What:   As the organization prepares for the upcoming 2019 legislative session, the Partnership would like to gather insight and input from members and investors. Please take a few minutes and respond to the survey items HERE. The Government Relations Committee and the Board of Directors will use this information to refine the organization's official position statements.   
For More Information:  Email Jason Hutcheson
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
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
Join Downtown Partners for a magical night! Dozens of storefronts in downtown Burlington will come to life during Living Windows on December 13 from 6 - 8 PM. Enjoy carolers, ice carving, puppet shows, crafts, a festival of trees, free horse drawn trolley rides, marshmallow roasting, and much more. Living Windows is presented by Pritchard Broadcasting.
The jolly old elf himself will be greeting visitors in downtown Burlington again this season at Nancy Neafie Park on the corner of Sixth & Jefferson. Santa will be at his cottage during the Holiday Shop Hops on Thursdays from 6 - 8 PM until Christmas, including the night of Living Windows on December 13. Cameras are welcome. Letters to Santa can be left in the mail slot at his cottage.
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: 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
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:  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
What: Please note the ribbon cutting date for SunnyBrook Assisted Living is December 5 at 4 PM. Please join us for the ribbon cutting and open house.
Where: SunnyBrook Assisted Living, 5175 West Ave, Burlington
For More Information: Call SunnyBrook Assisted Living at 319-752-0260
What: Russ Fry will present a program on what really happened to Black Hawk's remains. Russ has written 11 books and made 10 documentaries! The program is free and open to the public.
When: December 1, 11 AM - 3 PM
Where: Port of Burlington Welcome Center, 400 N Front St, Burlington
For More Information: Call 319-752-8731
Access Advanced  
What:  Students will learn how to query with SQL; use crosstab, parameter, and action queries; create and run macros; import, export, and link database objects; optimize, replicate, and synchronize databases; and maintain database security. Prerequisite of Access Intermediate or equivalent knowledge.
When:  December 4 & 6,  8 AM - 12 PM
Where:  SCC Center for Business, 610 N 4 St, Burlington
For More Information: Contact  CBIZ, 319-208-5375, or visit
Great River Friends to Hold Book Fair  
What:  Great River Friends is sponsoring a Collective Goods book and gift fair.  Besides books, hundreds of items will be available at reduced prices. They include educational products, toys, music collections and stationery.
Where/When: Mercy Plaza Lobby, 1225 S Gear Ave, West Burlington -  December 4, 8 AM - 5 PM; December 5, 7 AM - 5 PM; December 6, 7 AM - 3 PM. Great River Klein Center, 1307 S Gear Ave, West Burlington - December 7, 10 AM - 4 PM
For More Information: C all Volunteer Services at 319-768-3340
Frames Trunk Show at Midwest Eye Clinic   
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
Great River Hospice Offers Holiday Grief Workshop   
What:  Great River Hospice is sponsoring a workshop to help people cope with loss during the holidays. At this time of year, events that once were anticipated with joy may become painful reminders that loved ones are no longer here to celebrate. Light refreshments will be available. The program is for the public, regardless of whether they have used Great River Hospice services
When: December 7, 5:30 - 7 PM
Where:  Great River Klein Center, 1307 S Gear Ave, West Burlington
For More Information: C all 319-768-3350 or 877-404-4766
Charlie Brown Is Coming to Town   
What:  Burlington Civic Music presents the musical theater concert adaptation of the beloved Charles Schulz television special created in 1967. Seen by millions, this ensemble cast is accompanied by live music as A Charlie Brown Christmas - Live is enjoyed on stage.Tickets are $45 for adults, $10 for students.
When: December 7, 7:30 PM
Where: Burlington Memorial Auditorium, 200 N Front St, Burlington
For More Information: Call 319-752-0336
Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra's Hollydaze Concert    
