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March 25th, 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Mar 25 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of March 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.

 

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

Spotlight Event

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.

 

Chamber News

My Security Company LLC Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, March 28

10 a.m. • Chamber of Commerce office, 402 S. Garrison

Please join the Chamber to celebrate new business and new Chamber member, My Security Company LLC, with a ribbon cutting Thursday, March 28 at 10 a.m. at the Chamber office. 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

Community Action Fair SAVE THE DATE

Monday, May 13

5-7 p.m. • Fair Acres Family YMCA, 2600 Grand Ave.

Presented by the Carthage Chamber of Commerce

Volunteer and Donor Event

Open to EVERYONE

Non-profit organizations and civic clubs will be on-hand to talk about:

What they do

How you can donate

Who can volunteer

How to get involved

Childcare for ages 10 & under provided by YMCA staff. Fee $2/child, pay at the door. Includes activities & snack.  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 2019 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 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 ▪ Leads Group Two meeting

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

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

 

Mar 26 ▪ Marketing/Biz Expo Committee meeting

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

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.

 

Mar 28 ▪ My Security Company LLC ribbon cutting

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

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

 

Apr 1 ▪ Maple Leaf artwork, sponsorship, & events deadline

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

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

 

Member News

Front Page stores (Carthage, Joplin, and Neosho) are offering storewide savings of at least 60% off.  New arrivals and discount racks.  For info, call 417-359-9591.

 

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.

 

The Joplin Globe is starting a bi-weekly “Tiger Tuesday” page later this month. The piece will be in full color and will include weekly Chamber Events and local “Carthage Only” information & photos. Chamber members can advertise their businesses on the “Tiger Tuesday” page for as low as $25 weekly with a 13-week commitment. Please contact Samantha McDaniel 417‑627-7235 for more information.

 

Upcoming Member Events

Mar 25 ▪ 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 25 ▪ Parkinson’s Support Group

11:15 a.m. ▪ Fair Acres Family YMCA, 2600 Grand Ave.

Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by Maple Tree Terrace. For info, call 417‑358-7201.

 

Mar 25-29 ▪ Skill Up World Tour

3/25 4:30-6:30 p.m. ▪ Thiebaud Auditorium, 105 E. 11th St., Lamar

3/26 4:30-6:30 p.m. ▪ The MARC, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd., Mt. Vernon

3/28 4:30-6:30 p.m. ▪ Crowder College, 4020 Main St., Cassville

3/29 4:30-6:30 p.m. ▪ Alpha Company Gym, 929 S. Business 71, Anderson

Presented by Workforce Investment Board. Free and open to the public. For info, call 417‑206-1717.

 

Mar 26 ▪ Intro to the Business Model Canvas

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

Fee $19, open to the public.  For info, call 417‑625-3128.

 

Mar 26 ▪ How to Build a Powerful Resume

5:30-7:30 p.m. ▪ Carthage Tech Center, 609 S. River

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

 

Mar 26-Apr 30 (Tuesdays) ▪ Beginning Quilting

6-9 p.m. ▪ Carthage Tech Center, 609 S. River

Fee: $40, open to the public. For info, call 417‑359-7095.

 

Mar 26 ▪ City Council meeting

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

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

 

Mar 27 ▪ 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 27 ▪ Car Seat Basics Workshop

2-3 p.m. ▪ Alliance of SW MO, 1027 S. Main St., Joplin

Free and open to the public, registration required. For info, call 417‑782‑9899.

 

Mar 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.

 

Mar 28 ▪ Happy 177th Birthday, Carthage (1842)

 

Mar 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.

 

Mar 28 ▪ Rural Strong: Powering Rural Small Business

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. ▪ Barton Co. Ambulance Building

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

 

Mar 28-Apr 11 (Thursdays) ▪ Genealogy Basics

5:30-7:30 p.m. ▪ Carthage Tech Center, 609 S. River

Fee: $25, open to the public. For info, call 417‑359-7095.

 

Mar 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.

 

Mar 29 ▪ Job Fair

9 a.m.-3 p.m. ▪ Ajinomoto Foods, 5691 S. Davinci Lane, Carthage

Free and open to the public. For info, call 417‑358-8104.

 

Mar 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 30 ▪ Father’s Only Parenting Class

9-11:30 a.m. ▪ Alliance of SW MO, 1027 S. Main St., Joplin

Free and open to the public, registration required. For info, call 417‑782‑9899.

 

Mar 30 ▪ “Cat in the Hat”

10 a.m. & 2 p.m. ▪ Crowder College Theatre, 601 Laclede, Neosho

$5 children, $8 adults. Open to the public. For info, call 417‑455-5458.

 

Mar 31 ▪ 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 31 ▪ Pineapples & Unicorns Reverse Triathlon (PURT)

3:15-6 p.m. ▪ Fair Acres Family YMCA, 2600 Grand Ave.

Fee $60. For info, call 417-358-1070.

 

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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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