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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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October 2, 2014

The topic of business incentives is an awkward one for the Partnership. With 700 Chamber of Commerce members, the organization represents a very solid share of the local business community. That said, fewer than 10% will ever qualify for a standard economic development incentive program. And yet this office is charged with pulling together the right incentive packages at the right time to launch the right project. 

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September 19, 2014

Shearer’s Foods will soon break ground on a $33 million expansion project at it’s Burlington, Iowa plant, adding as many as 83 new jobs.

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September 11, 2014

A special end of season Riverfront Farmers Market will be held on Jefferson Street on Thursday, September 18 from 5 to 7 PM in downtown Burlington. The street market takes place in the 400 and 500 blocks and will feature fresh produce, meat, baked goods, eggs, honey, crafts, food and sodas, free family entertainment, and more.

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September 10, 2014

The Red Hot Flashes of Burlington, a chapter of the Red Hat Society, will host the Iowa Red Hat convention September 26-28. This group will welcome approximately 150 Red Hat ladies from various areas of Iowa 
and surrounding states.

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September 9, 2014

Greater Burlington welcomes back two river boats, the American Queen and the Queen of the Mississippi. The Convention and Visitors Bureau, a division of the Greater Burlington Partnership, together with the dedicated Port of Burlington Welcome Center Ambassadors, will host two remaining dockings for the American Queen in 2014. 

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September 5, 2014

Did you miss the opportunity to participate in the Spring Wine & Beer Walk? Here is your last opportunity for 2014!  Join us Downtown Burlington on September 26 at 5 PM for an evening of wine, beer and food sampling.  

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September 3, 2014

What is “144 Envelopes?” In the coming weeks, Downtown Partners volunteers will be approaching area individuals and businesses for a unique fundraiser. 

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