LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 1/31/2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 31 January 2014 11:15

Time to Renew your LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Membership or Join for 2014! Go to www.leclairechamber.com to renew or join, or see the attached form to complete and return. Deadline to renew, February 1, 2014. Thank you for your membership!

The March 2014 Chamber Newsletter will soon be in production to be delivered to Every Business and Home within the 52753 zipcode area!! Advertising rates remain: 1/8 page: $75; ¼ page: $100; ½ page: $125; full page: $250. Just send your ad information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will forward it on to House of Print for you. No cost assistance in developing an advertisement is available through House of Print. If you would rather work with House of Print directly, send your ad to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and please copy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Deadline February 7th, 5:00 p.m. Chamber Members - Get the word out about your business or events and be ready for SPRING!


February 1st – LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner

Davenport County Club 25500 Valley Drive, Pleasant Valley, IA

5:30-6:30 Cocktails (cash bar) and Silent Auction

6:30 Awards

7:00 Dinner

8:00 Live Auction

6-10 Music by Keep Off the Grass

Please RSVP to First Central State Bank at 563-289-2265 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it $35 per person paid in advance. Make check payable to LeClaire Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 35, LeClaire, IA 52753.  Casual Party Attire.  To donate for auction items, take items to First Central State Bank or email chamber for more information.


February 7th – First Friday in LeClaire – 5-8 p.m.

Mississippi River Distilling Company Releasing the latest in our "Still Crazy" series... SIX SHOOTER SMOKE! This is a rye whiskey with a cherry wood smoked 6 row barley added giving it a rich, sweet, smoky nose and finish. Food and Spirit Tastings www.mrdistilling.com

Wide River Winery Wide River Winery is open until 8pm serving their award winning locally made wines. Live music from 5-8pm by Tony Hoeppner. Enjoy a chocolate treat from the Sweet Life paired with Pursuit of Happiness. Also featuring their Valentine's Day wine, Be Mine, for the special price of $9.99 per bottle. www.wideriverwinery.com

Aunt Hattie’s – Come in for a red velvet cupcake!

Razzleberries – Booze cake while it lasts!

Restaurants and several shops will be open late!


February 8th – TugFest Trivia –LeClaire Fire Station Doors open at 6:00 pm and trivia will start at 7pm. Cost is $10 per person.  You don’t have to be good at trivia – come for the fun! To reserve a table, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


February 11th – Chamber Networking Breakfast – Bier Stube, LeClaire – 8 a.m. Everyone Welcome!  The Bier Stube now serves breakfast, 7-10:30 a.m. Check out the menu at http://bier-stube.com/menus/leclaire-breakfast-menu/


February 12th – Edward Jones - Savvy Women, Smart Investors 11 a.m. at Faithful Pilot. Hosted by Amy Barnes of Edward Jones. Guest Speaker will be Ross Haeberle, Regional Manager with MFS Fund Distributors. Program will provide strategies and financial planning information pertinent to women.  Edward Jones will provide Lunch for all attendees, however, reservations must be made by February 4th and space is limited. Call 563-289-2243 to make reservations or for more information.


February 14th - Crane and Pelican Valentine’s Day Dinner – 3 seatings, 5pm - 7pm - 9pm $100 per couple. Call for Reservations: 563-289-8774


February 14th – Faithful Pilot Valentine’s Day Dinner – 2 seatings, 6 and 8:30 p.m.  $60 per person, $35 wine pairing. Call for Reservations: 563-289-4156


February 19th – Charles Schwab - ETF's Explained Want to fill gaps in your portfolio? Discover how exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can help. 2:00pm. Charles Schwab, Eric Johannes, 5345 Elmore Avenue #300, Davenport, IA 52807. Please R.S.V.P 563-275-3663


February 22nd – Trivia at LeClaire Civic Center to benefit LeClaire Little League. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and Trivia will start at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, 8 people per table maximum. You don’t have to be a genius! To reserve a table, call Vicky, 563-639-4621.


February 23rd - Buffalo Bill’s Birthday Party! The Buffalo Bill Museum in LeClaire invites the public to celebrate William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody's birthday from noon – 4 p.m. Born in LeClaire, IA on February 26th, 1846, he was a frontiersman, US Army Scout, and later a celebrity touring throughout the world with his “Wild West Congress.” He remains a favorite among generations, world-wide. Free admission, light refreshments, children's activities, and a visit from “Buffalo Bill” himself! No RSVP required!


