The Clinton Chamber of Commerce and our Ambassadors Committee are hosting a Legislative Luncheon on Monday, March 18th at the Elks Lodge Banquet Room from 11:00am (that’s when serving begins) until 1pm. We will start the program around 11:30 and if you are still eating, that’s certainly no problem. We will have Clinton Mayor Moberly, Henry Co. Presiding Commissioner Stone, MO Gov. Parson, a rep. for U.S. Sen. Schmitt, U.S. Rep. Alford, MO Sen. Crawford, and MO Rep. Kalberloh. Find out what is happening in Washington D.C. and here in MO. There may be time for a short ‘question and answer session’ and/or a time to speak individually with each presenter if they are available after the event. The cost for the luncheon will be $15 and those tickets are on sale now.  There will be sub sandwiches, soup, salad, dessert, and drink.  Just call or email YOUR Chamber to reserve your tickets (660-885-8166 or joyce@clintonmo.com).  We are also looking for sponsors for this event.  Sponsor levels include $250 and $500.  Sponsors receive their logo in the program and one ($250) or two ($500) free tickets to the luncheon.  Once again, you can call or email to become a sponsor.  We certainly hope you plan on attending this event March 18th to hear from our elected officials talking about a variety of subjects. Seating will be limited. This is open to the public.

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” ENCHANTING WINDS METAPHYSICAL SHOPPE…THE DALTON HOUSE…RUNNING WILD BBQ FOOD TRUCK…BLUE COLLAR TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC…DEBBIE A. ATWOOD-BUSINESS TASK MANAGER…THE MO HORSESHOE PITCHERS ASSOCIATION…CLINTON FLOWER SHOP…AND HEARTLAND COMM. THEATRE (Karen Switzer is the Director of Heartland Community Theatre of Clinton MO next production; “Suite Surrender” March 8th, 9th and 10th).  Find her video at https://www.facebook.com/ClintonMO/ 


On Tuesday, Amy McFarland, who is new with Central Methodist Univ., stopped by the Chamber to introduce herself…Tuesday afternoon, we had our first Tourism Committee meeting of the year…I recorded the weekly ‘Chamber Chat’ segment at KDKD Wed. morning…Wed. afternoon I attended the monthly Board of Directors meeting.

From Jobs Mo Gov-Not sure how to get started with your job search? No matter the reason, we’re here to help. Wherever you are in your job search, our Job Seeker Workspace can provide resources, products, and services to you at no cost!  Get started now: https://bit.ly/3x6SRn2

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

New Growth Community Development Corporation-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/

Clinton Christian Academy Public Auction-Have you been to the official CCA Auction page yet? The # of new items is growing daily! www.clintonacademy.org/auction

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.  A fast-paced, funny-farce by Michael McKeever.  Tickets are $15 and available at the Clinton Chamber of Commerce or at the door before each production.  Starring: David Scott, Elaine VonSpreckelsen, Kate French, Becca Fox, Rob Hills, Aubrey Springer, Janet Smith, Sam French and David Lee.

Henry County Museum, Clinton-Exciting News!   The Henry County Museum is set to open in April! We’re on the lookout for passionate volunteers to be a part of this incredible journey. Whether you’re a history buff or love your community, we want you! Join us in unlocking the past and making the future a more history-driven place!  Interested? Directly message us here, call us at (660)-885-8414, or email us at HCMOmuseum@gmail.com.  Let’s make history together!

Clinton Cruise Night·PLEASE NOTE SCHEDULE CHANGE!! The Clinton Main Street organization has decided to change the Wine Stroll to the 3rd Sat in Oct this year on the 19th that will let us move cruise night up to Oct 12th and maintain the 2nd Saturday throughout the season. Please adjust all your calendars! Including the volunteer cruise night calendars being sold. Sorry for any inconvenience.  We had our 1st meeting last night, we have a lot of plans for this year! Looking forward to some great cruise nights with new events as well as bringing back the overwhelming favorite Skipper Buckley’s Bike Fest in June, awesome site to see all the vintage bicycles, and we are so fortunate to be able to have it alongside our monthly cruise night! We will have individual monthly fliers for each event coming out as the season goes on with individual night’s info!

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!

STAKEHOLDER SURVEY-Following two years as superintendent of the Clinton School District, Mr. Brian Wishard recently announced his resignation effective June 30, 2024. The Board of Education accepted this resignation during closed session at Tuesday evening’s meeting. Mr. Wishard will continue serving as Superintendent until June 30, 2024 to ensure a smooth leadership transition takes place.  The Clinton School District has recently hired MSBA to support the search for a new district superintendent. The search will begin immediately and conclude with the hire of a new successful leader. Your feedback regarding what “desired qualifications” are most important for this position will ensure the new hire is a good fit for both the school district and community.  Please share narrative insights and rank personal and professional priorities for the new superintendent. The search team will produce a general report based on the information gathered in this survey. The report will be shared with the board to advise them on what priorities the district and community stakeholders are looking for in a new leader.  This survey is anonymous unless you provide your name voluntarily. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey and provide direction for this important leadership position before March 5th.