Chamber Members! Let us know what you have going on for Christmas and New Years!! LeClaireChamber@gmail.com
LECLAIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD ELECTION AND ADDITIONS
The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Board of Director positions are coming up for re-election and addition for 2018. If you are a current member of the LeClaire Chamber and have an interest in joining the Board of Directors, please submit your letter of interest by Friday, November 24, 2017, 5:00p.m. Your name will be added to the ballot that will go out to all Chamber Members in early December to be voted upon by Chamber members. Newly elected and all members of the Board will be introduced at the Annual Awards Dinner, January 27, 2018, at Davenport Country Club. The LeClaire Chamber Board of Directors meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at City Hall, LeClaire, 8:00a.m. Terms are two years, and Board Members are required to attend the monthly meetings. Board Members also attend Ribbon Cuttings, welcome and invite new businesses to join the Chamber, and attend Chamber Networking and other events. Thank you, and please submit your letter of interest to the Chamber at LeClaireChamber@gmail.com Let us know if you have questions or need additional information.
LeClaire Chamber of Commerce
3RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST!
The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce is once again sponsoring the Holiday Decorating Contest for all Businesses in LeClaire! All businesses are invited to decorate and be judged. If you are not in the immediate downtown area and would like to be judged, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Judging will be Small Business Saturday, November 25th, and prizes will be Chamber Bucks in the amounts of $100, $70, $30 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Have fun decorating, and good luck!
TOURSIM BROCHURE/MAP UPDATE
LeClaire Businesses that are in the Tourism brochure: Please double check your listing in the current LeClaire brochure/map. Let Tourism Manager, Cindy Bruhn, know ASAP if you need anything changed or added. Maps will be reprinted soon. ALSO, if you have a new business or know of a new business that is opening soon that isn't in the current brochure, please email the information - Cindy Bruhn, Tourism Manager, email@example.com
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 11/17/2017
CHAMBER NETWORKING EVENTS – EVERYONE WELCOME!
December 12th – Lunch – noon - Hungry Hobo, LeClaire
November 17th - Green Tree Brewery Live Music Greg and Rich Acoustic Duo. 8-11pm
November 18th – LeClaire Civic Center – Senior Dinner – Hosted by the Boy Scouts Troop #46. Free Turkey Dinner to honor Senior Citizens from the LeClaire and Princeton area. 11am-1pm.
November 18th – 5th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner – LeClaire Fire Station - Open to LeClaire Residents and any Military personnel away from home. 5-8p.m. Turkey and all the fixin’s provided, and you are welcome to bring a dish to share! Come celebrate Thanksgiving Blessings! For more information, contact Kari Long – 563-349-0856 or firstname.lastname@example.org
November 18th - Trivia Night in LeClaire at the LeClaire Civic Center (127 S. Cody Road). 7pm. Tables of 8; $10 per person. Mulligans are $10 and a double down is $10. Snacks will be available for purchase. Participants may bring snacks, wine, beer and soft drinks. Doors open at 6:30pm; Trivia starts at 7pm. Door prizes; 50-50 raffle. Call or email your reservation in advance to Debbie, 563-349-4403, email@example.com
November 18th - Green Tree Brewery Live Music Doug Brundie’s Big Acoustic Show. 8-11pm
Now thru November 19TH - Please join Isabel Bloom Annual Great Gift Givers Customer Appreciation Celebration! FREE Gingerbread Kids ornament with $55 purchase plus Artist Signings, drawings, and refreshments. Visit website for details: ibloom.com
November 21st - Green Tree Brewery hosts the QC Mallard’s Booster Club Euchre Tournament. All are welcome!
November 22nd - Cocktail Cinema at Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House - Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Showing at 7pm and 9pm.
November 22nd - Green Tree Brewery Live Music Doug Brundie’s Big Acoustic Show. 8-11pm
November 24th – Deadline for submission of letter of interest to be on ballot for position with the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. See all information at the top of these Announcements.
