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March 18th, 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Mar 18 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of March 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

Gordman’s Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, March 20

5:30 p.m. • 2410 Grand Ave.

Please join the Chamber to celebrate the opening of Gordman’s this Wednesday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. at 2410 Grand Ave. 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

Elusive Body Arts Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, March 27

12 noon • 423 S. Main

Please join the Chamber to celebrate the grand opening of the new location of Elusive Body Arts Tattoo & Piercing Studio on Wednesday, March 27 at 12 noon at 423 S. Main. 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.

 

Emerging Leaders

 “People You Need to Know” w/Jeannette Clem

Thursday, March 21 reminder only, RSVP deadline has passed

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.  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 1 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 20 ▪ Gordman’s ribbon cutting

5:30 p.m. ▪ 2410 Grand Ave.

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

 

Mar 21 ▪ Board of Directors meeting

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

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

reminder only, RSVP deadline has passed

Cost $12* includes lunch. 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.   

 

Mar 26 ▪ Marketing/Biz Expo Committee meeting

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

Note date change

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

 

Mar 27 ▪ Elusive Body Arts Tattoo & Piercing ribbon cutting

12 noon ▪ 423 S. Main St.

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 with storewide savings of at least 60% off.  New clearance racks and new clothing and housewares.  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.

 

Carthage Area United Way is currently looking for Citizen Review Team volunteers.  CRT volunteers meet with CAUW agencies and then present their opinions to the CAUW allocation committee.  Time requirement: 1-2 hours.  For info, call 417‑358‑2948.

 

The Friends of the Lee Library at Crowder College is currently taking donations for the annual book sale, scheduled for April 2‑4. If you have any books, DVDs, or audiobooks you are willing to part with, contact the library at 417-455-5775.

 

Apply to be a census taker at 2020census.gov/jobs.  For info, call 855-JOB-2020.

 

Upcoming Member Events

Mar 18-22 ▪ Kids Day Out Daycamp (ages 5-12)

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

Y members $20/day, non-members $30.  For info, call 417‑358-1070.

 

Mar 18 ▪ Carthage Head Start Palooza

8 a.m.-6 p.m. ▪ 1810 S. Baker Blvd.

Presented by Economic Security Corp. Free and open to the public. For info, call 417‑358-5598.

 

Mar 18 ▪ Alzheimer’s Support Group

2 p.m. ▪ Foxberry Terrace, 4316 N. St. Louis, Webb City

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Maple Tree Terrace.  For info, call 417‑627-9867.

 

Mar 19 ▪ Auditions for “Barefoot in the Park” Romantic Comedy

6:30 p.m. ▪ Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66 Blvd.

Show dates: May 10-12 & 17-19. Needed: two women (20-60) and four men (25-80).  For info, call 417‑358-4300.

 

Mar 19 ▪ “Not My Child” Understanding Substance Use & Recovery

6:30-8:30 p.m. ▪ St. Paul’s Church, 2423 W. 26th St., Joplin

Free and open to the public. Presented by Ozark Center. For info, call 417‑347-7730.

 

Mar 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.

 

Mar 20 ▪ 3 Steps to Curb Sugar Cravings w/Lisa Kafer

6-7 p.m. ▪ Yoga 4 U, 227 E. 3rd St.

Fee $5. For info, call 417-437-2389.

 

Mar 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.

 

Mar 21-24 ▪ SoftStitchers Quilt Show

Th-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-3 p.m. ▪ Crowder College Museum, 601 Laclede, Neosho. Free and open to the public. For info, call 417‑540-1260.

 

Mar 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.

 

Mar 22-24 & 29-31 ▪ “The Game’s Afoot” Drama

Fri & Sat 6:30 p.m., Sun 12:30 p.m. ▪ Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66 Blvd. Adults $27, seniors $24, ages 13-18 $21, children 6-12 $12, 5 & under free.  For info, call 417‑358-9665.

 

Mar 22-23 ▪ “Sleepless in Carthage” Homelessness Awareness Event

6:30 p.m.-6 a.m. ▪ Central Park, 714 S. Garrison

Open to the public. Sponsored by Carthage Crisis Center. For info, call 417‑358-3533.

 

Mar 23 ▪ Open House Party

1-5 p.m. ▪ My Security Company, 825 Sycamore St.

Free and open to the public. For info, call 417‑388-9840.

 

Mar 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.

 

Mar 24 ▪ “Living Room Reset” Marriage & Parenting Event

6-9 p.m. ▪ Carthage High School Gym, 2600 S. River

Tickets $20, open to the public.  Presented by Carthage Nazarene.  For info, call 417-358-4265.

 

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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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