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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
Installation Banquet 2016 Welcomes Vocal Edge
The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with social hour; dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with entertainment by "Vocal Edge" to follow!Vocal Edge is the premier professional men’s a cappella group in St. Louis, performing all a cappella music (voices only, no instruments) ranging from classic pop songs of the 50s and 60s, to current pop songs, jazz, doo-wop and holiday favorites. The group performs regularly in St. Louis for various occasions, including benefits (galas, fundraisers, dinner auctions), weddings, cocktails hours, corporate events, holiday parties, birthdays, festivals and more! Find out more about Vocal Edge at www.vocaledgemusic.com.
As always, we will install the 2016 Board of Directors and Officers at the banquet, and there will again be a number of awards presented to various chamber investors and deserving individuals. Awards include the Chamber's "Friend" and "Lifetime Achievement Award", the KFMO/B104 "Sweat Equity", the KREI/KTJJ "110% Award" and the Daily Journal's "Citizen of the Year Award".
Reserve your tickets now. The cost is $25.00 per person in advance and $30.00 per person at the door.
For more information, or to reserve your tickets, call the Chamber office at 573-431-1051.
Tushies & Toes 2016 Sets New Record
We officially broke last year's record! More than 200 packages of undies & socks were collected during this year's Tushies & Toes Drive! 205 to be exact! Thank you to everyone who donated, and to the Chamber businesses who served as drop-off locations for the drive. They included:
East Missouri Action Agency
Daily Journal Online
Dale Mosier Auto Body & Sales Inc.
Better Bodies Fitness Center
Friends in Action Clubhouse
First State Community Bank
MBU Regional Learning Centers in Jefferson County & Farmington
New Era Bank
American Home Care - Park Hills
It's always heartwarming to see our communities step up when asked, no matter how great or small the cause! Donations from the drive went to Central Schools for use throughout the holidays, winter months, and the next year! Thank you again to all who participated!
Ribbon Cutting - Continental Title of Missouri
The Park- Hills Leadington Chamber of Commerce & Farmington Regional Chamber of Commerce joined forces December 16 to show some excitement to our friends at Continental Title of Missouri! Tammie Collier, (holding the scissors) and the whole crew at Continental Title recently relocated from Park Hills to 1337 Maple Street in Farmington. Their beautiful new building is much larger and much "brighter" (especially at 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon) wink emoticon!
Continental Title Company has been providing outstanding search, examination, and closing services for the real estate industry since 2001. They work with a variety of clients including realtors, financial institutions, real estate brokers, home builders, attorneys, and home buyers and sellers.
Continental Title Company has assembled a staff that brings you many years of combined experience from the title and real estate industries. This experience and dedication will give you and your clients the absolute highest levels of customer service. Underwritten by three of the premier underwriters in the title industry, Continental Title Company gives each and every one of their customers the peace of mind knowing that the company is backed by experienced and financially stable companies.
Be sure to "like" them on Facebook, and stop by to congratulate them on their new location! Visit them at 1337 Maple Street in Farmington; Call them at (573) 664-144; or find out more on the Chamber's website.
Ribbon Cutting - The Average Joe's Bar & Grill
Did you know that December 1 was "National Day of Giving"? What is "National Day of Giving"? "National Day of Giving" is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and is a day in which charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. I'm not sure if The Average Joes Bar and Grill owner, Mark Barton knew it, but he celebrated "National Giving Day" in a huge way!
The Chamber celebrated the opening of The Average Joes Bar and Grill on Tuesday, December 1st with a ribbon cutting. Following the ribbon cutting, Mark "gave" all those in attendance for the ribbon cutting a FREE LUNCH! What's more impressive, they volunteered to do this just minutes before the ribbon cutting ceremony, and still managed to snap the photo and feed nearly 20 Chamber Board Members, Ambassadors, and Investors in under an hour! This was a definite "National Day of Giving" win!!
I'm sure those who attended would tell you that the food was delicious and the customer service was delightful! Thank you Mark for your generosity!!!
The Average Joe's Bar & Grill offers:
A Full Menu with Daily Meal Specials
A Full Bar with Daily Drink Specials
Happy Hour Monday - Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Weekly Entertainment including Local Bands, Karaoke, & DJs
Thursday Night is Ladies Night!
And Much More!
The Average Joe's Bar & Grill is located at 5089 Flat River Road. The highway 67 north bound outer road, between Leadington & Farmington.
Be sure to "like" them on Facebook, and stop by to welcome Mark and the entire Average Joe's Bar & Grill Staff to the Chamber & the Community! I recommend grabbing a bite while you're there... I know you'll enjoy it!!
Roberts Claims 3rd Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador Award
Tish Roberts of Culligan Soft Water in Leadington did it again! She took the point lead again in the 3rd quarter earning the "3rd Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador" Title! Tish has been fighting steadily to remain on top attending meetings, volunteering at the Chamber, inviting new members to attend Chamber functions, and much more! It's been fun watching this year's Ambassadors battle it out in the race for points! It'll be interesting to see who claims the 4th Quarter title! Congratulations Tish!!
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.
Tish was honored at the October Investor Meeting with lunch compliments of the Chamber, and a huge bag of goodies compliments of our Ambassador Sponsors that included things such as a an beautiful throw, a heating pad, home decor, wine, and tickets to the musical "Mamma Mia" at the Fabulous Fox!
We can't thank Tish enough for her dedication to 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: Belgrade State Bank - Desloge Branch, Central Methodist University - Park Hills, First Bank - Park Hills Branch, Hefner Furniture & Appliance, KFMO 1240 AM/ B104, Park Hills River Mart, Parkland Health Center, Pharmax Pharmacy - Leadington, Serenity Hospicecare, & The Printing Co.!
Chelsie Grindstaff Awarded Park Hills - Leadington Chamber Scholarship!
The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is excited to announce that the recipient of the very first Chamber Scholarship is 2015 Central High School Graduate, Chelsie L. Grindstaff!
Grindstaff, daughter of D. Ray and Sheila Grindstaff of Park Hills, will receive $500 per semester, for up to four consecutive semesters, to assist with the costs of earning her Associates of Arts Degree in Teaching at Mineral Area College.
Grindstaff was heavily involved in extracurricular activities throughout her high school career. She was active in Marching Band, Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, FTA, FCA, and the Upward Bound Program.
Community involvement played an important part in the decision making process of the Chamber's Scholarship Selection Committee. Community pride, beatification, and participation are all very important to the Chamber. The selection committee found it refreshing that aside from maintaining a high GPA through her high school studies; participating in several extracurricular school activities; and working 15-20 hours per week for the past two years at Country Mart; Grindstaff, also found time to be active and support her local community by volunteering and participating in the Future Teachers of America, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hurryville Freewill Baptist Church, and Park Hills Head Start.
As a recipient of the Park Hills – Leadington Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, Grindstaff will receive her first $500 installment of funds to assist with the summer classes in which she’s already enrolled at Mineral Area College. Three more $500 installments will be available to Grindstaff; 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.
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 attend and/or volunteer 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 Chelsie join us at a meeting and help at an event. 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!