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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
Congratulations to the 2017 1st Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador!
Congratulations to Officer John Washburn, who was named 2017's 1st Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador at Tuesday's Investor Meeting!
Washburn, an officer at the Leadington Police Department, earned the 1st Quarter Acclaimed Ambassador Title by devoting some of his time to serving as a Chamber Ambassador. He did things such as attend events and meetings, volunteered his help at various events and meetings, promoted the Chamber by checking in and sharing chamber news and events on Facebook, recruited new Chamber investors, and invited potential new investors to attend Chamber meetings.
John was honored at the April Investor Meeting with Chamber recognition and a huge bag of goodies compliments of our Ambassador Sponsors!
We can't thank John enough for his dedication and hard work. Oh! And as a side note, as recognition of his dedication... He attended Tuesday's Luncheon - and helped work the registration table -- ON HIS DAY OFF -- and it was his BIRTHDAY -- and he did it without even knowing he had won the award! Dedication at it's finest!! We hope you had a great birthday, John! We sure do appreciate you!!
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 Ambassador Club Sponsors for supporting the Ambassador Program and providing our much deserving champions with some incredible gifts. Our Ambassador Club Sponsors include:
- C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Homes
- Culligan of Leadington
- Domino's Pizza
- First Bank
- First State Community Bank
- Habitat Humanity
- Heart & Soul Hospice
- The Lemonade Stand Boutique
- Serenity HospiceCare
2nd Annual Three-Man Royal
The Chamber's Annual Disc Golf Tournament: "Three-Man Royal" is to be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, and will include the following:
- Registration - 8:00 a.m.
- 3-Man Scramble - $25 Per Person / $75 Per Team
- 36 Team Limit - Pre-Register by May 5 to Guarantee Your FREE T-SHIRT size
- Open & Amateur Divisions
- Open Division Pays Out Cash
- Amateur Division Pays Out Trophies
- 2 Rounds of 18 Holes (Back Pads 1st Round, Short Pads 2nd Round)
- Ace Pool - Closest to Pin (4 Holes)
- A Portion of the Proceeds Used for Course Improvements
- Lunch Provided
- Attendance Prizes
Chamber Introduces: "Battle of the Badges"
The Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a new event coming to the Parkland on September 9, 2017, called "Battle of the Badges". The event will be held at the brand new Sgt. Darrell S. Cole Memorial Shooting Range at St. Joe State Park.
This event will invite law enforcement from around the State of Missouri to participate in a shooting competition involving handguns and rifles. A limited number of civilian teams will also be invited to participate. There will be a limit of 24 law enforcement teams and 12 civilian teams competing that day. Spectators are also welcome!
As part of our focus to honor our law enforcement officials, we will also be including a "9/11 Remembrance" during the closing ceremonies.
Our main goal for this event is to honor our police and first responders. Our second is to ensure that a significant portion of the proceeds goes into the Chamber's scholarship fund. With this, we plan to create a second, brand new, annual scholarship, which will be given to an individual planning to attend either the Law Enforcement Academy or seek a Criminal Justice degree from Mineral Area College.
We are super excited about this brand new event and hope you are too!
Learn more about this brand new event here: Battle of the Badges
Be sure to "Like" our event page on Facebook too! You can find it here: Battle of the Badges/Facebook
Park Hills-Leadington Chamber of Commerce Invites Chamber Investors and Community Members to Enjoy a Trip to Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast!!
The Park Hills-Leadington Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that it will be visiting irresistible Southern Italy & Amalfi Coast, departing October 26, 2017, and is inviting chamber investors, and family and friends of chamber investors to join them on this once in a lifetime experience.
Rich in culture and stunning scenery, irresistible Southern Italy is the setting for this breathtaking journey. Enjoy an eight-day journey back to the old country where you will explore not one, but many Italies. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, find yourself relaxing in the town of Sorrento or sight-seeing along the Amalfi Coast, which includes gorgeous places such as, Positano, Ravello, and Amalfi. On this remarkable trip, you will also encounter the world famous archeological site of Pompeii. The beautiful Amalfi Coast awaits you with its great food, historical sites, and beautiful architecture, providing an unforgettable Italian experience.
"This is truly an amazing opportunity to participate in an international journey to irresistible Southern Italy, where program participants can experience the country's culture, learn about its business climate, and make new friends," said Tamara Coleman, Executive Director.
Space is limited, so act fast. Don't miss out on this opportunity to visit irresistible Southern Italy, exchange ideas with local business representatives, make new friends, and build new memories.
For more information about this amazing trip please call the Park Hills-Leadington Chamber of Commerce at (573) 431-1051 or email the chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farewell to Our Retiring Board Members!
With the new year comes new board members, which means we must say farewell to those retiring.
When serving on the Chamber Board you become a member of the Chamber "family". Three years (and for some, like Bob Gerig & Ginger Pizarro, SIX years), is a long time to spend dedicated to an organization. During that time, you can't help but build close bonds and many times even closer friendships. So retiring is kind of a big deal!
Board members are the backbone of this organization. They are volunteers who put their heart into making sure we are succeeding and improving. Their dedication is immeasurable.
So to Robert Gerig and Ginger Pizarro, we say thank you!! Thank you for your time, your dedication, your energy, your sacrifice, and your heart! Thank you, for serving this Chamber for six consecutive years! Thank you, from our hearts to yours!
Sweetheart Trivia Proves to be Biggest, Most Successful event EVER!
With 23 teams, more than 90 door prizes, 26 desserts, and approximately $1,000 earned for the Chamber's Scholarship Fund, we couldn't be more PLEASE with the results of this year's Valentine's Day Event!!
So much effort goes into this, and all our events, it's hard to express just how much we appreciate each and every person who participates. Be it Glenda Straughn and the use of her skills and facility, the Board of Directors, the Ambassadors, my husband, our Investors, the players, the local businesses, and even Taylor Jones (the 2016 Scholarship Recipient) and her mom. We could never, in a million years, be so successful without you... ALL OF YOU! Thank you so, incredibly much!
And finally, thank you to the Round Sponsors of this year's event. They include:
- American Family Insurance - Edward Felker Agency
- Bates Insurance
- Belgrade Financial Service
- Belgrade State Bank
- C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Homes
- Domino's Pizza
- First Bank
- First State Community Bank
- Mineral Area Office Supply
- Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health