• Jackson County awarded one of Iowa’s Great Places

    With Jackson County being awarded one of Iowa’s Great Places, Bellevue is gaining notable recognition as a great destination.

    As one of Iowa’s Great Places, the town has been awarded the opportunity to expand walking and biking trails, plus reconstruct sidewalks in the downtown district.

    For more information about the Jackson County Great Places Award, go to



  • Cities with the Best Mississippi Riverfronts Named

    St. Louis, MO – July 2012.

    Davenport’s riverfront continues to rake in the honors — this time earning a spot on Big River Magazine’s list of The Top Six Best Inviting Riverfronts along the Mississippi.

    The Davenport riverfront was ranked No. 2 in the July/August issue of the regional magazine, behind Minneapolis. Making the rest of the list were: Lake City, Minn., at No. 3; LaCrosse, Wis., No. 4 and Bellevue and Guttenberg, Iowa, tied at No. 5.

    Reggie McLeod, the publisher and editor of Big River Magazine, said the most inviting riverfronts were chosen by author Dean Klinkenberg, who has written a series of travel books under his Mississippi Valley Traveler brand. McLeod said the impetus for the story was a list that Klinkenberg first published on his website of the nicest and least nice riverfronts. But the Big River story “only features the nicest” riverfronts.

    The criteria included three qualities: a riverfront that is scenic; a riverfront that is easy to reach; and “once you are there, you have something to do beyond staring at the river,” McLeod said.

    The recognition comes on the heels of Davenport’s selection last month as one of the top 11 riverfronts in the nation as determined by

  • Annual Chamber Expo

    The Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Chamber Expo on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 4-8 pm at the Grand River Center.

    The theme for this year's expo is The Chamber Expo: Your Passport to Success.  

    This event sees attendees from four other area chambers along with their members.  Last year's Chamber Expo saw 100 booths and approximately 300 outside attendees attend the event.

    Click here for more details: Chamber Expo Info



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