November 24th – Central DeWitt Performing Arts Center - Jim McDonough's Holiday Grande 7:00pm. Tickets: $34. Jim McDonough kicks off his tour at the CDPAC the day after Thanksgiving! This elegant, all-new stage production features International Steinway Artist, Jim McDonough, joined by his 14-piece professional orchestra and a cast of sensational singers and dancers performing your favorite Christmas music and other all-time favorites. This dazzling event is a grand combination of beautiful music, spectacular sets and costumes, and the true spirit of the season. Central DeWitt Performing Arts Center 519 E. 11th Street DeWitt, IA / 563-249-8541 / www.CD-PAC.org
November 24th-25th - Wide River Winery Tasting Room - two great promotions for Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday. The first promo is buy one bottle of wine, get one bottle of Jury Duty FREE. The other is 25% off a case of wine. Promotions cannot be combined.
November 24th - Cody Road Uncommon Double Barrel Release Party at Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House.
November 24th - Green Tree Brewery is releasing a new beer on Black Friday!
November 24th - Green Tree Brewery Live Music Jordan Danielson and Jeff Spradley. 7:30-10:30pm
November 25th - Shop Small Saturday. Join in the fun and do some holiday shopping while supporting local businesses! Take a selfie outside of one of these businesses, post it on your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag us - #visitleclaire #leclaireshopsmall, then come to the LeClaire Information Center (LIC) at 117 South Cody Road and show us your post. You will receive a small gift from us for Shopping Small in LeClaire! Participating businesses include Antique Archaeology, Aunt Hatties, Bela, Decades, First Central State Bank, Green Tree Brewery, Grasshoppers, LeClaire Olive Oil Co., Mississippi River Distilling Company, Two Gems Boutique, Wide River Winery Tasting Room, and Unique Creations & Sassy Pants Boutique.
Shop Small Saturday Specials!
Bela is serving Hot Apple Cider & Cookies.
Flutter is having a drawing for a $100 gift card (must make a purchase to be eligible).
Green Tree Brewery has great gift sets available for the craft brew aficionado on your list!
Two Gems Boutique has holiday treats and multiple drawings all day for jewelry, gift certificates, and a variety of gift items.
Unique Creations & Sassy Pants Boutique has discounts on select shirts.
November 25th - The 3RD Annual Holiday Decorating Contest The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce is once again sponsoring the Holiday Decorating Contest for all Businesses in LeClaire! All businesses are invited to decorate and be judged. If you are not in the immediate downtown area and would like to be judged, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Judging will be Small Business Saturday, November 25th, and prizes will be Chamber Bucks in the amounts of $100, $70, $30 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Have fun decorating, and good luck!
November 25th - Green Tree Brewery Live Music Frankie Joe & Kinfolk. 7-10pm
Now thru December 30th - Mississippi Cottage Antiques is calling all Christmas shoppers! Spend $99 or more receive 11% reward. Spend $199 or more receive 12% reward. Spend over $400 receive special quote from manager. (These discounts cannot be used with any other promotion or discount and can’t be used to purchase quilts or home paintings.)
December 1st - First Friday in LeClaire - 5pm-Midnight
* Fun food and cocktail sampling at the Mississippi River Distilling Co.
* Wine tasting at Wide River Winery.
* Antique Archaeology is open until 6pm.
* Bela is open late with samples of drinks and food.
* Flutter open until pm.
Restaurant specials, and some shops open late. And, it is Christmas In LeClaire!
December 1st-3rd: Christmas in LeClaire Specials!
Bela has extended hours: Friday 10am-8pm; Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 10am-5pm with food and drink samples throughout the weekend.
Flutter has a hot cocoa bar and ugly Christmas sweater contest on Saturday, December 2.
Green Tree Brewery has great giveaways during Christmas in LeClaire and a special prize for anyone who arrives in their ugly Christmas sweater on Saturday, December 2!
Two Gems Boutique has holiday treats and drawings all weekend long for some great prizes.
