Greater Burlington Partnership
Burlington
West Burlington
West Burlington, Iowa

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Committees

The Greater Burlington Partnership committees are formed by volunteers who work to promote participation in Partnership events and activities. Their support and commitment contribute to the success of Partnership.

To view the committee details, click on the committee that interest you. If you would like to volunteer, go to Join A Committee.

Ambassadors extend a welcome during special events. Annually coordinates Business After Hours and Ribbon Cuttings and host the New Member Luncheon.  Meets the second Thursday of each month September-May at 8 AM.

Greater Burlington Leadership plans and executes the leadership program.  Develops curriculum, secures speakers and reviews applications for the program.  Meets the 3rd Monday at 4 PM, as needed.

Government Relations develops legislative statements and plans trips to Des Moines and Washington D.C.; hosts Eggs n' Issues breakfast forums and candidate forums for local elections. Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 AM.

Business Retention/Expansion conducts existing industry calls and coordinates the small business and manufacturer's appreciation events. Committee members actively participate in the existing industry calls and understand the importance of confidentiality. Meets the 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 AM.

Entrepreneurship administers the annual business plan competition and works with area stakeholders to market events and workshops for budding entrepreneurs. The committee members share information regarding upcoming entrepreneurial events and actively promote the business plan competition. 

Greater Burlington Young Professionals is a social networking organization that provides opportunities to foster relationships with peers and to promote the personal and professional development of our members. The Leadership Council meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 12 PM, August - May.

Future Workforce coordinates the 5th and 8th grade career fairs and focuses on developing our youth for future careers. There is representation on the committee from industry, government agencies, the private sector, and from temporary staffing agencies. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4 PM.

Downtown Development works on issues devoted to Downtown Burlington including redevelopment of buildings, attraction of businesses and upper story use. Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 12 PM.

Downtown Design focuses on the visual quality of the Downtown, including improvements to building facades, signs, window displays, landscaping, streetscape and litter control. Meets the last Wednesday of the month at 11:30 AM.

Downtown Marketing and Promotion coordinates retail, special events, and image campaigns for the Downtown. This committee is devoted to creating unique shopping experiences and activities. Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 8 AM.

Annual Dinner and Fundraiser plans the annual meeting for the members of the Greater Burlington Partnership. This event features dinner, a silent auction and fundraiser. Meets October - March, as needed.

Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic coordinates a fun day on the course where members are encouraged to bring customers and vendors while raising funds for the Chamber of Commerce. Meets May - August, as needed.

Farmers Market plans and organizes the weekly Farmers Market at the Port of Burlington that takes place every Thursday 4:30 - 7:30 PM, from May through September.  Meets the first Monday of each month at 1 PM, as needed.

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