Manchester - Clay County Chamber
The purpose of the Manchester - Clay County Chamber of Commerce is to actively promote, stimulate, and advance the economic well being, quality of growth, and community development for all of Clay County. The Manchester - Clay County Chamber of Commerce serves its members by providing services such as workshops and seminars, the latest information on business concerns, and representing the private sector's interest on matters of public policy.
We Mean Business
The Manchester - Clay County Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that means business. The Chamber of Commerce is an action-oriented association designed to advance the commercial, financial, industrial, and civic interest of our community. It consists of business owners, employees, managers, presidents, and other key representatives from businesses and organizations in and around the Clay County community.
Manchester - Clay County Chamber of Commerce Committees
Through an extensive committee structure, the Manchester - Clay County Chamber of Commerce addresses key issues facing Manchester and Clay County. The Economic Development, Health and Education, Public Affairs and other committees work for a better Manchester. Chamber committees strive to achieve that mission through the efforts of members who volunteer their valuable time. Committee service can be very rewarding.
Manchester - Clay County Chamber of Commerce Meetings
Regular meeting are scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Meetings are at Manchester City Hall in Downtown Manchester at 12 noon.
Stay In Clay
"Stay In Clay" is comprised of progressive Clay County residents who have come together to cross all boundaries of race, economic, and social class, to empower our people, bond our community, and strengthen our local economy...to move Clay County forward with pride and purpose.
This dedicated organization has recently completed the Goose Creek Swinging Bridge Restoration Project, the Webb Hotel Mural in Downtown Manchester, and the Dillion Asher Cabin mural on the brick building adjacent to the pocket park at Manchester on the Square. A third mural, a Coal Mining tribute, is in progress.
In addition, the group has organized a story telling theater called Monkey Dumplin’s, is working to secure funds to complete the Riverwalk Park and Goose Creek Salt Works projects, is creating a Salt Works Festival, is promoting a Shop Local First campaign, and is working with various other organizations to enhance and improve the City of Manchester and Clay County Kentucky. And they’re just getting started. Many more projects are in the works.
Stay In Clay meets monthly at a different Clay County business each month. To join the movement and receive dates and meeting locations, join the Stay In Clay group page on Facebook.
World Animal Foundation
Clay County Kentucky is home to the headquarters of the World Animal Foundation. WAF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of the planet and the animals that inhabit it. WAF works with other not-for-profit organizations dedicated to planet preservation and animal issues. WAF works through public education, research, investigations, animal rescue, legislation, special events, and direct action.
WAF is an all volunteer organization. The organization has no paid officers and uses all donations towards animal and environmental programs: direct rescue, educational programs and animal sanctuaries. Utilizing volunteerism, WAF has kept operating costs to a bare minimum while maximizing the ability to help animals.
WAF has members throughout the world and on every continent. Through its volunteer network, the World Animal Foundation attempts to make the world a more compassionate place for all animals - wild animals, companion animals, aquatic animals and farm animals. Through grass roots action and activism, WAF bridged the gap between animal and environmental issues.
The Foundation has directly rescued thousands of animals and supports wildlife sanctuaries throughout the US. In addition, WAF engages in Trap-Neuter-Return of feral cats, animal adoptions, low cost spay-neuter programs and numerous animal concerns campaigns.
Clay County Cruisers
Clay County Cruisers is a non-profit organization of classic car enthusiasts dedicated to promoting tourism in Clay County. The organization hosts numerous car shows and cruisin's throughout the year to draw visitors into the county while offering family fun events for Clay County residents.
"Cruisin' in the Park" is hosted each month, May through October, at Rawlings/Stinson Park in Manchester, KY. This beautiful venue offers tourists an opportunity to discover Manchester's unique park system. Rawlings/Stinson Park is located along scenic Goose Creek and features a walking track, a stage for outdoor concerts, playgrounds, a wedding gazebo, Clay County Veterans Memorial, large shelter houses with grills, a concrete boat ramp and a shaded walking trail along the beautiful river that connects Rawlings/Stinson Park to the Goose Creek Swinging Bridge, Riverside Park and Goose Creek Salt Works.
Arts & Crafts of Manchester and Clay County
The City of Manchester and Clay County Kentucky proudly support area crafts people by encouraging them to display their art at our four city festivals held each year: Springfest, Summerfest, Fallfest and Winterfest. Made In Manchester, held each Fall, also offers area artisans an opportunity to display their works. Red Bird Mission Craft Store, at 70 Queendale Center in Beverly, offers Appalachian crafts by gifted artisans in wood carving, weaving, basket-making, toy making, corn shuck flower making and more. The James Anderson Burns' Cabin Museum & Gift Shop at Oneida Baptist Institute in Oneida offers a large gift shop including handmade items by volunteers. Additional shops and boutiques throughout Clay County also feature handmade arts and crafts by gifted artisans.