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The Park Hills-Leadington Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome you to Park Hills, Missouri and Leadington, Missouri. We hope you will enjoy the friendly small-town atmosphere as much as we have.
The Park Hills and Leadington communities have both played roles in Southeast Missouri’s rich mining history. The “Lead Belt” was once one of the largest producers of lead in the world. With the depletion of this resource, the cities have met the challenges of transitioning from a mining-based economy to one much more diversified. Many small businesses are flourishing and more start-up businesses are opening each year.
We are very proud to have one of the finest community colleges in the state within our city limits. Both cities share an award-winning public school system, which is fully supported by a proud community.
If you enjoy the outdoors, you will love our parks. Our city parks are well-maintained and we are blessed with St. Joe State Park, one of the most visited state parks in the U.S., located right on our doorstep.
Whether just visiting or a new neighbor, you will find that Park Hills and Leadington are friendly, fun-filled communities. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Park Hills-Leadington Chamber of Commerce at (573) 431-1051. It is a distinct privilege to welcome you to our cities.
The Park Hills-Leadington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors & Staff
June is Investor Appreciation Month
During the month of June, we will be celebrating OUR INVESTORS!! Our Chamber Ambassadors have been working diligently to plan a month full of fun-times and investor recognition to help us say "thank you" for investing in the Park Hills - Leadington Chamber!
Investors can expect gifts, visits, photos, give-aways and more throughout the month of June! You'll want to keep an eye on our Facebook Page, check your email, and be sure to attend the June Investor Meeting too!
For the June Investor Meeting, we're MOVING -- to The Coffee Grill -- at their new location!!
Join us for hors d-oeuvres, special entertainment, investorship building, and other special surprises!
Reservations will still be required and the cost for attending is $10 per person.
Our June Business Spotlight is on Afterglow Restaurant & Bar
Register Your Investor Meeting Attendance Here: June Investor Meeting
13th Annual Firecracker Run
The Chamber's 13th Annual Firecracker Run will be here before we know it!! Scheduled for June 25th, this annual walk/run is one of two Chamber events that benefit the Chamber's Annual Scholarship Fund!
The event begins and ends at Central High School and includes:
- 1-Mile Walk
- 1-Mile Run
- 5K Walk
- 5K Run
- Free T-Shirt to the First 150 Entries
- Official Timing By Cape Road Runners
- Medals to Top 3 Winners in Each Age Group (Runs Only)
- Participation Ribbons to all Walkers
To register online visit the event page on our website at: Firecracker Run 2016
Ribbon Cutting - Afterglow Restaurant & Bar
Congratulations to Keith Kennon! He is the new owner of Afterglow Restaurant & Bar located at 5089 Flat River Road in Leadington.
Afterglow Restaurant & Bar has new owners, a new menu, new specials, is newly remodeled, and much more!
They offer a full menu with daily $5.99 lunch specials, a full bar with daily drink specials, and weekly entertainment. Friday & Saturday is Steak Night, and Thursday is Ladies Night!
Join them on Saturday, June 18th for their Grand Opening featuring 3 live bands, drink specials, giveaways, $5 pitchers, $2 rail shots, a fish fry, door prizes and more!
While you're there, welcome Keith and his crew to the Chamber and the Community!
Taylor Jones Awarded Park Hills - Leadington Chamber Scholarship
The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is excited to announce that the second recipient of the Chamber Scholarship is, 2016 Central High School Graduate, Taylor Jones!
Jones, daughter of Timothy & Julie Jones of Park Hills, will receive $500 per semester, for up to four consecutive semesters, to assist with the costs of earning her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education at Mineral Area College.
Jones has been actively working toward her career goals throughout high school by taking many dual credit classes, maintaining a 3.9 GPA, and carrying the rank of 4th in her class. She has also been involved in her church youth group, participated in WEB, an afterschool bible club for kids, and has experience working with toddlers through babysitting and childcare.
