August 08, 2022

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Wayne Dyer
Chamber Chatter
Congratulations & Welcome New Member
McPherson Psychological Associates
114 N. Main, McPherson (Opening Soon)
Contact: Kathie Ward, PhD., Clinical Psychologist
or Kellory Blanchard
Dr. Kathie Ward is a clinical psychologist from your neighbor to the south, Oklahoma! She is in the process of bringing clinical psychological services and mental health counseling resources to McPherson. McPherson is near and dear to Kathie's heart, the home of her daughter Kellory Blanchard and her family for over a decade. Kathie's original (est. 2004) clinic is McAlester Psychological Associates, a thriving, small-but-mighty clinic in rural southeastern Oklahoma. She has been fortunate to be approved by the National Health Service Corps to provide student loan payoff grants for clinicians who work in rural, underserved areas. Kathie will be able to bring this resource to McPherson, attracting mental health professionals to help serve the community with the unique brand of warm, hometown clinical skill and expertise.

McPherson Psychological Associates will care for children, families and individuals with licensed mental health professionals, vested in mental health of those they serve. Kathie is looking forward to being a "part of the community, joining in the traditions and developing relationships"

Kellory Blanchard commented "I am excited to be opening McPherson Psychological Associates in partnership with Kathie this September! We are thoughtfully preparing our space to serve McPherson individuals, families, and children with MPA’s unique brand of warm, hometown expertise in mental health care. Among other psychological services, we will be offering play therapy. We are trained in and believe that play is the work of the child (Piaget). Toys are children’s words and play is their language (Garry Landreth)."

*Mark your calendar and join us on Thursday, September 8th for a Chamber Ribbon Cutting at McPherson Psychological Associates, 114 N. Main St. to learn more.
Complete the Interest Survey Today!

This is your chance to offer health insurance to your valuable employees, or compare rates to save on plans you currently have. The McPherson Chamber has partnered with 45 Chambers in Kansas to offer Chamber Blue of KS through BCBS. It is a new insurance benefit for our Chamber members!

If you would like more information before completing the interest survey, click on the underlined links to check out the Employer Guide and Benefit Brochure or visit the Chamber Blue of Kansas website.

Survey must be completed by Aug. 18th

The survey is to be completed one time per business by the person responsible for the decisions of the health benefits for your company.

Please take a few minutes to complete the Chamber Blue Survey. Completing this survey allows your business to be eligible to enroll in Chamber Blue that will be become effective January 1, 2023.

If your business is currently enrolled with BCBSKS, you will simply include your business information and group number. If your business is not currently enrolled with BCBSKS, please complete the census which will ask for the name, date of birth, gender, and zip code for each employee, spouse and dependents covered under your current plan or those you believe will want coverage under this plan. The deadline is August 18, 2022.

Please note there will be a separate process to enroll your business in Chamber Blue. Completing this survey does not obligate your business to enroll in the program.  If you have additional questions, you can contact your BCBSKS representative or submit questions on the Chamber Blue of Kansas website.
Check Your Mail
A letter from the McPherson Chamber will be in your mailbox this week. It has a reminder about the Chamber Blue of Kansas survey, a verification form and investment invoice. Please take the time to update the verification form and return it to us soon. THANK YOU in advance for your continued support and partnership. We appreciate you!
Ribbon Cutting for Ad Astra Radio
Join us on Thursday, August 11th at 9:30 a.m. to celebrate the best sound in town Ad Astra Radio, 411 E. Euclid.

Show your support while learning about how Ad Astra Radio can partner with your business or non-profit.
Member Spotlight
Stupka Chiropractic & Wellness Center
After listening to Brandon and Morgan Stupka share about Stupka Chiropractic & Wellness Center, it is no surprise that they were recipients of the 2021 Best of the Best for Best Chiropractic.

Stupka Chiropractic is more than just a chiropractic service, they are a full wellness center. Not only can they help with your joint and muscle pain, they can help get you on the right track health wise. They have many services that include cryotherapy, acupuncture, infrared sauna, deep tissue laser therapy, allergy and food sensitivity programs, and more!

