PARTNERSHIP NEWS
January Eggs & Issues - Make-up Date Tomorrow
What:  The Government Relations Committee invites you to Eggs & Issues! Start your Saturday by hearing insights and important issues from your legislators and let your voice be heard. Breakfast is $5. January's breakfast is presented by U.S. Bank, N.A.
When: January 25, 7:30 AM
For More Information: Contact  Rachel Lindeen or 319-208-0046
Downtown Kegs & Conversation
What:  All downtown business owners, property owners, employees, and residents are invited to this free quarterly event. This month, we'll learn about downtown snow removal policies, and you'll have a chance to share news about your downtown business. Downtown Kegs & Conversation is made possible by The Hawk Eye.
When: January 29, 5:15 PM
For More Information:  Email Steve Frevert
What:  The 100th Anniversary Annual Dinner of the Greater Burlington Partnership, presented by the PZAZZ! Entertainment Complex, will celebrate with a champagne toast, special entertainment, community awards and a look back at our history.
Attire:  Business attire requested, or join the fun and dress up with the rest of the Flappers and Gangsters 1920s style!
When and Where:  January 31, 6 PM, PZAZZ! Convention & Event Center, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
Lodging:   If you prefer to stay overnight, special room rates are available at Hampton Inn, 319-237-0700, or Catfish Bend Inn & Spa, 319-753-2946. All rooms are $134; mention the Chamber Annual dinner when calling.
For More Information:  Contact Kay Sackville Breuer or 319-208-0041
What:  Live music by To The 9's! Get ready to dance all night long with Chicago's premier event band. To The 9's create a unique party experience with their lively shows and eclectic set list, containing classic hits from every decade. To The 9's know how to get the party started and keep it going all night long. No cover!
When:  January 31, 10 PM
Where: Boogaloo Cafe, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information:  Contact Kay Sackville Breuer or 319-208-0041
What:  Now available for purchase - Mississippi River Ribbon Maps, Wildlife Lakes Elk Farm jerky and summer sausage, Burlington afghans, Sterzing's t-shirts and more! Like the Port of Burlington Welcome Center Facebook page to receive updates on new merchandise.
When:  Open daily, 10 AM - 4 PM
Where: Port of Burlington Welcome Center, 400 N Front St, Burlington
For More Information:  Call 319-752-8731 
MEMBER NEWS
What:  Chicago's premier event band, To The 9's, know how to get the party started and keep it going all night long. 21 and over, no cover.
When:  January 31, 10 PM
For More Information:  Call 319-753-2946
What:  Grilled burgers and bratburgers served with a side and dessert - only $7. Koozies for sale at the door for $20. Drinks provided for the evening. Prize for best '80s dressed table. Prizes for 1st and 2nd places. $200 per table, 8 person teams. Tables are limited, sign up soon! Thank you for supporting Burlington High School Athletics.
When: February 1, 5 PM doors open; food served until 6 PM; 6 - 10 PM trivia
For More Information:  Contact Kim Taeger or 319-759-5444
What:  Diabetes Education - Great River Medical Center offers a four-week group diabetes class every month. The group diabetes class is for people who are newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or concerns. A physician referral for diabetes education is required. A family member or friend is encouraged to attend at no additional cost.
When: Thursdays beginning February 6, 10 AM - 12 PM
For More Information/To Register:  Call 319-768-4165
Heritage Trust Grants Available
What: The Heritage Trust grant is available for exterior historic preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation projects within the city of Burlington for properties that are at least 50 years old. It can provide up to $5,000 in 1:1 matching funds. The organization's grant committee reviews applications in February and August; the first round deadline is February 15. The grant application can be downloaded  here.
When: February 15 deadline
For More Information: Visit burlingtonheritagetrust.com
The Bark Spa Is Open
What:  The Bark Spa is now open for Thera-Clean baths. These deep cleaning, therapy baths help with odors, shedding, skin irritations, and so much more. Call to make an appointment for a completely hypo-allergenic Thera-Clean bath!! Grooming coming in May.
When: B y appointment only
For More Information: Call  Ann at 319-752-7682 
Save the Date for the Shamrock Shuffle
What: Burlington Kiwanis is excited to announce that the Shamrock Shuffle is back! The Shamrock Shuffle is a 5K Run/Walk, and proceeds benefit area programs for children. Sponsorships are available to promote your business.
When: March 14, 10 AM
For More Information: Email burlingtonshamrockshuffle@gmail.com, register online, or like us on Facebook
Save the Date for the Beaster Bunny
What:  The Beaster Bunny 5K is a fun, timed 5K run/walk. This year there will be a 5K Run/Walk as well as a kids race with an an Easter treat. Register here.
When:  April 4, 8:15 AM kids race; 8:30 AM 5K run/walk
For More Information: Visit  The Beaster Bunny 5K on Facebook or call 319-621-4450 
Ping Pong Tournament at Burlington Bent River
What: Free ping pong tournament every Tuesday! All skills welcome - it's just for fun!
When: Tuesdays, 7 PM
For More Information: Call 319-209-2773 
What: Casual yoga class with a happy hour twist. All are welcome - alcohol is optional.
When: Wednesdays at 6:30 PM; Sundays at 11:30 AM
For More Information: Call 319-209-2773 
Help Shape the Future for Des Moines County 
What: Strong nonprofits build strong communities. Contact Community Foundation of Des Moines County to find out how you can support a local cause or create your own fund.
