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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
Chamber's 1st GLOW GOLF TOURNAMENT - October 24, 2015
The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce is now making plans for its 16th Annual Golf Tournament. However, this year, we're doing it different... We're playing GLOW GOLF!
This year's tournament will be held in October to allow for 9 holes of Nighttime Glow Golf Play! We will have special glowing golf balls, glowing spiked markers, glowing flag markers, glow sticks, and more! Players are encouraged to bring their own glow accessories as well... There will actually be a Best Dressed Glow Golf Cart Contest too!
Special rules and opportunities will be inline, including 9 holes of par 3, mulligans, ball tossing, hole-in-ones, poker run, and more!
Because of this new adventure, we will be limiting this year's tournament to just 18 teams of 4! You'll want to be sure to register early to reserve your team's spot!
We are now actively seeking TEAMS, HOLE SPONSORS & BEVERAGE CART SPONSORS. There are many benefits for participating and even reduced pricing for multiple participations.
For a list of all the benefits, visit the event webpage at CHAMBER GLOW GOLF TOURNAMENT We encourage you to register your team or sponsorship today!
Krak N Jaks Bakery & Donuts, LLC Opens New Store in Leadington
Congratulations Krak N Jaks!!! They officially made Leadington their home October 9, 2015 as Chamber Board Members and Ambassadors, Leadington City Officials, and Krak N Jaks staff members watched them cut the ribbon to their newest location at 30 Woodlawn Drive (in Leadington Plaza).
Despite the drizzle, smiles were abundant as owners Markus Clinton and Brandy Worley spoke of their sentimental attachment to their new location; explained that they are more than just a doughnut shop, also offering homemade cakes and cake pops with plans to add specialty items like caramel apples; and expressed their excitement about becoming active in the Chamber and the Community!
Attending a Park Hills - Leadington Chamber Ribbon Cutting is always so much more than just a photo op. Guests enjoyed doughy bits of heaven when Brandy passed out samples of their glazed crescents... a DELICIOUS treat!! And, many of those in attendance also went home with sacks of complimentary donuts - an appreciation gift from Markus and Brandy for joining their celebration.
Unable to make the ribbon cuttings? No problem! Taking the time to welcome our new businesses to the community after the festivities end can also be a "treat"! Chamber Board Member, Donna Hickman, took away two large boxes of donuts when she stopped in to congratulate Marcus and Brandy after the ceremony had concluded. Overwhelmed by their generosity, Donna chose to "pay it forward" by sharing her donuts with various members of the local community, encouraging them to visit Krak N Jaks for themselves!
In conclusion, we want to thank Markus, Brandy, and the Krak N Jaks crew for becoming a valued member of the Park Hills - Leadington Chamber. We are very excited to be working with them on some new Chamber benefits for 2016 too! Stay alert! You won't want to miss it!
The LIFE Center for Independent Living hosts October First Friday Coffee
Thank you Candy Zarcone & LIFE INC- Center for Independent Living for hosting the October First Friday Coffee! Fresh, hot coffee, homemade raisin bran muffins, and comical conversations made this month's Coffee a true treat!
The L.I.F.E. Center provides advocacy, support, and services so individuals with disabilities can make their own life choices with confidence, independence, and dignity.
Also, did you know, the meeting space you see in the photo is available for community use? Reservations are required. Just contact them at 573-756-4314!
Join us on October 20th for the Investor Meeting where Candy will be telling us more about the LIFE Center and the services they offer!
Be sure to "like" The LIFE Center on Facebook check out their website, and recommend them to all your family and friends!
Roberts Named 2nd Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador
Congratulations to Tish Roberts of Culligan Soft Water in Leadington for earning for the "2nd Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador" Title! Tish battled hard for the title last quarter, earning 44 points... just one more than another very competitive Ambassador!
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 July 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 first aid kit, a t-shirt, coffee mugs, wine, home decor, and concert tickets!
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!