Lighted Holiday Parade Applications 
What: 2021 Lighted Holiday Parade is Saturday, November 27 at 5 PM!
Have you entered your application to be part of the memory making on Jefferson Street? Fill out an entry form for you and your business, school, church, or organization to be part of the parade!
This year's theme is in support of the Lightscape Project efforts to light the Great River Bridge and Snake Alley. The 2021 Lighted Holiday Parade theme is, "Let's Get Lit."
Cash prizes are awarded to the top three entries.
Thanks to Pritchard Broadcasting for their sponsorship, support, and live announcements during the parade.
We want to thank our Premier Sponsor, Standard of Beaverdale Inc., for making the 2021 parade possible!
When: Applications due by November 20
Where: Downtown Burlington 
For More Information: Website
Holiday Business Showcase
What: Completely reimagined and reinvented, the Holiday Business Showcase will kick off the holiday season in a brand-new way, and in a brand-new location! Join us at Parkside Brewing Company for tours of the brewing process, fun flights of Parkside brews, fantastic food (Spent Grain Pizza, anyone?!), and a round of Air Mail Challenge. The winner will be awarded an amazing Parkside Canning Experience for Two. Play Brewery Bingo to visit each Booth sponsor, including Presenting Sponsor Booth for Julie Andrews Allstate Agency, to see the latest products and services they have to offer. Enter for chances to win more amazing holiday prizes. Don’t miss the fun!
When: Thursday, November 18, 5 – 7 PM
Where: Parkside Brewing Company, 2601 Madison Ave, Burlington 
For More Information: Mac Holford, 319-208-0040
Governor Announces Childcare Initiatives   
What: The Governor has implemented immediate action including:
• Creation of a “Best Place for Working Parents” designation that will recognize employers that go above and beyond to accommodate their employees with children. This program will begin in January 2022.
• Additional $10 million in funding for the Childcare Challenge Grant Program, to encourage and enable businesses, nonprofit organizations, and consortiums to establish local child care facilities and increase the availability of quality, affordable child care for working Iowans.
When: The additional monies in the Child Care Challenge Grant Fund, which Iowa businesses are eligible to apply for, is now open.
For More Information: Website
Nominate a Business Today  
What: The Greater Burlington Partnership is accepting nominations for the 2021 Community Awards: Business Person of the Year, Community Impact of the Year, Champion of Hidden Talent, Best Renovation to a Facility, YP of the Year, and the Downtown Distinction Award.
Submissions may be self-nominations or by a third party. Award winners will be announced during the Annual Dinner on January 28, 2022. Community Awards
When: Nomination deadline is Friday, December 3.
For More Information: Mac Holford, 319-208-0040
Network at November Holiday Business Showcase
What: Holiday Business Showcase has been reinvented and reimagined! Come, join in on the fun, and network with fellow Chamber members. Enjoy sponsored member booths, amazing food & flights, brewery tours, an Airmail challenge, and prizes.
When: Thursday, November 18, 5 - 7 PM
Where: Parkside Brewing Co, 2601 Madison Ave, Burlington
For More Information: Cindy Henry, 319-208-0052
Sippin', Strollin', & Sponsorin'! 
What: Your company could sponsor the 2022 Sip, Taste & Stroll! Your company logo will be etched on the sip glasses each participant receives, including the web calendar, and the event brochure/map! Go live on FB with Downtown Partner's Amy Moyner. Receive radio, print, website, Friday Facts, Downtown Update, Newsletter Promotions, AND have a booth at the event if you like! Nab this exciting sponsorship for your company and be prepared for a marketing bonanza!
When: Future event date: September 16, 2022
For More Information: Cindy Henry, 319-208-0052
The Annual Dinner Is Back!   
What: Reserve your spot now for the Annual Dinner, which returns to its traditional format and venue. Celebrate the award winners, participate in the Live or Silent Auction, or Win a Raffle Basket. This is a don't-miss premier event! Tables, Half Tables and some Individual Tickets are available.