Unique Creations and Sassy Pants Boutique has the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who on Saturday from 11am-4pm, and the kids can make FREE reindeer food Saturday and Sunday.
Strolling Santas needed for Christmas in LeClaire! On Friday Dec. 1, hours will be 3pm till 6pm. Saturday Dec. 2 will be 10 am till 12pm and 2pm till 4pm, Volunteer Santas will also be needed for the race route in the am, and on Sunday from 1pm until 3pm. May also need a Santa for pictures. Call and leave a message at 563-289-5699 and email email@example.com
December 1st-3rd - Christmas In LeClaire Schedule!
Friday, December 1st:
9-5 – Buffalo Bill Museum - Museum Tours – usual admission.
10-5 – Masonic Lodge – Cookie Sale, Soup & Sandwiches and Crafters.
10-8 – LeClaire Civic Center – Crafts, Silent Auction & Baked Goods. Author Blake Ross will be signing his books and prints. Author Tim Ayers will be signing his books from 10-noon. Jaan Hebrank will demonstrate her leather crafts from noon-4pm.
10-8 – Riverside 4-Square Church – Bake Sale & Family Activities. Kids can decorate their own cookies. Warming station with FREE coffee & hot chocolate.
11-4 – LeClaire Civic Center – South End – Santa’s Gift Shop! Kids can use “Christmas in LeClaire Dollars” to shop for family & friends.
5:30-8 – Mississippi River Distilling Company – First Friday Open House – Free food & cocktail samples from our spirits made in LeClaire.
Saturday, December 2nd:
8-10 – Happy Joe’s – Breakfast with Santa! Sponsored by the LeClaire Happy Joe’s and Blackhawk Bank & Trust. Kids - $4.50, Adults, $8.50.
9-5 – Buffalo Bill Museum – Museum Tours – usual admission.
10-? 2nd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Run! Line up across from Blackhawk Bank & Trust, 323 South 2nd Street, LeClaire.
10- noon – Strolling Santas, downtown!
10-2 – LeClaire Information Center – Watch lace making demonstrations in our windows.
10-2 – Masonic Lodge – 2nd floor. PPALS Ministries presents “A Christmas Fun Festival” – Crafts, activities and snacks for kids.
10-5 – Masonic Lodge – Cookie Sale, Soup & Sandwiches and Crafters.
10-8 – Riverside 4-Square Church - Bake Sale & Family Activities. Kids can decorate their own cookies. Warming station with FREE coffee & hot chocolate.
10-8 – LeClaire Civic Center – Crafts, Silent Auction & Baked Goods. Watch as Master Carver Luke Travers creates wooden shoes from 10-4. Author Blake Ross will be signing his books and prints. Author Tim Ayers will be signing his books from 10-noon. Jaan Hebrank will demonstrate her leather crafts from noon-4pm.
11-4 – LeClaire Civic Center – South End - Santa’s Gift Shop! Kids can use “Christmas in LeClaire Dollars” to shop for family & friends.
11-5 – FREE Trolley Ride with designated stops throughout the downtown.
12-3 – Mississippi River Distilling Company – Visit the WQAD Selfie Set on the patio.
2-4 – Strolling Santas & Christmas Characters from around the World throughout downtown.
3-5 – Granite Exact – Balloon Artist Jason Hamilton will be entertaining.
5:30-8 – Mississippi River Distilling Company First Saturday Event – Open House – Cooking with Spirits, Free Food Samples.
Sunday, December 3rd:
10-4 – LeClaire Civic Center – Craft Show, Baked Goods, Silent Auction (bidding closes at 2pm). Author Blake Ross – signing his books & prints. Author Tim Ayers will sign his book from 10-12. Jaan Hebrank will demonstrate her leather crafts from 12-4.
11-4 - FREE Trolley Ride with designated stops throughout the downtown.
11-4 – LeClaire Civic Center – South End - Santa’s Gift Shop! Kids can use “Christmas in LeClaire Dollars” to shop for family & friends.
12-5 – Buffalo Bill Museum – Museum Tours – usual admission.
