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February 9, 2017

At the request of the business community, a variety of business and community leaders assembled during the month of January to investigate a number of issues relative to violent crime occurring within the Greater Burlington area. 

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February 1, 2017

Downtown Partners presents the third annual Chocoholic Frolic on Saturday, February 11. From 2 to 5 PM, samples of a wide variety of chocolate treats will be available at 16 shops and businesses in downtown Burlington.

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January 3, 2017

The Greater Burlington Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of the 10th annual Des Moines County Business Plan Competition on January 9, 2017. 

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December 23, 2016

Relying on a study by Gruen Gruen + Associates early this year that showed 1,500 net new housing units were needed by 2025 in Des Moines County, the Greater Burlington Partnership and Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission applied for and have received a designation from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) opening the door for new, qualifying residential development projects to access Iowa’s Workforce Housing Tax Credit Program. 

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December 12, 2016

The Community Foundation of Des Moines County has received its largest ever gift from the estate of Marvin R. Mickelson of Burlington.  The gift of $325,000 has created the Marvin R. Mickelson Fund and has been established to support a number of causes Mickelson found worthy.

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November 29, 2016

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today awarded $965,500 in Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants to 14 communities around the state. The grants will benefit local improvement projects such as façade upgrades and restoration, upper floor rehabilitation, building stabilization and repairs and remodeled spaces for expanding downtown businesses.  The announcements were made during a ceremony held at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.

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November 29, 2016

Dozens of storefronts in downtown Burlington will come to life on Thursday, December 8 for the 18th annual Living Windows celebration. The event takes place all along Jefferson Street from 6 to 8 PM and includes carolers, crafts, puppet shows, marshmallow roasting, ice sculpting, a festival of trees, free horse drawn trolley rides, and more.

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November 15, 2016

One of the region’s favorite events, downtown Burlington’s Lighted Holiday Parade will take place Saturday, November 26 at 5 PM.

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October 21, 2016

Ghosts and goblins will have a chance to haunt downtown Burlington on Friday, October 28. Downtown trick or treat hours are from 4 to 6 PM, with treats available at dozens of participating merchants.

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October 19, 2016

On behalf of the Chair of the Greater Burlington Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, K.C. Fleming, Great River Health Systems, “We are very excited that Greater Burlington, Snake Alley and the Snake Alley Criterium were selected as the cover of the 2017 Iowa Travel Guide.  Iowa is full of unique destinations and events and we are proud to have the opportunity to be on the cover.  It was fun seeing our community and friends of our community pull together on Facebook and vote Burlington to victory!”

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