May 2014


Chamber of Commerce NEWS


Current Chamber Events

Lunch & Learn

We are excited about our upcoming Chamber Lunch & Learn scheduled for Tuesday, May 27th at Anthony’s Restaurant. Bryan Miller, owner of Norton’s Landscape will be speaking on the topic of “Lawn Care & Landscaping Ideas”. Lunch will be a Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Chips and a Drink for $7 each. Come, bring a friend to lunch and learn!

Golf Scramble

We are gearing up for a great time of fun in the sun! Get your 4 person team together and grab the clubs and come be a part of the 16th Annual Chamber Golf Scramble scheduled for Friday, June 13th. Sponsors will have the choice of three levels of support:Gold, Silver & Bronze. Contact the Chamber office today at 662-5646 for more information.

Chamber Members

Community Event Information

The Cancer Crusade is Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Library Park in Flora. The event is the main fundraiser for the Clay County Cancer Crusaders. The proceeds of the event will be distributed to the Clay County Cancer Support Group which gives money to cancer patients in Clay County that are undergoing treatments for cancer to help with their expenses and to a research or treatment center in the area. The Clay County Cancer Crusaders work to keep all the money they raise in the area to help the people of Clay County.

The event is a family friendly day with games, food and entertainment. There will be an opening ceremony at 11:00 with entertainment to follow throughout the day at the Gazebo including many local musicians and tumblers. There will be food throughout the day including pulled pork, pizza, taco-in-bag, soup, muffins, cookies, cinnamon rolls, nachos and more. There will be an auction, cake walk, bouncy houses, dunking booth, Duck Dynasty look-a-like contest and more.

The food, games and fun will be provided by local businesses and citizens that are donating their time and energy to help the Clay County Cancer Crusaders raise money.

Flora Chamber of Commerce Member’s Spotlight

Bradford Supply Company

19148 Hwy. 50
Clay City, IL. 62824

Branch Manager: Mike Pickel
Ph: 618-676-1165

Bradford Supply Company has been providing the best customer service and top quality products to the oil and gas fields since 1907.

From oil and gas, Bradford has expanded the markets served to include Water Systems, Plumbing, Industrial, Municipal, Mining, and Agriculture. With the creation of Roar Energy Service in 2013, we have added Construction, Hydro Testing and a Welding and Fabrication shop.

The ownership of Bradford Supply Company has been in the Chamblin family since 1961 and is now in the third generation ownership.

The true value of Bradford Supply Company is our dedicated employees. With 13 branch locations and the subsidiary ROAR Energy Services, we have the resources to provide the best, most reliable services to all customers. Experience matters and we are proud to have 20 employees with over 30 years’ experience and another 30 employees with over 20 years’ experience.

Bradford has partnered with the top manufacturers in all markets served including, Norris Rods, Harbison Fischer Pumps, Gould’s, Gates, Bradford White, Balon Valves, Cresline and Delta. Bradford Supply Company, and our extensive vendor listing, partner to provide our customers with unmatched service and top quality products, at a fair price.

Bradford Supply Company looks forward to providing employees a great place to work and developing customer relationships that offer the best service available for many years to come.

Bradford Supply Company proudly supports not only local but also state Chambers of Commerce. The Chambers of Commerce is a valuable resource for staying connected to the ever changing business industry along with local and state regulations. The information and support available through Chambers of Commerce is a valuable asset to successful businesses.

Flora Chamber of Commerce

Welcomes our Newest Members

Clay County Cancer Crusaders

Lee’s PC Depot

Simply Said

Monthly Chamber Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, June10th at 12:00 p.m. at Anthony’s Restaurant



PRESIDENT –Dan Graham   VICE PRESIDENT – Stephanie Hemphill
SECRETARY – Lisa Cash   TREASURER – Judy Mearns
DIRECTOR- Valerie Bute   DIRECTOR – Mandy Hargis
DIRECTOR – Joe Harris   DIRECTOR – Marie Headlee
DIRECTOR – Jennifer Henson   DIRECTOR – David Hudson
  DIRECTOR – Patti Jenkins   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.