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October 22nd, 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - Oct 22 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition)  Week of October 22, 2018
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.

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Spotlight News
Emerging Leaders (CEL)
“The Power of Impromptu Speaking” Lunch & Learn
Reminder only…RSVP deadline has passed
Tuesday, October 23
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ▪ Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66

The Carthage Chamber of Commerce and Greater Joplin Toastmasters invite Chamber members ages 21-40 to participate in this Lunch & Learn, as they discuss how to harness the power of impromptu speaking. Practical exercises and tips to make you shine the next time you are asked to speak on the spur of the moment.

Cost $12* includes lunch. For info, contact Mary Jo at 417-358-2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Maple Leaf News #MapleLeaf2018
Thanks to all our sponsors, volunteers, participants, visitors, neighbors, and winners!!
Watch our November newsletter for news and photos from the 52nd Annual Maple Leaf Festival!

Chamber News
Front Page Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, October 24
11 a.m. • 2404 Grand
Join the Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the new location of the Front Page. Please RSVP to Neely at nmyers@carthagechamber.com. Don’t forget to drop your card in the fishbowl for your chance to win the 4th quarter prize valued at $100 from Halo Salon

Mercy Clinic at Carthage High School Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, October 24
4 p.m. • Carthage High School, 2600 S. River
Join the Chamber of Commerce, Mercy Hospital Carthage, and Carthage High School to celebrate the opening of the Mercy Clinic in the High School. Please RSVP to Neely at nmyers@carthagechamber.com. Don’t forget to drop your card in the fishbowl for your chance to win the 4th quarter prize valued at $100 from Halo Salon!

Chamber “Casino Royale” Banquet 2019
Sign up NOW to be a sponsor for the 2019 Chamber Banquet (Friday, January 18).  Sponsorships begin at just $200! Check out the 2019 sponsorship opportunities on our website. Past sponsors will have first rights to their previous sponsorship until November 1 only although earlier responses are appreciated, and sponsorships will become first-come first-served after that. Final sponsor deadline is December 17.  For more information, contact Mary Jo at 417-358-2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

“Casino Royale” Business Expo & Home Show 2019
Register today for the 2019 Business Expo & Home Show. The show, scheduled for March 8 & 9, is more than half sold out so don’t delay. For info, contact Neely at 417-358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Upcoming Chamber Events
Oct 23 ▪ Leads Group Two meeting
9 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Oct 23 ▪ Emerging Leaders (CEL) lunch & learn
11:30 a.m. ▪ Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66 Blvd.
Cost $12*. For info, contact Mary Jo at 358 2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

Oct 24 ▪ Front Page ribbon cutting
11 a.m. ▪ 2404 Grand
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

Oct 24 ▪ Mercy Clinic ribbon cutting
4 p.m. ▪ Carthage High School, 2600 S. River
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

SAVE THE DATE
• 1/18 Chamber “Casino Royale” Banquet 2019
• 3/8 & 3/9 Business Expo & Home Show 2019

Upcoming Member Events
through Oct 27 ▪ “Over Here & Over There: Carthage & Jasper County in WWI” Exhibit
Tues-Sat 12-4 p.m. ▪ Powers Museum, 1617 Oak
Admission by donation.  For info, call 417 237-0456.

Through Nov 18 ▪ “Art of Quilting” Fiber Exhibition
Fri & Sat 12-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. ▪ artCentral, 1110 E. 13th St.
Free and open to the public, donations welcome.  Underwritten by Edward Jones Financial Advisors.  Opening reception 10/5 6 p.m.  For info, call 417 358 4404.

Through Dec 3 ▪ Nordic Semester
MSSU, 3950 Newman Rd.
Open to the public, many events offered at no charge.  Find events and details at www.mssu.edu/academics/international-studies/themed-semester.  For info, call 417-625-9736.

RESCHEDULED Oct 21 ▪ Maple Leaf Dog Show & Dachshund Races
Dog show 1 p.m., dachshund races to follow ▪ Central Park, 714 S. Garrison
Sponsored by Carthage Humane Society and Hurricane Carwash. Free and open to spectators.  Register onsite $10.  For info, call 417 358-6402.

Oct 22 ▪ Bi Lingual Story Time w/Ms. Janine (ages 0-6)
10 a.m. ▪ Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 237-7040.

Oct 23 ▪ 2nd Annual Veterans Hiring Event w/MO Job Center
1-6 p.m. ▪ VFW Post 534, 110 E. Veterans Way, Joplin
Veterans & family 1 p.m., public 3 p.m.  For info, call 888-728-5627.   

Oct 23 & 25 ▪ Microsoft Excel Level 2 (2 days)
1:30-4:30 p.m. ▪ MSSU SBTDC, 3950 Newman Rd.
Cost $124 per person.  For info, call 417 625-3128.

Oct 24 & 27 ▪ Carthage Farmers’ Market
Opens 7:30 a.m. ▪ historic Carthage square
Wed & Sat, April-October weather permitting.  Coordinated by Carthage True Value Hardware.  For info, call 417 358-3579.

Oct 24 ▪ English Story Time w/Ms. Sherri (ages 0-6)
10 a.m. ▪ Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 237-7040.

Oct 24 ▪ Internship Expo
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. ▪ MSSU Student Center Ballroom, 3950 Newman
Employer registration $50, sponsors $200. Open to the public.  For info, call 417-625-9343.

Oct 24 ▪ 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.

Oct 25 ▪ 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.

Oct 25 ▪ Nordic Film Festival: “The King’s Choice”
7 p.m. ▪ MSSU Cornell Auditorium, 3590 Newman Rd.
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 625-9736.

Oct 27 ▪ 3rd Annual Charity Costume Ball
6 p.m. ▪ Memorial Hall, 407 S. Garrison
Tickets $35 in advance, $40 at the door. To benefit Fair Acres Family YMCA.  For info, call 417-358-1070.

Oct 26 ▪ Halloween Theme Party
5:30 p.m. ▪ Maple Tree Terrace, 2510 Clinton
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417 358-7201.

Oct 27 ▪ Halloween Party
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.

Oct 28 ▪ 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.

Chamber members, if your Event is missing from this list, email Mary Jo at mjlittle@carthagechamber.com!

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