Category Archives: Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Coffee at The Lofts Feb. 21

WEEKLY CHAMBER COFFEE REMINDER
Join us for Chamber Coffee
 
Hosted by:

Fort Scott Lofts
 
Location:

8 E. 1st St.
Thursday, February 21, 2019


Click here for Fort Scott Loft’s Facebook page.


Chamber members and guests are encouraged to attend for networking, community announcements, and to learn about the hosting business or organization.
Members may pay $1 to make an announcement about an upcoming event, special/sale/discount, or news of any kind.
Upcoming Coffees:
February 28 – Hole in the Wall Liquor Store/Adventures in Mission
March 7 – Bourbon County Arts Council (Annual Exhibit)
March 14 – Tri-Valley Development Services
March 21 – Briggs Auto of Fort Scott
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What’s Happening in Fort Scott by the Chamber of Commerce

19 Community Bingo at Country Place Senior Living – 820 S. Horton St., 2pm-4pm

Residents and the public are invited the 3rd Tuesday of each month for Community Bingo at Country Place Senior Living, 820 S. Horton St.

19 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

19 City Commission Meeting – City Hall, 123 S. Main St., 6-7pm
20 Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,                   308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
20
Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm

Join us in the library events room for a relaxing afternoon of coloring and conversation. Library provides coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks. Bring your own beverage of choice (no alcohol, please)
20
Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas – Clinic Benefits & Services Explained at Presbyterian Village – 2401 S. Horton St., 3:30pm

President and CEO of the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Krista Postai, will be at the Presbyterian Village, located at 2401 S. Horton, Fort Scott, KS to present information about what CHC can do for the Presbyterian Village seniors, staff, family members, volunteers and the Fort Scott community, as a whole

(See flyer below)

20
TAG (Teen Advisory Group) – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 4-5pm

Exclusively for middle and high school students. We have meetings weekly, including a games & snack night, a community service project, a book club meeting, and a craft night each month
Make a difference in your community while having fun at TAG! Each meeting includes food, drinks, and a good time with your fellow teens. Bring your friends!
21
Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 8am. This week’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Fort Scott Lofts

Location: 8 E. 1st St.
21 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm
21 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

21 Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm. Free weekly event to anyone that wants to play cards, drink coffee, eat snacks, and socialize
21
Hedgehog.INK presents February Author of the Month Gerri Hilger, 16 S. Main St., 6pm

Meet & greet author Geri Hilger, former Fort Scott teacher and resident. Gerri’s book, “Our Duty” recalls Kansas WWII nurses and airmen. It is available for purchase in the store

There will be an author talk, Q&A, and booksigning. Light refreshments served (See flyer below)

22-23
Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at 10am on both Fridays & Saturdays
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows & bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
22 4th Annual Prairie Troubadour – Liberty Theatre, 113 S. Main St., Friday: 7-10pm; Saturday: 8:30am-8:30pm

The Prairie Troubadour is a group of friends inspired by stalwarts of the Faith to live and share the Joy of Christ. This year’s topic: REASON FOR FAITH – Reflections on Particles and Paraclete. Join Dale Ahlquist, David Whalen, Stacy Trasancos, Kevin O’Brien and William Fahey to discuss the good life

Visit our website for registration and information: https://prairietroubadour.org/?mc_cid=3cbfc63a98&mc_eid=bba1c6a31b

23
Hedgehog.INK presents their February Featured Artist, weaver Barbara Ritter, 16 S. Main St., 3pm

Barbara’s artwork is on display at Hedgehog.INK during the month of February. She will give a presentation about her artwork and the techniques she uses (See flyer below)

26-27 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library,  201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
26
Kiwanis Pancake Feed at Buck Run Community Center – 735 Scott Ave., 11am-6:30pm

Pancakes, sausage & drinks – $5. Kids under 5 eat free
FOR ORDERS OF 10 OR MORE, CALL: 620-223-0404

26 T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center,
3-4pm
26 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

