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Doing what most people think just happens! May 3rd 2010

CHAMBER WEEKLY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE THIS WEEKS CHAMBER EVENTS Tuesday May 4th 8:30 a-2010 Leadership class @ Chamber 11:30 a-2010 Leadership Class Celebration-Best Western Holiday Manor $20.00 RSVP 241-3303

Wednesday May 5th 7a-When Pigs Fly @ Perkins 12-Board of Trustees @ Chamber

Thursday May 6th 9:30a-Chamber Coffee hosted by Home State Bank- East-104 S. Centennial 12-Ambassabors @ Chamber

UPCOMING EVENTS Tuesday May 11th 7a-Ag Committee meeting @ Perkins

2010 Chamber Women’s Trip

On Wednesday April 14th a group of ladies from McPherson began their trip to Santa Fe New Mexico for the 2010 Chamber Women’s trip. The group enjoyed being able to relax and be entertained while traveling in a deluxe motor coach. While in Santa Fe the group stayed at the Inn

and Spa at Loretto. Several outings were planned while in and around Santa Fe including a City Historic Walking Tour, The Georgia O’Keefe museum, eating lunch at the O’Keefe Café, Badelier National Monument and Ansazi Indian Cliff Dwellings tour and The

Santa Fe School of Cooking. There was plenty of time for shopping and enjoying the spa as well. The ladies enjoyed their networking opportunities and are looking forward to next years Women’s Trip.

Men’s Trip 2010 The Men’s Trip Committee would like YOUR input on planning this year’s trip. Please let us know which of these 3 cities you would prefer to visit on the Men’s Trip? Indianapolis, Seattle, or Salt Lake City. Which of the following dates work best for you? October 6-10, October 13-17 or October 20-24? Call 241-3303, email or fax your preferences to 241-8708.


Thursday May 13th 9:30-Chamber Coffee hosted by All Schools Day Committee@ Chamber 7p-OMEGA ceremony @ MHS

Friday May 14th Chamber Office Closed YP BAKE SALE-In front of Kari Lyn’s before the parade 10:30-All Schools Day Parade

OMEGA O u t s t a n d i n g M c P h e r s o n E i g h t h G r a d e A w a r d OMEGA Award Presentation-May 13th The McPherson Chamber of Commerce BASIC committee (Building Assets Successfully In Children) will be presenting OMEGA awards, May 13th, to 8 deserving eighth grade students. OMEGA stands for “Outstanding

Eighth Grade Award”. OMEGA award winners are being honored for making a difference in our community by demonstrating leadership, service, courage and compassion. Please join us May 13th during the May Fete festivities beginning at 7:00 pm at the McPherson High School, to show your support of

these inspirational students: Mason Weiss, Lindsborg; Ryen Trost, McPherson; Maren Hansen, McPherson; Shaelah White, McPherson; Dylan Stos, McPherson; Doralynn “DJ” Mellinger, McPherson; Kylie Regehr, Inman; Derek Sprunger, Inman

Coffee Crumbs May 6th

Home State Bank East branch 104 S. Centennial May 13th

All Schools Day Committee-@ The Chamber 306 N. Main May 20th Ribbon Cutting and Chamber Coffee-

King Enterprise Group 1401 S. hiway 81 bypass Aoa May 27

Tartan Turkey Golf Tournament Committee 1000 Fox Run June 3rd

Heartland Haven At the Well 101 N. Main June 10th

Ameriprise Financial 100 S. Main June 17th

The McPherson Sentinel 301 s. Main June 24th

Great Plains Federal Credit Union 720 N. Main July 1st Edward jonesBrad Seibel 201 N Walnut

Don’t put it off any longer, schedule your Tee-time at Turkey Creek Golf Course, 1000 Fox Run Drive today! It’s easy to squeeze a round or two into a busy day with summer hours from 6:30am to 8pm. The City acquired the golf course as a generous donation from the Chet Anderson family, adding even more beautiful assets to McPherson. As PGA Class A Golf Professional John Hastert commented, it was a wonderful opportunity for the City and adds even more to the community. During the Chamber Coffee and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Turkey Creek Golf Course, Chamber members browsed the new selections at the Hastert Golf Shop while learning about the expanded concession menu and upcoming programs. Golf Professional, John Hastert, will be offering youth golf lessons and a ladies golf clinic. Sign up for these at the McPherson Family YMCA or contact John at 241-8530 to schedule individual golf lessons. More information about Turkey Creek Golf Course can be found on their website This site provides the current weather conditions, fees, rules, course maps and will even have Tee-time reservation capabilities soon. Because his golf abilities aren’t always up to par either, Mayor Tom Brown hopes to involve the community so even non-golfers can enjoy the beautiful area. The Mayor provided insight on the Turkey Creek logo which displays 7 feathers, representing Mr. & Mrs. Chet Anderson and their 5 children. Because Turkey Creek Golf Course is owned by the City, it had the capability to adjust fees for the MHS golf team and will be assisting with a fund raiser in the future to help fill the financial needs of the MHS golf program and MHS swim team. Thank you Turkey Creek, for finding ways to give back to the community. Turkey Creek Golf Course grounds supervisor, Jason Buschbom elaborated on the improvements to the T-box on 18, and fairway on 16. He thanked the departments who have helped make these improvements possible and is already working on plans for future course upgrades. Kudos to the Parks Dept., Street Dept., and Water Dept. for their part in improving the course and Anne Hassler, CVB executive director, for her time and efforts in marketing Turkey Creek Golf Course. Chamber members who received door prizes from the golf shop include: Nick Gossnell (KNGL/KBBE McPherson Radio), Neil Dykes (Midway Motors Supercenter), Kim Unruh (McPherson Sentinel), Carver Swindoll (Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Lloyd), Lisa Starr (Team Employment), Jerry Meng (Home State Bank and Trust), Chet Lang (Sunflower Bank), Chris Elliott (Elliott Insurance and Real Estate) Honor Smith (Peoples Bank and Trust), and Mary Steffes (Fee Insurance, and McPherson Co. Humane Society). Next week we will draw for a $45 ChamberCheck since Carma Wall (The Cedars) was not present to claim the ChamberCheck this week.

