This is my first report in a couple of weeks due to me being gone last Friday.  More about that later.  In the past couple of weeks, 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 Groff Dental Studio…Harrison Chiropractic…Henry Co. Farm Bureau…Henry Co. Library…Henry Co. Mutual Ins…     You can also see other photos and videos from the past that were posted to the Chamber’s Facebook Page.

Late last week, I attended the 2022 Chamber Management Academy in Jefferson City. On Thursday evening, I had some free time and headed to the Capitol. It gave me a chance to thank Gary Michael, Jr. and Christopher Morton for their service to the City of Clinton. You should visit the MO Law Enforcement Memorial if you haven’t already.  As far as the Academy, I was able to learn more about the chamber world from those presenting and from fellow chamber employees from all over the State.  We seem to share the same highs and lows in our daily jobs so it was good to talk with these people, make connections and make some new friends!

My thanks to the Christian Women Connection for inviting me to be the featured speaker on Tuesday at their Aug. luncheon. It was a great group to talk to about my years in radio and everything we have going on now at the Chamber and with Tourism!  For info on this great group of ladies, call 660-885-5918. 

Some members of our Ambassadors Committee helped Integrity Floors celebrate their 10 year anniversary Aug 8th. As I was walking around taking pictures, I ended up in the women’s restroom…because they have items in there for sale as well. The point to this story; be sure you see everything they have…and they have a lot! 1806 E Ohio St Clinton.

Some members from the Chamber Board and Ambassadors Committee helped Survival House cut the ribbon on their new Clinton Outreach office at 702 East Ohio St., Suite 13 on Aug. 10th.  Here’s some info about them from www.survivalhouse.org: Our Mission;  Survival Adult Abuse Center, Inc. provides shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. Through community outreach and education, Survival seeks to reduce the frequency and tolerance of domestic and sexual violence.  The current goal of Survival House, in addition to providing shelter to abused women, men and their children, is to educate the victim, as well as the community, on the nature and dynamics of domestic and sexual violence. Clinton Office: (660) 383-1557 or (660) 383-1559​  24 Hour Confidential Hotline: (800) 846-7597 OR (660) 429-2847

The Clinton Chamber Ambassadors Committee helped Emorbe Emporium with their ribbon cutting on Aug. 11th.  From their Facebook page: Cozy store where you can shop gifts for everyone. Craft and paint classes!  Look for their calendar of events on: http://www emorbe.com  (660)924-2499.

Welcome New Chamber Member:  MBR Holdings, LLC From the website:  Founded in 2021, MBR Holdings, LLC is happy to join the community in central Missouri and surrounding regions. We offer both retail, office, and residential space with several options in the historic downtown Clinton square

203 S Main St, Clinton  660-924-4747  www.mbrholdings.co

The Clinton Chamber Ambassadors Committee helped Snyder’s Corner with their ribbon cutting Aug. 12th.  Snyder’s Corner is under new ownership-AJ and Amanda Johnson!   Raffle going on for chance to win 4 Royals tickets with parking pass for 9/11/22 Game Section 118, Shirts, Hats and Koozies!  Be sure to stop in and check it out!  874 MO-Z Highway, Brownington  (417)644-7307

Welcome New Chamber Member:  Express Employment Professionals-Sedalia, MO Express Employment Professionals is one of the top staffing companies in the U.S. and Canada. Every day, we help people find jobs and provide workforce solutions to businesses. Sedalia, MO Express provides a full range of employment solutions that include full-time, temporary, and part-time employment in a wide range of positions, including Professional, Light Industrial, and Office Services. We’re here to support you. 1030 S.. Limit Avenue Sedalia, MO 65301 660-851-2323

Henry County Health CenterJoin us for the 2nd Annual Bubble Walk Saturday August 20th from 9am to noon on the football field! This event encourages families to get out and get active together! Enjoy a walk and learning about many healthy lifestyle facts. This event is prvided by our amazing WIC department! 1st 50 people receive a free T-shirt!

The Silent Auction Is Here!  The Henry County Museum will hold its annual Silent Auction through Aug. 27. Proceeds support the Henry County Historical Society. Please stop by and support us!  The Henry County Museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10am – 4pm. Dorman Home Benefit Event:  Don’t forget to mark September 17 on your calendar! The Henry County Museum will be hosting a “burgers and brawts” event from noon – 2 p.m. (at the museum). Proceeds from the event will be used to repair the historic Dorman Home. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.  The Museum Annex lobby will be devoted to Civil War History the month of September and the 17th is also the date for the Living History Civil War Camp.  So, please stop by and support the efforts of the Henry County Historical Society and help us preserve this historic landmark.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2022 AT 2 PM Public Cornhole Tournament! Clinton Eagles Aerie #3667 Double Elimination Tournament2 person teams @ $20 per team Payout dependent on participation.  Food and drink available.

Cybersecurity Conference

August 24th, 2022

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Centerview Event Center, Room B

227 Municipal Circle

Raymore, MO, 64083


Vicky Hartzler

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency

Please RSVP at :y August 19, 2022.

ISO talented Clinton/ Henry County artists! Clinton Senior Center is seeking interest from local artisans who might be willing to donate pieces to an ART AUCTION fundraiser to support our Seniors in Clinton. Any medium any age. If this is something you might consider donating to call Kathy @ 885- 3482. Also seeking companies/ individuals who might be willing to partner with us for this event! Thanks!!

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.

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.


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 david@clintonmo.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.