ChamberNEWS June 2021
June 2021| Issue 6
Message from Rich Phelan
Last month we talked about the fact that as Chamber staff we are often asked, "what is the benefit of being a Chamber member". We highlighted one of the most important and visible, ............

Membership Corner by Jenny Holm

Hello! I don't want to jinx anything, but I think it's safe to say that Chamber life is Back! Our office if full of activity and............

CVB News by Lesley Webster

As Rogers & Hammerstein would say, June is bustin' out all over!

We are kicking the summer into high gear here in Clinton..........


Join us for the first Biz After 5 of 2021!
Wednesday, June 9th
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Sawmill Museum
2231 Grant Street

Join us for fun, snacks & drinks!
Network with your friends!

Co-Sponsored with Sedona Staffing, Lyons Filling Station, Homer's Deli/Sweetheart Bakery, Quality Concrete and the Clinton Jaycees!

June 2021 Calendar

1 - KCLN/MAC Radio Show, 8:30 a.m., 1390 AM/94.7 FM.
Skyline Center, 8:30 a.m., Chamber of Commerce.

3 - Leadership Committee, 12:00 Noon, Chamber of Commerce.
149th Annual Meeting, 5:15 p.m., NelsonCorp Field. Reservations required.

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

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

9 - Biz After 5, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., The Sawmill Museum, 2231 Grant Street. Co-sponsored by Sedona Staffing, Lyons Filling Station, Homer's Deli/Sweetheart Bakery, Quality Concrete and the Clinton Jaycees.

10 - Business Park Corporation, 10:00 a.m., Chamber of Commerce.

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

14 - Miss Clinton County Scholarship Program Board, 6:00 p.m., Chamber of Commerce.

15- KCLN/MAC Radio Show, 8:30 a.m., 1390 AM/94.7 FM
Medical Associates Health Plans, 10:30 a.m., Chamber of Commerce.
ABC's of Essential Oils, 6:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce.

16- Clinton County Development Association, 7:30 a.m., Wild Rose Casino.
Gateway Area Foundation, 12:00 Noon, Chamber of Commerce.

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

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

21- Chamber Exec/Finance Committee, 12:00 Noon, Chamber of Commerce.

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

23 - CRDC Board of Directors, 12:00 Noon, Chamber of Commerce.
Ribbon Cutting for Kelly's Home Medical, 4:00 p.m., 931 13th Avenue North.

24 - Chamber Board of Directors, 7:30 a.m., Chamber of Commerce/MS Teams.
CVB Board, 12:00 Noon, MS Teams/Chamber of Commerce.
Biz After 5/Ribbon Cutting/75th Anniversary, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Zirkelbach Home Appliance, 225 5th Avenue South.
Clinton Landlord's Association, 6:00 p.m., Chamber of Commerce.

25- KROS Radio Show, 9:00 a.m., 1340 AM/105.9 FM.
RAGBRAI Executive Committee, 11:00 a.m., Chamber of Commerce.

28 - Goundbreaking, 4:00 p.m., Clinton High School, East side of campus.

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

30- Clinton Engineering, 12:00 Noon, Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, June 24th
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Zirkelbach Home Appliances
225 5th Avenue South

Join us for a celebration!
Food, Fun, Drinks and Networking!
Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings!
Whimsical Wonders
The Ambassadors celebrated the new ownership of Whimsical Wonders, 2321 No. 2nd Street, Clinton.

Call Mark and MaKenna Collins at 563-503-2654, or visit their Facebook Page at

Windmill Real Estate
The Ambassadors celebrated the new name and new ownership of Windmill Real Estate, 1009 4th Street, Fulton.

Call Kathy Suehl at 815-589-9191 or visit

Integrated Muscle & Spine Chiropractic Clinic
The Ambassadors celebrated the addition of Dr. Kortni Richards to the staff of Integrated Muscle & Spine Chiropractic Clinic, 1608 So. 19th Street, Clinton.

Make an appointment with Dr. Kortni at 563-242-2002 or visit

MercyOne Clinton Medical Center Groundbreaking
MercyOne Clinton Medical Center, 1410 No. 4th Street, Clinton, celebrated the breaking of ground for their $6M+ expansion of the Emergency Department.

Hometown Heroes Banner Program
The Ambassadors celebrated the Hometown Heroes Banner Program. The banners highlight veterans from Clinton County, and are displayed along Riverview Drive, 5th Avenue South & Main Avenue.

If you would like to honor someone with a banner, go to and click on the Hometown Heroes logo.
Camanche Schools Groundbreaking
A Groundbreaking was held at Camanche Elementary School to mark the beginning of the upgrades made possible through a successful bond referendum!

WWI Crunelle Statue
A Ribbon Cutting was held to celebrate the restoration of the WWI Crunelle Statue located at 5th Avenue South & Riverview Drive.

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

CCC Alumni Association 2021 Outstanding Awards...

Bradley A. Fritz, of NelsonCorp Wealth Management Awarded Ethics Approved Status...

MercyOne Launches Community Resource Directory.....

Mel Foster Co. Donates $100,000 and 1,000 Hours....

Timber Lake Playhouse Opens 60th Anniversary Season with PIPPIN.....

Did You Know?
You can put your events on the Chamber website!

You can log into the Chamber website and do so many things! One of them is to post events on the event calendar. Just fill in all of the information - including a jpg of the event flyer and your logo - and your event will be visible on

This will also transfer over to the Chamber's Facebook page for even more views and shares from our followers!

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

Use your Chamber benefits to boost attendance at your events!
Look Local - Shop Local
Look Local - Shop Local Winner!
The April 2021 Winner of $50 in River City Gold was Tami Lampe of Clinton. In April 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!!
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 2021-2022 Board of Directors
2021 - 2022 Executive Committee

Chairman: David Pillers, Pillers and Richmond
1st Vice Chair: Drew Mangler, The Insurance Group
2nd Vice Chair: Cody Seeley, Rally Appraisal
Treasurer: Jenny Boysen, Clinton National Bank
Past Chair: Eddie Dunham, Citizens First Bank
CVB Chair: Kris Wiersema, Citizens First Bank
2021-2022 Directors

Sarah Bengtson, Howes & Jefferies Realtors
Amy Berentes/Julie Dunn, MercyOne Clinton
Shane Buer, Skyline Center, Inc.
Bill Fowler/Jim Smith, Fareway Stores Inc.
Dr. Angela Gabel, DC, Gabel Chiropractic
Dawn Holesinger, Quality Concrete Co.
Kevin Houzenga, RE/MAX Elite cc
Matt LaMere, UFP Technologies
Jeremy Peters, Custom-Pak, Inc.
Paula Steward, Alliant Energy
Colin Sullivan, Little Sea Productions
Kathy Truelson, Clysar, 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 |

Caleb Kitteringham, CVB Assistant | 563-559-2192 |

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