July 2012



Just a word from the Director…………. I am reaching out to those businesses who are not members of the Chamber of Commerce at the present time.  I would like to invite you to join our organization.  The objective of the chamber is to develop, encourage, promote, and protect the commercial, professional, and general welfare of the community.  We wish to promote trade, commerce, and industry within the city and county.   Please contact me at any time if you have concerns or questions of any kind. (Ph.# (660)258-7255. 


Farmers Appreciation Picnic…………The event was a huge success.  We want to first thank all the businesses and individuals who helped or donated to the event.  The evening was started off by serving nearly 450 people.  There was food, music, watermelon, prizes, and 4-H awards presentations.  Local and State politicians and candidates spoke as well. We appreciate all the community support.  Farming is a large part of our community and we appreciate all they do.      


Octoberfest………….The Board of Director’s for the chamber voted to not have Octoberfest this year.  Please do not be too disappointed. I believe we will just be taking off this one year and have it back again next year.  We are looking into some new ideas that might make the event bigger than before.


Hope Haven Recycling…… The recycle wagon will be here at Southside Equipments parking lot at the Brookfield Plaza on August 8th-15th. It will be emptied each Friday & Monday mornings.


New FedEx Building Ribbon Cutting………..Just wanted to let everyone know FedEx is planning a Grand Opening at their new location, Stanbury Industrial Dr. on July 26th at 2pm.  Chamber is going to be doing a Ribbon Cutting at that time.  They will also be giving tours to those that are interested.


Adams Holistic Care and Therapeutic Massage in Brookfield……..They will be holding an introductory seminar where you can ask questions, learn what Massage Therapists do, what they know, and the benefits of massage. Bring a friend for a fun and informative get together. Seminars are free but please call 816 668-2801 for directions and to preregister. Seminar dates: Wed. July 25 10:00 a.m., Thurs. July 26 5:30 p.m., Sat. July 28 10:00 a.m.


Chariton Valley Wireless Announces 3G Migration with path to 4G LTE……..Chariton Valley Wireless announced the migration of its current customers to 3G wireless technology service.  This is the beginning phase of our new enhanced services which provides their customers with the fastest data speeds, new features and the latest handset device options Chariton Valley Wireless will continue the technology enhancements by offering 4G LTE technology service later in 2012.  Chariton Valley Wireless will provide customers with nationwide 4G LTE service. Customers can learn more by visiting online at www.CV4G.com or stopping in at their nearest Chariton Valley Wireless retail location.  Chariton Valley Wireless is a part of the Chariton Valley Telephone Corporation organization that has been providing service in rural Missouri for over 60 years.  They pride themselves on providing an outstanding customer experience. 




The Brookfield Farmers Market……. Remember Saturdays from 8AM-Noon.  It will run every Saturday thru October at the same time.  Farmers Market will still be held at Tormey Park with the same products allowed as in the past...Must be Homemade or Home Grown.  No reselling or Garage Sales will be allowed.  I know it has been hot but come and support the vendors.  The booth spaces for FREE!!!No $25.00 a year charges!!  We are hoping this helps increase the amount of vendors and more vendors means more shoppers.  Vendors please be there around 7AM to be set up and ready to sell by 8AM.  Parks and Rec will be in charge of enforcing the rules.  Hope to see you there!!!


The Brookfield Leadership Academy……. They are gearing up for their 7th annual program.  If you would like to be a part of these informative and motivating sessions, please contact the BAGP office at 258-7278 or email Marcia Cunningham at mkkec@sbcglobal.net.




Tillman House Museum….Tillman Museum News:  They want to remind everyone the museum is open!  Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  303 N. Livingston, Brookfield, Missouri.   Yes, they do have central air conditioning and it is keeping up with this heat.  Bring the kids, they love us! They still have the 4-H Display in their cabinet and it will be there until the end of July.  To schedule a club or event see the ladies at the museum.  Email us at linncohistory@ yahoo.com or call the museum at 258-7160.  



