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C la r io n Pa r t n e r sh ip f o r Gr o w t h CPG News November 09 Clarion Partnership for Growth Annual Meeting Thursday, November 19th Clarmond Country Club Featuring Special Guest Speaker *Deadra Stanton 5:30- Social 6:00- Dinner *Don't Shoot Skinny Rabbits Deadra Stanton, Creative Communications, Mason City, Iowa Before we can grow professionally, we need to learn to survive personally. As the pace of change quickens every day, we sometimes end up chasing too many skinny rabbits. When we do this we lose our energy and our focus on what's really impor- tant. Coming from an "in the trenches" perspective, Ms. Stanton draws on real life exam- ples and humor to reaffirm that your choices in life are good ones. Plan on leaving this presentation with many new ideas, a revitalized sense of self, and NO SKINNY RABBITS! Don’t forget to make your reservations! It’s going to be a great evening! Schedule of Events November ♦ Nov 1- Daylight Savings ends ♦ Nov 3- Blood Drive 1-6 - Election Day SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT -Beef Stew Luncheon ♦ Nov 4th- Chicken & 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Biscuits & Bake Sale UMC ♦ Nov 5- Ambassadors 9 a.m. 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 ♦ Nov 12-14th- Holiday Open Houses Nov 12th- Free Chili at 5:30 ♦ Nov 14th- Bazaar at 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Krysilis Carnival @ High School ♦ Nov 15th- Celiac Mtg ♦ Nov 19 Annual Meeting 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ♦ Nov 20th- CPG Board 8 am ♦ Nov 25- Commercial Development 29 30 ♦ Nov 26- Thanksgiving ♦ Nov 27th- CPG Office Closed Beef Stew Luncheon Quote Corner Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd The art of progress is to Clarion United Presbyterian Church preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid Menu: order. Beef stew, salad, apple crisp, drink $6.00 -Alfred North Whitehead Serving from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Carry Outs available C P G Ne ws Many stores open Thursday, November 12 until 7 p.m. Grand Opening- Open House Welcome New Clarion Wright Choice Chiropractic Partnership for Growth Enjoy free hot beverages and desserts during Members: Clarion’s Holiday Open House Event: Hearts & Flowers Thurs, Nov. 12- 9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Fri, Nov 13- 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Heaven Scent Sat, Nov 14 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Enter daily to win drawings Wright Choice Prizes from local merchants Chiropractic Come Join the Fun! Who: Everyone is Welcome! Prizes, Face Painting, What: Carnival (games, Balloons, Games, If an individual or organiza- food, & fun) Cotton Candy, Food tion would like to sponsor a When: November 14th 5:00- child or family, tickets and/ 8:00 p.m. Come for Supper! or wrist bands can be pur- BBQ Pork Sandwich and chased ahead of time. Where: Clarion-Goldfield Tickets 4 for $1. Wrist- High School Hot Dog Meals will be available to help raise bands unlimited fames for Why: SOS Sorority raising funds $15. funds for school and schol- arships C P G Ne ws Positively Celiac New Boot Camp Classes Come check out the new support group At Clarion Health & Fitness for people living with celiac disease or intolerance to gluten. 6 weeks starting Mon. Nov. 2 through WHAT: “Meet n’Eat” first meeting Wed Dec. 9 5pm-6pm with Ashley WHEN: Sunday, November 15th, 2:00- Hamilton 3:00 p.m. Prepaid classes - members $48 non WHERE: Boardroom B at Wright members $60.00. Medical Center WHY: Share ideas and experiences of Call 532-3500 or stop by the Clarion living gluten free in a positive environ- Health & Fitness center to sign up ment RSVP/’s: Call Tiffany at 515-851-8350 or Annette at 515-532-9271 First United Methodist Church Wednesday, November 4th 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Carry outs available- Chicken & Chicken & Homemade call 532-2846- you may call as early Biscuits, Salad & pie Biscuits as 10:00 a.m., and can pick up be- $7.00/adults Dinner & Bake tween 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. $3/children 3-11 Under 3 free Holiday Bazaar Date: November 14 Time- 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Location: Krysilis Support Center- 210 2nd St NW Krysilis is hosting a fundraiser and has invited local vendors to come ands sell their product to meet your shopping needs. There will be items for children, things for the kitchen and home, jewelry and handbags, beauty products, and even something for special hobbies. Come and shop for the holidays! Fundraising opportunities allow us to purchase items for the persons we support that Medicaid fund- ing does not reimburse. Proceeds will allow us to provide a nice Christmas to those we support that are without family. CPG Report Clarion Partnership for Growth 302 South Main Clarion, IA 50525 committee-Steve Burkheimer IT committee New website is up and running. Phone: 515-532-2256 email: Enhancement- Enhancement- Steve Simonin- firstname.lastname@example.org Enhancement Committee met with Melissa Schoneberg with Habitat for Humanity for their last meeting. Sponsored a city wide clean up October 11th. Several Volunteers met, and picked up trash in Clarion. Housing-Carol Haupt Housing The committee is still working in smaller focus groups. They are still re- searching the possibility of community gardens. They are also researching what can be done with foreclosures in Clarion Commercial Development Sherri O’Brien- Continue to promote the Revolving loan fund account. Discussion on Business Succession continues The Committee will be encouraging non-member businesses in Clarion to join the Partnership for Growth. They are working on getting the available building book on the Clarion Website Promotions- Promotions-Barb Mussman They will have free chili on November 12th to tie in with the retailers Christmas Open Houses. Will be sponsoring group advertising in the Humboldt Reminder for inter- ested retailers. They will also promote upcoming events in Clarion in local papers. The Committee would like to have a Christmas event at the Library. They are working with the library to see what can be planned. Ambassadors- Ambassadors-Norm Carlson www.clarion-iowa.com The Ambassadors had a business meeting and discussed the group and what their goals for 2010 would be. One thought was to try to better pro- mote the Farmers Market, Craft Vendors, and Monday Night Music in the Park by trying to combine the three. Attended the ribbon cutting at the library They will be helping serve chili at the Holiday Open Houses Will be visiting at least one business a month Marketing- Industrial Sales & Marketing Les Loecher Met with Team Effort for a business visit. Continue to market the Spec building. committee- Recreation/wellness committee- Cory Abels- Continues work on Festival in the Park.
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