27 Breakfast Bingo at BRCC – 735 Scott Ave., 9-10am

Come drink some coffee and play some bingo at Buck Run.  Staff will provide the bingo cards, the caller, and coffee.  Prizes provided by the Fort Scott Recreation Commission

Call Buck Run at 620-223-0386 for more info

27
Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,                   308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
27
Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm

Join us in the library events room for a relaxing afternoon of coloring and conversation. Library provides coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks. Bring your own beverage of choice (no alcohol, please)
27
TAG (Teen Advisory Group) – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 4-5pm

Exclusively for middle and high school students. We have meetings weekly, including a games & snack night, a community service project, a book club meeting, and a craft night each month
Make a difference in your community while having fun at TAG! Each meeting includes food, drinks, and a good time with your fellow teens. Bring your friends!
28
Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 8am. This week’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Adventures in Mission (at Hole In The Wall Liquor)

Location: 124 E. Wall St.
28 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm
28 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

28 Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm. Free weekly event to anyone that wants to play cards, drink coffee, eat snacks, and socialize
Save the Date:
– March 6 – Google Livestream: Give Your Website a Refresh
– March 7 – 4th Annual KANSASWORKS Statewide Job Fair
Click here for full events listing on our website.
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The Fort Scott National Historic Site 2018 Schedule of Activities.

Click HERE for details.

Kansas Rocks Recreation Park

4-Wheeling, Biking, Hiking

2018 Schedule of events.

Click HERE for details.

Bike Share Program

Bike Share Program is now
available to the public!
Click here to view more detail about this amazing program and
for additional information on our website click here!

CHAMBER COFFEE
UPCOMING INFORMATION
 
 Chamber Coffee 

Thursday, February 21, 2019
8:00 am
This week’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by
Fort Scott Lofts
Location: 8 E. 1st St.
For more information about Fort Scott lofts, click here
Upcoming Coffees:
February 28 – Adventures in Mission
March 7 – Bourbon County Arts Council (Annual Exhibit)
March 14th – Tri-Valley Development Services
March 21 – Briggs Auto of Fort Scott

Pick of the Week
 

Chamber Coffee at Visage Skin Care Feb. 14

WEEKLY CHAMBER COFFEE REMINDER
Join us for Chamber Coffee
 

Hosted by:

Visage Skin Care
 

Location:

117 E. National Ave.
Thursday, February 14, 2019

 

Click here for Visage Skin Care’s web page.

 

Chamber members and guests are encouraged to attend for networking, community announcements, and to learn about the hosting business or organization.
Members may pay $1 to make an announcement about an upcoming event, special/sale/discount, or news of any kind.
Upcoming Coffees:
February 21 – Fort Scott Lofts
February 28 – Hole in the Wall Liquor Store/Adventures in Mission
March 7 – Bourbon County Arts Council (Annual Exhibit)
March 14 – Tri-Valley Development Services

Fort Scott Happenings Feb. 8 by the Chamber of Commerce

 

RADIO AUCTION – KOMB All Hit 103.9 FM – Starts Jan. 16 through first week of March, every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Listen for details!
4th Annual KANSASWORKS Statewide Job Fair – March 7th, Memorial Hall Civic Center, 410 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, 2pm-6pm (See flyer below)
Care to Share (“The Sharing Bucket”) will be hosting the 5th Annual “TaTa” Ride on June 15th, 2019 and an “AR-15 Gun Raffle”. Raffle tickets are $5 each and on sale now! ATF Regulations apply. Contact Stacey Wright for tickets or more info. (See flyer below)
8-9
Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at 10am on both Fridays & Saturdays
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows & bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
8-9 IF: Gathering in Fort Scott – Community Christian Church, 1919 S. Horton, Friday 6-9pm/Saturday 10am-5pm

Inter-denominational women’s event, live streamed. Millions of women in local gatherings will be inspired by speakers, worship and conversation

IF: Gathering exists to equip women with gospel-centered resources, events and community so they may learn more about who God is and disciple other women right where they are

$20 registration includes lunch on Saturday Click here to register

9 Storytime at Hedgehog.INK – 16 S. Main St., 10:30 am

The Three Little Pigs, retold by Joyce Love, author, and Julie-Anne Harlan, illustrator