When: Friday, January 28
Where: Catfish Bend Convention Center
For More Information: Cindy Henry, 319-208-0052
Engage with Elected Officials  
What: Sponsors needed for the 2021-2022 Eggs & Issues program which allows Chamber members to attend sessions and interact with the officials elected to represent them. This series is presented in-person and virtually. Sponsors receive marketing benefits in Friday Facts, The Partnership newsletter, social media, Web Calendar, Event Signage & Verbal Recognition. Program dates to sponsor: December 3, 2021; January 14, 2022; March 18, 2022; April 2022 TBD
Where: The Greater Burlington Partnership
For More Information: Cindy Henry, 319-208-0052
Sign up now for Miracle on Jefferson Street!      
What: Experience that nostalgic, warm-fuzzy feeling with your family in our beautiful Downtown this holiday season!
This magical day is a family-oriented, self-guided event. Begin at the Art Center by picking up your goodie bag any time after 10 AM. Please come early to allow enough time to enjoy all the fun before it ends at 4 PM. Your family will spend a few hours making small crafts, painting pottery, creating a family photo, listening to Christmas stories, watching Christmas movies, and so much more! This fun event is most enjoyed by kids 10 and under.
When: Pick the day that works best for your family's schedule:
Saturday, December 4 or Saturday, December 11, 10 AM - 4 PM
Where: Art Center of Burlington, 301 Jefferson St 
For More Information: Register here: Website
Catfish Cares, Festival of Trees      
What: Select local businesses decorate a tree for the 2021 Catfish Cares Festival of Trees and compete for charity. Each business will choose a non-profit/charity to sponsor. All proceeds will go towards the charity of their choice. During a two-week period, members of the community will be able to vote on their favorite tree. The top three trees with the most votes will receive a check for their respective non-profit organization in the sponsoring business’ name. Businesses can also choose to sell their trees for charity at their discretion. Prizes: 1st place; $750, 2nd Place; $500, 3rd Place; $250. Checks will be made out to the business’ chosen charity.
When: Registration is due Friday, November 19, by 5 PM. 
Where: Catfish Bend Casino, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington  
For More Information: For any questions, please call 319-237-1246
HR Retention Strategies     
What: Retention Strategies is priority 1. With tremendous recruitment challenges, we have to increase our retention efforts in ways that matter. Learn from the latest research, best practices, and models to shape your retention strategies. Identify ways to maximize your efforts even when resources are limited. Make a stronger pitch to senior leaders about efforts, initiatives, and impact.
When: Thursday, December 2, 1 - 4 PM
Where: Virtually by Zoom 
For More Information: CBIZ, 319-208-5375, Website, Email
Black Friday Gambling & Gameday Party!        
What: Try Electronic Table Games for FREE! Watch Iowa vs Nebraska on the Big Screen!
$1 Domestic Drafts.
FREE Appetizers
When: Black Friday, November 26, 12 - 4 PM
Where: PointsBet at Catfish Bend Casino, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington 
For More Information: Call 319-753-2946 
Verizon: Small/Medium Business Days      
What: Attention all businesses! Are you interested in learning about our exclusive Black Friday business promotions? Russell Cellular is here to serve you and your business needs. Call today to get on our promotional call back list.
When: Starting November 18, through the end of the month.
Where: Russell Cellular 116 W Agency Rd, Suite #7, West Burlington 
For More Information: 319-758-0050 
Hot Seat Free Play at Catfish Bend Casino       
What: 3 winners from each drawing will receive $50-$100 in Free Play! Must be a Catfish Bend Casino Player’s Club member. Must be actively playing a slot machine at least one (1) minute prior to the drawing time. Must have their Player’s card correctly inserted in the machines during the drawing for a chance to win.
When: Fridays in November! Drawings at 2 PM, 3 PM, and 4 PM
Where: Catfish Bend Casino, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Call 319-753-2946 
Team Building      
What: Do you lead a team or merely a workgroup? What’s the difference you ask? A workgroup is a collection of people sharing space while pursuing individual task accomplishment. A team, on the other hand, is a group of individuals working together to achieve a clear and common purpose. High performing teams make better decisions, serve customers better and faster, and effectively resolve problems without intervention. Your efforts to create and nurture strong teams enhance employees’ job satisfaction and increase retention as well.
