Welcome New Chamber Member:  Fish’s Mobile Detailing LLC  315-289-5794  Fully equipped mobile detailing specialist! “You Own It, We Detail It”  “Like New Again”

Welcome New Chamber Member:  Cupcakes Gone Wild  315-383-0597  Gourmet cupcakes delivered right to your door. Specializing in “Tipsy” cupcakes, but have the same great flavors in non-alcoholic versions.  www.cupcakesgonewild.com

Banks Motors is heading south! Actually, they are expanding to the south in Clinton at their current location at the corner of 8th and Ohio streets. Watch for things happening in this area this summer and look for Dana and Shane’s pictures on the Chamber’s Facebook page.

VOTE FOR CLINTON/HENRY CO. EARLY AND OFTEN!!  We are not a flyover state … We are the heart of America We strive to highlight the uniqueness of rural Missouri, and to showcase the bigger picture of what Small Town America really is, and why it shouldn’t be overlooked, overshadowed, or under appreciated. Each year, communities will be nominated and voted on by Missourians to become our annual “Featured Five” communities. Each of our Featured Five will work with Missouri Humanities on the following:

A short video about their community

An hour-long podcast, roundtable-style

A feature in our bi-annual publication, MoHumanities

A highlight reel, featuring all five communities, to be shown during our annual gala

Vote now for our 2024 Featured Five Communities!  Help choose which communities will be featured for Small Town Showcase 2024 by clicking the “Vote Now” button below.  Voting closes July 15th, and the five communities with the most votes will be our winners.  To read each of our communities’ nominations, click “Learn About Our Communities.”

Good luck to our nominees!  https://mohumanities.org/small-town-showcase/  www.mohumanities.org

VOTING LINK: https://forms.gle/hEtBzy7FxLJcv9uP9

Clinton’s Shop Small Crawl  Sat., May 20th from 10am till 4pm  A group of boutiques, home decor and specialty shops have joined teams to host Clinton’s 2nd boutique crawl! Keep your money where your heart is and help support our local community by shopping local and shopping small.  How it works:  Pick up your passport/map at the first participating business you visit. Get your passport stamped at ALL participating shops. Turn your card in to the last shop you visit and be entered to win CASH prizes! No purchases necessary to be stamped.    1st prize: $500    2nd prize: $300    3rd prize: $200    Winners will be drawn LIVE around 4:30pm on Facebook. You do not have to be present to win.

The Show-Me Midwest Chapter of the Guardians of the Children will have a Dice Run and Corn hole Tournament May 20th beginning at 11am.  Live music provided by Sweetshot.  Join them at the Eagles Club at 723 North Third St. in Clinton.  For all the details, go to the Chapter’s Facebook page.

The Henry County Library will be replacing the entire roof of the library starting May 22, 2023. This construction will cause changes in normal traffic and parking patterns. Please pay attention to these changes and/or closures. Do not park in areas designated for construction and workers. This project will last approximately 2 weeks but will be dependent upon the weather. Thank you for your patience!

Can you believe it; Olde Glory Days is just over a month away (June 29-July 2)! Details about this year’s celebration are now being leaked throughout May on the Olde Glory Days Facebook page, and even more details beginning in June… Would you, your business, church, group, club, organization like to be a sponsor of Olde Glory Days?  Anyone can be a sponsor of OGD.  Find out the benefits of sponsoring when you call us at 660-885-8166!…Get your 30th anniversary t-shirt at C Squared on the north side of the Square.  Olde Glory Days 2023- Sale Closes-6-14-23.  This is a pre-order. All items will be produced at once after the close date. Two weeks production period is standard. Any items ordered after the close date may be subject to a price increase.

You’ve heard of “Tag, you’re it!” Well, we want to be the “it”.  When a Chamber-member business posts something on their Facebook page, we want that business to tag our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ClintonMO  This will help YOUR Chamber know that you have information out there that you want the people to see. WE want your information out there as well! So, if you tag the Clinton Chamber each time you post something on Facebook, we will be aware of it and we will share your information on our Facebook page. We can also include that info in our weekly (Monday) newsletter that is sent to every Chamber member and David’s Friday update each week that goes out to the public on three Facebook pages, our website and our local media.   Let US help YOU. Tag YOUR Chamber of Commerce and let US work for YOU.  660-885-8166. david@clintonmo.com. joyce@clintonmo.com. 200 South Main. M-F 8am-4:30pm.

