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									September 2011                                                                 Vol. 91 No. 9

 The Experience            A Newsletter for the Greater Burlington Partnership

 Celebrate Heritage Fest
 Downtown p7

 Total Resource Campaign
 Go for the Goal p9

                                               View The Experience at www.greaterburlington.com
        610 North 4th Street, Suite 200
         Burlington, Iowa USA 52601
              Phone: 319-752-6365
               FAX: 319-752-6454

      E-mail: info@greaterburlington.com
      Website: www.greaterburlington.com

            Volume 91 No. 9

 News                                                                                                              2011- 2012
 October is Manufacturers Month                    Greater Burlington Leadership is excited to announce the 2011-2012 class. Greater Burlington Leadership
                                 Page 3            is a professional development series designed for individuals who want to develop and strengthen their
 Welcome PDI Conference                            leadership skills within the community. The program gives both experienced and developing leaders a broader
                                 Page 4            view of civic leadership responsibilities and opportunities through direct contact with a wide spectrum of
 CBA Winners Announced                             institutions and people who shape the community where we live and work.
                                 Page 5
 Member Survey Results                             The participants will learn about Greater Burlington through a variety of opportunities. Industry tours, panels
                                 Page 5            of experts and state officials will be on hand throughout the series. The opening session is on September 14
 Greater Burlington Sports &                       and class participants will be introduced to interpersonal skills, personality assessments and teamwork.
 Outdoor Recreation Expo
                                 Page 6            The 2011 - 2012 Greater Burlington Leadership Participants are:
 Celebrate Heritage Fest                                  • Brandi Chapman, First Federal Savings Bank of Iowa
                                 Page 7                   • Josh Cloke, Two Rivers Investment Services
 Total Resource Campaign                                  • Tony Diewold, Smith Klingner Engineering
                                 Page 8                   • Tim Fencl, Danville Mutual Telephone, i Wireless
 Director Nominations Begin                               • Laura Hubbard, CNH
                                 Page 9                   • Melissa Jones, Heritage Medical Equipment & Supplies
 New Members                                              • John Korschgen, State Farm Insurance
                                Page 10
                                                          • Chris Lee, Des Moines County Conservation
 Business Successes                                       • Lisa Nafziger, Great River Business Health
                                Page 11
                                                          • Michelle Randall, GRADE A PLUS
 Calendar of Events                                       • Jeff Schulz, Flint Cliffs Manufacturing
                                Page 12
                                                          • Byers Wolf, Energyficient Systems
 Member Information
                                Page 13
 Partnership Upcoming Events                       For more information, contact Kay Sackville Breuer at 319-208-0041 or kbreuer@greaterburlington.com or
                                Page 14            visit www.greaterburlington.com.
 Partnership Calendar
                                Page 15
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October Celebrates Area Manufacturers’
                                       The Greater Burlington Partnership requests your presence at the 2011 Manufacturers Appreciation
                                       Luncheon to recognize Greater Burlington’s industries. The Manufacturers Appreciation Luncheon will be
                                       on October 7, from 11:30 am – 1 pm at Pzazz! Convention & Event Center.
                                       This year’s keynote speaker will be Aaron Thomas, a man whose family - and community - were shattered
                                       by a profound personal loss. When life puts you to the ultimate test, how will you react? The question was
                                       posed to Aaron Thomas and his family in Parkersburg, Iowa when their father, a much loved coach and
                                       pillar of the community, was killed by a mentally ill former player. In his moving, powerful presentation
                                       Aaron Thomas shares his family’s story and shows audiences how to deal with adversity, set important
                                       goals and live a meaningful life of passion. Thomas challenges organizations to think through what they
                                       must do to stand out, be the best in their field and define—and exemplify—the true value they provide to
                                       their members, customers and employees. Thomas’ journey is one of faith, courage, remembering where
                                       you came from, always doing the right thing and embracing the values that reflect the very best of the
   Keynote Speaker: Aaron Thomas
                                       human spirit.
                                 All Des Moines County manufacturers receive four complimentary lunches. Additional lunches can
be purchased for $20. The luncheon program includes Des Moines County Recycling awards, and the Manufacturer of the Year will be
announced. To RSVP contact Kela Lehman by October 4 at 319-208-0042 or klehman@greaterburlington.com
The Greater Burlington Partnership is now accepting nominations for the Manufacturer of the Year. A online form is available at
www.greaterburlington.com for you to complete. The deadline to nominate a manufacturer is September 9.

Be a Sponsor at the Manufacturers Luncheon
The $250 sponsorship fee entitles a firm not only to display space, but also to four complimentary luncheons, recognition in advance publicity
and at the event and listing in the luncheon program. To sign up your business, contact Brenda Levitt at 319-208-0047 or

