Colby Public Schools is looking for substitute teachers. Due to COVID-19 concerns, any symptoms of sickness causes more concern than before… many times requiring at least three days of quarantine while waiting test results. This is happening with teaching staff, teaching aides, custodial staff, bus drivers and kitchen staff. Substitutes are desperately needed… including substitute teachers, custodians, bus drivers and food service workers.
If you are an employer, we encourage you to consider allowing your staff to take paid time off to substitute. The district would be interested in discussing benefits the district can offer with this working relationship. For more information, please call (785) 460-5000 and ask for Superintendent Katina Brenn to discuss the business connection.


A quick reminder that the Southwest Kansas Chamber Alliance Health Plan is now open for enrollment. For more information on how your business can take advantage of this important Chamber membership benefit, please call our office at (785) 460-3401. Click here for a link to the powerpoint presentation from Joshua Sapp, Heartland Benefits Group.


Last year, Thomas the Chamber Elf made his first visit to Thomas County visiting businesses and leaving clues each day as to where he was through social media. This year businesses can sign up for Thomas to visit more than one day and instead of clues the Chamber will be doing a Facebook Live to let customers know where they can find him to take their selfies. Customers submitting selfies will be entered into prize drawings. Contact the office at (785) 460-3401 for more information.


Let the Colby/Thomas County Chamber of Commerce do your shopping for you this holiday season! Stop by the office on Wednesday, November 25 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and pick up a $25 gift certificate for just $20 (limit of five per family).
New this year, certificates will be pre-printed for the sale on Nov. 25. First come first serve, and payment must be received on pickup of the gift certificates… no reservations. For more information on the Pre-Thanksgiving Day sale, contact the Chamber at (785) 460-3401.


Have you added staff, received an award, or have expansion plans? Why not share it with the Chamber? Just send the information to and we’ll add it to the member news in next month’s Chamber Communicator. We just ask that you get us the info by the 15th of the month so we’ll have time to get it in.