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VENDORS WANTED: Bridal Expo @ The Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ginger Busby   
Monday, 26 January 2015 13:37

Saturday March 14, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We are looking for vendors that have any part in a wedding to display their bridal apparel and services at our Expo in March.

We are located at 1411Brady Street in Davenport. The Center is a faith-based social service agency. We’re offering the opportunity for smaller businesses to showcase their talents in the hope of helping future brides find their dream wedding at an affordable price.

Spaces are $100.00 a spot, $10.00 more for electricity.

Payments are due at the time of registration. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 am to 2 pm. If our office hours are not convenient for you, please call Lea or Ginger at (563) 323-5295 to make arrangements.  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Register now while there are still spots available!

LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Friday Announcements - 1/23/2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Monday, 26 January 2015 08:57


LeClaire Masonic Snow Lodge #44 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons is the local Masonic Lodge and has existed as such for more than 150 years. 113 S. Cody Road, LeClaire


Green Tree Brewery – 309 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire, will be a Small brewery that makes handcrafted beer right on the premises. We will have a quiet atmosphere where people can sit and enjoy a pint or samples of our product. For anyone that would rather try our beers at home, we will offer, single bottles, six packs, and growlers to take out. Recently, we secured a coffee supplier for our beers that are infused with coffee. As my wife and I love coffee, and we will have all the equipment anyway. We will have coffee available for anyone that wants some, whether it's for someone that doesn't like beer, is the designated driver, or they just love coffee!

LiveFit With Lupus is a nonprofit organization formed to raise awareness for autoimmune diseases. Our foundation offers nutritional guidance and resources, specialty physician support, health education, and psychological and emotional support to patients and their loved ones. We hold many annual fundraising events in the community to create awareness. Our main event is our Race Event, which is held at The Black Watch in May, featuring a 1 mile, 5k, 10k and half marathon, along with a health fair, kids’ activities, local vendors and live entertainment! www.livefitwithlupus.org


The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Steventon’s, LeClaire.

5:30-6:30 p.m. – Cocktails (Cash Bar) and Silent Auction

6:30 p.m. – Annual Awards

7:00 p.m. – Dinner

8:00 p.m. – Live Auction

6-10 p.m. – Live Music, Keep Off the Grass

RSVP by January 23, 2015 to First Central State Bank, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it $35 per person paid in advance.

Checks payable to:

LeClaire Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 35

LeClaire, IA

If you would like to donate items for the Silent or Live Auctions, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or take your items to First Central State Bank, LeClaire!


It is time to renew your membership for 2015! Membership forms have been mailed out, or you can renew your membership by going to www.leclairechamber.com and pay via Pay Pal. If you did not receive a letter and form by mail, please contact the Chamber at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and they will be immediately sent to you!


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 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 13th, 5:00 p.m. Chamber Members - Get the word out about your business or events and be ready for SPRING!



January 24th – LeClaire Community Library - Gizmos & Gadgets: eReader and Tablet Workshop 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Want to learn how to download eBooks onto your iPad? Not sure how to use that new Kindle? Area librarians will be answering questions or troubleshoot issues on a variety of devices. No registration or pre-appointments necessary.


January 25 - Faithful Pilot Wine Tasting 15 wines for $15 and a selection of Chef Robert’s small bites. Call 563-289-4156 for reservations.


January 31st, 2015 – LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner – Steventon’s.

(See information above).




February 1st - Enjoy the Superbowl at Bierstube! $.50 wings, $7 BierHaus Burgers, $2 16 oz. domestic cans of beer, Gourmet Hot Dog Bar & Fries for $5 during the game.


February 6th - First Friday in LeClaire


February 10th – Chamber Networking Lunch - Happy Joe’s – noon

February 16th – Economic Development Meeting City Hall – 8:00 a.m.


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 22nd - Come celebrate Buffalo Bill's Birthday! noon to 4pm at the Buffalo Bill Museum. Buffalo Bill himself will be there! Free admission.