                                                                                Sign up to golf or be a sponsor in this year’s
     Spirit Hollow Golf Course                                                  12th Annual Manufacturers’ Appreciation
         Tuesday,October 4                                                      Golf Outing. Hole sponsors are $100.
                                                                                The regional golf outing gathers area
            $50 Per Golfer • $200 Per Team                                      manufacturers for a fun day of networking,
                              Cart Included                                     relaxation, door prizes, awards and dinner.
                  Shotgun Start: 12:30 pm                                       If you are interested in signing up a team
                            Sign In By 12 pm                                    contact Brenda Levitt at 319-208-0047 or
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                                                           the national average for white poor and non-poor
                                                           students.”                                                 Tri-State
                               Just a                      A national report entitled “Report Card on American        Development
                                                           Education” published in 2010 ranks Iowa 31st in
                                                           educational performance compared to the rest of
                                                           the states and gives the state a “C” for educational       Summit
                                                           reform.                                                    On October 5, the 9th Tri-State
                                                                                                                      Development Summit will be held
                                                           Here are some conclusions from my perspective:             in Quincy, Illinois. Business and
                                                                                                                      governmental leaders are invited
Education Report Card                                      • Expectations for student performance must                to attend the ninth summit in
                                                             be raised and accountability for students,               this the 15th year of the Tri-State
Several people from Greater Burlington and Des               teachers, administrators and parents must be
Moines County attended the Education Summit                  built into the education system                          Summit initiative.
hosted by Governor Branstad on July 25-26 in Des           • Teacher preparation methods and standards
Moines. Along with representatives from local                                                                         The Tri-State Development
                                                             must be raised
school districts and Southeastern Community                • Decisions about how we educate must be data              Summit region consists of 35
College, Jason Hutcheson and I attended. The                 driven, and continuous improvement should be             counties in Iowa, Illinois and
speakers and panelists included people from all over         standard work                                            Missouri. The mission of the
the country and world. The week before the summit,         • Partnerships must be strengthened between                organization is to “define common
a report was released by the Iowa Department of              education and business                                   issues; to develop an on-going
Education on the “state” of education in Iowa. The         • Excellence in the classroom and office must              dialogue…; and to improve the
report was titled “Rising to Greatness.”                     be rewarded, acceptable performance must be              quality of life of the entire region.”
                                                             improved and poor performance simply cannot
Both the report and the summit were eye opening.             be tolerated                                             Transportation improvements,
In contrast to what Iowans have been told and              • Education standards must reflect international           tourism cooperation and
believed for years, the education system of the state        education performance. Iowa students must be             workforce development
is not the envy of the nation or world. “Rising to           able to compete with the best and brightest from
Greatness” tells the story of a state that rested too                                                                 collaboration have been successes
                                                             around the world                                         of the Tri-State Summit.
long on its laurels while many other states and
nations were pushing standards higher, improving           So….we have been confronted with the mediocrity
teaching methods and holding their education                                                                          Dan Wiedemeier, H. Daniels
                                                           of our state’s education system. What will we begin
systems accountable.                                       doing right now to change that reality? It is my hope      and Associates, who is a former
                                                           that in the statehouse, the boardroom, the classroom,      Chair of the Iowa Department
The report reflects that over a 17 year period,            the living room, the office and on the production          of Transportation Commission
while student performance in Iowa has remained             floor Iowans will determine that “passing,” middle         and currently a member of the
steady, student reading performance in 13 states           of the pack, and average are not good enough for           Governor’s Transportation 2020
has surpassed Iowa, and student math performance           Iowa students. If board members, superintendents,          Citizens Advisory Commission
in 15 states has surpassed Iowa. Forty-one states          principals, teachers, parents and employers decide         serves on the Tri-State Summit
have a higher percentage of eighth graders taking          that Iowa students must be the best performing in          steering committee.
algebra than Iowa. Just over 25% of Iowans hold a          the world, we will be well on our way.
Bachelor’s Degree or higher, compared to almost                                                                       Anyone interested in attending
28% for the nation. Finally, lest the reader thinks this   Dennis Hinkle, President & CEO
                                                                                                                      the Summit on October 5,
poor performance reflects only a certain segment of        Greater Burlington Partnership
students, here are a couple quotes from the report:                                                                   should contact Brenda Levitt at
“The majority of Iowa students are underperforming”                                                                   319-208-0047 or email blevitt@
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CBA Golf Classic Winners Announced
                                                                         Thank you to the 2011 CBA Sponsors:
                                                                         Eagle: i wireless/Danville Telecom, Two Rivers Bank & Trust
                                                                         and Universal Therapy Group
                                                                         Birdie: Anderson, Roberts, Porth & Wallace, P.L.C. Law Firm,
                                                                         Big River Resources, CNH, Farmers Savings Bank, Great River
                                                                         Entertainment, Merit Construction, MidWestOne Bank, Summer
                                                                         Street Animal Clinic, The Hawk Eye, Two Rivers Insuance, Tyson
Universal Therapy Group, LLC took home the trophy for the 12th           Fresh Meats and U.S. Bank
Annual Chamber Business Appreciation Golf Outing. The team, with
a score of 51, included Scott Spear, Dave Hatch, John O’Neill, and Jim Par: Turnkey Creations
Batterson. Cindy Villebrun and Karen Elliott, also pictured, were on
the course during play promoting their business.                       Hole: Advanced Rehab & Sports Medicine, Air Choice One, Buffalo
                                                                       Wild Wings, Burlington Trailways, Doran and Ward Printing, Hy-Vee
“The championship brought an end to a fun-filled day of socialization #2 and Iowa Hospice
by Chamber members and guests,” said Kay Sackville Breuer, Vice
President.                                                             Tee Box: Fort Madison Bank and Trust, Mazzio’s Italian Eatery,
                                                                       New York Life, Brian Foecke, Paddlewheel Lounge, Burlington Pepsi,
The Chamber of Commerce thanks the many sponsors who made              Somes Nick & Co., Southeast Iowa Regional Planning, Standard of
this event possible. Their continued support helps offset increases in Beaverdale and Westland Mall Office
annual membership dues.

