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Indee Door Print-Back by Popular Demand

Monday, December 16th, 2013

INDEPENDENCE Door Print

Absolutely Indee

Back by Popular Demand!
Limited Time Only!

Just in time for Christmas, the INDEPENDENCE Door Print has been re-released due to popular demand.  Only 50 prints are available, with 30 unframed for $35.00 and 20 framed for $85.00; numbers 151-199.  This makes for a wonderful last minute Christmas gift!  Proceeds from the door prints benefit Absolutely Indee, a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize, create and implement marketing strategies that compliment and promote community visioning designed to inform current and prospective citizens on the qualities and benefits of living in the Independence, Iowa area.  Call the Independence Area Chamber of Commerce to purchase yours just in time for Christmas at 319-334-7178 or stop by the office at 112 1st St. E., Independence.

The Doors…

1)      Mental Health Institute

Opened in 1873     2277 Iowa Ave

2)      Baggage Room – Illinois Central Railroad Depot

Highway 150 N.

3)      St. James Episcopal Church

202 – 2nd Ave NE

4)      Buchanan County Courthouse

Commissioned in 1857     210 – 5th Ave NE

5)      Daniel S. Lee Mansion (the home of Independence’s first mayor – 1864)

817 First Street East

6)      Independence Post Office

200 – 2nd Ave NE

Proceeds from the Doors project benefit Absolutely Indee.

 

NEW-2013 Map of Amish Country, Hazleton, Iowa

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

2013 Amish Country Map, Hazleton, Iowa

Amish Stores Listing, Page 1

Amish Stores Listing, Page 2

Amish Maps are provided by the Hazleton Commercial Club

PO Box 363, Hazleton, Iowa 50641

319-636-2854 or 319-636-2243

ANNUAL CHAMBER GOLF OUTING POSTPONED TO JUNE 28TH

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Due to unfavorable weather conditions, the Independence Area Chamber of Commerce has postponed the Annual Chamber Golf Outing from Friday, May 31st to Friday, June 28th, 2013.  The Annual Chamber Golf Outing will be held at Three Elms Golf Course in Independence with morning and afternoon tee-times available.  Lunch will be provided, along with prizes and contests.  Call the Chamber today at 319-334-7178 to sign up for the rescheduled Annual Chamber Golf Outing on Friday, June 28th.

2013 4th of July Parade Entry Form

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

 

2013 4th of July Parade 

 

 Hosted by the

Independence Area Chamber of Commerce

 

Theme: Independence: There’s No Place Like Home

 

Welcome to our 153nd  Parade Celebration! Please complete and return the bottom portion of this official entry form with the applicable entry fee by Monday, June 24th to guarantee your position in the parade lineup.

 

The entrance fee is $10 for the first vehicle or walking group, and $5 for each additional vehicle or walking group.  Please make checks payable to: Independence Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

All entries will be judged this year and plaques will be awarded

based on the following criteria:

 

Best Use of Theme

Best Decorated

Best Promotion of the City

Most Creative                          

Best Overall

 

 

 

Entries must be received by June 24th, 2013

Please return your completed entry form with your check made payable to the Independence Area Chamber of Commerce:

 

 

4th of July Parade

Independence Area Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 104

Independence, Iowa 50644

 

 

 

Keep the above portion for your records – Return the bottom portion.

 PARADE ENTRY FORM                   PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT LEGIBLY

 

Name of Entry (business, group or individual) ______________________________________________________________

 

Type of Entry/Vehicle ___________________________________                      Music (yes/no) ______

 

Additional Vehicles ____________                                # of Adults ________         # of Children ________

 

Responsible Person______________________________________________

Contact Phone ________________________

 

Mailing Address _____________________________________________________________________________________

 

Email _____________________________________________________________

 

PLEASE PRINT A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE ENTRY

 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

My signature below is my bond that I understand the rules and guidelines for the 2012 4th of July Parade and warrant that my/our entry will fully comply.

 

Responsible Person ____________________________________________  Date Signed_____________________

Entry fee and entry form must be mailed together

 

SAFETY RULES & GUIDELINES

 

 

1. Parade officials will inspect all entries and reserve the right to eliminate any entry that is in violation of these rules.

 

2. The 2013 Parade will start from City Hall and end at the Buchanan County Fairgrounds.  Line-up will start along 4th Avenue NE on the west side of St. John’s Church at 6:00 a.m.  Entrants should be in the line-up no later than 8:00 a.m.—the parade will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

 

3. Once your entry has started along the parade route, no one may board your float.

 

4. Cover all open wheels for safety (so marchers cannot snag clothing or be pulled under wheels).

 

5. Your entry may not exit the parade route before the end of the parade.

 

6. No alcohol is allowed. Independence Open Container law will be strictly enforced.

 

7. For public safety, nothing may be thrown from your entry—candy, eggs, water balloons, super soakers, or other objects.  Candy and/or small gift items may be handed out along the parade route.

 

8. Entries with children under the age of 19 must have one (1) adult per five (5) children. 

 

9. All entries must have clear identification signage.

 

10. Changes in the parade line-up will be at the sole discretion of the parade officials.

2013 Annual Golf Outing

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

 

INDEPENDENCE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

2013 ANNUAL GOLF OUTING

 

Please join us on Friday, May 31, 2013

Three Elms Golf Course

 

 Morning and Afternoon Tee Times Available

Check in @ 7:30 AM    Shotgun Tee Off @ 8:15 AM

LUNCH SERVED 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Check in @12:30 PM    Shotgun Tee Off @ 1:30 PM

4 Person Best Shot       Lots of Great Door Prizes!

Everyone is invited to join us!

$50 General Admission   $45 Chamber Member

 

Business Name:__________________________          

 

GOLFERS:                                                           

1_____________________________                 2_____________________________      

3_____________________________                 4_____________________________    

Please indicate tee-time choice:  Morning ____    Afternoon ____

Number of carts needed? ____ ($24 per cart-$12 per person)

Please indicate quantity of:

____ Golfers at Chamber Member Rate $45                   $_______

____ Golfers at Non-Chamber Member Rate $50           $_______

____ Golf carts needed at $24 per cart                            $_______

____ Golf cart trail fee at $6 per cart                               $_______

 

                                        Total Amount Due/Enclosed $_____________

 

All payments for registration and cart rental or trail fees should be made to the

Independence Area Chamber of Commerce

 

To register send this form to the Chamber at PO Box 104 or email to: indycommerce@indytel.com

 

 Please Return Registration and Payment By: Friday, May 17th, 2013

 

CONTESTS!     PRIZES!     GREAT FUN!