1-3 - Strolling Santas & Christmas Characters from around the World throughout downtown.
Great Shopping and Dining at our Unique Shops and Restaurants all Weekend!
December 2nd - Ugly Christmas Sweater 5k Run/Walk. Sign-up by November 14 to save $10 and guarantee your Ugly Christmas Sweater 5k sweatshirt! 10am. https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=127227
December 2nd First Saturday during Christmas in LeClaire 5pm-Midnight
Sign up by December 2nd for the December 4th DIY Wood Sign Workshop at Bierstube in LeClaire. 5:30pm. You MUST pre-register to attend. Come enjoy a great time and bring some friends! This is great for girls night out, couples date night, or just a relaxing night away. You will have a fun time and get to take home a wonderful piece that you made for your home or a gift. Choose from any of our designs or have them custom design something for you! Cost depends on size of the sign you pick. Prices range from $20-$85. Custom designs may cost $10 more for design time. Please check out the Gallery page on their website to see designs and prices - www.creativeexpressionsgalena.com
December 9th - Riverside Church is excited to present Boss Baby, an interactive movie experience at 302 N. Cody Road. Your child will love when the movie comes to life with actions, tasks, and snacks. This is a free event! Kids 6 and under should have a guardian with them. Any questions, please call April 920-287-8851. 6-8pm
December 12th – LeClaire Chamber Networking Lunch – noon - Hungry Hobo, LeClaire
SAVE THE DATE
January 5th - First Friday in LeClaire
January 12th-15th - Be A Tourist in Your Own Backyard!
January 14th - Bald Eagle Day and Taste of LeClaire
January 20th - Trivia at Civic Center
January 27th – The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner – Davenport Country Club. Tickets on sale soon.
Above the Barre LeClaire is now offering YOGA!! Classes Thursday 7p.m. and Saturday 9a.m. Call 563-729-1296 for more information!
www.tribedoor.com is offering 6 free month directory listing for up to 20 small businesses in Le Claire.
We are looking to get the word out about our services and are building new tools to promote main street. You can now create online coupons and have your customers play games to get deals. If you would have any questions, feel free to shoot out an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Iguana Football Special! $2 Bud Light Pints during every NFL & college game.
Buffalo Bill Museum starts their winter hours on Sunday, November 5: Monday – Saturday, 9am-4pm; Sunday 12-4pm.
Unique Creations & Sassy Pants Boutique has kids’ Iowa shirts. They have sizes 6 months to youth size 18/20 in various colors for boys and girls!
Steventon’s – Prime Rib the first Saturday of every month!
Visit Libations Lane at Green Tree Brewery, Mississippi River Distilling Co., and Wide River Winery Tasting Room - all on Cody Road in downtown LeClaire. Visit each shop and be sure to pick up a punch card. Purchase a growler of beer, a bottle of spirits and a bottle of wine and get your card marked at each store. Then turn the card in at the last store for a free LeClaire Libations Lane pint glass! Glasses can be picked up at any of the three locations.http://www.mrdistilling.com/Pages/libationlane.html
Visit the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce website www.leclairechamber.com and see us on Facebook! Our Mission Statement – “The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary partnership of area businesses, organizations, and individuals working together to build a healthy economy, while promoting and nurturing the quality of life in historic LeClaire.”
If you would like to attend a Chamber Board Meeting in order to present a topic, please contact the Board in advance at LeClaireChamber@gmail.com in order to be included an upcoming agenda. You will be contacted with confirmation of being included in the agenda. Board Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month, 8a.m. at LeClaire City Hall.
Pick up the LeClaire information guide at the LeClaire Information Center. 117 S. Cody Road. It has many photos and great information for everyone including residents, potential residents, visitors, realtors, relocation personnel, schools, and more! LIC Volunteers Needed! Contact Cindy Bruhn at email@example.com or 563-650-7963 to volunteer.
SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND
*Every Sunday: Worship at 10 a.m. Join us!!