Make Valentines with Jean Solomonson, card designer, after the story

(See flyer below)

9 Winter Biker Meet & Greet Expo – Boiler Room Brewhaus, 2 S. National Ave., 2-5 pm

All bikers welcome. Come out and meet new people, feel free to promote your club, promote upcoming rides, promote your biker business, network with other bikers, enjoy some good tunes and ice cold micro brewed local beer

We will hold a meet and greet on the 2nd Saturday each month through March. No attitudes! We are all Brothers and sisters at the meet and greet. Come by bike, come by car, anyway you can get here. See you all there!

9 Rotary’s 2019 Dancing With Our Stars – FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2018 S. Horton St., 7pm

Save the Date for Rotary’s 2019 Dancing With Our Stars ~ TOTALLY 80’S EDITION!

This will be the 9th Annual Event where dancing entries of 2-9 participants each (couples, trios, teams, etc.) select a song of their choice to reflect the theme, select a charity they wish to dance for, and compete by raising the most dollars for their charity prior to the event and during intermission of the event when attendees vote for their favorite dance entry by voting with their dollars. The winning team will take home a trophy and a cash prize for their charity of choice. Additional awards include most entertaining and best technical performance

Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, 231 E. Wall St. (VIP seats: $15/Regular seats: $10)

Contact Janet Braun: 620-223-2274 for more info

10 3rd Annual Farm Toy Show & Sales – Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Kennedy Gym Building, 705 S. Holbrook, 9am-3pm

Door prize raffles, big noon door prize. Lunch available. $2 admission, children under 10 free

Dealer tables: 1st table $15, 2nd & after $10 per table

Contact Will Wallis 620-215-6327, em1@bouboncountyks.org or Dave Garrett
620-724-4888 / 620-724-2743, napa_dave55@hotmail.com for more info

12-13 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library,                        201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
12 T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center,
3-4pm
12 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12-1pm (Hedges Administrative Building)
12
ABC Regional Commission Meeting & Trail Plan Unveiling – Bourbon County Courthouse, 210 S. National Ave., 1pm-2pm

Please join us as at a meeting with Allen, Bourbon, and Crawford County commissioners to nourish new partnerships, unveil the first ever regional trail plan, and find out who will be appointed to the committee charged with implementing the regional plan

12
Heart The ArtEffect Wine & Cheese Reception – Crooner’s Lounge, 117 S. Main St., 4p,-5pm

View the newly displayed ArtEffect Projects – On display at both the Lowell Milken Center Hall of Heroes and Crooner’s Lounge are high quality creative visual art projects celebrating Unsung Heroes
These works of art created by students were entered in The ArtEffect Project, an international competition administered by the Lowell Milken Center

12 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

12 USD 234 Board of Education Meeting – Board of Education, 424 S. Main St., 5:30-6:30pm
13 Breakfast Bingo at BRCC – 735 Scott Ave., 9-10am (2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month

Come drink some coffee and play some bingo at Buck Run.  Staff will provide the bingo cards, the caller, and coffee.  Prizes provided by the Fort Scott Recreation Commission

13 Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) Enrollment at Chamber of Commerce, 231 E. Wall St.

The Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce will be partnering with Westar Energy to provide assistance in filling out LIEAP applications. This application assistance outreach is to assist all Kansas customers who may be eligible for these federal funds. You do not need to be a Westar Energy customer to attend and receive assistance in completing your application. Clients are required to have at least $80 in payments within the last 90 days

Please bring the following items: Copies of all proof of income for all permanent individuals living in the home who are 18 years old or over; copies of utility bills (gas, electric, propane, wood, etc.)

