PARTNERSHIP NEWS
What:  The Jefferson St Farmers Market is hosting the Jefferson St Winter Market. Some of your summer favorites will be back to enjoy this holiday season. Fresh eggs, local honey, baked goods, soaps and handcrafted goodness! Presented by Downtown Partners, made possible by Two Rivers Bank & Trust.
When: November 17 & December 15, 10 AM - 2 PM
Where: Downtown Burlington at the Capitol Theater, as well as pop-up shops at different businesses. 
For More Information: Contact Rachel Lindeen or 319-208-0046
The cut-off for Friday Facts the week of Thanksgiving will be Tuesday, November 20 at 12 PM. Friday Facts will be sent out on Wednesday, November 21. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Belinda Colwell or 319-208-0042.
What:  Visit GreaterBurlington.com to watch the Member Spotlight video featuring Big River Resources. From the moment you walk out the door to start your day, Big River Resources is helping drive your life.  See for yourself why they are so much more than just what goes into your gas tank.
When: Through November 16
For More Information: Contact Dustin Roth or 319-208-0048
One of the region's favorite holiday events, downtown Burlington's Lighted Holiday Parade takes place November 24 at 5 PM. Dozens of floats and entries will take place in the parade, with the theme of "Winter Wonderland." A special visitor from the North Pole will also be on hand. For more information, contact Downtown Partners at 319-752-6365 or visit  GreaterBurlington.com. The Lighted Holiday Parade is made possible by Pritchard Broadcasting.
What:   The Partnership is excited to present the Community Awards each year! Awards include Community Impact, Project of the Year, Best Renovation to a Facility, Young Professional of the Year, and Business Person of the Year. Now is the time to nominate your business, a program or even yourself for all of the wonderful things that have taken place this past year. We encourage you to self-nominate - you know the details best!  
When:  Deadline to submit nominations is November 30
Where:  Apply online 
For More Information:  Contact Kay Sackville Breuer or 319-208-0041
To make holiday shopping a little easier and a little more fun, your favorite downtown merchants are open late until 8 PM on Thursdays until Christmas. Coming downtown on a Thursday for a dinner out, drinks, a show, or a visit to Santa's Cottage? Then be sure to check out our great shops, too!
What:  The Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are seeking vendors for the Holiday Business Showcase. It is a great way to promote your products and services to over 250 members. Space is limited! 
When: December 10, 5 - 7 PM
Where: Burlington Golf Club, 2124 Sunnyside Ave, Burlington
For More Information: Contact Rachel Lindeen or 319-208-0046
What:  Imagine - a thousand curious little minds just waiting to be stimulated and steered towards paths they may never consider without your guidance. Sign up today to be an exhibitor at the STEM Fest here. Showcase your business and career paths to over 1000 students from Southeast Iowa with hands on activities in the exciting fields of STEM.
When: February 23, 10 AM - 2 PM
Where: Southeastern Community College, 1500 W Agency St, West Burlington
For More Information: Contact Rachel Lindeen or 319-208-0046
What:  Greater Burlington Young Professionals is a great way to expand your or your staff's professional network and meet new people. Join today and have your membership covered until the end of 2019!
Where: Greater Burlington Partnership, 610 N 4 St Ste 200, Burlington
For More Information: Contact Rachel Lindeen or 319-208-0046
MEMBER NEWS
What:  Join Bike Burlington for their special Thanksgiving bike ride where friends, family and community gather together to collect food, toiletries and money for the St. Vincent DePaul and Kayla's Cupboard food pantries in Burlington. Bring your bike, ride to local stores and support a great cause. Once all purchases are made, riders are then invited to stay for lunch on behalf of Bike Burlington. We appreciate your support and are looking forward to a great ride!
When:  November 17, 10 AM
Where:  Mazzio's Italian Eatery, 616 S Roosevelt Ave, Burlington
For More Information: Visit bickels.com
What:  The Burlington Public Library is hosting the 4th annual Sterling Lord Writers and Readers Festival. The event honors Burlington native and famed literary agent Sterling Lord by showcasing regional authors and their work and inviting guest author presentations.This year's event is features a series of visiting authors.
