For More Information: Contact Dustin Roth or 319-208-0048
What:   The Greater Burlington Partnership is coordinating efforts with the State of Iowa and the Small Business Administration to assess the impact on our businesses and community from the COVID-19 crisis. The Iowa Economic Development Authority needs information to better provide assistance to those affected. Your participation in this survey will help shape the IEDA response in the days ahead.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey to share how your business is being affected. The information gathered in this survey is vital to aid State of Iowa officials in crafting more targeted assistance to Iowa businesses and organizations affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The information gathered in this survey will remain confidential. You may receive a duplicate survey from another source. It is only necessary to complete one survey.
When:  Deadline to complete the survey is March 23, 5 PM
What:  Even though restaurants are now closed, your favorite foods are just a click away. Check out Greater Burlington Delivers for a list of local restaurants and businesses with delivery or pick up. See the full Chamber of Commerce Member list at Help get the word out and share with your friends.
For More Information: Contact Dustin Roth or 319-208-0048
What:  Greater Burlington Partnership is dedicated to our community and the businesses that lead and drive this wonderful place we call home. In response to the constant changes due to the threat of COVID-19, please think of us as a resource for communication. Send us any event cancellations, postponements or notifications about your business you would like relayed. We will also update our event calendar regularly.
Where: Greater Burlington Partnership, 610 N 4 St, Burlington
For More Information: Contact Belinda Colwell or 319-208-0042
What:  Kempker's True Value has tents with sidewalls available for use in the processing and checking in of personnel before granting access into facilities in certain industries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
When: Available now
Where:  Kempker's True Value, 608 S 9 St, Burlington
For More Information:  Call Kempker's True Value at 319-752-1584 or email
What:  The Domestic Violence Intervention Program understands that for many victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, staying at home during the COVID-19 quarantine might not be the safest option. For that reason, DVIP will be posting a series of suggestions that can make you feel a little bit safer if this happens to be your situation. Our first suggestion is to create a safety plan, or a personalized, practical plan to remain safe while in a relationship, planning to leave, or after you leave. We can help talk you through this process via our 24/7 hotline at 800-373-1043.
Where:  Domestic Violence Intervention Program,1616 Dill St, Burlington
For More Information:  Contact Alta Medea-Peters, 319-930-2030 or visit
What:   Great River Health is working with Des Moines County Public Health, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent or contain COVID-19 (coronavirus) in southeast Iowa. For current information on visiting restrictions, access to care, cancellations and more, visit For 
COVID-19 questions, call the Iowa Department of Public Health by dialing 211.
Where:  Great River Health, 1221 S Gear Ave, West Burlington
For More Information:  Call Melissa Jones, Director of Marketing and Communications, at 319-768-3300.
What:   The Salvation Army is committed to serving this community while our nation is going through these uncertain times. Please visit to see our nationwide response to Coronavirus COVID-19.
Where:  The Salvation Army, 216 Columbus Dr, Burlington
For More Information:  Call The Salvation Army at 319-753-2038
What:  Effective immediately and in order to provide maximum health protection of its employees, the Commission requests that the public minimize in-person visits to Area Recyclers office and the Landfill. Saturday appliance hours at Area Recyclers are discontinued until such time we can resume them. Please consider delaying your trip to discard appliances, electronics, or household hazardous materials until local health restrictions are lifted. There are no changes to landfill hours, our curbside recycling program, or our public drop off locations.
Where:  Des Moines County Regional Solid Waste Commission, 1818 West Burlington Ave, Burlington
For More Information:  Contact Darven Kendell or 319-753-8126
What:  Billions of dollars in federal aid in response to the coronavirus will be distributed based on census data. Census forms will be mailed to every household by March 20. You can complete the census via online, phone, or mail. The census provides data for federal spending formulas that Iowa communities count on - it is imperative every head is accounted for to make sure dollars are funneled appropriately to help pay for public services and public works, in addition to the aforementioned federal aid.
For More Information/To Take Census:  Visit
What:  Square Appointments, Retail, Restaurants, Loyalty, Team Management, Payroll, Marketing, and Square Online Store will automatically have subscription fees refunded for the month of March. Square has also just released a curbside pickup option through the Square Online Store, and will release a local delivery feature this week. Curbside pickup and delivery fees for the next three months will also be waived.
For More Information:  Visit
What: With Main Street Iowa and the Iowa Economic Development Authority, DPI presents the Open 4 Business competition for a for-profit business locating in downtown Burlington. Chosen local applicants will pitch their business concepts, with the winner competing to be a semifinalist in May for a chance at $8,000. Five finalists will present their ideas in a statewide contest in July for up to an additional $20,000 in funding.
When: Deadline to apply is April 2
To Apply: To apply for the Open 4 Business competition, visit or contact Downtown Partners at 319-208-0056.
The Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to host Gus Macker - Burlington once again on the Mississippi Riverfront. Save the date for August 1 - 2, 2020. This event wouldn't be possible without the many community businesses that sponsor the weekend of basketball action. Multiple price point opportunities are available for your business to consider. Reach out to Chelsea Lerud to learn how your business can participate in this fun, family friendly event. Learn more about the 2020 Gus Macker at
What:  Eggs & Issues scheduled for this Saturday, March 21, is cancelled. Thank you for being understanding and flexible.
Where: Greater Burlington Partnership, 610 N 4 St, Burlington
For More Information: Contact Rachel Lindeen or 319-208-0046
What:  Beth Fleming, Divisional Director of Bickford Senior Living, is the recipient of the 2020 Woman of Distinction, presented by Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.  The Woman of Distinction event recognizes a member of the community who represents the ideals of Girl Scouting.
When: Rescheduled to June 18, 2020
Where:  Comfort Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 1780 Stonegate Center Dr, Burlington
For More Information:  Contact Joyce Vance or 319-752-3639 x 416
What:  Totally new production that brings four of the nation's greatest a cappella acts together for audiences to experience their greatest and best-known hits. Come enjoy this high-energy musical celebration of contemporary a cappella conceived and arranged by the vocal producer for Pitch Perfect and The Sing-Off, Deke Sharon.
Where:  Burlington Memorial Auditorium, 200 N Front St, Burlington
For More Information/Tickets:  Call 319-752-0336 or visit
What:  The Domestic Violence Intervention Program is hosting a victim/survivor support group. This education and support group is open to all victim/survivors in the Greater Burlington area.
When:  First Thursday of every month, 1 - 2 PM - CALL FOR APRIL RESCHEDULE DATE
Where:  Apple Trees, 1616 Dill St, Burlington
For More Information:  Call 319-850-0489
What:  Terry Peterson and John Ramsey will be here to discuss the remarkable decoys that were carved here in Burlington. Highly sought after by collectors, Burlington Decoys are important enough that Burlington native Hal Sorenson wrote a definitive book about them. Come to the Heritage Museum to learn more!
Where:  Des Moines County Heritage Center, 501 N 4 St, Burlington; Columbia St entrance.
For More Information:  Contact Julie Martineau or 319-752-7449 
What:  Watch five celebrity "artists" bring their creativity, brushes and competitive spirit for our very first Celebrity Battle of the Brushes: Live Painting Competition! The Celebrities are Dr. Michael Abouassaly, Dr. Michael Ash, Pat Coen, Donna Logan, and Ann Menke, who will paint an original piece of art in front of a live audience. Each celebrity will then auction off their own painting. Money raised will go towards operating expenses of the Art Center of Burlington to help us continue to thrive by offering quality gallery exhibits, classes for all ages, opportunities for artists, etc. Tickets are $20/person in advance, or $25 at the door. Wine, beer, and food will be available to purchase. Thank you to L.J. Roth Restoration Service for sponsoring this event.
Where:  Burlington Memorial Auditorium, 200 N Front St, Burlington
For More Information/Tickets:  Call 319-754-8069, or visit Facebook for more information
What:  Registration is now open for the 25th annual Great River Bridge Race! Options for 10K, 5K, and Bridge Walk make this a fun event for the entire family. Games and live entertainment following the race. The first 500 entries receive a commemorative gym bag!
Where:  Port of Burlington, 200 Front St, Burlington 
For More Information:  Visit Facebook
What:  If your child will be four years old on or before September 15, 2020, he/she is eligible to attend the free Grayhound Preschool Program.
When:  Registering now for 2020-2021 school year
Where:  Administration, 1429 West Ave, Burlington 
For More Information:  Call the District Administration Building at 319-753-6791 for information about registration.
What:  We still have a few slips available, boats ready for sale and our technicians on duty to make sure your ship is ready to go. Stop in and see how we make boating easy!
Where:  Bluff Harbor Marina, 800 N Front St, Burlington 
For More Information:  Contact John Archer or 319-753-2590
What:  When a car is dropped off for repairs, we offer loaner vehicles to people who do not have an extra car to drive or do not have rental insurance. Rental insurance is cheap and affordable to add to your existing plan if you do not have it. Valid driver's license and full coverage insurance required.
Where:  Collision Center, 4000 W Mt Pleasant St, West Burlington
For More Information:  Call 319-754-4002 
What:  First floor office in Heritage Trust's Historic Apple Trees in Perkins Park. Lease is $100 per month including utilities and shared use of the large meeting room.
When:  May 16, 10 AM
Where:  Apple Trees, 1616 Dill St, Burlington 
For More Information:  Call Dennis Wilson at 319-753-6929 
US Census Jobs
What: P art-time, temporary positions that start at $17.50 an hour with flexible schedules set by each individual. These flexible, good paying jobs can be appropriate for individuals without work, those who have been affected by employer layoffs or closures due to 
COVID-19, and individuals who work full-time jobs, as well as anyone in between, and in any profession. 
When: Now hiring
To Register/Apply: Visit, call 1-855-JOB-2020 or visit Facebook





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