ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 02/13/2015
CHAMBER NEWSLETTER - Deadline Today, February 13th, 5:00 p.m.!
The March 2015 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. If you commit to all 4 quarterly issues, receive a 10% discount off each ad! Ads can be modified per issue. Just send your ad information to
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
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Chamber Members - Get the word out about your business or events and be ready for SPRING!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Latimer Bed & Breakfast 127 North Second Street, LeClaire, Iowa 52753. Located 1 block off Highway 67 in the center of town. For Reservations, call 563-289-5747. www.latimerbb.com
LeClaire Olive Oil Company 102 N. Cody Road - Specialty food retail store carrying ultra- premium olive oils, balsamic vinegars, stuffed olives, spices, seasonings, rubs, gourmet dip mixes, olive oil soaps, and gifts. 888-255-2867 www.leclaireoliveoilco.com
The Links at Pebble Creek - Located in beautiful LeClaire, Iowa, The Links at Pebble Creek is an affluent housing community just outside of the Quad Cities metro area. The beauty of living in this new home community is the quiet, rural setting. www.pebblecreekia.com/ Contact: The Links at Pebble Creek, 63 Cobblestone Lane, LeClaire, IA 52753. 563-289-7031.
Unique Recycled Creations & Gifts – Rhonda and Cole DeVrieze - 118 N. Cody Rd, LeClaire. Recycled chalk boards, doors, frames, signs with upcycled and handmade items, etc. 309-507-2929
WQAD-TV Channel 8 is the ABC-affiliated television station for the Quad Cities area of West-Central Illinois and Eastern Iowa that is licensed to Moline, Illinois. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 38 from a transmitter in Orion, Illinois. Owned by Tribune Broadcasting, WQAD has studios on Park 16th Street in Moline. wqad.com/
LECLARE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS – 2014!
The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce was proud to recognize the following at the Annual Awards Dinner, Saturday January 31, at Steventon’s in LeClaire:
Volunteers of the Year 2014 – Joyce Kuehl and Diane Glispie, Christmas in LeClaire
Event of the Year 2014 – First Friday in LeClaire, Garrett and Ryan Burchett, Originators
Pineapple Award for Hospitality 2014 – Cindy Bruhn and Volunteers, LeClaire Information Center
Edward B. deSilva Award for Community Leadership 2014 – Vern Spring
Brick and Mortar Award for Opening or Expanding Business in LeClaire in 2014 –
Grasshopper’s Guest House
Urban Classic Home
Wild Horse Canvas Prints
LeClaire Olive Oil Company
El Rio Spa and Wellness
Jones Street Java House
Comfort Inn & Suites
Buffalo Bill Museum
Expressions in Threads
LeClaire Farmers Market
Freedom Rock of Scott County
The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Board for 2015 was also introduced:
President - Mike Clingingsmith - CFO - Pleasant Valley Schools
Vice-President - Melody Oltmann – First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire
Secretary – Dr. Crystal Buesing – Dr. Crystal’s Chiropractic Care
Treasurer – Andrew Arndt – Arndt Chiropractic Center, Inc.
Debbie Mulvania – VP and Branch Manager - First Central State Bank, LeClaire
KV Dahl – President of Dahl Ford
Kathleen Anderson - Sr. Assistant to the President, St. Ambrose University
Dennis Gerard - Former Sr. VP of Northern Region - Kone
Carl Hoyt, Jr. – President, Captain's Quarter's and Grace Marine
Emily Hudson – General Manager – Faithful Pilot Café and Spirits
Kristen Underwood - Blackhawk Bank & Trust - Branch Manager, LeClaire
We would like to thank Vern Spring, Jim Huiskamp and Dayle Hall for their service on the Board. All retired as of December 31, 2014.
Thank you, too, to all the businesses and individuals who attended the Dinner, and to those who donated and bid on items for the Live and Silent Auctions. It is due to your generosity that the event is such a huge success!
February 6th-16th - Time to Celebrate at Isabel Bloom! Help them celebrate their Bloom legacy with exciting in-store activities and specials. Isabel Bloom signature mug FREE with purchase of $35 and more. Double “Hugs Points” with sculpture purchase. 15% discount on anything RED (one item only). View and pre-order new 2015 designs.
