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December 2, 2014

Dozens of storefronts in downtown Burlington will come to life on Thursday, December 11 for the 16th annual Living Windows celebration. The event takes place all along Jefferson Street from 6 to 8 PM and includes carolers, crafts, puppet shows, decorations, ice sculpting, free horse drawn trolley rides, and more. Santa will also be in his cottage in Nancy Neafie Park, Sixth & Jefferson Sts.

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December 2, 2014

The jolly old elf himself will be greeting visitors in downtown Burlington this season at Nancy Neafie Park on the corner of Sixth and Jefferson. Santa will be at his cottage during the Holiday Shop Hops on Thursdays from 6 to 8 PM, including the night of Living Windows on December 11. Cameras are welcome. Letters to Santa can be left in the mail slot at his cottage. 

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November 20, 2014

One of the region’s favorite events, downtown Burlington’s Lighted Holiday Parade will take place Saturday, November 29 at 5 PM. Dozens of floats and entries will participate in this year’s parade, with the theme of “A Christmas Wish.” A special visitor from the North Pole will also be on hand. The parade begins at Eighth and Jefferson and proceeds east down Jefferson to Main Street.

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November 11, 2014

There is still time for area businesses, schools, churches and organizations to enter the annual Lighted Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 29. This year’s theme is “A Christmas Wish.” Parade entry forms can be downloaded on the Downtown Events section of the Greater Burlington Partnership website, www.greaterburlington.com, or call Downtown Partners at 319-752-6365. 

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November 11, 2014

Last week the Greater Burlington Partnership was honored with a visit from Cadets and Instructors from the United States Military Academy at West Point who are anxious to learn about the strategic economic development value of rail transportation vs. short haul trucking from a commercial perspective. Additionally, they were interested in details for commercialization of the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant’s (IAAAP) underutilized facilities and the potential for industrial development under the Armament Retooling and Manufacturing Support (ARMS) Program.

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November 3, 2014

A guided walking tour of the façade project in downtown Burlington will be held on Sunday, November 9 at 1 PM. Representatives of Downtown Partners and Klingner & Associates will discuss the work taking place to rehab 16 buildings in three blocks on Jefferson St. Meet in front of the Art Center, 301 Jefferson; the tour is free and open to the public.

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October 23, 2014

Greater Burlington Partnership received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Partnering for the Future in the category of Multi-Year Economic Development for communities with populations of 25,000 - 200,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). 

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October 21, 2014

Ghosts and goblins will have a chance to haunt downtown Burlington on Thursday, October 30. Downtown trick or treat hours are from 4 to 6 PM, with treats available at dozens of participating merchants. 

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October 16, 2014

Area businesses, schools, churches and organizations are encouraged to participate in the annual Lighted Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 29. This year’s theme is “A Christmas Wish.” Parade entry forms can be downloaded on the Downtown Events section of the Greater Burlington Partnership website, www.greaterburlington.com, or call Downtown Partners at 319-752-6365. 

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October 6, 2014

The Business Retention and Expansion Committee of the Greater Burlington Partnership held their annual Manufacturers’ Appreciation Luncheon today at the Pzazz Resort Complex.  Over 160 people were on hand to celebrate the 2014 Manufacturers Day and congratulate Winegard as the Manufacturer of the Year for Des Moines County. 

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