ Emerging Leaders (CEL) “People You Need to Know” with Jeannette Clem

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

$12 includes lunch. RSVP by THIS WED 3/13. For info, contact Mary Jo at 417‑358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

Mar 26 ▪ City Council & School Board Candidate Forum

7:30 a.m. ▪ CW&EP Community Room, 627 W. Centennial

Free and open to the public. For info, contact Mary Jo at 417‑358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

Member News

Fair Acres Family YMCA Spring Sports registration is open!  Co-ed indoor and outdoor soccer for ages 3-14!!!  Girls’ volleyball for grades 1st-8th grade!!!  Registration deadline: TODAY, March 11.  For info, call at 417-358-1070.

 

Front Page stores (Carthage, Joplin, and Neosho) are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with new inventory of housewares, clothing, shoes, and more every day! Specials this week on curtains.  For info, call 417-359-9591.

 

Bill Putnam is offering a program for civic and charitable organizations on his new book “The Steadley Legacy”, written about the Steadley family.  For info, call 417-358-3369.

 

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. Reception 3/7 5-7 p.m. 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.

 

Mar 11-12 ▪ 10-hour OSHA Construction Industry Training

MO Chamber of Commerce, 428 E. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City

Cost $150.  For info, call 573-634-3511.

 

Mar 11 ▪ Bilingual Storytime with Ms. Janine (ages 0-8)

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

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

 

Mar 11 ▪ Carthage 2020 meeting

6:30 p.m. ▪ Carthage High School, 2600 S. River

Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-359-7000.

 

Mar 12 ▪ Spuds N’ More to benefit Soroptimist Int’l of Carthage

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ▪ First Christian Church Lighthouse, 801 S. Main

Open to the public. $7 in advance, $8 at the door. Carryout and delivery available. For info, call 417‑388-0851.

 

Mar 12 & 14 ▪ Intro to Graphic Design/Desktop Publishing

6-8 p.m. ▪ Carthage Tech Center, 609 S. River

Fee $20, open to the public. For info, call 417‑359-7095.

 

Mar 12 ▪ Caregiver Support Group

6 p.m. ▪ Oak Pointe of Carthage, 300 W. Airport Dr.

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

 

Mar 12 ▪ Carthage City Council meeting

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

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

 

Mar 13 ▪ “Dress to Impress” Professional Clothing Giveaway

9 a.m.-4 p.m. ▪ MSSU BSC Ballroom, 3950 Newman Rd., Joplin

Donations and volunteers needed.  For info, call 417‑625-9343.

 

Mar 13 ▪ Storytime with Ms. Sherri (ages 0-8)

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

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

 

Mar 13 ▪ Rural Strong: Powering Rural Small Business

12:30-1:30 p.m. ▪ Old 71 Hwy Community Center

Presented by MSSU SBTDC. Free and open to the public. For info, call 417‑625-3128.

 

Mar 13 ▪ Caregiver Support Group

4 p.m. ▪ Mercy Hospital Carthage, 3125 Dr. Russell Smith Way

Free and open to the public. Presented by Maple Tree Terrace. For info, call 417‑358-7201 or 417-359-8808.

 

Mar 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.

 

Mar 14 ▪ Social Hour

10:45 a.m. ▪ Carthage Senior Center, 404 E. 3rd

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Maple Tree Terrace. For info, call 417-358-7201 or 417-358-4741.

 

Mar 14 ▪ Job Fair

1-4 p.m. ▪ Leggett & Platt Branch One, 200 River St.

Free and open to the public. For info, call 417‑358-8131 x4106.

 

Mar 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.

 

Mar 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.

 

Mar 16 ▪ Candlelight Yoga w/Chocolate & Cheese

7-8 p.m. ▪ Yoga 4 U, 227 E. 3rd St.

$12/person, two $20, open to the public.  Wine sharing 8 p.m. For info, call 417-437-2389.

 

Mar 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.

 

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