LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 11/08/2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 08 November 2013 11:06

Special Announcement:

This Saturday, Nov. 9th - at 6:30pm LeClaire Trivia Night – LeClaire Civic Center - Proceeds will be donated to Jason Griebel who was severely injured this past week.  He fractured his back on Wednesday following an 8 - 10 foot fall while working on a barge. He has insurance but no income. Come join us! Don't play trivia? You can drop off a donation!  Doors open at 6:30, trivia starts at 7:00. If you would like a table, please call 563-505-6703 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Just another example of why LeClaire is a great place to Live, Work, and Play - its citizens!

Strolling Santas and Characters needed for Christmas in LeClaire! Santas and characters from All Over the World welcome children and the young at heart to Christmas in LeClaire, December 6, 7 and 8!  Male and female volunteers are needed for all 3 days and for 2 evenings.  Please contact Kim DeWall at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for dates and times!


The Shameless Chocoholic and Sweet Dreams Guest House 200 Jones St., LeClaire.  Specialty chocolates and confections - indulging never tasted so good! And, indulge in a great night’s sleep by reserving the Guest House! Call Jen or Rebecca, 563-289-1339. www.theshamelesschocoholic.com

Valley Bank 2102 Spruce Hills Dr., Bettendorf, IA 52722 – 563-344-8960 At Valley Bank, we are committed to making a meaningful and positive contribution to the communities in which we are located. This community spirit and involvement has been at the root of Valley Bank since its founding in 1993 and continues today in the 18 communities that we serve. www.valleybank.com

Amy Barnes, Financial Advisor – Edward Jones 219 N Main St., PO Box 571, Port Byron, IL 61275.  Is it bizarre to believe your retirement concerns should be addressed by an actual human being, not a menu of options? Of course not. That’s why our more than 11,000 financial advisors are in neighborhoods like yours, not a call center in who-knows-where. So face-to-face attention is a given. Join the nearly 7 million investors who know. Face time and think time make sense. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 309-523-3093

Tambi Rosendahl, Hair Stylist, Expressive Design 521 North Cody Road, LeClaire.  Specializing in micro-beading in Dream Catchers Hair extensions, color, highlights, hair cutting, waxing, facials, shellac, manicures, pedicures and protective color. 563-370-9263, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



November 9th - Zion Lutheran Church, Princeton IA - Harvest Feast Dinner & Auction Everyone is invited to share in an evening of food, fellowship, fun auction items, and beautiful themed baskets, (the usual and unusual) plus wine tasting from 4:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Princeton Community Center  in Princeton.  The all homemade dinner features beef stew, apple sauce, relishes, bread, pies and a variety of desserts. The cost is $7.50 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 5-10. Children under 5 are free. All proceeds benefit local and worldwide outreach.   Zion cooks use only locally grown Sawyer Beef from the Sawyer Farms in Princeton. Sawyer Beef has been raised with specific standards for over 30 years. The cattle receive no growth hormones or routine antibiotics.


November 9th – LeClaire Community Library - Stampin' Up Class for Kids! Join us from 10-11:30am and make 2 unique cards for the upcoming holidays. This is a free program, but we ask that participants register ahead of time due to limited space. Call the library at (563)289-4242 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to secure your spot! Also, don't forget to bring a pair of small scissors! This class is open to 9-13 year olds only.


November 10th – Faithful Pilot Wine Tasting 3-5 p.m. $15 for 15 wines and small bites.


November 11th – Veterans Day – Enright’s LeClaire Superwash is offering FREE CAR WASH TO ALL VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL! 9-11 a.m. and 3-5 p.m.


November 12th – Chamber Networking Lunch – Subway in LeClaire, noon. Everyone welcome!


By November 15th – Grace Marine needs your help! Grace Marine has applied for a $250,000 grant from Chase (the bank/credit card company) as part of a newly launched program, Mission Main Street Grants. In order to be eligible, we had to submit a grant application outlining our plan that would result in the growth of our business and how it would benefit our community. We also have to receive at least 250 votes on Facebook to be eligible to win. If you would, please click on the following link and vote for us before Nov. 15. And if you are willing, pass this along to any friends who may be willing to support us as well. https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/46890 If we can get the 250 votes we need we’ll be considered for one of 12 grants they’ll award in January 2014.


November 17th – Faithful Pilot Brunch 3 courses for $25.00 seating at 10:00 & 12:30


November 18th – Economic Development Meeting. Great River Financial Services. 8 a.m.


November 19th - BUNCO! LeClaire Civic Club will be having BUNCO - 10 am - 12:30 pm. It will be free this month. Dessert and prizes will be provided. Come play! It's easy!! Come and join the fun!


November 21st – LeClaire Community Library – Endowment Reception for the Green Tree Library Fund, a special endowment planted for the long-term benefit of the library and our community - 6:00-8:00 P.M. The Black Watch Room at Pebble Creek, 3851 Forest Grove Drive, LeClaire, Iowa. Enjoy live music from members of the Pleasant Valley Jazz Band and Orchestra, hors d'oevres and tastings from Wide River Winery and Mississippi River Distilling Company. RSVP Encouraged by November 7th, Walk-Ins Welcome; 563-505-6703 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hosted by the Friends of the LeClaire Community Library.

November 22nd thru January 5th – Enright’s LeClaire Super Car Wash – “Holiday Token Sale” 4 tokens for $15. The token value is $6.50  Customers can enter to win weekly prizes. Tokens Make Great Gifts! Stock up for Winter!


