ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 07/25/2014
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Isabel Bloom – Now Open in LeClaire! 103 S. Cody Road – Unique original sculptures for your homes, offices and gift-giving pleasure! All Isabel Bloom sculptures are designed, cast in concrete and hand-finished in Davenport, Iowa, as they have been for over 60 years. Choose from many whimsical designs: children and families, playful animals, inspiring angels, home and garden statues and many seasonal favorites. www.ibloom.com – 563-729-1889
Insight 360 Photo/Photo Tours For Business - Peggy Cartwright, 3315 175th St, Charlotte, IA
www.phototoursforbusiness.com Insight 360 Photography, (Photo Tours For Business) expands and enhances your online presence using innovative technology and interior 360-degree interactive images! As a Google trusted photographer, we use "Street-view technology" to bring customers virtually inside local businesses. The tours are hosted and featured across all Google platforms. The tour and images go to work 24x7. A great part of an integrated marketing plan. Created for the digital era by the number one search engine. * Easy to share on your website, email, twitter, blogs and social media * Hosted and featured on Google, owned by you! * Free consultation
UPCOMING RIBBON CUTTINGS
August 1st – Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium 6:00 p.m. Celebrating 5th Anniversary in LeClaire!
August 29th - Isabel Bloom Ribbon Cutting 10:00 a.m. Come help Celebrate the Grand Opening!
July 25th-26th - Expressions In Threads 3rd Annual Fabriganza The Leclaire Civic Center. Pre-sale party on Thursday, July 24th from 6 to 9pm. Munchies and beverages provided with proceeds going to SERVHAITI. $20 Please call for reservations. 563-289-1447
July 25th – Wide River Winery – Live Music Jordan Danielson – 5-8 p.m.
July 26th – Community Garden Walk – Proceeds go to Princeton Community Center 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Ten Princeton home gardens will be open to the public. The walk will start and end at the Community Center, 428 South River Drive, Princeton. Participants are invited to check in, pick up a map and bottled water for the tour. Return to the Center to enjoy refreshments and mark you ballot for your favorite garden! For more information, contact Val Rasche –
July 26th – Go Fish Marina Bar and Grill – Beach Party and Luau! Starts at 3 p.m. Hula Hoop Contest, Water Balloon Toss, Build Your Own Bikini Contest and much more! Prizes! Adults only after 3 p.m. Live Music by Crazy Blue 8-midnight. Smoked Ribs and Jambalya!
July 27th - The Faithful Pilot Café Wine Tasting, 3-5pm. $15 for 15 wines. All wines are "Made in the USA".
July 28th - Vino Vaso at The Faithful Pilot Café. A glass to paint and a glass to drink. $40 per person includes, wine glass, small bites, a glass of wine, and all the painting you can do. Begins at 6pm; reservations can be made at Vino Vaso's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vinovaso
August 1st – First Friday in LeClaire! 5-8p.m.
Mississippi River Distilling Company Summer food and cocktail samples! www.mrdistilling.com
Wide River Winery - Live music, Pieces of Candy, 5-8pm. Enjoy the music and a bottle of award-winning wine! www.wideriverwinery.com
Faithful Pilot – Live Music with The Matriarchs beginning at 7:30 p.m
Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium – Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting – Celebrating 5th Year Anniversary! 6 p.m. Everyone Welcome!
Restaurants will be ready to serve you and many other shops will be open late!
August 6th – Bierstube Kooby's Karaoke 9p.m.-1a.m.
August 7th-9th – TugFest! More info to come! Needed - Volunteers for the Beverage Tent. Contact Debbie Mulvania if interested in working Thursday or Friday evening or anytime Saturday in 2 hour shifts. 563-289-2265
August 8th – Wide River Winery – Live Music by Lojo Russo – 5-8 p.m.
August 8th – Faithful Pilot Last reservation at 7:30/ Restaurant closes at 8:00
August 9th – Faithful Pilot - CLOSED for private event
August 9th- Bierstube Live Music The Fry Daddies 8pm-12am
August 10th – LeClaire Community Night, Modern Woodman Ball Park. Game time 5:00pm, River Bandits/Beloit Snappers. Mayor Bob Scannell will throw first pitch! A night to celebrate businesses and folks of Leclaire. Awards or special on-field recognition can be done followed by short video on mega-tron highlighting special places and faces in LeClaire filmed the week before. Businesses or groups interested in participating may contact Amanda Henzen, Account Executive and Director of Merchandise 563.333.2729
August 12th – Business Seminar – LeClaire Community Library begins at 5:30 p.m. All Chamber Members and all others welcome – beneficial business information will be presented in regard to new and existing business practices.
August 12th – Faithful Pilot - Tequila Tasting - $10.00 per person 5 different Tequilas and Chef Mexican inspired menu
August 15th – Wide River Winery – Live Music by Flat Top – 5-8 p.m.
August 16th - The River Valley Optimist Club Trivia Night LeClaire Civic Center. Raising money to support “Bring Out the Best in Kids” in the community. Funds go to a basketball clinic, preparing Backpacks for Kids to local elementary schools, participation in Kids Against Hunger, and offering scholarships and grants. Doors open 6:30pm, Trivia 7p.m. $10 per person, $50 minimum per table (max of 8 per table). 50/50 raffle, Mullligans, door prizes. Call Josselyn Smith at 563-723-1877 or email
to reserve a table!
