Weekly Chamber Link
The latest news from the Keokuk Chamber and its members!

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American Eyecare
Catfish Bend Casino
Connection Bank
Edward Jones
Goodyear Auto Service
Grand Anne Bed & Breakfast
Great River Physicians & Clinics
Quincy Medical Group - Keokuk
Two Rivers Veterinary Center

Spirit of Keokuk Awards

The Keokuk Affiliates, composed of Main Street Keokuk, Inc., Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce, Keokuk Area Convention & Tourism Bureau, and Keokuk Economic Development Corporation, are seeking nominations for the 28th annual Spirit of Keokuk Awards. The intent of the Award is to recognize individuals, businesses, and/or organizations that have made significant contributions of their time, talent, and expertise toward the economic vitality of the Keokuk area. 

Nominators are advised to write their nominations with the assumption that those reading and scoring have never heard of the person, organization, or business. Access a nomination form HERE or by calling any of the Affiliate offices. 

for the 
Spirit of Keokuk Awards
Tuesday, February 20 - 5pm - Meyers Courtyard

Chamber Member!

Aaron Burnett 
Friend of the Chamber

Do you want to advertise in the 2018 Community Guide & Membership Directory?

Contact Tim with Mississippi Valley Publishing at 
524-8300 x114 or tgates@dailygate.com


What's happening 
in Keokuk 
this week?

Wednesday, January 31
Teen Cooking Club:
Super Bowl Edition
Keokuk Public Library; 6pm

Thursday, February 1
Open Mic Night
Keokuk Public Library; 6:30pm

Friday, February 2
Adult Painting Class
Lost Canvas Gallery; 10am & 6pm
For details, click HERE

Saturday, February 3
All Ages 
Guided Painting Class
Lost Canvas Gallery; 10am & 2pm
For details, click  HERE

Live Music from
Southern Rail
Keokuk Yacht Club; 8pm

Sunday, February 4
Super Bowl Party
Southside Boat Club; 4pm
Bring a snack!

Super Bowl Party
Keokuk Yacht Club
Tailgate begins at 5pm

THANK YOU to all who attended our first
Legislative Luncheon of the 2018. State Sen. Rich Taylor and State Rep. Jerry Kearns were able to provide valuable updates on issues that matter to our community. Join us for the next luncheon  Friday  February, 23rd at  Noon at the Hawkeye Restaurant. 


Looking for a challenging, multi-task position that requires extensive contact with our business leaders? This position is responsible for member relations, program and event coordination and all office administration. You must have excellent customer service, written and oral communication skills, with working knowledge of Microsoft Office and an understanding of accounting procedures. All applicants will be required to test in Microsoft Office. 

Please inquire directly to Trish at Taske Force 524-8767 for more details about this exciting position.

Register HERE

217.222.1451  info@vervocity.io  www.vervocity.io
133 N 33rd, Quincy, IL 62301

Register HERE for the Journey to Your Vision Seminar

 A Word From Our Friends
Safety is No Accident 
by Christina Boernson, CPCT,  TSS INC, Quincy, IL
According to OSHA an average of 4.1 million workers are injured at work each year and must file a worker's compensation claim [1].  In 2013 the indirect cost of a workman's comp claim, however, are estimated at $55,000 [2]. The costs add up when temporary or new employees must be hired and trained while an injured worker is unable to perform their duties, productivity typically goes down and the bottom line suffers in the process.

Safety is no accident. It is an intentional pursuit each day in the workplace where people truly matter. By providing a safety program for your company, you can eliminate up to 75% of workplace injuries [3]. These injuries often occur because people are not properly trained on how to use equipment, how to clean up spills, how to stand on ladders, appropriate ventilation, how to use proper body mechanics, the benefits of health and wellness, proper ergonomics, etc.  These topics help employees to avoid simple errors with easy prevention that could save your business thousands of dollars in lost revenue.

Employee safety should be a top priority. As a community, the more people we have injured the less productivity occurs which can impact us all. Creating a simple plan of action and updating safety policies can save everyone time, money and resources while proving cost-effective. Implementing an internal safety awareness program can be simple with regular on-site meetings that raise awareness and demonstrate various safety topics, company-wide safety reminders via email notifications and by utilizing either webinar or classroom educational trainings that are engaging, useful, practical and fun.

Promoting safety will always cost less than a worker's comp claim, that is a fact, and a promise. For more information or questions about an effective safety program for your company, contact Rod Seals, Certified Occupational Safety Specialist with TSS INC at: rod@tss-safety.com

Are you hosting a special event or class? Has your company received an award, celebrated an anniversary or decided to hire? Tell our member community! Email officemanager@keokukchamber.com to have your news included in the next issue of the Weekly Chamber Link.