September 13, 2021
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“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." ~Jimmy Dean
Congratulations & Welcome New Members
Walk-In Chiropractic Clinic

Walk-In Chiropractor Clinic
116 N. Ash, McPherson, KS 67460
Phone: 620-480-2921
Contact: Travis Seeber
Travis Seeber, DC was born and raised in McPherson. After graduating high school he went to UTI in Phoenix for auto mechanics and then moved back to McPherson and worked as a mechanic around the area for several years. Travis and his wife got married in 2001. In 2004 he decided to go back to school and became a chiropractor. They lived in Kansas City for 8 years, and Travis earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2011. He ran an office in Plainville, KS for a couple of years before they decided to move back home to McPherson. Travis opened The Walk-In Chiropractic Clinic in 2016 at 116 N. Ash. He said "I love being able to help people get out of pain and feel all-around better."
Flat Branch Home Loans

Flat Branch Home Loans
1345 N. Main, McPherson, KS 67460

Contact: Katy Aichele
Phone: 620-242-3453

Contact: Renee Williams
Phone: 620-242-8584,
Flat Branch Home Loans, located at 1345 N. Main, is a full-service mortgage company that has a great network of support, a competitive advantage, and is very community-minded. Being a full-service mortgage company means that Flat Branch Home Loans stay in-house throughout the entire process. They are committed to keeping their clients current on all their loan activity, as well as closing the loans on time. Being accessible and providing prompt responses to their client’s questions is a priority at Flat Branch Home Loans, and homebuyers can be assured that they are working with a team of industry experts who will get answers to even the toughest questions. With over 25 years of mortgage lending experience and both being McPherson natives, Senior Mortgage Bankers Katy Aichele and Renee Williams care deeply about the communities they work in and the people who live there. The mission of Flat Branch Home Loans is to invest in relationships, make hard processes easier, and create communities that are stronger than before. Flat Branch Home Loans wants to help strengthen those communities by expanding homeownership, building relationships, and giving back. For more information, give Katy or Renee a call and they will guide you through your home loan process - start to finish.

Flat Branch Home Loans Grand Opening
September 16th at 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at Flat Branch Home Loans Office at 1345 N. Main St, Suite 6. Join Flat Branch in celebrating the opening of their new McPherson Kanas office. They will have burgers and brew, and you'll get to meet your new local Flat Branch Home Loans Lenders.
Chamber Annual Meeting
RSVP Today and Celebrate with Us
You are invited to join us for the McPherson Chamber Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 7th, at 12:00 pm at the McPherson Community Building. We will be celebrating the leadership of the Chamber by recognizing new 2021/2022 Chamber Board members, outgoing board members whose term ended August 31st, and enjoying a delicious meal together.

The Chamber annual meeting is also an opportunity to honor the recipient of the President's Award, selected by the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Past Presidents. 

Help us celebrate 100 years of serving the McPherson community and our commitment to many, many more.

The cost to attend is $25/person. Please RSVP by September 30th to chamber@mcphersonks.org or by calling the McPherson Chamber at (620) 241-3303. 
Chamber Chatter
Mayoral Candidate Forum
The Civic Awareness Committee of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Mayoral Candidate Forum on Thursday, September 16th. The forum is an opportunity for the community to hear directly from the candidates about important topics.

The City of McPherson mayoral candidates Tom Brown and Luke Aichele, have both confirmed their attendance. The public is invited to attend on September 16th at 7:00 pm at KMU, 2090 East Ave. A., McPherson.

The format will be question-and-answer as opposed to debate. Attendees will have the opportunity upon arrival and during the forum to write questions on cards for submission to the candidates. All questions from the audience will be screened for duplication, legibility, and suitability for both candidates. The candidates will draw numbers to determine who will speak first, and both candidates will have 3 minutes for an opening statement. Candidates will then address the submitted questions, taking turns answering first. Each candidate will also be given the opportunity for a 2-minute closing statement.

For those unable to attend, the McPherson Chamber of Commerce has partnered with KNGL/KBBE Radio to broadcast the Mayoral Candidate Forum live on 96.7 FM-KBBE. The forum will also be available on the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page. Questions will not be monitored on Facebook during the forum, so please reach out directly to the candidates to have your questions answered prior to election day.