November 23rd – Faithful Pilot Cooking Class! Chef Robert will be doing a cooking class once a month!  Class is at noon and cost is $20.00 and you receive a complimentary glass of wine with the class!


November 29th – Faithful Pilot open until 4 for lunch for all the shoppers!


November 30th – Shop Small Business Saturday! Remember our unique and wonderful local businesses, restaurants and services!


Save the Date

December 6th- First Friday in LeClaire! 5-8pm

Mississippi River Distilling Company Food and Spirit Tastings www.mrdistilling.com

Wide River Winery Wine Samples.

Faithful Pilot Live Music with Bobby Ray Bunch, a LeClairian as well!

Aunt Hatties – Come in for a red velvet cupcake!

Razzleberries – Booze cake while it lasts!

Restaurants and several shops will be open late!

December 6th-8th - Christmas in LeClaire 2013!

Friday – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Crafts and Silent Auction at Civic Center

Free Trolley Rides

Strolling Santas

Cookie Tin Sales

Bazaars and Craft Fair

Baked Goods

Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa – 8-10 a.m.

Santa’s Playhouse – 12-3 p.m.

Strolling Santas

Crafts and Silent Auction

Cookie Tin Sales

Bake Sale

Free Trolley Rides

Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Free Trolley Rides

Strolling Santas

Local Stores Open

Crafts and Silent Auction at Civic Center

For more information, contact Joyce 289-4205, Diane 370-3509, Vicki 289-3882

December 7th – First Saturday in LeClaire!

Mississippi River Distilling Company – open till 8 p.m.



Visit the NEW LeClaire Chamber of Commerce website www.leclairechamber.com and see our updated Facebook page!

Locals Love Us – Quad Cities has presented Aunt Hattie's an award for 2013/2014 Best Gift Shop! Aunt Hattie's is the winner of 4 out 18 voter groups: Education, zip code 51265, Household income of $40 K to $69,999, and gender - female. Congrats, Aunt Hattie’s!


LeClaire Antiques and Appraisals current hours are Friday through Mondays 12-4pm or by appointment until Dec. 23.


Faithful Pilot - Every Wednesday 1/2 priced wine night with Chef Tapas menu to go along side.

"Something NEW” at the LeClaire Civic Club – BUNCO! Every third Tuesday from10:00 AM through 12:30PM!  Call Debbie for details - 563-289-4458.

Buffalo Bill Museum Expansion “It's an exciting time in the museum's almost 57 year history,” said Robert Schiffke, Executive Director of the Buffalo Bill Museum & River Pilots' Pier, “as we start another expansion of our facility.”  The women who were members of the LeClaire Women's Club, who founded the museum in 1957, wouldn't recognize the building today, but they would see many of the items first exhibited in its original location at 114 North Cody Road, LeClaire. Included will be an Archival Workroom allowing careful access to the museum's extensive print and photograph collection, a ”hands on” classroom for children visiting the museum, and exhibits that highlight LeClaire's role in the region's economic growth through its shipyards, button factories, and river pilots who opened the region to river commerce.  An architectural drawing of the expansion is available for public view at the museum during regular hours, and donations towards the expansion are being accepted. “We appreciate the support of the community in this project, and donations of artifacts and funds are always welcome.  We are truly a community institution, and volunteers have grown the museum into the LeClaire landmark that it is today” said Connie Curlott, President of the Board of Directors.  The museum is open 9am – 4pm, Mon.-Saturday; 12noon – 4pm, Sundays. Call 563-289-5580 for more information or to donate to the project.

Last call to get your Business Artwork hanging in the LIC before the busy holiday shopping season! There is canvas artwork hanging on the walls of the LeClaire Information Center (LIC) of several businesses including Wide River Winery, Style with PM Interiors, Steventons, Blue Iguana, Grasshoppers, Mississippi Cottage Antiques, Mississippi River Distilling Co., First Central State Bank, Twilight Riverboat, The Shameless Chocoholic, Riverview Dental, and Bierstube. This opportunity is available to all LeClaire businesses that want to make arrangements with Margo Moffitt and pay a one-time fee of $125 to have the artwork produced. It also costs you $100 per year to have the artwork displayed in the LIC. This is an inexpensive way to showcase your business to everyone who comes into the LIC (we have had about 19,500 visitors in the LIC over the last 14 months). It also helps visitors find your business (especially if you aren't right downtown), and aids the volunteers when answering visitors' questions. If you are interested, please contact Margo before Nov.15 at 563-355-6400.

Street Level Commercial Space for Rent, 117 S. Cody Road, 700 sq.ft. (20'x35'). Contact Vince Ramsey, 563-289-3129.

Apartment is available over Artswork 223 1/2 N Cody. It is a lovely 1 BR with all the trimmings - garage, deck with a beautiful view, laundry, 2 full baths, contemporary kitchen. Call 563-940-3742 for more info.

Do you have Residential or Commercial property available? If you own residential rental property or commercial property that is available for lease or sale in the greater LeClaire region, please contact the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with a property description, complete contact information including phone numbers and rental or purchase pricing. As a service to the community, we would like to have the information available so we can share the most up-to-date information on our website!


Primitive Cottage is collecting food for the Princeton Presbyterian Church's Food Pantry which is in great need of food donations. They have helped alot of people, and now they need our help.  Donations can be dropped off at Primitive Cottage in LeClaire. Please check the expiration date on items because anything that has expired can't be given away.

First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire 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.


Chamber 2013 Networking Events – Everyone welcome to attend!

November  12th Subway – lunch - noon

December 10th - Hungry Hobo - lunch – noon

LeClaire 2013 Events Calendar:

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

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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