This week, we started something new on the Chamber’s Facebook page.  We are now taking text and images from our member’s websites, Facebook pages, Google searches, etc. and combining them into posts on our Facebook page.  “Featured with the GCACC”.  It gives the viewer a “one-stop shopping experience” for each of our Chamber members.  We have a lot of Chamber members so getting every business on our page will take quite a while, but we think it’s well worth it!  It’s just another service from YOUR Chamber of Commerce.  This week, we “Featured” Kustom Kat Construction, 201 Guest House, Zollicker Oil, AA Mechanical Contractors, World Finance Corporation, Wizard Lawn & Landscape and K-BLE Rentals, LLC and AAA Property Management Company, LLC.  

Here’s something the Clinton Tourism Committee recently purchased: an ad in the 2023 KC Chiefs Yearbook! If you go to a game this season, this nearly 235 page publication is a must-have for Chiefs fans. We are especially fond of page 203.  You can see our ad and some of this publication on our Facebook page right now:  https://www.facebook.com/ClintonMO/

Did you see our pictures on Facebook last Friday (9/1)?  That was the day before The Den was scheduled to reopen on the 2nd, just in time for the Labor Day Weekend!  Are they done with the remodel?  Uh, no. Will you be impressed with what the inside looks like already?  Um, YES!  Stop by to continue to see all the improvements being made. It’s GREAT!!  Pictures on our Facebook page.

Clinton Friends of Scouting and Meadow Lake Golf Club will host the 42nd Annual G.S. Wetzel Memorial Golf Tournament on Sept. 9th at 8am and 1:30pm.  Proceeds for Eagle Scholarships and maintenance of the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation near Osceola.  For all the details, contact Meadow Lake Golf Club. 

Don’t forget this Monday, you can join Clinton, MO’s 9/11 Memorial for a short ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial on the Downtown Clinton Square at 7am.

 Northern Cherokee Nation Pow Wow an Cultural Gathering will be Sept. 15, 16, and 17 at 5790 E. Hwy 7, Clinton.  Free parking and admittance.  Naming’s and adoptions: Sept 16, 2023 9:00 am  Auction: Saturday Sept 16, 2023, at 11:00am.  Many vendors, crafters, and food.  REMEMBERING OUR PAST- PRESERVING OUR CULTURE – PLANNING OUR DESTINY.  For all the details, just go to https://www.northerncherokeenation.com/

Heartland Comm. Theatre of Clinton presents: West of Pecos.  A comedy by Tim Kelly, directed by Von Schmidt.  Sept. 15th and 16th at 7pm…Sept. 17th at 2pm…Sept. 23rd at 7pm.  Heartland Comm. Theatre is located at 108 N. Washington.  Tickets are available at the Clinton Chamber of Commerce.  660-351-5288 for details.    

The Annual Fall City-Wide Garage Sale will be Sat., Sept. 16th.  The Clinton Daily Democrat is in charge of this event each fall and spring.  For more information, call 660-885-2281 or stop by 104. South Main St.

A 50’s Sock Hop sponsored by GVMH Hospice.  Sept. 22nd from 6 till 9pm at the Clinton Senior Center, 970 East Sedalia St.  A fundraiser for senior programs and meals for those over age 60.  Contests, music, food, games and more.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 10 and under.  Call Traci at 660-890-5708 for details.

Henry County’s Old Settler’s Days: A living history experience through traditional music of the MO Ozarks and demonstrations of 18th Century crafts, trades and lifestyles of the early pioneers.  Sept. 23rd at the Henry Co. Museum in Clinton.  Hosted by the Henry Co. Historical Society.  Burgers and brats provided by the Cattlemen’s Assoc.  660-885-8414 for more details. 

The CHS Alumni Assoc. Homecoming Tailgate will be Sept. 29th at 6pm at Cardinal Stadium under the tent next to the fieldhouse.  It’s free to the first 75 CHS Alumni Assoc. members.  First come, first served and no RSVP required.   Meal provided by Huey’s Deluxe Catering.  Free admission to the Clinton vs. Versailles football game at 7pm.  Hear from coaches, administrators, cheerleaders and band.  All sponsored by OakStar Bank.  If you would like to join the Clinton High School Alumni Association, stop by C Squared on the east side of the Clinton Square and talk to Cindy or call 660-885-2447 or email sales@csquaredclinton.com. It’s only $20 for a lifetime membership. If you would like to get involved with the Assoc., contact Cindy, or David at the Clinton Chamber of Commerce (200 S. Main, 660-885-8166, david@clintonmo.com.)

The first annual Batting for HOPE Tournament will take place on September 30, 2023 in Clinton, Missouri! This softball tournament is in honor of raising money for two organizations Families for HoPE and Circle of Hope Foundation.  For more information on how to sign up for a team, donate, volunteer, or order a t-shirt follow the link below and visit their Facebook or Instagram account, Batting For Hope  https://fat-cat-design.printavo.com/merch/batting-for-hope/  #thepediatricplacellc #battingforhope #familiesforHoPE #circleofhopefoundation

Do you have a car and an hour? We could really use volunteer drivers at the Clinton Senior Center delivering meals to seniors. Whether you’re an individual or a business volunteering an employee for an hour, it would be greatly appreciated by us and the many relying on those deliveries. Commit to once a week, one week every three months, on call as needed, or whatever your availability and generosity allows, help us help them.  Call Kathy at 660-885-3482.

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.

New Growth Community Development Corporation   We are excited to attend the Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities – University of Missouri Extension conference Sept 20-21 in Benton County. New Growth’s Sheridan Garman-Neeman and Patty Cantrell will talk about building rural businesses with microenterprise financing and other support. Sign up now for early bird registration! https://web.cvent.com/…/bb7f7db7-ac4d-48f7-b508…/summary #CEC2023 #Entrepreneurship #CommunityDevelopment

The First Annual “It’s For The Kids” Motorcycle Rally will be Sept. 29th-Oct. 1st with gates opening at 10am.  Old Skool Band, biker games, poker run, vendors, beer garden and more.  Registration can be made at Boats N’ Hose General Store, aka Snyder’s Corner, 874 SE Hwy Z, Deepwater.  There will be admission and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Guardians of the Children.  For details, 417-644-7307 or https://www.facebook.com/BoatsandHoseGeneralStore

September has arrived! That means it is time to start planning your baby chick. Clinton was, at one time, the baby chick capital of the world. Hatcheries in the area raised chicks to send throughout the country. The Gallery Three celebrates this piece of local history with a Peepfest. We are asking area artists to create a baby chick. This year ‘Anything Goes’. Chicks may be painted, sculpted, sketched, photographed, made from clay, paper, wire…let the imagination run with it. The only limitation is the size, no chicks over 3×3 feet or under 3×3 inches. All chicks need to be turned in to the Gallery Three at 137 S. Washington by Saturday September 30th. They will then be displayed around the square for voting. The ‘People’s Choice’ will select two winners, one for school age & one for adults. There is no fee for entering.

CHART (Community Health Assessment Resource Team) is hosting a Pickleball Tournament Oct. 28th at the Artesian Park Tennis Courts (if raining, Clinton High School).  Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles.  Pool play followed by bracket style.  $80 per team with t-shirt included.  Cash prizes for first and second.  Proceeds go to support Henry Co. Christmas Angel Tree and Christmas Cheer Foundation.  Call Tyler at 660-223-3210 or tyler.pulcini@lpha.mo.gov for questions, to enter or to sponsor.

KDKD FM, Clinton Main Street, and Guardians of the Children presents “ScareFair on the Square” Community Trunk or Treat Sat., Oct. 28th from 4 till 6pm.