Bethany Missouri Chamber of Commerce

Bethany Missouri Chamber of Commerce The Chamber of Commerce's mission is to stimulate, encourage and promote the economic and business climate of the Bethany Area.

Community History The settlement of Harrison County began around 1838, although the land was not surveyed and opened for entry until 1842. The county is named after Albert C Harrison who was a Missouri politician during the 19th century. Many of the early pioneers in the county settled along Sugar Creek and in the Bethany area. Three commissioners deliberated for several days to determine a site for the county seat and finally came to the decision to place it in the southern part of the county. The original name for the community was Dallas. In June of 1845, John S. Allen was appointed commissioner to survey the town into lots and offer the same for sale. The plat which was completed on June 27, 1845 consisted of 19 total acres. The name Dallas apparently did not meet with the general approval of the residents of the community and the issue was brought before the county court. It was decided that the court and county officials present would select a new name by ballot. The names of Bethany and Carthage were proposed. The Votes showed a majority favored the name of Bethany and accordingly the name of Bethany was given to the town. It was officially incorporated as a city by an act of the General Assembly on January 6, 1860. The first mayor was T.H. Templeman. The first home constructed in the community was built by John S. Allen and although it was built as a residence it was primarily used to store the first stock of goods brought to the community. Like many original landmarks it was completely destroyed by fire in 1864. The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad reached Bethany in October 1890. Eventually, two other railroads also served the county. The railroad would influence the economy and environment of the community for the next century until in the early 1980's when the last train pulled out of the Bethany Depot and the tracks were removed permanently. Transportation was an important industry to the community and the population grew to its greatest level around the turn of the century when over 24,000 persons lived in Harrison County. Industry played a vital role in Bethany's growth starting with Colonel C.L. Jennings who erected the first steam mill around 1854 in the northwest part of town. This was a combination mill which produced both lumber and flour. Because the country was so new, little need for towns existed. For several years, only a few retail shops existed and development and growth of the town was slow but by 1855, Bethany was known as one of the best trading places in Northwest Missouri. An industrial park was established in the 1960's by the Harrison County Industrial Development Authority and the Bethany Memorial Airport was opened in 1968. The first tenant in the industrial park was Calhoun Manufacturing, a company which manufactured agriculture machinery. Lambert Manufacturing opened a facility in 1971 and Place's Discount Stores also became a resident of the industrial park until 1999 when they sold to Pamida, with the distribution center remaining active with-in the park until 2002 when it closed. The 120,000 square foot building was purchased by the home grown Bethany business Gumdrop Books immediately following Pamida's closure. Newest additions to the park include Superior Waste, and Tri-State Carports which opened for business in 2001. The 1990's seen period of aggressive growth, especially within the service industry with the addition of several motels and restaurants. There has been several million dollars investment each year during the 90's and an increase of nearly 100 jobs annually. Through the years, development continued and included the construction of a lake in 1935 to serve the water needs of the community. In 1960, a second lake was added so that Bethany could meet the increasing water needs. The Harrison County Lake was completed in 1994 and provides a third source of water for the community. In 1954, residents voted to issue bonds to build a municipal swimming pool. Numerous other utilities were upgraded from 1930 to 1970 including the construction of a water tower in 1989 to serve growth along the north side of town. In 1996, residents approved a sales tax to extend water lines from the new tower to the south side of town which resulted in a looping of the system and improved water pressure for many areas of town. The sales tax also funded the reconstruction of Main Street from Highway 69 to the square. Transportation, which played an important role early in Bethany's history, came to play an even bigger role in the 1960's when Interstate 35 was proposed and later constructed. This north-south 4-lane highway connects Canada with Mexico. The interstate ran along the east side of town and since the completion of the interstate in the early 1970's, the communities growth has been in that direction with a number of retail establishments appearing in the 1980's and that growth continues today.

Here’s some good news!

Here’s some good news!

Lips to Hips Bakery and Cafe5/20/2020

Lips to Hips Bakery and Cafe

Lunch special!

Western Burger
1/2 pound burger topped with bacon, American cheese, BBQ Sauce and onion tanglers. Served with seasoned French fries. 9.99

Also serving:
Hand breaded tenderloins
Bacon cheeseburger
Spicy Mother Cluckers
Papas Nachos

Call 425-5994 to place orders.

Thank you Chamber members for helping keep our community clean! Linda Collins (Grand River Title), Lauren Eivins (Home T...

Thank you Chamber members for helping keep our community clean! Linda Collins (Grand River Title), Lauren Eivins (Home Town Title), Hannah Thompson (Hearing Care Partners) and Brian Carter (Green Hills Insurance)


Meeting tonight at 5pm and Adopt-A-Highway cleanup to follow. We hope to see you then!

Lips to  Hips Bakery and Cafe5/16/2020

Lips to Hips Bakery and Cafe

Biscuits and gravy are hot and fresh this morning!! Full order for 4.99.
Kinslee is here making some FANTASTIC coffees as well!! (Reese’s, Hulk, Mocha, coco-mo anyone?)

Call or text us at 425-5994 to place your orders!

Lips to Hips Bakery and Cafe5/14/2020

Lips to Hips Bakery and Cafe

Today is Burger Day!!!

Today we have a 1/2 pound burger with bacon, American cheese, spicy chipotle sauce, and fried macaroni and cheese bites!

Kinslee wants to call it the Tiger King. What are your thoughts!?

Served with fries or pub chips!


Lips to Hips Bakery and Cafe 5/13/2020

Lips to Hips Bakery and Cafe

Lunch special!

Monte Cristo sandwich sprinkled with powdered sugar, served with homemade raspberry sauce and pub chips.

