MARCH 2015
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     With Immense Gratitude, I bid Adieu

Working on behalf of our county, industry, small business and communities has been an amazing adventure; and I will always reflect positively on the last five years.  I believe that change is good for individual growth as well as an organization's growth.


Last month I resigned as ACED Executive Director and accepted a position with Gundersen Health System in their External Affairs Department. I will continue to work with the Board of Directors and Staff until a new Director is hired.

It has been a great pleasure working for and being associated with ACED. I am thankful to all of you for the opportunities and interactions I have had, and I thank you for being a member and supporting ACED.
With Thanks,




Napoleon discovers the Iowa he never knew existed

Alt 2 V2Join the adventure as Napoleon Bonaparte discovers the beautiful state he foolishly sold more than 200 years ago as part of the Louisiana Purchase. This year’s television and pre-roll ads leverage a little history and a lot of humor to tell Iowa’s story as a travel destination. Several tools support the ads to generate additional interest and creatively illustrate Napoleon’s unique Iowa connection. Check out the microsite, social media memes and blogs written by Napoleon himself.

Planning for Thunder in the Park Under Way

The date has been set for the 2015 Thunder in the Park event. Mark your calendars for June 13-14th, 2015.  The Planning Committee will be looking for volunteers to assist with planning and running the event.  If you would like to get involved, please  call the Waukon Chamber of Commerece office at 563-568-4110.

     MARCH 2015
7th - 9th Roughrider to Rushmore Effigy Mounds
14th - 16th   The Green and Colorado Rivers Effigy Mounds
15th St. Patrick's Day Parade Downtown Waukon
21st - 23rd Ancient Monster Hunters Effigy Mounds
21st Allamakee Co. Dairy Banquet Allamakee County Fairgrounds
22nd Lansing Spring Open House  City of Lansing
22nd Grand Ole Opry  Waukon Banquet Center
22nd Hunting & Fishing Exchange New Albin Community Center
28th Comedy Night at Main Street  Downtown Lansing
28th-30th Our Favorite Animals Film Effigy Mounds
For more information visit the following link and click on the event
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