PARTNERSHIP NEWS
What:  Beginning today visit Greater Burlington.com and select the Member Spotlight button on the homepage to learn about Big River Resources. From the moment you walk out the door to start your day, Big River Resources is helping drive your life.  Watch the member spotlight video and 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
Kick off your holiday season with a favorite event - downtown Burlington's Holiday Open House from 12 -  4 PM on November 11. Get a head start on holiday gift buying, sample food and refreshments, and register at 19 participating businesses for the giveaway of $1000 in Downtown Dollars. 
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 November 20 at 12 PM. Friday Facts will be sent out on November 21. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Belinda Colwell or 319-208-0042.
Plans for the holiday season are already underway in Downtown Burlington! Area businesses, schools, churches and organizations are encouraged to participate in Downtown Partners' annual Lighted Holiday Parade on November 24. This year's theme is "Winter Wonderland." Download the parade entry forms here. Cash prizes for the top three entries.
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:  Please join us for our Christmas Open House, where we will have a registration for door prizes, poinsettia drawings every 15 minutes, refreshments, and discounts throughout the store. We look forward to seeing you!
When:  November 11, 11 AM - 4 PM
Where:  Ritter's Inc., 924 Broadway St, West Burlington 
For More Information: Call 319-752-3679
What:  The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present their upcoming 45-minute Kidsymphony concert, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, under the direction of conductor Robert McConnell, with special host Jessica Mitcheltree. Come enjoy the magic and majesty of symphonic music in a concert designed especially for kids of all ages. All audience members are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Harry Potter costume. It is very entertaining, educational, and it is free of charge for all kids, adults $5.
When:  November 10, 4:30 PM
Where:  Capitol Theater, 211 N 3 St, Burlington 
For More Information: Visit  seiso.us  
What: Dine in or carry out for  $5, $7 for delivery. Proceeds go to coats for kids program. Also taking donations of gently used or new coats. Call to have your meal delivered or if you have a donation that needs picked up.
When:  November 14, 11:30 AM - 1 PM
Where:  SunnyBrook Assisted Living, 5175 West Ave, Burlington
For More Information: Call  Ashlee Hoskins at 319-470-3377 
What:  Join us for the re-grand 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, semi formal 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 Strich 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-See PCIT Tab) 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 are 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 Burlington and 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 our Mobile App, you can view and pay your bill, 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 
MEMBER REMINDERS
What:  West Burlington High School Blood Drive
When:  November 9, 7:45 - 11:45 AM
Where:  Junior High Gym, 408 W Van Weiss Blvd, West Burlington
To Donate: E mail Jenna Amenell

What:  Des Moines County Catholics Blood Drive
When:  November 12, 1:30 - 5:15 PM
Where:  St. John's Community Center, 700 Division St, Burlington
To Donate: C all Kathy Cahill at 319-759-3096