KDWD Redneck Games…… My Country 99.1 KDWD, is presenting the 2012 Redneck Games of Missouri, Saturday July 28th 2012 from 11am until 8pm at the Old Airport in Marceline, Mo. They have created an event that they believe will bring in 2,000 – 4,000 people! This daylong event will feature: Professional Mud Truck side by side races in six different classes, as they expect over 100 trucks from 3 states to participate (cash and trophy prizes). Games include team and Individual categories. 12 different events featuring, “the hub cap toss”, “redneck relay”, “round bail roll”, “beer can toss”, “bowling ball shot put” “mud pit  tug o’ war”, “seed spitting contest”, “redneck horseshoes”, “the mattress toss” , “honey grab me a beer contest”, “wheelbarrow races” and more (cash and trophy prizes)!!! Lawn Mower Drag Races (cash and trophy prizes), Also prizes for best “redneck camp” under a tent.  There will be a beer garden, food, and more!! Food includes BBQ rib dinners, hand breaded tenderloins, pulled pork, catfish, frog legs, alligator, burgers, burritos, funnel cakes dippin dots and more, all served up by non-profit clubs and organizations in our area including Brookfield and Marceline! Main stage entertainment from local bands, with opening act “The Anthony Billups Band” performing at 5pm, followed by Nashville’s “The Trailer Choir” with their hits, “Rockin The Beer Gut,  Off The Hillbilly Hook” and Rollin Through The Sunshine” plus many more!  Large tent for eating will be on site.  Plus bring your own 10x10 pop up tent for shade if you would like, along with lawn chairs. The weather is looking cooler for Saturday…so go out and join them for the 2012 Redneck Games of Missouri from 99.1 KDWD…for more info check their website at www.mycountry991.com.



Stanbury Uniforms………..The free performance at Burlington Field on July 16th by The Santa Clara Vanguard, six-time Drum Corps Champion, sponsored by Stanbury Uniforms was unbelievable.  According to numerous people, they were a sight to see.  It was a wonderful evening and everyone who attended had a great time.  Quote From Stanbury Uniforms and General Manager Steve Roberts- "Thank you to the community of Brookfield for coming out and supporting Stanbury Uniforms and the Santa Clara Vanguard!!!  We had a great crowd and the community support was overwhelming.  The corps works very hard and it definitely showed in their performance and we are proud to bring Professional Drum Corps to Brookfield. We look forward to hosting another event next summer.  Thanks again Brookfield!!!"



August 7th is the Election Day!!!!    If you need a request for absentee ballot, Kathy McCurry has them or you can go to the government page: www.sos.mo.gov/forms/elections/absentee.pdf and get one printed yourself.  You can go and vote anytime between now and the election AT THE COURTHOUSE......For anyone looking for the school levy to vote on, IT IS ON THE BACK....turn the absentee over!!



"36th Great Pershing Balloon Derby"………and BFA's North Central Regional Championships (awarded to us again this year along with the recognition of being "The Longest Running BFA Sanctioned Race in America"). The fun all happens this Labor Day Weekend between August 30th & September 3rd with 45 balloons signed up to fly. The Queen Contest kicks off the event on Thursday evening at the Gazebo. For more info call Jennifer Luddington @ 734-4822. Friday the balloonists arrive, and about 8pm set up on South Main Street for the South Main Nite Flame, sponsored by McDonalds Restaurant and Greg Simmerman (American Family Insurance). Balloon flights are Saturday, Sunday & Monday mornings at 7:15AM and Saturday & Sunday afternoon at 6PM. Included is a glow on both Saturday and Sunday evenings after the flights (sponsored by Pepsi Cola Brookfield). Tickets are $2 each or $6 a carload or $15 for a full weekend pass which can be purchased at NCM Graphics. The official Derby T-Shirts will be available in advance, soon, at Kelly’s Printing and Petals. Please support the Derby by going onto the field instead of sitting along the road. The downtown merchants will be having their big sidewalk sales Friday & Saturday. The Crafters will be in the Twin parks all day on Saturday, and the big Balloon Derby Parade is at noon (line-up at Trinity Methodist @11:30). Everyone is invited to join in the parade. Saturday night there's a free dance (everyone welcome) at the Elk's Club with our favorite old rock and roll music by "Mid-Life Crisis" from 9pm-1am. The Brookfield Fly-In will again be joining the Derby at the North Central Missouri Regional Airport on Sunday, Sept. 2nd. Pancakes & sausage breakfast starts at 7:30am, free airplane rides for kids 7-14 start at 9am, ping ball drop, radio control airplane displays & fun for the whole family all day!!! Get ready, there's another great weekend for Brookfield right around the corner. FYI…the Balloon Derby has a new web site with lots of balloon information at www.pershingballoonderby.com




 If you should have a question on anything that’s going on, please feel free to call the chamber office @ 258-7255 or e-mail chamber@brookfieldmochamber.com or visit the Chamber website at www.brookfieldmochamber.com .   The Chamber is here to assist in bettering our community in any way we can by offering information about our area, welcoming new businesses and families, hosting special events to attract visitors and enhance shopping. Till next month… Give Thanks for what we do have…Travel Safely…“Shop Local”…Recycle…Give to those less fortunate and Thanks for reading “CHAMBER CHATTER”!!!