Call Lindsay Madison 620-223-3566 for more info

13 Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,                   308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
13 Dementia-friendly Neighborhoods: a discussion about how all of us can improve the lives of families going through the dementia experience – Mercy Hospital, 401 Woodland Hills Blvd., 12:30-1:30pm

This Remote Learning Series is bringing education to the community and providing the opportunity to attend a session close to home

Call 800-272-3900 to register for any session

13
Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm

Join us in the library events room for a relaxing afternoon of coloring and conversation. Library provides coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks. Bring your own beverage of choice (no alcohol, please)
13
TAG (Teen Advisory Group) – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 4-5pm

Exclusively for middle and high school students. We have meetings weekly, including a games & snack night, a community service project, a book club meeting, and a craft night each month
Make a difference in your community while having fun at TAG! Each meeting includes food, drinks, and a good time with your fellow teens. Bring your friends!
14
Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 8am. This week’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Visage Skin Care

Location: 117 E. National
14 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm
14 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

14 Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm. Free weekly event to anyone that wants to play cards, drink coffee, eat snacks, and socialize
15-16
Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at 10am on both Fridays & Saturdays
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows & bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
15 Gordon Parks Museum Presents: Buffalo Soldier History Presentation “Slave to Soldier” at the Ellis Fine Arts Center (Lunch & Learn) – 2108 S. Horton, 11am-12pm

Guest Speakers: The Alexander/Madison Chapter-Greater Kansas City/Leavonworth Area 9th & 10th Horse Cavalry Association will be in full authenic Buffalo Soldier uniforms

The troopers will provide a moving presentation on the great legacy and rich background of the historic Buffalo Soldiers from the years 1866 to 1944. View orginal Buffalo Soldiers artifacts that will be on display during the presentation

“Lunch & Learn” Feel free to bring your lunch & drinks if desired. Desserts will be provided (See flyer below)

15
Chili and Cinnamon Roll Lunch Fundraiser to Benefit Alzheimer’s Association – Country Place Senior Living, 820 S. Horton St., 11am-1pm

Chili and Cinnamon Roll Lunch Fundraiser to Benefit Alzheimer’s Association. Meal includes: Chili, cinnamon rolls and crackers. Dine-in or pick-up Recommended donation: $5

(See flyer below)

15 Friendship Soup Lunch hosted by First United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall, 301 S. National, lower level, 11:30am-1pm

The February Friendship Soup Lunch will be held February 15, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, 301 S. National. Chili, a variety of soups, desserts, and a drink will be served for a free will donation. Everyone is welcome!

16 Elton Dan & GDD at Liberty Theatre – 113 S. Main, 8:30pm-11pm

Elton Dan & the Rocket Band, with special guests GDD. Elton Dan is an Elton John impersonator and GDD is a Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band

Tickets are $30. Contact Liberty Theatre Box Office: 620-224-9787

19-20 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library,  201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
19 T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center,
3-4pm
19 Manufacturers’ Forum hosted by SEK Inc. at Kendall Packaging Corp. – 1901 East 27th Terrace, Pittsburg, KS, 11:30am-1:30pm

Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for non-members, and include a catered lunch and a tour of the location. For tickets, click here.

19 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12-1pm (Hedges Administrative Building)
19 Chamber Board Meeting – Papa Don’s Pizza, 12pm-1pm
19 Community Bingo at Country Place Senior Living – 820 S. Horton St., 2pm-4pm

Residents and the public are invited the 3rd Tuesday of each month for Community Bingo at Country Place Senior Living, 820 S. Horton St.

19 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

19 City Commission Meeting – City Hall, 123 S. Main St., 6-7pm
20 Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,                   308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
20
Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm

Join us in the library events room for a relaxing afternoon of coloring and conversation. Library provides coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks. Bring your own beverage of choice (no alcohol, please)
20
Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas – Clinic Benefits & Services Explained at Presbyterian Village – 2401 S. Horton St., 3:30pm

President and CEO of the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Krista Postai, will be at the Presbyterian Village, located at 2401 S. Horton, Fort Scott, KS to present information about what CHC can do for the Presbyterian Village seniors, staff, family members, volunteers and the Fort Scott community, as a whole

(See flyer below)

20
TAG (Teen Advisory Group) – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 4-5pm

Exclusively for middle and high school students. We have meetings weekly, including a games & snack night, a community service project, a book club meeting, and a craft night each month
Make a difference in your community while having fun at TAG! Each meeting includes food, drinks, and a good time with your fellow teens. Bring your friends!
21
Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 8am. This week’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Fort Scott Lofts

Location: 8 E. 1st St.
21 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm
21 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

21 Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm. Free weekly event to anyone that wants to play cards, drink coffee, eat snacks, and socialize
Save the Date:
– February 22-23 – 4th Annual Prairie Troubadour
– March 7 – 4th Annual KANSASWORKS Statewide Job Fair
Click here for full events listing on our website.

