Category Archives: Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Program: Leadership Principles In Action

Chamber Accepting Registrations for LEAD Bourbon County Program

FORT SCOTT – The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for participants in the 2018-19 LEAD Bourbon County leadership program; representing Leadership, Education and Development. This program will take place on the second Thursday of each month from September through May.

The program utilizes the curriculum of the Kansas Leadership Center, including facilitated sessions and tours of business and industry to demonstrate the leadership principles in action. Facilitators of LEAD Bourbon County will be Deb Needleman and Robert Uhler.

More detailed information including the registration form, brochure and topic of each session may be found on the Chamber website fortscott.com, under the Chamber tab. Registration is $325 (which includes all meals) plus a $50 materials fee and those interested may register and pay for their own, or often employers will sponsor an employee to participate. Registration forms and fees are requested to be submitted to the Chamber by August 24th.

Contact the Chamber for more information at 620-223-3566 or visit fortscott.com/lead-bourbon-county-program.

Fort Scott Town-Wide Garage Sale Sept. 15-16

The Fall Town-Wide Garage Sale is coming up next month, September 14th and 15th.

The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce encourages residents of Fort Scott and Bourbon County to have a sale and start their fall cleaning or make room for something new.

Sales may be registered through the Chamber by 1 pm, Wednesday, September 13th for only $10. The registration fee lists your sale on the official garage sale map and enables the Chamber to advertise the sale throughout the region on the radio, newspaper, social media and the Chamber website.

In addition to the garage sale registration, the Chamber of Commerce is selling twelve advertising spots on the map to businesses and organizations, $25 for a small block and one larger block is available for $40. These blocks of advertisement are a great way for businesses and organizations to promote an upcoming event, discount or offer a coupon to garage sale shoppers.

Garage sale listings and block advertisements may be placed in person at the Chamber office, 8am-5pm Monday through Friday at 231 E. Wall Street or by phone using debit or credit card by calling (620) 223-3566.

Chamber Coffee At Scott Township Fire Department on Thursday

WEEKLY CHAMBER COFFEE REMINDER
Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee!


Co-hosted by:

 
 
  
Location: 2060 Hwy. 54
 ( 1.5 miles west of the Hwy. 54/69 junction,
on the south side of the highway)


Thursday, August 16th, 8am


Click here for Scott Township Rural Fire Department’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:
August 23rd – Available – contact Chamber to reserve your spot
August 30th – Avaliable – contact Chamber to reserve your spot
September 6th – Lowell Milken Center
September 13th – Airport OR Water Treatment Plant

What’s Happening In Fort Scott By The Chamber of Commerce

What’s Happening

August 10, 2018

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Livestock Sale – Fort Scott Livestock Market, 2131 Maple Rd., 10am-5pm
10-11
50-min. narrated Trolley Tours of Historic Fort Scott on the hour from 11am-4pm leaving from the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 231 E. Wall St., $6 adults, $4 children 12 and under, last tour leaves at 3pm.
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Spaghetti & Garlic Bread Lunch for a cause benefiting: Alzheimer’s Association – Country Place Senior Living, 820 S. Horton St., 11am-1pm, $5 donation

Meal includes: traditional spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, and a blueberry muffin that can be dine-in or pick-up
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Back to School Movie Night at Common Ground Coffee Co. located at 116 S. Main St. This is a free event and will be showing several movies.

Movies listed as: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at 2pm, Night at the Museum at 4pm, and Little Rascals at 6pm

10 Friday Night Concert in the Park – Heritage Pavilion, 1st & Main St., downtown, 7-8pm, this weekend featuring the Hemphill Family Band.
10
Outdoor Movie Night in Downtown Fort Scott – Star Wars Edition – Rogue One , Wall &
Main St., 8:30pm
11 Farmers’ Market – Skubitz Plaza, downtown, 8am-12pm
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Joe Evans performing at Common Ground – 116 S. Main St., free to the public, 9am
11
Church of Christ is having Vacation Bible School on August 11th from 9am-12pm with lunch provided. You may call Elisa at 785-214-1280 for more information. Registration will start at 8:30am
11
Back to School Movie Night! Part 2 at Common Ground – 116 S. Main St., free to the public, starts at 2pm

Movies listed as: The Goonies at 2pm, Alice in Wonderland at 4pm, and Shrek at 6pm