Webinar: Cybersecurity for Small Businesses  Is your small business safe from cyberattacks?  “In 2021, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center received 847,376 complaints regarding cyberattacks and malicious cyber activity with nearly $7 billion in losses, the majority of which targeted small businesses. Small businesses are attractive targets because they have information that cybercriminals want, and they typically lack the security infrastructure of larger businesses. According to a recent SBA survey, 88% of small business owners felt their business was vulnerable to a cyber-attack. Yet many businesses cannot afford professional IT solutions, have limited time to devote to cybersecurity, or they do not know where to begin.”  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Kansas City and St. Louis District Offices, and Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network are partnering with the Cybersecurity  and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to host a FREE Cybersecurity for Small Businesses webinar.  Join us to learn about cybersecurity tips for small businesses, locally available resources, and get answers to any questions you might have.   Date: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023  Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am Central Time  Agenda:10:00 – 10:05 am (SBA)  10:05 – 10:10 am (MO SBDC Network)  10:10 – 10:40 am (CISA – John Bryant, Cybersecurity Advisor)  10:40 – 11:00 am (Q&A)  To learn more, contact Ram Basnet at ram.basnet@sba.gov  Disclaimer: SBA’s participation or support is not an endorsement of any products, service, or entity.  All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: Ram.Basnet@sba.gov

Family member or friend: “I got you something I think you’re really going to like.”  Graduating Senior: “What is it?!?!”  Family member or friend: “A Clinton Chamber of Commerce gift certificate!”  Graduating Senior: “You’re right. It’s EXACTLY what I wanted!”  Announcer: “Get your certificates Monday-Friday from 8am till 4:30pm at 200 South Main St. Call ahead; 660-885-8166.”  Graduating Senior: “Thanks family member or friend.”

Heartland Comm. Theatre presents;  Just Desserts, a murder mystery.  June 9th and 10th at 7pm…June 11th at 2pm…June 17th at 7pm.  Tickets are $12.50 and available at the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, RE/MAX Truman Lake, or at the door.  Directed by Linda Freese starring Julia Kleinfelter, Jody Anderson, Joe Trogden, Becca Fox and Janet Smith.  660-351-5288 for more details.

Mark your calendar for June 10th! The Henry County Historical Society will be hosting a chicken dinner and live auction that evening, beginning at 5:00 PM. This is a fundraiser for the repairs being done to the historic Dorman House which is presently undergoing major repairs. We hope to see you there!  Auction items include two Ike Parker paintings, stained glass, a spa package, jewelry and many other items.  This will be held at the Delozier Building on the NW corner of the Clinton Square.   Chicken dinner served by Jim Kalberloh, former owner of the Landmark Rest.  Doors open at 5, Dinner at 6 and Auction at 7.  There will be live music and a cash bar.  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  Tickets available at the Chamber of Commerce and Henry Co. Museum.  660-885-8414 for questions.

Community Health Assessment Resource Team:    Our mission is to assess the current health status of Henry County, including needs and services, and plan for implementation and utilization of services to meet those assessed needs. First Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament  (100% of funds raised go back to Henry County Schools)  Henry County C.H.A.R.T. is hosting its 1st Annual Healthy Communities Golf Tournament this Spring (June 17 @ Meadow lake Golf Club Clinton MO). We are looking for sponsors to help reach our event goal of $30,000, which will be used to assist Henry County Schools by paying off students’ outstanding lunch account balances and purchasing supplies. For the current school year, those expenses exceed $30,000, so your donation will significantly help our community by allowing lower/middle income families and all eight school districts in our local area to worry a little less about meeting these needs. All donations are welcomed and appreciated. For any donation over $150.00, you or your organization will be noted on a hole sponsorship sign and receive recognition at the tournament and on social media pages. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, Tyler Pulcini. I would be more than happy to provide you with additional information about how you can support our community efforts. If you wish to contribute, please contact us at 660-223-3210

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.