Chamber of Commerce Update

David Lee
Posted 6/16/22

Olde Glory Days this year will be June 30th-July 3rd. We can tell you that in 2022, activities such as the All-School Reunion, Art Show, Downtown Desoto, Mechanical Bull, Puppet Show and more will …

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Olde Glory Days this year will be June 30th-July 3rd. We can tell you that in 2022, activities such as the All-School Reunion, Art Show, Downtown Desoto, Mechanical Bull, Puppet Show and more will return after a two-year absence. Also returning from last year will be the 5K Run, ATS Bus, Badges, Beer Garden, Car Show, Carnival, Corn Hole Tournament, Dulcimers, Firemen's Pancakes, Firequacker 500, Fireworks, Golf Ball Drop, Gospel Fest, Heartland Comm. Theatre, Henry Co. Museum, Historical DX Station, Kaboom, Kayak Races, Office Olympics, Parade, Pedal Pull, Prizes, Quilt Display, Rotary 50/50 Drawing, Toddler Tent, T-shirts, Vendors, Veteran's Dinner and so much more. Main stage acts include Hundred Proof Band, Blake Nation, Brass Rewind and Super Jam. Other acts include the All-Star Stunt Dog Show, Fantastik Patrick and The Fishin’ Magicians. If you would like to be a volunteer, vendor, ask about adding an event, or anything else, just call the Clinton Chamber of Commerce at 660-885-8166. THE FULL SCHEDULE SHOULD BE COMING YOUR WAY IN ABOUT A WEEK BUT YOU CAN FIND PLENTY OF INFO RIGHT NOW ON THE OLDE GLORY DAYS FACEBOOK PAGE.
AN OLDE GLORY DAYS T-SHIRT WITH MY BUSINESS ON THE BACK? YES PLEASE!
Have you ever thought about having a t-shirt with the Olde Glory Days logo on the front and the logo of your business, church, group, club, etc. on the back? Or how about the OGD logo on the front and family members names on the back? If the answer is yes, then you've come to the right place...just about. You can get this all taken care of with a quick call to C Squared. Call as soon as possible however so you can have your shirts for later this month to wear to work, around town, to ballgames and of course during Olde Glory Days. They would look great in the parade as well!!
113 W Franklin St, Clinton
(660) 885-2447
csquaredclinton.com
On Wed. evening, I attended an event sponsored by Hawthorn Bank saluting Clinton Main St. A really good turnout to hear about possible plans for the east side of the square, how to get more people to visit the square, what do others look for when they visit a different town and more. Some really good ideas came out of this meeting, along with some very good Italian food!
Did you see the exciting news this week? TC Transcontinental Packaging, Inc has announced plans for a 105,000SF expansion of its existing manufacturing plant in Clinton, Missouri creating a minimum of 50 new jobs. The expansion represents the second for TC Transcontinental Packaging in Clinton, Missouri in the last 2 years. The project will include expanding the flexible packaging lines, as well as, a new equipment for the manufacturing of food packaging.
Now Open: Scooter's Coffee
Visit our amazingly fast drive-thru at 1605 E Ohio Street in Clinton for your new favorite cup of coffee!
HELP US WELCOME A NEW MEMBER TO THE GREATER CLINTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
Faith & Grace Nutrition
Smoothie & Juice Bar
801 E. Ohio
Clinton, MO
Family owned Local Business! They offer healthy meal replacement shakes along with loaded teas and specialty drinks. They specialize in Healthier meal options for a Healthier YOU!!!
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 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.
Simple Pleasures of Clinton
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!
We are participating in the Mid-Day Optimist Club drive to help provide school supplies to students in Henry County. We have a donation box in our store for #2 non-mechanical pencils, and we would love to see it full of pencils!
The deadline for the drive is June 15, 2022. Please help us help our kids! For each package of pencils you bring in, get 10% off one item of your choice.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun the process of revising the Harry S Truman Dam & Reservoir Master Plan. Several public and stakeholder’s meetings have taken place which we appreciate any participation or feedback that you have offered.
During this time, we have been asked by our stakeholders to allow additional time for current Master Plan review, comments, and recommendations. We’ve extended the deadline for all comments to be received by July 1, 2022.
Comment submission can still be received in a variety of ways; by mail to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Harry S. Truman Dam & Reservoir Master Plan Revision, 15968 Truman Rd, Warsaw, MO 65355, by email to harry.s.tuman@usace.army.mil or through the website at http://go.usa.gov/xugxv . A copy of the 1988 Harry S. Truman Dam & Reservoir Master Plan can be downloaded at https://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/.../Harry-S-Truman-Lake/ under the section “Useful Links.”
Don't miss out on your chance to join Mules basketball for camp this summer! Some of those camps will be in Clinton at the Community Center. For all the details, call Cody at 660-543-4799.
Clinton, MO and Bird, a leader in environmentally friendly electric transportation, are teaming up to bring shared e-scooters to the city. The eco-friendly transportation option can be activated through Bird’s free mobile phone application and used to replace gas-powered car trips when going to the store, meeting up with friends, exploring the community and taking many other daily trips.
HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO WIN YOUR VERY-OWN PORTABLE DISC GOLF TARGET!
The DISC Basket Pro 28 is equipped with 28 chains and the design has 14 outer chains, 7 intermediate, and 7 inner chains. This chain grid catches fast and slow putts, heavy and light discs like no other target. The chain racks are made from hot-rolled, electro-galvanized steel sheets and powder coated with industrial grade anti-corrosion coating. The catching trays are hot dip galvanized and are over 9″ deep to retain discs. Galvanized poles and stainless steel hardware means the DISCatcher® Pro 28 is in it for the long haul. This model utilizes a hot dipped galvanized lockable installation sleeve to allow for relocation to different hole positions and to deter theft. A locking tab is included that will allow you to protect your investment in the finest disc golf target available. Money raised will go to the Clinton, MO Friends of the Parks fund to help maintain Clinton's 18-hole disc golf course.
Raffle for $450 Brand New Innova Target. The drawing will take place on Sept. 30, 2022.
$5 = 1 Ticket $10 = 3 tickets
You can register for the drawing at the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, 200 South Main in Clinton from 8am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday.
For more information, call 660-885-8166.
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.
660-885-8166. That's the telephone number to the Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce. 660-885-2281. That's the number to the Clinton Daily Democrat...those are the folks that put on the city-wide garage sales in the spring and fall. However, feel free to call us with any question you might have. And believe me, we get a lot of calls I never would have suspected a Chamber of Commerce would receive!
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 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 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.

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