Members Surveyed: 2012 Legislative Agenda
In July, Chamber membership received a survey to assist the              • 74% of the survey respondents support a modest increase in fuel
Government Affairs Committee and ultimately the Chamber of                 the tax to pay for highway maintenance and improvements
Commerce Board of Directors in creating the 2012 Legislative
Agenda. Results from the survey provide solid direction regarding        • 61% of responding members indicated that they sometimes have
business priorities.                                                       difficulty finding qualified applicants for available jobs, and 15%
                                                                           have jobs open due to a lack of qualified applicants
• 57% of our members feel that state government is more partisan
  than five years ago, and 68% believe that federal government is        In response to an open-ended question concerning what should be
  more partisan                                                          the number one priority of city and county government, the clear
                                                                         message was reducing spending and controlling taxes.
• 51% believe that reduction of spending is the way to eliminate the
  budget deficit and reduce the debt, while 46% believe it will take a   The 2012 Legislative Agenda will be approved by the Board of
  combination of spending cuts and increased taxes                       Directors in October and will guide Chamber of Commerce
                                                                         leadership as they work with local, state and federal elected officials.
• The largest perceived threat to area businesses is the economy
  (49%), with government regulations second (45%)

                              info@greaterburlington.com • www.greaterburlington.com                                           page          5
         Greater Burlington                                                Partnership Seeks Event
         Sports & Outdoor                                                   Dates for 2012 Guide
          Recreation Expo                                                 Work has already begun on the 2012 Burlington/West Burlington
                                                                          Community Guide, and your community event information is
The Greater Burlington Sports & Outdoor Recreation Expo will be
taking place in conjunction with the Cabela’s King Kat Classic fishing    The Community Guide is a full-color, 80-page publication that will
tournament, which will be held in Burlington October 27 – 29.             be used to market the area, with a total of 45,000 guides printed and
                                                                          distributed in 2012.
The Expo will take place on October 29, the final day of competition
for the anglers. The event will feature free fishing seminars, kids’
activities, a fish fry, and exhibitors promoting sports and outdoor
recreation-related products and services. The event will take place at
the Port of Burlington, 11 am - 4 pm. Cabela’s will begin the weigh-in
portion of the event starting at approximately 3:30 pm that afternoon.
The Cabela’s King Kat Classic is expected to attract more than 300
anglers to the community competing for a prize pool of $70,000.

Booth space is available to businesses and organizations who are
interested in promoting to consumers interested in sports and
outdoor recreation. Booth space can be reserved for $25 for
non-profit members and $50 for for-profit members. For more
information about exhibiting, contact Beth Nickel, Executive Director
of the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 319-208-0045 or

Visit www.greaterburlington.com to learn more about the Greater
Burlington Sports & Outdoor Recreation Expo and the Cabela’s             To be included in the 2012 Community Guide, please submit your
King Kat Classic fishing tournament.                                     event online by September 16 at www.greaterburlington.com. You can
                                                                         easily find the “submit an event” on the right-hand side of the website
                                                                         on each page, as shown above. Complete the online form, upload a
                                                                         photo or logo and hit the submit button. Please allow 24-48 hours
                                                                         for your request to be added to the website. You will receive an email
                                                                         confirmation once your event has been added.

                                                                         For more information, contact Jaime Howard, Assistant Director of the
                                                                         Convention & Visitors Bureau at 319-208-0052 or

CVB Markets to Group Travel Planners
As summer comes to a close, the Convention & Visitors Bureau
(CVB) begins face-to-face marketing to attract more visitors to
the community. The CVB attends several marketplaces and travel
shows each year, the first one being Travel Iowa Marketplace in
September. This one-day show focuses on the motor coach market.
Jaime Howard, Assistant Director of CVB, will meet with group
tour planners and discuss with them the variety of tour itineraries

Greater Burlington will also host two motor coach groups this
September, one from Cedar Rapids and the other from North Little
Rock, Arkansas. Each group will be taking a tour of our Heritage
Hill Historic District with a step-on guide, as well as visiting other
attractions and restaurants in the community.

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Celebrate Heritage Fest Downtown
Historic downtown Burlington is a great place to be on September 24 as the
community celebrates the 24th Annual Heritage Fest.

The event features free activities for all ages. There will be a wide
variety of live music, street vendors, artists, food, Civil War and pioneer
demonstrations, a piñata bash, tours of the depot locomotive, architecture
crafts, pony and horse drawn trolley rides, pumpkin painting, classic cars,
vintage tractors, a street sandbox and more.

“The committee is looking forward to offering a great time for families,” said
Downtown Partners Executive Director Steve Frevert. “Every year we tweak
the event to add some new things, and there is no charge to participate in the
fun.” For more information, vendor applications or to volunteer, visit
2011 Heritage Fest Sponsors:

                                          Heritage Trust Presents:
                                              Tour of Homes
                                             Coinciding with Downtown Partners’ Heritage Fest, the annual Tour of Homes presented by the
                                             Heritage Trust will take place on September 24 from 10 to 4 and Sunday the 25th from noon to
                                             4. Five stunning historic residences on North Hill and S. Garfield will be featured on this year’s
                                             tour. Tickets are $15 in advance at The Iowa Store, Weird Harold’s, True Value, and Hy-Vee on
                                             Agency in Burlington, or at the door the days of the tour.

                                             The homes on this year’s tour are 800 N. Fifth, 1017 N. Fourth, 915 N. Third, 922 N. Third, and
                                             523 S. Garfield. Proceeds from the Tour of Homes go to fund the Heritage Trust’s preservation
                                             work and grant programs, including a commitment to the Capitol Theater restoration.

