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Friday Night Free Concert by Steve Fortenberry

Ralph Carlson introduces the Friday Night Concert musicians May 2019.

This week’s Friday Night Concert will be presented by local musician Steve Fortenberry. The one-hour concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Park Pavilion at First and Main streets. Fortenberry plays light classical and Christian songs on guitar.

Steve is an accomplished musician with unique guitar stylings, using special effects,” concert-series organizer Ralph Carlson said. “The last time he performed in the pavilion was 2019, so we are glad to welcome him back to the show. We are looking forward to an enjoyable evening of great guitar music from Steve Fortenberry. Bring a friend and join us.” Accompanied by Carlson, vocal soloist Floyd Feezell will also perform some favorite tunes.

The shows, sponsored by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce, are free and open to the public. Dave Oas of Parsons serves as sound technician each week. Due to limited seating, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Common Ground Coffee Co., 12 E. Wall Street.

CRAZY DAYS SIDEWALK SALE!

FORT SCOTT – The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce announces a Crazy Days Sidewalk Sale will take place Friday and Saturday, September 24th & 25th. From 9am to 6pm, fourteen retailers in the Downtown Historic District and other locations will have sales inside and outside with special discounts and sales. Shop local and experience a great shopping experience.

Participating merchants include Angie Dawn’s Boutique, Barbed Wire & Roses Vintage Market, Bartelsmeyer Jewelry, Bids & Dibs, Hedgehog.INK, J & W Sports Shop, Mainstreet Gallery & Gifts, Mayco Ace Hardware, Ruddick’s Furniture & Flooring, Shirt Shack, Sunshine Boutique, The Rainbow Unicorn, Treasure Hunt Flea Market and Varia Quality Resale Clothing Store.

For more information on all community events may be found on fortscott.com/events or by contacting the Chamber at 620-223-3566.

