Have You Renewed Your Chamber Membership for 2013?! Deadline to remain in good standing is March 15!
Being a Member of the Chamber helps you to gather leads, meet prospects and promote your products and services. Your business is listed on www.LeClaireChamber.com for all who visit the site to see, not to mention the 1000’s of visitors to our Facebook page! The Chamber refers our members first and encourages others to do business with our members. Attend Annual and Monthly Events! Stay up to date with news and events, and post your announcements for free in the Friday Announcements! Low cost advertising is available to members in our quarterly Newsletter. Stay involved, meet new people, and make a difference in your community! Membership form attached!
2013 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD:
President – Dayle Hall – Moline Dispatch Publishing Company
Vice-President – Jim Huiskamp – Blackhawk Bank and Trust
Secretary – Steve Suiter – Great River Financial
Treasurer – Mike Clingingsmith – Pleasant Valley School District
Lane Bleeker – LeClaire Baptist Church and LeClaire City Council
Ken Dahl – Dahl Ford, Davenport
Kelly Miller – Snap Fitness and 1st Source Contractors
Debbie Mulvania – First Central State Bank
Melody Oltmann – First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire
Vern Spring – Retired Mayor of LeClaire
Donna Walley – Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium
WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS!
Kernel Cody's Popcorn Shoppe - new owners, Diane Frascello and Joel Johnson, 125 North Cody Road, Le Claire, IA 52753
All different flavors of popcorn, Lagomarcino's fine chocolates and over 85 types of candy!
The Black Watch Room – Kelly Schone - 3851 Forest Grove Drive, LeClaire, IA 52753. phone: 563-332-5072. Website: theblackwatchroom.com Planning a Wedding? Hosting a Retirement or Graduation Party? Coordinating a Bridal or Baby Shower? Book your Special Events with us!
Charles Schwab - Eric M. Johannes, CFP®, Independent Branch Leader and Financial Planner – 5345 Elmore Avenue, Suite 300, Davenport, IA 52807 phone: 563-275-3663. Helping you plan meet your financial goals for years to come.
TODAY - March 1st – FIRST FRIDAY IN LECLAIRE!!!!
Food and Beverage Samples at Mississippi River Distilling Company www.mrdistilling.com 5:30-8:00 p.m. March’s “gift with purchase” is a special free pint glass featuring the Cody Road Whiskey logo on one side and "My St. Patty's Day Shot Glass" on the other for every bottle purchased while supplies last. A St. Patrick’s Day inspired drink planned in the bar called a Sham-O-Rita and samples of the Blueberry Rose made with River Rose Gin, blueberries and a hint of lemon. Chef Stephanie is preparing a Lenten special with seafood soup and Sorghrum Caramel Chocolate Chip Grilled Bananas.
Wine samples at Wide River Winery We are excited to partner with Crane and Pelican Cafe in LeClaire for our March celebration. Samples of chicken and rice in a delicious port sauce made with our very own Ms. Issippi Port will be available. www.wideriverwinery.com
Antique Archaeology will be open until 7pm!
Karaoke at Sneaky Pete's Every Friday Night 9:00 P.M.-1:00 A.M. 207 North Cody Road Le Claire, IA (563) 289-4277.
Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium will be open late – go in for a free red velvet cupcake! Yummmy!!
Free Appraisals at LeClaire Antiques & Appraisals, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Restaurants and several other shops will be open late, too!
March 3rd and the first Sunday of every month – Reusable Usables - Family Yoga 3:30-4:30 p.m. Rediscover how amazing it is to be a part of your family! Ages 2 and up! $5 per person or $15 for up to four people. Taught by Jennifer Vondracek, Executive Director of yoga. No experience necessary! Ongoing event, and for more info, you can visit our website at www.reusableusables.org or our facebook page, or call 563-289-3946
March 6th - Buffalo Bill Museum repeats jewelry-making class! Wednesday, March 6th the museum will host a bracelet and earring making class at 4:00 with Janet Daugherty. Call the museum at 289-5580 to make a reservation to join the class. Bracelets are $10 each; pair of earring $5 additional. This was a very popular class last year and promises to be again this year.
March 8th - Slagle's Wine, Spirits and Beer Tasting - 5-7 p.m. Slagle Foods 2, Inc.,1301 Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire. Stop in and try something new!
March 9th - Trivia Night at the LeClaire Civic Center benefiting the LeClaire Civic Club Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with trivia starting at 7 p.m. Participants may bring beer, wine, snacks and soda. Water and snacks will also be for sale. Up to eight people per table. $10 per person with a $50 table minimum. Everyone will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Contact Chris at
or 563-505-6703 for reservations or information. Don't have enough for a full table? Come anyway and we can put you on a table that needs people!
