ChamberNEWS February 2021
February 2021| Issue 1
Message from Rich
As I begin to write this, it’s a cold January day with a forecast of a significant snowstorm. Did I ever tell you I hate winter?

Almost universally we wanted the year 2020 to end. And now January 2021 is almost over. The election and the inauguration are over, but Covid is not. We still need to be cautious, wear a mask, wash our hands and avoid big crowds. The vaccines are here but supply is still limited.

But wait! Is that a glimmer of light I see on the horizon? Somehow, most businesses have survived. The government has promised additional stimulus that even includes non-profits like Chambers of Commerce.

Whatever the Groundhog says.........

Membership Corner
Hello! January was a very busy and productive month at the Chamber. Even though 2021 is only one month old, it is clear that this year is moving toward being closer to what we may consider normal. Our conference room is, once again, open for in-person (and virtual) meetings, ribbon cuttings are being scheduled, and we are carefully and cautiously considering options for planning events.

Please help us welcome the following new Chamber members:.......

CVB News

Meet Lesley Webster!

Hi, I’m Lesley Webster, your new CVB Director, and I thought I’d introduce myself a little. I come from a background in non-profit management (a Christian camp and two different YMCAs), and community programming. My son, daughter-in-love, and almost 2-year old granddaughter live in Davenport, while the rest of my family is scattered around the globe.

I’ve been in the Midwest my entire adult life and lived near the Mississippi for most of it. I’m excited......

February 2021 Calendar

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

4 - Leadership Committee, 12:00 Noon, Chamber Conference Room

5 - KROS Radio Show, 9:00 a.m., 1340 AM/105.9 FM
Hometown Pride Committee, 10:00 a.m., via Zoom.

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

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

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

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

18- CVB Board, 12:00 Noon, MS Teams
Executive/Finance Committee, 4:00 p.m., MS Teams

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

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

24- Clinton Regional Development Board of Directors, 12:00 Noon, MS Teams.

25- Chamber Board of Directors, 7:30 a.m., MS Teams.

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

27- Legislative Coffee, 9:30 a.m., Link to virtual meeting at
Welcome New Members!
New Members - January 2021

Legacy Book Press LLC
Home-based Business, Camanche

Kelly's Home Medical
931 13th Ave. No., Clinton. 563-242-2305.

Richard's Home Repair LLC
P.O. Box 1382, Clinton. 563-503-9509

Winsor Consulting Group
326 4th Street, Buffalo, IA. 563-202-2135.

Membership Anniversaries!
Member Spotlight
Shred-Eze is Clinton’s only document destruction company. Besides document destruction we also destroy hard drives, thumb drives and CDs/DVDs. Our standard charges for document destruction is $1/lb. less any coupons. Volume discounts are available for bulk or repeat users. We also have free secure totes to use to collect your documents. Destruction of hard drives are $10 each but also a discount is available for volume orders. We also have free pickup and delivery of our totes and as always, no contracts! These services are not only for businesses but for personal/home use as well.
Shred-Eze is saying Thank You to the community for helping us grow by announcing that we are offering, for a limited time, to those who file a 1040EZ or have a tax return with 5 pages or less, not counting W-2’s, a free shredding of their old returns that no longer needs to be retained. Please refer to a tax accountant, tax advisor or the IRS or their website Each person’s retention is different and Shred-Eze is not a tax pro so we cannot give any guidance. Stop on in and we will have a secured tote with a sign to deposit your return for shredding. Please limit the number of returns per visit to 5 single IRS forms or one 5-page return. 
This will expose those with simpler returns the importance of keeping their name safe and give them awareness with mail/items they receive that could jeopardize the safety of their identity. Also look for our coupon with the Clinton Herald’s monthly coupon edition. We will have coupons at some of the tax preparer offices in town. If your tax professional does not have the coupons, tell them to call Shred-Eze, (563) 219-6699 and have us setup a small display.  
Click for Chamber Member Job Openings
Business Bits

LumberKings Join Prospect League....

Citizens First Bank Gives $10,000 in Local Donations.....

CCC 40th Anniversary B-rrry Scurry Update.....

Ascentra and it's Members Raise $23,350 - Equivalent to 116,750 Meals - for River Bend Foodbank....
Look Local - Shop Local
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 Director of Chamber Operations | 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 |