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

WELCOME to our NEWEST  Chamber Members!

John Hawkinson State Farm
1830 Keokuk Street,  Hamilton

Hempen Mobile Wash
4083 Main Street,  Keokuk

Wells-Way Restoration Services
801 Main Street,  Keokuk

for your renewed membership!

Alliant Energy
Deer Run Golf Course
Fort Worth Barbecue Cafe
Super 8
Westridge Mechanical Contracting

 2018 Spirit of Keokuk Awards
Last month the Keokuk Affiliates gathered for the 28th annual Spirit of Keokuk Awards. The awards recognize contributions from individuals, organizations, or businesses who have worked to make Keokuk a better place to live, work, and invest. Over the next few weeks, we'll highlight each of the winners here. 

Doug Clippert, is a longtime community volunteer, whose recognition is well-deserved. Doug is the "whatever it takes" kind of guy. Whether its Rollin' on the River or Rand Park Pavilion events, there he is working behind the scenes. Giving up a week of his vacation, he organizes the volunteers for Rollin' on the River's Friday night festival and he helps with everything... literally everything. Setting up picnic tables, fencing, the ticket booth, the bar area, and trash receptacles, and then tearing it all down. And he does it all with his signature smile. To quote one of his nominators "Doug, is wonderful. He is the ultimate volunteer."

We are reaching our March 9th deadline for the 
Community Guide & Membership Directory

Renew your membership today!
Call us at 524-5055 to ensure your listing!

LAST CHANCE to Advertise in the Guide!
Contact Tim with Mississippi Valley Publishing at 
524-8300 x114 or tgates@dailygate.com

The Grant Endowment Fund
Capital Campaign Kick Off Reception

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Meyers Courtyard
629 Blondeau, Keokuk
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Calling All Volunteers!

The Goodwill of Keokuk is working to bring a career center to its store. If you have computer experience or an interest in helping others, this could be just the thing for you! 

To learn more, contact Annette Remick 
at 319-208-0291 or aremick@goodwillheartland.org.

Deadline for 2018 Lee County Charitable Fund Grant Applications is May 11, 2018. All 2018 LCCF Grant Recipients will be notified by  July 2018.  The year, grants are available up to $7,500. Extraordinary amounts may be considered if a exceptional need is seen by the Lee County Charitable  Fund Board. 

To learn more about Lee County Charitable Fund or to apply, click  HERE.

What's happening 
in Keokuk 
this week?

Wednesday, March 7
First Wednesday Jazz
Featuring the Bullis Rutter Band
Hawkeye Restaurant; 8pm

Thursday, March 8
Movie Night
Keokuk Public Library; 6pm
For details, click HERE

Mama Bear Painting Class
The Lost Canvas; 6pm
For details, click HERE

Saturday, March 10
Live Music by
Six Strings Down
Southside Boat Club, 7pm

Live Music by Rock Steady
Keokuk Yacht Club; 8pm

Sunday, March 11
Live Music by 
McNamara's Band
Grand Theatre; 2pm

Heather Barnett Named to the 
Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors Ranking

Heather J. Barnett, Branch Manager of Barnett Financial Partners, Inc associated with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, in Keokuk, IA has been named to the 2018 Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors ranking. This annual list recognizes advisors as among the top in America. 

"I am excited and humbled to have been recognized by Forbes as a 2018 top advisor in the state of IA," said Barnett. "It seems a common misconception that to get 'expert' advice, one needs to go to a 'big city.' I hope this accolade is a testament to the fact that one doesn't have to go out of their way to receive the financial guidance and advice that you want and deserve!" 

Barnett noted that she doesn't believe an individual receives an accolade such as this completely on one's own. Her husband and business partner, Ryan, wears many hats in their practice, as well as sharing the varied responsibilities at home with their very active sons, Tanner and Brayden. She also shared that she has been very fortunate to work with dedicated professional support team members who are committed to providing exceptional client service. And, she stated that they have been extremely blessed to have amazingly loyal clients who haven't been shy about introducing us to friends or family members when they felt we could help them. 

Heather has over 22 years of experience in the financial services industry. She holds a Master of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2006, Heather became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional. 

Lee County Intern Connect is open to interns living and/or working in the SET Confluence region of Lee, Hancock, and Clark counties. 
Cost for each participant is $100 and covers all food and event costs. 
Call the Chamber at 524-5055 for more information. 

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.