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August 7, 2014

The Greater Burlington Convention & Visitors Bureau released the 2015 Community Event Funding application on August 1. Organizations are encouraged to apply for the funding if they coordinate an event that brings visitors to the community who stay in hotels and shop locally.

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August 5, 2014

In addition to its regular fare of local produce, baked goods, food, and crafts, the Riverfront Farmers Market will hold a jalapeño eating contest on Thursday, August 14 during the market at the Port of Burlington. Contestants will have three minutes to eat as many peppers as they can; only one can be eaten in the first minute.

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August 5, 2014

The Greater Burlington Partnership was honored to celebrate the grand opening of Cobo International’s new technology center on June 19.  Covering 8,000 square feet, this new technology center will primarily be used as a mechatronics engineering lab – a process which brings together multiple engineering disciplines, including electrical and mechanical engineering, to create new products and the software to operate those innovations.

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August 4, 2014

Downtown Partners wraps up its summer outdoor movie season on Saturday, August 9 with 42, the story of baseball great Jackie Robinson.  The film, sponsored by TD&T, will be shown at the 5 & V Downtown Cinema on the side of Drake Hardware and Software at Fifth and Valley Streets in downtown Burlington. Admission is free, though donations are accepted.

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August 4, 2014

68 interns participated in the third summer interns program. With an event nearly every week of the summer, these future young professionals were given the opportunity to network and have fun through a variety of outlets.

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August 1, 2014

Nominations are being accepted through September 8 for the 2014 Manufacturer of the Year Award. Help us honor Des Moines County manufacturers by nominating a manufacturer.  

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July 31, 2014

Site Location Partnership (SLP), a Dallas-based site selection consulting firm, announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide business recruitment marketing services to the Greater Burlington Partnership (GBP) and work is already underway. Under the terms of the agreement, SLP’s Economic Development Practice will assist GBP in promoting Greater Burlington and attracting job-creating expansion or relocation projects.

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July 16, 2014

Southeast Iowa representatives traveled to the nation’s capital in July for the annual D.C. Summit. The delegation, comprised of leaders from both business and government, met with Senators Harkin and Grassley and Representative Loebsack.

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July 15, 2014

Sponsorships are available for the 15th Annual Regional Manufacturers Appreciation Golf Outing to be held on October 7 at Spirit Hollow Golf Course. For $100 your company will receive recognition at the hole of your choice as well as your company’s name printed on all event material. Donations are also appreciated. Golfer registration and sponsorship forms are available at www.greaterburlington.com. 

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July 14, 2014

The clubs are coming out for the 15th Annual Chamber Golf Classic on August 28 at the Burlington Golf Club.  Golfers and sponsors alike are excited for this year’s event.

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