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May 6th, 2019

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - May 6 2019

 

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of May 6, 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

Chamber 101 Member Academy

Wednesday, May 8

3 p.m. • 402 S. Garrison

The Carthage Chamber is proud to present our Chamber 101 Member Academy, Wednesday, May 8 at 3 p.m. The presentation will be a one‑hour spotlight focused on all that your Chamber membership has to offer you whether you’ve been a member for a week or many years.  Bring your whole staff. Refreshments and materials provided. Due to limited space and materials provided, please RSVP to Neely at 417-358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

 

Chamber News

Community Action Fair open to ALL

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.  ALL area non-profit organizations and civic clubs are encouraged to register as an exhibitor (cost is just $25) to meet potential volunteers, members, and donors. For info, contact Mary Jo at 417‑358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

Emerging Leaders

We need CELs to help work our booth at the Community Action Fair (details above). Please contact Mary Jo to sign up at 417‑358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

Maple Leaf News

Maple Leaf 2019 PARADE Applications now available

Applications for the 2019 Maple Leaf Parade are NOW AVAILABLE!  Download your packet at  www.CarthageMapleLeaf.com, or contact our office for an application.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417‑358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

Upcoming Chamber Events

May 8 ▪ Non-Profit Network meeting

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

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

 

May 8 ▪ Chamber 101 for new and veteran members

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

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

 

May 13 ▪ Monday Member Meet-up

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

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

 

May 13 ▪ 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.   

 

May 13 ▪ Community Action Fair

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

Free and open to the public. Childcare available $2/child.  Exhibitor spaces still available. For info, contact Mary Jo at 417-358‑2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

 

TBA ▪ Public Policy meeting

11:30 a.m. ▪ Mother Road Coffee, 325 S. Main

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

 

Member News

Front Page store in Carthage is offering storewide savings of 75% off.  For info, call 417-359-9591. 

 

Carthage Paddle Battle is still seeking teams from local businesses to build and race homemade rafts July 19 & 20 at Kellogg Lake.  For info, call 417-483-1614. 

 

Workforce Investment Board of SW MO is seeking employers for their Open Air Job Fair on May 23 at Joplin Memorial Hall.  Free to employers and job seekers. For info, call 417‑540‑2765. 

 

Upcoming Member Events

Through May 16 ▪ Neosho Middle School Art Show

Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. ▪ Crowder College Longwell Museum, 601 Laclede

Free and open to the public. For info, call 417-455-5526.

 

Through May 19 ▪ “Conversations in Color” Painting 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.  Featuring Connie Miller. Underwritten by Schmidt Associates. For info, call 417-358-4404.

 

Through Oct 26 ▪ “Over Here & Over There: Carthage & Jasper County in WWI” Exhibit Opening

Tue-Sat 12-4 p.m. ▪ Powers Museum, 1617 Oak

Open to the public, admission by donation. For info, call 417‑237-0456.

 

May 7 ▪ Give Carthage Day

7 a.m.-5 p.m. ▪ Presented by Carthage Community Foundation

Benefits several Carthage organizations including artCentral, Bright Futures Carthage, Carthage Area United Way, Carthage Council on the Arts, Carthage Crisis Center, Carthage Family Literacy Council, Carthage Historic Preservation, Fair Acres Family YMCA, Powers Museum, Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, and Vision Carthage. For info, call 417-359-5534.

 

May 7 ▪ Parent Café presented by Alliance of SW MO

5:30-8 p.m. ▪ First United Methodist Church, 617 S. Main

Free and open to the public. Childcare and dinner available. For info, call 417-782-9899.

 

May 8 & 11 ▪ Carthage Farmers Market

Opens 7 a.m. ▪ north side of the Carthage Square

Open to the public. Presented by Carthage True Value Hardware. For info, call 417‑358-3579.

 

May 8 ▪ 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.

 

May 9 ▪ Social Hour

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

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

 

May 9 ▪ 10th Annual “Senior” Prom

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. ▪ Butcher’s Block Event Center, 499 W. Fountain Rd.

Tickets $9, open to the public. Presented by Freeman Advantage. For info, call 417‑347-5837.

 

May 9 ▪ Cyber Awareness 360, presented by SBTDC

1:30-4:30 p.m. ▪ MSSU North End Zone, 3950 Newman Rd., Joplin

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

 

May 9 ▪ 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.

 

May 9 & 10 ▪ Suicide Awareness & Prevention Conference

5/9 6:30-9 p.m. ▪ College Heights Christian Church, 4311 Newman Rd.

5/10 8 a.m-4 p.m. ▪ MSSU Student Center, 3950 Newman Rd.

Free and open to the public. Presented by Mercy Behavioral Health. For info, call 417‑556-3609.

 

May 9 ▪ 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.

 

May 10 ▪ Starting a Small Business: The First Steps

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

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

 

May 10-12 & 17-19 ▪ Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park”

Fri & Sat 6 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, ages 6-12 $12, 5 & under free. For info, call 417-358-9665.

 

May 11 ▪ Tower2Tower 5K & Fun Run

8 a.m. ▪ CW&EP South Water Tower, 826 E. George Phelps Blvd.

5K $20, fun run $15. Open to the public.  For info, call 417‑237-7300.

 

May 11 ▪ “Conversations in Color” workshop w/Connie Miller

2-4 p.m. ▪ artCentral, 1110 E. 13th St.

Cost $20, open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-4404.

 

May 12 ▪ 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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