What:  The holidays are here! Join us for our annual Hollydaze Pops Concert, featuring a mix of fabulous holiday favorites that will get you and your family in the mood for the holidays! As always, this concert is free for everyone. We hope you'll join us in ringing in this year's holiday season!
When:  December 8, 3 PM
Where:  Iowa Wesleyan University Chapel Auditorium, 601 N Main St, Mt Pleasant
For More Information: Visit
Players Workshop Seeks Cast for Winter Show 
What:  Players Workshop is holding open auditions for the dramedy Heroes by Gerard Sibleyras (trans. by Tom Stoppard). The cast calls for 3 older men, ages 60s or 70s, to portray 3 retired WWI vets who are plotting their escape from their nursing/retirement home. The director is also looking for a life-sized stone dog for the set.
When:  December 9 - 10, 7 PM
Where:  Players Workshop, 1431 Grove St, Burlington 
For More Information:  Call director Mary Krohlow at 319-752-8501, visit Facebook or
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Blood Drive
What:  Burlington Innovative Learning Academy Blood Drive
When:  December 11, 10 AM - 1 PM
Where:  Burlington Community High School, 421 Terrace Ave, Burlington
To Donate: C all the Burlington Innovative Learning Academy at 319-753-2211
Lunch at the Top 
What:  Take a breather from a hectic schedule with a delicious lunch starting with ham balls or turkey tetrazzini. Choose two sides of soup, Jell-O, tater tots or green beans and a delicious dessert. Finish your meal with coffee, tea or lemonade, all for just $6. Call to order a carry-out meal, or enjoy your meal in our Social Hall.
When: December 13
Where:  First United Church of Christ, 611 Columbia St, Burlington 
For More Information: Visit
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 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
What:  Boogaloo Sports Bar and Grill wooden nickels must be redeemed no later than December 28.
Where: Boogaloo Sports Bar and Grill, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Contact Megan Bell or 319-237-4318 
What:  Jimmy Pardo and Hannah Hogan will laugh you into the New Year at PZAZZ! Convention and Event Center. Tickets on sale now at or in person at Catfish Bend Casino Player Services. $25 general admission, table of 6 with appetizers platter, beer bucket and champagne is $300.
When: December 31, 6 PM doors open
Where: PZAZZ! Convention and Event Center, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington 
For More Information: Contact Megan Bell or 319-237-4318 
What:  Spend NYE at The PZAZZ! Resort and party in the new year at FunCity. Standard room for up to 4 includes free admission to Ballocity (kids 12 and under), $40 gamebucks card at FunCity, one 16 inch two topping pizza with pitcher of soda and free breakfast at Edgewater Grill for up to 4 persons. Just $199 plus tax.
When: December 31
Where: The PZAZZ! Resort Hotel, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington 
For More Information/Reservations: Call 319-753-2946 
Cold Stone Creamery Holiday Creations  
What:  Dark Chocolate Merry Mint - with Ghirardelli peppermint pieces and Oreo cookies now at Cold Stone Creamery. Check out holiday ice cream cakes and treats.
When: During the month of December, Sunday - Thursday, 11 AM - 9 PM; Friday & Saturday, 11 AM - 10 PM
Where:  Cold Stone Creamery at PZAZZ!, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington 
For More Information: Contact  Carole Halicki or 319-237-4275 
Self-Care for the Holidays  
What:  Shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking, cleaning, decorating, it goes on and on. Holidays are the best time of the year, but they are a lot of work! Help to stay in the holiday spirit by taking care of yourself. Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of water - and schedule yourself a massage. We offer 60 minute full body massage for $60, 30 minute area focus massage for $30, Reflexology to rejuvenate your entire system (and it feels good on your feet) $30, and our newest menu item - 30 minute Headache/Stress Relief only $25 during the month of December. Gift certificates are always available.
When: Call and schedule today 
Where:  The Broom Closet/Healing Haven, 1110 Agency St, Burlington  
For More Information: Contact  The Broom Closet or 319-855-4013
Make Your Holiday Party a Success with Kempker's True Value & Rental
What:  From tables, chairs, linens, and settings to cooking essentials, you can buy what you want and rent what you need! View our catalog online.
