Have a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend!!
This week was busy at the Chamber of Commerce, probably because I was on vacation last week! Joyce held things together last week but I finally got caught up from being gone a week around Thursday afternoon. Joyce will be on vacation next week so it’s up to me to keep this train going down the tracks (remember, we are located in an old train depot!).
Speaking of holiday weekends, Olde Glory Days this year will be June 30th-July 3rd. Ideas for this year’s celebration started with the volunteer picnic just a couple of days after last year’s event and continues today! We can tell you that in 2022, activities such as the All-School Reunion, Art Show, Downtown Desoto, Mechanical Bull, Puppet Show and more will return after a two-year absence. Also returning from last year will be the 5K Run, ATS Bus, Badges, Beer Garden, Car Show, Carnival, Corn Hole Tournament, Dulcimers, Firemen’s Pancakes, Firequacker 500, Fireworks, Golf Ball Drop, Gospel Fest, Henry Co. Museum, Historical DX Station, Kaboom, Kayak Races, Main Stage and Small Stage Entertainment, Office Olympics, Parade, Prizes, Quilt Display, Readers Theatre, Rotary 50/50 Drawing, Toddler Tent, T-shirts, Vendors, Veteran’s Dinner and so much more.
If you would like to be a volunteer, vendor, ask about adding an event, or anything else, just call the Clinton Chamber of Commerce at 660-885-8166. THE FULL SCHEDULE SHOULD BE COMING YOUR WAY IN MID-JUNE BUT YOU CAN FIND PLENTY OF INFOR RIGHT NOW ON THE OLDE GLORY DAYS FACEBOOK PAGE.
My thanks to the ladies at C Squared for helping with the printing that goes on the Olde Glory Days billboards. These smaller billboards go on the five, large billboards the Clinton Tourism Assoc. has in and around the area. These smaller OGD billboards will be added to the larger billboards on Sat. thanks to Ervin Cable Construction. The banners for OGD that line Second and Ohio streets are going up this week thanks to Jerry’s Pest Control and Osage Valley Electric.
There is a huge sign, now on the inside, that says “Coming Soon”. That’s recent history. On Thursday afternoon, the Ambassadors Committee of the Chamber of Commerce helped Ryan and his team celebrate their Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting at their new building in the Gerhart Industrial Park. Just a beautiful building inside and out designed and constructed to be located in Clinton for a long, long time. Congratulations from Mark, Joyce and I here at the Chamber!
Rodeo Gold is coming up June 10th and 11th at the Henry Co. Fairgrounds in Clinton. Find more info on the Rodeo Gold and Visit Clinton MO Facebook pages. Rodeo, vendors, food, queen candidates and more.
Clinton, MO and Bird, a leader in environmentally friendly electric transportation, are teaming up to bring shared e-scooters to the city. The eco-friendly transportation option can be activated through Bird’s free mobile phone application and used to replace gas-powered car trips when going to the store, meeting up with friends, exploring the community and taking many other daily trips.
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.
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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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.