Last Friday, Joyce and I met some of the students from Mizzou that we have been working with via Zoom, as they came to Clinton.  We made stops at the Clinton Main Street office and about ten businesses on the Square.  My thanks to all the business owners that took time out of their schedules to visit with the students.  The students are working on a project that will hopefully help all of us (the Chamber, Main Street, the citizens) continue to grow Clinton, whether it’s bringing a new business to town, a business expanding to Clinton, renovation of a building, etc.  I will keep you up-to-date with what they get accomplished and present to us.

Also on Friday last week, the Chamber Ambassadors met at Silhouettes by Andrea.  They are now open at 112 South Main, on the Downtown Square.  They were also celebrating their one-year anniversary.  As you may know, this business had to be closed for more than a month due to an operator error on the East side of the Square.  It looked like the store was very busy throughout the day.  Congrats Andi!!  

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 was held on Sat., March 19th. The Tony Komer Foundation and the Clinton Tourism Assoc., along with some City Council members, the City Administrator, the Parks and Rec. Dept. Director and others gathered in the parking lot of the American Legion building in Artesian Park. We thank all of these people and plenty of others as we celebrated 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.

Congratulations to Desingers Edge for winning the Window Decorating Contest Trophy…voted on by the public, presented by the Clinton Tourism Assoc., Clinton Main Street and the Clinton Chamber of Commerce.  Tina with Clinton Main St. presented  them the trophy this past week.

The Olde Glory Days Committee recently presented a check to the Clinton DECA Chapter and a Chamber gift certificate to the winner of the 2022 Olde Glory Days slogan contest. DECA Advisor Jessie Thompson accepted the check and Paige McNabb was the winner of the gift certificate. Olde Glory Days 2022-Family, Friends and Freedom! Olde Glory Days 2022 will be Thursday, June 30th-Sunday, July 3rd.

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) until 4:30 today (3/25).  Tickets will then be available at the door.  This night of fun will include a GLOW theme, dancing, refreshments, photos and more!  All questions can be directed to chsbandaids@gmail.com

Heartland Community Theatre is pleased to announce this month’s 4th Sunday monthly movie matinee, is a “Saddle-Up Sunday”!! Come join us for our latest event this Sunday, March 27th, 2022, starting at 2:00 p.m.  Our feature presentation is “Susanna Pass” (1949) in TruColor, starring Roy Rogers “King of the Cowboys” & Trigger “The Smartest Horse in the Movies”, Dale Evans, along with Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage.  Admission is always FREE for this monthly event, along with gourmet popcorn and beverages.  Heartland Community Theatre, 108 North Washington, Clinton.

660-885-8166. That’s the telephone number to the Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce. 660-885-2281. That’s the number to the Clinton Daily Democrat…those are the folks that put on the city-wide garage sales in the spring and fall. However, feel free to call us with any question you might have. And believe me, we get a lot of calls I never would have suspected a Chamber of Commerce would receive!  

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 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!  

Is it time to become a member of the Greater Clinton-Area Chamber of Commerce for 2022?  Well, of course it is!  Businesses, couples, individuals, ANYONE can be a member of the Chamber.  Call us at the Depot or email and we will tell you what you get and more just for belonging to the Clinton Chamber of Commerce. 

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.