December 5, 2017
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West Plains Chamber of Commerce


The West Plains Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to enjoy the Annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The parade will begin at 4:00 p.m. on the corner of Porter Wagoner and Missouri Avenue, travel down Porter Wagoner past People's Park, rounding the corner onto West Main and then disbursing at the four way stop on the corner of West Main and Preacher Roe/Minnesota. 
 
Everyone in the Parade will enter the lineup at the corner of Minnesota and 2nd Street beginning at 1:00 p.m. Volunteers will check you in and distribute judging numbers at this point. The lineup will travel up Minnesota to 6th Street, turn right onto 6th and then left on Missouri. The lineup accommodates regular customer traffic to those businesses on Missouri that are open on Saturday afternoon. Since the lineup route will be blocked to regular traffic beginning at 1:00 p.m., parents delivering children to floats may drop them at the corner of 6th and Minnesota, 2nd and Minnesota or Concord and Missouri. Parade volunteers will shuttle the children to floats on the parade route on vehicles courtesy of Mega Motorsports and Larson Farm & Lawn
 
This year's theme is "A Year to Give Thanks". The parade will be led by our Area Emergency Personnel/Services serving as Grand Marshals. 
 
Prizes will be awarded as follows; The Ramona Heiney-State Farm Insurance-Grand Prize-350.00, The AirMedCare Network -1st Place Commercial Prize-300.00, The Thrivent Financial 2nd Place Commercial Prize-200.00, The Brown Furniture & Appliance-1st Place Religious Prize-300.00, The Gammill Quilting Systems-2nd Place Religious Prize-200.00, The West Plains Optimist Club-1st Place Miscellaneous Prize-300.00, The Community First Banking Company-2nd Place Miscellaneous Prize-200.00. Don's Auto Service, Ozarks Medical Center, and Rental Supply Company jointly sponsor travel expenses for all Bands participating in this year's Parade. 
 
This year's Parade supporters also include; Great Rivers Distributing, Hirsch Feed & Farm Supply, Kalista Beauty & The Woods, Landmark Bank, Ozarks Coca Cola, Penmac Staffing Services, Southern Bank, Towne & Country Lighting and West Plains Occupational & Insurance Physicals.
 
For more information or entry forms, call the Chamber office at 417-256-4433 or email them at info@wpchamber.com 
West Plains Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory


Hello!
 
On December 1st the West Plains Chamber of Commerce begins the ad sales phase for our new 2018/2019 Membership Directory/ Community Profile & Relocation Guide.    
The Chamber is coordinating all aspects of this marketing piece including ad sales, ad creation, printing and publishing.
 
Your Chamber membership automatically gives you a complementary listing in the directory and buyers' guide sections of the Directory. We are now offering you the opportunity to additionally promote your business or organization with a featured ad. 
 
We print and distribute 3000 copies of our directory across the United States. This year we are excited to add an online version of the Directory to our website. Coupled with our City/County Map, the Membership Directory/Community Profile & Relocation Guide is the Chamber's and the City's primary marketing piece for relocation & newcomer requests, visitor inquiries, tourism promotion and economic development initiatives.
 
Please contact the Chamber office by phone 417-256-4433 to get the process started.

We thank you for your continued support! 
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