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Simply Lead: Leadercast Event Will Encourage Quad-Citians to Simplify Their Lives PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mark McLaughlin   
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 08:46
This year’s international Chick-fil-A Leadercast event will be held May 10, 2013. This dynamic leadership experience will be simulcast live from Atlanta, Georgia, to metro areas worldwide. Chick-fil-A Leadercast Quad-Cities is the simulcast location for the Iowa/Illinois Quad-Cities and surrounding area. This day-long event will be held 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 10, 2103, at the i Wireless Center, 1201 River Dr., Moline, IL 61265. The news release below tells more.
For more information, contact me at this email address,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it o563-322-2065. I look forward to hearing from you.

Hand In Hand's Special Need Expo PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Smith   
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 08:24
The Hand In Hand  “Special Need Expo” will be provided for families, carvegivers and educators on Saturday April 20, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.  This event will provide “one stop shopping” on a wide range of services for children with intellectual and physical disabilities in the Quad Cities.
Literature and resources people will be available to provide information regarding programs for special needs children from birth to 21 years of age.  Iowa and Illinois activities information will include:  Camps, support groups financial support and resources to assist parents working with their children’s school.  This year also includes fun activities such as adapted baseball, art classes and “sled hockey” and dance.  This Hand In Hand event is free to the public.
The Special Needs Expo will take place at Hand In Hand’s facility called Tessa’s Place.   The location is 3860 Middle Road, Bettendorf IA, Just West of Lindquist Ford.  This Hand In Hand event is sponsored by Tyson Foods, the Riverboat Development Authority and the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation.  For further information contact Mark Smith at 563-332-8010, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit http://www.handinhandqc.org/

Trivia Night Benefit for Dayne Burton PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jen DeVilder   
Monday, 08 April 2013 11:12

Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

@ the YMCA of the Quad Cities, 229 - 16th Street, Rock Island

Dayne Burton is a 36 year old Rock Island man who was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. The first round of chemo was unsuccessful, so he will have to undergo another round of chemo and receive radiation. Due to his treatments he is unable to work and will incur a vast amount of expenses. He is a well known area muscian and is a member of 2 bands, the Last Glimpses and Drum Major. Dayne is the son of Jeff and Julie Burton.

Trivia Night info:

  • 8 people per team, $10 per player, $80 per table.
  • Bring your own alcohol and food
  • Baked goods sale
  • 50/50 raffle
  • Heads/Tails
  • Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Please contact Jen DeVilder to reserve your table at 309-788-3479 ext 11.

Loebsack to Tour Cobham Life Support, Hold Media Availability PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Friday, 05 April 2013 14:31

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that he will tour Cobham Life Support in Davenport on MONDAY, April 8th.  Loebsack will tour the facility and meet with senior staff and employees.  Cobham recently announced that they were adding 60 jobs at their Davenport plant.

Note: Loebsack and senior officials will meet with media following the tour

Cobham Life Support Media Availability

Cobham Life Support

Main entrance

2734 Hickory Grove Rd, Davenport

Media Availability at 4:00pm


LeClaire Chamber Announcements - 04/05/2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 05 April 2013 10:09

April 5th – First Friday in LeClaire!  5:00-8:00 p.m.

Food and Beverage Samples at Mississippi River Distilling Company www.mrdistilling.com 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Wine samples at Wide River Winery www.wideriverwinery.com

Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium will be open late – go in for a free red velvet cupcake!

Razzleberries will be open late. Come in to shop and get free samples of booze cake (while it lasts)!

Free appraisals at LeClaire Antiques and Appraisals until 7 p.m.
Other shops and restaurants will be open late!


April 6th – Zion Lutheran Church, Princeton Announces – One Show Only! Benefit Performance of "Johnny Cash and the Sun Rocket Railway: A Tribute to the Music of Sun Records 7:00 P.M. Enjoy AJ Haut performing the songs of Johnny Cash, as well as Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley accompanied by Tristan Tapscott and Kyle Jecklin. Tickets: $10 each, available at the door. Princeton Community Center, 428 S. River Dr. Princeton, Iowa. Doors open at 6:30 PM


April 11th - LeClaire Progressive Restaurant Walk for QC Pride. $40 per person; limited number of tickets available. Progressive event includes the following LeClaire favorites: Crane & Pelican, Steventon’s, Blue Iguana, and Mississippi River Distilling Company with food at each location. Drawings for fabulous gifts from the merchants of LeClaire. Contact Mandy Harvey at The Crane & Pelican to make reservations, 563-289-8774. Paid reservations will be accepted until April 1st.