Important dates to remember:
  • Voter Registration Deadline- October 12th
  • Advance Voting Begins- October 13th
  • General Election- November 2nd
McPherson Housing Conference
There’s no place like home. And yet, there are challenges to providing safe, affordable housing to residents throughout McPherson County. The McPherson Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with other local organizations, will bring together people to discuss housing solutions. Please join us for the McPherson Housing Conference, Friday, October 1st, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the McPherson Community Building, 122 East Marlin.

There will be a varied group of presentations and panel discussions regarding federal, state, and local housing programs. Ryan Vincent, Executive Director of the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation will be the keynote speaker, and the day will open with a presentation from Mike Zamrzla, State Deputy Director for U.S. Senator Jerry Moran. There will be breakout sessions with McPherson County leaders, social service providers, and others.
Registration for the day-long event is $15, which includes a box lunch.  There are a limited number of booth spaces available for both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations:  $55 for businesses (including two lunches) and $30 for nonprofit organizations, also including two lunches.

The McPherson Housing Conference will be of interest to developers wanting to explore expanding housing opportunities throughout the county, as well as landlords, realtors, social service providers, educators, and citizens interested in the general welfare of those who call McPherson County home. Register online here.
100 Years Strong- Chamber History
2005 Inaugural Year of Brush Up Mac
In the April 2001 edition of The Chamber Outlook, it included an article titled “Housing Committee Organizes City Cleanup & Brings Landlords Together.” It talked about the cooperative effort of so many agencies and citizens to rid properties of unwanted trash and recyclable items, to beautify McPherson. The article also indicated that “the Housing Committee invited McPherson landlords to explore the possibility of forming an association for the purpose of providing insight into shared needs and concerns and develop cooperative efforts and programs to enhance the quality and quantity of rental housing stock. Those who attended represented almost 400 rental units.”
An article in the McPherson Sentinel on December 31, 2004, referred to Brush Up Mac, “New program expected to provide a service that will impact the community.” Bonnie Hoffman, committee member at that time, said the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Housing Committee had been meeting for 8 years when they reevaluated their mission of revitalization and decided to “start this project by redoing a house.”

The Housing Committee put their plans into action in April of 2005, the inaugural year of Brush Up Mac, and actually worked on rehabilitating seven McPherson homes with the help of sponsors and 90 volunteers. The program was closely modeled on Rebuilding Together, formerly known as Christmas in April, a national organization that helps low-income families, veterans, and the elderly with free home modification services.

Fast forward to 2011, the McPherson Housing Coalition took on the implementation of Brush Up Mac and has done a tremendous job of helping homeowners in need. The following information came from their website, “Over 1,000 families have been helped through Brush Up Mac since it started in 2005. Many people struggle to make repairs and do upkeep on their homes, especially those who are elderly or disabled. Homeowners who are physically or financially unable to make improvements to their homes benefit from this program, which sends out more than 300 volunteers every spring to help them out.” Contact the McPherson Housing Coalition at 620-241-7828 to find out how you can get involved with Brush Up Mac. 
Member Spotlight
Bethany Village
Bethany Village, located in Lindsborg, provides a worry-free lifestyle for seniors with the opportunity to enjoy the arts, a life rich in friends, creativity, and culture. The Bethany Village staff believes in caring for their residents like family. Whether you're looking for an independent living option, need just a little assistance, or require long-term care. Bethany Village is a place where you will feel at home. Independent living opportunities include the Bethany Home Duplexes or the Cottage Apartments. Another option is the newly opened Sunflower Terrace, which you can take a quick video tour of by going here. Bethany Village partners closely with family members and healthcare professionals to provide the best individualized care for their residents. With Bethany Villages' "art of living" philosophy, residents are encouraged to pursue personal goals or interests to make their golden years as healthy and dynamic as possible.