February 13th – LeClaire Community Library - Valentine’s Day Stretch-Tacular! Join us for a very special Valentine’s Day celebration with the library’s mascot, Stretch the Giraffe! This all-ages program will offer Valentine’s Day and Giraffe themed snacks and activities. 3-5pm
February 13th – Faithful Pilot Café & Spirits 6:00 & 8:30 Valentine’s seating $75.00 per person
February 14th – Bierstube - Valentine's Day $2 off our Apple Strudel, Black Forest Cake and Nutella Pretzel desserts all day!
February 14th - The Crane & Pelican Café Valentine’s Day Two seatings - 6pm & 8pm. Three courses for $55/person. 10% discount for groups of four or more. View the menu at: http://craneandpelican.com/events.html Call for Reservations: 563-289-8774.
February 14th – Faithful Pilot Café & Spirits Valentine’s Day 6:00 (booked) & 8:30 Valentine’s seating $75.00 per person. Call 563-289-4156 for reservations.
February 14th – Blue Iguana Valentine’s Day two for $20 meals. Choose from a Combination Platter (enchilada/tostada/rice and bean) or Combination Fajitas for two. Ask about their special Valentine’s Day cocktails! A flower for every couple joining us!
February 14th - The Shameless Chocoholic is taking preorders for chocolate covered strawberries (priced by weight) for Valentine’s Day! Call 563-289-1339 or order on Facebook, The Shameless Chocoholic
February 14th - Sweet Dreams Guest House has a great Winter Getaway Special including Valentine’s Day! $149 for a Friday or Saturday night reservation; includes a bottle of wine, a 1 pound box of chocolates, and a $10 coupon for Jones St. Java House next door! Call today to reserve your stay - 563-289-1339.
By February 15th - Wild Horse Canvas Prints is offering 20% off any Sports Themed Canvas! Orders must be placed by February 15. Call 844-399-6838 for more information.
February 15th – Faithful Pilot Café & Spirits Valentine’s Wine Tasting - Rose’s & Red’s for a special Valentine’s Day tasting! $15.00 for 15 wines from 3-5
February 19th – LeClaire Community Library - Chinese New Year Party Join us for a little history and a lot of fun as we celebrate Chinese culture and games with crafts! 6:30-7:30pm. For children in grades 1st-6th.
February 21st - Scott County Freedom Rock Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser at the Riverview Road House. Proceeds will help provide lights, a sign, maintenance, and paver installation for The Freedom Rock. So dust off your best chili recipe and bring your appetite. A perfect way to warm up and have some fun on a cold winter night!
February 21st - LeClaire Youth Baseball and Softball Trivia Night Fundraiser at the LeClaire Fire Station Jones and 15th Street. Doors open at 6:30pm. Trivia starts at 7pm. If you would like to reserve a table, donate items, or volunteer please contact
or call 563-370-1650 for more information. www.leclaireyouthball.com
February 21st - Trivia Night at the LeClaire Civic Center to benefit the QC Cruisers 127 S. Cody Road. Doors open at 6:30pm; Trivia starts at 7pm. 8-person teams; $10 per person. Everyone will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Mulligans are 10 for $10. Each team may bring its own snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks. Pork roast dinner available for $7; carryout dinners available at 6pm. Call Debbie at 563-349-4403 or email
to reserve a table.
February 22nd - Come celebrate Buffalo Bill's Birthday! noon to 4pm at the Buffalo Bill Museum. Buffalo Bill himself will be there! Free admission.
February 23th – Economic Development Meeting City Hall – 8:00 a.m.
February 23rd – LeClaire Community Library - Alienology This month’s “ology” program will feature out-of-this-world activities, challenges, and crafts with a space-alien theme. 6:30-7:30pm. For children in grades 1st-6th.
February 24th Happy Hour Wine Tasting at 129! $15 per person. 5-7pm: Last Tuesday of every month. Please call to reserve your spot – 563-729-1035. Wines will be available to order at a discounted price.
February 25th – LeClaire Community Library - Book Club The LeClaire Library Book Club group for adults meets the 4th Wednesday of each month. Join us on February 25th to discuss Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen. Books are available at the library’s circulation counter at no cost.
February 26th - Expressions In Threads is Hosting "The Quilts Of Downton Abbey" Lecture and Trunk Show at Comfort Inn & Suites, LeClaire 11am, 2pm and 6pm. Dennis Bevines from Andover Fabrics will bring quilts, garments and other items made using their Downton Abbey Collection of fabrics. Refreshments will be served. Cost is $5 and reservations are required – 563-289-1447.
