March 2015



Chamber of Commerce NEWS


Chamber Events

Lunch & Learn

We are excited about our upcoming Chamber Lunch & Learn scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th at Anthony’s Restaurant. Lois Dishman Cooper, P.A.  from  Clay County Hospital will be sharing “Weight Loss Tips” with us. Lunch will be a chef salad and a drink for $7 each. Come, bring a friend to lunch and learn. You’ll be glad you came!

Golf Scramble

We are making preparations for a great time of fun in the sun! Start now getting your 4 person team together and make plans be a part of the 17th Annual Chamber Golf Scramble scheduled for Friday, June 5th.

New Chamber Website

 Be on the look out for our new website at This new site will provide ample information about the chamber and all of its functions as well as answers to frequently asked questions and will be tool for many who are looking for area businesses and organizations.

Chamber Member’s  Spotlight

Heritage Woods of Flora opened its doors in May 2000 and is the first affordable assisted living community to be developed by BMA Management, Ltd. through the State of Illinois’ Supportive Living program.  Located on W. 4th Street in Flora, Heritage Woods is the only affordable assisted lifestyle community in Clay County, Illinois.

Designed to serve adults 65 and older of all incomes, Heritage Woods especially benefits those who do not have the financial resources to afford private pay assisted living and offers a wonderful alternative to nursing home care or struggling alone at home.

Working under the direction of the community’s registered nurse, certified nurse’s assistants are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide the personal care and assistance residents need.  At our community, you’ll find the CNAs and all staff are courteous and friendly.

At Heritage Woods of Flora residents enjoy a full calendar of social activities and events including giving back to the community through fundraisers to organizations like Clay County Animal Rescue & Shelter, Golden Circle Nutrition, and Bright-R Future.  We want to include the community in what we do and invite families and other seniors in the community to join us any time.  You’ll find our community calendar of events in local papers, on WNOI radio, and on the scrolling screen of Flora’s Cable TV channel.  Also, check out our Facebook page, Heritage Woods of Flora, to see our complete monthly calendars and keep up with the active lifestyle at our community.  You might even see a face you recognize.

Thank you Flora and Clay County for your tremendous support over the last 15 years!  We appreciate you!

Monthly Chamber Meeting

Join us on Tuesday,March 10th at 12:00 pm in the cafeteria at Clay County Hospital


PRESIDENT –Stephanie Hemphill   VICE PRESIDENT – Lisa Cash

TREASURER – Judy Mearns  DIRECTOR– Dan Graham

Director – Amanda Goostree  DIRECTOR – Mandy Hargis

DIRECTOR – Joe Harris   DIRECTOR – Jennifer Henson

DIRECTOR – Patti Jenkins   DIRECTOR – Jarrod Kohn

DIRECTOR – Michelle McGee  DIRECTOR – Jessica Muskopf

DIRECTOR – Ryan Muskopf  DIRECTOR –  Whitney Ruger

  DIRECTOR – Jason Stroder




I belong to the Chamber of Commerce because: I realize in unity there is strength; it is the best medium for serving my community as a whole; I believe in the future growth and progress of my city; it’s only qualification for membership is good citizenship; I want to work with my fellow townsmen for the common interest of all; I want to benefit from their concerted planning, counsel, and action; it is a clearing house for business information, business service, and community effort; membership pays a high rate of interest in service, personal contacts, community betterment and civic pride; experience and the records of the past have conclusively demonstrated its usefulness and justified existence, not only in this community but in practically every other part of the world.