ChamberNEWS January 2021
January 2021| Issue 1
Legislative Preview
Monday, January 4, 2021
12:00 Noon via MS Teams

We still can't all meet in person, but join us for the next best thing, a live, virtual visit with Sen. Chris Cournoyer, Rep. Mary Wolfe and Rep. Norlin Mommsen via MS Teams.

If you have any questions you would like to submit, please email Rich Phelan at

Please email or call Karen to reserve your spot, or 563-242-5702. You will then receive the link to participate.
Message from Rich
At this time last year, we had no idea what 2020 would bring. By any measure it has been a tough year. With crazy politics, social and racial unrest and a worldwide pandemic it would be easy to be negative and pessimistic. I think we all have had some of those feelings that last several months.

But being an amateur historian, I know there have been much tougher times that our parents and grandparents have suffered through. The 1918 pandemic was much worse than Covid 19. Tens of millions killed in WWI and WWII, the great depression with 25% unemployment, assassinations and race riots......

Membership Corner
Hello and HAPPY NEW YEAR! We knew we’d get through 2020, but it sure seems like it took a long time. Hope is on the horizon for a much better year as we settle into 2021.

The Chamber is happy to announce the association of two new
members. Please help us welcome ServPro of Clinton, located at 1631 Main Avenue in Clinton, and Killean Audiology and Hearing Aid Center, located at 206-4th Avenue South in downtown Clinton. We are so excited to count them as CACC members and look forward to teaming up with these fine businesses. Remember to patronize ServPro of Clinton, Killean Audiology and Hearing Aid Center, and all of our Chamber members as you make your way through the new year and beyond.......

January 2021 Calendar

4 - Legislative Preview 2021, 12:00 Noon, MS Teams, Register at

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

7 - Leadership Committee, 12:00 Noon, MS Teams

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

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

14- Business Park Corporation, 10:00 a.m., MS Teams

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

19- KCLN Radio Show, 8:30 a.m., 1390 AM/94.7 FM
Executive/Finance Committee, 4:00 p.m., MS Teams

20- Clinton County Development Association, 7:30 a.m., Wild Rose Casino
Gateway Area Foundation, 12:00 Noon, MS Teams

21- CVB Board, 12:00 Noon, MS Teams

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

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

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

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

30- Legislative Coffee, 9:30 a.m., Link to virtual meeting at
Welcome New Members!
New Members - December 2020

Bray Architects
230 Emerson Place, Suite 301, Davenport. 563-523-6050.

Killean Audiology & Hearing Aid Center
206 4th Avenue South, Clinton. 563-242-7852

River Bend Community Schools
1110 3rd Street, Fulton. 815-589-2711.

Servpro of Clinton
1631 Main Avenue, Clinton. 563-212-2874.

Click for Chamber Member Job Openings
Business Bits

LyondellBasell Named One of Americas Most Responsible Companies....

MercyOne Clinton Receives COVID-19 Vaccine....

MLB Realignment Officially Leaves out LumberKings....

Housing Prices Continue Upward Trend....
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 |