This week, as always, we posted some new “Featured in Photos’ on the Chamber’s Facebook page. Be sure to go to that page and check out pictures from Golden Valley Tractor…The Clinton Daily Democrat…Dietz Family Buffet…El Camino Real…Eidson Enterprises (Elite Laundry) and Eberting Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic plus other “Featured in Photos’ from the past month.

A new, fun way to get around Clinton is coming in about a couple of weeks. In the next week or so, the Chamber will be telling you more about The Bird and what it will mean for everyone in Clinton…those that live here and those who are visiting.

We had another ag committee meeting this week. The Ag Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament is coming up in July and the Ag Appreciation Dinner and Auction will be in Aug. Two fun events for a very good cause; scholarships for our youth involved in agriculture.

We also had an ambassadors meeting this week. They are working on a luncheon that will take place for all of our Chamber members and we might start work on getting new Olde Glory Days banners that would be ready for next year, Olde Glory Day’s 30th anniversary.

Friday morning, I delivered the Academic Excellence ribbons with medals to the Clinton High School and Clinton Christian Academy. Seniors receive a medal with a red, white and blue ribbon…Juniors receive a medal with a blue ribbon…Sophomores receive the medal with a red ribbon…while Freshman receive this medal with a white ribbon. Those Seniors that are a four-year Academic Excellence participant receive a larger medal with a gold ribbon. The Chamber of Commerce will randomly choose our scholarship winners on May 2nd from the applications received and inform the students that they will receive this scholarship. For CHS, the scholarships will be awarded at the Senior Awards Program (May 5th) at 7 p.m. For CCA, the scholarship will be awarded on Graduation Day (May 14) at 2:00 p.m.

The Chamber was finally able to get the folks with Jerry’s Termite & Pest Management, LLC to stand still long enough on Thursday so we could celebrate their 45th anniversary of doing business in Clinton! Here’s some more info about Jerry’s: Jerry’s Termite & Pest Management LLC is a family owned and operated full-service pest management company that has been serving the community of Clinton, MO and surrounding areas for 45 years. What started with Jerry and Barbara Mosley now includes their grandson Paul Cunningham who started working in the business when he was 13. Paul now is a state licensed commercial applicator with 17 years of experience. Additionally, their other grandson, Chace Howry came into the business and has been an integral part for almost 10 years. All technicians are state licensed and insured experts. Jerry’s Pest Management offers a full range of methods for the elimination of termites, bed bugs, and other pests for commercial and residential customers. In addition to pest management, Jerry’s offers lawn care and sanitizing services. You will often see them maintaining the historical Clinton Downtown Square which has become a passion for them. Jerry and Barbara have dedicated many years to the community they care so deeply for, and they have passed on these values to Paul and Chace and others involved in the business. Congratulations to Jerry and Barbara in the accomplishment! If you need any of the services they provide, Jerry, Barbara, Paul, and Chace are always right there, ready to help! They will get the job done right! Call 660-885-5378, Mon-Friday 7:30am- 5pm and Saturday by appointment.

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO WIN YOUR VERY-OWN PORTABLE DISC GOLF TARGET! The DISC Basket Pro 28 is equipped with 28 chains and the design has 14 outer chains, 7 intermediate, and 7 inner chains. This chain grid catches fast and slow putts, heavy and light discs like no other target. The chain racks are made from hot-rolled, electro-galvanized steel sheets and powder coated with industrial grade anti-corrosion coating. The catching trays are hot dip galvanized and are over 9″ deep to retain discs. Galvanized poles and stainless steel hardware means the DISCatcher® Pro 28 is in it for the long haul. This model utilizes a hot dipped galvanized lockable installation sleeve to allow for relocation to different hole positions and to deter theft. A locking tab is included that will allow you to protect your investment in the finest disc golf target available. Money raised will go to the Clinton, MO Friends of the Parks fund to help maintain Clinton’s 18-hole disc golf course. Raffle for $450 Brand New Innova Target. The drawing will take place on Sept. 30, 2022.$5 = 1 Ticket $10 = 3 tickets You can register for the drawing at the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, 200 South Main in Clinton from 8am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday. For more information, call 660-885-8166.

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.

Family, Friends, Freedom. Olde Glory Days 2022. The theme and the logo for this year’s celebration have been announced. Take a look at the 2022 logo when you go to the Olde Glory Days Facebook page.

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!

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!

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. 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.