ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 08/09/2013
The September 2013 Chamber Newsletter will soon be in production to be delivered to over 2500 recipients - 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. 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, call 563-388-7701. You can send your ad to
, or fax 563-388-7934 and please copy
Deadline August 15!
WELCOMING NEW MEMBER!
August 8-10 – TugFest is Here!!!!!
4 p.m. - Carnival, Food, Beverages
6 p.m. - Parade
7 p.m. - Bingo - Play at the South End
7:30 p.m. to midnight - Live Music – ‘North of 40’
9:15 p.m. - Tug Pit Dedication
9:30 p.m. – Fireworks!!!
7 a.m. – Civic Club Pancake Breakfast – LeClaire Civic Center
8 a.m. – 5K Run/Walk – all ages – starts at Slagles
8 a.m. – Tug Team Registration – LeClaire Civic Center
10 a.m. – Carnival, Food, Beverages
10 a.m. – Kids Tug Registration
11 a.m. – Kids Tug – North End
11:30 a.m. – Tug Team Warm-Ups and Photos
12:15 p.m. – National Anthem
12:30 p.m. – Bags Tournament Registration
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. – BigTug!!! At the new Tug Pit!!
3 p.m. – Awards!!
3:30 p.m. – Bags Tournament
4:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Live Music – ‘Half Fast’
8:30 to midnight – Live Music – ‘Vodkaseven’
Get ready to TUG!!!!!!
August 9th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring "The Whoozdads" 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com
August 12th – Economic Development Meeting – Great River Financial Services, 8:00 a.m.
August 13th – Chamber Networking Lunch - Big Dave and Holly's – noon – everyone welcome!
August 16th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring "Pieces of Candy" 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com
August 18th - Sunday Brunch at the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Seatings at 10:00 and 12:30 - Reservations 563.289.4156 www.faithfulpilot.com
August 20th - First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire FREE LUNCH at the LeClaire Civic Center, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Come to eat and stay for the conversation! This will be the last free lunch, so join us!
August 20th - The deadline for returning a signed vendor agreement to Asbury United Methodist Church Asbury United Methodist Church of Bettendorf 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
for more details. Marketing packets for vendors were available June 15th.
August 21st – Workshop - Behavioral Finance: How Emotions Impact Financial Decisions 12:00p.m. Eric Johannes, Charles Schwab, 5345 Elmore Ave #300, Davenport, IA 52807. Please R.S.V.P 563-275-3659
August 23rd - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring Dan Peart 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com
August 24th - Pleasant Valley Wrestling 2nd Annual "Grapple on the Greens" Golf tournament at Olathea Golf Course Silent Auction, games for the kids and a cookout. To be a sponsor, to donate prizes or to participate as a team, please contact
for more information.
August 30th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring Mississippi River Distilling Company’s "Ryan Burchett and the Moonshiners”! 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com
Save the Date
September 6th – First Friday in LeClaire! 5-8 p.m.
September 10th - Chamber After Hours Networking Event Great River Financial – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome!
September 14th - Silver Creek Order of the Eastern Star Swiss Steak Dinner Serving 4-7 p.m. SWISS STEAK DINNER WITH ALL THE FIXINGS, DESSERT AND BEVERAGE Adults - $7.00 Children 3-12 - $3.50 Serving at the Masonic Center dinning room at 113 S. Cody Rd., LeClaire. Everyone is welcome!
The LeClaire Chamber Website and our Facebook page are currently being updated and revised. Watch for the new website to be up and running soon, visit us again soon on Facebook, and in the meantime, thank you for your patience!
LeClaire Lions Club presents "Apple Fest on the River" Sunday, October 13th 11:00am-4:00pm Apple Orchards Welcome! Vendor Sign Up! NOW is the time! For more information: Email:
Phone: 563-340-6332 (Bonnie)
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
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 open until 5pm daily. Hours are 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!
August 13 - Big Dave and Holly's - lunch -noon
September 10 – Great River Financial Services - after hours – 5:30-7:30 pm
October 8 - Hungry Hobo - lunch - noon
November 12 – Subway – lunch – noon
December 10 - Happy Joes - lunch –noon
SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND
Ascentra donates $25,000 to Iowa Quad Cities Rotary to help establish a scholarship in late CEO Paul Lensmeyer’s name. He was a long time member of the service organization and was very involved in a number of Rotary service projects, including those focused on disadvantaged youth and disadvantaged families. Rotary’s primary fundraiser is Ribs for Kids and takes place on August 16th. Proceeds from that help children of military families whose parents are serving people overseas attend a kid’s camp. The group hopes this will be an ongoing scholarship as part of the mission to help the advancement of people in need and youth and for people committed to academic achievement.
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
LeClaire 2013 Events Calendar:
First Fridays each month 5:00-8:00 P.M.
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 - Christmas in LeClaire
Family Nights at the LeClaire Rec Center: Details at www.leclairereccenter.com
www.LeClaireChamber.com and visit the Chamber on FaceBook!