Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend and honor those who have served, and are serving, to protect freedom and liberty around the world.  MONDAY, MAY 29. 2023 AT 11:30 AM  Memorial Day Service.  Englewood Cemetery.  VFW Post 1894 will conduct a Memorial Day Service beside the Chapel.


Are they done working on the property surrounding Primitive Olde Crow and Winery? No. Will they ever be done? Probably not.  That’s what makes this area a destination location now…and in the future. The Chamber and its Ambassadors helped Lora, Max and their employees celebrate five years in business on Friday, May 19th. There’s always something going on at Primitive Olde Crow & Winery! https://www.facebook.com/PrimitiveOldeCrowClinton

Joyce and I from the Chamber were honored to help judge the motorcycle show after the poker run at the Eagles Lodge on Sat. Find out the great things these men and women are doing when you go to https://www.facebook.com/gocmidwest

Heartland Community Theatre is pleased to announce the “Memorial Day” edition of our upcoming Sunday monthly movie matinee at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 28th, 2023.  This month’s feature presentation is “Hell Is For Heroes” (1962), starring Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Fess Parker, Harry Guardino, Nick Adams, James Coburn, and Bob Newhart. This presentation is a World War II drama centered around a small, struggling platoon of soldiers, as they find themselves severely outnumbered, holding off the German advance along the Siegfried Line in France.  Admission is always FREE for this monthly event, along with gourmet popcorn and beverages.  Hope to see everyone at the Heartland Community Theatre, 108 North Washington, Clinton, for our movie matinee event this Sunday afternoon!!

New signs have been added to the 18-hole disc golf course in Artesian Park.  The Olde Glory Days Open is coming up June 24th.  For more information, call Russ at 417-818-7165.

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

Have you seen Sparky yet?  He will be welcoming folks to the Square outside of the Chamber of Commerce each day between now and Olde Glory Days. Gloria will join him during this year’s celebration, and they will be located on the Courthouse Lawn June 29th-July 1st. https://www.facebook.com/oldeglorydays  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.

The Columbia Missourian 2023 Tourism Guide has been published! Stop by soon to pick one up here at the Chamber and the digital version will be hosted by the Columbia Missourian website and active for an entire year!! We are also sharing this guide on our Visit Clinton and Clinton Chamber of Commerce Facebook pages because you’ll find our ad in this publication. https://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=792010&p=&pn= or www.columbiamissourian.com or http://www.columbiamissourian.com/special_section

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Henry Co. is going to extend a 10% discount for chamber members at their upcoming event. Discount code will be: CHAMBER  They can register at the link below:  https://www.bbbshc.org/historichalf They are also hoping to extend some sponsorship opportunities to our Chamber members. Bret Miller says he’d love to talk to anyone willing to listen about how this event in particular impacts the great work they’re able to do for the children in this community that need an additional support system in their lives!  Deadline: June 2 for form return.  Bret.miller@bbbskc.org (660) 492-0387

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.

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.