Also serving :
Hand breaded tenderloins
Bacon cheeseburger
Western Burgers
Spicy Mother Clucker
Summer Sandwich

Lunch is from 11-1 daily.


Lips to Hips Bakery and Cafe

Lips to Hips Bakery and Cafe
Lunch Special

Lunch special!

Pork loin with bourbon sauce, baked potato, and corn.

Also serving:
*Hand breaded Tenderloins

**Spicy mother clucker (Breaded chicken breast, bacon, chipotle sauce, fried pickles and pepper jack)

***Summer sandwich (chicken, bacon, tomato, onions, peppers and mozzarella)

****Western Burger (1/2 pound bacon cheeseburger, bbq sauce, onion tanglers)

Call 425-5994 to place orders

Lips to Hips Bakery and CafeSaturday, May 2, 2020

Lips to Hips Bakery and Cafe
Saturday, May 2, 2020

Friends, we are OPEN today!

Breakfast special is bacon or sausage, egg and cheese on a biscuit or bagel! Biscuits are 2.99 and bagels are 3.49 this morning!

We still have burgers, cod, chicken strips, tenderloins, and chicken sandwiches for lunch today. Open from 8-2, so stop in and see Kinslee and I!

Call 373-0722 for orders!

Lips to Hips Bakery and CafeFriday 5/1/2020 lunch

Lips to Hips Bakery and Cafe
Friday 5/1/2020 lunch

Cod baskets for lunch today! We will have red grapes instead of slaw. It comes with cod, fries, Texas toast, grapes, tartar sauce and a slice of lemon. 8.99

Still serving:
Hand breaded tenderloins 6.99
Carol Baskin
Spicy Mother Clucker
Bacon Cheeseburger
Western Burgers


Information from Harrison County Health Department
Harrison County Health Department

Information from Harrison County Health Department

Information on Governor Parson's Show Me Strong Recovery Plan for businesses. Social distancing and basic infection control measures are a must to keep workers and the public safe in any business.


Unified Services
501 S. 26th
Bethany, Mo 64424

Lips to Hips Lunch Thursday 4/30/2020 660-425-5994

Lips to Hips Lunch Thursday 4/30/2020 660-425-5994

Western burger for lunch today!
1/2 pound patty, bacon, american cheese, barbecue sauce and onion tanglers. Served with french fries.


Sweet Baby B's100 N. 25th StreetBethany, Mo 64424660-425-5430

Sweet Baby B's
100 N. 25th Street
Bethany, Mo 64424

McDonald's wanted to take a moment to thank frontline workers who are working tirelessly to keep our community safe and ...

McDonald's wanted to take a moment to thank frontline workers who are working tirelessly to keep our community safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. We at McDonald’s are inspired each day by the healthcare and first responder heroes.

Beginning Wednesday, April 22 through Tuesday, May 5, first responders and healthcare workers in the U.S. will be able to receive a FREE “Thank You Meal" day or night, via carry out and drive-thru at participating McDonald’s locations by showing a work badge. At breakfast, individuals can choose from: an Egg McMuffin®, Chicken McGriddles® or Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit with any size soft drink, tea or hot coffee and a Hash Brown; and for lunch and dinner: a Double Cheeseburger, 6-Piece McNuggets® or a Filet-O-Fish® with any size soft drink, tea or hot coffee and small fries.

They hope this small token of gratitude offers a simple, feel good moment to our local heroes.

South Harrison R-IIMiddle School Check out Calendar

South Harrison R-II
Middle School Check out Calendar

South Harrison R-II3400 Bulldog AveBethany, Mo 64424660-425-8051
South Harrison County R2

South Harrison R-II
3400 Bulldog Ave
Bethany, Mo 64424

Virtual courses are available to students of South Harrison through MOCAP.  A course catalog can be found at   Here is a link for the District policy regarding virtual courses:      . . .

South Harrison R-II Update

South Harrison R-II Update

South Harrison building administrators will be hosting a Facebook Live Q&A via this page on Wednesday, April 22, at 6pm. Students, parents and patrons will be able to ask questions for one or all of the administrators. We look forward to seeing you and hearing from you on Wednesday!

Give Blood, Help Save LivesDonating blood products is essential to community health and the need for blood products is c...

Give Blood, Help Save Lives

Donating blood products is essential to community health and the need for blood products is constant. As part of our nation’s critical infrastructure, healthy individuals can still donate in areas that have issued shelter in place declarations. The Red Cross follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need.
There is no known end date in this fight against coronavirus and the Red Cross needs the help of blood and platelet donors and blood drive hosts to maintain a sufficient blood supply for weeks to come. In times of crisis, the Red Cross is fortunate to witness the best of humanity as people roll up a sleeve to help those in need. We greatly appreciate the generosity of the public to keep hospital shelves stocked during this uncertain time.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Bethany Community Gym

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM


To schedule appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or copy link

Ross Insurance501 N. 25th StreetBethany, Mo 64424660-425-7677

Ross Insurance
501 N. 25th Street
Bethany, Mo 64424

Local McDonald's owner-operators want to thank the first responders and healthcare professionals for their unwavering de...

Local McDonald's owner-operators want to thank the first responders and healthcare professionals for their unwavering dedication and service to their communities. Please direct all question to McDonald's 660-425-6904.



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116 N 16th St
Bethany, MO

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00


(660) 425-6358


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I wanted to invite all Bethany Members out for this FREE event to support small businesses!
Someone said there is or was a MMA Fight Club event in Bethany? Any information on wrestling or mixed martial arts events?
Why is the chamber getting in a lion club project jefferson hwy when they did not want nothing to do with .Now you seen the lions club make it you want to steal from the lions .this is very bad business .this is why you lose members .You made made some more business mad I have a lot that now will not support .
When is the July 4th Fireworks show going to be done at the fairgrounds?