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


Riverbend Signworks We receive many questions about vehicle graphics.  So, we assembled some basic information here:  http://riverbendsignworks.com/2014/12/30/a-guide-to-a-good-vehicle-wrap/

It is time again for the River Valley Optimist Club to offer their FREE basketball clinic to children grades 3-6 in the LeClaire/Bettendorf area. The clinic will be held Saturdays beginning January 31, 2015 and ending on March 7, 2015. The sessions are one hour in length and will teach basketball fundamentals while having FUN! Registration is limited so sign-up soon! Please contact Josselyn Smith at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 563-723-1877, or check out the RVOC Facebook page under River Valley Optimist Club for more information. We hope to see you there!

Bierstube has an all-you-can-eat Gourmet Hot Dog Bar served with fries for $5 during the Iowa Men’s Big 10 Conference basketball games: January 13, 17, 20, 24, and 31. Join them for $2 off their award-winning reubens this weekend during “Be A Tourist In Your Own Backyard” weekend; find the coupon here: http://www.qcbeatourist.com/coupon.php?cid=5 And enjoy the Bald Eagle Day special on January 18: 10% off your bill, excluding alcohol. Also check out their gluten-free menu while you are there!

The Crane & Pelican will be featuring a special Sliders & Suds menu on Thursday nights from 5-9pm. Every Thursday night you can come get three gourmet sliders and our hand-cut chips for $10 and three 8 oz. sample pours of our delicious beers for $5. The menu will change monthly with new burgers & beers to try and will be posted on their website at http://craneandpelican.com/ 563-289-8774. Winter hours: In January and February, closed on Sundays & Mondays. Tuesday thru Saturday open 11am-8pm.

Dwellings has new merchandise!

El Rio Spa & Wellness: January Specials: Fitness - Free Trial Fitness Class and Free Consultation with our Fitness Manager. Café - 20% off Salads. Come tour El Rio Spa & Wellness and enter your name in a drawing to win a "Spa Product Package”. Monday-Thursday, 6am-8pm; Friday, 6am-5pm, Saturday, 7:30am-5pm; Sunday, Closed. http://www.elriospa.com

Expressions in Threads has "Man Cave Quilts" on display - everything from Ford Mustangs to Indian motorcycles. Come see the samples and browse their new spring fabrics.

See the new January designs at Isabel Bloom! Stop in to see their Blue Jay (7th in the Series), Goat, and Angel with Roses. Register to win their majestic Eagle sculpture in honor of LeClaire’s Bald Eagle Day, January 18th!  Haven’t shopped Isabel Bloom lately? You won’t believe what you’re missing!

Jones St Java House is open early! Hours are 6am-6pm, Monday-Saturday; 8am-5pm, Sunday. They serve breakfast and lunch on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday – check with them for daily menu! Like them on Facebook (Facebook.com/JonesStJava) for specials and don't forget to pick up your Blend Card for additional coupons and special offers.

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

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in order to be included an upcoming agenda. Board Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month, 8a.m. at LeClaire City Hall.


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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Commercial Property for Sale 613-617 N Cody Road, LeClaire IA 52753. Contact Jeff R. Heuer, NAI Ruhl Commercial Company, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 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, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Office: 563-355-4000, Direct: 563-823-5126.

Commercial Property Available Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire, Iowa. 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

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, 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.


January 31 – LeClaire Chamber Annual Awards Dinner – Steventon’s


February 10 - Happy Joe’s – Lunch – noon

March 10 - Faithful Pilot - Evening/5:30 -

April 14 –- El Rio – Lunch - noon

January 24th: Trivia Night at the Freight House! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Quad Cities Food Hub   
Friday, 23 January 2015 15:45
Saturday, January 24th, 7:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 6:00)
Davenport Freight House
421 W. River Dr.
Davenport, Iowa

Join us for a night of entertainment and support Food Hub programs!

• $80 per table – 8 players per table
• 10 Rounds of 10 Questions Each
• 1st place $160 – 2nd place $80


Food Available. Refreshments from the Local Market Store. Beer from Front Street Brewery. *Please no outside beverages allowed

Reserve your table in advance to guarantee a spot! Don't miss out. To register a team or for more information stop in to Local Market store or call 563-265-2455.