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                                                                                         Jerry Krause,                         Jeff Burkhart,
                                                                                      MidWestOne Bank              Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust
                                                                            Total Resource Campaign Co-Chairman   Total Resource Campaign Co-Chairman

Total Resource Campaign
Dennis Hinkle, President and CEO and Kay Sackville Breuer, Vice President, announce Jerry Krause, President of MidWestOne Bank and
Jeff Burkhart, Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust as co-chairmen of the Partnership’s first annual Total Resource Campaign. This six week
revenue generating effort kicks off on September 28 to reach a goal of over $200,000 by November 8.
The Total Resource Campaign will create 14 teams of volunteers under the leadership of their team captains. These team captains recruit
volunteers to market sponsorships to Partnership events and publications while also seeking new members for the Chamber of Commerce.
The all-volunteer Total Resource Campaign consists of more than 100 sponsorships available during the Campaign. Volunteers assist
companies with choosing options best suited to meet the organization’s marketing needs.
“The Total Resource Campaign offers excellent exposure for companies both at the Partnership’s events and within our signature
publications,” said Rick Buller, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Teams are currently forming for the campaign.
“The Total Resource Campaign is a great way for volunteers to meet our area’s top community leaders and business owners while working
directly with many of the Partnership’s most dedicated leadership,” said Krause, “so call Kay Sackville Breuer, 319-208-0041 to take advantage
of this great opportunity to get involved.”

Be A Part of the Team!
The kickoff for the Total Resource Campaign is sure to be the event
of the season! A tailgate party has been planned for all volunteers
and the referees are ready to get the game started. All of the teams
will be led to the tailgate party by their team captain on September
28 at 7:30 am in the RiverPark Place parking lot.
The tailgate party will feature breakfast for the team and fans,
music, a cheer squad and fun. After the main event, the players
will hit the streets and begin to sell the sponsorships for the Total
Resource Campaign while they “Go for the Goal.”
Prior to the tailgate party, all teams will have training on how best
to reach their team and individual goal. As sponsorships are sold,
team members will be earning cash and a trip to Las Vegas next
spring. In addition to the cash and trip opportunities, all team
members will get to know new people in the community and build
their business network.

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Members Share Thoughts For Progress
In mid-July a member survey was e-mailed to members of the Chamber of Commerce and their employees. The survey requested input from
members to help the board of directors and staff ensure we are fulfilling the members needs. Only a few of the questions from the survey are
highlighted. in this article.

                                                                             The graph to the left asked members what they think the main
                                                                             purpose of the Chamber of Commerce should be. Promoting the
                                                                             community and creating a strong local economy were the top two,
                                                                             which was also reported in 2010. Last year, creating a strong local
                                                                             economy ranked first, whereas in this year’s survey promoting the
                                                                             community ranked first.

 The graph to the right represents feedback on how well the Chamber
 of Commerce performs in creating a strong economy. The average
 score was 6.73 down from the average score od 6.9 in 2010. As you
 can see, there is room for improvement, and the board of directors will
 look at the goals for the current year again in preparing for 2012.

                                                                           The graph represents feedback on how well the Chamber of
                                                                           Commerce performs when related to promoting the community.
                                                                           The average score increased this year from a 7.27 to 7.39. Through
                                                                           the combined goals and efforts of the Chamber of Commerce
                                                                           and its partners, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Economic
                                                                           Development and Downtown Partners, numerous efforts are
                                                                           being used to promote Greater Burlington. Some of those include
                                                                           advertising such as TV, radio and publications, representatives at
                                                                           trade shows and acquiring meetings and conferences. As a business
                                                                           person in the community, you can help with the latter option. Do
                                                                           you have meetings or conferences that you attend? Why not suggest
                                                                           holding those in Greater Burlington!

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Godfathers Pizza                                                             services, real estate investment, mortgage and insurance services through
13410 St Hwy 78, Wapello, 319-868-3100                                       Nelson Ruhl Agency.
Kim Walters, District Manager, kimwalters1703@yahoo.com
Sean Chinna, President                                                       Universal Therapy Group, LLC Agency
Breakfast, lunch or dinner at Godfather’s Pizza is the right deal. Try our   2 locations: 411 Agency and 112 Broadway, West Burlington,
tasty breakfast pizza, mini personal pizza for lunch or large pizza for      319-750-1911, www.universaltherapygroup.com,
dinner. Call ahead and we will have your pizza “Hot & Fresh” for pickup!     Cindy Villebrun, Owner/President, cindyvillebrun@gmail.com
                                                                             Scott Spear, Owner , scott.spear@spearfishline.com
Newport BP                                                                   Providing rehabilitation, wellness and fitness services to all individuals
513410 St Hwy 78, Wapello, 319-868-3101,                                     so they may have the opportunity to function at their optimal level. We
Kim Walters, District Manager, kimwalters1703@yahoo.com                      provide patients with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to help
We are here 24/7 to serve your fuel & convenience needs including diesel,    accomplish their rehabilitation goals. Universal therapists have a heartfelt
showers and trucker supplies. We are home to Godfather’s Pizza and           commitment to get you to the business of living, all done in a fun,
Charlie Biggs Chicken. Stop by and see us on Hwy 61 North.                   engaging atmosphere.