At Stupka Chiropractic & Wellness Center, they have an assortment of vitamins and healthy products for you to supplement your health journey. Stop on by and see if they have what you need!
Learn more at Stupka Chiropractic & Wellness Center at 114 W. Euclid St. Their office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions, call their office at (620) 504-6677. Follow them on Facebook to keep up with all their news. Here are the photos from the Chamber Connections.
Member Events
Ribbon Cutting and Chamber Connections
9:30 a.m. at Ad Astra Radio - 411 E. Euclid Ave.
Chamber Connections are a great time for networking and learning more about one of our local businesses. Join us at Ad Astra Radio and show them your support. Add to your calendar.
Concerts for a Cause
7:00 p.m. at Hopps Sound214 E. Euclid.
Free and open to the public. Bring your lawn chairs & blankets, sit back, and enjoy some great music by EGK. Stop by and support the School Supply Train.
Arcade Fun
10:00 a.m. at Moundridge Public Library – 411 N. Christian Ave.
Ages 9-14 are welcomed to attend some arcade fun. Youth will practice with circuits and will learn to code retro video games. Sponsored by the McPherson County Extension Office. Register at this link.
America Legion Car Show
8 a.m. at the McPherson American Legion401 N. Main.
Free dash plaques to first 100 entries. Trophies for many classes. All vehicles welcome. Registration is the day of event starting at 7 a.m. Food and drink will be available for purchase during the event. 
Recycling News
3:00 p.m. at The Wellness Center at The Cedars – 1021 Cedars Drive
John Hawk, General Manager of the McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility will give an update on the current recycling standards, and answer questions. Learn about the expenses involved in waste management for our area and changes in the business, activities at the landfill, trash collecting, disposal, composting and more.
Chamber Connections
9:30 a.m. at Viega - 2211 Viega Ave.
Chamber Connections are a great time for networking and learning more about one of our local businesses. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about Viega. Add to your calendar.
Dead Towns in Kansas
7:00 p.m. at the Wellness Center at The Cedars 1021 Cedars Drive
Amy Bickel, from Hutchinson, will share tales and pictures of towns that used to be! Amy has traveled around Kansas gathering information and history about “dead towns.” Learn about towns from the past that are no longer there. 
Bierock Fundraiser
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Pine Village - 86 22nd Ave., Moundridge
Pine Village is excited to have the 2022 Benefit Day Bierock Fundraiser in person this year! Meal cost is $7 each, extra bierock will be $3 more.
21st Annual Festival of Remembrance
6:00 p.m. at Prairie Dunes Country Club
Purchase tickets to attend the event, purchase raffle tickets for the Grand Raffle items, or register to bid in the silent auction from the comfort of your own home. Find it all here.
2nd Annual Stein Holding Competition
4:30 p.m. at Three Rings Brewery536 S. US Hwy 81 Bypass
Join Three Rings Brewery and compete in their annual stein holding competition. Bennifer’s will be serving food and the Sassanachs will play live music from 6-8. Bring your lawn chairs.
Back to School Bash
7:00 p.m. at Hopps Sound214 E. Euclid.
Free and open to the public. Bring your lawn chairs & blankets, sit back, and enjoy some great music by Kyle Killgore.

Southern Gospel Concert
4:00 p.m. at Elyria Christian School – 1644 Comanche Road
Ernie Haase, Signature Sound, and Liberty Quartet will be in concert to support Elyria Christian School. Hamburger and hotdog meal available for purchase. A love offering will be received to benefit Elyria Christian School.
Substance Use & HIPAA Know Your Rights and Training
6:00 p.m. at MPNaz Church – 1455 N. Main St.
Join MPNaz as we learn, discuss, and ask questions about our medical rights and when substance use is involved. There will be no sign ins or names taken. Come and go as you please. There will be a Q&A time as well.
7:00 p.m. at The McPherson Opera House – 219 S. Main St.
Auditions for “The Odd Couple”, directed by Mary Hughes. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Those who are interested in acting, lights, sound, and more, please attend the audition. Show dates are October 6-9.
Job Opportunities
Outside Yard/Delivery Team Member
Jantz Lumber and Hardware - 200 W. Euclid
Full time Outside Yard Person/Delivery Person! Steady hours, Mon-Fri 7:30-5:30, every other Sat. 8-12. No evening or Sunday work. Apply in person.

Residential Manager
Multi Community Diversified Services - 2107 Industrial Rd
The Residential Manager provides supervision and direction to Direct Support Professionals (DSP) in settings where our clients live. The position oversees the delivery of services that allow persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to live independently in our community. Apply in person.

Y-Kids Site Coordinator & Assistants
McPherson Recreation Commission - 220 N. Walnut St.
Y-Kids Staff are part of a team which provides a safe, nurturing, and fun environment for all children Kindergarten to 5th grade. The program nurtures a child’s potential, ensuring the development of healthy, trusting relationships that build confidence and character. To learn more, click here.

Insurance Customer Service Representative
State Farm Insurance (LaDuke) - 900 N. Main St.
State Farm Insurance Agent in McPherson is seeking an outgoing career oriented professional to join their team. As a State Farm team member for Jim LaDuke State Farm Agent, you will build and develop customer relationships within the community to promote State Farm products including Auto, Home, and Life Insurance. Click here for more info and to apply.

Front Desk Manager
Bluestem PACE - 113 S. Ash
This position will cover lunches for the full-time Front Desk Manager each day, equaling about five hours each week, in addition being PRN (as needed) to help cover the front desk when the full-time staff member is sick or on vacation. To learn more about this job and to apply, click here.

See more employment opportunities on the McPherson Chamber of Commerce website. *To include employment opportunities for your business, please email the following information (job title, description, requirements, where to apply, and contact information) to Jobs are posted free of charge for our Chamber member investors, and listings will be active on the directory for an entire month. If the position has not been filled, listings can be extended for a longer time period.
Buzz on Business
Helium Shortage
Nooks & Crannies Floral - 113 N. Main St.
Due to a world wide shortage, Nooks & Crannies will not have helium for the foreseeable future. They are working on other options for your balloon décor needs. They appreciate your business hope to see you soon.

Discount Dough Bowls
Sunflower Mercantile - 106 N. Main St.
Discount dough bowls are your chance to have a major deal! These dough bowl candles are discounted because they do not hold as much wax or because they have discolored over time. Available in all the popular scents.

End of Summer Sale
Mattress Haven Furniture & Appliance - 310 N. Main St.
Through the end of August, receive 10% off all in-stock appliances, 15% off in-stock mattresses, and 25-35% off close-outs.

Adams Brown Recognized
Adams Brown - 103 N. Main
According to INSIDE Public Accounting's annual ranking, Adams Brown is recognized as the 120th largest CPA firm in the United States. In the past two years, they have climbed 40 spots in the ranking! Congratulations to all at Adams Brown for their hard work!

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