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 El Puerto…Evans Pipe and Steel…Fantasy Cuts…VFW Post 1894…Factory Connection and Door of Hope plus other “Featured in Photos’ from the past month.
The Ambassadors Committee of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for The Nutrition Trail, 131 West Franklin. Healthy Shakes, Energizing Teas and Good Vibes…all on the Downtown Clinton Square!
On Tuesday, we held a director’s meeting here at the Chamber. Tina with Main St., Debbie with the Library and Suzanne with the Museum joined Joyce and I to talk about what we all have going on, how we can help each other, how we can promote activities and events better and more.
Thursday evening, 2022 Chamber President Daniel Dody and myself presented four scholarships at the Clinton High School Senior Awards on behalf of the Clinton Chamber’s Academic Excellence program. Congratulations to Tessa Hook, Sophie Schilling, Ella Swaters and Kathryn Wood. Hailey Scott won the scholarship at Clinton Christian Academy and will receive her certificate at CCA’s graduation on May 14th.
The Chamber would like to thank David Cummings and the folks with the Clinton Elks Lodge for their donation of a new flag to fly outside of our office.
Please join us on May 7th, as The Henry County Memory Fund will host The Eighth Annual Big Purple Party. The Party will be held in Hawthorn Bank’s parking lot at Old Country Club Park with registration at 9am and ceremony at 9:30. Join us as we honor our friends, family and loved ones struggling with or lost to Alzheimer’s and dementia. There will be snacks, giveaways, and a ceremony to honor and remember loved ones followed by a short walk if you choose to participate. Would you like to donate? You can do it by writing a check to Henry County Memory Fund and mailing it to PO Box 741, Clinton, MO 64735, or by going to http://cfozarks.org/donate. Under gift designation, donors will have to choose OTHER and then type in Henry County Memory.
A new, fun way to get around Clinton is coming soon. 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.
One thing that kept me busy this week was going to different businesses asking them if they would like to be a sponsor of Olde Glory Days. Any business, group, club, organization, couple, individual, etc. can be a sponsor of OGD. 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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