A rodent in Pennsylvania Friday morning predicted an early spring.  I guess that’s good enough for me!

Welcome New Chamber Member: Clinton Flower Shop.  Clinton Flower Shop, has been serving the Golden Valley area since 1977. Clinton Flower Shop is a full service floral shop, with flowers, tropical plants for every occasion and budget. Enjoy the convenience of safe and secure order online 24 hours a day. We provide delivery service through out Henry County as well as neighboring communities including Lowry City, Osceola and Appleton City.  218 S 3rd St, Clinton  660-885-6921

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” J & J RENTALS…HENRY COUNTY MUTUAL INSURANCE…HENRY COUNTY LIBRARY…VANSANT-MILLS FUNERAL HOME…INTEGRITY ROOFING…ADKINS PRINTING…INTEGRITY FLOORS…AND HENZLIK ARCHITECTURE.

Save the Date…and don’t be late! The Chamber of Commerce and our Ambassadors Committee are hosting a Legislative Luncheon on March 18th at the Elks Lodge Banquet Room from 11:00am (that’s when serving begins) until 1pm. We will start the program around 11:45 and if you are still eating, that’s certainly no problem. As of today, it looks like we will have Mayor Moberly, 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’ after each speaker and a time to speak individually with each presenter if they are available after the event. The cost for the luncheon looks like it will be around $15, as of right now, and those tickets will go on sale next week. We will also be looking for sponsors for this event and information on that will also be coming next week. 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.

I recorded the weekly ‘Chamber Chat’ segment at KDKD Wed. morning along with the 2024 Chamber President amber Hansen…Also on Wed., Clinton Main Street had an on-site assessment with the state and national level.  As part of the Economic Vitality Committee for Clinton Main Street, I attended this very informative meeting. 

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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

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.