What’s Happening in Fort Scott Weekly Newsletter Sept. 17

What’s Happening in Fort Scott!
September 17th Weekly Newsletter
Come join us for the Friday Night Concert at Heritage Pavilion
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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TROLLEY TOURS!
Every Friday & Saturday!
50-minute narrated Trolley Tour
of Historic Fort Scott. Every hour on the hour. Departs from the Fort Scott
Chamber at 231 E. Wall St.
Friday hours: 11 am until 3 pm
Saturday hours: 10 am until 3 pm
$6 Adults & $4 for 12 yrs & under
THE FORT SCOTT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE OFFERS DAILY GUIDED TOURS AT 10 AM & 1 PM, 7 DAYS/WEEK – FREE!
THE FORT SCOTT CHAMBER IS ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR THE PIONEER HARVEST FIESTA PARADE ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH.
CLICK HERE OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO REGISTER ONLINE WWW.FORTCOTT.COM.
9/17 ~ FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT FEATURING MATT HARPER AT HERITAGE PARK PAVILION 7-8 PM. Click herefor info.
9/17 & 9/18 ~ FORT SCOTT LIVESTOCK SALE. Click herefor info.
9/17 thru 9/23 ~ FORT CINEMA:
Cry Macho, Malignant & Shang-Chi. Check out what is coming to theatres, click here.
9/17 ~ BOILER ROOM BREWHAUS: Open Mic Night, clickhere for more info.
9/17 ~ FRIDAY EVENING OF FUN AT THE MUSEUM OF CREATIVITY – Open play session and crafts 3:30-7:30 pm, Game Night 8:30-11:30 pm, only $1 admission! Visit and Like their Facebook page for more info.
9/18 ~ FARMERS’ MARKET ~ 8 am to noon, Skubitz Plaza in front of the Fort.
9/18 & 19 ~ JOHN HILL BASEBALL TOURNAMENT AT LAROCHE BASEBALL COMPLEX. Click herefor game times.
9/18 & 9/19 ~ Marmaton Massacre & Tri-Yak-A-Thon weekend festival.Mountain Bike Race, free camping, live entertainment, kids race. Tri-Yak-A-Thon (run, kayak, and bike race) on 9/18 at 9 am. Click here.
9/18 ~ Live Music in Gunn Park by Bourbon County Revival, as part of the Marmaton Massacre Festival, all are welcome, bring a lawn chair, 8pm.
9/18 ~ Dick Magee Retirement Auction of Magee’s General Store, 10 am. The Auction will be held at 401 Ransom St., Fort Scott. For more information, clickhere.
9/18 & 9/19 ~ Hollister Shooting Range Open!The range is open on the 1st & 3rd weekend of each month. clickhere.
9/19 ~ Bourbon County Democrats Regular Meeting2pm, FSCC Heritage Room, Jason Probst guest speaker.
SAVE THE DATE:
SEPTEMBER 23rd ~ Chamber Coffee ~ Bourbon County Cars Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting, 8amTo celebrate the opening of their new location, 1810 S. Main St.
SEPTEMBER 24th & 25th ~ Crazy Days Sidewalk Sale Downtown & Around Fort Scott!Participating retailers will be having special sale items inside & outside of their store. This is the time to save big and support local.
SEPTEMBER 24th thru 26th ~ Doug Hazelbaker Memorial 5th Annual – Bourbon County Fairgrounds. Ranch Rodeo, Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping, Breakaway, Goat Tying. Click here for more information.
SEPTEMBER 25th ~ KDVS 4-Person Scramble Fundraiser at Woodland Hills Golf Course.To register a team, clickherefor more information.
OCTOBER 2ND ~ 15TH ANNUAL CARE TO SHARE/SHARING BUCKET FALL FESTIVAL
To volunteer or learn more about the event, click here for more information.
SEPTEMBER 30th thru OCTOBER 3rd ~ Pioneer Harvest Fiesta.Kicks off with a parade Thursday evening at 6 pm, with events all weekend. Click here for the schedule.
OCTOBER 7th thru 10th ~ Gordon Parks Annual Celebration.Click here for the schedule.
SHOPPING ~ SUPPORT LOCAL!
Downtown Fort Scott is booming!
Click here for Chamber member
specialty shopping & other retail in
Downtown & other areas of the community.
Fort Scott Area
Chamber of Commerce
620-223-3566
In This Issue
Chamber Highlights
Click here for our
Membership Directory.
We THANK our members for their support! Interested in joining the Chamber?
Click here for info.
Thinking of doing business in or relocating to Fort Scott?
Contact us for a relocation packet, information on grants & incentives, and more!
Seeking a job/career?
We post a Job of the Day daily on our Facebook page, distribute a monthly job openings flyer, and post jobs on our website.
Many opportunities available!
Housing needs?
Click here for a listing of our Chamber member realtors.
Click here for our rental listing.
FITNESS FOR EVERYONE IN FS!
Many fitness options are available…
SPIN classesnow offered bySmallville Athletics, every Mon & Wed at 5:15 pm, and Tu & Thurs at 6 pm. $5/class or $50/mo. unlimited.
Total Body Fitness ~ M & W Karen Reinbolt at BRCC@
8:15 am $20/8 week session.
Zumba~ M,W, F @ 6pm Monalynn Decker at BRCC $40 for a 12-week session.
Indoor Fitness/Gyms at
I AM Rehab + Fitness, Smallville Athletics, and Buck Run!

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Chamber Offers Health Insurance For Members

Health Insurance Announcement:
The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to now offer a competitive health insurance option for Chamber members with an employee base of 2-500 employees!
As a Chamber member,
you will receive discounted
premiums through
ProviDRsCare NexUS Health Plans.
The Chamber is partnering with our local Northwestern Mutual Rep. and Chamber member Don Doherty and new Chamber member USI Insurance Services to bring our members a sustainable, discounted health insurance solution.
Members interested in a health insurance plan should contact Don Doherty for more information:
Don’s phone: 620-704-1204
Don’s email: don.doherty@nm.com
Or, Sally Tatro with USI Insurance Services:
Sally’s phone: 316-494-6115
Sally’s email: sally.tatro@usi.com
More details:
Level Funded Affinity Program
  • Each member/business will be its own “group”
  • Can start program with as few as 2 employees
  • Employer sets the number of hours worked for health insurance eligibility
  • USI Affinity Program is ACA compliant
  • Program is sustainable as each group is underwritten on its own merit every year with pricing concessions using the purchasing power of the Chamber
  • Program entry can occur on the 1st of any month
  • Includes individual employer claims reporting
  • No downside risk
  • Includes a Care Navigator Program
  • Additional value and added services through ThinkHR and the Benefit Resource Center
CLICKHEREFOR PLAN OPTIONS.
DON DOHERTY & SALLY TATRO WILL WORK DIRECTLY
WITH MEMBERS ON THE APPROVAL PROCESS AND PLAN RATES.
PLANS CAN START AS EARLY AS NOVEMBER 1, 2021
Call Don Doherty @ the number above for more information!
We are excited to bring this health insurance benefit to
members of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce!
Dave Lipe, 2021 Chamber Chairman of the Board
Lindsay Madison, President & CEO
Rita Schroeder, Administrative Assistant

