LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements- Friday 07/05/2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 05 July 2013 11:56



Sally Hand – Realtor, Remax River Cities. Ms. Hand has been in real estate in one capacity or another for twenty six years, and was formerly with ReMax on the Lake in North Carolina before recently moving to Iowa. Contact number - 434-774-5855 realestaterivercities.com




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

LeClaire Firefighters Association Annual Water Fights - Friday, July 5th in conjunction with LeClaire's First Friday event. Registration: 5:30 p.m. Fights start: 6:30 p.m. along the Mississippi on the LeClaire Levee. No entry fee.  Double elimination trophies awarded to top 4 places. Contact: LeClaire Fire Rescue Dept. - 563-289-6044 or Greg Chapman at 563-210-8528 for more information.   

Mississippi River Distilling Company – 5:30-8p.m. Signature Cocktails in the tasting room and food items prepared by our Spirited Chef!!  Strawberry Vodka is Back - Cheers!!  www.mrdistilling.com

Wide River Winery Wine samples, open until 8PM; featuring Sangria samples! Recipes available. www.wideriverwinery.com Live Music at the Wide River Winery Tasting Room and Garden from 5-8pm featuring "Danika Holmes" 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com

Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium Come in for a free red velvet cupcake!

Razzleberries Come in to shop and get free samples of booze cake (while it lasts)!

Other shops and restaurants will be open late!


July 6th – Wide River Winery – Come sample Wine-A-Ritas!

July 7th Live Music at Wide River Winery Tasting Room featuring "Joe & Vicki Price Blues" from 2-5pm 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com

July 9th - Blue Iguana - LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Networking Lunch noon - Everyone welcome to attend! www.leclairechamber.com

July 12th Live Music at the Wide River Winery Tasting Room 5-8pm featuring "Ellis Kell and Tony Hoeppner" 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com

July 13th – Trivia Night – LeClaire Civic Center hosted by LeFirst Presbyterian Church of LeClaire. Doors open at 6:30; game starts at 7 pm. Cost $10 per person; call 563-381-7777 to pre-register individuals or a table. We are raising money for the Hurricane Sandy Victims. Bring your own snacks and drinks or purchase something there. 


July 15th-19th – LeClaire Baptist Church - “Colossal Coaster World” VBX Week For kids age 4 up through kids going INTO 6th grade! Cost: FREE! Time:  9:00 AM – Noon Location:  1326 Wisconsin Street LeClaire, Iowa  52753 Family program:  SUNDAY, July 21 at 10:30 a.m. followed by our “Burger Bash” lunch! For more information or registration: phone:  (563) 289-4191 e-mail:  leclairebaptist@leclairebaptist.org or REGISTER ONLINE at www.leclairebaptist.org (under ministries and kids vbx link)


July 18th – First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire - Funeral Planning At the time of death, decisions can be difficult. This program will help you plan your own funeral or help you think about decisions when planning another’s funeral. Lunch at 11:30, program and discussion to follow. No cost; please call 563-381-7777 to pre-register.

July 19th - Live Music at the Wide River Winery Tasting Room 5-8pm featuring "Pieces of Candy" 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com

July 21st - Sunday Brunch at the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Seatings at 10:00 and 12:30 Reservations 563.289.4156 www.faithfulpilot.com

Save the Date

August 2 – First Friday in LeClaire!

August 8-10 – Tugfest! Live bands all 3 nights. Thursday Wristband Night 5-11. Friday parade, fireworks, tug pit dedication.  Saturday Kid’s Tug and Big Tug!  Advance purchase weekend wristbands for $8 available at Slagle’s Grocery from June 15-August 1.  Get ready to TUG!!!



The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce has an opening for Web Designer to maintain, update and to continue to develop the Chamber website.  The qualified candidate must have website development experience and the ability to oversee Facebook and all applications related to the site.  Knowledge of the LeClaire community preferred.  Interested applicants may send resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it We do want to thank Chris Cournoyer for her service!


The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce also has an opening for a member of the Board of Directors as Lane Bleeker has resigned to take a position with the City of LeClaire. This is a voluntary position working with businesses, organizations and individuals to build a healthy economy while promoting and nurturing the quality of life in LeClaire. The qualified candidate will fill Lane’s term until it has expired and will be eligible for re-election.  Please send your letter of interest to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Thank you, Lane, for your time and for your service!

First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire FREE LUNCH at the Civic Center, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Third Tuesday of the month: June 18, July 16, August 20: Come to eat and stay for the conversation! 

LeClaire Antiques is hosting an on going Plant Sale benefiting LeClaire Parks. Go by and see the beautiful plants for sale – great prices!

Please volunteer or help recruit volunteers for the LeClaire Information Center! We get a lot of great comments about the LIC, and we help promote all of LeClaire:

1. Through telling visitors about our great attractions, shops, restaurants, parks, schools, housing developments, etc.,

2. By mailing out information to individuals, small groups and bus tours who want to come find out what LeClaire is all about, and

3. Through providing nice, convenient public restrooms to shoppers, diners, people checking out our attractions, families, LeClaire residents who are just out for a walk - everyone appreciates the restrooms!

Almost everyone knows at least one person who loves to talk and meet new people - a retired neighbor or stay-at-home mom, a relative, a friend, a person from church, a person from your civic club, a person from exercise class... Please contact Cindy at 563-650-7963 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Volunteers are trained and there is lots of brochures and information to share with visitors.

Let's make downtown LeClaire and the LeClaire Information Center the best it can possibly be!


Buffalo Bill Museum is now open until 5pm daily. As of April 1st, the museum is open 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!

July 9 - Blue Iguana - Lunch -noon

August 13 - Big Dave and Holly's - lunch -noon

September 10 - Steventon's - after hours - 5-8pm

October 8 - Hungry Hobo - lunch - noon

November 12 - tbd

December 10 - Happy Joes - lunch –noon




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


Asbury United Methodist Church 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 will be available June 15th. The deadline for returning a signed vendor agreement is August 20th.

Trivia Nights in LeClaire at the LeClaire Civic Center -

2013 Trivia Nights:

July 13 - Hosted by First Presbyterian Church - Hurricane Sandy Victims

LeClaire Trivia Nights have raised over $100,000 for local non-profit organizations! Thank you for your continued support!


LeClaire 2013 Events Calendar:

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

Summer 2013 - City-Wide Water Explosion (Hollyhock Park)

Summer 2013 - Bike Parade & Decorating

August 8th-10th Tugfest

October 6th - Dogtoberfest at Bier Stube

October 13th - AppleFest

October 24th - HalloWine

October 26th - Witches Walk Costume Contest and Parade

December 6-8, 2013: 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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