Jones believes that God called her to be an early childhood education major at a very young age. She reminisces pretending to be a teacher to her dolls and even her friends. “Working with children and seeing them learn brings a smile to my face and happiness to my heart,” says Jones. It is her dream to impact the lives of children, in hopes that they will look back and remember that even though they were young, she not only educated them, but cared for them, and taught them that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to. Jones hopes to contribute to the local community by helping to build the young minds of the next generation, giving them the skills to succeed and to help our community growing.
As a recipient of the Park Hills – Leadington Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, Jones will receive her first $500 installment of funds to assist with the fall classes at Mineral Area College. Three more $500 installments will be available to Jones; one for each consecutive semester she attends Mineral Area College, Central Methodist University, or Missouri Baptist University. She will receive a total of $2,000 in financial aid toward her degree. After receiving her associate’s degree, Jones plans to continue her education at a four-year college in hopes of earning her bachelor’s and master's degrees.
Finally, one of the recipient requirements of the scholarship outlines the importance of being an active member of the community in which you live by insisting that the scholarship recipient attends and/or volunteers at one Chamber of Commerce Investor Meeting and one Chamber Sponsored Event such as the Annual Firecracker Run or Sweetheart Trivia Night. We look forward to having Taylor join us at an investor meeting and help at one of our Chamber sponsored events. This will be a great opportunity for Chamber Investors and local members of the community to congratulate her on an outstanding high school academic record and continuing education plan!
Melissa Hosna Named 2016's 1st Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador!
Congratulations to Melissa Hosna of US Bank in Leadington for earning for the 1st Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador Title! Melissa has worked her tail off to claim this quarter's title with several other ambassadors right behind her!
Chamber Ambassadors are recruited annually to help promote and assist the Chamber in the community and at Chamber events & meetings. Ambassadors earn points for attending events and meetings, recruiting & mentoring new investors, and providing the Chamber Board and Directors with assistance in other duties as needed.
Melissa was honored at the April Investor Meeting with Chamber recognition and a huge bag of goodies compliments of our Ambassador Sponsors!
We can't thank Melissa enough for her dedication and enthusiasm for helping our Chamber. Investors like her help make us succeed!
Special thanks to our Ambassador Sponsors for supporting the Ambassador Program and providing our much deserving champions with some incredible gifts. Our Sponsors include: Continental Title Company, Culligan Soft Water, C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Homes, First Bank - Park Hills Branch, Habitat for Humanity, Hefner Furniture & Appliance, Isagenix, Parkland Health Center, Pharmax Pharmacy - Leadington, The Coffee Grill & The Printing Co.!
Inaugural Disc Golf Tournament Makes History!
What a FABULOUS event!!! We couldn't be more pleased with the success and compliments we received during and after the event! Congratulations to all the winners! We heard the course was "brutal", yet we're pretty sure that was meant in a positive manner! smile emoticon We can't say thank you enough to everyone who attended the ribbon cutting and the inaugural tournament, showing your support of this brand new course and brand new event!
Thanks to all who sponsored and participated, we were able to donate $1,000 of the tournament proceeds to the Park Hills, Parks & Recreation Department to assist with their plans to continue improving the course!
Thank you to Cardinal X-Press, MBU Regional Learning Centers in Jefferson County & Farmington, and Edward Jones/Ken Douglas, for the awesome t-shirts, marker discs, and lunch! The participants seemed to enjoy all three very much! Thank you to all of our hole/tee sponsors! Your contribution to the event was vital to making this event the success it was!
Thank you to Doole Politte, Al Kennon, Josh Hankins, the Disc Golf Committee, and our many volunteers for all their hard work in preparing for and executing this event. Also, to Jefferson County Sharpshooters for helping us with prizes!
Events such as this take so many bodies to be successful... I hope we haven't missed anyone because no matter your role - small or large - you were needed and are VERY MUCH appreciated! Thank you ALL!