March 12th – Chamber Networking Breakfast – 8:00 a.m. McDonald’s, LeClaire
March 14th - Vegan & Vegetarian Night at the Crane & Pelican Café - Details and Menu at www.craneandpelican.com
March 15th - 17th – Bier Stube St. Patricks Day Celebration - $9.99 corned beef and cabbage and red potatoes, served all day long Fri-Sun. 1001 Canal Shore Dr., LeClaire. 563-289-2121
March 16th - LeClaire Rec Center Family Night - www.leclairereccenter.com
March 26th - Civic Club Annual Corporation Meeting that was originally scheduled for Feb. 26th, is now rescheduled for March 26th at the LeClaire Civic Center. Pot Luck at 6:30 PM and Annual Meeting at 7:00PM. All Civic Club members and their guests are encouraged to attend. Also, anyone interested in joining the Civic Club may attend as my guests.
March 26th – Reusable Usables - Women's Full Moon Circle Yoga - 7:30-8:45 p.m. Full Moon Circle is our opportunity to explore and learn from each other, and yoga will be led by Jennifer Vondracek. We look forward to this opportunity to learn from a wonderful group of women, and to celebrate our strength, wisdom & love. $8 or donation. Ongoing event, and for more info, you can visit our website at www.reusableusables.org or our facebook page, or call 563-289-3946
March 30th - Wide River Winery Easter bonnet Contest! Be creative and have fun! Judging at 3:30p.m. Tasting room is open 11AM-7PM
March 31st – Bier Stube - Special Easter Sunday Brunch - 9am - 12pm. Seatings begin on the hour. Price $13.99 for buffet or $19.99 per person with unlimited Bloody Mary's and Mimosas. Also taking reservations for Mothers Day Brunch (May 12th). 1001 Canal Shore Dr., LeClaire. 563-289-2121
Save the Date
April 3 - "Dinner with Mrs. Dawley" The museum's fundraiser at the Dawley Home (Crane & Pelican Café) is SOLD OUT! Dinner in a riverboat pilot's home, joined by the couple's friends and family. It will be an enjoyable evening! If you would like to be contacted if any reservations are cancelled, please send an email to:
, or message the museum on FaceBook: Buffalo Bill Museum LeClaire IA (Please include your phone number, and number in party).
Wide River Winery - New location in LeClaire, IA opening soon!
Location: 1 building north of our current location at 106 N Cody Rd. Paul and his team have been working hard for months. In mid November they uncovered an opening to a tunnel that was part of the Underground Railroad. The building is being transformed and progress is made daily. We are very excited about the opportunities in LeClaire and promise to keep you posted on the opening date. Don't miss the new Wine Garden and live music events this Summer!
Vignette's is moving to the building previously occupied by Posh!
Reusable Usables, Planet Green After School Classes 322 N Cody Road, LeClaire, IA 52753 www.reusableusables.org TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 4:00-5:30 PM Learn creative and fun ways to respect our planet with hands on eco-friendly art and educational activities based on the Iowa DNR Planet Patrol Series. $5 per class thanks to GRANT funding from Iowa DNR. visit www.reusableusables.org Ongoing event and for more info you can visit our website at www.reusableusables.org or our facebook page or call 563-289-3946
“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!
Watch for the Chamber Newsletter coming out mid-March!
The LeClaire Information Center is seeking volunteers to serve as “Ambassadors” introducing visitors to the attractions, shops, neighborhoods, and business opportunities in LeClaire. Training is provided; schedules are flexible. If you want to share the excitement of LeClaire, please consider this opportunity to serve your community. Call 563-289-4242
(ext 1135) or email Cindy Bruhn, Tourism Manager, at
Chamber 2013 Networking Events - Everyone Welcome to Attend!
March 12 - McDonalds - breakfast -8am
April 9 - Wide River Winery - after hours - 5-8pm (tentative)
May 14 - Great River Financial - Lunch -Noon
June 6 - Black Watch Room - after hours - 5-8pm (1st Thursday)
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 - Faithful Pilot - after hours -5-8pm
December 10 - Happy Joes - lunch -noon
January 14, 2014 - Sneaky Pete's - lunch -noon
SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND
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 First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire 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.
Trivia Nights in LeClaire at the LeClaire Civic Center
2013 Trivia Nights:
March 9 – LeClaire Civic Center
April 6 - LeClaire Little League
May 4 - LeClaire Lions
June 8 - Buffalo Bill Museum
July 13 - Hosted by First Presbyterian Church - Hurricane Sandy Victims
LeClaire Trivia Nights have raised over $95,000 for local non-profit organizations! Thank you for your continued support!
LeClaire 2013 Events Calendar
Spring - Spring Fling Easter Egg Hunt (Hollyhock Park)
May 5 - Cinco de Mayo
May 17-18 - French Market Days
June 7-8 - LeClaire Garage Sale Days
June 21-22 - Girls’ Getaway Weekend - Spectacular celebrity guests and events planned - details to come!
Summer - City-Wide Water Explosion (Hollyhock Park)
Summer - Bike Parade & Decorating
August 8-10 - Tug Fest – www.tugfest.com
October 6 – Dogtoberfest (rain date – Oct. 13)
October 12-13 – Autumn Market Days
October 13 - Apple Fest
October 24 - Hallowine
October 26 - Witches’ Walk
December 6-8 - Christmas in LeClaire
www.LeClaireChamber.com and visit the Chamber on FaceBook!