Crazy Coyote                                                                 The Washington
2505 Mount Pleasant St, Burlington, 319-752-5001,                            306 Washington St, Burlington, 319-758-9553,
Jason Olnes, Owner, thecrazycoyote1@yahoo.com                                www.thewashingtonmusic.com,
We have cold beverages, warm atmosphere and great food prepared to           David Hazell, Co-Owner , hazellislands@hotmail.com
order. Home of the Crazy Coyote Burger and other signature sandwiches.       Nightclub dedicated to serving the area featuring live music.
Open 7 days a week!

page 10                      RiverPark Place • 610 North 4th Street, Suite 200 • Burlington, Iowa 52601 • 319-752-6365
                                                                                                       Mark Your Calendars
     Business Successes                                                                                  for September
       Experience It!                                                                                  Business Successes:
                                                                                                           Friday, September 2 at 11:30 am
                                                                                                                    Furniture Plus

                                                                                                           Saturday, September 10 at 11 am
                                                                                                                 Burlington Trailways

                                                                                                         Monday, September 12 at 5 pm
                                                                                                      SCC for the new Animation & Graphics
                                                                                                       Communication classroom addition

                                                                                                         KSB Insurance
                                                                                  A Ribbon Cutting was held with Nancy Koval, KSB Insurance Staff and
                                                                                 clients celebrating their new location on July 20. KSB Insurance is located
                                                                                      at 3019 West Avenue. To contact them, please call 319-752-0907.

Director Nomination Process Begins
Members and investors have a chance to take on policy setting                         Deb Mulch, Bryan Bross and Dave Beach.
roles. Those wanting to assume the duties, or know of someone
with the capabilities, need to make their ideas known soon.                           Members of the Economic Development nominating committee
                                                                                      are Bill Hassel, Jerry Sherwood, Jerry Krause, Randy Pflum, Matt
Chamber Chairperson Rick Buller appointed a committee last                            Shinn, Steve Delaney, Mark Richardson and Doug Martin.
month to nominate next year’s officers and directors. GGB
Chairman Bill Hassel and DPI Chairperson Dennis Imler did the                         Members of the Downtown Partners Nominating Committee are
same for their groups.                                                                Dennis Imler, Dana Johnston, Shawn Foehring and Todd Darnall.

The committees seek Board of Director candidates with a variety                       If you would like to submit a name to the Nominating Committee
of perspectives who will serve from January 1, 2012, to December                      please contact the chair person for Chamber of Commerce, Rick
31, 2014. In addition, other selections will include chairperson,                     Buller, rbuller@lisco.com; Economic Development, Bill Hassel,
chairperson-elect, treasurer, and vice-chairs.                                        bkhassel@aol.com; or Downtown Partners, Dennis Imler,
Chamber of Commerce nominating committee members are Rick
Buller, Tony Hayes, Scott Smith, Mike Dick, Jeff Burkhart,

