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May 15, 2015

The Greater Burlington Sports Commission, a sub-committee of the Greater Burlington Convention & Visitors Bureau, is currently accepting applications from tourism sporting event partners to secure a $50,000 state grant. 

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May 11, 2015

Volunteers of all ages are invited to help plant flowers in downtown Burlington on Saturday, May 16 at 9 AM, meeting at Nancy Neafie Park at Sixth & Jefferson. Funding for purchasing and maintaining the downtown flowers is generously provided by the John H. Witte, Jr. Foundation. For more information, contact Downtown Partners at 319-752-6365.

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May 11, 2015

Get ready for great cycling action in downtown Burlington at the 33rd annual Snake Alley Criterium on Memorial Day weekend. The excitement begins with the Burlington Road Races, finishing in the 300 block of N. Main in the evening on Friday, May 22. Afterwards, join in the fun with live music and refreshments during Friday Fest at the Port of Burlington. 

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April 24, 2015

Chelsea Tolle, Executive Director Greater Burlington Convention & Visitors Bureau is one of 17 graduates of the first Iowa Tourism Leadership Institute that was held in April. The institute was initiated to offer the state’s tourism professionals an opportunity to expand their leadership knowledge and skills.

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April 23, 2015

Southeastern Community College (SCC) will be hosting the Southeast Iowa Regional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Festival (STEMFest) at its West Burlington campus on April 25, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 2 PM.  SCC is partnering with the Southeast Iowa STEM Hub, local businesses and manufacturers and educators for the event.

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April 21, 2015

With Main Street Iowa and the Iowa Economic Development Authority, Downtown Partners is launching the Open 4 Business competition to give entrepreneurs a chance to try out their business ideas for downtown Burlington. 

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April 21, 2015

 KPI Concepts, Inc., founded and headquartered in West Burlington, Iowa, has officially acquired the Antennacraft facility in West Burlington with plans to expand KPI’s footprint by moving some if its existing operations into the facility.

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April 7, 2015

Downtown Partners is hosting a Commercial Space Open House on Sunday, April 19 from noon to 4 PM. People interested in relocating, expanding, or opening a business in downtown Burlington will be able to visit available spaces and discuss the commercial opportunities with knowledgeable representatives. The Commercial Space Open House...
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April 6, 2015

Southeast Iowa high school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur during the 1st Iowa’s Next Big Thing Youth Entrepreneur Challenge. This new initiative will be hosted by the Entrepreneurship committee of the Greater Burlington Partnership in coordination with Iowa Workforce Development, Southeastern Community College and the Jacobson Institute.

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March 30, 2015

A record-setting seven business plans were submitted for the first round of judging in the 8th annual Des Moines County Business Plan Competition. Of those seven, four business plans have been invited to participate in the final round. In no particular order the following will be competing in the final round: Ann March, Bark & Play Doggie Daycare; Heather Lange, Heather Lange Designs; Lorraine Guerra and Tammy Adams, Majestic Venue; Jeff and Monti Wagenbach, JWinsulators.

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