Downtown Meet and Greet: Good Things Are Happening

Bryan Ritter, brewmaster for the Boiler Room Brewhaus, speaks to the Quarterly Downtown Meet and Greet attendees on Tuesday morning. Bryan and Barbara Ritter, owners of the business, hosted the event.

The Quarterly Downtown Meet and Greet meets several times a year to allow people interested in downtown Fort Scott to share ideas/events.

Bryan Ritter, who along with wife, Barbara, own the Boiler Room Brewhaus, hosted the Meet and Greet on Tuesday on Feb. 5.

The business sold 2,000 gallons of beer last year, he said.

“We do specialty beers, named after our animals on the farm,” Ritter told the group. “We ended the year in the black!”

Besides making and selling beer, they host events.

“We do birthday parties, music events, hosted charitable events,” he said. “Any civic organization that raises funds, we’d  be happy to help.”

Their contact information: 913-636-4892 or 620-644-5032 or beer@boilerroombrewhaus.com.

Others who spoke at the meet and greet:

Dick Horton, Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Director of Community Engagement, invited the attendees to give input to its regional assessment. To complete the community assessment:   http://www.sek-cap.com/index.php/about.us/community-assessment

To complete its online survey link:http://www.sek-cap.com/

Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lindsay Madison said Project 17 has a user-friendly Wix platform available to businesses who have under $1 million in revenue.

Madison also said the Chamber is finalizing its Business Locator Map Pinpoints and Ads, with a focus on shop, dine, play and stay businesses.

She said there is ad space on the Skubitz Plaza Downtown Directory Sign, for $100 a year.

Madison said the KOMB 103.9 Home, Sport, Farm and Garden Show is April 5-6.

Ally Turvey, from the Fort Scott Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the bureau is continuing to sponsor the downtown family movie nights. This year the entertainment evenings will move to Skubitz Plaza and one of the four films featured is about Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero.

The City State Bank Ribbon Cutting begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.

Hedgehog.INK will have a book signing featuring author Gerri Hilger. (Editors note: the book signing will be rescheduled from Feb.7, due to weather.)There will also be a story time Saturday featuring author Joyce Love, reading her rendition of “The Three Little Pigs.” In addition, local artist Jean Solomonson will lead the children in card making.

Madison informed the attendees of the Google live stream”Give Your Website a Refresh” on Wednesday, March 6 from 11 a.m to noon at the Lowell Milken Center. Attendees will learn about search engine optimization and best practices for creating a search-friendly site.

Also, there will be a Bill Drury Seminar, May 7 from 8 a.m. to noon, with a focus on “Effective Leadership For First Line Managers and Supervisors,” Madison said.

There are grants available for downtown businesses to refresh a facade, see Rachel Pruitt with the City of Fort Scott for more information.

Carl Brenner, Fort Scott National Historic Site, said there are student position openings at the fort this summer.

Martha Scott, Friends of the Fort, said subscriptions are continuing for installing flags at residences/businesses in celebration of national holidays. The group charges $35 a year and will install and take down the flags.

Business owner, Jared Leek, said Valentines Day has been sold out at Crooner’s Lounge, but days before and after are available for reservations. He said on Feb. 16 Elton Dan, an Elton John impersonator will perform at the Liberty Theater. Leek also said that the Bourbon County Arts Council has six events coming this year downtown, the first one is March 9.

Pat Lyons, Lyons Twin Mansions, said they and the Courtland Hotel are part of a “Most Romantic Weekend In Kansas” promotion on Valentine weekend.

