The Clinton Chamber, some from our Ambassadors Group, and others helped Cook Tractor Parts and Cook Auction Company celebrate 65 years in business on Wednesday aft. Here’s to at least 65 more years helping farmers and ranchers throughout the Midwest!  Pictures from both events can be found on the Chamber’s Facebook page.

Welcome New Chamber Member: Dittmer Ditching, LLC    Highest Rated in Missouri – We have over 65 5-star Google reviews Dittmer Ditching has been serving customers for 60 years    Upfront Pricing – We tell you the price before we start the job. Variety of Expertise – We do all excavation work, septic system installation, bulldozing, demolition, sewer and water lines, commercial and residential  (660) 694-3574  https://dittmerditching.com/  ditditching@centurylink.net

Tours, food, information, ribbon-cutting, pictures, conversation and more took place Thursday afternoon at the brand new Henry Co. Health Center as they celebrated their Grand Opening. A beautiful facility everyone in Henry Co. can be proud of with the employees helping our residents on a daily basis.  Look for plenty of photos from this event on our Facebook page.

Rebecca with Dalmatia BnB is now on our Facebook page talking about training she completed that can help you enjoy your dog to the fullest. Find out what she can do for you and your pet…and meet Brynlee!

Thanks to some great students from CCA and CHS, and others, the Chamber was able to get all the snowflakes ready for this holiday season. The students worked hard and made quick work of this project. We thought this was going to take about four to five hours…these folks got the job done in about three hours!! HUGE thanks to Elite Laundry for storing these snowflakes 10 out of 12 months of the year.

Wednesday was a day the employees of Transcontinental (TC) in Clinton and the Olde Glory Days (OGD) committee had been looking forward to for some time: During Olde Glory Days this year, a bunch of TC employees volunteered during the Olde Glory Days celebration. Their volunteer hours turned into money from TC’s home office. That money was supposed to go to the OGD committee. Instead, TC and OGD decided to donate that money to the Clinton Senior Center / Care Connection for Aging Services. Some folks from TC and OGD presented a check Wed. to Kathy with the Senior Center for $2,000.

Clinton Main Street·Preparations for the Annual Lighted Christmas Parade (11/24) are underway! Our theme this year is “Light Up Downtown”. We are inviting all businesses, organizations, churches, and individuals interested to participate in the parade. Let’s make this year the biggest one yet!  For details, call Amanda at 660-885-2121.

My thanks to Steve Stevens and KDKD FM for having me on his morning show on Tuesday to talk about these two promotions:

The Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is giving you the chance to get free money!  Our “150 to get 25” promotion begins Nov. 1st.   All you have to do is buy at least $150 in Chamber gift certificates and we’ll give you an extra gift certificate worth $25.  That’s right, spend at least $150 with us and you’ll get an extra Christmas gift worth $25 for someone, or yourself!  This promotion begins Nov. 1st at 8am and will end at noon on Dec. 22nd.  We are open Monday through Friday from 8am until 4:30pm.  If you would like for your gift certificates to be ready when you come in, just call ahead and tell us how much you are wanting to spend and any names you may want on the cards.  Gift certificates can be used at most of our Chamber-member businesses and you can find all of our more than 400 Chamber members on our website, www.clintonmo.com.  To order your gift certificates or if you have any questions, just call 660-885-8166 or email david@clintonmo.com or joyce@clintonmo.com.  We are located at 200 South Main St.  Only one free gift certificate per household.