11
EKTEC Rodeo in Uniontown – Eastern Kansas Timed Event Circuit, Uniontown, KS Saddle Club Arena
You may click here for more information about event or to register.
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Fort Scott’s Welcome Home Weekend – Live Band 80’s & Out at the River Room, $5 cover at the door, 3 W. Oak St., 7-10pm
12
KOMB 103.9 City Pool Party from 5-7pm. Everyone is welcome and Care to Share will have concessions. This is free to the public.
13 USD 234 Board of Education Meeting – Board of Education Building, 424 S. Main St.,
5:30-6:30pm
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Join us at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village at 2401 S. Horton St. for an informative presentation on computer scamming and how to stay safe on the internet. Get expert guidance on how to protect your personal information from criminal hackers while using your computer, cell phone, or other Bluetooth-capable device. The speaker will be John Motti, Owner, ABC Computers.
RSVP to Becky Kellum at 620-223-5550 or rkellum@pmma.org by August 10th. 
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Join Miss Val and other local families for a themed story time, featuring 2-3 books read aloud, songs or fingerplays, craft, and snacks.Along with a play table for before and after the stories. All story times welcome any-age children and teens, and most weeks offer the option of attending the same program on Tuesday or Wednesday. Some themes are based around seasons, holidays, and annual events. While others are chosen by regular attendees. This is hosted by the Fort Scott Public Library on 201 S. National Ave. at 10-11am. 
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Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 Horton St., 12-1pm
14
T.O.P.S. Meeting Held – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 4-5pm
14
Farmers’ Market – Skubitz Plaza in downtown Fort Scott, 4-6pm
14
Historic Preservation Association of Bourbon Co. Meeting – Old Congregational Church, 502 S. National, board meeting at 6:30pm, program at 7pm
15
Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
15
Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church, 2401 S. Horton St., 12-1pm

15 Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm
15 TAG – Teen Advisory Group, Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave.,
4-5pm
16 Chamber Coffee – Scott Township Rural Fire Dept. Station, 2060 Hwy 54 or 1.5 miles W. of Hwy. 54/69 Junction, 8am
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Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 Horton St., 12-1pm
16 Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm
17-19 Heartland Showcase Boer Goat Sale – Bourbon Co. Fairgrounds

Click here for more information about
the sale.
17-18 Livestock Sale – Fort Scott Livestock Market, 2131 Maple Rd., 10am-5pm
17-18
50-min. narrated Trolley Tours of Historic Fort Scott on the hour from 11am-4pm leaving from the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 231 E. Wall St., $6 adults, $4 children 12 and under, last tour leaves at 3pm.
17
Benefit Dinner for Paizlee from the Community and The Floyd’s Family. Our community is coming together to support a loving family of Fort Scott with a benefit dinner. Please, every donation is appreciated to help this living little girl fight for her life. If you would like tickets for the event you may click here. The food provided will be smoked pulled pork, green beans, baked beans, and dessert all for $7.00 a plate. All donations go straight to the family for expenses.
17 Friday Night Concert in the Park – Heritage Pavilion, 1st & Main St., downtown, 7-8pm, will be at Common Ground Coffee Co. if excessive heat.
17
Outdoor Movie Night in Downtown Fort Scott – Despicable Me, Wall & Main St., 8:30pm
18
1-Person Scramble – Woodland Hills Golf Course, 2414 Horton St., 8am-2pm

18
Farmers’ Market – Skubitz Plaza, downtown, 8am-12pm
18 Flagship Romance hosted by the Bourbon Co. Arts Council – Liberty Theatre, 113 S. Main St., 8pm
20 Chamber Board Meeting – Papa Don’s, 10 N. Main St., 12-1pm
20 FSCC Board of Trustees Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 5:30-6:30pm
20 Community Book Club – chose a Gaylord Dold book from the Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 7-9pm
21 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 10-11am

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Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 Horton St., 12-1pm
21
Community Bingo at Country Place Senior Living – 820 S. Horton St., 2-4pm
21
Farmers’ Market – Skubitz Plaza in downtown Fort Scott, 4-6pm
21
City Commission Meeting – City Hall, 123 S. Main St., 6-7pm
22
Breakfast Bingo – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 9-10am
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FSCC’s annual Business Expo will take place from 9-11:30am. Local businesses, please call Kassie Cate at 620-223-2700 ext. 5248 or email kassief@fortscott.edu to register! Spaces fill up fast so don’t hesitate. No registration cost either. Take this opportunity to market your business and hire eager college students. The expo will take place in Bailey Hall.
22 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
22
Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church, 2401 S. Horton St., 12-1pm
22
Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm
22
TAG – Teen Advisory Group, Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 4-5pm
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Chamber Coffee opening. Call the Chamber at 620-223-3566 to reserve your spot.
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Employers are invited to a Lunch & Learn meeting to discover more about the Registered Apprenticeship opportunity. Apprenticeships are a tired and true workforce development strategy that have paid dividends for companies who use the program. Employers who utilize apprentices report higher productivity, higher retention rates, and a substantial return on investment.
Join us to learn more about this opportunity at the Fire Station One Community Room at 911 W. 4th St. in Pittsburgh, KS. 