NE We leave you with a challenge. PLEASE do your part to help Turkey Creek Golf Course show profits this year and watch the Mayor fulfill his promised incentive, to take a swim… January 2011.

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Member Events rd

May 3 Family and Friends Day-McPherson Sears Hometown Store-Save 10% on almost everything, extra 5% off Lawn and Garden. 311 N Main 241-6060

King Enterprise Group MAY 20th 9:30am 1401 S. Highway 81 bypass

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May 14 -Bake Sale Fund Raiser in front of Kari Lynn’s Bridal-before the parade.

Car Wash Fund Raisers

May 5th Come Celebrate Lester Jantz 55th year of being in the lumber business-cookies and coffee-Jantz Lumber 200 W. Euclid May 6 What is Medicare? K-State Research and Extension McPherson County will be offering educational sessions to help you understand Medicare and the different parts. 2:00pm or 7:00pm. To register call 620-241-1523 May 7th 12 in 12 Kick Off The McPherson County Community Foundation is officially kicking off the 12 in 12 Endowment campaign on Friday, May 7, 2010. The goal build our endowment to $12 million by our 12th anniversary on May 12, 2013. Come learn more about it! The event is from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm with the big announcement at 5:00 pm. We'll be at our office - 206 S. Main May 6,7& 8 Come out and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jantz Lumber-200 W. Euclid May 8 McPherson College Annual Car Show 8a at McPherson College. Organized by the C.A.R.S. club 241-0731

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May 12 Greg Laswell presented by McPherson College at the McPherson Opera House 8pm- Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at or by calling 241-1952

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July 24 from 11a-2p

For more information about YPMAC visit them at or find them on Facebook

May 13&15 Healthy Lifestyle Wellness Center-Dr Tina Guerro is having her bi-annual Patient Appreciation Days. $5 or 5 cans of food. All proceeds to benefit the McPherson Food Bank. For more information or the make an appointment call 241.9669 May 14th CHAMBER OFFICE CLOSED

All Schools Day Parade 10:30 Don’t forget to purchase Your ASD button $2 @ the Chamber office

GET FIT WITH H.I.T (High Intensity Training) A revolutionary 4-minute Workout on a machine called the R.O.M. (Range of Motion) Bring this coupon in for a 2-WEEK FREE TRIAL QUICK GYM 300 N Main-McPherson 620-241-4222

Member Mentions Early Bird Pre-parade sale at select merchants from 7amth 10am on Friday, May 14 . Show your ASD button to receive an additional discount on merchandise (food items excluded). Several locations will have breakfast specials as well. Look for the Giant ASD button identifier or contact Main Street 241-7430 for locations.

The Courtyard on Main will be selling refreshing drinks and goodies at the gates of The Courtyard on All Schools Day This Mother’s Day treat mom to a lunch buffet inspired by Mediterranean traditions! Amics Mediterranean Café, 204 N. Main, will be open Sunday, May 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 620.241.1833.

The McPherson Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following sponsors of The Tartan Turkey Golf Tournament There is still time to add your name to our sponsor listlist-be sure to Call the Chamber today 241241-3303 Hole and Prize Sponsors

Additional Sponsors

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball Certain Teed Corporation Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance Co Farmers State Bank Home State Bank & Trust National Cooperative Refinery Association Peoples Bank & Trust Sunflower Bank Melland Engineering The Mortgage Company King Enterprise Group

Wendy’s Walgreens Applebee’s Artshirt, Gear for Sport Advanced Physical Therapy Quiznos Farmers State Bank McPherson Eye Care (Drs Goering& Hageman) Midway Motors Super Center Becker Tire of McPherson Edward Jones (Gary Hess) Ameriprise Financial McPherson College Home State Bank

T-Shirt Sleeve Sponsors Midway Motors Super Center Edward Jones (Gary Hess)

T-Shirt Back Sponsors Louie’s Service Center, Inman Wendy’s Client Centered Counseling, Welco, Walmart Becker Tire of McPherson Stull Gallery & Auction Memorial Hospital S&S Farms Brown’s Shoe Fit

Hole Sponsors Citizens National Bank First Bank Kansas Grabers Ace Hardware McPherson Business Solutions McPherson Concrete Products Citizens State Bank Hospice Care of Kansas Hassman Termite and Pest Control Patriot Pawn and Firearms Hutton Construction Central Plastics Patriot Pawn and Firearms

Breakfast Breakfast Sponsor Scotts Hometown Foods Lindsborg

Lunch Sponsor The Real Pits BBQ

Hole in One Contest Sponsor Advantage Travel Agency

Services Robertson Chiropractic Center Will be available to perform assessments of any injuries sustained during the tournament and provide taping & ice for minor injuries. The thermal scanner will be on-site to do free screenings of the cervical area. Dr. Marc will be happy to answer any questions and concerns relating to back health.

Chamber Weekly May 3rd, 2010  
Chamber Weekly May 3rd, 2010  

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