When:  November 17, 10 AM - 2 PM
Where:  Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St, Burlington 
For More Information: Contact Sam Helmick , 319-753-1647 x 114 or visit burlington.lib.ia.us 
What:  We will be tapping our delicious holiday seasonal Jingle Java!   Jingle Java is a dark and rich stout that features notes of vanilla, pecan, and coffee.
When: No vember 21, all day
Where:  Bent River, 500 Jefferson St, Burlington   
For More Information: Contact  Mike Anderson, 319-209-2773 or visit burlingtonbentriver.com
What:  Offering 50% off all sunglasses. Buy without a prescription, or bring your prescription in and we will make them for you. All designer names like Gucci, Tom Ford, Kate Spade, Rayban and more - Oakley and WileyX excluded.
When:  November 23 - 24
Where: Eyecare MAX,  1734 N Roosevelt Ave, Burlington
For More Information: Visit  eyecaremax.com   
What:  We will have deals on our website from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Tupperware makes a great gift for all the people in your life!
When:  November 23 - 26
For More Information: Call  Siarra Jones at 772-713-0188 
What: Are you a vendor looking for a good cause? Vendor space will be available for $20 for 12 vendors at this fundraising vendor blender. V arious cookies will also be sold by the container. All proceeds from the cookie sales benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Visit Facebook to see the flyer.
When:  November 24, 10 AM - 2 PM
Where:  Burlington Eagle's Club, 2727 Mt Pleasant St, Burlington 
For More Information: Contact  Holly Logas or 319-759-6844
What:  The Salvation Army will be having our Angel Tree Sign Up for families that need a little extra toy help for Christmas. We will be signing up children from birth - grade 12. You cannot be signed up for any other toy program and must provide social security cards or birth certificates for all children. Sign up early!
When:  November 26 - December 5, 9 - 11 AM and 1 - 3 PM. Give away will be December 20 beginning at 9 AM
Where: Salvation Army,  217 S 3 St, Burlington
For More Information: Call  319-753-2038 
What:  Save on your favorite brands, tools, decorations and more now through November 25. Save 50% off any one item $50 or more and take advantage of our BOGO Paint Coupon. Our free 2-day ship-to-store option lets you shop from the comfort of your own home.
When:  Now through November 25
Where: Kempker's True Value & Rental, Inc.,  608 S 9 St, Burlington
For More Information: Visit kempkerstruevalue.com
What:  Refreshments, door prizes and free $20 Spa Gift Certificate with purchase of a $100 Spa certificate.
When:  November 27, 4 - 7 PM
Where:  The Spa at Catfish Bend, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Call  The Spa at 319-237-1271 
What:  An open house for Great River Health System's new clinic in Keokuk will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The 19,000-square foot clinic is four times larger than the health system's existing clinic in the city.
When:  November 28, 4:30 PM ceremony, 5 - 7 PM tours
Where: 3285 Main St, Keokuk
For More Information/Appointment:  To make an appointment at Keokuk-Great River Health System, call 319-524-6274.
What:  Not enough time to bake Christmas cookies? Then come to our Cookie Walk! Hundreds of dozens of cookies will be available for you as you fill up your bucket for just $10 per bucket. A variety of cookies of all shapes and sizes will be waiting for you to choose from. Come early, as they sell out fast.
When:  November 29
Where:  First United Church of Christ, 611 Columbia St, Burlington 
For More Information:  Visit firstuccburl.org
What:  Please join us to see what's new this year - ornaments, gifts and poinsettias!
When:  November 30, 9 AM - 5 PM; December 1, 9 AM - 12 PM
Where: Zaiser's Florist and Greenhouse,  2400 Sunnyside Ave, Burlington 
For More Information: Call  319-752-6871 or email 
What:  Winter Golf Leagues at the new Shankopotamus Golf Academy at Lambo's sponsored by Top Tracer. Senior, Ladies, Couples and 2-person teams available. 
Monday - Thursday morning, afternoon, and evening leagues available.
