Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce
What’s Happening the Week of 8/27/12
P.O. Box 605 · 216 West Spring Street · Neosho, MO 64850 · 417-451-1925
Mark Your Calendars!
Agriculture Committee Meeting – Tuesday, August 28that 9:00 a.m. at our Chamber Office.
Ribbon Cutting / New Member Welcome – Tuesday, August 28that 2:00 p.m. at Express Employment Professionals at 1721 LaQuesta Dr., Suite 1.
Ribbon Cutting / New Member Welcome – Wednesday, August 29that 11:30 a.m. at Mohawk Electric at 1314 Landis Rd.
Ribbon Cutting / New Member Welcome – Thursday, August30that 10:00 a.m. at Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Neosho at 1015 S. Neosho Blvd.
Ribbon Cutting – Thursday, August 30that 10:30 a.m. at Lambert Vet Supply at 13062 Laura Lane.
Summer Social on the Square / Bathtub Race
Thanks to everyone who made our 7th Annual Summer Social on the Square a great success! The weather was perfect! The Bathtub Races were a big hit and congratulations to Premier Turbines! Please check out our Facebook page to see photos!
26th Annual Industrial Golf Tournament
Registration is filling up quickly! The 26th Annual Industrial Golf Tournament will be Thursday, September 6that the Neosho Golf Course at 12:30 p.m. A lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. The Golf Tournament is a two-person scramble with a $60.00 entry fee per golfer. For more information or to receive a registration form, please contact Kathy at email@example.com or 451-1925.
Taste of Home Cooking School
Tickets will go on sale Monday, August 27th! The Taste of Home Cooking School will be Tuesday, October 2ndat The Civic. Tickets are $12 per person (General Admission) or $25 per person (VIP Admission – preferred seating, meet and greet with culinary specialist before show and signed cookbook). Tickets are available at the following locations: Neosho Daily News, Mills Park Centre Furniture & Mattress and our Chamber Office. Donations to be used in goody bags and for door prizes are needed. Any Chamber Member who would like to donate items should call our office. This is an excellent opportunity to promote your business. The event brings a sell-out crowd of 900 people to The Civic and our community.
First Friday Coffee
The Center for Seniors will host September’s First Friday Coffee on September 7thfrom 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. at 1017 Carl Sweeney Parkway. Take this opportunity to meet and visit with fellow Chamber members!
Faithful Friends Animal Advocates – Petfinder Shelter Challenge
Faithful Friends Animal Advocates encourages you to vote for them in the Petfinder Shelter Challenge now through September 16th! Vote at http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge.faces. Put Faithful Friends in the shelter name, MO for the state, and then whatever comes next, and vote every day!
Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Neosho will host their Open House on Friday, September 7thfrom 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at 1015 S. Neosho Blvd. Enjoy refreshments and see their ultrasound equipment plus meet their RNs who will be performing the scans.
George Washington Carver National Monument invites you to Prairie Day on Saturday, September 8thfrom 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This annual event is held in conjunction with Gem City Days in Diamond and is free of charge. Activities include demonstrations of quilting, edible and medicinal plants, wool spinning, Dutch-oven cooking, lye soap-making, laundry, basket weaving, prairie animals and birds, and many more exhibits and activities will be set up across the park grounds. The park visitor center will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and concessions will be offered by the Carver Birthplace Association.
Day of Service 2012
The Neosho Area Clergy Coalition invites you to their “Day of Service” on Sunday, September 9that 2:00 p.m. at Big Spring Park. From 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. teams will be working throughout Neosho. From 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. there will be a cookout and fellowship. They need multiple teams for the following: house cleaning and general help for the elderly, sidewalk clean-up, weed-eating, mowing, trash pick-up and other ways of serving Neosho. For more information, call (417) 540-1066.
Silver Follies – “Our Little Town”
Silver Follies will present “Our Little Town” September 14th – 16that the Elsie Plaster Community Center Auditorium at Crowder College. Friday & Saturday – 7:30 p.m., Sunday – 2:30 p.m. General Admission - $6 / Crowder Students & Senior Citizens - $4 / Under 12 Free.