What:  Enterprise Rent A Car Blood Drive
When:  November 14, 11:30 AM - 2 PM
Where:  MVRBC Mobile Unit, 2209 N Roosevelt Ave, Burlington
To Donate: C all Lucas Stevens at 319-754-1500
What:  20% off Christmas gifts and d├ęcor including ornaments, silk flowers and picks, garlands and wreaths. It's a magical time of year.
When:  November 9, 8 AM - 6 PM;  November 10, 8 AM - 3 PM;  November 11, 12 - 4 PM
Where:  Burlington in Bloom, 3214 Division St, Burlington
For More Information: Call  319-754-1616 
What:  Veterans Month Fundraiser at the Elks - join us for our Burlington Elks Lodge #84 Bingo, Brunch and Beverages. Just $5 gets you an all you can eat brunch, coffee and juices, plus your first Bingo sheet. Subsequent games and games without purchase of brunch cost one dollar per sheet, per game. Enjoy cash prizes, a fun, relaxed atmosphere and club drink specials. Bring your own lucky dauber or borrow one of ours. Brunch and Bingo net proceeds will go to our Veteran's programs. All Veterans will receive $1 off the price of their brunch (only one per Veteran).
When:  November 10, 10:30 AM - 4 PM b ingo; 10:30 AM - 1 PM b runch
Where:  Burlington Elks Lodge #84, 215 N 5 St, Burlington 
For More Information: Contact  Dana Johnston, 319-752-1155 or visit elks84.org
What:  Back by popular demand! You know him, you love him and he's back in the area for a special performance. Tickets on sale now; $10 in advance available at the front desk or by calling, $15 at the door.
When: November 10, 7 PM doors open; 8 PM Eric Pettit Lion; 9 PM Jake McVey
Where: Comfort Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 1780 Stonegate Center Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Call  Comfort Suites at 319-753-1300 
What:  Save up to 50% off on all in-stock flooring products, including ceramic/porcelain tile, luxury vinyl plank/tile, waterproof carpet, hardwood, and more.
When: Through November 10
Where:  Rheinschmidt's Flooring America, 1201 N Roosevelt Ave, Burlington
For More Information: Call  319-753-1611 
What:  Salute past and present military personnel. Free breakfast for all past and present military at Edgewater Grille, free $10 casino Free Play for all Players' Club members. Also stop by to sign the Military Salute Board and receive a free flag lapel pins while supplies last.
When:  November 12, 6 - 9 AM b reakfast at Edgewater; 9 - 10 AM F ree Play at Catfish Bend Casino
Where:  Catfish Bend Casino, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Contact  Carole Halicki or 319-237-4275 
What:  Big Church Night out is coming to Burlington Memorial Auditorium! Make plans to join David Crowder, Jordan Feliz, Sarah Reeves, Jamison Strain, and Brock Gill for this special night of music and worship
When:   November 15, 7 PM
Where:  Memorial Auditorium, 200 N Front St, Burlington
For More Information:  Email, call 319- 753-8111 x 3 or visit burlingtonriverfront.com
What:  At the Burlington Area YMCA we recognize that life is better when surrounded by friends. During this special, join the Y with a friend to save 20% for as long as you both remain members. This offer applies to both new and existing Y-Members.  #bettertogether
When:  Through November 17
Where:  Burlington YMCA, 2410 Mt Pleasant St, Burlington
For More Information:  Call 319-753-6734 or visit at burlingtony.org
What:  Bring the family and enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving Day brunch. Reservations required. Kids under 4 eat free with paid adult.
When:  November 22, 11 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 1 PM seatings. 
Where:  PZAZZ! Convention and Event Center, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information/Reservations: Call  319-753-2946 
What:  Come and support the Christmas parade! Ann from Bark & Play and Barb's Dog Obedience will be sharing a float - If you would like to walk along side with your dog, please join us.
When:  November 24, 5 - 8 PM
Where:  Downtown Burlington 
For More Information:  Email
What:  F & M Bank & Trust Navigator program is hosting Colin Wellenkamp, Executive Director for the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiatives. The program is free and open to the public; lunch will be served.
When:  November 27, 11:30 AM; 12 - 1 PM program
Where: Burlington Capital Theater, 211 N 3 St, Burlington
For More Information: Contact  Lisa Walsh or 319-754-2250
What:  Come out for a Night of Dueling Pianos by Fun Pianos at the newly renovated Burlington Train Depot. This adult community fundraiser supports local Scouting and career based Exploring programs. Social hour with snacks and desserts, music, comedy and cash bar available. This Dueling Pianos event raises the funds necessary to provide a full Scouting program to 2,700 Scouts in our local communities. The local council relies on donations, directly or through special events, to ensure each Scout is able to fully participate in the program.
When:  November 30, 7 - 10 PM; 7 PM  social hour; 8 PM music
Where:  Burlington Train Depot, 300 S Main St, Burlington
For More Information: Visit  mississippivalleybsa.org
What:  Kodiak Cakes box mixes are featured on page 86 of the November Hy-Vee Mega Ad. Buy your choice of pancake and waffle mix, muffin mix, brownie mix, or all-purpose baking mix for $4.99. 
When: Through December 2
Where:  Hy-Vee Health Market, 3140 Agency St, Burlington 
For More Information: Visit hy-vee.com 
What:  Jazz trio performing the original Grammy-winning soundtrack by Vince Guaraldi. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Pig Pen - the whole gang will delight fans of all ages with their endeavor to create a play and capture the true meaning of the holiday season. Don't miss this chance to see and perhaps "meet" Charlie and his friends.
When: December 7, 7:30 PM
Where: Burlington Memorial Auditorium, 200 N Front St, Burlington 
For More Information: Call 319-752-0336 or  email
What:  Kitchens Plus is offering a free sink base and free Pro Series Hardware package with every new $5,000 minimum cabinet purchase. Available on Dynasty by Omega, Homecrest and Waypoint cabinet lines. Offer valid on new purchases only; existing and past orders do not apply for this promotion. 
When: T hrough December 21; Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5 PM; Saturday 10 AM - 2 PM; evenings and Sunday by appointment
Where:  Kitchens Plus, 3615 Flint Ridge Dr, Burlington 
For More Information: Call  319-758-0045or email 
What:  At Universal Fitness, no matter what your fitness goals may be, our certified and professional staff are here to help you meet, and even exceed your fitness goals. With our wide variety of services from nutrition counseling, personal training, complimentary group classes, technology driven workout support, gym memberships, and more, we will help get you holiday ready, golden year ready, baby ready, post-baby ready, beach body ready, winter and spring sports season ready.  Whatever life may bring, at Universal Fitness we are ready to help you live your life healthy, strong and fit!
Where:  Universal Fitness, 2750 Mt Pleasant St Ste 104, Burlington
For More Information:  Call Universal Fitness at 319-208-1744 or email Kamyrn Ell
What:  When was the last time you updated your business lighting and got paid to do it? Call Energyficient to have a lighting professional come look at your lighting at no cost to you. We will make recommendations that will save you money on your electric bill every month, and your electric utility will help pay for the cost.
Where:  Energyficient Products, LLC, 407 N 4 Ste B, Burlington
For More Information:  Contact Kirk VanScoy or 319-671-3680 
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
What: Productions shifts available in Burlington and Fort Madison. We offer transportation to and from our Fort Madison location, so stop on by either of our locations. Be sure and 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 
What: Salaried, full time position. Successful applicant requirements: Minimum of Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.) in Early Childhood Education or Management, have extensive work experience in administrative functions, staff management, grant writing, budgets and public speaking experience.
When: Required to submit fully completed Agency application to Community Action of Southeast Iowa, 2850 Mt Pleasant St Ste 108, Burlington, IA 52601 by 4 PM on 
November 15, 2018.
Where: Applications available at any Agency location or online at caofseia.org
For More Information: Call Sandy Schafer at 319-753-0193  
What: Midwest Eye Clinic is changing and growing! To achieve our vision, we need a friendly, positive, creative, and outgoing team member to add to our optical team. Duties include styling patients in frames, selectively choosing lenses, ordering, frame repair, frame board management, marketing/graphic design, and a lot of patient interaction!  On the job training will be provided. This is a great full time position in a family friendly office.
When: Accepting resumes until November 9
Where: Midwest Eye Clinic, 3031 Flint Hills Dr, Burlington
For More Information/To Apply: Visit Midwest Eye Clinic in person or email your resume

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