For More Information: Visit  cfdmc.org or call 319-752-6365 
What:  The Domestic Violence Intervention Program is always accepting donations in the form of groceries, supplies, and in-kind donations. DVIP is also always in need of volunteers - if you can drive a car, pick up donations, play with children, help out in an office or do maintenance, we could use your help! Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter for more information on how you can help at dvipiowa.org.
When:  24-hours a day, 7 days a week via our toll-free hotline at 1-800-373-1043
For More Information: Contact  Alta Medea-Peters, 319-930-2030 or visit dvipiowa.org
What:  Angie McCall was named Employee of the Month at Great River Medical Center. She is a patient service associate in the Cardiovascular Care Unit.  McCall took a patient home to Mount Pleasant after the patient was discharged. The patient didn't have any family or friends who could take her, and she would have had to pay a $75 taxi fee.
For More Information: Contact Melissa Jones, Director Marketing and Communications, 
at 319-768-3300
What:  Wedding Gown Preservation,  Iowa Bridal Preservation, is offering a special of $25 savings on wedding gown cleaning and preservation. We meticulously inspect and hand clean your gown, press it, and envelope in in a muslin blanket, then place it in a completely acid free preservation chest. For some details visit iowabridalpreservation.com. A subsidiary of Iris City Cleaners, we have been cleaning and preserving gowns since 1947.
Where: Iris City Cleaners, 211 W Washington St, Mt Pleasant
For More Information: Call 319-385-9707 for  a local pickup/delivery, or drop at Ellen's Quilting Corner, 123 Broadway St, West Burlington
MEMBER REMINDERS
Burlington Community School District 4-Year Old Grayhound Preschool 2020-2021 
What:  If your child will be four years old on or before September 15, 2020, he/she is eligible to attend the free Grayhound Preschool Program. Application packets can be picked up at the Administration office.
When:  Registering now for 2020-2021 school year
For More Information: Call the Administration office at 319-753-6791 x 1409 
Reading with Rosie 
What:  Come meet our sweet friend Rosie! She is a Goldendoodle Canine Good Citizen therapy dog. Bring your favorite book to read to Rosie and see how well behaved she is. Rosie can't wait to meet all of you and listen to your stories!
When:  January 25, 10 - 11:30 AM
For More Information: Call Ashley at 319-754-SHUG or visit Facebook
Bridal and Event Expo 
What:  Over 50 vendors showcase products and services at the area's largest Bridal and Event Expo!
When:  January 26, 11 AM - 3 PM
For More Information: Call 319-753-2946 
Public Listening Session Regarding Cascade Bridge
What:  The public is invited to attend a listening session regarding next steps for the Cascade Bridge.
When: January 29, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
For More Information/To Submit Comments: Visit burlingtoncascadebridge.com
February at The Legacy Theater
What:  Break up the winter blues with our line up of entertainment. February 7, 7 PM is Weathers Band;  February 8, 2 PM is Remember Red, a Tribute to Red Skelton;  February 28, 7 PM is Todd Oliver, Comedian and Ventriloquist.
For More Information/Tickets:  Contact The Legacy Theater, 217-357-9479 or visit thelegacytheater.com
Burlington Civic Music Presents Russian National Ballet The Sleeping Beauty
What: Dancers soar in Tchaikovsky's score of this well-known fairy tail. Magical stage effects and courtly splendor lend perfectly to this full evening ballet in a storybook kingdom.
When: February 15, 7:30 PM
For More Information/Tickets:  Call 319-752-0336 or visit  burlcivicmusic.com
2020 Burlington Citizens Academy 
What:  If you have ever been curious about how the City prioritizes projects or how heavy a firefighter's turn-out gear is, this is the academy for you! Enrollment is limited to Burlington residents who are 18 years of age or older. Attendance to all nine sessions is highly encouraged.
When:  9 sessions held Thursday evenings starting February 20, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
For More Information/Tickets:  Contact Jessica Gerling or 319-753-8131
"Go Your Own Way" Promotion 
What: Fly to St. Louis or Chicago for  $1 fare each way, plus taxes and fees. Mu st travel on or before February 29, 2020. W hile supplies last!  Book online u sing promo code BRL2020.
For More Information:  Contact Sara Sandburg or 319-754-1414
Bickel's Is Your Home Fitness Store 
What:  Get a jump on your day with effective indoor workouts all year round from the comfort and convenience of home! Stop by Bickel's for new and used club-quality treadmills, ellipticals, spin bikes and cardio striders on sale now. Designed with easy-to-use, interactive features (along with well-built motors and frames), start the new year off on the right foot. Brands include True, Horizon, Schwinn, Inspire and Life Fitness.
For More Information: Visit bickelsinc.com
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Looking For a Great Opportunity 
What: There are two open positions at Carl A. Nelson & Company.  Seeking the right person to fill a full time receptionist position and someone to fill a full time accounts payable/receivable position.
When: Positions open until filled
Where: Carl A. Nelson & Company, 1815 Des Moines Ave, Burlington 
For More Information:  Contact Marris Whitfield or 319-754-8415
Full Time Bartender at the Outpost 
What:  Full time person to tend bar on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, plus other days when needed. Apply in person. No experience needed.
When: Position open
Where: Outpost Bar and Grill, 2505 Mt Pleasant St, Burlington 
For More Information:  Call 319-209-2088

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