*Men’s Saturday Morning Group: we meet every Saturday at 7:30 am. This Saturdaywe will meet at Brothers.
*Chair Aerobics: classes are 10-11 am, every Tuesday and Thursday! Work out at your own pace: come at 9:50 to register;
*Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7 pm dinner, games and Bible Lesson:
Half-Time! for K-4th grade
R-Time! for 5-8th grade
My Time! for 9-12th grade
The Ascentra Credit Union Foundation provided a grant of $11,745 for the purchase of 75 Chromebooks that were used during Spring Forward’s Summer Enrichment Camps for children entering kindergarten through 7th grade at Frances Willard, Rock Island Academy, Earl Hansen, Longfellow, Center for Math and Science, and Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools in Rock Island. The Chromebooks were also used at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center (MLKCC) to support literacy instruction at their camp. More than 450 students were enrolled in camps and another 300 participated in Stepping Up for Summer Learning, a celebration of National Summer Learning Day. “I look at it as one of those gifts to bridge the opportunity gap. Having those tools like the Chromebook helps level the playing field when it comes to learning,” says Dan McNeil, Spring Forward Director. “The intent was to have them for the summer, but knew we can use them for our afterschool programs, this year and beyond.” The Chromebooks allow the camps to incorporate Skills Navigator, a technology application used by the Rock Island-Milan School District to help pinpoint discrete skill gaps to focus instruction and close achievement gaps. They are currently being used at after schools programs and may even be used at some sites for their family literacy programs for adult learners, making a bigger impact.
SO MUCH GOING ON AT THE LECLAIRE COMMUNITY LIBRARY!
Saturday, November 18th, 11:00am: LeClaire Community Library - Beginner’s Knitting with Bambi Suits. Class limited to SIX adults. Call (563) 289-4242 ext. 4 to reserve your spot. Must bring your own yarn and needles.
Tuesday, November 21st, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Junior Explorers. Explore a new science theme each month at the library—November’s theme is Farming! Come in for a fun storytime and hands-on exploratory stations. This program will take the place of Family Storytime and is best for children aged 3-7. Join us on Tuesday, November 21st at 6:30pm.
Wednesday, November 22nd, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Adult Book Club. This month we’ll be reading Faithful by Alice Hoffman. Books are available at the library’s circulation counter free of cost AND are now available as an eBook through our RiverShare Digital Library Catalog.
Saturday, December 2nd, 11:00am: LeClaire Community Library - Crochet with Calla. Class limited to SIX adults. Call (563) 289-4242 ext. 4 to reserve your spot. Must bring your own yarn and needles.
Monday, December 4th, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - DIY Hot Wheels Mason Jar. Jenn will teach us how to make Winter Mason Jars! Class size limited to 10. Adults and Teens.
Wednesday, December 6th, 3:00pm: LeClaire Community Library - LEGO Club. Robots? Aliens? Flying cars? Find out what building challenge is waiting for you at LEGO Club! This program is best for children ages 7 and up.
Wednesday, December, 6th, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Mostly True Tales with Spinsby & Wales. Join us in an ongoing series of LeClaire history talks hosted by local history keepers, Dick Wales and Marie Spinsby. These will be treated as a community dialogue—so bring your memories, photographs, and any questions you might have about LeClaire’s history! This session will focus on Cody Road and the Business District—Part 2.
Thursday, December 7th, 10:30am: LeClaire Community Library - Mini Makers. Sensory play encourages toddlers to explore and get to know the world around them. Come to the library to make a mess, have fun, and experience new things on the first Thursday of every month. This program is best for ages 10 months to 3 years.
Thursday, December 7th, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Tinker Lab (Sugar Scrubs & Bath Bombs). Learn all about how to make your own unique sugar scrubs and bath bombs in this free, hands-on workshop. Exercise your chemistry and creativity skills and leave with two amazing products! Best for ages 10 and up.
Saturday, December 9th, 11:00am: LeClaire Community Library - Cooking with Chef Sheena. Learn how to make homemade Broccoli and Parmesan Cheese Soup! Recipe sheets will be given out along with tasty samples. Class size limited to 18. Adults only.