Check out the Wide River Winery Inn for a fun winter get-away! They have a reduced winter rate of $119 during the months of January and February. It is located above their Tasting Room in LeClaire. The fully furnished apartment sleeps four adults. Why not plan a weekend to look for the Bald Eagles or enjoy the shopping and charm of LeClaire? For more information, contact Cecilia 954-242-6878.
Blue Iguana New $5 Winter Winter Meal Deals! Stop by Blue Iguana and sample our new $5 winter meal deals! Tuesday's special is our Taco Salad for $5. Wednesday's special is 3 enchiladas for $5.Two chicken tostadas and a side it our Thursday special for only $5!
Bierstube Lent Features available during Lent! Lemon Whiskey Shrimp, Shrimp PoBoy Sandwich, Shrimp Alfredo, Tilapia and Rainbow Trout.
Mississippi River Distilling Co. has kicked off the 2015 LeClaire Cocktail Cruise. From January to April, eight different bars and restaurants will have a showcase MRDC cocktail. You can try each one and get your cocktail "passport" stamped for chance to win monthly prizes. Plus, during First Friday, with any bottle sold, get a coupon for a free showcase cocktail! Get your Passport at The Crane & Pelican Café, Sneaky Pete’s Woodfire Grille, Steventon’s, Blue Iguana, 129, The Faithful Pilot Café and Spirits, Bierstube, or River Roadhouse today! www.LeClaireCocktails.com
Does your kitchen need an update? Is your bathroom looking old and tired? We can help with the design and remodeling to brighten any room in your house! Give LeClaire Home Improvement and Construction a call at 563-381-7778 for a free in home consultation
LeClaire Community Library TAG (Teen Advisory Group): Teens are invited to attend TAG meetings the 3rd Thursday of each month from 4-5pm. This group helps improve Teen Services at the library AND attendees can earn one hour of service learning credits for school by participating. Plus, we bring snacks each month! It’s a win-win!
LeClaire Community Library Preschool Explorers: Explore a new science-based theme each month with a short storytime, followed by several hands-on, exploratory stations. This program takes place the 4th Thursday of each month at 10:30am OR 6:30pm. This month we’ll be learning about dinosaurs!
Visit the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce website www.leclairechamber.com and see us on Facebook!
If you would like to attend a Chamber Board Meeting in order to present a topic, please contact the Board in advance at
in order to be included an upcoming agenda. Board Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month, 8a.m. at LeClaire City Hall.
SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND
First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire We have a Wednesday evening program: Halftime! For kids, 5-11 years old. It's half way through the week - and it's a time of fun for the kids. We meet from 5:30-7pm, every Wednesday there is school, through May 6. We serve dinner, play games, have a lesson and a craft. Have your child join us for a week or two to see what we are doing. We are located across from Bridgeview Elementary School, at 200 South 12th street. For more information, call Pastor Melody at 563-381-7777.
LeClaire Information Center Volunteers Needed! Contact Cindy Bruhn at
or 563-650-7963 to volunteer.
Riverview Apartment for Rent - Downtown LeClaire. One Bedroom. $1250/month. Call 563-940-3742 for more information.
Commercial Property for Sale 510 N. Cody Road. Contact William Robertson (563) 940-1517
Commercial Property for Sale 613-617 N Cody Road, LeClaire IA 52753. Contact Jeff R. Heuer, NAI Ruhl Commercial Company,
, Office: 563-355-4000, Direct: 563-823-5107.
Commercial Property for Sale Cody Road, LeClaire IA 52753. Description: contact John G. Ruhl, NAI Ruhl Commercial Company,
, Office: 563-355-4000, Direct: 563-823-5126.
Commercial Property Available Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire, Iowa. Please call: Mike Burke - Mel Foster Co.
, Mobile: 563-349-2705, Direct: 563-823-5272
Park Run Apartments/Newbury Living complex - 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Available - 1701 Iowa Drive, LeClaire, Iowa 52753. 1 BR, 2 BR or 3 BR unit. Call (563) 289-5159 more information today!
Do you have Residential or Commercial property available? Please contact the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce,
, with a property description, complete contact information including phone numbers and rental or purchase pricing.
LECLAIRE EVENTS COMING UP!
March 6 – First Friday in LeClaire
CHAMBER NETWORKING EVENTS – EVERYONE WELCOME!
March 10 - Faithful Pilot - Evening/5:30
April 14 –- El Rio – Lunch - noon