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Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 Horton St., 12-1pm
23
Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm
Save the Date:
August 24th – Extreme Midget Wrestling
August 25th – 6th Annual Fort Scott National Cemetery #1 Wreath Ride
September 1st – Labor Day Weekend
September 1st – 8th Annual Coed Softball Tournament for Care to Share
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 Aug. 9: 2 S. Judson

WEEKLY CHAMBER COFFEE REMINDER

Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee!


Co-hosted by:

 
  
Location: 2 S. Judson St.
 (a property currently listed by H&H for
commercial or residential use)

Click here for the property listing on realtor.com.
Click here to view a video of the property.
 
Thursday, August 9th, 8am

 

Click here for Craw-Kan’s website

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Click here for Craw-Kan’s Facebook page.

 

Click here  for H & H Agency’s website.
Click here for H & H Agency’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:
August 16th – Scott Township Rural Fire Dept
August 23rd – Available – contact Chamber to reserve your spot
August 30th – Avaliable – contact Chamber to reserve your spot

Chamber Coffee at Libation Station Aug. 2

WEEKLY CHAMBER COFFEE REMINDER: Libation Station, Thursday, August 2.

Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee!


Hosted by:

Location: 1122 S. Clark St.
Thursday, August 2nd, 8 am

Click here for Libation Station’s Facebook page

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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:
August 9th – Craw-Kan and H&H Agency
August 16 – Scott Township Rural Fire Dept
August 23 – Available – contact the Chamber to reserve your spot
August 30 – Available – contact the Chamber to reserve your spot

Sales Tax Holiday In Fort Scott August 3-5

Sales Tax Holiday Weekend
Friday through Sunday, August 3-5, 2018
9.4% savings on ALL purchases

 

FORT SCOTTThe Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce an opportunity for shoppers to save money this weekend. Select retailers will be offering a Sales Tax Holiday by volunteering to pay the sales tax for shoppers this August 3rd through the 5th.

Enjoy a 9.4% discount this weekend at these participating merchants: Bids & Dibs, Books & Grannies,  Electronic Store, Fort Scott Gun & Pawn, J & W Sports, Papa Don’s Pizza, Ruddick’s Furniture, Shirt Shack, and Sunshine Boutique.

These stores offer a variety of merchandise including apparel, home décor both new and repurposed, school supplies and much more. There is no need to cross the border during this No Sales Tax Holiday Weekend.

Save money, shop local, shop, Fort Scott.

This shop local promotion is organized by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce. Please contact (620) 223-3566 with questions.

K-State Offers New Program For Managers

Submitted by Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce
Executive Education by Kansas State University to launch a new program for middle managers
 
MANHATTAN – Following the 2017 launch of The Executive Coach, Executive Education by Kansas State University is expanding its offerings to include a new program aimed at a new audience: The Strategic Leader.
The Strategic Leader is an educational program focused on equipping middle managers and executives with the tools they need to help their workplaces implement organization-wide change. Participants will gather in Manhattan, Kansas, for two days of group and individual coaching once every two months.
Sessions for the first year of the program focus around the theme of “people leadership,” with topics including task leadership, critical conversations and change management. After each session, participants will return to work with actionable goals and the tools required to implement them.
“After working exclusively with executives in our first year, we are pleased to expand this program and welcome in more leaders from the region,” said Russell Disberger, owner of Aspen Business Group and facilitator of the program. “This program is specifically tailored to help middle managers make an impact and grow as leaders within their respective organizations.”
In addition to the new offering, The Executive Coach is now forming a second group to begin Sept. 13. Executives work in a roundtable setting with coaches and their peers to hone the skills needed to establish and maintain an optimized workplace. The Executive Coach consists of 12 one-day sessions, meeting quarterly over a three-year period in Manhattan. Anyone interested in joining The Executive Coach can sit in for a sample session at the Manhattan Country Club on Aug. 9.
Executive Education by Kansas State University is a special collaboration between K-State Global Campus and Aspen Business Group. These programs are designed for high-level executives, middle managers, and emerging business leaders.

For more information on any of the programs offered through Executive Education by Kansas State University, visit exec.k-state.edu.
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Chamber Coffee At Skitch’s

WEEKLY CHAMBER COFFEE REMINDER
Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee!


Hosted by:

Location: 324 E. 20th St.
(Behind Briggs Auto, across the street from the new jail)
 
Thursday, July 26th, 8am
Click here for Skitch’s, Inc. 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:
August 2nd – Available – contact the Chamber to reserve
August 9th – Craw-Kan, will be held @ 2 S. Judson
August 16 – Scott Township Rural Fire Dept
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