This Week in Downtown Davenport: 1/23 - 1/29 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 23 January 2015 11:46
Connect to the natural world like never before in the Figge Art Museum's new exhibition "Yuriko Yamaguchi: Interconnected in Art, Nature, Science, and Technology" opening Saturday. Prepare to be "wowed" by organic, web-like sculptures from dried potatoes, onion ends, leaves, and other nature-found items. If you haven't had the chance to see the Turned Wood Exhibition at the Figge, make sure you check it out this weekend before it closes on Sunday.


 Where might one find bacon, bacon, and more bacon? At Me & Billy's Beer and Bacon Tasting, of course! Brace yourself for a sampling of three separate pairings of bacon with beer on Thursday starting at 7 p.m. SPOILER ALERT: We heard the dessert round includes Guinness, "doughnettes," AND ice cream...


 Treat yourself to a movie night over at River Music Experience for this Tuesday's Redstone Reels. Watch Dazed and Confused on their NEW HD projectors and participate in a discussion and trivia games after. Also at RME this week- Eleven Fifty Two with Drama Major and Asbigasamouse, Songwriters in the Round, and The Coop with Genome and The Tripp Brothers.


 Mark those calendars for January 25, because Gallery 114's 25/25 event is back! With an opportunity to find the perfect small painting for only $25, this is one show you don't want to pass up. Can't make it Saturday? No worries, Gallery 114 is open Tuesday - Sunday, too! Plenty of time to find that perfectly unique piece of art.


 Gather up your favorite seeds and head down to the Food Hub on Saturday for their Seed Saving and Seed Swap event. Starting at 10 a.m., expert seed saver Glenn Drowns will give tips on how to best preserve your seeds. Following her talk, participate in a seed swap with various gardeners and farmers from the area. Later than evening, swing back with some friends for games, raffles, door prizes, and more during Trivia Night at the Freight House.


 Calling all brides-to-be - the biggest bridal show in the region takes over the RiverCenter next Saturday! Get your tickets today for the Davenport Jaycees Bridal Expo and spend a day visiting with vendors, learning from lectures, and sampling luscious cakes.  This year's event even has a record-breaking number of vendors. Happy planning, fair ladies!


See you downtown! Sponsored by the River Cities' Reader!
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Quad Cities River Bandits, Genesis Knock Flu Out Of The Park On Jan. 31 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Craig Cooper   
Friday, 23 January 2015 11:00

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Jan. 21, 2015 -- The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program has already immunized nearly 48,000 children and adults in the region against seasonal influenza since fall and will try to knock flu out of the park on Jan. 31 at Modern Woodmen Park.

Genesis and the Quad Cities River Bandits, a Flu-Free Quad Cities partner, will provide 500 adults flu vaccinations free from 9-11 a.m. in the suite level of Modern Woodmen Park as part of Community Day.

The free flu shots will be part of a morning of family fun and educational activities.

The River Bandits will be hosting a job fair for all seasonal positions and will be auditioning singers to sing the National Anthem at home games during the season.

Genesis will be offering free blood pressure screenings, physical therapy screenings and information about physical therapy services, jump analysis for kids, and a special throwing clinic for young baseball and softball players.

Genesis physical therapist Karl Stratman works with young pitchers, coaches and parents to help prevent injuries from improper technique. The clinic will start at 10 a.m.

Genesis will provide the free flu vaccinations in response to an active and early flu season. The effectiveness of this year’s vaccine has been negatively impacted by the "drifting'' of one strain, but there are three other strains present that the vaccine does help protect against.

"Even if the vaccine is only 23 percent effective (according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), that is 23 percent better than zero if you don't receive the vaccine,'' said Lisa Caffery, infection control coordinator, Genesis Health System. “Flu shots are still the best way to prevent getting the flu. If you haven't had a flu shot, it is possible to get more than one strain of flu during flu season.”

"The flu shot can also make a difference in the length and severity of your flu if you do get any of the strains.''

Later on Jan. 31, the Quad City Mallards will wear special "throwback'' jerseys and those game jerseys will be auctioned after the game to support Flu-Free Quad Cities.


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