It’s just about Nov. and it’s time for the Holidays!  Now, you may think the Holidays don’t actually begin until around Thanksgiving.   However, for the Greater Clinton-Area Chamber of Commerce, we are ready to give you a chance to win…several chances to win, actually.  It’s the Clinton Chamber’s Fourth-Annual ‘Receipt to Receive’.  Beginning Oct. 30th, folks can bring in or email a receipt from a Clinton Chamber-member business and they will then be entered to win.  Thus, Receipt to Receive.  At the Chamber, we will copy, scan or print that receipt and get your name and phone number.  Keep in mind that the item or items on your receipt has to be at least $25 in total and those items need to be purchased from members of the Clinton Chamber to be entered, but you can enter multiple times each week with different receipts.  Each week, those receipts will be entered into a drawing to win $25 in Chamber gift certificates.  We will give our prize away each Monday beginning Nov. 6th.  To be entered to win each Monday, you must bring at least one receipt to the Chamber that previous week.  All qualifying receipts will be eligible for our grand prize giveaway.  NEW THIS YEAR: WHOEVER BRINGS IN THE MOST RECEIPTS FROM MULTIPLE CHAMBER BUSINESSES WILL GET 10 EXTRA ENTRIES INTO THE GRAND PRIZE DRAWING!  On Dec. 22nd at noon, we will take ALL those receipts entered and draw the big winner of $200 in Chamber Gift Certificates.  The Clinton Chamber of Commerce is giving away $375 in Chamber gift certificates with our seven weekly winners and that grand prize winner of $200 in Chamber gift certificates.  TO HELP SPREAD THE CHEER, PLEASE TRY TO BRING RECEIPTS FROM MULTIPLE CHAMBER BUSINESSES DURING THIS PROMOTION.  We are open Monday through Friday from 8am until 4:30pm at 200 South Main St.  You can find a list of Clinton Chamber members when you go to www.clintonmo.com, call the Clinton Chamber at 660-885-8166 or look for the Clinton Chamber decal near the front of each business.  You can email david@clintonmo.com or joyce@clintonmo.com

On Tuesday morning, I attended the monthly Economic Vitality Committee meeting at Clinton Main Street.

Later on Tuesday, I attended the Chamber of Commerce Board of Director’s meeting at the Elks Lodge.

On Wed., I was back out to KDKD to record my weekly “Chamber Chat” that airs on Thursday and via podcast.

Clinton Animal Shelter    CAT ADOPTION SPECIAL    through October 28th.    Cats 6 months and older only $35

660-885-7999 • 1307 N Washington St., Clinton, MO    Mon thru Fri 2pm to 6pm Sat noon to 4pm.

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

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.  New this week, we “Featured” SWEET VANITY BEAUTY SALON…CLINTON CANDLE SHOP…CLINTON FAMILY DENTISTRY…SUNRISE DISPENSARY…SUMMERS PHARMACY…CLINTON LIQUOR STUDIO…CLINTON QUICK LUBE…STATE FARM INSURANCE…SIMPLY CHIC EVENTS AND FLORAL…and CLINTON UNITED METHODIST CHRUCH.

Here’s a note to our Chamber Members and anyone and everyone looking for employment;  The Chamber of Commerce continues to receive calls…people come in…and email us about jobs that might be available in and around Clinton.  When we see our Chamber Members post information about job openings, we do share that to our Facebook page.  However, we’re pretty sure we don’t catch all of those job opening posts.    Please remember that YOUR Chamber is here for YOU. If you (a Clinton Chamber of Commerce Member) have any job openings that you are posting or if you want us to post it for you on our page, just let us know. Let us help you find employees!    Send your job openings to: david@clintonmo.com or joyce@clintonmo.com.  If you are not a Chamber member, we can still post your openings on our Facebook page for $25.00.  If you have any questions at all, email us or call 660-885-8166.

CHART (Community Health Assessment Resource Team) is hosting a Pickleball Tournament Oct. 28th at the Artesian Park Tennis Courts (if raining, Clinton High School).  Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles.  Pool play followed by bracket style.  $80 per team with t-shirt included.  Cash prizes for first and second.  Proceeds go to support Henry Co. Christmas Angel Tree and Christmas Cheer Foundation.  Call Tyler at 660-223-3210 or tyler.pulcini@lpha.mo.gov for questions, to enter or to sponsor.

Heritage Tractor Halloween Howl.  Trick-or-Tractor!  Calling all zombies, dinos & princesses:  visit your local Heritage Tractor in costume on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 8am till Noon for sweet treats & a free John Deere toy tractor!* *While supplies last. 

