Category Archives: Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Coffee hosted by Spyder, Inc. Jan. 20


The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce invites members and guests to a Chamber Coffee this Thursday, January 20th at 8 a.m. hosted by new Chamber member Spyder, Inc., located at 102 W. 2nd Street.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Spyder, Inc combines their experience of solutions, compliance, and technology together to launch an eCommerce portal and document storage solution purpose-built for insurance agents and financial service providers that makes their job of selling, growing, and managing their business easier.

Spyder is a female-founded business whose leaders offer deep fintech experience, both designing software and growing companies. They are passionate about their products and what they can do for the insurance and financial service industries. Their belief is to improve the lives of their clients, their employees, and their community by serving them in the highest level of regard. Transparency, honesty, and kindness are values that they hold dear.

Join the Chamber in welcoming this new company to Fort Scott. Visit their website spyderloop.com for more information. Any member business or organization wanting to host Chamber Coffee in 2022 is encouraged to contact the Chamber to save a date by calling 620-223-3566 or emailing communications@fortscott.com.

Chamber Coffee hosted by The Gordon Parks Museum


The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce invites members and guests to a Chamber Coffee this Thursday, January 13th at 8 a.m. hosted by The Gordon Parks Museum, on the campus of Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton.

The Chamber Coffee will be in the Ellis Fine Arts Center. Coffee, juice, and light refreshments will be provided.

The Chamber Coffee will be the kick-off event in honor of Gordon Parks and his tribute to Marin Luther King Jr.

The museum has scheduled a series of events which will include a free admission tribute ballet performance by the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey.

There will also be film showings on Friday January 14th and Monday January 17th of Eyes on the Prize: American Civil Rights.

A Lunch & Learn event will be held on both days that will include a reading of the “I Have A Dream” speech by the Fort Scott High School Advanced Drama students on the 14th, and Prisca Barnes speaking on “The Dockum Drugstore Sit-In” event that happened in Wichita.

In addition to all of this, the community is invited and encouraged to bring canned food or cleaning products from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to the museum which is in recognition of King’s Day.

This is a service event that will happen nationally. These canned goods/cleaning products will be presented to The Beacon, a local helping agency. Please, no out-of-date goods.

Contact the Chamber of Commerce at (620) 223-3566 for more information.

Chamber Selling Table Tent Ads

It’s time for Table Tents!
Business card ad spaces are limited – sign up for yours now. Reach thousands of potential customers for only $50!
Sample Table Tent shown below…
January/February table tents are in production now. Hundreds of these are displayed in hotels, stores, fast-food & sit-down restaurants all over Fort Scott for the entire months of January and February.
Have a special event coming up? Promote your event with a business-card ad for only$50!
Want more exposure for your business? This is your chance to reach thousands of customers at a super-affordable cost.
If you would like to place a business-card sized ad, email communications@fortscott.com
or call Suzette at 620-223-3566.
Also, please send us your events to list for January/February!
If you are interested in adding an event that you are having in January or February onto our table tents, please email me the details by January 6th.
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*Must be a Chamber member to place an ad.
*Any events may be listed on the table tents,
whether for a Chamber member business or organization, or not. However, if space is limited, Chamber member events take priority.
Thank you!

Are You Hiring?

The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce is working on our January 2022 Help Wanted flyer. If you have a position(s) open that you would like us to list,
please email Suzette by Monday, January 3rd
at communications@fortscott.com with any details.
The flyer is distributed to various locations around town, posted on our website & social media, and available for pickup at the Chamber office.
Click here for a past Help Wanted flyer as an example.
Thank you!
KANSASWORKS ALSO HAS A SURVEY THEY WOULD LIKE EMPLOYERS TO COMPLETE – SEE LINK BELOW
You are invited to participate in a survey of Kansas businesses and employers. This survey is being conducted on behalf of the KANSASWORKS State Board, in conjunction with the local boards. The KANSASWORKS mission is to deliver a qualified workforce through training and matching services available to Kansans supporting businesses, growing regional economies and improving the prosperity of all.
(Click to complete the survey: Employer Survey)
Through this survey the Board hopes to gain insight into the needs of businesses so that we can adapt our services to meet your changing needs.
We have partnered with the Public Policy & Management Center at Wichita State University to conduct this survey. Your submission is anonymous, and you will not be contacted again for any reason without your explicit consent.
The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete. We ask that you take the time to share how the KANSASWORKS Workforce Centers could assist you, even if you have never used our services before.
If you have any questions, please contact Dulcinea Rakestraw (dulcinea.rakestraw@wichita.edu or 316.978.3126).
Thank you for your participation.
Thank you to the Chamber Booster Members below for their premium support of the Chamber & Community!

