Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce
& Tourism Bureau
May 2023 Newsletter
A Word from the Director

It’s so hard to believe it’s May already! Graduations are just around the corner and then school’s out for the summer.  

MayDays is a week away! We are so sure you will have a great time this year. You will see the carnival start rolling in the first of next week. Pre-Sale armband coupons are available at Big D’s, Kirby Foods/IGA, First National Bank, DeWitt Savings Bank and Heartland Bank as well as here at the Chamber office. Pre-Sale ends at 3:00pm on Thursday, May 18th. We have some amazing entertainment all weekend! The Clinton HS Theatre Sing Off is Thursday night. Be sure to stop on the square and listen to the amazing talents! Friday night is the Blue Iris Band from the Bloomington area, Saturday afternoon is a FREE magic show for the kids (young and old) on Mr. Lincoln’s stage and rounding out Saturday night is Drew Cagle and the Reputation with Special Guest Joe Hermes. So come on out for some fun rides, great food and awesome entertainment.

I wanted to extend a special “Thank You” to everyone who came to our Open House. It was great to meet those I had not yet met and visit with those I already knew. Please feel free to stop in anytime. Our door is always open. 

Please keep us in the loop on what you have going on. We want to tell your story and attend your events! Send us flyers, give us a call and let us know what you have coming up. We will promote you on our Facebook page and here in our office.  

Have a great May!

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31st Annual MayDays Festival
May 18th - 21st

Carnival Rides, Entertainment, Games, Food and Vendors! It's going to be a great time!!

Upcoming Meetings and Events
Chamber May Board Meeting
Monday, May 21st, 2023 @ Noon
Call 217-935-3364 if you want to be placed on the agenda.

Clinton MayDays Festival
May 18th - 21st, 2023
Conner Family Amusements Carnival
Stage Entertainment:
Thursday: Clinton High School Theatre "Sing Off"
Friday: Blue Iris Band
Saturday: Andrews Family Magic 2:00pm on Mr. Lincoln's Stage
Saturday: Drew Cagle & The Reputation w/ Special Guest Joe Hermes
**Looking Ahead**
Clinton Area Farmers & Artisans Market
Now through-October 14, 2023 (Closed on May 20th for MayDays)
Saturdays from 8-12 on Mr. Lincolns Square

Annual Golf Outing - June 20, 2023

Tour DeWitt - June 24, 2023
Gift Card A Palooza Raffle - TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE
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

DeWitt County Restoration Association
Wilson Chrysler-Jeep Inc.
Ameren Illinois
Clinton Noon Rotary Club
Dove Inc. of DeWitt County
DeWitt County EMS
Farmer Insurance-Don McClure
City of Clinton
DeWitt County Friendship Center
NanRan: Dairy Queen, Jimmy John’s & Monicals
Sunset Inn & Suites
Utterback Real Estate
Watkins Jewelry
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

Grace Duke
Clinton High School Student Board Member

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
  • Business Card Ad on Clinton Chamber Instagram & Facebook Pages
  • More benefits coming in June

We are looking for occasional Volunteers to help with events, etc. If this is something you
would be interested in please
give us a call 217-935-3364
or send us an email at [email protected]

This is strictly a volunteer position, there is no monetary compensation.
Every Saturday (Weather permitting) 
May 6 through October 14, 2023 
8:00 a.m. to Noon
Mr. Lincoln's Square in downtown Clinton, IL
(The Farmers Market is closed May 20th
for MayDays.)
Events & Happenings from our Members
Send us your flyer by the end of the month to be included in the next months newsletter. Email: [email protected]

Click on each flyer to enlarge.
Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
100 S. Center St., Suite 101 Clinton IL 61727
[email protected] 217-935-3364
Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:30pm