LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 08/16/13 Print
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Friday, 16 August 2013 14:03

WELCOMING NEW MEMBER!

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CALENDAR

August 16th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring "Pieces of Candy" 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com

August 18th - Sunday Brunch at the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Seatings at 10:00 and 12:30 - Reservations 563.289.4156 www.faithfulpilot.com

August 20th - First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire FREE LUNCH at the LeClaire Civic Center, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Come to eat and stay for the conversation! This will be the last free lunch, so join us!

August 20th - The deadline for returning a signed vendor agreement to Asbury United Methodist Church Asbury United Methodist Church of Bettendorf is hosting a "Partnering to EmPOWER" fundraising event for Winnie's Place on Tuesday, October 15th. The team putting together the event is looking for vendors who would be interested in participating in this worthy cause. Booth fees are $15 for sales people and $25 for those providing a service (ALL booth fees will go to Winnie's Place). Vendors will also agree to donate 9% of their sales to Winnies Place, which corresponds to the statistic that every 9 seconds, a woman is abused. Interested vendors are asked to contact Heidi Lubben at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details. Marketing packets for vendors were available June 15th.

August 21st – Workshop - Behavioral Finance: How Emotions Impact Financial Decisions 12:00p.m. Eric Johannes, Charles Schwab, 5345 Elmore Ave #300, Davenport, IA 52807. Please R.S.V.P 563-275-3659

August 23rd - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring Dan Peart 106 N. Cody Road  www.wideriverwinery.com

August 24th - Dr. Crystal’s Chiropractic Care - Ribbon Cutting 12 noon, The Old Mill House at 419 N. Cody Rd.  Please join us in welcoming Dr. Crystal!

August 24th - Pleasant Valley Wrestling 2nd Annual "Grapple on the Greens" Golf tournament at Olathea Golf Course Silent Auction, games for the kids and a cookout. To be a sponsor, to donate prizes or to participate as a team, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

August 30th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring Mississippi River Distilling Company’s "Ryan Burchett and the Moonshiners”! 106 N. Cody Road  www.wideriverwinery.com

 

Save the Date

September 6th – First Friday in LeClaire! 5-8 p.m.

September 10th - Chamber After Hours Networking Event Great River Financial – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome!

September 14th - Silver Creek Order of the Eastern Star Swiss Steak Dinner Serving 4-7 p.m. SWISS STEAK DINNER WITH ALL THE FIXINGS, DESSERT AND BEVERAGE Adults - $7.00   Children 3-12 - $3.50 Serving at the Masonic Center dinning room at 113 S. Cody Rd., LeClaire. Everyone is welcome!

September 19th - LeClaire Information Center Celebrates One Year of Operation! Join us for our Open House & Volunteer Recognition! Since our Grand Opening on August 3rd 2012, the LeClaire Information Center has welcomed over 17,500 guests, including tourists, local residents, potential business owners and has provided information about local attractions, businesses, business opportunities, and other points of interest. Operated by the LeClaire Office of Tourism and located at 122. N. Cody Road, the Center is open Mon-Sat 10-4 and Sun noon-4. On Thursday, September 19th from 4-6pm, the public is invited to an Open House celebrating our “First Anniversary.” The event will include light refreshments and the opportunity to discover what the LIC offers residents and tourists.  The festivities will conclude with a short program honoring our volunteers. We are always looking for additional volunteers! Pleasant Valley High School students (accompanied by a parent) can apply their volunteer hours to the school's “service learning” requirement for graduation.  Training (for students and adults) only takes about an hour and volunteers are able to schedule hours through online scheduling software. Please contact Cindy Bruhn, LeClaire Tourism Manager, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-650-7963, or the LIC at 563-289-4242, ext. 1135, if you are interested in volunteering or for more information.

September 21st - Twilight Riverboat Dinner Cruise Sponsored by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce - Grandma Swain's Roast Beef Dinner - $40 per person - Cash Bar - Board at 4:30pm - Cruise from 5-8pm - Tickets available at First Central State Bank, Vern Spring, or Dayle Hall - 563-340-0862

 

FYI

One of our great chamber supporters, Rod Varilek, passed away on August 10, 2013.Rod lived in LeClaire with his wife Susan, and was a developer for Ruhl and Ruhl. He developed Cody's Hunt and Cody's Legacy in LeClaire. Our prayers are with his wife and family

Iowa won Tug Fest 2013!!!! Congrats to the Tug Fest Team and Sponsors and to LeClaire and all of Iowa!!

The LeClaire Chamber Website and our Facebook page are currently being updated and revised. Watch for the new website to be up and running soon, visit us again soon on Facebook, and in the meantime, thank you for your patience! 

LeClaire Lions Club presents "Apple Fest on the River" Sunday, October 13th 11:00am-4:00pm Apple Orchards Welcome! Vendor Sign Up! NOW is the time! For more information: Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Phone:  563-340-6332 (Bonnie)

Buffalo Bill Museum is open until 5pm daily. Hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, and on Sundays 12noon to 5pm. A reminder: group discounts are available for tour groups, clubs/reunions, and school groups. Call the museum at 563-289-5580 for details!

“LIKE” the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce on FaceBook Visit the chamber’s Face Book page and discover a great source of news, business announcements, events, and other information that is updated frequently. It’s a useful source of updated information for all members and non-members!

 

Chamber 2013 Networking Events – Everyone welcome to attend!

September 10 – Great River Financial Services - after hours – 5:30-7:30 pm

October 8 - Hungry Hobo - lunch - noon

November – Faithful Pilot – date and time tbd

December 10 - Happy Joes - lunch – noon

 

SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND

Ascentra donates $25,000 to Iowa Quad Cities Rotary to help establish a scholarship in late CEO Paul Lensmeyer’s name. He was a long time member of the service organization and was very involved in a number of Rotary service projects, including those focused on disadvantaged youth and disadvantaged families. Rotary’s primary fundraiser is Ribs for Kids and takes place on August 16th. Proceeds from that help children of military families whose parents are serving people overseas attend a kid’s camp. The group hopes this will be an ongoing scholarship as part of the mission to help the advancement of people in need and youth and for people committed to academic achievement.

Meet and greet Pastor Melody any Wednesday from 1-3 pm at Happy Joe's. Pastor Melody from First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire, will be at Happy Joe's in LeClaire, every Wednesday, from 1-3 pm, sipping on a soda, reading and waiting to visit with you and your friends. Stop by and say hi. Or, if you have a prayer request or a question, just let her know. Meals for Seniors at the church every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon. Good food and a time to visit with others. Please call 563-289-3646 and make a reservation 2 days in advance.

LeClaire 2013 Events Calendar:

First Fridays each month 5:00-8:00 P.M.

October 6th - Dogtoberfest at Bier Stube

October 13th – AppleFest – vendors sign up now – see info above!

October 24th - HalloWine

October 26th - Witches Walk Costume Contest and Parade

December 6-8 - Christmas in LeClaire

Family Nights at the LeClaire Rec Center: Details at www.leclairereccenter.com

www.LeClaireChamber.com and visit the Chamber on FaceBook!
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