You can learn more about Bethany Village here. By visiting the Bethany Village website, you can take video tours and find out more about all the services that are available to their residents. Check out these photos from Chamber Connections hosted by Bethany Village.
Member Events
September
13 & 14
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
Sept. 13th 12:15 p.m.-6 p.m. & Sept. 14th 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 N. Elm
Join in on a friendly competition for a good cause, saving lives. Make your appointment today to save time by calling: 1-800-RED-CROSS or by visiting: Red-Cross-Blood-dot-org; Sponsor-Code-McPherson. As a thank you for donating, donors will receive a free t-shirt.
September
14
Fall Adult Art Class - Fall Pumpkin or Scarecrow Art
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. hosted by MRC
The class will be at Deerfield Clubhouse, 816 Clubhouse Dr. Cost is $25 per person and includes a meal and the Fall acrylic painting project. You can register online here or in person at the MRC at 220 N. Walnut. 620-241-0363
September
16
Flat Branch Home Loans Grand Opening
4 p.m.-7 p.m. at Flat Branch Home Loans Office - 1345 N. Main St, Suite 6
Join Flat Branch in celebrating the opening of their new McPherson Kanas office. They will have burgers and brew, and you'll get to meet your new local Flat Branch Home Loans Lenders.

Family Night
5 p.m. at the McPherson American Legion - 401 N. Main
Come get a hamburger, fries, drink, and dessert for the low price of $5.
 
Mayor Candidate Forum
7 p.m. at KMU - 2090 East Ave. A
Hosted by the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Civic Awareness Committee. 
September
18
National Museum Day
11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the McPherson Museum - 1111 E. Kansas
Free admission!
September
19
Open House
2 p.m.-4 p.m. at McPherson Classical Coaching Academy - 206 N. Main
Come check out their new space on Main Street! MCCA will have raffles, discounted merchandise, mini-dance combos, and much more! Check their Facebook for updates.
September
20
The Lettermen
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at the McPherson Opera House - 219 S. Main
Tickets are available on the Opera House website at www.mcphersonoperahouse.org or call the box office at 620-241-1952.
September
21-22
Shoe Sensation Job Fair
10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day hosted by Shoe Sensation
The Job Fair will be held at Best Western Plus, 200 Champlin. They will be hiring for: a Sales Associate, Backup Assistant, Assistant Manager, and a Retail Store Manager.
September
23
McPherson Community First Responder’s Night
6 p.m.-8 p.m. hosted by McPherson Police Dept. at Lakeside Park - 500 W. Lakeside Dr.
Tour the helicopter, ambulance, and fire engines. There will be drone and K-9 demonstrations, information on Child Safety Identification Kits, a dunk tank, bounce house, and free food! 
September
24-26
First United Methodist Church SERVE Days
Projects will include general labor, cleanup, painting, maintenance, or yard work. Project request forms for individuals or organizations that need assistance can be completed by going to the McPherson United Methodist Church website.
September
25
Cold Drinks & Live Music for a Cause
6 p.m.-10 p.m. at Three Rings Brewery - 536 Old U.S. 81
Music by Time and Space. $1 of every beer sold will benefit the Bluestem PACE Good Neighbor Fund to help seniors in the community.
 
American Legion Annual Steak Feed
6 p.m. at the American Legion - 401 N. Main
Meal includes steak, potato, salad, green beans, mushrooms & onions, and bread. Tickets available at the American Legion or contact Jim LaDuke at 620-241-8600.
Job Opportunities
Looking for a New Job or Simpler Lifestyle?
Join us for the Go McPherson Virtual Hiring Day on Friday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hiring Day is your opportunity to network and interview for hundreds of jobs – in one, easy location – and learn more about what it's like to live in McPherson County, Kansas.

Bring your resume and your questions and get ready to connect with some of the most exciting and innovative companies and amenities in the area, and find out why residents love living here!

Click here to learn more and register for Hiring Day.
Lawn Care Technician
Prairie Landworks - 905 N. Vanguard St.
Looking for 2-3 good workers. Position involves a variety of work – mowing, trimming, and edging; landscape install and maintenance; hardscape installations; new lawn installation and renovations; and more. Some Overtime is required. May need to work some Saturdays. Must have a disciplined attitude toward attendance, quality work, efficient performance of tasks, care and maintenance of equipment. Valid Driver’s license required. Must pass Pre-Employment drug screen. Experience with commercial lawn or landscape crew is desirable. Seasonal & Full-time / year-round positions available. $14-17+/ hr based on verifiable experience. For More information call (620) 504-5049.

Multiple Retail Positions
Shoe Sensation - 2210 E. Kansas Ave.
Shoe Sensation has multiple positions needing to be filled. Open positions include a Part-Time Sales Associate, Part-Time Backup Assistant, Assistant Manager, and Retail Store Manager. For more information click here.