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                                                                                       17 - Gahn Wildlife Refuge Open House
September Calendar of Events                                                           Come view the Refuge’s resident trumpeter swans and fish 9 am - 12 pm (with
                                                                                       Iowa fishing regulations in effect) the 3-acre pond. The Refuge is only open to the
                                                                                       public one other time of the year. Directions: 8 miles North of Burlington, West off
                                                                                       Hwy 61. For more information, visit
 2 - Friday Fest                                                                       www.dmcconservation.com.
 This Friday after-hours celebration features a live music from Steel Around, food
 and fun from 5:30 - 8 pm on the riverfront sponsored by American Eyecare &            18 - Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra POPS!
 Freedom LASIK. Beverage sponsor is Golden Eagle Distributing. Admission               Enjoy a terrific evening of great food, drink and the sensational music of the
 is free!                                                                              Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra! The 2011 Pops will feature music from
                                                                                       Iowa with guest artists Edward Corpus and Rachel Walker Corpus. For more
 2 - Friday Night Live! Hello Dave                                                     information, www.seiso.us.
 Hello Dave performs at 10 pm at the Boogaloo Cafe. Hello Dave plays a fresh
 new blend of country, blues and rock & roll they’ve dubbed “Chicago Twang.”           21 – Smart Start
 On tour, Hello Dave has shared the stage with Kenny Chesney, Big & Rich, Little       This free workshop at the Burlington Public Library from 5:30 - 7:30 pm will cover
 Big Town, Pat Green, Van Zant, Blues Traveler, and The Doobie Brothers. The           the basics you need to know to launch your business idea, writing a business plan,
 band has also traveled the world entertaining U.S. troops, including Afghanistan      marketing ideas, legally organizing your business, preparing for a bank loan and
 and two trips to Iraq. Open to ages 21 & over only, and free. For more                other financing options. Registration is required by calling 866-722-4692 x 5375.
 information, visit www.thepzazz.com.                                                  23 – KISS Army
 2 - Microsoft Windows                                                                 Playing at the Pzazz! Convention & Event Center, they are armed and dangerous
 Conquer Microsoft’s newest version of Windows from 9 - 4 pm at                        with identical makeup, outrageous outfits, classic instruments, top-notch
 RiverPark Place. Maximize effieciency through folders, files and libraries.           musicianship and an uncanny character portrayal to boot, KISS ARMY RULES!
 Microsoft seminars - Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher.         Open to ages 21 & over only. Tickets on sale now. For more information, visit
 To register, contact Barb Blow at bblow@scciowa.edu or call 319-208-5375.             www.thepzazz.com.
 2 - 5 & V Downtown Cinema                                                             25 - Fourth Annual PZAZZ! Car Classic
 Grab a lawn chair and come downtown for the last showing at the 5 & V!                Roll on in for a spectacular day stacked with chrome, whitewalls, ragtops and state-
 Downtown Partners presents free movie nights at the corner of Fifth and Valley.       of-the-art custom rods! Located at the parking lot west of Pzazz! Convention &
 Featured movie is Land Before Time – Sponsored by Casebine Community Credit           Event Center. Pre-registration is encouraged - visit www.rodandcustomshows.
 Union. For more information, visit www.turnkeycreations.com/5&v/.                     com to register today! On-site registration will be available the day of the show
                                                                                       beginning at 9 am. For more information, visit www.thepzazz.com.
 6-8, 10 - Hunter Safety 4 Day Course
 The 4-Day Hunter Safety Course is on September 6,7 & 8 5 - 9 pm at Starr’s Cave       28 - SEIRPC Annual Golf Outing
 Nature Center and on September 10 8 am - Noon at Big Hollow Shotting Range.           SEIPRC is holding its annual golf outing as a fundraiser for the Great River
 For more information ,visit www.iowadnr.gov.                                          Housing Trust Fund at 11 am at Flint Hills Municipal Golf Course. The Housing
                                                                                       Trust Fund promotes affordable housing in Southeast Iowa through owner-
 8 - 11 – Iowa Wife-Husband Golf Championship                                          occupied rehabilitation and first time home buyer assistance. To sign up a team or
 The 51st Annual Iowa Championship will be held at the Burlington Golf Club            find out more information, call 319-753-4305 or visit www.seirpc.com.
 directed by the Iowa Women’s Golf Association. The championship is a 36-hole
 modified alternate stroke. For more information, visit www.iawga.org.                 29 - QuickBooks Pro Level I
                                                                                       A hands-on training seminar in QuickBooks from 6 - 9 pm at SCC/Center for
 10 – Stearman Fly-In Breakfast                                                        Business. Learn how to set up a business, business and vendor files, and chart
 Stearman Fly-In Breakfast catered by Hy-Vee at the Southeast Iowa Regional            of accounts. Become skilled in invoicing, paying bills, bank reconciliation, and
 Airport Authority. Pay at the door for a full breakfast $6 or light breakfast         tracking expenses. Discover what reports track your profitability, sales, and
 $4. Network, eat and enjoy 40 Stearman aircraft. For more information, call           expenses. For more information or to register, call 319-208-5375.
 11 – Southeast Iowa Pigeon Club
 Buy, sell or trade. Everything in fur, feathers & flea market items. Held at
 Southeastern Community College Grounds. For more information, call
                                                                                       Multiple Dates
 319-392-8177.                                                                         Burlington Bees Home Games
 15 – Rotary Chicken BBQ                                                               Tickets are $8 for adult box seats, $6 for general admission and $4 for
 Dine in or drive thru at the Port of Burlington 4 - 7 pm for your feast of chicken    students/seniors. For more information, visit www.gobees.com.
 and sides during the Annual Rotary Chicken BBQ that supports area youth.
 Tickets available from any club member in mid-August. Proceeds help support           Burlington Regional RecPlex
 community projects. For more information, call 319-754-7706.                          Check out the 2011 game and tournament schedule for the RecPlex at
                                                                                       Farmers Market
                                                                                       Every Thursday May 5 to October 27 from 5 - 7:30 pm at the Port of
To Submit Calendar Information                                                         Burlington. For more information, contact Downtown Partners at
                                                                                       319-752-6365. The September 15 Farmers Market will be at Crapo Park.
     Visit www.greaterburlington.com and click on Submit an Event!

     Dennis Hinkle                                 Beth Nickel                                 Sherri Krause                                Jaime Howard
     President & CEO                               Convention & Visitors Bureau                Finance Manager                              CVB Asst. & Welcome Center
     319-208-0050                                  Exec. Dir. 319-208-0045                     319-208-0044                                 Coordinator 319-208-0052
     dhinkle@greaterburlington.com                 bnickel@greaterburlington.com               skrause@greaterburlington.com                jhoward@greaterburlington.com

      Kay Sackville Breuer                         Jason Hutcheson                             Melissa Schwenker                            Brenda Levitt
      Vice President                               Economic Development                        Membership Director                          Econ. Development & Govt.
      319-208-0041                                 Exec. Dir. 319-208-0043                     319-208-0046                                 Affairs Coord. 319-208-0047
      kbreuer@greaterburlington.com                jhutcheson@greaterburlington.com            mschwenker@greaterburlington.com             blevitt@greaterburlington.com

      Steve Frevert                                Brenda Wischmeier                           Sheila Newman                               Kela Lehman
      Downtown Partners, Inc.                      Director of Marketing                       Existing Industry and Workforce             Administrative Assistant
      Exec. Dir. 319-208-0056                      319-208-0040                                Specialist 319-208-0048                     319-208-0042
      sfrevert@greaterburlington.com               bwischmeier@greaterburlington.com           snewman@greaterburlington.com               klehman@greaterburlington.com

page 12                          RiverPark Place • 610 North 4th Street, Suite 200 • Burlington, Iowa 52601 • 319-752-6365
  United Way Campaign Kickoff                                                                  19th Annual Paint-A-Thon