Where: Kempker's True Value and Rental, 608 S 9 St, Burlington
For More Information: Call  Kempker's True Value & Rental at 319-752-1584 or visit
Wildlife Lakes Elk Farm 
What:  Purchase for yourself or give a holiday gift of elk meat products. All cuts available, and can be shipped.
Where: Wildlife Lakes Elk Farm,  13810 Washington Rd, West Burlington 
For More Information: Contact  Henry Bohlen or 319 7597548
The SPA Gift Certificate Special 
What:  Available daily at The SPA at Catfish Bend, buy a $100 Spa gift certificate and receive a $20 Spa gift certificate free.
When: Available in store during business hours
Where:  The Spa at Catfish Bend, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington 
For More Information: Call The Spa at  319-237-1271
Pig Out Freezer Meals 
What:  Pig Out is offering precooked frozen meals - packaged for individuals or families. Offerings include our Pig Out originals as well as specialty items that change weekly. Details and ordering can be found at
Where:  Pig Out, 510 Meadow St, Mediapolis 
For More Information: Contact  Pig Out, 319-394-9777, or visit
Memberships are Here
What:  We now offer 3 month and yearly memberships for up to 4 members. A membership will allow you to come play anytime our doors are open and receive 10% off one item every time you come to play.
When: Monday - Saturday, 9 AM - 6 PM; 7 PM store closes
Where:  Shug's Tiny Town, 3200 Agency St Ste 120, Burlington 
For More Information: Contact  Ashley, Store Manager, at 319-754-7484, visit shugstinytown, or Facebook
What:  Players Workshop welcomes the Christmas season with Ken Ludwig's award winning mystery-comedy, The Game's Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays. It is December 1936, and Broadway actor William Gillette, famed for his stage portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut "castle" for a weekend of fun. When one of the guests is murdered, the party in this isolated house of mirrors becomes dangerous, and it is up to Gillette (who assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes), to track down the killer before another victim appears.
When:  November 30, December 1, and December 6 - 8, 7:30 PM; December  2 and 9, 2 PM
Where:  Players Workshop, 1431 Grove St, Burlington   
For More Information: Call  Players Workshop at 319-753-6623, visit or Facebook 
What:  Join us at Bickel's to help make a child's Christmas extra special by donating a brand-new bicycle, helmet and/or disc golf at the 13th Annual Semi of Love toy drive. For your convenience, all bicycles and donations will be professionally assembled and delivered free of charge on December 1. Cash donations will also be accepted and combined to make additional purchases and contributions. Thank you for your support!
When:  Now - December 1
Where:  Bickel's Cycling and Fitness, 305 E Agency Rd, West Burlington
For More Information: Visit
What:  Karaoke fun! No cover, 21 and over show.
When:  December 1, 10 PM
Where:  The Boogaloo Sports Bar and Grille, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information:  Contact Megan Bell or 319-237-4318
What:  Free concert open to the public by the Bel Canto Chorale, Shoquoquon Children's Choir and Southeast Iowa Brass Quintet. Speakers share the story of Christmas in nine lessons interspersed with songs by the choirs and instrumentalists. Enjoy an afternoon or evening renewing the reason for the coming holiday season with beautiful music by local performers.
When:  December 1, 7 PM; D ecember 2, 2 PM
Where:  First United Methodist Church, 421 Washington St, Burlington 
For More Information:  Call 319-759-4411 or visit
What:  The world of accounting can be intimidating. Whether you are a manager, business owner, or aspiring entrepreneur, you will need to know basic accounting. In this fun and interactive class, we will use the world of a child's lemonade stand to learn the language of accounting, to understand and apply financial terms like assets and liabilities, to learn the difference between profits and cash, how to build and read the three primary financial statements, and how to calculate financial ratios to track trends in your business. Learning accounting can be fun!
When:  Monday & Thursdays, December 3 - 13, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Where:  SCC Center for Business, 610 N 4 St, Burlington
For More Information: Contact  CBIZ, 319-208-5375 or visit