When:  Beginning in December for 16 weeks
Where: Spirit Hollow, 5592 Clubhouse Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Contact  Jayson Wulf, 319-752-0004 or visit spirithollowgolfcourse.com 
What:  Experience that nostalgic, warm-fuzzy feeling with your family in our beautiful Downtown Burlington this Christmas.   Spend a few hours making small crafts, painting pottery, creating a family photo, listening to Christmas stories, and watching "Elf" at the Burlington Capitol Theater.   Take Away Hunger will be set up in our Gallery; your family can help package a unique mix of rice, soy, vegetables, and vitamins to feed the world.   $10 per child (add $2 if ages 9 and up want to paint mug instead of ornament).   Space is limited, and you must pay at time of registration to save your family's spot. S ponsored by Midwest Eye Clinic.
When:  December 1, 9 AM - 12 PM or 1 - 4 PM; December 8, 9 AM - 12 PM or 1 - 4 PM
For More Information/to Register: Call 319-754-8069 or visit artcenterofburlington.com
What:  Loved ones are remembered and honored each year through the Love Tree program. With donations of $25 or more, ornaments accompanied by their names will be placed on donors' choices of three trees. A Love Tree Celebration Ceremony will be held where donors will be invited to celebrate their loved ones through prayer, reading of the names, presentation of ornaments and refreshments.
When:  Ceremony is December 20, 10 AM
Where: Mercy Plaza Lobby, 1221 S Gear Ave, West Burlington
For More Information: Call Melissa Jones, Director of Marketing and Communications, at 319-768-3300
What:  The holidays are fast approaching and that means it's time to make your list and check it twice! Looking for gifts to better people's health and happiness? Bickel's is the perfect place to visit. A bicycle is truly a gift that gives back forever, opening doors to a world of freedom and possibility.
When:  Now - December 25
Where:  Bickel's Cycling and Fitness, 305 E Agency Rd, West Burlington
For More Information: Visit bickels.com
What:  Looking for a special 'Thank You' for your customers or employees? Order your promotional products for holiday appreciation and employee recognition gifts today through Vernon Promotions. Special pricing available on most items, and take advantage of free shipping on hundreds of products. Get your brand on with Vernon Promotions.
When: N ow through December 31
Where: V isit vernonpromotions.com 
For More Information:  Contact Andrea Riley or 319-753-3448 
What: SE Iowa Beer and Wine Tour, December 1, 9 AM - 9 PM, $50; Ski Winter Park, January 5 - 10, $735 for adults and $300 for children 12 and under. Call Emily Stumpf at 319-457-2961; Ski Utah February 23 - Mar 1, $1430 for adults. Call Paul Kay at
319-850-7143.

What:  Make up for years of bad gift giving with gift cards available for the holidays at Teriyaki Madness. Available for purchase at the Burlington location or visit teriyakimadness.com
Where:  Teriyaki Madness, 1035 Lawrence Dr Ste108, Burlington 
For More Information:  Call 319-753-BOWL 
What:  Did you know that one-third of the population 65 and older fall each year? Do not let you or your loved ones become a statistic. Universal Therapy Group has a wide variety of programs including Fall Risk and Injury Prevention Programs to help keep you and your loved ones safe this winter season.
Where:  Universal Therapy Group, 2750 Mt Pleasant St Ste 104, Burlington
For More Information:  Call Universal Therapy Group at 319-752-7727 or e-mail Scott Leinbach 
MEMBER REMINDERS
What:  Join us for the grand re-opening of our newly remodeled and expanded location.
When:  November 16 - 18
Where: The Cellular Connection/Verizon Wireless,  1035 Lawrence Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Email  Phil Earnest 
What:  Free waffle bites and gifts as Cold Stone celebrates its first anniversary.
When: November 17,  11 AM - 4 PM
Where:  Cold Stone Creamery, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Contact  Carole Halicki or 319-237-4275 
What:  We're giving away a trip for 2 to the Grammy Awards plus the VIP After Party in L.A.! Join us for this red carpet, semiformal event with live music, drinks and prizes. We'll reveal the big winner at 10 PM. Your raffle ticket gets you plus one to the party. Tickets can be purchased from any American Music Festival Board Member or at any Casebine Credit Union location. We will also have tickets for sale at the door.
