Olde Glory Days has come and gone for another year.  Other than the game and The Rock Gods being canceled Sat. night due to the lightning and rain, it seems like everything went pretty smooth.  So many people to thank but if I start to name them, I’m sure I will forget some, so to those that know who I am talking about; THANKS!!  We’ve already started plans for 2024 Olde Glory Days!  Quite a few folks showed up to our post-event picnic and several notes were taken on what went right and what we can do better.  YOU CAN BE INVOLVED:  Just call the Clinton Chamber at 660-885-8166 and tell us how you would like to volunteer!

Welcome New Chamber Member:  Faith and Grace Salon   1801 E. Ohio, Clinton   816-345-9957   Monday-Friday: 6:30am-5pm Saturday: 8am-2pm   Faith and Grace Salon, our mission is to help you look and feel your best! We are the one stop shop for self-care! Raysha Barnes is the stylist that can give you the look you’ve been wanting! We offer all the newest services in salon for coloring, cut, and style for men, women and kids, plus facial waxing and more.

Welcome New Chamber Member:  Midwest Tattoo & Piercing Co. LLC   1741 E. Ohio St, Clinton (behind Subway Restaurant) 660-223-3020   From small spontaneous tattoos to large-scale bodywork, our artists will work with you one on one and offer a wide variety of tattooing styles that are sure to transform your ideas into custom, unique and personal tattoos.

It’s now time to get back to a program I love to do, “Featured with David Lee”.  I can interview an owner, manager, etc. of a business or take pictures of a business.  These go on our Facebook page and are brought to the top once a week for a month.  I had to pause these videos and photos during June due to working just about full time on Olde Glory Days, but I am looking forward to once again getting out and about and visiting our Chamber members. 

The Agriculture Committee of the Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce would like to invite businesses, groups, clubs, organizations, etc. to be a sponsor of the Ag golf tournament. Last year, the committee raised enough money to give away three-$1,000 scholarships to college students from Henry County, and we have set the same high goal for this year.  The Ag Committee is asking that you consider being a hole sponsor for $100 and participating in our golf tournament again this year. If you would like to know more info on being a sponsor or entering a team in the tournament, call 660-885-8166.

On Sat., June 24th, 54 disc golf players made a trip to Clinton, Missouri to try their skills on the Artesian Park Disc Golf Course. The 1st Olde Glory Days Open was brought to you courtesy of the Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce. David Lee, Chamber & Tourism Director, asked me, Russ Burns, several months ago to make Clinton a stop on the tour. David, the chamber, the parks department, Tim Komer and local professional player Micah Noble, all partnered with the Disc Golf Monkey to make it happen. A big thanks to all of them for their financial support, time, and efforts in making this event happen.

CRUISIN’ TO  CLINTON;     July  8th on the Downtown Clinton Square. Come down to Missouri’s largest historic shaded square for a cruise-in style cruise night starting at 4 pm.  Don’t miss seeing Jeremy Jones’ wild show rod “Space Junkie 1.5” that was seen on TV’s Full Custom Garage, a true world class custom ride!! First 25 kids get free Space Junkie Stickers! Live DJ Bud “Budman” Powell will be crankin the hits as well as a 50/50 Raffle, Driver Give-Away’s and a Route 66 quilt up on a silent auction.  Food vendors Paw Paw D’s Tenderloins & Smash Burgers – Sweet Surrender Cheesecakes – Maws Kettle Corn – Lake Life Shaved Ice & Garland Grinds Coffee & Beverages will be on site.  After the cruise-in ends at 7pm drivers are invited to take a cruise through 2 local retirement homes and on their way to Primitive Olde Crow Winery to end the evening with live music, food & beverage. A great family fun event free for all to attend! Join group “Clinton Cruise Night” for more info.

Breakfast with the Grinch.  Sat., July 22nd from 8am till 3pm at the Clinton Sr. Center, 970 East Sedalia Ave.  Grab a selfie with the Grinch form 8 till 10am.  Adults, $10…Kids under 11, $5.  Scrambled eggs, sausage and pancakes during this Christmas in July event.  Rummage sale open to the public from 8 till 3.  Proceeds benefit programs for older adults in Clinton.

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: david@clintonmo.com or joyce@clintonmo.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.

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!