ChamberNEWS May 2021
May 2021| Issue 5
Message from Rich Phelan

Chamber's Clinton County Government Committee Saves Members Money!

As Chamber staff and Board of Directors, we often hear, "What do I get out of my Chamber annual membership?"

It is important that Chamber members, and the community at large, know the value proposition for the dollars you invest......

Membership Corner by Jenny Holm

Hello! April has been a month of (almost) getting back to normal. It's incredible to think that, at this time last year, we were experiencing ............

CVB News by Lesley Webster

Welcome to May! This is one of my favorite months because it gets warmer and everything is growing and I can go back to enjoying the sunshine and ...........

May 2021 Calendar

1 - Ribbon Cutting, 10:00 a.m., Whimsical Wonders, 2321 North 2nd Street.

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

6 - Leadership Committee, 12:00 Noon, Chamber of Commerce.
Galena Chamber/Clinton Chamber Networking Event, 6:00 p.m., Zoom.

7 - KROS Radio Show, 9:00 a.m., 1340 AM/105.9 FM
Hometown Pride Committee, 10:00 a.m., Chamber of Commerce.
RAGBRAI Meeting, 11:00 a.m., Chamber of Commerce.

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

11- KCLN Radio Show, 8:30 a.m., 1390 AM/94.7 FM
Government Committee, 12:00 Noon, Clinton Schools Administration Building.

12- RAGBRAI Meeting, 11:00 a.m., Chamber of Commerce.

13 - Ribbon Cutting, 4:00 p.m., IMS Chiropractic, 1608 So. 19th Street.

14- 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
Young Living Essential Oils, 6:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce.

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

20 - CVB Board, 12:00 Noon, MS Teams/Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Executive Committee, 4:00 p.m., location to be determined.

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

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

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

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

28 - KROS Radio Show, 9:00 a.m., 1340 AM/105.9 FM.
CRDC Business Roundtable, 9:00 a.m., Chamber of Commerce.

31- Memorial Day - Chamber office CLOSED.

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

Ascentra Credit Union Names President and CEO...

Stephen Clements Completes Executive Development Institute.....

MercyOne Clinton Wound Care Receives "Going the Distance" Quality Award......

Clinton Franciscans Launch New and Improved Website.....

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

You can log into the Chamber website and do so many things! One of them is to post job openings. Just fill in all of the information - including your company logo - and your job openings 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 find new employees!
Look Local - Shop Local
Look Local - Shop Local Winner!
The March 2021 Winner of $50 in River City Gold was Mark Petsch of Clinton. In March there were 25 fully-punched loyalty cards for a total of $5,000 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 |