The Clinton Chamber and the City wanted to thank and congratulate one more time; TC-Transcontinental for being named the Business of the Year at last week’s Annual Chamber Banquet. So, we headed out to their beautiful facility for another photo opportunity on Thursday.  Myself (David Lee), Mark Dawson, Carla Moberly, Rod Balke, Adam Cummings, Amber Hansen and Sabrina Harris are in the photo you can see on our Facebook page;   https://www.facebook.com/ClintonMO/

From our Banquet last week:  Our Business of the Year for 2023 has been doing business in Clinton for over 20 years now.

Since starting operations in Clinton, this employer has increased employment by over 21%.

This employer has invested approximately $170 million in plant renovations and improvements in Clinton and Henry County in the last 20 years.

Besides Clinton, this business has over 8,000 employees worldwide…approximately 240 employees here in Clinton.

In 2023, this company Ranked #26 in the world for Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights, an award-winning sustainable economy magazine.

This company and their employees are very involved in the Clinton area in over 30 organizations and help out the Angel Tree program…the Clinton Animal Rescue Organization…the Clinton School District in many different ways…Henry Co. Cancer Relief Fund…The Gabby Girls…Youth Activities…Clinton Main Street…and many, many others. As an example; Through their ‘Dollars for Doers’ program, employees from TC volunteered their time and energy in helping to keep the Square clean during Olde Glory Days last year. Their volunteer hours turned into money from TC’s home office. TC donated that money to the Clinton Senior Center/Care Connection for Aging Services.

I am proud to announce that the 2023 Clinton Chamber of Commerce ‘Business of the Year’ is TC-Transcontinental.


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. This week, we “Featured” HEARTLAND COMMUNITY THEATRE…JOHNS, MITCHELL, DUNCAN AND LOWE, LLC…JIM FALK MOTORS…HELM PLUMBING, HEATING AND AC…HENRY COUNTY MU EXTENSION OFFICE…JERRY’S PEST MANAGEMENT…JEFFERSON GARDENS SENIOR LIVING…HENRY COUNTY HEALTH CENTER…HENRY COUNTY MUSEUM…AND JACK’S WAREHOUSE CARPETS.

Tuesday morning, I attended the month ‘Economic Vitality’ committee meeting at Clinton Main St…Tuesday at noon was the monthly Chamber of Commerce Board meeting…I recorded the weekly ‘Chamber Chat’ segment at KDKD Wed. morning…and Thursday morning I headed to TC to congratulate them one more time for their ‘2023 Business of the Year’ recognition, among other items this week.

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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


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


Snowflake Garage Sale;  Jan. 27th, 8am till 2pm at the Benson Center, 1008 East Sedalia Ave. in Clinton.  60 booths with 43 vendors!

The Clinton High School will be having a Special Event on Friday, February 2nd, 2024 at the CHS Basketball Game-In between the girls’ and boys’ basketball games on Feb. 2nd (approx. 6:45 p.m.) a special ceremony will take place. The lost 1950 CHS Boys Basketball 3rd place State Trophy will be replaced. A vintage trophy was built specifically to replace the lost original. Several former players on the 1950 team, their families and friends will be at the ceremony. CHS Activities Director Kevin LaFavor will accept the trophy to be placed in the Cardinal trophy case. Come out and support the highest ever CHS State ranked basketball team.  Questions: Contact Tim Komer at t_komer@hotmail.com or 660 492 2816

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 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/

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 at 7pm, the 9th at 2 and 7pm…March 10th at 2pm.  A comedy directed by Karen Switzer.  More details to come.