This week, I added some new “Featured in Photos’ on the Chamber’s Facebook page. Be sure to go to that page and check out pictures from First Baptist Church of Clinton…Golden Valley Animal Clinic…and Gallery Three. There is also a “Feature’ with Barry Glasscock of Glasscock Jewelry Corner. You can also see other photos and videos from the past that were posted to the Chamber’s Facebook Page.
The Clinton Chamber Ambassadors Committee helped another great addition to our community officially cut their ribbon today. Scooter’s Coffee is located at 1603 East Ohio St. They employ about 20 people and last Friday, Scooter’s was helping to support the Clinton Animal Shelter. From their Facebook page: Amazing People, Amazing Drinks…Amazingly Fast! We’ve been brewing up delicious brewed coffee, Espresso Blenders, smoothies and pastries since ’98. You may say we’re in the coffee business, but we’re actually in the people business. Making you smile every single time you take a sip of us is our goal. When you stop by one of our locations you’ll see a smiley face sticker smilin’ right back at you on every cup! Every. Single. Time.
I guess I should have had a delivery truck this week. Parts of Monday, Tuesday and Wed., I delivered Olde Glory Days banners to businesses and individuals. These are the banners you would have seen over the last several years hanging up on Second and Ohio streets and around the Downtown Square before and during OGD. Since Olde Glory Days is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2023, we have decided it’s time to get some new banners for the next few years. If you would like your name, family, business, church, group, club, organization on a banner, be sure to stay tuned as that information will be shared before the first of the year. We will promote the new banners for sale on the OGD and Chamber Facebook pages, in this weekly update, in our Monday newsletter that goes out to our Chamber members and other ways as well.
Did you see their picture on the Chamber’s Facebook page? Joyce Carr, Operations Manager at the Chamber and Clinton Mayor Carla Moberly attended the Women in Leadership Conference Thursday in Columbia.
HELP US WELCOME OUR STAFF BACK TO SCHOOL
While it still might be summer, the Clinton School District is planning to welcome staff back to our buildings VERY SOON!
Several activities are planned to show our staff that the work they do each day is greatly appreciated, and that the Clinton School District and the Clinton community is a great place to work and live. If your business or organization would like to show your support and appreciation for our Clinton Cardinal staff, please contact Angie Lawson (email@example.com) for more information.
The Henry County Library is proud to (once again) be a drop off location for the Neighbors Helping Teachers Warehouse! Patrons may donate supplies at the Clinton Facility or our Lenora Blackmore Branch, in Windsor, to help all our local teachers prepare for the 2022-2023 school year. The Henry County Library would like to invite the community to donate new or gently used backpacks for the Clinton Mid-Day Optimist Back to School Fair! The library will have donation centers set up in Clinton and at the Lenora Blackmore Branch located in Windsor. The drive begins at 9:00 AM on July 15, 2022, and will run through 5:00 PM on August 4, 2022. Monetary donations are welcome and will be used to purchase backpacks. On August 4, 2022, from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM, the Clinton Mid-Day Optimist will hold their annual Back to School Fair.
The Clinton Senior Center is recruiting volunteers who care about aging adults in the community to serve on its Center Services Board. Volunteers will be asked to serve a few hours a month. If you are interested, call Wilson at 660-885-3482 or visit the center at 970 E. Sedalia.
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.
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 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.