                                                                                                                                                                                 MeMBeR INfoRMatIoN
  Luncheon                                                                                     Since 1993, Diamond Vogel Paint, Community Action and
                                                                                               Two Rivers Bank & Trust have been partnering together for the
  The Burlington/West Burlington Area United Way’s Annual General                              Annual Paint-A-Thon. The Paint-A-Thon gathers volunteers
  Campaign Kickoff Luncheon will be held September 14 at 12 pm in the                          and paints homes for elderly and or disabled people in the
  Pzazz! Convention & Event Center. The General Campaign officially                            Burlington/West Burlington and Mediapolis area.
  begins with the Kickoff Luncheon and will run through November 30.
  Campaign Vice President Chet Young and General Campaign Chair Jerry                          After September, a total of 411 homes will have been painted.
  Krause will give a keynote presentation and the 2012 Annual Campaign                         More than 600 volunteers on 29 teams make this project
  video will be shown.                                                                         possible.
  To RSVP or for more information, contact the United Way Office,                              If you are interested in volunteering in future years, contact
  319-752-7831. The luncheon sponsors are F&M Bank & Trust,                                    Malette Glader, Diamond Vogel at 319-753-0815, Sharon Ford,
  MidWestOne Bank, Two Rivers Bank & Trust and US Bank.                                        Community Action at 319-753-0193 or Jim O’Neill, Two Rivers
                                                                                               Bank & Trust at 319-753-9110.
  SEIRPC Annual Golf Outing &
                                                                                               Ruhl&Ruhl REALTORS
  Fundraiser for Great River Housing
  SEIRPC (Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission) is holding its
                                                                                               Announces Burlington Office
                                                                                               Caroline Ruhl, President of Ruhl&Ruhl REALTORS, is pleased
  annual golf outing, a four-person best-shot as a fundraiser for the Great                    to announce the addition of a Burlington office.
  River Housing Trust Fund.
                                                                                               Ruhl&Ruhl, the largest privately-owned real estate company
  This event will be held at Flint Hills Municipal Golf Course on                              in Iowa, has other residential sales offices located in Iowa and
  September 28 with registration and buffet lunch at 11 am and tee off                         Illinois. The Burlington office is located at 1013 S. Central
  at 12:15 pm. The cost is $50 per golfer and includes: buffet lunch, 18                       Avenue.
  holes of golf and cart, awards for top teams, and chances to bid on silent
  auction items.                                                                               Doris Mosley-Johnson is Ruhl&Ruhl’s Managing Broker and Eric
                                                                                               Schlutz is Ruhl&Ruhl’s Regional Manager.
  The Great River Housing Trust Fund promotes affordable housing in
  Southeast Iowa through owner-occupied rehabilitation and first time                          The people at Ruhl&Ruhl are committed to making the home
  home buyer assistance. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.                         buying and home selling experience easy, fun and hassle free. For
  The registration form is available at www.seirpc.com or by contacting                        more information, contact Ruhl&Ruhl at 319-752-9933 or visit
  Debbie Laughlin at 319-753-4305 or dslaughlin@seirpc.com.                                    www.RuhlHomes.com.

  Want to Win $100,000?                                                                        U.S. Cellular $1 Million Calling
  Time is running out… Notre Dame’s Pot O’ Blue & Gold raffle ends                             Between September 9 and October 6, anyone 18 years or older
  September 25. Sixty cash prizes totaling $150,000 will be given away. Odds                   can visit a U.S. Cellular store and ask an associate for a code
  are 1 in 67 of winning. Free tickets are given away each week. Stop by Notre                 to vote for their favorite school at www.uscellular.com. Two
  Dame or other retail outlets listed at www.notredamefoundation.com. Call                     thousand randomly-selected voters will be awarded $25 U.S.
  in your order 319-754-8431 x 385. Or, purchase your ticket on line at                        Cellular debit cards simply for supporting their schools. Public
  www.notredamefoundation.com. The Pot O’ Blue & Gold is the school’s                          and private schools, kindergarten through high school are eligible
  largest fundraising event, and we thank everyone for their support. For                      to win a share of $1 million that can be used any way the schools
  more information, contact Val Giannettino, Development Director                              see fit. U.S. Cellular has awarded $100,000 to a pair of Iowa
  val.giannettino@gpaea.k12.ia.us.                                                             schools. For more details, visit your local U.S. Cellular store.

  To Submit Member Information                                                          Send to Kela Lehman, klehman@greaterburlington.com

        OFFICERS                                                           DIRECTORS Chamber Board of Directors
Chamber Board of Directors                        Julie Anderson, Hope Haven Area Development Center             Brian Messer, Farmers Savings Bank
                 Chairperson                      Dave Beach, Hy-Vee Food Store                                  Deb Mulch, Burlington Community YMCA/YWCA
          Rick Buller, Legacy Partners            Sonya Belger, Styltique                                        LJ Pritchard, Titan Broadcasting
              Past Chairperson                    Eric Benne, Swanson, Engler, Gordon, Benne & Clark L.L.L.P     Eric Reisinger, MidWestOne Bank
    Tony Hayes, Great River Medical Center        Bryan Bross, Klingner & Associates                             Lynn Ritter, Ritter’s Florist
                  Chair-Elect                     Joe Cochran, CPA Associates, P.C.                              Michelle Russell, Rheinschmidt’s Flooring America
        Mike Dick, Carl A. Nelson & Co.           Mike Dick, Carl A. Nelson & Company                            Lance Shaver, Federal Mogul Ignition Products
                                                  Sue Eastin, US Bank                                            Judy Stevens, Re/Max Real Estate Specialists
                                                  Rodney Gibbons, Slumberland Furniture                          Theresa Thielen, Hass Thielen Funeral Home
Jeff Burkhart, Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust
                                                  Laura Hubbard, CNH                                             Marvin Thomson, Two Rivers Investment Services
                                                  Bill Malcom, MTC Technologies                                  Joyce Vance, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

                                                                    VISION – A growing regional center of commerce, industry, education, health care, entertainment and
                                                                                          culture which provides a great place to live and work.
                                                                 MISSION – The Chamber of Commerce is a business association that exists to serve as a catalyst for economic
                                                                                    growth and community development in Greater Burlington, Iowa.

