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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
Tracy Fisher Named 2016's 2nd Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador!
Congratulations to Tracy Fisher of Bates Insurance for earning for the 2nd Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador Title! All of our Ambassadors worked extra hard throughout the 2nd quarter planning, preparing for, and executing our newly recognized Investor Appreciation Month. They all earned numerous points for their participation, but Tracy took the win by devoting even more of her personal time and energy helping with much of the behind the scenes prep throughout the month of June.
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.
Tracy was honored at the July Investor Meeting with Chamber recognition and a huge bag of goodies compliments of our Ambassador Sponsors!
We can't thank Tracy enough for her dedication and never ending enthusiasm for helping our Chamber. Her efforts help to make our job a little easier and our image even more stunning!
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.!
Annual City Wide Yard Sale - August 13, 2016
Park Hills/ Leadington City Wide Yard Sale Permits on Sale July 25, 2016 - August 8, 2016
The two-city sale is slated for Saturday, August 13, 2016.
Sponsored by the Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce. There were 103 Sales Registered in 2015!
Park Hills residents must purchase a permit in order to sell. Leadington residents are not required to purchase a permit to sell, however, to be included in the map and advertising opportunities, a special permit is required.
Maps of area sales will be available for purchase the week of the event.
Learn more about Permit Options and Map Sales here: 2016 City Wide Yard Sale
Parkland Celtic Festival 2016
The Parkland Celtic Festival planning is in full swing! The entertainment schedule is already full for this year's 3-day event with entertainment beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2016, and the final performers taking the stage at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 18.
Aside from the Live Music and traditional Irish & Scottish Dancing, there will be a huge array of Unique Vendors, Carnival Rides, a Classic Car Cruise, Guinness Beer Sampling, Authentic Imported Irish Food & Goods, Old Thyme Pony Rides, and Iron Works Blacksmith Shop, and so much more!
The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber will also be selling Authentic Irish Seasoned, Guinness Beer Battered Sausages, Fish, and Home-Fried Chips!
The event is sponsored by Prairie Farms Dairy and the Claddagh Irish Dance School, with proceeds to benefit the Downtown Park Hills Association. The Street Festival is happening in Downtown Park Hills in the 200 & 300 blocks of West Main Street on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 16, 17, & 18, 2016.
Sponsors and Vendors are still being accepted.
View a full schedule of events here: Parkland Celtic Festival or on their website at ParklandCelticFestival.com
Investor Appreciation Month = FUN
June is over, and our very first Investor Appreciation Month has been recorded as a fun success!
Special thanks to our Ambassador Club and Board Members for helping to deliver small tokens of our appreciation to each of our Chamber Investors!
Congratulations to the big winners in June:
- 2 Free Investor Meeting Lunch Tickets: First State Community Bank
- 2 Free Investor Meeting Lunch Tickets: Fit to be Clean
- 2 Free Investor Meeting Lunch Tickets: Ameren Missouri
- 2 Free Investor Meeting Lunch Tickets: Unico Bank
- Free Enhanced Membership: Ursula Warren
- 4th of July Gift Basket: Stacey Wright
- 4 Cardinals Baseball Tickets: Christie Davis
Not on Facebook? You can view all of the appreciation photos here on our website: Chamber Photo Gallery
We enjoyed Appreciation Month and hope you did too!
118 Participate in the 13th Annual Firecracker Run
The Chamber's 13th Annual Firecracker Run was unflawed with 118 participants and a huge support system of volunteers!
This year proved to be the year for family registrations and online payments. More families registered to participate than in years past, and thanks to our new online payment feature, participants had the ability to pay early for discounted prices which, in turn, made check in and registration at this year's even a breeze!
Thank you to all who participated, those who volunteered, Central Schools, Park Hills PD, and Park Hills Boy Scout Troop 417. You each play a crucial role in making this event fantastic!
Also, a huge thank you to all of our t-shirt sponsors:
- American HomeCare
- AT&T Desloge
- Bates Insurance
- Belgrade State Bank
- Central Methodist University
- Continental Title of Missouri
- Country Mart
- Domino's Pizza
- First Bank
- KFMO / B104.3 Radio
- KREI / KTJJ
- Maloney, Wright & Robbins, CPA's
- Mineral Area College
- Missouri Baptist University
- MSMiller, Inc.
- O.D.A.C.S. Inc. (Drug & Alcohol Collection Services)
- Park Hills River Mart
- Parkland Health Center
- Pharmax Pharmacy #1343
- Proffer Wholesale Produce, Inc.
- Road ID
- Signs Etc
- Southeast Missouri Community Credit Union
- St. Francois County Health Center - WIC
- The Pasta House Company
- Turner Chevrolet-Cadillac Co., Inc.
- US Bank
For a list of winners and times, visit our Firecracker Run Facebook Page!
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!