Chamber Coffee Hosted by the City of Fort Scott on Dec. 16

Join us for this week’s
Chamber Coffee hosted by
City of Fort Scott
Sit in as the City wraps up the year with a recap, and
gives a preview of what 2022 will look like.
Hosted by City of Fort Scott
City Hall
123 S. Main St
8am, December 16th, 2021
620-223-0550
Click here to Like the City’s Facebook page.

What’s Happening in Fort Scott Dec. 10

What’s Happening in Fort Scott!
December 10th Weekly Newsletter
So much holiday fun happening in Fort Scott,
share with your friends & family!
Cocoa and Caroling Late Night Shopping Event
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!
12/10 ~ COCOA & CAROLING LATE NIGHT SHOPPING EVENT, 5-8pm, Downtown Fort Scott, stores open late and complimentary cocoa by Museum of Creativity in front of Sunshine Boutique. See graphic above for list of participating stores. Find the hidden mistletoe in each store to win Chamber Bucks!
12/10 ~ SUNFLOWER SPREADS CHRISTMAS CHARCEUTERIE WORKSHOP, 5:30pm, $45 per person, Liberty Theatre, click here for info.
12/10 ~ BOURBON COUNTY CASA HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER, 7-9pm at the home of Mitch & Colleen Quick, click here to RSVP (deadline December 3rd).
12/10-23 ~ CHRISTMAS LIGHT TROLLEY TOURS, kick off the 10th and run nightly at 5:45 and 7pm through the 23rd, except no tours on the 11th or 18th, book the whole trolley for $125 or individual tickets are $8 adults/$5 kids 12 and under.
12/11 ~ SANTA AT OLD FORT AUTO FOR PICS, everyone welcome, 3rd & Scott St., 9am to 1pm!
12/11 ~ THE LAVENDER PATCH EXTENDED HOLIDAY HOURS, 9am to 12pm, 620-223-1364, 2376 Locust Rd. See flyer below for more info.
12/11 ~ MUSEUM OF CREATIVITY HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, 10am to 6pm, 102 S. National Ave., see flyer below for more info.
12/11 ~ EVERYTHING MUST GO SALE AT BOILER ROOM BREWHAUS – BUSINESS CLOSING SALE, 2-5pm, click here for details.
12/11 ~ FSHS THESPIANS PRESENT A COMEDY IMPROVE SHOW AND THESPIAN PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE, 7:30pm, see flyer below for details.
12/11 ~ CHRISTMAS IN GUNN PARK event nights on the 11th & 18th, Gunn Park, click here for more info, 5-9pm. See below or click here for event schedule.
12/15 ~ ROTARY CHRISTMAS SOCIAL, Crooner’s Lounge, 6:30pm.
12/16 ~ CHAMBER COFFEE, hosted by City of Fort Scott, City Hall, 8am.
12/16 ~ FORT SCOTT HIGH SCHOOL WINTER CHOIR CONCERT, 1005 S. Main St., 7pm, all are welcome!
12/17 ~ BLYTHE FAMILY BENEFIT AT LIBERTY THEATRE, chili feed tickets available at the Chamber for $5, evening will include a raffle, auction and DJ. Click here for info.
12/18 ~ THE LAVENDER PATCH EXTENDED HOLIDAY HOURS, 9am to 12pm, 620-223-1364, 2376 Locust Rd. See flyer below for more info.
12/18 ~ JINGLE BELL HOLIDAY MART, Bourbon County Fairgrounds, 9am to 3:30pm, click here for info.
12/18 ~ WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA LAYING OF THE WREATHS, 11am, National Cemetery No. 1 in Fort Scott.
12/18 ~ PAINT & PIZZA ART PARTY, 11am, by Happy Snappy Art, to be held at Papa Don’s, click here for info.
12/18 ~ CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK, Gunn Park, click here for more info, 5-9pm.
12/22 ~ BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT DRY WOOD CREEK CAFE, 9am-1pm, click here for details.
12/27-31 ~ KID’S WINTER ART CAMP BY HAPPY SNAPPY ART, 1-4pm each day, $125 per person, click here for details.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
FROM THE CHAMBER!
SAVE THE DATE:
1/5 ~ Dare to Dream Women’s Entrepreneurship Series Event, 5 to 7pm, dinner & childcare provided., click here for more info. & to RSVP.
1/9 ~ Bouquet making class at Sunshine Boutique, $10 per person – reserve your spot today! 620-223-6007
SHOPPING ~ SUPPORT LOCAL!
Boutiques-Antiques-Flea Markets & more!
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, Tues & 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!
BOURBON COUNTY CASA FUNDRAISER EVENT
SANTA AT OLD FORT AUTO
SATURDAY FOR PICTURES
CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK DEC 11TH & 18TH
FSHS THESPIANS COMEDY IMPROV SHOW
DECEMBER NEWSLETTER FROM THE
MUSEUM OF CREATIVITY
CHRISTMAS LIGHT TROLLEY TOURS RUN
NIGHTLY DEC. 10TH THRU 23RD (EXCEPT 11TH & 18TH)
THE LAVENDER PATCH EXTENDED HOURS
FORT CINEMA SHOW SCHEDULE THIS WEEKEND
THANK YOU TO OUR CHAMBER BOOSTER MEMBERS!
Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce
231 E. Wall Street
Fort Scott, KS 66701