When: November 17,  8 PM
Where:  Burlington Memorial Auditorium, 200 N Front St, Burlington
For More Information:  Email, call 319-753-8111 x 3 or visit burlingtonriverfront.com  
What:  Joel Brown and Heidi Riepe will perform Mozart's Two Piano Sonata and Romanze from Rachmaninoff's Second Suite for Two Pianos at Burlington's First United Methodist Church. The concert is free and open to the public.
When:  November 21, 12:15 - 12:45 PM
Where:  First United Methodist Church, 421 Washington St, Burlington
For More Information: Visit Facebook
What:  Earn entries every day in November for a chance to win new wheels for winter from Deery Brothers. See Catfish Bend Casino Player Services for details.
When:  Earn entries through November 29. Winner selected November 30, 8 PM
Where:  Catfish Bend Casino, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Contact  Carole Halicki or 319-237-4275 
What:  Enjoy a complementary Foot Scrub with any 90 Minute Swedish, Therapeutic or Deep Tissue Massage session! Fall is the time of year to think about refreshing tired,  sun stressed skin. Just let us know at time of booking if you would like to add this service to your 90 minute session.  May not be combined with any other specials or discounts.
When:  Available now - November 30 with Jeff or Susan only
Where:  KS Massage Therapy, 409 N 4 St Ste 1, Burlington
For More Information:  Book online at vagaro.com/ksmassagetherapy or call 
319-208-4223 
What:  Don't forget to book your holiday party at Spirit Hollow Golf Course. We can accommodate up to 120 guests in the GG Conn Pavilion or a more intimate party experience in The Claret Jug for up to 32 guests. You may choose from our prepared menu or work with the Spirit Hollow staff to design your own.
When:  December 1 - 23, January 2 - 24
Where:  Spirit Hollow Golf Course, 5592 Clubhouse Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Contact  Carmen Smith or Scott Glendening, 319-752-0004 or visit spirithollowgolfcourse.com 
What:  We are excited to announce that Rachel Burkel, LMHC will be joining Therapy Group, Inc. Rachel received her Master's Degree in Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI and she has worked as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since that time. Rachel will see clients of all ages (2 and up) for individual, couple, and family therapy. She is also a certified provider of PCIT (Parent-child Interaction Therapy) and Trauma Focused CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). She joins Holly Conlee, LMHC, Sara Scott, LMHC and Heather Crank, LMHC. We are scheduling clients for Rachel now - please feel free to call and schedule an appointment.
When: Starting December 3
Where: Therapy Group, Inc, 506 Jefferson St, Burlington
For More Information/Appointment:  Call 319-209-2084 
What:  Midwest Eye Clinic's annual trunk show! Door prizes and light refreshments will be served.Our vendors will be featuring frames from more than 15 designers. You are sure to find your next favorite pair of frames. Drs. Sliwinski are offering free anti-reflective coating on the first full pair of frames and 25% discount on any additional pairs during the trunk show.
When: December 6, 2 - 7 PM
Where: Midwest Eye Clinic 3031 Flint Hills Dr, Burlington
For More Information:  Visit Facebook
Michael Londra's Celtic Yuletide at The Legacy Theater  
What: Michael Londra, the Irish tenor best known as the voice of Riverdance on Broadway, presents an evening of "Christmas from Ireland" told in song, dance and classic stories of his youth. You will hear traditional, heartwarming Irish carols like "Winter, Fire and Snow" and versions of Christmas songs like "Silent Night." The evening will also feature Celtic songs of a new Ireland including Michael's popular carol "Beyond the Star." Michael also sings many carols more familiar to international audiences like "O Come Emmanuel" and "The First Noel" but sung in a more Celtic traditional style.
When: December 13, 7 PM;  December 14, 7 PM;  December 15, 2 PM
Where: The Legacy Theater, 1160 Buchanan St, Carthage, IL 62321 
For More Information: Visit  thelegacytheater.com
What:  The 2019 Burlington Calendar featuring 13 scenic photos by Ed Minard is now on sale at The Iowa Store for $20 each.