When: Tuesday, December 7, 1 - 4 PM
Where: SCC CBIZ 610 N 4th Street, Burlington
For More Information: CBIZ, 319-208-5375, Website, Email
Restore Rx Open House      
What: Come kick off the holiday season with us at Restore Rx at Catfish Bend Casino Complex. Come take a tour of the spa, enter drawings for some amazing door prizes, and of course enjoy some yummy food and drinks from the Boogaloo! You don’t want miss this!
When: Wednesday, November 17, 4 - 7 PM
Where: Restore RX at Catfish Bend Casino Complex 
For More Information: 319-237-1271 
OSHA 30 for General Industry      
What: Training provides a variety of information to workers with some safety responsibility and will emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention. Topics include but are not limited to: Intro to OSHA; walking and working surfaces; exit routes, emergency action plans, fire prevention plans, and fire protection; PPE; hazardous communication; electrical; material handling; and managing safety and health.
When: December 7, 8, 14, & 15, 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: SCC CBIZ 610 N 4th Street, Burlington
For More Information: CBIZ, 319-208-5375, Website, Email
Not Too Early To Think About Christmas      
What: Have a dancer on your Christmas list? We offer gift certificates that can be used for lessons and dancewear.
When: Stop by our studio now through the holidays, or call us Monday through Thursday 4:30 to 8 PM.
Where: 315 N Main St, Burlington
For More Information: Cheryl's School of Dance, 319-752-1301, Email
Thanksgiving Meal at Boogaloo Sports Bar & Grill      
What: Boogaloo Plated Thanksgiving Special:
Choice of Sliced Roasted Turkey or Spiral Ham. Classic Breadcrumb Stuffing with Cranberry Sauce. Green Bean Casserole. Mashed Potatoes, Dinner Roll, and Pumpkin Pie
for $19.99.
Kids Thanksgiving Plate:
Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Fruit, and Pumpkin Pie, or Chicken Strips with Fries and Pumpkin Pie for $9.99.
When: Thanksgiving Plated Event, Thursday, November 25, 11 AM – 3 PM.
Doordash and Take-out orders also available.
Where: Boogaloo Sports Bar and Grill, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington 
For More Information: Please call for reservations, 319-237-8355 
Happy 15th Birthday 210 Court Street!      
What: The Burlington Public Library invites you to celebrate the 15th birthday of its 210 Court Street building, which opened for business on November 13, 2006. Stop by the library starting Saturday, November 13 to see a display and pick up a new activity brochure celebrating the library’s history. There will be some small treats, too. You can give the library a birthday gift by donating $15 or more to purchase a picture book for the library collection. Your name, or that of someone you designate, will go on a special 15th birthday bookplate. 
When: Saturday, November 13, 9 AM - 5 PM
Where: Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St, Burlington
For More Information: Rhonda, 319-753-1647, Website, Email 
Let it Blow at Catfish Bend Casino      
What: Winners receive a Snow Blower! One electronic entry for every 50 points earned each day. Check-in required, 5 - 6:55 PM. 5x entries on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
When: Saturdays in November! Drawings at 7 PM, 7:30 PM, and 8 PM
Where: Catfish Bend Casino, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington 
For More Information: Call 319-753-2946 
Holiday Parties at the Boogaloo Sports Bar & Grill      
What: Have your Holiday Party at the Boogaloo Sports Bar & Grill! No room charge. Space for up to 60 people. Book now! 
When: This Holiday Season
Where: Boogaloo Sports Bar and Grill, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Please call for reservations, 319-237-8355
Lessons & Carols Event     
What: Iowa Wesleyan University invites the community, both near and far, to celebrate the holiday season with the time-honored tradition of Lesson & Carols, a service highlighting the students of the Iowa Wesleyan Music Department.
When: Saturday, December 4, and Sunday, December 5, at 7 PM
Where: : Iowa Wesleyan University Chapel, 601 North Main St, Mount Pleasant, IA
For More Information: Go to Website ,Email, or call Diane Davis, 319-385-6215
Sterling Lord Writers and Readers Festival       
What: This celebration honors native son and famed literary agent, Sterling Lord. Regional authors, Barbara Carroll, Gary Chapman, J.J. Franks, and Bret Royer will be available to share their work, writing tips, and experience with attendees. 