February 28th through March1st - Buffalo Bill Museum Fundraiser YOUNKER'S Community Days 2014 Returns with more savings in the valuable coupon books! Available through the Buffalo Bill Museum (or online at www.communitydayevent.com). Each $5 booklet contains over $500 in coupon-savings, including a$10 coupon to use on an item of $10 or more; a shopping pass to save up to 25% off, shop online or at your local store; a30% off Early Bird Coupon valid BOTH DAYS until 1pm; and lots more!  To purchase a booklet, visit the Buffalo Bill Museum by March 1st!  Every $5 booklet purchased results in a $5 contribution to the museum, too! We appreciate your support!


Save the Date

March 1st – Rock and Roll Bingo!  LeClaire Rec Center – Fund raiser for Freedom Rock. Songs will be played and you identify the songs on bingo cards. There will be 50/50 and other raffles.  Event will be hosted by Cody Tucker of B100!  More details to come!


March 7th - Buffalo BIll Museum Grand Opening & Ribbon-Cutting 5 p.m. Come celebrate the museum's expanded facility during an Open House (4-7pm) and the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce's Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at 5pm.  It will be a great start of "First Friday" in LeClaire!



Chamber Member, Diane Nelson, is the New Associate of the Year 2013 with Ruhl and Ruhl Realtors!  She works from the Davenport office. Congratulations, Diane!

Beginning oil painting classes upstairs at the Crane and Pelican. They will begin on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 18th, 25th, Mar. 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th. Wednesday's beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 19th, 26th, Mar. 5th, 12th, 19th and the 26th. Classes will be small - cost $125.00 plus supplies. Please call Billie Davids, 563-349-3338

Riverbend Signworks is proud to have helped design and build a putt-putt golf hole for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters "Putt A Round" - and it won 1st place for "most difficult" golf hole!  We collaborated with Results Marketing and GalaxyOne on this project.  (yep, we do more than signs!) Also, only a few more days to take advantage of our design special! http://riverbendsignworks.com/winter-specials/

Winter Hours for the LeClaire Information Center Noon-3 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday. May be closed some days for inclement weather.


LeClaire Information Center Volunteers Needed! Please share your knowledge and love of LeClaire with our visitors! Contact Cindy Bruhn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-650-7963 to volunteer. The winter shifts are 1½ - 3 hours. You will be trained, and it is fun!


New hours for LeClaire Antiques & Appraisals - Wed - Sat 11-4 and by appointment!

Commercial Property Available - 1295 and 1297 Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire, Iowa. There are two in-line units available consisting of 2,160 sq. ft. each or 4,320 sq. ft. combined and suitable for either retail or office user. The location provides plenty of parking just off Highway 67/Cody Road with an overview of the Great River Road. It has excellent visibility with an elevated monument sign, and is located close to the first Iowa exit on I-80. Current co-tenants include Slagle Foods, Subway, First Central State Bank, and Style with PM Interiors. Please call: Mike Burke - Mel Foster Co. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Mobile: 563-349-2705, Direct: 563-823-5272

Commercial Space for Rent – 204 Jones St. - Call 563-370-2386 for more information. Will show by appointment. Commercially zoned only. Lease with option to purchase.

Park Run Apartments/Newbury Living complex - 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Available - 1701 Iowa Drive, LeClaire, Iowa 52753. Washer & dryers in every unit along with all other appliances.  Each apartment has either a balcony or a patio.  Considerable storage in each 1 BR, 2 BR or 3 BR unit. Call (563) 289-5159 for a tour and more information today!

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!

Visit the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce website www.leclairechamber.com and see us on Facebook!


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.


LeClaire Recreation Center Calendar - Join us for Family Nights!

4:00-6:30pm, $2 per person; 3 and under free. Concessions available.

February 8th - Open gym and movie "Casper"

March 8th - Open gym and movie "ET"

All movies start at 5:00 pm - www.leclairereccenter.com


LeClaire Events Coming Up!

May 3-4 – French Market Days

May 3-4 – LeClaire Community Library Book Sale

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