by Clinton Chamber of Commerce Executive Direct T.J. McSparrin
The Clinton Chamber begins 2019 focused on the mission to serve, protect and promote its members and the city of Clinton. Committed to providing events that encourage synergy among businesses, the Clinton Chamber’s goal is provide networking and civic engagement opportunities to further enhance community excitement while strengthening and expanding the Clinton business climate.
On January 24, the Chamber will kick off the year with the Annual Celebration showcasing Clinton’s accomplishments over the past year and saluting outstanding individuals and businesses in Clinton. The Chamber will also take this opportunity to highlight its new logo and dynamic website that will help promote our companies and community.
Networking and informative luncheons will be in February and October. In April, the Chamber will host an Education Appreciation Luncheon honoring our Outstanding Teachers, STAR students and Clinton Chamber Youth leadership scholarship winners. In September, the Chamber honors public servants who serve our city, county, and state at its annual Public Service Appreciation luncheon. elected officials statewide are recognized, and awards for the police officer, firefighter and city employee of the year are presented. Chamber members and the community are invited to attend these events.
Networking social events will be held throughout the year, as well. BASH (Business Associate Social Hour), held twice a year, will include food, fun, business information, and another networking opportunity. the 2nd Annual Taste the Town event will feature Clinton’s local restaurants showcasing samplings of their most popular items. Those in attendance will visit each booth and experience their cuisine.
August is filled with fun events for Clinton citizens and opportunities to promote businesses. Back to the Bricks, held on Jefferson Street in late August, welcomes Mississippi College students back to school and introduces them to our local businesses. On August 23 and 24, the Chamber, in partnership with Main Street Clinton will hold the 4th Annual Red Brick Roads Music and Arts Festival, This event will include musical performances, food and beverage rucks, and art vendors. November’s Holiday Happening kicks off another festive holiday shopping season. It is the perfect time to purchase Christmas gifts and support Clinton’s small businesses. The Chamber will also promote Small Business Saturday, a shopping event encouraging local purchasing the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 30.
On December 7, the Clinton Chamber will wrap up 2019 with the 2nd annual Yule Run Clinton, a 5K run/walk and 10k run, and the 45th Annual Christmas Parade on Clinton Boulevard. All businesses, churches, organizations, pageant title holders, etc are invited to participate in the parade, and all Clinton residents are invited to attend.
The Chamber will continue to add opportunities, large and small, throughout the year to help create a healthy environment in which to live and conduct business. Visit clintonchamber.org, or call 601-924-5912 for more information about any event and program sponsored by the Clinton Chamber.