                                          info@greaterburlington.com • www.greaterburlington.com                                                                  page                13
                                                                                                 Mark Your
                                                                                                Calendar for
                                                                                                After Hours!
                                                                                                     October 20
                                                                                              Summer Street Animal Clinic

                                                                                                    November 17
                                                                                                Universal Therapy Group
Friday Fest                                                                                         December 12
September 2, 5:30 - 8 pm              Music by: Steel Around                                    Holiday Showcase at the
Port of Burlington                                                                               Burlington Golf Club
                                            Beverage Sponsor:
         Sponsored by:

        Biz Tour & 505 Social
                               September 22 at 5:05 pm

                                A Biz tour will be held at
                                Wildlife Lakes Elk Farm
                                followed by a 505 Social.

                               Wildlife Lakes Elk Farm is at
                                13852 Washington Road

                                    Members: Free &
                                   Non-Members: $15

The tour will begin at 5:15 pm and will run about 30 minutes.
                                                                     Thursdays, 5 - 7:30 pm
  After the tour enjoy Elk burgers. Special thanks to Titan            Port of Burlington
         Broadcasting for helping sponsor this event.
     RSVP to Kay Sackville Breuer at 319-208-0041 or               Every Thursday May 5 through October 27
              kbreuer@greaterburlington.com.                              September 15 - Crapo Park
                                                                            The Farmers Market is supported by
          www.greaterburlingtonyp.com                                        First Federal Savings Bank of Iowa.

page 14                  RiverPark Place • 610 North 4th Street, Suite 200 • Burlington, Iowa 52601 • 319-752-6365
September 2011                                                                                         ( J) Johnson Conference Room (W) Winegard Board Room
                                                                                                              (A) Alliant Energy Executive Conference Room

     MONDAY                      TUESDAY                            WEDNESDAY                           THURSDAY                            FRIDAY
                                                                                                  1                                  2
                                                                                                    7:30 am (A)                      11:30 am (Furniture Plus)
                                                                                                    Value-Added Ag                   Ribbon Cutting
                                                                                                    5 - 7:30 pm (Riverfront)         5:30 pm (Port of Burlington)
                                                                                                    Farmers Market                   Friday Fest

5                           6                                   7                                  8                                 9
                            7:30 am ( J)                                                            7:30 am ( J)
                            Executive Committee                                                     Government Affairs
                                                                                                    5 - 7:30 pm (Riverfront)
                                                                                                    Farmers Market

12                          13                                  14                                15                                 16
5 pm (SCC new Animation &   12 pm (Burlington Apartments)        8:30 am (W)                        8 am ( J)                        12 pm ( J)
Graphics Comm. Classroom)   DPI Business                         Greater Burlington Leadership      Ambassadors                      YP Leadership Committee
Ribbon Cutting
                                                                                                    5 - 7:30 pm (Crapo Park)
                                                                                                    Farmers Market

19                          20                                  21                                 22                                23
                            7:30 am (W)                          7:30 am ( J)                       5 pm (Wildlife Lakes Elk Farm)
                            Board of Directors                   BRE Committee                      YP Biz Tour & 505 Social
                            10 - 12 pm & 3 - 5 pm (W)            8 - 10 am & 1 - 3 (W)              5 - 7:30 pm (Riverfront)
                            TRC Volunteer Training               TRC Volunteer Training             Farmers Market
                            4 pm ( J)
                            Future Workforce

26                          27                                   28                                29                                30
                            8 am (Weird Harold’s)                7:30 am (A)                        5 - 7:30 pm (Riverfront)
                            DPI Marketing & Promotions           Entrepreneurship Committee         Farmers Market
                                                                 7:30 am (RiverPark Place)
                            12 pm ( J)                           TRC “Go for the Goal” Kickoff
                            DPI Design Committee
                                                                 4:30 pm (A)
                                                                 Leadership Program Committee

                                         3940 Division St • Burlington, IA                       Growing Businesses in
                                       319.752.2828 • www.hassthielen.com                        the Great River Region
                                                                                                      Since 1987!

                                                                                      We provide
                                                                                      the help you and
                                                                                      your business need...
                                                                                      when you need it!
                                                 Adam & Theresa Thielen
                                                    Funeral Directors
                                                                                      Call Janine Clover at 319-208-5381
                                                                                      or e-mail at jclover@scciowa.edu
                                                                                      for free, one-on-one, confidential
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       610 N. Fourth St., Suite 200
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       TELEPHONE 319-752-6365
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   WEB SITE www.greaterburlington.com

 A Place for Community
 As Downtown Partners presents Heritage Fest on September 24, it’s
 worth reflecting on the importance of downtown Burlington to the entire
 community. Downtown is where the past, present, and future intersect.
 People gather here from every walk of life. On any given day you might find a
 performer singing to children at the Burlington Public Library, a DJ spinning
 at The Washington, or a combo playing a waltz at the Steamboat Senior
 Center. Downtown has the oldest business in Burlington with Prugh Funeral
 Service founded in 1852, and we have entrepreneurs from other states and
 countries who have come here to start new businesses. We gather downtown
 to watch bike races, visit the farmers market, gaze at the river, enjoy
 fireworks, marvel at Snake Alley, and applaud as a parade rolls past. Here is
 where people dine, shop, dance, worship, work, study, and live. This place
 embodies our heritage and is the essence of our community. Downtown
 belongs to all of us.

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