No report coming up on Dec. 29th.  My next weekly report will be on Jan. 5th.  So…Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will close at 1pm on Friday, Dec. 22nd and reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 26th at 8am. We will have the same schedule Dec. 29th-Jan. 1st and reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2nd at 8am.

We have given away our money for the Holidays!  From November 6th-December 18th, the Chamber gave away seven Chamber gift certificates worth $25 each to five different individuals with our ‘Receipt to Receive’ giveaway.  Congratulations to our winners and THANK YOU to those that emailed or brought by receipts the past couple of months.

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 until Dec. 31st of 2024!

Who: Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce

What: Chamber Gift Cards

When: 8am-4:30pm Monday through Friday (We will be closing at 1:00 on the 22nd and reopen at 8am on the 26th)

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

They live at the North Pole, Santa and Mrs. Claus.

However, they shop local, just because.

Jobs, Better Schools, Kids Activities and Family Income for Clinton.

Shopping local helps all of these and so much more to even mention.

If you’re headed to the Downtown Clinton Square, tune into 88.5 FM to enjoy the Animated Christmas Light Music Show! It runs from 5 pm to 11 pm nightly.

Henry County Library-A book lovers Christmas tree be isn’t complete without a golden reminder of their favorite place on earth!  The Henry County Library in Clinton is selling one of a kind gold ornaments celebrating the library’s history with a beautiful rendition of the original library located on Jefferson St and a gleaming version of our current location on Green St.

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” GARY’S TOWING AND RECOVERY…GERAD WOMBLES-REALTOR…MID STATE ROOFING…M. MULLIS COLLECTIBLES…GILLIS FAMILY DENTISTRY…GLASSCOCK JEWELRY CORNER…MALLARD’S ROADHOUSE…LOYD’S TIRE…AND GOLDEN VALLEY ANIMAL CLINIC.

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 and no matter when your plaque goes up in 2023 your year won’t start until January 1, 2024. 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

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.

Benson Center-Snowflake Garage Sale registration is open.  clintonparkreconline.com

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  Sitting is Limited! Call now! (660) 492- 5789 Wed., Feb. 14th at 5pm.

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