Fort Scott City Manager Dave Martin gave updates on healthcare, the Craw-Kan Cooperative broadband project, Mark McCoy’s group to unify the city/county governments, and parking issues downtown.

Fort Scott Economic Development Director Rachel Pruitt said Fort Scott Lofts, formerly  Western Senior Living, now only require 20 percent of residents to be 55 years old and older.

Pruitt also said the Warrior Convoy parade through town, in connection with Adam LaRoche’s Wounded Warrior Hunt, will be May 1 this year.

Fort Scott Codes Director Rhonda Dunn said a possible U.S. Cellular cell phone tower downtown is in the design phase and stated it is a process that the public will be allowed input on.

Lee’s Paws and Claws Animal Shelter is having an online Facebook auction that includes several large appliances: computer, refrigerator, freezer. The auction closes today, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

City State Bank Re-Opening Is ON For 5 p.m. Today

The CHAMBER COFFEE
for this morning
is CANCELED due to
inclement weather.
However, the
GRAND RE-OPENING & RIBBON CUTTING is still ON for tonight.
Please join us at 5pm,
the remarks & ribbon cutting will begin at 5:30pm.
THANK YOU & BE SAFE!
City State Bank’s Downtown location:
202 Scott Avenue, starting at 5 p.m.
After several months of construction, the downtown branch of the City State Bank is complete!
The remodel included an outside face-lift with new stone and stucco, a drive-thru canopy, a new island ATM, sidewalks and lighting.
The interior has been completely remodeled with a new layout; new flooring, furniture, lighting, decor and a teller desk have also been added.
The building, located at 202 Scott Avenue in Fort Scott, was originally built in 1957, and this remodel shows City State Bank’s commitment to their customers, downtown, and the local community. The bank has another full-service location at 1012 Highway 69, Fort Scott, KS
To visit City State Bank’s website,
please click here.

City State Bank Re-Opening Feb. 7

REMINDER:
The Chamber Coffee, All-Day Open House, Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for
City State Bank is TOMORROW!
Join us on Thursday, February 7th at City State Bank’s Downtown location:
202 Scott Avenue, starting at 8 a.m.
Please join City State Bank TOMORROW, February 7th, 2019 for the Chamber of Commerce Coffee at 8 a.m., an all-day open-house, and the Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, which begins at 5pm; remarks and ribbon cutting will be at 5:30 pm.
After several months of construction, the downtown branch of the City State Bank is complete!
The remodel included an outside face-lift with new stone and stucco, a drive-thru canopy, a new island ATM, sidewalks and lighting.
The interior has been completely remodeled with a new layout; new flooring, furniture, lighting, decor and a teller desk have also been added.
The building, located at 202 Scott Avenue in Fort Scott, was originally built in 1957, and this remodel shows City State Bank’s commitment to their customers, downtown, and the local community. The bank has another full-service location at 1012 Highway 69, Fort Scott, KS
To visit City State Bank’s website, please click here.

Quarterly Downtown Meet & Greet Feb. 5

Join us for the
Quarterly Downtown Meet & Greet
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
8:30 to 9:30am
Hosted by:
Boiler Room Brewhaus
Bryan & Barbara Ritter
10 S. National Ave.
Click here for their Facebook page.
Click here for their website.
The Quarterly Downtown Meet & Greets are hosted by the Chamber for downtown business owners, representatives and any community members to attend to network and share ideas on events, promotions and anything related to downtown!
All are welcome!

Quarterly Downtown Meet & Greet


 The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce invites any community members interested in Downtown Fort Scott to Boiler Room Brewhaus, 10 S. National Avenue, on February 5th, 2019, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The Quarterly Downtown Meet & Greet is hosted by the Chamber for downtown business owners, representatives and any community members to attend to network and share ideas on events, promotions and anything related to downtown!

Please join us on Tuesday, February 5th for the Downtown Meet & Greet. Contact the Chamber at 620-223-3566 with questions.

Submitted by:
Lindsay Madison, Executive Director, lindsay.madison@fortscott.com

Monica Walden, Administrative Assistant, adminassist@fortscott.com

Phone: (620) 223-3566