Customer Service Specialist
Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance - 1122 N. Main
Provide excellent service to internal and external customers by achieving service goals while demonstrating quality, accuracy, accountability, and team skills. There are three openings for this position. For more information click here.

Claims Examiner
Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance - 1122 N. Main
Perform transactional and other support functions necessary to assist adjusters process policyholders’ losses. There are two openings for this position. For more information click here.

Executive Assistant to the Provost/Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs
McPherson College - 1600 E. Euclid
McPherson College seeks dynamic and innovative candidates for an outstanding opportunity - Executive Assistant to the Provost/Executive Vice President in our Academic Affairs office. This is a full-time, 12-month, college benefits-eligible, exempt position. Stellar benefits package includes a generous retirement benefit after only one year of employment and full tuition remission after two years of employment! McPherson College’s Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for all matters related to student learning. The mission of the office is to collaborate with the campus community to promote great teaching and develop well-educated student-citizens. For more information click here.

Financial Aid and Admissions Operations Specialist
McPherson College1600 E Euclid
McPherson College seeks dynamic and innovative candidates for the position of Financial Aid and Admissions Operations Specialist. This is a full-time, 12-month, college benefits eligible, hourly position that reports to the Director of Financial Aid. Stellar benefits package includes a generous retirement benefit after only one year of employment and full tuition remission after two years of employment! The Financial Aid and Admissions Operations Specialist is responsible for the accurate and timely creation and management of student records and supports the college’s student recruitment efforts. Join a great college to work for. For more information 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 chamber@mcphersonks.org Jobs are posted free of charge for our Chamber member investors, and listings will be active on the directory for an entire month. Listings can be extended for a longer time period if the position has not been filled.
Buzz on Business
Win a Traeger Grill
Hometown Outdoor Power - 610 W. Kansas
Buy any Zero Turn mower from Hometown Outdoor Power during the month of September and be entered in to win a Traeger Pro 780. View pictures of their mowers and the Traeger grill on their Facebook Page.

New Dance Class for Youngsters
McPherson Classical Coaching Academy - 206 N. Main
MCCA is so excited to have Dancely as an add-on class for ages 3-6 this year! Taking this fun and exciting class is a great way to expose your young dancer to all the styles. Dancely is their brand new program dedicated to our favorite little ones, to get them moving, shaking, and most importantly, having fun! Includes original music the little one will love and original choreography. Text, call, or stop by the front desk to register for a free trial today! (785) 280-0745

Relocating Clinic Building
McPherson Center for Health - 1000 Hospital Drive
Local patients of Capstone Orthopedics and Sports Medicine from Hutchinson should be advised that Jonathan Loewen, MD, Cameron Koster, PA-C and Melisa Cooper, PA-C, are relocating their clinic at McPherson Center for Health. Beginning Thursday, September 16, they will be seeing patients in the Medical Office Building, Building 3 at 1000 Hospital Drive instead of the third floor of Building 2.

Volunteer Bakers Needed
First United Methodist Church - 1200 E Kansas
FUMC is in need of bakers to sign up to bake cookies for the hospital employees for SERVE Day. They need 30 dozen cookies total. You can sign up to bake batches of 3 dozen cookies. Each cookie needs to be individually packaged in a ziploc bag and brought to the church on Saturday, September 25 at 1:00 p.m. To Sign-up email Deacon Jeanne at jeanne.koontz@mcphersonfumc.com or call the church office at 620-241-3626.

Fat Reducing Donut Shot
The Locker Room Nutrition & Energy - 101 N. Main
Have you tried The Locker Room's Fat Reducing Donut Shot yet? Their donut shot provides dual-action hunger control, helps reduce calorie intake, and provides a feeling of fullness. It is packed with delicious cinnamon caramel sweetness. You can get it as a donut shot, as frosting at the bottom of the shake, on top of your coffee as a creamer, or mixed in a shake.

New Seasonal Cocktails
Noffy's Sandwich Shop & Pub - 210 N. Main
Noffy's has 4 new seasonal cocktails. One being MAI TAI which includes white rum, spiced rum, orange curaçao, orgeat, & fresh-squeezed lime juice. Check out the other three (Patio Punch, Blackberry Lavender G&T, and Sally Bird) over on their Facebook Page.

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