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 Northeast Baptist Church. Actually, it was a busy week and I only had time for one “Feature”. Should be more next week! You can also see other photos and videos from the past that were posted to the Chamber’s Facebook Page.
WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBER:
KATY Trail Tours & Shuttle.
They provide guide and shuttle services for cyclists using the Katy Trail and Rock Island Trail.
Welcome New Chamber Member:
TOTL Auto Repair
Opening Soon: Target date to turn on our brand new OPEN sign is October 3, 2022.
Dealership trained Auto technicians specializing in all aspects of auto repair.
We are proud to offer automotive repairs and employ Ford Senior Master Technicians, ASE Master Technicians and General Motors factory trained.
311 S. Main St, Clinton
Here’s something I think you should be excited about: THE CLINTON REGIONAL AIRPORT 2022 FLY-IN IS COMING UP OCTOBER 8TH FROM 10AM TILL 4PM. MULTIPLE AIRCRAFTS ARE COMING AND IT’S ALL FREE TO THE PUBLIC. THIS WILL BE A GATHERING OF WORLD WAR II AIRCRAFT. YOU’LL LEARN THE HISTORY OF THE PLANES, THERE WILL BE AIRCRAFT RIDES, FOOD AND SOMETHING FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP SPONSOR THIS FLY-IN, CALL EVENT DIRECTOR DWIGHT STAPES AT 660-492-9521.
From Clinton Main Street: Wow, what a great night full of fun, fundraising and Yellowstone! Thank you to all of the many sponsors who continue to invest in the historic Clinton downtown square. Thank you to all of the local businesses for the many wonderful donated items to benefit the auction. Thank you to all of the volunteers who spent countless hours preparing for the event, serving at the event and cleaning up after. Thank you to all of the women who showed up last night in support of Clinton Main Street, and maybe Rip Wheeler. All of these many thanks make the event possible and we, for that, are grateful.
Check out the Clinton Chamber of Commerce Facebook page and you’ll see a picture of some of the Ag Committee members that were in attendance Tuesday morning for our final meeting of 2022…thanks ladies and gentlemen! We will start up again in Feb. to get ready for our yearly fund-raising golf tournament and of course the Ag Appreciation Dinner and Auction. We meet once a month from Feb.-Sept. If you would like to get involved, call us at 660-885-8166.
Clinton Schools will host a College and Career Fair on Oct. 11 from 1-3. If your business would like to have a table, please contact Leslie Largent at Clinton Technical School at 660-885-6101. All juniors and seniors will attend.
Schreiber Foods Career Fair
Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 8am – 11am
Apply, interview, and get hired on site
Hamburgers and hot dogs!
“Murder They Wrote” Join the Retired Super Sleuths Sat. Oct. 15th at 7pm for a night of non-stop twists, turns and murder…Enjoy a hefty appetizer buffet while you unravel the mystery! Tickets are $25 in advance and available at ReMAX Truman Lake or by calling 660-351-0362. This is a limited seating mystery theatre special. Ticket sales end Oct. 10th. It will be held at the Heartland Pavilion, 108 North Washington.
The Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce would like to salute Clinton Main Street for their ‘Salute to Our Veterans’ with the hanging of these banners this summer and fall. So many people have talked about how great this program has been.
Be sure to check out the new directory that the Chamber had put together by E&M Publications. You can find it right now on our Facebook page and on our website, www.clintonmo.com.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Bright Futures Clinton is looking for local businesses, organizations, churches, etc., who would like to make a difference in students’ lives! Through the Classroom Partnership Program, we pair interested businesses/groups with a classroom at our Clinton Early Childhood Center, Henry Elementary School, and Clinton Intermediate School. These partnerships are a great way to support students and teachers throughout the year. There is no financial commitment to being a Classroom Partner, we only ask that you volunteer an hour (or more if you’d like!) of your time each month to your classroom. You and the teacher can decide how this will look and how you can best support the classroom and students. If you are interested in being a partner, or want to learn more, please contact Gentry Wishard at 885-5585 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: 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.