November 10, 2015
Chamber Chatter
This Week: Tuesday Edition
River Cities Credit Union Grand Opening
River Cities Community Credit Union was established in 1958 and is committed to improving the financial well-being of our members. Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships, or is a member of an organization in Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson or Leavenworth counties. "Local People Helping Local People" is the credit union motto and we strive to put that into action.  We are collecting for area charities this holiday season and hope to write some big checks in December. River Cities recently purchased the building at 513 Commercial Street and moved October 23rd.

Join us for our Grand Opening and After Hours on November 10th from 5:00pm-6:30pm. Help us celebrate with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. River Cities Credit Union is located at 513 Commercial St, Atchison, KS 66002.
American Flag Retirement Ceremony

Join us for the American Flag Retirement Ceremony on Wednesday, November 11th at 4:00pm. Head to Veterans Memorial Park at the River Front Park for this FREE event! Drop off any old, faded, tattered, retired American Flags at the Hardware Store (609 Commercial) to have them retired.
Events and Classes at the Artist Box

Paint an Ornament
Thursday, November 12th at 6:00pm $10.00
Open to all over 14 years of age

Learn to create Optical Illusion Art
Saturday, November 14th anytime between 9am-3pm

Clay Mugs
Tuesday November 17th at 6:00pm: Part 2 -- Glaze
Open to all over 14 years of age

Recycled Wine Bottle Vases
Saturday, November 22nd anytime between 9:00am-3:00pm

Community Event Calendar Training

Learn how to promote your community event on the Atchison Online community event calendar this Thursday, November 12th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Atchison Library. Bring your laptop or tablet and join us at the Atchison Library for a hands-on session. Limited numbers of laptops will be available to use if you do not have one to bring.
The event calendar has become one of the most utilized sections on the Atchison community website. The calendar helps residents and visitors plan their weekend, shopping trips, kids activities and more. The calendar is free for any organization to add an event to. Attend this free training session to learn how to add an event to the calendar as well as tips on promoting your event.

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United Way Trivia Contest
Join us for our annual United Way Trivia Contest on Friday, November 13th at 7:00pm! $10 per person gets your team a spot in the contest and free range of the many tables of food! There are a wide variety of trivia subjects with a bit more in the music category. Your team (of up to 8 people) must answer the most questions to win! You have a night of fun while making money for a great cause that stays local! 
Call Terry at United Way to register your team 367-6510 or come to the office at 625 Commercial Suite 7!
Atchison Community Educational Foundation Wine Tasting
The Atchison Community Educational Foundation will host a wine tasting fundraiser on Saturday, November 14th to provide funding for scholarships for at-risk students in the Atchison community. At the event, participants will enjoy hors d'oeuvres as they sample a variety of wines and network with current and past scholarship recipients, as well as fellow foundation supporters. Tickets for the wine tasting cost $30 each or $50 per couple and can be purchased by contacting Melinda Pregont at 913.367.5103 or
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Chili and Soup Supper

The Legion is having an all you can eat Chili and Soup Supper on Sunday, November 15th during the Denver Broncos and KC Chiefs Football game beginning at 2 p.m. until the food is gone. $5.00 donations are requested to support our local veterans.
Types of Soups and Chili on the list so far are:
Chili, Buffalo Chili, Beef and Noodles, Chicken and Noodles, and Goulash.
Other condiments will be available as well such as crackers, Fritos, onions, ketchup, and cheese, etc.
"Amorphous Perception" Open at the Muchnic Gallery
Through November 15th, the Muchnic Gallery is pleased to present  its fall exhibit  "Amorphous Perception", a mixed-media photography exhibit featuring  Maryville, Missouri, artist Jeff Foster. 
Upcoming Library Events
Every Monday at 10:30am - Story Time
Every Tuesday at 6:00pm - Twisted Stitcher
Every Thursday at 10:30am - Story Time

November 15 through November 21 - Kansas Reads to Preschoolers
November 18 - 2:00pm Early Release
November 18 - 6:00pm Cafe Boheme
November 19 - 5:00pm Page to Screen

Business Recognition
With today's rapid changes in technology and sweeping market changes, maintaining success in the business world is no small feat. Maintaining that success for any length of time is an achievement. If your business is celebrating an anniversary, 5 year, 10 year, etc, the Chamber wants to celebrate! Call us at 913-367-2427 and tell us when your business was established and YOU could be invited to be recognized at our Special Business Recognition Luncheon on Monday, November 16th at 12:00pm.
Mo-Kan Lender Information Opportunity

How would you like to know more about the key components your lender will look at when you ask for a loan?  Starting in August, Mo-Kan will partner with the Atchison Chamber of Commerce in an effort to assist area entrepreneurs looking for financing. Mo-Kan specializes in identifying the appropriate financing that will suit the business's immediate and long-term needs.  Entrepreneurs wanting to purchase an existing business, start a new business, or expand current operations are able to meet with Mo-Kan free of charge. Mo-Kan will be available at the Chamber of Commerce on the third Thursday of the month between the hours of 1:30pm and 2:30pm.

Tuesday, November 17th from 1:30pm-2:30pm

Tuesday, December 15th from 1:30pm-2:30pm

For additional information, please contact Jon Ecker at (816) 233-3144 or  Please also visit Mo-Kan on the web,

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Mall Christmas Tree Lighting

Kick off the holiday season with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in beautiful Atchison next Thursday, November 19th at 5:30pm! The event this year will include the Atchison Childcare and St. Benedict's youth singing groups, hot chocolate served by the Girl Scouts of Troop #8347, and popcorn provided by Favorite Things' Joe Noll. For the Grand Finale, the St. Benedict's band will play "Here Comes Santa Claus" as Santa arrives in spectacular fashion and the lights go on! It's a wonderful evening to be a part of this community.

The holiday season is a time for giving. We ask that attendees bring canned good donations. Items brought will be donated to local area food pantries with First Christian Church and the Salvation Army. And, for every 10 canned goods donated, you will receive a ticket to enter into our $25 Chamber Gift Certificate drawing! We truly hope you will join us starting at 5:30 for entertainment and the flip of the switch to light up the Mall!
The Atchison Area
Chamber of Commerce
History. Mystery. Entertainment.

200 S. 10th Street
Atchison, KS 66002


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