This Is The LAST Week To Submit Your 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
Attention All Chamber Members!
What: The Greater Burlington Partnership is committed to supporting the entire business community. To that end, we are pleased to announce the arrival of promotional materials for Small Business Saturday, November 27.
Included in the materials are bags, posters, signage, and masks. Any Chamber Member is welcome to use these items at their place of business. Please contact our office to express your interest, or simply stop by our office to pick these items up. Delivery is also available. Due to the limited supply, it is first come, first serve. Together, we can support shopping local and keep our dollars in our community.
When: Hurry and get your hands on these now, before they are gone!
Where: Greater Burlington Partnership, 610 N 4th St, Ste 200, Burlington
For More Information: Steven Brody, 319-752-6365
Join us for Eggs & Issues    
What: All Chamber of Commerce members are invited to join us for the December Eggs & Issues. You may either join us in-person or via Zoom. Hear from your elected officials as they discuss and preview the upcoming 2022 Legislative Session. You may submit questions during the event.
When: Friday, December 3, at 8 AM
Where: Greater Burlington Partnership or Zoom 
For More Information: 319-208-0046, Rachel Lindeen
Have a Party!    
What: Book your Party Now! Host a Business After Hours to showcase your business to Chamber members and their employees. Celebrate your new location, grand opening, remodel, or just because! Great exposure and solid networking for your business. Available 2022 dates: January 13, March 10, May 12.
When: Reserving Now!
For More Information: Cindy Henry, 319-208-0052
Deadline Is Approaching To Nominate A Business!  
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
The Annual Dinner Is Right Around The Corner   
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
You Can Be the Chamber Member of The Month!  
What: Would you like to be spotlighted as Member of the Month in The Partnership newsletter in 2022? Write an article, combine text and photos to showcase your business, or design a traditional advertisement. It's your chance to be creative and bring lots of visibility to all Partnership readers! Reserve your month now! You will be one of 12 Members of the Month for 2022!
For More Information: Cindy Henry, 319-208-0052
Engage with Elected Officials  
What: Sponsors are 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
BRE Presents Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony       
What: BRE presents the 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony immediately following the Downtown Lighted Holiday Parade. After the parade, head to the riverfront for music from the marching band and hot, delicious drinks as we count down to light the big tree on the riverfront. Donations for food banks will be collected and a special visit from Santa Claus himself will be the perfect way to kick off the magical Holiday Season. This event is made possible by Menke & Company CPA, Casebine Community Credit Union, Drake Hardware & Software, Re/Max Real Estate Specialists, Corked 101, Corks & Barrels, Miles Peck-Country Financial, Farmers Savings Bank, Standard of Beaverdale, Myers Tree Farm, Walker Outdoor Services, Fye Excavating, and COBO USA.
When: Saturday, November 27, following the Lighted Holiday Parade, around 6:30 PM
Where: The Burlington Riverfront  
For More Information: Email
Holiday Party at Burlington Bent River      
What: Book your holiday party at Burlington Bent River. Private areas include our Mezzanine, Top Floor, and Christmas Lounge (with OVER THE TOP Christmas decorations). Great food! Great Beer! Great People!
When: Dates are filling up fast so book your event today.
Where: Burlington Bent River Brewing Company, 500 Jefferson St, Burlington 
For More Information: 319-209-2773 
Breakout Burlington Is Closing       
What: Breakout Burlington Escape Room is closing. We would like to give the opportunity for someone to buy the only escape room in Burlington! Your closest competition is over an hour away.
When: December 2021
Where: Breakout Burlington  
For More Information: Contact Michelle, Email
Bridges #GIVINGTUESDAY       
What: Join us, The Loft, on the Global Day of Giving! This life-changing work involves helping our neighbors, families, and children who are struggling in poverty. Together, we can help them build resources for a sustainable life. Please visit our Website, or send/drop-off a donation.
When: Beginning Tuesday, November 30. The need is on-going.
Where: The Loft, 416 Jefferson St, Burlington   
For More Information: Mona Ash, 319-754-8421, Email, Website
Cookie Walk      
What: Not enough time to bake those Christmas cookies? Then come to our COOKIE WALK! Hundreds of dozens of cookies will be available for you as you fill up for just $10 per bucket. A variety of cookies of all shapes and sizes will be waiting for you to choose from. But COME EARLY as they sell out FAST!!!
When: Thursday, December 2, from 5 - 7 PM, or until cookies are gone.
Where: First United Church of Christ, 611 Columbia St, Burlington 
For More Information: First United Church of Christ, 319-754-4807
Prime 2 Bedroom Upper Story Apartment Available     
What: Spacious 2 bedroom second floor apartment with refrigerator, range, microwave, dishwasher, and disposal. Income limits of $40,250 for 1 person, $46,000 for 2, or $51,750 for 3 persons. $675 rent plus electric and $675 security deposit.
When: Available now
Where: 305 N 4th St, Burlington  
For More Information: Dennis Wilson, 319-753-6929 
Black Friday FunCard Sale!         
What: Buy $20 – Get $25. Buy $40 – Get $50. Buy $80 – Get $100. Valid for food and beverage, hotel stays, spa services, gift shop purchases, go-karts, laser tag, bowling, arcade, and simulator rides. Available at the FunCity Rotunda.
When: Friday, November 26, 10 AM - 11 PM
Where: FunCity Resort, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington 
For More Information: Call 319-753-2946 
Sterling Lord Writers and Readers Festival          
What: This celebration honors native son and famed literary agent, Sterling Lord. Regional authors, Russ Fry, Misty Urban, and M.L. Williams will be available to share their work, writing tips, and experience with attendees.
When: Saturday, November 20, 10 AM - 12 PM
Where: Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St, Burlington
For More Information: Stephanie, Email 
SANTA at Shug's Tiny Town!          
What: Santa will be visiting Shug's Tiny Town. Pre-book your visit and Santa photo today!
When: Saturday, December 4, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, (Pre-scheduled time slots), or open visits 2 - 4 PM.
Where: Shug's Tiny Town, 820 Ave G, Fort Madison, Iowa
For More Information: Website 
Domestic Violence Intervention Program Thanksgiving Hours           
What: The Domestic Violence Intervention Program's business offices will be closed on Thanksgiving (November 25). Hotline, shelter and advocacy services will be available. Call 1-800-373-1043 if you, or someone you know needs help.
When: Thursday, November 25
Where: 1105 S Gilbert Ct, Iowa City, Iowa  
For More Information: Ally Tippie, 319-359-9353, Email
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
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
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 
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 
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
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
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
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 
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 
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 
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
Last Call For Catfish Cares, Festival of Trees Registration     
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
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
What: Community Action of Southeast Iowa is looking to fill a Full-time Accounting position in Burlington. Prefer Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) in Accounting or Finance, but may consider Associate’s Degree (A.A./A.S.). Must have verifiable work experience with all payroll functions and be very proficient with Microsoft Excel. Must be able to work with computerized accounting system. Prefer work experience in fund accounting and bookkeeping. Full benefit package, including health insurance.
Wage range of $17 - $21.45 hourly, depending on education level and experience. Post offer, pre-employment drug testing, criminal background check required. Must submit REQUIRED agency application available at any agency center or online. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
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
Optimae Life Services: 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
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
Ribbon Cuttings:

Luxx Limited
Tuesday, December 7
11:30 AM

FunCity Resort Hotel
Tuesday, December 14
11:45 AM

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