KDKD FM, Clinton Main Street, and Guardians of the Children presents “ScareFair” on the Square” Community Trunk or Treat Sat., Oct. 28th from 4 till 6pm.

The Mother and Son Dance will be Oct. 28th from 6 till 9pm in the CHS Commons area.  Dancing, games, refreshments, CHS Jazz Band Performance, photos, costumes welcomed.  Tickets are $30 for mother and son, $5 for additional child.  Purchase tickets at the Chamber of Commerce (cash or check only).  Recommended ages for preschool to elementary.  It’s a fundraiser to benefit CHS Band.  For details, chsbandaids@gmail.com.  

Trunk or Treat with local first responders at the Clinton Fire Dept., 301 South Washington Street Oct. 31st from 6:30 till 9pm.  Candy, vehicle tours, Halloween music and meet local heroes.  Several local agencies involved.

Chili Cook Off and Handmade Craft Sale, Sat., Nov. 4th starting at noon at the Clinton Senior Center, 970 East Sedalia Ave.  Registration is $10, due by Nov. 1st.  Vote for the best chili by putting your donation to the Senior Center in the jar at each booth.  Winners will be declared by the amount of money raised.  Craft sale will be inside the Senior Center.  For all questions, call Kathy at 660-885-3482.

Clinton Schools·  ATTENTION CHS ALUMNI  As we are nearing Veteran’s Day, we would like to ask for your help.  The district would like to honor those CHS alumni who are currently serving, or have previously served, in the armed forces.  Along with a picture we would like name, CHS graduation year, branch of military, and years served. Pictures and info can be emailed to alawson@clintoncardinals.org.  Deadline for pictures is Monday, November 6th. Pictures will be shared on the district’s Facebook page on Friday, November 10th.


Date: Tuesday, November 7th, 2023   Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm   Location: Clinton VFW   510 West Allen St., Clinton, MO Speakers: Christian Smith, Clinton Police Department   Darin Chance, Lt., Harrisonville Police Department Registration https://www.signupgenius.com/…/10C0D4EA5A92CA3FDC16… For more information contact:   314-496-0110   ceh8zg@health.missouri.edu firstimpact.missouri.edu

Big MO Productions presents:  Kornfield Kounty’s Merry Mirth.  Nov. 16th and 17th at 7pm and Nov. 18th at 2pm.  Delozier Building, 201 West Franklin St., Clinton.  All proceeds go to renovating backstage facilities at the Delozier Building.  Tickets at the Henry Co. Museum, Chamber of Commerce and The Barbery Center. Director Marty Morgan and cast member Ann Pugh invite you to “Kornfield Kounty’s-Merry Mirth” Nov. 16th, 17th and 18th in Clinton. Watch this video on the Chamber’s Facebook page.

From The Gabby Girls;  Quilt Raffle !!! Mary Cupp/ White Flower Quilt Shop has donated a beautiful, pink, king size quilt to be raffled off for “October Breast Cancer Awareness Month” … we will draw the winner out November 22… So come in to Designer’s Edge and get your raffle tickets… Thank you so much to Mary for donating this beautiful quilt… All proceeds will go to”Wigs for Women “ !!

The 2023 Community Thanksgiving Dinner is on schedule this year for Thanksgiving Day, November 23. We are starting to make plans for this annual community event. Be watching for upcoming announcement, we will be asking for donations of Turkeys & Pies (Pumpkin or Apple) once again and volunteers to help with serving, delivering, and assisting. The Meal Reservations will not start until November 1st.

Santa Paws 2023-Dec. 2nd from 9 till 3.  Bring your pets, kids or just yourself to The Dog Groomer to get pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.  The Grinch will be there too.  Pick up some Christmas goodies at the bake sale.  All money raised goes to the Clinton Animal Shelter.    $10 for a digital picture (on provided thumb drive)    $15 for a digital picture and a 4×6 printed picture    $20 for digital pic, printed 4×6 and 4×6 frame    203 North Washington in Clinton.

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