April 2023 Newsletter
A Word from the Director
Welcome to April and hopefully beautiful Spring weather. There are a lot of things happening here at the Chamber this month. We are planning our local MayDays Festival, starting work on the Tour DeWitt Bike Ride and our Annual Golf Outing. Those events are keeping us very busy. Before we know it, it will be time to start working on the Haunted House. Plus, we are planning an Open House here at the Chamber office on April 25th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. We hope you can join us for some light refreshments and a glass of wine or tea. We would love to meet you all!
Recent News and Events
Business Expo 2023
Our Business Expo was held on March 30th in the Clinton HS gym. We had 50 exhibitors and about 300 people in attendance. We've had some great feedback so far from our participants. (If you haven't filled out your survey please take a moment and do so. It will help us know what to do better/different next year.) WHOW broadcasted live, interviewing several of our businesses. Clinton YMCA volunteers demonstrated Pickleball and offered to teach anyone at the event how to play. We were excited to have the Clinton HS Theatre group join us and perform songs from their recent musical The Wizard of Oz as well as a few other selections. And, as we have come to look forward to, Heartland Bank sponsored the very popular Community Shred Event. We gave away two $50 gift cards, one from Kirby Foods and the other from Save-A-Lot. All in all it was a great night!

Thank you to all the businesses and organizations who participated!
See you next year.
WHOW Radio/Miller Media Group
First National Bank & Trust
Heartland Bank & Trust
Warner Hospital & Health Services
Liberty Village of Clinton
Baum Chevrolet Buick
Encore Developmental Services & Thrift Store
AmVets Post 14
Triple M Farms: Mariah's Mums
Edward Jones/Alec Martin
Warner Public Library
Peterson Insurance
C.H. Moore Homestead/DeWitt County Museum
Central Roofing LLC
The Vault
Weldon Springs Foundation
Love It Once More Thrift Store
DeWitt County Farm Bureau
DeWitt County Sheriff's Dept
Anderson Ford
Farmer City Chiropractic
EMC Photography
Clinton Police Dept
Clinton Community Education Foundation
DeWitt Savings Bank
DeWitt/Piatt Health Dept
State Farm/Jason Frantz
Dove, Inc.
Macon County CASA
Clinton Community YMCA
Kirby Foods/Clinton IGA
Celebrate Clinton Association
Woods Photography
Clintonia Eagle Theater
Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy
Ace Hardware
DeWitt County Development Council
Toohill Seed & Beef
C&P Custom Printing
Heritage Behavioral Health
DeWitt County Genealogical Society
Farmers Market
DeWitt County EMS
American Legion
Clinton Journal
Health Alliance
Clinton Fire Dept

Images courtesy of EMC Photography
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Chamber April Board Meeting
Monday, April 24th, 2023 @ Noon
Call 217-935-3364 if you want to be placed on the agenda.

Chamber Open House
Tuesday, April 25th, 2023 5:00pm - 7:00pm @ the Chamber office. 100 S. Center, Suite 101
Come Meet the new team!
**Looking Ahead**
Clinton Area Farmers & Artisans Market
Saturdays beginning May 6th -October 14, 2023

Clinton MayDays Festival
May 18th - 21st, 2023
Conner Family Amusements Carnival
Stage Entertainment:
Thursday: Clinton High School Thespians "Sing Off"
Friday: Blue Iris Band
Saturday: Andrews Family Magic 2:00pm on Mr. Lincoln's Stage
Saturday: TBA
Watch for more details on our Facebook page!

Annual Golf Outing
June 20, 2023

Tour DeWitt
June 24, 2023
Gift Card A Palooza Raffle
Our Annual Raffle this year is a Gift - Card - A - Palooza. The grand prize is over $400 in gift cards from our retail members. One person will win them all! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here at the Chamber office or from any of our board members. The drawing will be held at our Annual Golf Outing on June 20th. You do not have to be present to win.
Clinton Chamber’s Member Renewals
We’re showcasing Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau Members who renewed their dues during the month of March 2023.
about these members on the Clinton Chamber of Commerce website at

Clinton Presbyterian Church
Waters Construction
Anderson Ford of Clinton
C.H. Moore Homestead & DeWitt County Museum
Clinton Country Club
Taylor & Lynch Attorneys

2023 Chamber Board
of Directors

Executive Board
Jared White Chamber President

Ed Cicenas Chamber Vice-President

Francis Jackson Chamber Treasurer

Meghan Morge Chamber Secretary
Board Members
Brad Barton
Koni Lovett
Mackenzie Larrick 
Stephanie Torbert
Lance White

Chamber Staff
Janice Petersen Executive Director
Erin Angel Administrative Specialist

Do you want to know more about the Clinton Chamber of Commerce’s DUES PLUS Program?
Call us at 217-935-3364.

- Monthly Business Card Ad in the Chamber Newsletter
- Banner Ad Prominently Displayed on www.clintonilchamber.com
- Business Card Ad on Clinton Chamber Instagram & Facebook Pages
Events & Happenings from our Members
Send us your flyer by the end of the month to be included in the next months newsletter.
Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
100 S. Center St., Suite 101 Clinton IL 61727
chamber@clintonilchamber.com 217-935-3364
Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:30pm