The 83rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet was held Thursday night at the Benson Center. The dinner was catered by Dietz Family Buffet and the bar was a service of The Den. Chamber Director David Lee was the Master of Ceremonies. The Clinton High School JROTC presented the colors last night…the Clinton Christian Academy Patriots Performing Arts Club sang the National Anthem…and the Invocation was given by Joey Conway from Northeast Baptist Church. After dinner, those who spoke included the City’s Economic Development Director Mark Dawson…Mayor Carla Moberly and 2023 Chamber Board President Adam Cummings. Cummings also presented “Years of Service” plaques to Kyle Adkins, Larry Dawson, Tim Deskins Daniel Dody, Bruce Limpus and Jim Smith for their work on the Chamber’s Board of Directors. The Chamber’s Ambassador of the Year was Brittany Pickens…Citizen of the Year was Gregg Smith…and the Business of the Year for 2023 was TC-Transcontinental. New this year is the “Olde Glory Days Hall of Fame”, as this yearly 4th of July celebration reached its 30th anniversary in 2023 and of course, will continue this year. Those honored in this award’s first year is David Mills, Tim Glasscock, Dan Wallace, Dave Garnett, Craig Thompson and Jim Martin. Amber Hansen is the Chamber’s 2024 Board President. She spoke to those in attendance about her 2024 theme; “Serve for the Future Generations”. Tonya Gilley is President-elect and Cummings is the Past-President. Others on the Board include Adkins, Steve Bradley, Daniel Dody, Matt Douglas, John French, Sabrina Harris, Jim Huenefeldt, Logan Modlin and Jeff Stone. Adkins and Dody are serving another three-year term each. Roger House continues as a Board member representing the City. Lee, Dawson and Joyce Carr continue their work as the Chamber of Commerce employees. In 2023, 39 new businesses, individuals, non-profits and more signed up to be members of the Clinton Chamber. Mayor Moberly announced during her presentation that a development company has purchased 7.5 acres in Gerhart Industrial Park for an unnamed client’s project. The project scope is as follows:
- Approximately 70,000 to 90,000 SF state of the art manufacturing facility
- CAPEX investment of approximately $8-$11 million
- 35-45 new jobs over the next 3 years
- Average wage rate of $22.00-$25.00/hour
- Preliminary sitework should start in the next 30-45 days.
The Chamber gave away tickets to various shows coming up in the next month in Kansas City to conclude the evening.
Welcome New Chamber Member: MO Horseshoe Pitchers Association (MOHPA)
2024 Missouri State Championships
Benson Convention & Exposition Center
1008 East Sedalia Avenue
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 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.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 H & R BLOCK…KENTON PLACE APARTMENTS…KAYSINGER BASIN REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION…HAMPTON INN IN CLINTON…HARRISON CHIROPRACTIC…KATY TRAIL TOURS AND SHUTTLE SERVICE…KAT LAXAGUE REAL ESTATE…AND HAWTHORN BANK OF CLINTON.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com for a sign-up form or call Diane Hannah at 660-885-1875 if you have questions. Please return the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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!
Snowflake Garage Sale; Jan. 27th, 8am till 2pm at the Benson Center, 1008 East Sedalia Ave. in Clinton. 60 booths with 43 vendors!
A free piano concert is coming up Feb. 4th at 3pm at the Clinton Methodist Church. Erica Leigh Suh will be performing and she is sponsored by the Clinton Arts Council at the Church. Suh is an American pianist and pedagogue of half-Ukrainian descent. She is an experienced solo and collaborative performer and teacher. She has degrees from MO State and Univ. of Nebraska.
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 Corporation–Early 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/
The first annual Snowball Prom and Dinner will be Feb. 24th. A four course dinner served from 5:30 till 6:30pm with the Prom beginning at 6:30. It’s open to the public and is family friendly. Tickets for adults, $20…Children 10 and under, $10…Prom only, $10. This is a fundraiser to benefit the programs and services at the Clinton Senior Center. Tickets available at the Senior Center and Chamber of Commerce. Music provided by DJ Budman. For more details, call the Clinton Senior Center at 660-885-3482.
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.