Chamber is Accepting Registrations for Leadership Program

The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce is now taking registrations for the 2021-2022 class of LEAD Bourbon County. LEAD, acronym for leadership exploration and development, is a program designed to develop and engage the leadership skills of potential and current leaders through exposing participants to the principles of the Kansas Leadership Center and diverse aspects of our local community.

Registration is open to anyone living or employed in Bourbon County and individuals may sponsor themselves, or employers often sponsor one or more employees. The program includes eight sessions on the third Thursday of each month from October through May followed by a graduation celebration.

Facilitators for the 2021-2022 class will be Katie Casper of Union State Bank and Deb McKenney of Fort Scott Broadcasting. Both Katie and Deb have completed leadership training through the Kansas Leadership Center and are passionate about developing leadership skills in others and connecting the class with other leaders in the community through guest speakers and business tours during each session.

Those interested in the program may print the application or register online at fortscott.com by October 13th. The first class is scheduled for October 21st. Contact the Chamber for more information at 620-223-3566 or email information@fortscott.com.

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Sept. 16th Chamber After Hours: Bartlesmeyer Jewelry

You are invited to a
Chamber After-hours event
Tomorrow evening,
Thursday, September 16th
5:15 to 6:30pm
to celebrate the new location of
Bartelsmeyer Jewelry
22 N. Main St.
In the Downtown Historic District
See below for more information.
All attendees are respectively asked to wear a mask to this event except when eating or drinking.
Click hereto visit their Facebook page.
Click hereto visit their website.

Leadership Program Registration Starts

HE CHAMBER IS EXCITED TO KICK OFF OUR
LEAD BOURBON COUNTY PROGRAM
FOR 2021-2022
LEADERSHIP PROGRAM OF THE
FORT SCOTT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
REGISTER YOURSELF OR SPONSOR AN EMPLOYEE!
DON’T DELAY ~ REGISTER TODAY!
Co-facilitators for this class will be:
Katie Casper, Union State Bank
Deb McKenney, Fort Scott Broadcasting
8 Sessions will be held the 3rd Thursday of the month from October to May, 8am-3:30pm
The morning of each session follows the leadership curriculum, principles, and competencies of the
Kansas Leadership Center.
And, the afternoon of each session features a guest speaker and tour of a local business or organization, speaking to putting leadership into action in their workplace or through volunteerism.
CLICK HERE FOR A PROGRAM BROCHURE.
CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM & PROGRAM OVERVIEW.
YOU MAY ALSO REGISTER ONLINE HERE.
Classes will start October 21st.
Deadline to register October 13th.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CHAMBER BOOSTER MEMBERS BELOW!

Pioneer Harvest Fiesta Parade Registration On Now

Pioneer Harvest Parade
Register Today!
The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to register for the Pioneer Harvest Parade that will take place on Thursday, September 30th at 6:00 pm.
This parade of antique and classic farm machinery & implements through the streets of Fort Scott’s historic downtown kicks off the weekend’s Pioneer Harvest Fiesta!
All types of entries are welcome and encouraged to enter ~ floats, foot units, horses, antique & classic cars, trucks, golf carts!
Click HERE to download the
parade entry form.
THE DEADLINE TO ENTER IS
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH
THE FORT SCOTT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
231 E. WALL ST., FORT SCOTT, KS | 620.223.3566
See below or click here for the
full schedule of events
for the weekend Fiesta!
Quilt Show
Arts & Crafts Show
Engine & Tractor Exhibits
Live Demonstrations
Musical Entertainment
Food Vendors
And more!

