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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
The Hefner Furniture Christmas Parade is Almost Here!
Welcome to the Celebration! "Christmas Musical Magic"
What’s your favorite All-Time Christmas Song? Be it a Classic Holiday Hymn, a Christmas Musical Melody, an Animated Show-Tune, or maybe a Country or Rock Holiday Ballad there are literally hundreds of Christmas songs to choose from, and dozens of ways to create them! Choose your all-time favorite Christmas song and let us see your interpretation!
This year's event will again begin in Leadington near the plaza and conclude at the Park Hills Sports Complex. There will be entertainment at both locations to include Central Students and the up and coming Raelyn Winick, craft and game booths at the Park Hills location, and of course, Santa Claus!
Entertainment begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Leadington Plaza and the Parade starts at 7:00. Don't miss it!
To find all the rules, guidelines, and details; or to register, see the Hefner Furniture Christmas Parade Event Page.
Little Ones Boutique Opens in Park Hills
Chamber & City Officials were on hand October 12, 2018, to celebrate the opening of Little Ones Children's Boutique!
Located at 315 West Main Street, just across from the River Worship Centre, Little Ones Boutique offers a large variety of unique boutique style infant and toddler clothing and accessories all at super reasonable prices - Kara mentioned this morning that she intends to keep nearly all her outfits priced at just $20 and under!
Whether you're searching for a holiday-themed outfit, the perfect baby shower gift, something with local team spirit, or even a time-out chair, Little Ones has it all!
Congratulations to Owner, Kara Stein on her beautiful new boutique! Stop in soon and check it out!
Leadington Police Department Receives Grant
Members of the Park Hills - Leadington Chamber were super excited to be invited to help the Leadington Police Department and Leadington City Officials celebrate the commission of two new SUVs to the police force!
The Leadington PD was recently awarded a $23,000 grant from the USDA to aid in the purchase of the two brand new Ford Explorers which will be used as Leadington patrol vehicles.
Members of USDA were also on hand for the celebration.
Congratulations to Chief McKinney and his entire crew -- and, Thank You ALL for your daily service to Leadington and surrounding communities! You have our utmost respect!
Congratulations to our 2018 2nd Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador - Mike Campbell!
Congratulations to Mr. Mike Campbell! Mike was recently was named the 2018 2nd Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador!
Mike is employed by the Missouri Job Center in Park Hills and won the title by assisting the Chamber as a very devoted Ambassador throughout the 2nd Quarter of 2018.
Mike earned a huge number of points throughout the 2nd quarter by attending numerous Chamber sponsored events, ribbon cuttings, and meetings as well as volunteering his time to help with things such as delivering investor appreciation gifts, and working at the registration table at investor meetings.
Mike has been a member of the Park Hills - Leadington Chamber for several years and has served as an ambassador for two and a half years. He is very valuable to the Chamber and we can't express the amount of gratitude we have for Mike and all that he has done to assist us!
A number of 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.
Special thanks to our 2018 Ambassador Club Sponsors for supporting the Ambassador Program and providing our much deserving champions with some incredible gifts. Our Ambassador Club Sponsors include:
Belgrade Financial Services
Belgrade State Bank
Better Bodies of Missouri, Inc.
C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Homes
Cardinal X-Press, LLC
Culligan of Leadington
Kindred at Home
The Lemonade Stand Boutique
Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy
The Printing Co.
Raylyn White Awarded Park Hills - Leadington Chamber Scholarship
The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is excited to announce that the fourth recipient of the Chamber Scholarship is, 2018 Central High School Graduate, Raylyn White! Raylyn was awarded the scholarship at the Central High School Academic Banquet on May 3, 2018.
Raylyn, daughter of Jeremy and Wendy White, will receive $500 per semester, for up to four consecutive semesters, towards her initial enrollment at Mineral Area College and follow her through the bridge program to Central Methodist University. The scholarship will help with the cost of classes, supplies, and other needs as she works to earn her Associate’s Degree at MAC, followed by, her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at CMU.
Raylyn admits that her college education is just a bridge to what she wants to do after college. She has been an active member of her church her entire life and explains that her church played a very large role in deciding what she wanted to do after high school. Raylyn says that she feels as if she is being led toward a leadership role within her church. For her, an accounting degree will enable her to assist the church with financial guidance, as well as, allow for a flexible schedule with the ability to work from home so that she can continue to work with those in need. Her future goals include working with young people and those in need.
Strongly vested in her faith, Raylyn spends much of her spare time working with the church’s Bus Ministry kids. She explains that these children are from very low-income homes; many of them face challenges that most of us could never imagine. She helps to mentor these children, teach them, and assists in finding them opportunities that they might not otherwise have access too. She plans to continue this work no matter where the future takes her. Raylyn told us “my entire educational goal is to prepare myself for what God had called me to do: be a servant to those around me.”
As a recipient of the Park Hills – Leadington Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, Raylyn will receive her first $500 installment of funds to assist with fall classes at Mineral Area College during 2018. Three more $500 installments will be available to Raylyn; 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 continuing education studies. After finishing her associate’s degree at Mineral Area College, Raylyn plans to continue her education at Central Methodist University, earning her bachelor’s degree in accounting.
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 Events such as the Annual Firecracker Run or Sweetheart Trivia Night. We look forward to having Raylyn 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!