What:  Income tax, sales tax, payroll tax, and the list goes on for taxes your business pays. Discussion will center on the various business taxes, forms and ways to file and pay the taxes, and things you can do in your record keeping system to better understand and lessen your tax burden. Participants will receive all materials and are encouraged to bring specific questions.
When:  December 5, 1 - 4 PM
Where:  SCC Center for Business, 610 N 4 St, Burlington
For More Information: Contact  CBIZ, 319-208-5375 or visit
What:  Great River Diabetes Education's Coffee Talk quarterly support group for p eople with diabetes, and supportive family members and friends. There will be an opportunity to ask diabetes professionals questions, and participants are encouraged to bring a healthy recipe to share.  Reservations are required.     
When: December 6, 2 - 3 PM
Where: G reat River Family Medicine, 1225 S Gear Ave Ste 159, West Burlington
For More Information/To RSVP: C all 319-768-4165 or  email 
What:  Great River Diabetes Education offers four-week group diabetes classes every month.  Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or concerns. A physician referral for diabetes education is required. Diabetes educators will assess needs for specific information and skills, teach self-care and provide continuing help. Most insurance companies cover the fee for the class series. A family member or friend is encouraged to attend at no additional cost.
When: Begins December 6, 10 AM - 12 PM
Where:  Great River Health System, 1221 S Gear Ave, West Burlington
For More Information/To Register: Call 319-768-4165
What:  Burlington Kiwanis brings Santa to FunCity! Get pictures of you and the kids with Santa.
When: Saturdays and Sundays  November 24 - December 23; Saturdays 12 - 5 PM; Sundays 1 - 5 PM
Where:  Foyer by the Boogaloo Sports Bar and Grille, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington 
For More Information: Contact  Carole Halicki or 319-237-4275 
What:  Order online to get your biscuits fast. Need gift ideas? Check out our new shopping cart for Wake N Bake's new gift cards and Wake N Bake merchandise. Take a break from holiday stress with Wake N Bake!
Where:  Wake N Bake Breakfast Company, 713 Jefferson St, Burlington 
For More Information: Call  319-754-0494 or visit
What:  Great River Klein Center is among the top-rated nursing homes in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report.  U.S. News gave most facilities   two ratings   - overall quality of the home and short-stay rehabilitation. Great River Klein Center earned "high performing" - the top rating - in both categories. The 2018-2019 rankings are posted on the organization's website.
Where:  Great River Health System Klein Center, 1307 S Gear Ave, West Burlington
For More Information: Call  Melissa Jones, Director of  Marketing and Communications, at  319-768-3300
What:  Leadership, communication and organizational skills needed. Previous retail experience preferred. Competitive pay and benefits offered.
When: Apply now
Where:  Huffman's Farm and Home, 201 E Agency Rd, West Burlington
For More Information: Visit our Farm and Home Store or email your resume
What:  Keep inventory organized and stocked in your assigned area specifically in the clothing area. Use POS system to manage inventory and order/transfer as necessary. Learn cash register and help checkout customers. Retail experience preferred.
When: Apply now
Where:  Huffman's Farm and Home, 201 E Agency Rd, West Burlington
For More Information: Visit our Farm and Home Store or email your resume
What: T he Turf dome being constructed next to the Burlington Regional RecPlex is nearing completion. The company that is installing  it is in need of labor to help complete the installation. They need help in a general labor sense, no specific skills are required. They will pay $17/hour for 2 days work - on November 30 and December 1. If interested, please call Brian or Jenny at Temp Associates at 319-754-8857.



Brenda's Chuckwagon

Julie Andrews Allstate Agency

The Outpost Bar & Grill


SunnyBrook Assisted Living
December 5
4 PM

Greater Burlington Partnership
December 8
7:15 - 9 AM

Burlington Golf Club
December 10
5 - 7 PM

Downtown Burlington
December 13
 6 - 8 PM

Downtown Burlington
December 15
10 AM - 2 PM

Thursdays until Christmas
6 - 8 PM

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