Sept. 16th Chamber Coffee At Senior Citizens Center Hosted by GNAT

Join us for this week’s Chamber Coffee hosted by
Good Neighbor Action Team
(GNAT)
Thursday, September 16th
8 am
Location of the Coffee:
26 N. Main Street
Bourbon County Senior Citizens Center
Click hereto visit their Facebook page.
GNAT was formed over 15 years ago by Treva Williams, former youth minister at First Presbyterian Church. The original concept of an annual neighborhood blitz was formalized as an action team through the community visioning movement around the year of 2017.
The primary goal of GNAT is to improve the quality of life for residents in Fort Scott through clearing yard debris, painting houses, replacing old windows and doors, writing grants for big ticket needs, assisting City staff with maintenance and upkeep of parks and streets, repairing sidewalks, and partnering with other organizations for larger scale projects.
Donations made to GNAT for project materials are tax deductible and held with the City of Fort Scott. The mission of the team is to recruit community members to volunteer just 3 hours once per month to complete projects for which qualifying residents have submitted applications or those the committee has identified as needing attention.
Contact the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce for more information at 620-223-3566 or information@fortscott.com.
UPCOMING CHAMBER COFFEES
9/16 ~ Join us from 5:15 to 6:30 pm for the After-Hours Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at Bartelsmeyer Jewelry, downtown at the new location at 22 N. Main St. Masks are requested.
9/23 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by Bourbon County Cars Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
9/30 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by Pioneer Harvest Fiesta
10/7 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by Gordon Parks Museum
10/14 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by Hedgehog.INK! Bookstore
10/21 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by Sleep Inn & Suites (7 yrs)
10/28 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church
11/4 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by VFW
11/11 ~ No Coffee… Veterans Day
11/18 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by FS Compassionate Ministries
11/25 ~ No Coffee…Thanksgiving Holiday
12/2 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by FS Area Community Foundation (tentative)
12/9 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by Sunshine Boutique
12/16 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by City of Fort Scott
12/23 ~ No Coffee…Christmas Holiday
12/30 ~ No Coffee…New Year’s Holiday

Sept. 16 Chamber After Hours: Bartelsmeyer Jewelry

Join us for this week’s
After Hours Chamber Coffee hosted by
Bartelsmeyer Jewelry
Downtown Fort Scott, KS
All attendees are respectively asked to wear a mask to this event except when eating or drinking.
Thursday, September 16th
5:15 pm until 6:30 pm
New location:
22 N. Main St., Downtown Fort Scott
Click Here to visit their Facebook Page.
Click Here to visit their Website.
Contact the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce for more information at 620-223-3566 or information@fortscott.com.
UPCOMING CHAMBER COFFEE’S
9/23 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by Bourbon County Cars Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
9/30 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by Pioneer Harvest Fiesta
10/7 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by Gordon Parks Museum
10/14 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by Hedgehog.INK! Bookstore
10/21 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by Sleep Inn & Suites (7 yrs)
10/28 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church
11/4 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by VFW
11/11 ~ No Coffee
11/18 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by FS Compassionate Ministries
11/25 ~ No Coffee…Thanksgiving Holiday
12/2 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by FS Area Community Foundation
12/9 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by Sunshine Boutique
12/16 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by The City of Fort Scott
12/23 ~ No Coffee…Christmas Holiday
12/30 ~ No Coffee…New Year’s Holiday

