ChamberNEWS April 2021
April 2021| Issue 4
Message from Rich Phelan

It has become fashionable to talk about buying our everyday needs from our local retailers. We hear on the radio and TV, national public service ads about the value of buying local.

When you think about it, it is a core value of any Chamber of Commerce to support its local retailers who form a key segment of its membership.

Buying local has come home to me personally in the last few weeks......

Membership Corner by Jenny Holm

Hello! What an exciting month March has been! It finally feels like our world is opening up, even if it's just a little at a time. If we play our cards right, .......

CVB News by Lesley Webster

It's April, and here at the CVB we are on our ramp up into our busiest season. With the April Consignment Crawl and May's National Travel & Tourism Week, we are working our way into full weekends.

Come June and July........

April 2021 Calendar

6 - KCLN Radio Show, 8:30 a.m., 1390 AM/94.7 FM
CRDC Presents Community Cornerstone Award, 1:00 p.m., Clinton LumberKings

9 - KROS Radio Show, 9:00 a.m., 1340 AM/105.9 FM
Hometown Pride Committee, 10:00 a.m., Chamber of Commerce.

13- KCLN Radio Show, 8:30 a.m., 1390 AM/94.7 FM
Government Committee, 12:00 Noon, Chamber of Commerce/MS Teams

15 - CVB Board, 12:00 Noon, MS Teams/Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber Exec/Finance Committee, 4:00 p.m., Chamber of Commerce.

16- KROS Radio Show, 9:00 a.m., 1340 AM/105.9 FM

17 - Open House w/coffee & donuts, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m., Crosstown Storage, 1940 Lincolnway.
Legislative Coffee, 9:30 a.m., Link to virtual meeting at

20- KCLN Radio Show, 8:30 a.m., 1390 AM/94.7 FM

21- Clinton County Development Association, 7:30 a.m., Wild Rose Casino

22 - Chamber Board of Directors, 7:30 a.m., MS Teams/Chamber of Commerce

23- KROS Radio Show, 9:00 a.m., 1340 AM/105.9 FM

27- KCLN Radio Show, 8:30 a.m., 1390 AM/94.7 FM

28- Clinton Regional Development Board of Directors, 12:00 Noon, MS Teams.
Clinton Engineering, 12:00 Noon, Chamber of Commerce.

30 - KROS Radio Show, 9:00 a.m., 1340 AM/105.9 FM

Welcome New Members!
New Members - March 2021

Crosstown Storage, Clinton IA

Empowerment Through Sports, Clinton, IA

Riverfront Antiques LLC, Clinton, IA

Rouse Consulting Group, Inc., Moline, IL

United Rentals, Clinton, IA

Membership Anniversaries!
Member Spotlight
Click for Chamber Member Job Openings
Business Bits

LumberKings Seek Host Families...

MercyOne Clinton Offers Fall Prevention Program.....

Clinton Human Rights Commission Seeks Nomination for 15th Annual Human Rights Award......

Ruhl & Ruhl Ranked Iowa's Largest Independent Real Estate Company in Iowa.....
Did You Know?
You can offer a "Hot Deal" to the community?

You can log into the Chamber website and do so many things! One of them is to offer a "Hot Deal". The special you offer can be anything you wish, and you set the beginning and ending dates. This information will be available on our website and will transfer over to the Chamber's Facebook Page and shared with the thousands of followers that we have.

If you need your login information, just email or give Karen a call: or 563-242-5702.

Use your Chamber benefits to create excitement and bring more customers to your business!
Look Local - Shop Local
Look Local - Shop Local Winners!
The January 2021 Winner of $50 in River City Gold was Janis Kaup of Camanche. In January there were 29 fully-punched loyalty cards for a total of $5,800 in local shopping dollars!
The February 2021 Winner of $50 in River City Gold was Susan Wilson of Fulton. In February there were 20 fully-punched loyalty cards for a total of $4,000 in local shopping dollars!
You could be the next winner of $50 in River City Gold! Get those cards punched at participating businesses every time you shop!!
Shop Where I Live
The Shop Where I Live platform is an e-commerce marketplace & lead generation platform that helps small businesses to easily sell online together. The goal is to showcase Chambers’ businesses to our communities and beyond. This is a partnership designed to help local small businesses sell online via a national platform and still have local community support. You’ll have your own shop within the platform to sell products, services, gift cards, virtual products, and more.

Our Eastern Iowa Shop Where I Live site is now live! If your business sells products, services, memberships or gift cards – this is for YOU!

The Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce has invested in this site for our member businesses to be able to have access to sell online as an added benefit to your annual membership! You can list up to 25 products in your shop at no cost to you, with opportunities to upgrade as needed.
Member 2 Member Discount
Use your Member 2 Member Savings Card to get discounts at participating Chamber member businesses! Need a card? Check with your business owner or HR Department.
Need a supply of cards for your employees? Contact Karen at 563-242-5702 or

CLICK HERE for the list of discounts.
Your 2020-2021 Board of Directors
2020 - 2021 Executive Committee

Chairman: Eddie Dunham, Citizens First Bank
1st Vice Chair: David Pillers, Pillers and Richmond
2nd Vice Chair: Drew Mangler, The Insurance Group
Treasurer: Jenny Boysen, Clinton National Bank
Past Chair: Lori Susie, Sedona Staffing
CVB Chair: Kris Wiersema, Citizens First Bank
2020-2021 Directors

Sarah Bengtson, Howes & Jefferies Realtors
Amy Berentes/Julie Dunn, MercyOne Clinton
Aaron Buboltz, Brown's Shoe Fit
Shane Buer, Skyline Center, Inc.
Bill Fowler/Jim Smith, Fareway Stores Inc.
Dr. Angela Gabel, DC, Gabel Chiropractic
Dawn Holesinger, Quality Concrete Co.
Cody Seely, Rally Appraisal
Paula Steward, Alliant Energy
William Stoermer, Exelon Generation
Kathy Truelson, Clysar, LLC
Heather Wuebben, Timken Drives LLC
Your Chamber Staff

Rich Phelan, Interim Executive Director | 563-559-2194 |

Tracy Frahm, Business Manager | 563-559-2197 |

Jenny Holm, Member Engagement Coordinator | 563-559-2199 |

Lesley Webster, CVB Director | 563-559-2193 |

Karen Friis, Administrative Services Coordinator | 563-242-5702 |