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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 Promotion of the City
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.
Name of Entry (business, group or individual) ______________________________________________________________
Type of Entry/Vehicle ___________________________________ Music (yes/no) ______
Additional Vehicles ____________ # of Adults ________ # of Children ________
Contact Phone ________________________
Mailing Address _____________________________________________________________________________________
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.
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!
$50 General Admission $45 Chamber Member
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Return Registration and Payment By: Friday, May 17th, 2013
CONTESTS! PRIZES! GREAT FUN!
Buchanan County “GrowthCLUB 101″ 90-Day Business Planning Workshop with Steve Wilson
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Independence, IA in the Chamber of Commerce Conference Room
Did you know that only 3% of the US businesses have a written plan? …And yet those 3% control over 90% of the wealth in the US! Pretty amazing. Knowing this fact, most business owners don’t take or make the time to do a plan each quarter. Our workshop on May 14th will introduce you to our GrowthCLUB, a systemized approach using a proven 90-day business planning process.
Here is what you will learn…Direction!
The value found by having energy, vision and focus for the next 90 days in your business
The importance of having profit growth strategies
The 6 keys to building a winning team
What a ready-to-implement 90-day plan can look like
Why confidence, leadership and decision making skills are critical in helping you to take you and your business to the next level
At our workshop… We will show you how GrowthCLUB has benefitted thousands of ActionCOACH clients around the world. We offer a 12-month business planning program that includes a full-day workshop once each quarter. Workshops give you the chance to step out of the business so you can get re-focused. We show clients how to map out a winning game plan for the next 90 day and we provide them coaching options to provide accountability to speed up implementation.
We will also present… Additional options of programs from ActionCOACH and the John Maxwell Team. These could include coaching, team training, leadership development and mentoring programs.
Sign up today… This workshop can help get you, your team and your business onto a well defined path that will give you a clear direction and new tools to achieve your goals faster!
Prior to the workshop each attendee is sent a class workbook for pre-event preparation and a call from a coach to help attendees with pre-work, questions and preparation.
Ticket Sales End May 13
Business Owner/General Manager, $99
Non Profit Director, $39
Team Member $29.00
For More Info, and to sign up, CLICK HERE!
“Playing for Change”
Blank Children’s Tractor Ride will be riding across Iowa from June 17-22, 2013.
Day 1 Onawa to Ida Grove
Day 2 Ida Grove to Fort Dodge
Day 3 Fort Dodge to Iowa Falls
Day 4 Iowa Falls to Isle Casino, Waterloo
Day 5 Waterloo to Manchester
Day 6 Manchester to Dubuque
During their day 5 ride they will be stopping at Heartland Acres, Independence for lunch. People may join the ride from here on if they so choose.
The ride is raising money for the Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines. Anyone wanting to join in on the ride is welcome. Ride fee is $50.00, make checks payable to Blank Children’s Tractor Ride. Registration Deadline is June 1, 2013. Any questions, contact Dick Barkema @ 641-512-3688 or for Registration forms. The Chamber office also has registration forms here if needed, contact us at 319-334-7178
1. Must have a valid driver’s license
2.Must have a SMV sign and a rear-view mirror
3.Dick Barkema & crew, Tom Wurth and Blank Children’s Hospital are not responsible for any accidents
4. Tractors must go at least 10mph
Independence Area Chamber of Commerce to host Community Easter Egg Hunt
Independence – The Independence Area Chamber of Commerce will host community-wide Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 24th, 2013 from 2:00-3:00pm at Leinbaugh Field (behind West Elementary) in Independence, Ia. Ages 0-9 are invited to participate in this family friendly event with adult supervision. Prizes will be made available for all participants through the kind sponsorship of Advanced Family Eye Care, Family First Chiropractic, The Grace Evangelical Church, RE/Max Independence Realty, Tim Reed State Farm Insurance, Wendy J. Troutman D.D.S., P.C., and Walmart of Independence. The Easter Bunny will make his appearance throughout the event for pictures and greeting. This event will take place rain or shine with a rain location in the West Elementary Gymnasium. For more information, contact the Independence Area Chamber of Commerce at (319) 334-7178 or “Like” the Independence Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook for continuous updates and news on community events and activities.