The baskets are up, the concrete is down and the signs are pointing the way. The ‘back nine’ of the Clinton Disc Golf Course is now complete so a Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening is up next. You are invited to join The Tony Komer Foundation and the Clinton Tourism Assoc. on Sat. March 19th at 10am in the parking lot of the American Legion building in Artesian Park. Find out about the history of the ‘front nine’, why a ‘back nine’ is so important and learn what discs are used and how to use them when you utilize this course. Help us celebrate the completion of this 18-hole disc golf course that we hope will bring people to Clinton and is another activity for our area residents as well. A ‘closest to the hole’ contest will be held with prizes, big and small, to be won.

Our ag committee met for the first time this year earlier this week.  The ag golf tournament that raises funds for the scholarships this committee gives out each spring is coming up July 16th at Meadow Lake Country Club and the ag dinner is scheduled for Aug. 22nd.

Also on Tuesday at the Chamber, Joyce and I met with the Windsor Chamber Director BJ Friedly and the Windsor Chamber President for 2022 Austin Cannon.  We have a couple of ideas in mind we would like to see the two towns work together on concerning tourism opportunities.  We will probably involve Tina Williams with Clinton Main Street so stay tuned as we hope to announce our plans soon.

One of our many meetings on Wed. concerned a new form of transportation that might be coming to Clinton.  There’s not a lot I can tell you right now about this potential project, but if it happens, and it looks like it’s going to, a new, fun way to get around Clinton should be ready to go very soon.  Once again…stay tuned!

Just a quick congratulations to my friend, Marion Woods, “Woody” at Warrensburg radio.  He has now been full time with a job on the radio for 60 consecutive years as of this past Thursday.  He started at KDKD here in Clinton.  Just think of the number of lives he has touched by being that voice for so many years during good times and bad.

The Clinton Band Aids invites area mothers and their sons to join them for a Mother and Son Dance on March 26th. This night of fun will be held at the First Baptist Church Annex (3rd and Jefferson) from 6:00-9:00pm, with proceeds going towards the cost of the CHS Band performing at the 2023 Sugar Bowl.  The cost is $20 for mom and one child ($5 more for each additional child). Tickets can be purchased at the Clinton Chamber of Commerce (cash and check only).  This night of fun will include a GLOW theme, dancing, refreshments, photos and more!  All questions can be directed to chsbandaids@gmail.com   

We preach it a lot, but I’ll say it again; Shop and Buy Local First.  Many if not all of our businesses in Clinton are needing you to buy from them, especially those on the Downtown Square.  Don’t let human error in one building keep you from going into our wonderful businesses on the Square.

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.

You can be ‘Featured’, BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA.  READ MORE HERE: You want your business to be featured but you don’t want to be recorded.  We can do that with pictures and a story. The day after Labor Day last year, the Clinton Chamber began our ‘Featured with David Lee’ program.  If you are a Chamber member, you could be ‘Featured’.  We recorded more than 50 videos in the fourth quarter of 2021 and filled the Chamber’s Facebook page with those videos of our Chamber members.  The videos featured business owners, managers and others getting the message out to the public. The Facebook posts featured the interview and photos of area businesses.  Once a week for a month, the ‘Feature’ was brought back to the top of our Facebook page.  After a month, of course it will still be on our Facebook page. HOWEVER, we realize not everyone is comfortable in front of a camera being interviewed.  So, David can come to your business, take some pictures and you can tell him what you would like the Chamber to say about your business and we’ll include that info along with the photos. We will post these photos along with your information on the Chamber’s Facebook page and update it on our page once a week for a month. So contact us at 660-885-8166 or email david@clintonmo.com.  We are also still recording the videos as well if you would like to do that. It’s just another service of your Clinton Chamber of Commerce.

We have several committees here at the Clinton Chamber and volunteers are always welcomed.  Our committees include Academic Excellence, Agriculture, Ambassadors, Military Affairs, Olde Glory Days and Tourism.  If you would like to get involved in helping to move Clinton forward, just call, email, stop by or if you see me out and about…let’s visit!  

The State of MO and the Clinton Chamber of Commerce are working to get jobs filled. If you are looking for a job or if you are looking for employees, we are here to help: IF YOU ARE AN EMPLOYER OR A JOB SEEKER we want to remind you of Missouri Job Center resources supported by your tax dollars. There are two great locations at 515 S. Kentucky Ave, Sedalia P.660-530-5627 and 621 E. Highland Ave, Nevada P.417-448-1177. We offer an amazing website https://jobs.mo.gov/ that can be conveniently utilized from your personal computer. A chat feature has recently been added to assist with questions. You may also call during business hours and receive one on one services over the phone. Job Centers are eager to assist employers and job seekers in your community.

Don’t forget, if you’re a business owner and belong to the Chamber, be sure to update those Facebook pages so we can share your information on the Chamber’s Facebook page. Be sure to like us on Facebook: Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce or check out www.clintonmo.com.

We are writing a lot of checks to Chamber member businesses as they either bring in or mail to us gift certificates they have received. Joyce and I are also going to businesses to complete this process as well. We have also sold quite a few Chamber gift certificates this week. People buy these to give to friends, family, co-workers, employee of the month, as a thank you and so many other reasons. Call 660-885-8166 and order your gift certificates. They will be ready when you get here.

We get about three or four inquires each week from the public about places to rent in Clinton. We do have a list of landlords we give to them or email. If you have houses or apartments to rent, make sure the Chamber knows about it so you will be on the list.