August 18th – Economic Development Meeting – 8 a.m. – LeClaire City Hall
August 21st – Faithful Pilot - Asian Fusion Dinner - $45.00 per person - 3 course with Asian inspired cocktails paired with it.
August 22nd – First Central State Bank – LeClaire – Free Community Shred Day 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Paper products only.
August 22nd – Wide River Winery – Live Music by Unidynes – 5-8 p.m.
August 23rd - Diamond Dash - LeClaire
August 23rd - The Faithful Pilot will be open for lunch beginning at noon for Diamond Dash
August 25th – Faithful Pilot - Vino Vaso - $40.00 - A glass to paint, a glass to drink, and a glass to take home! Ticket includes Chefs cheese and crackers, and a FREE glass of wine. Tickets available at VINO/VASO’s FACEBOOK page
August 27th – Bierstube Kooby's Karaoke 9p.m.-1a.m.
August 29th- Isabel Bloom Ribbon Cutting – 10:00 a.m.
August 29th – Wide River Winery – Live Music The Whoosdads? – 5-8 p.m.
August 30th– Bierstube Live Music The Old 57’s 9pm-1am
August 31st - Faithful Pilot Wine Tasting - $15.00 for 15 wines. 3:00-5:00, includes wine and chefs small bites
SAVE THE DATE
September 1st – Faithful Pilot Closed for Labor Day
Sept 14th – Faithful Pilot - PINOT PIG - A CHARITY HOG ROAST on the LeClaire Levee 12-4p.m. Why? Cuz it feels good to give back - NO KID HUNGRY Cost:$50.00 includes admittance, All U CAN Eat HOG ROAST with an organic hog coming from Rustik Rooster with farmer Karl Blake (From TV’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern) and sides, live music from The Matriarchs, and $10.00 of your ticket sales goes to charity! Goal is to raise 2K *You do NOT need to be 21 to enter but will be wrist banded at the front gate.Tickets will be available at faithfulpilot.com and in the restaurant.
September 21st - 50th ANNUAL FALL HARVEST DINNER - Silver Creek Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, LeClaire Masonic Center, 113 S. Cody Rd., LeClaire. Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Corn & Green Beans, Salads, Rolls & Butter, Deserts & Beverage. Donation of $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 10. Serving from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome!
September 24th– Bierstube Live Music from The Parrot Head Club & The Fry Daddies 7pm-11pm
Faithful Pilot Wednesdays - Still 1/2 priced bottles wine night with Chef’s special tapas menu *Coming Soon - Brunch & Lunch so look to our website and Facebook!
Buffalo Bill Museum is a Blue Star Museum The regional history museum in LeClaire is among local museums participating in the nation-wide “Blue Star Museum” project, “a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 through Labor Day, September 1, 2014.” “We're pleased to join other LeClaire groups in expressing appreciation to those who serve our country through the military,” said Robert Schiffke, the museum's director. He noted that this year's TugFest theme is “Defending Our Eagle, a salute to our U.S. Military; the primary beneficiary is the Wounded Warrior Project. “Near the museum will also be Scott County's 'Freedom Rock' which will be one of 99 large boulders featuring a painted patriotic mural.” The museum is operated by volunteers, many of whom have also served in the armed forces, and understand the sacrifices made by families of those who serve. More information can be found at BlueStarMuseums.org
Go Fish Marina Bar and Grill, Princeton – Live Music Cody Road Unplugged. Wednesdays 6-9pm (no music Wednesday June 25 due to a scheduling conflict)
Kiddie Karrasel Academy has good news! We can accept up to 20 four year olds for the Statewide voluntary preK program for this fall at no additional charge to parents. Children must be four by Sept. 15. Please visit our website for more information. www.kiddiekarraselacademy.com or https://www.facebook.com/KiddieKarraselAcademy
First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire Men’s group Saturday at 7:30 am at church; there are donuts, coffee, discussion and Bible Study, plus really great guys! What more could you ask?
First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire Look for us at TugFest! We have a new menu! And, check out our website: fpcleclaire.org
The LeClaire Community Library has a LOT going on! Contact LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin Street, LeClaire, IA 52753, (563)289-6002 or visit http://www.leclaire.lib.ia.us for more information!
LeClaire Information Center Volunteers Needed! Contact Cindy Bruhn at
or 563-650-7963 to volunteer.
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.
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!
May-Oct – LeClaire Riverfront Farmer’s Market - Every Saturday, 3-6 p.m. on the LeClaire Levee
August 2 – The 27th Annual Heartland British Auto Fest
August 7-9 - Tug Fest
October 5th – Bierstube - Dogtoberfest
October 12- Apple Fest
December 5-7 - Christmas in LeClaire
Chamber Networking Events – Everyone Welcome!
August 12th - McDonald’s – breakfast 8:00am
September 9th – Steventon’s – evening 5:30 -7pm
October 14th - Faithful Pilot – lunch- noon
November 11th - Bier Stube – lunch - noon
December 9th - Subway – lunch - noon