When: Saturday, November 13, 10 AM - 12 PM
Where: Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St, Burlington
For More Information: Stephanie, Email 
2021 Des Moines County Community Health Needs Assessment    
What: Please join Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center, Des Moines County Public Health, and Community Health Centers of Southeast Iowa as they present the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment survey results. Request your input regarding priority health needs in the county.
We want everyone to have the chance to participate in this event. If you need technical assistance before the event, please contact Vanessa Watson at Email, or
call 319-768-4459. Supplemental materials, including survey results and Des Moines County data packet, will be sent out closer to the event.
When: Friday, November 19, 1 - 3 PM
Where: Virtual (Microsoft Teams link upon registration*)
For More Information: Website
Domestic Violence Intervention Program Seeks Donations     
What: The Domestic Violence Intervention Program is seeking donations for clients as they transition from their services.
Requested items include gift cards for gas, grocery stores, fast food restaurants, and cleaning supplies.
When: Ongoing Need
Where: Contact us at 1105 S Gilbert Ct, Iowa City, Iowa   
For More Information: Ally Tippie, 319-359-9353, Email
A One-of-A-Kind ~ ALL EVENTS VENUE     
What: Whitetail Country Estates, a 300-acre rural setting in the hills of Lockridge, Iowa. We have available dates for 2022. We are your one-stop venue, and more than just a wedding barn. We have a state-of-the-art lodge that is perfect for any getaway. Our bridal suite has a 6-chair salon, and our pergola by the pond has a stunning view with a fountain for a beautiful ceremony. We also have 6 RV pads for those who like to camp. Call Zana to book your tour today!
When: Booking now for Spring of 2022
Where: Whitetail Country Estates, 1843 Yellowpine Ave, Lockridge 
For More Information: Zana Ennis, 319-461-4291, Email
Burlington High School Presents: Once Upon a Mattress     
What: Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy based on the famous fairytale,
"The Princess and the Pea". Come see our Burlington High School Drama students in their Fall musical! Admission is $5 for students and $10 for adults.
When: Friday, November 12 & Saturday, November 13 at 7 PM;
Sunday, November 14 at 3 PM
Where: Aldo Leopold Intermediate School, 3075 Sunnyside Ave, Burlington 
For More Information: Savannah Prescott, Email
Pies for Fur Friends  
What: Let Sunnybrook do your Thanksgiving baking and help support a great cause!
$10 pies and all proceeds go to the Animal Shelter in Fort Madison.
Choose from Dutch Apple, Pumpkin, Chocolate Silk or Cherry. Order your pies today!
When: Order by November 17 for pick up on November 23 or 24
Where: Sunnybrook, 5175 West Ave, Burlington 
For More Information: Julia Atteberry, 319-752-0260
A Taste of the Hinterland    
What: You're invited for an evening of sampling our farmstead cheeses as well as appetizers, dips and desserts. Join us to kick off the holiday season with some good cheer. Test some sweet and savory recipes that will be perfect for your holiday gatherings.
When: Friday, November 12, 4 - 7 PM
Where: Hinterland Dairy, 2149 Franklin Road, Donnellson
For More Information: 319-470-3919, Email, Website
Smart Phone Success and Terrific Tablets     
What: You know how to find and use the fun apps, but what apps and functions will turn your iPhone, Android and/or Windows device into a productive workhorse? In this session, we’ll discuss the apps, online services, and peripheral devices that help take your Smart Phone (and tablets) from “cool” to “critical”. When it comes to productivity, time, project, people, and email management as well as “remote” productivity, this class will teach you how to make it happen. You might even consider whether the combination of these devices could even replace your “old school” laptop or desktop! And, for attendees using Microsoft 365 or Google Suite, we will discuss integration with your related computer/browser tools.
When: Tuesday, November 23, 9 - 10:30 AM
Where: Virtually by Zoom 
For More Information: CBIZ, 319-208-5375, Website, Email
QuickBooks Online, Hands-on Training Seminar    
What: If you are a subscriber to QuickBooks Online®, this hands-on training seminar is for you! Learn how to set up a company, customer and vendor files, and a chart of accounts. Learn how to manage money coming in and money going out, including sales, invoicing, paying bills, and tracking expenses. You’ll learn how to reconcile accounts, use inventory and payroll, and use reports to understand your business, including profitability and sales trends. Bring your questions. Book, materials, and light lunch are included.