What’s Happening in Fort Scott Weekly Newsletter Sept. 10

What’s Happening in Fort Scott!
September 10th Weekly Newsletter
Come join us for the Friday Night Concert at Heritage Pavilion
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS
________________
TROLLEY TOURS!
Every Friday & Saturday!
50-minute Narrated Trolley Tour
of Historic Fort Scott. Every hour on the hour. Departs from the Fort Scott
Chamber at 231 E. Wall St.
Friday hours: 11 am until 3 pm
Saturday hours: 10 am until 3 pm.
$6 Adults & $4 for 12 yrs & under.
THE FORT SCOTT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE OFFERS DAILY GUIDED TOURS AT 10 AM & 1 PM, 7 DAYS/WEEK – FREE!
9/10 & 9/11 – TOWN-WIDE GARAGE SALE. Clickhere for the listing & map, hard copies also available at the Chamber, most all convenience stores in town plus Don’s Smoke Shop and Bids & Dibs. Enjoy the sales this weekend in Fort Scott!
9/10 & 9/11 ~ FORT SCOTT LIVESTOCK SALE. Click herefor info.
9/10 thru 9/16 – FORT SCOTT CINEMA:
Malignant, Free Guy & Shang-Chi & The Legend of the 10 Rings. Check out what is coming to theatres, click here.
9/10 – BOURBON COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL ART WALK: Liberty Theatre Patio, 5-8pm, come support our local artists! Click here for info.
9/10 – BOILER ROOM BREWHAUS : Barak N Hill, live music, 7-9pm, click here for more info.
9/10 – FRIDAY EVENING OF FUN AT THE MUSEUM OF CREATIVITY – Open play session and crafts 3:30-7:30pm, Game Night 8:30-11:30pm, only $1 admission! Visit and Like their Facebook page for more info.
9/11 – FARMERS’ MARKET ~ 8 am to noon, Skubitz Plaza in front of the Fort.
9/11 – READING OF THE NAMES ~ starting at 7am over the Downtown speaker, reading of the names of all who lost their lives in the War on Terror.
9/11 – THE LAVENDER PATCH FARM OPEN ~ open to the public 9am to 1pm, visit the farm and on-site boutique filled with lavender lotions, soaps and more!Click here for info.
9/11 – POKER RUN TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL VFW ~ sponsored by Old Fort Auto and Ron’s Tire & Service, starts at 10am, click here for details.
9/11 – CRUISE IN CAR SHOW ~ Tractor Supply parking lot starting approx. 5:30pm, click here for details.
9/11 – ROLLER SKATING AT BUCK RUN ~ Roller Skating at Buck Run, open to the public, 7-9pm, click here for info.
9/11 & 9/12 – JOHN HILL SHOWCASE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT ~ LaRoche Baseball Complex, Saturday & Sunday.
SAVE THE DATE:
SEPTEMBER 16th ~ CHAMBER AFTER-HOURS GRAND OPENING & RIBBON CUTTING AT THE
NEW DOWNTOWN LOCATION OF
BARTELSMEYER JEWELRY.
SEPTEMBER 18th & 19th ~ Maramaton Massacre & Tri-Yak-A-Thon weekend Festival. Mountain Bike Race, Free Camping, Live entertainment, kids race. Tri-Yak-Athon is Run, Kayak, and bike race on 9/18 at 9 am. Click here.
SEPTEMBER 24th thru 26th – Doug Hazelbaker Memorial 5th Annual – Bourbon County Fairgrounds. Ranch Rodero, Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping, Breakaway, Goat Tying. Click here for more information.
SEPTEMBER 30th thru OCTOBER 3rd – Pioneer Harvest Feista.Kicks off with a parade Thursday evening at 6pm, with events all weekend. Click here for the schedule.
OCTOBER 7th thru 10th – Gordon Parks Annual Celebration.Click here for the schedule.
SHOPPING ~ SUPPORT LOCAL!
Downtown Fort Scott is booming!
Click here for Chamber member
specialty shopping & other retail in
Downtown & other areas of the community.
Fort Scott Area
Chamber of Commerce
620-223-3566
In This Issue
Chamber Highlights
Click here for our
Membership Directory.
We THANK our members for their support! Interested in joining the Chamber?
Click here for info.
Thinking of doing business in or relocating to Fort Scott?
Contact us for a relocation packet, information on grants & incentives, and more!
Seeking a job/career?
We post a Job of the Day daily on our Facebook page, distribute a monthly job openings flyer, and post jobs on our website.
Many opportunities available!
Housing needs?
Click here for a listing of our Chamber member realtors.
Click here for our rental listing.
FITNESS FOR EVERYONE IN FS!
Many fitness options are available…
SPIN classesnow offered bySmallville Athletics, every Mon & Wed at 5:15 pm, and Tu & Thurs at 6 pm. $5/class or $50/mo. unlimited.
Total Body Fitness ~ M & W Karen Reinbolt at BRCC@
8:15 am $20/8 week session.
Zumba~ M,W, F @ 6pm Monalynn Decker at BRCC $40 for a 12-week session.
Indoor Fitness/Gyms at
I AM Rehab + Fitness, Smallville Athletics, and Buck Run!
THANK YOU TO OUR CHAMBER BOOSTER MEMBERS!

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