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March 4th, 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Mar 4 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of March 4, 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 Expo & Home Show

Mar 8 ▪ Expo After Hours

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

Spotlight sponsors Mercy Carthage, SNC Squared, and Travel Inspirations.  After Hours sponsored by Carthage Marine Transport, Halo Salon, and J Builders.  Admission: your business card.  For info, contact Neely at 417-358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

 

Mar 9 ▪ Public Day

10 a.m.-3 p.m. ▪ CMC Auditorium, 1900 S. Grand

Spotlight sponsors Mercy Carthage, SNC Squared, and Travel Inspirations.  Grand prize provided by Dr. Fly’s Salon.  Admission: $1 in advance, $2 at the door.  Veterans and students free w/ID.  For info, contact 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!

 

LAST Chance to sponsor Business Expo/Home Show

This weekend’s Expo/Home Show offers one final chance to market to hundreds of potential customers through the “bottle” auction. 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

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 7 ▪ Maple Leaf Committee meeting

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

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

 

Mar 15 ▪ Mid-Morning Mingle

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 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 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

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

 

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: March 11.  For info, call at 417-358-1070.

 

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 4 ▪ Groundbreaking Ceremony

10 a.m. ▪ Crowder College, 4020 N. Main St., Cassville

Free and open to the public. For info, call 417‑847-1706.

 

Mar 4 ▪ 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 4 ▪ “The Steadley Legacy” talk & book signing w/Bill Putnam

6:30 p.m. ▪ Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison

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

 

Mar 5 ▪ Analyzing & Managing Cash Flow

2-4 p.m. ▪ MSSU SBTDC, 3950 Newman Rd., Joplin

Cost $39/person, open to the public. For info, call 417‑625-3128.

 

Mar 5 ▪ Meet & Greet w/Stacie Rowland, new Director of Nursing

3-5 p.m. ▪ Maple Tree Terrace, 2510 Clinton

Free and open to the public. For info, call 417-358-7201.

 

Mar 5 ▪ Community Meet & Greet for City/School election

4-5 p.m. ▪ Oak Pointe of Carthage, 300 W. Airport Dr.

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

 

Mar 6 ▪ 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 7 ▪ Rural Strong: Powering Rural Small Business

10:30 a.m.-12 noon ▪ Nevada Library Annex

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

 

Mar 7 ▪ 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 8 ▪ Starting a Small Business: The First Steps

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

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

 

Mar 9 ▪ 5th Annual March O’ the Kidney for Freeman Dialysis Fund

8 a.m. ▪ Northpark Mall, 101 N. Rangeline Rd., Joplin

$10 in advance, $15 at the door, kids 5 & under free. Open to the public.  For info, call 417‑347-8330.

 

Mar 10 ▪ 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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*Cancellations will be refunded ONLY IF cancellation is received more than 24 hours before start of event. Substitutions are allowed.

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