When: Thursday, November 18, 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: SCC CBIZ, 610 N 4th St, Burlington
For More Information: CBIZ, 319-208-5375, Website, Email
BVU - Term 3 Classes Start
What: Register today for Term 3 classes at Buena Vista University! BVU provides students with a personalized learning experience, whether you are new to the college experience, a transfer student, or a graduate student. Through Strategic Partnerships with numerous organizations throughout Iowa, you may qualify for partner employer grant funding to help lower the cost of tuition.
When: January 10, 2022
Where: Buena Vista University–West Burlington, 1500 West Agency Road, Room 211  
For More Information: Laura Todd, 712-749-1000, Website
BLCMS: Daniel Pappas, composer 
What: Come hear one of Burlington's newest and most exciting musical imports composer, Daniel Pappas of SCC. He will perform an original composition for piano and digital effects pedals entitled "Eight Seconds". Free and open to the public.
When: Wednesday, November 17, 12:15 - 12:45 PM
Where: First United Methodist Church, 421 Washington St, Burlington 
For More Information: Call 319-237-8355
BVU Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships 
What: Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, has an opening for an Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships. This position will support the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Buena Vista University in areas of cultivating partnerships with leaders in schools, industry, and business. Core activities of this position include relationship building, partnership development and maintenance, business outreach, and community relations.
When: Hiring until position is filled
Where: Buena Vista University, 610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, Iowa
For More Information: Website
BVU EUP Project Coordinator  
What: Buena Vista University has an opening for a Project Coordinator that will be based at the Storm Lake campus. It will provide a high level of Administrative support for projects and tasks to ensure efficient operations for Extended University Programs (EUP), including Online Programs, Graduate Programs, and Strategic Partnerships. Responsibilities include working independently on administrative requests and queries from EUP leadership team members, facilitating special projects and mailings, and compiling meeting agendas, proposals, and minutes. Additional responsibilities include maintaining a database of eligible adjunct faculty, coordinating approvals, credential documentation, and communications. This person will also be responsible for term course schedules, managing textbook lists, and organizing syllabi and course evaluations.
When: Hiring until position is filled
Where: Buena Vista University, 610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, Iowa
For More Information: Website
Bark & Play is Hiring!   
What: Are you looking for a fun job working with dogs?? We are looking for a front desk person and a few pack leaders to join our team.
When: We are looking to fill a variety of these roles immediately.
Where: 312 Dry Creek Ave, West Burlington 
For More Information and qualifications: Terrie, 319-753-2275, Email
Site Manager II Hope Haven    
What: Site Manager II position available in Burlington. Hours are mostly days, Sunday-Thursday. Salary position.
* Valid Driver's License
* Car Insurance
* Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, related field, or 2 years' experience.
* A minimum of 1 year of supervisory/management work experience with a demonstrative track record of progressive leadership responsibilities.
When: We are looking to fill a variety of these roles immediately.
Where: 828 N 7th St, Burlington
For More Information and qualifications: Hope Haven, 319-754-4689, Apply Here
Optimae LifeServices Employment Opportunities   
What: Optimae is looking to fill various roles in our Great River Offices (Keokuk, Fort Madison, Burlington, and Mount Pleasant).
Roles include: Direct Support, Site Team Leaders Service Coordinator (Mt Pleasant only), Registered Nurses for Behavioral Health and Home Health, LISW, ARNP's.
When: We are looking to fill a variety of these roles immediately.
Where: 825 N 6th St, Burlington
For More Information and qualifications: Website
Variety of Job Openings 
What: Do you want to make a difference in your work? Come join our team at Community Action of Southeast Iowa! We have a variety of positions open at our agency, all which contribute to our goal of helping people, and changing lives. In Burlington, there are open positions for: a Lead Cook in Head Start, a Crew Worker with Weatherization, several Teacher positions in Head Start/Early Head Start. Visit our website for details and openings at our other locations in southeast Iowa.
When: Until position is filled
Where: Community Action of Southeast Iowa, 2850 Mt Pleasant St, Suite 108, Burlington
For More Information: Sandy Schafer, 319-753-0193, Website
Ribbon Cuttings:

Ready Golf LLC
Monday, November 15
4:30 PM

Luxx Limited
Tuesday, December 7
11:30 AM

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