May 21st, 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - May 21, 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of May 21, 2018
All events are subject to delays or cancellations. Call ahead to confirm.
Spotlight Event
Days Inn Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, May 24
1 p.m. ▪ 1441 W. Central
Join us to celebrate the rebranded and remodeled Days Inn with a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9 at 1441 W. Central. RSVP to Neely at

Chamber News
Our Birthday/Community “Thank You” Party Needs YOU
Plans are coming together for the 7th Annual Chamber Birthday and Community “Thank You” Party, and we are looking for new ways to make the event fun for our members and the community.  If your business/organization would like to host a table from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, June 1, we just ask that you provide a free game or activity.  Other activities include free brat lunch and shaved ice, fire truck tours, crafts, and more.  For info or to sign up, contact Neely at 417-358-2373 or

Emerging Leaders (CEL) News
Highway Patrol Crime Lab Tour SOLD OUT
Tuesday, May 22
2 & 2:30 p.m. ▪ 4282 Grand Ave.
Join us for a tour of the Missouri Highway Patrol crime lab on Tuesday, May 22.  Tours will be held at 2:00 and 2:30 p.m. with a limit of 8 attendees per tour.  Carpooling to the facility is recommended, due to limited parking.  Cameras are not permitted.  All attendees must bring photo ID.  If you need to confirm your spot or tour time, contact Mary Jo at 417-358-2373 or

Maple Leaf News
2018 Calendar of Events is now ONLINE!
Mark your calendar now for all the fun of the 52nd Annual Maple Leaf Festival!  Visit and click on “Calendar of Events”.  With new and expanded events, this year’s Maple Leaf Festival will offer something for everyone! For info, contact Mary Jo at 417 358 2373 or

Upcoming Chamber Events
May 22 ▪ Leads Group Two meeting
9 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or

May 22 ▪ Eggs & Issues Legislative Forum
10:15 a.m. ▪ Crowder College Wright Cntr, Neosho
$10 includes brunch.  For info, contact Ashley at 451-1925 or

May 22 ▪ Emerging Leaders (CEL) Crime Lab Tour
2 & 2:30 p.m. ▪ MO Hwy Patrol Troop D Cntr
For info, contact Mary Jo at 358 2373 or

May 24 ▪ Days Inn ribbon cutting
1 p.m. ▪ 1441 W. Central
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or

May 28 ▪ Chamber closed for Memorial Day

May 30 ▪ Chamber 101
9 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or

Jun 1 ▪ Chamber Birthday & Community “Thank You” Party
11 a.m.-1 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or

Member News
Game On! is offering summer specials on batting cage rentals.  Sign up by June 1st , buy three 30-minute rentals, and get three rentals free.  Or buy four 60-minute rentals and get four rentals free.  Visit to sign up.

Purchase a luminaria for just $5 to honor a cancer survivor or in memory of someone who lost their fight.  Proceeds will benefit American Cancer Society Carthage Relay for Life.  Luminaries will be lit during the Carthage Relay For Life on June 2.  For info, contact Mistie at 417-358-8131 x4896.

Upcoming Member Events
Through Jun 1 ▪ Doug Hall Exhibition
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (except holidays) ▪ Crowder College Longwell Museum, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Free and open to the public.  Artist reception May 12 from 1-4 p.m.  For info, call 417-455-5540.

May 21 ▪ Auditions for “A Streetcar Named Desire”
6:30 p.m. ▪ Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old Route 66
Open to the public.  Show dates: Aug 17-19 & 24-26.  Needed: three women ages 25-35, one women 40s, four men ages 30-50, one man 60s, and one man age 13-16.  For info, call 417 358-4300.

May 22 ▪ Carthage City Council
6:30 p.m. ▪ Carthage City Hall, 326 Grant 
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 237-7000.

May 23 & 26 ▪ Carthage Farmers’ Market
Opens 7:30 a.m. ▪ north side of Carthage square
Wed & Sat, April-October weather permitting.  Coordinated by Carthage True Value Hardware.  For info, call 417 358-3579.

May 23 ▪ Ribbon Cutting/New Member Welcome
10 a.m. ▪ Phillip Camerer Roofing, 1110 W. Harmony, Neosho
Open to the public.  Hosted by Neosho Chamber of Commerce.  For info, call 417-451-1925.

May 24 ▪ Cyber Awareness: Security, Disposal, & Incident Response
11 a.m.-2 p.m. ▪ MSSU North End Zone, 3950 Newman Rd.
Cost $15, includes lunch.  For info, call 417-625-3128.

May 25 ▪ Round Robin Basketball Tournaments
Game On!, 400 S. Maple 
For high school girls & boys.  For info, call 417 388-4236.

May 25 ▪ Carthage Art Walk “Carthage in Bloom”
6-9 p.m. ▪ Carthage Square
Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Carthage CVB.  For info, call 417 359-8181.

May 26 ▪ Spring Native Plant Sale
9 a.m.-3 p.m. ▪ Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, 201 Riviera Dr., Ste A, Joplin
Open to the public.  For info, call 417-782-6287.

Chamber members, if your Event is missing from this list, email Mary Jo at!

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