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  • 20 Sep 2021 9:34 AM | Karl Pratt (Administrator)

    The Sheridan County Community Foundation along with several community-member committees are requesting feedback as we research and develop additional childcare options for the county.

    If you are a parent and/or business owner, please take a few minutes to complete one or both of our surveys as it applies to your situation.

    Responses are requested by the September 30 deadline.

    You can access the survey online at www.growsheridancounty.org/childcareneeds and then click the appropriate “Parent Survey” and/or “Business Survey” link. Thank you!


  • 30 Jun 2021 3:24 PM | Karl Pratt (Administrator)

    REGISTER TODAY!

    Registrations are now open for the "Intro to Facebook Marketing for Business" workshop, Thursday, July 15 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Hoxie!

    The workshop will be facilitated by Fort Hays State University Professor of Marketing Dr. Mary Martin with the Management Development Center at FHSU.

    Registration is $35.00 and includes all course materials, morning refreshments, and a sandwich box lunch immediately following the workshop. The workshop is being underwritten by the Hoxie Area Chamber of Commerce and the Sheridan County Community Foundation.

    Limited registrations are available. Don't delay!


  • 17 Aug 2020 2:58 PM | Karl Pratt (Administrator)

    Providing an internship opportunity is a great way to help today's youth get a real-world view and hands-on experience in a professional working environment. It's also a wonderful way for your business or organization to give back while also benefiting from the extra temporary assistance!

    Internships can also offer a glimpse of everything our community has to offer and could help encourage them to consider remaining in the area after high school/college graduation or returning later in life. Fortunately, several intern programs exist through university's and non-profits of which youth from our area are eligible. Consider participating in a program today!

  • 17 Aug 2020 2:56 PM | Karl Pratt (Administrator)

    The Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) Task Force has approved more than $130 million in relief funding for economic development and connectivity in the state. These dollars are being awarded in the form of grants to eligible businesses.

    Kansas businesses with fewer than 500 employees are eligible to apply for Small Business Working Capital grants.

    Funds can be used to pay working capital expenses such as payroll, insurance, rent, mortgage payments, utilities, inventory and more. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis until funds are depleted.'

    Visit the COVID Resources page for more information.

    You may view the application now but please note you won't be able to submit it until this WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 12 P.M. CST.

  • 2 Jul 2020 7:57 PM | Karl Pratt (Administrator)
    Grant funds are available now for both City of Hoxie and Sheridan County area businesses to help local for-profit businesses retain jobs for low-to-moderate income people. This funding can assist eligible businesses with issues triggered by the COVID-19 virus and when no other funds are available.


    Learn more and download the application packet(s).

  • 5 Jun 2020 9:38 AM | Karl Pratt (Administrator)

    Governor Laura Kelly announced the award of nearly $9 million in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Supplement (CDBG-CV) funds to 66 Kansas communities.

    “Kansans have faced unprecedented challenges during the past few months due to COVID-19,” Governor Kelly said. “Our communities need relief – and they need it now. I’m pleased to announce additional resources to help Kansans navigate through the recovery process. These grants will help our communities rebuild their economies and support Kansas families.”

    Grants were available in two categories – Economic Development and Meal Programs. Economic Development grants provide communities with funding to help local businesses retain jobs for low-to-moderate income people by covering working capital expenses such as inventory, wages and utilities. Meal Program grants can be directed toward organizations such as Meals on Wheels, local food banks or to support organizations providing meals for children affected by the loss of school meal programs.

    “The COVID-19 crisis has left many communities searching for resources to support their residents and businesses,” Secretary of Commerce David Toland said. “The CDBG-CV award provides cities and counties the ability to determine where the greatest need in their community lies and to provide some relief as we move into the recovery phase of the crisis.”

    CDBG funds are one of Commerce’s primary tools in supporting the state’s small, predominantly rural communities. CDBG-CV grants are part of the state’s allocation from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and are designed to help Kansas communities respond to the needs of their residents and businesses during the reopening phase of the state.

    The following communities are recipients of CDBG-CV awards.

