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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
Announcing The Hefner Furniture Christmas Parade!
Welcome to the Celebration!
The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce is hosting the "Hefner Furniture Christmas Parade" on Thursday, December 3 , 2015 and we are inviting you to participate.
This Year's Theme Is: "Our Perfect Christmas" Entrants are encouraged to decorate their floats to represent their vision of a "Perfect Christmas"
LOOK WHAT'S NEW FOR 2015
No Entry Fee! Participate in the Parade for FREE!
Bigger Cash Prizes! $200 - 1st Place, $150 - 2nd Place, $100 - 3rd Place
New Ending Location With a Shorter Route! Ending at the Park Hills Sports Complex
Santa's House! Where kids can visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus & have pictures taken
More Vendor Spots Available! Set up your holiday craft, treat, or game booth
Master & Miss Christmas Contest! Hosted by the MAC Cheerleaders
Don't wait! Register your parade entry or booth registration today!
Click Here to Register Now: Hefner Furniture Christmas Parade
Missouri Baptist University hosts November First Friday Coffee
First Friday FREEBIES! Thank you Megan & Missouri Baptist University for the awesome giveaways and delicious treats at this morning's First Friday Coffee Event! I can't think of a better way to start a Friday!! What a BIG, beautiful space you have! It was fun taking the tour and seeing just how many classes and students MOBAP can accommodate at the Farmington/Leadington facility!
Missouri Baptist University is an evangelical Christian, liberal arts institution and has as its purpose the offering of programs of study leading to professional certificates, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees in an environment where academic excellence is emphasized and a Biblically based Christian perspective is maintained.
Join us on November 17 at 12:00 p.m. at the MAC North College Center for the Investor Meeting where Megan will be telling us more about the MOBAP and the services they offer!
Be sure to "like" MBU on Facebook check out their website, and recommend them to all your family and friends!
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.!
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!
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!