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CHAMBER ANNOUNCES COCOA & CAROLING NIGHT SHOPPING EVENT This Evening

Friday, December 10th, 2021 5 pm -8 pm

The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce announces Cocoa & Caroling Late Night Shopping Event in Downtown Fort Scott. It will be held this Friday evening, December 10th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Retailers in the Downtown Historic District will be decked for the holidays with great gift ideas

The event will feature several groups of carolers strolling the sidewalks of Downtown from store to store with complimentary cocoa being served by the Museum of Creativity in front of the Sunshine Boutique. This will offer locals and visitors another opportunity to shop small and support local, while enjoying some holiday cheer.

Participating stores include: Angela Dawn’s Boutique, Bartelsmeyer Jewelry, Bids & Dibs, Hedgehog.INK!, Laree + Co., Main Street Gallery & Gifts, The Rainbow Unicorn Boutique, Sunshine Boutique, and Treasure Hunt Flea Market.

Contact the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce for more information on this event at

(620)223-3566 or visit fortscott.com.

Chamber Coffee at Sunshine Boutique On Dec. 9

Join us tomorrow for our weekly Chamber Coffee hosted by
Sunshine Boutique
18 E. Wall St.
Thursday, December 9th
8am
Sunshine Boutique offers a variety of services including wedding flowers, tuxedo rentals, dress preservations, cake baking, prom flowers, and gift wrapping. They have a large selection of home decor, jewelry, pampering products, and candles. In their kitchen area, they have a large variety of gluten-free treats, coffees, teas, and other goodies. They keep a full stock of Dixie Bell (Non-Toxic) Chalk paint all on their Northside. On the Eastside they feature women’s clothing, accessories, and more. They offer a variety of sizes including plus size as well.
Contact the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce for more information at 620-223-3566 or information@fortscott.com
UPCOMING CHAMBER COFFEE’S
12/09 ~ 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
Book your Chamber Coffee for 2022 today!
Thank you to our Chamber Booster Members below…
[Fort scott Area Chamber of Commerce | [620-223-3566] | [FORTSCOTT.COM]
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Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce | 231 E. Wall Street, Fort Scott, KS 66701

Cocoa and Caroling Dec. 10, 5-8 p.m.

The Chamber invites you to the 2021

Cocoa & Caroling

Late Night Shopping Event

December 10th 5-8pm

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Get out and support our local downtown shops!

The event will feature several groups of carolers

strolling the sidewalks of Downtown from store to store with complimentary cocoa served by the Museum of Creativity in front of Sunshine boutique.

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This event offers locals & visitors another opportunity to shop small & support local

while enjoying some holiday cheer!

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Christmas Light Trolley Tours Dec. 10-23

Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce presents the 2021 Christmas Light Trolley Tours
See the Christmas Lights of Fort Scott!
Book your tour today!
Friday
Dec 10th
thru
Dec 23rd
5:45 & 7:00PM
Every evening except
Dec 11th & Dec 18th due to Christmas in the Park.
Arrive early before the tour for
complimentary hot cocoa, cookies,
candy canes & glow necklaces!
Book the whole trolley for just your group,
or purchase individual tickets for
$8 adults, $5 kids 12 and under.
Elves will be aboard each tour for caroling & fun!
Tour lasts 50-minutes to an hour.
Pre-paid reservations required.
Cash, check or credit card.
Call us at 620-223-3566 to book your tour over the phone, or send us an email.
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