The 83rd Annual Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet is coming up Jan. 18th beginning at 6pm at the Benson Center in Clinton.  We will have a dinner, awards, recognitions and more.  Get your tickets now by calling 660-885-8166 or stop by 200 South Main St. on the SE Corner of the Square.

Big thanks to Windsor Chamber Director BJ Friedly and the Windsor Chamber of Commerce for having Joyce and I (David) from the Clinton Chamber for their monthly luncheon on WedAlso on Wed., I recorded our weekly Chamber Chat that airs on KDKD FM each Thursday.

From Debbie A Atwood – Business Task WranglerGreater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, my project is heating up, and I’ve begun creating the business directory of local businesses that offer military/veteran discounts. Here’s a link to a Google form you can share on my behalf!   https://forms.gle/yS8Wbeu1mF3hmHzZ9.

Easy to buy…easy to use…and you’re helping out local businesses.

You can either call in, email your order, or stop by the Chamber for Chamber gift certificates. These gift certificates can be used at more than 300 local businesses and they don’t expire for a year from the purchase date!

Who: Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce

What: Chamber Gift Cards

When: 8am-4:30pm Monday through Friday

Where: 200 South Main St. (SE corner of the Clinton Square) 660-885-8166 david@clintonmo.com joyce@clintonmo.com

How: You purchase them and then give them out

Why: Because gift certificates are easy to buy, easy to use and you’re supporting local businesses

We are “Featuring” our Chamber members! On the Chamber’s Facebook page, we are taking text and images from our member’s websites, Facebook pages, Google searches, etc. and combining them into posts on our Facebook page. “Featured with the GCACC”. It gives the viewer a “one-stop shopping experience” for each of our Chamber members. We have a lot of Chamber members so getting every business on our page will take quite a while, but we think it’s well worth it! It’s just another service from YOUR Chamber of Commerce. Recently, we “Featured” LAKELIFE FAMILY RV RESORT AND SHAVED ICE…GOLDEN VALLEY TRACTOR…GREEN STREETS MARKET…KUSTOM KAT CONSTRUCTION…KMOS TV…GREGG SMITH FORD-LINCOLN…GROFF DENTAL STUDIO…KLASSEN CONSTRUCTION…KING’S APPLIANCE CENTER…GUARDIANS OF THE CHILDREN SHOW-ME MIDWEST CHAPTER.

From Renee Anthony

Business Instructor

State Fair Community College

I work with Kelly Asbury to coordinate my Digital & Social Media Marketing students to work with local small business owners to help them with their digital marketing footprint. I was curious if you knew of any business owners in the Clinton area who would be interested in teaming up with us? If so, could you share Kelly’s name and contact info with them? I also have an email below that explains the expectations of the partnership.

Kelly Asbury

Director SBDC

(660) 596-7350


We are a few short of our need for all 29 (and growing) of my students, so I thought of you in hopes that you knew of some Clinton businesses that might want to get involved.

Do you like to sing? Would you like to make new friends? A Community Choir, led by Mark and Gay Smith, is being formed with practices beginning February 1, 2024. Practices will last 90 minutes each Thursday evening and be held at Clinton First Presbyterian church for six-to-eight weeks. There will be a performance open to the public in April.  Everyone is welcome! In order to get a head count of how many people to expect, organizers are asking that you sign up. You will be asked for your name, phone, email address, and if you sing soprano, alto, tenor, or bass. Please email clintoncommunitychoir@gmail.com for a sign-up form or call Diane Hannah at 660-885-1875 if you have questions. Please return the completed form to clintoncommunitychoir@gmail.com. This effort is being led by First Presbyterian Church but all in the community are invited to participate.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Clinton Animal Shelter-We still have some sponsorships available!! Help a homeless pet by sponsoring a kennel or even a play yard. We currently have 8 Friends of the Felines, 1 Protector Dog Kennel, 8 Hero Dog Kennels and 2 Outdoor Play Yards still waiting for a sponsor. Plaques are going up now. If you would like a sponsor form emailed or mailed to you please email tlbwilliams94@gmail.com. They are available at the shelter – 1307 N Washington St, Clinton MO and we will put one in the comments. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored so far! We appreciate your support!

The Clinton Tourism Assoc. is happy to announce our Discover Clinton App is now available. https://onelink.to/discoverclinton

Dorman House Free Will Benefit Concert and More       Friday, Jan 19th at 6pm Event by Henry County Museum, Clinton, Mo. The Delozier Building     Your presence and support at this free-will donation benefit concert will directly contribute to the “Save the Dorman House Project.” Let’s weave a story of generosity and community spirit!     Can’t make it? You can still contribute to the cause by donating online at https://www.hcmomuseum.org/dorman-house. Every dollar helps The Henry County Museum continue its mission and supports the preservation of our shared history.    – Join RAPS for two more days of enchanting stories at the 31st Annual Chicken Festival on the 20th &21st. Let’s keep the storytelling magic alive!     Spread the word, invite your friends and family, and let’s create a tapestry of support for storytelling and the Dorman House!  #PrairieRiverWeavers #SaveTheDormanHouse #CommunityHarmony #DonateForChange #LiveMusicLove #RAPSStorytelling     For more information about the Chicken Festival Click the link Below!

Truman Lake Fishing Expo-We’re casting off again with the 2024 Truman Lake Fishing Expo February 9th & 10th, 2024!!! www.trumanlakefishingexpo.com

The Dorman House Valentine’s Dinner;  Event by Henry County Museum, Clinton, MO:  Support a Good Cause this Valentine’s Day at the Delozier Building  Make this Valentine’s Day special by joining us for a delightful dinner at the Delozier Building. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the “Save the Dorman House” project.  Single Tickets are $25  Couples Tickets are $45  Seating is Limited! Call now! (660) 492- 5789 Wed., Feb. 14th at 5pm.

Join Heartland Comm. Theatre for “Luau Tropico 2024”.  Feb. 17th at the Heartland Pavilion, 108 North Washington St.  A benefit to support HCT and their comfortable seating project.  Doors open at 5:45…Happy Hour with food, drinks and music from 6 till 7…Dinner…Auctions…Raffle…Dancing…Contests…and more.  Tickets are $75 per person.  For more info, call Karen at 660-885-6828.

New Growth Community Development CorporationEarly bird tickets — On sale now!  Join us at the sixth annual Farm to Fork Summit & Expo February 23, 2024, in Nevada, MO.   https://newgrowthmo.org/farmtofork/

Heartland Comm. Theatre of Clinton presents “Suite Surrender” March 8th and 9th at 7pm…March 10th at 2pm and March 16th at 7pm.  A comedy directed by Karen Switzer.  More details to come.