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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
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.!
Inflatable Fun Hosts July First Friday Coffee
Thank you Lucas & Erin Hulsey for hosting the July First Friday Coffee! Lucas & Erin are the owners of Inflatable Fun! They offer moon walks, bouncers, jump houses, combo units, slides and many other great items for your kid's enjoyment.
If you missed this event, join us at the Investor Meeting on July 21 to find out more about Inflatable Fun, and maybe even take one for a "test bounce"!
Be sure to "like" Inflatable Fun on Facebook check out their website, and recommend them to all your family and friends!
City Wide Yard Sale Set for August 8, 2015
The Annual Park Hills - Leadington City Wide Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, August 8, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Area residents and local businesses are invited to host yard sales, rummage sales, garage sales, and sidewalk sales on this day.
In order to participate, you must purchase a permit from the CHAMBER OFFICE. Permits will go on sale Monday, July 20th. There are three types of permits available.
Maps of the area sales will be on sale at the Chamber Office August 5-7 and at Park Hills River Mart on August 8. All maps include a list of the sale addresses. Some sales include map pinpoints for easier locating and a list of items for sale.
Find out more details about participating on our event page at: 11th Annual Park Hills - Leadington City Wide Yard Sale
Park Hills Summer Concert Series
The Park Hills Parks and Recreation Department is excited to once again be hosting it's annual Park Hills Summer Concert Series in Columbia Park!
This year's line up features another great array of music styles by bands such at The Woo Daddies, The Harper Family, Canyon, The Berry Brothers and more!
Most concerts will take place in Columbia Park at the Amphitheater and are free to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating.
Find a complete listing of all the Summer Concerts, as well as more details about the times, locations, and bands on the Chamber's Event Calendar.
Thank you this year's concert sponsors: Ameren Missouri, Cozean Memorial Chapel, New Era Gank, Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health, The Daily Journal, and Julie Pratte!
Summer Movies In the Park
American Family Insurance, The City of Park Hills, The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce, and Central R3 School is excited to present the brand new Park Hills "Summer Movies in the Park" series!
Join us and your movie hosts, ODACS, Inc., Chad's Tire & Auto, First State Community Bank, and Serenity HospiceCare for this summer's movies!
All movies will be held at the Amphitheater in Park Hills Columbia Park and are free to the public. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Drinks and snacks are welcome. No alcoholic beverages permitted.
Each movie will feature a variety of children's activities prior to the showing Movies to include: "Despicable Me", "Monsters University", and "Big Hero 6".
Check the Chamber's Event Calendar for dates and times!
Congratulations to this Year's Firecracker Run Winners
With 116 registered participants at this year's Annual Firecracker Run, nearly everyone was a winner! Congratulations to those who took home medals & trophies, and to those who participated, be it walking, running, sponsoring, or volunteering! This year's event help to begin funding the Chamber's new Scholarship Program! We appreciate all those involved. Also, a special thanks to Central High School, The Park Hills Police Department, The St. Francois County Ambulance District, and Boy Scout Troop 417. It truly takes and army to make this event successful!
Mark your calendars now for next year's event to be held on Saturday, June 25. Find the list of this year's winners and their times on the Chamber's Firecracker Run Facebook Page!
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!
Congratulations to UltiMUTT Cuts!!
Congratulations to Jenna & the Crew at Ultimutt Cuts, LLC!! Chamber Board Members, Ambassadors, and Investors from both the Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce and the Desloge Chamber of Commerce, as well as, Leadington City Officials, gathered to welcome the new dog grooming establishment to Leadington & St. Francois County with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. UltiMUTT Cuts owner, Jenna Tracy, told attendees that the business is more than just pet grooming, they think of it as a "spa for your pet". UltiMUTT Cuts provides all the services you need to keep your pet smelling fresh, feeling fluffy, and looking fine!
UltiMUTT Cuts, LLC is located at 504 East Woodlawn Drive in Leadington, between MBU Regional Learning Centers in Jefferson County & Farmington and 573 Salon. Be sure to "like" them on Facebook, share their page with your friends, and send them your congratulatory notes!