Patriot’s Day Parade
The Neosho Exchange Club and the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Patriot’s Day Parade on Saturday, September 15th at 10:30 a.m. This parade will honor our Military, Veterans and Emergency Services Personnel. If you are interested in participating, please contact our Chamber Office for a registration form. There is no entry fee.
“Four Days in the Four States” – The Ultimate Homeschool Convention
“Four Days in the Four States” – The Ultimate Homeschool Convention will be held September 16th – 19th. This is an unconventional homeschool convention that combines the beauty of the Four States with educational tours of our famous sites and entertainment each evening. Visit www.4daysinthe4states.com for more information and to register. Cost is $85 for a family of eight inclusive for the whole convention. Like them on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/4daysinthe4states and www.twitter.com/4d4s. Please share with your employees, family and friends!
4th Annual Fundraising Banquet for Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Neosho
You are invited to attend the 4th Annual Fundraising Banquet for Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Neosho on Thursday, September 20that 6:30 p.m. at The Civic. Join them for an evening full of humor, challenge, vision and hope. Dinner and entertainment is no cost to you. Guest speaker will be Kirk Walden. Kirk is a one-time professional golfer, writer and pregnancy center director. He is founder of LifeTrends, a company assisting life affirming ministries across America and now the world. Call 455-0100 to reserve you seat.
Trout Run Bicycle Century Tour
ACCESS Family Care, Bicycle Specialists, and Harris Insurance Agency are sponsoring the Inaugural Trout Run Bicycle Century Tour on Saturday, September 22nd. Cyclists from across the area depart the Neosho National Fish Hatchery at 7:30am, for rides of various lengths, 20, 50 and the longest a 100 mile route to Cassville and back. Funds raised through this event provide dental care for underprivileged school children as well as benefit the Joplin Trail Coalition in maintaining area hiking and biking trails. The Trout Run is seeking sponsors for various stops. For more information, contact Don McBride at firstname.lastname@example.org or 451-9450, ext. 212 or visit www.troutrun.us.
Big Smitty Concert
Big Smitty in Concert on Saturday, September 22ndat 7:00 p.m. at The Civic. Tickets - $10.00. All funds go to support Faithful Friends Animal Advocates. If you would like to reserve a table, please email email@example.com.
Neosho Arts Council is Calling All Artists!
The Neosho Fall Harvest Arts & Crafts Festival is just around the corner and the Neosho Arts Council is inviting local dance studios and solo or small musician groups to perform on the Civic Stage. To schedule a time to perform, please contact Rachel Dobbs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Performances will be scheduled between 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saturday, October 6th. Artists wanting to display their artwork or photography are encouraged to contact the Neosho Arts Council, also. Booths in the Civic are available at no cost thanks to the support of NAC, but spots are filling up fast so RSVP ASAP! Come share your talents with the community…hope to see you there!
Our Membership Services Committee invites you to enroll a team for our 3rd Annual “Trivia Night – University of Useless Knowledge” to be held on Friday, October 19that the Lampo Building. Social mixer at 6:30 p.m. with trivia beginning at 7:00 p.m. Enrollment fee is $100/table of 8 players.
Neosho’s Farmers’ Market is every Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – noon at Freeman Neosho Hospital in the old Beverly Building Lot (south of Clark Funeral Home).
Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce Community Profile and Business Directory
Encore Publishing will be contacting you about advertising in the 2013 edition of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce Community Profile and Business Directory. If you haven’t already completed and returned your listing form with any corrections, please do so your free listings are accurate.
Neosho R-5 School District Character Education Program
The September Character Word for the Neosho R-5 School District Character Word of the Month is: “Self-Control” – taking charge of yourself and your behavior as well as making good choices and being accountable for your own decisions. Please incorporate this in your business and place it on your marquee. Let’s show our Wildcat support!!