Tuesday, December 12th, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Biblioteens. Come to the library on the second Tuesday of every month to share what you’ve been reading (whether you loved it or hated it), learn about new books, hang out, and have some free pizza! This program is best for ages 12-18.
Tuesday, December 19th, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Elf Training Academy. It’s time for the third annual Elf Training Academy! This free, all-ages event will have crafts, activities, treats, and more to help certify you as one of Santa’s elves. We might even have a surprise visitor at the end of the night! All are welcome to come get your jingle on at the library!
Thursday, December 21st, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Help plan cool events, request new library materials, eat snacks, and get the inside scoop on what’s happening at the library! Don’t forget—your attendance earns you service learning hours and looks great on college/job applications! For 7th grade & up.
Wednesday, December 27th, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Adult Book Club. This month we’ll be reading I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. Books are available at the library’s circulation counter free of cost AND are now available as an eBook through our RiverShare Digital Library Catalog.
Friday, December 29th, 2:00pm: LeClaire Community Library - Drop-In Tech Help. Bring in any device and we will give it a shot! Please arrive with passwords needed to access your device or accounts.
For more information, contact:
LeClaire Community Library
(563)289-4242, opt. 4
For Rent 1 bedroom semi furnished apartment-very clean - outside 2nd story entrance suitable for a single person. Water sewer and garbage pickup included. No pets $500.00 plus utilities per month - 521 N Cody Rd LeClaire, IA Call Deb 309 314 2800
LeClaire - New Build Homes for Sale
This is the last not-yet-built choice remaining. If you hurry, you'll have opportunity to choose your preferred model & floor plan from ranch to 2-story at varying prices. Most model floor plan choices are under $300K! Call today, reserve yours now!
Call Pam Brammann, LIC in IA (563) 271-7346 Re/Max River Cities, 4555 Utica Ridge Rd, Bettendorf, IA 52722. Each Re/Max office is independently owned and operated.
Commercial Property for Lease—510 N. Cody Road. Beautifully restored historical river boat captain’s home located at 510 N. Cody Road. Space available for office or retail. Views of the Mississippi River from the 2 front rooms along with the covered side porch. Beautiful Exposed brick walls. Refurbished hardwood floors. There is off street parking for at least 5 vehicles. Professionally landscaped 2016. Please call for a showing and/or any questions you may have: Jude 563-370-3279
LeClaire Office Space for Lease – 1798 Iowa Drive. $10/SF/Year. Received approval from City to add East entrance with 11 parking spots. Will finance build out with a 5-year lease. Space available – 2,184 Min. Divisible 1,512 SF. Year built 1994. Zoning C-3. Contact Len Hoogerwerf. firstname.lastname@example.org 563-343-1129
Commercial Property for Lease – 1101 Canal Shore Dr SW, LeClaire in River Run Professional Building. 2,410 SF available to build to suit in Suite 1103/1105. Owners will subdivide space. Co-Tenants: Riverview Dental Specialists, Hungry Hobo, Kitzman Chiropractic & Acupuncture, Foxtail Hair Lounge. Contact: Shelley Vermeulen, property manager, 309-738-3906, email@example.com.
Do you have Residential or Commercial property available? Please contact the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce, firstname.lastname@example.org with a property description, complete contact information including phone numbers and rental or purchase pricing.
LECLAIRE EVENTS COMING UP!
18 – Senior Dinner – LeClaire Civic Center
18 – Community Thanksgiving Dinner – LeClaire Fire Station
18 – Trivia at Civic Center
25 – Small Business Saturday
1 – First Friday
1-3 – Christmas in LeClaire
2 – Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Run/Walk
2 – First Saturday
5 - First Friday
12-15 - Be A Tourist In Your Own Backyard
14 - Bald Eagle Day and Taste of LeClaire
20 - Trivia at Civic Center
27 – LeClaire Chamber Annual Awards Dinner – Davenport Country Club