When: Through December 31
Where:The Iowa Store, 400 N Front St, Burlington
For More Information: Call  Bonnie Baldwin at 319-753-5314 
Ultimate Elvis Tribute at The Legacy Theater  
What: In August of 2010, Elvis Presley Enterprises held a contest in Memphis and invited the top Elvis tribute artists from around the world. Justin came in first place, and Graceland named him the "World's Ultimate Elvis!" Justin Shandor is the only Elvis Tribute artist to make the front page of USA Today and was recently featured in an issue of French Vogue magazine.
When: January 19, 2 PM
Where: The Legacy Theater, 1160 Buchanan St, Carthage, IL 62321 
For More Information: Visit  thelegacytheater.com
What:  We have an area that can accommodate up to 50 people with food and drink, as well as a lounge area perfect for smaller private parties. Spots are filling up quick!
Where: Bent River, 500 Jefferson St, Burlington
For More Information: Contact  Mike Anderson, Ben Harris at 319-209-2773 or visit burlingtonbentriver.com
What:  Iris City Cleaners in Mt. Pleasant has partnered with two businesses, one in West Burlington and one in Burlington, to provide dry cleaning and laundry services to our neighbors in the surrounding area. Plus you can join our free home and office pickup and delivery service! Call 888-485-9707 for pickup.
When: Weekly on Wednesdays
Where: 123 Broadway St, West Burlington; 713 Jefferson St, Burlington
For More Information: Visit iriscitycleaners.com
What:  Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through emotional attack, fear, or battering. In Iowa, battering that often includes the threat of or use of violence is a crime. The Domestic Violence Intervention Program provides free and confidential services to anyone experiencing relationship violence. Our services include advocacy, 24-hour safe shelter, 24-hour hotline, help working with law enforcement, and counseling groups, to name a few. Our 24/7 hotline number is 800-373-1043.
Where: Local Burlington office located at 1616 Dill St, Burlington 
For More Information: Contact  Alta Medea-Peters, 319-930-2030 or visit dvipiowa.org
What:  Have 24/7 access to your utility right at your fingertips. With the Mobile App, you can view and pay your bill, or report and check the status of a power outage. The Mobile App is available by texting APP to 255255 or downloading in Google Play or the App Store.
For More Information: Email  Nancy Snaadt
What:  We just received an inventory of Interstate Charge & Go MAX 1000A, 8.0L jump packs. This jump pack will start engines up to 8.0L, including Diesel engines. It will also charge cell phones, tablets, laptops among many other electronic devices; it even includes an assortment of adapters! We're selling these for $114.95 + tax!
When:  While supplies last
Where:  Collision Center, 4000 W Mt Pleasant St, West Burlington
For More Information: Stop by,  Email or call  319-754-4002
What:  It might be freezing outside, but not at Shug's Tiny Town! Bring your kids to explore our tiny town and let their imaginations go crazy.
When:  Monday - Saturday, 9 AM - 7 PM. Play center closes at 6 PM.
Where:   Shug's Tiny Town, 3200 Agency St Ste 120, Burlington 
For More Information: Call  Ashley at 319-754-7484 
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
What: Production shifts available in Burlington and Fort Madison. We offer transportation to and from the Fort Madison location, so stop by either location. Be sure to ask us about the sign on bonus!
When: Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 3 PM
Where: Full Steam Staffing NJ, LLC, 1000 Roosevelt Ave Ste 3, Burlington or 1910 48 St, Fort Madison
For More Information: Call Call 319-754-0868 or 319-376-5085 

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JEFFERSON STREET WINTER MARKET
Downtown Burlington
November 17
December 15
10 AM - 2 PM

LIGHTED HOLIDAY PARADE
Downtown Burlington
November 24
5 - 8 PM

RIBBON CUTTING
SunnyBrook Assisted Living
December 6
4 PM

EGGS & ISSUES
Greater Burlington Partnership
December 8
7:15 - 9 AM

HOLIDAY BUSINESS SHOWCASE
Burlington Golf Club
December 10
5 - 7 PM

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