April 13th – Zion Lutheran Church hosting Benefit for Norman Sawyer at Princeton, Iowa Fire Station Princeton. Dinner from 4:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M.. Live auction and entertainment to follow. Tickets are available at Iowa locations of the Blackhawk Bank and Trust. The cost is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 6 to 12 years old (5 and under free. life-long resident of Scott County, Norman has led an active farmer’s life raising beef cattle. Sawyer Beef is a staple at Davenport’s Farmer’s Freight House Market.  The family is actively involved in Zion Lutheran Church and the community of Princeton.   Norman graduated from North Scott in 1964 and Iowa State University in 1968.  He then served in the U. S. Navy.  On April 19, 2012, Norman broke his neck in a farm accident. He was airlifted to a neuro-trauma hospital in Rockford, Illinois.  In critical condition, Norman was paralyzed, on a ventilator and unable to speak or swallow. He had three surgeries to stabilize his neck. Norman spent six months undergoing intensive rehabilitation at the Minneapolis VA Spinal Cord Injury Center.   After a year of rehabilitation and recovery, Norman is finally returning to the family farm.  However, their home requires extensive renovations to be handicapped accessible:  ramps, wheelchair lift, handicapped bathroom, ceiling lift, etc.  The purpose of the benefit is to raise funds to help defray the cost of the renovations to the Sawyer home. Please join us on April 13 at the Princeton Fire Department.  Help us to help the Sawyer family .·www.facebook.com/NormanSawyerRoadToRecovery


April 15th - Economic Development Meeting – Great River Financial - 8 a.m.


Save the Date


May 3rd - First Friday, 5:30 - 8:00pm, Downtown LeClaire.


May 17th-18th - French Market Days, 10:00am - 4:00pm LeClaire Passport Collecting - Pick up a LeClaire Passport from participating stores and the LeClaire Information Center. Each store will offer a different French stamp. A completed passport will qualify for one entry for a free drawing at the LeClaire Information Center (122 North Cody Road). Shoppers can collect stamps May 17th and 18th only. Other activities include a Jewelry Making Class, Wine Garden Event, Terrarium Class, Afternoon Tea, Glass Garden Crafts, Fashion Plate Pet Contest, Rue de Marche - Vendors on the Alley - furniture, crafters, antiques, Tour de LeClaire - Big Wheel races, Special Exhibit about Antoine LeClaire at the Buffalo Bill Museum, Parasol Art Contest, Plant Exchange, Library Book Sale, Build the Eiffel Tower and Market Bag Classes at Reusable Usables Creative Arts Center, and much more! *Activities subject to Change.



Wide River Winery is in their new location at 106 No. Cody Road.  Go in and enjoy a wine tasting and the beautiful new decor!


Grace Marine and Captain’s Quarters, a 3rd Generation Family Tradition boat dealer. We specialize in Crownline, Skeeter, Alumacraft, Manitou, Yamaha, and Mercury. We not only sell boats, but we also buy boats and repair boats. We now offer Pontoon, and Jet Ski rentals. We can be found at www.gracemarine.com, and also on Facebook.


“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!


(ext 1135) or email Cindy Bruhn, Tourism Manager, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Buffalo Bill Museum is now open until 5pm daily.   As of April 1st, the museum is open 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! The Buffalo Bill Museum offers admission discounts for group tours!   School groups, 4-H, fraternal and civic clubs, family reunions, etc. Call 563-289-4603 for more information and schedule a guided tour! Reservations are required and can be made months in advance! 


Friends of the LeClaire Community Library is planning an Open House on Monday, July 1st to celebrate our 9th anniversary! Details are forthcoming!


Chamber 2013 Networking Events – Everyone welcome to attend!

April 9 - Wide River Winery - postponed at this time!

May 14 - Great River Financial – after hours

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




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 advance.


Trivia Nights in LeClaire at the LeClaire Civic Center

2013 Trivia Nights:

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

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo

May 17-18 - French Market Days

June 7-8 - LeClaire Garage Sale Days

June 21-22 - Girls’ Getaway Weekend – Details to come!!

July 1 – Friends of LeClaire – Library Open House

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 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!

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