    Recipient Award Amount

    • Abilene $132,000
    • Allen County $132,000
    • Anderson County $132,000
    • Atchison $132,000
    • Baldwin City $132,000
    • Beloit $132,000
    • Bourbon County $132,000
    • Chanute $132,000
    • Cherokee County $169,200
    • Cimarron $132,000
    • Clay County $132,000
    • Cloud County $132,000
    • Coffeyville $167,000
    • Crawford County $132,000
    • Derby $132,000
    • Dodge City $132,000
    • Ellsworth $132,000
    • Ellsworth County $132,000
    • Emporia $167,000
    • Eudora $132,000
    • Eureka $167,000
    • Fort Scott $132,000
    • Franklin County $132,000
    • Garden City $132,000
    • Garnett $132,000
    • Girard $169,200
    • Gove County $132,000
    • Graham County $167,000
    • Harper $152,000
    • Horton $167,000
    • Hoxie $173,600
    • Hutchinson $132,000
    • Independence $167,000
    • Jackson County $132,000
    • Jewell County $132,000
    • Junction City $167,000
    • Labette County $132,000
    • Liberal $132,000
    • Linn County $132,000
    • Louisburg $132,000
    • Marion County $167,000
    • Marquette $66,000
    • Marshall County $132,000
    • McPherson $132,000
    • Mitchell County $132,000
    • Montgomery County $132,000
    • Mulvane $132,000
    • Neosho County $169,200
    • Oberlin $80,600
    • Osborne County $132,000
    • Ottawa $132,000
    • Parsons $132,000
    • Phillips County $132,000
    • Pittsburg $170,300
    • Pleasanton $132,000
    • Reno County $132,000
    • Russell County $173,600
    • Scott County $132,000
    • Sheridan County $132,000
    • Sherman County $132,000
    • Smith County $132,000
    • Thomas County $132,000
    • Unified Greeley County $55,000
    • Wallace County $132,000
    • Wilson $77,000
    • Wilson County $132,000

    To date, the Department of Commerce has received 106 award applications totaling more than $32 million. Applications were processed on a first-come, first-served basis. While all funds for this round of CDBG-CV have been awarded, the Department of Commerce expects to receive approximately $7 million in additional funding in a second round of CDBG funds through the CARES Act. More information will be announced as it’s made available from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    For more information on the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Supplement program visit www.kansascommerce.gov/cdbg-cv.

    For current information on COVID-19 in Kansas, go to covid.ks.gov.

  • 27 Feb 2020 1:08 PM | Karl Pratt (Administrator)

    Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day and support the local Hoxie Area Chamber of Commerce in a fundraising soup supper on Tuesday, March 17 at the Hoxie 4H Building beginning at 5 p.m., followed by the annual meeting of the Chamber, (open to the public) to discuss ongoing events and initiatives. Meeting to begin at 7 p.m.

    Free-will donation (funds will support the Chamber in its 2020 events and activities)

    Soups to include Chicken Wild Rice and Vegetable Beef. Corn beef and cabbage will also be available as well as a variety of desserts.

  • 8 Nov 2019 4:37 AM | Karl Pratt (Administrator)

    Grab your family and friends and plan to enjoy a wonderful day of shopping, food, fellowship and fun in beautiful downtown Hoxie as we kick off the holiday season the day after Thanksgiving!

    REMEMBER TO...SHOP LOCAL, EAT LOCAL, SPEND LOCAL, and ENJOY LOCAL!

    The day will include a FREE showing of the movie "Elf" at 2 p.m. the Hoxie High School Auditorium thanks to the generosity of film sponsor, Dr. Sam Funk Optometry.

    Kick off the evening with the Christmas lighting at 6 p.m, then make your way down Main Street for food and fun courtesy of area Chamber member businesses and organizations. Be sure to get your picture with Santa at The Living Room during that time frame. The evening will conclude with a drawing for Chamber Script at 8 p.m.

    Visit the Winterfest 2019 page for full details!

ABOUT THE CHAMBER

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CONTACTS

hoxieareachamber@gmail.com
(785) 657-7221
PO Box 864, Hoxie, Kansas 67740

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