Posts With Keyword ‘Karen Eischen’

Pella Has Great Gift Ideas for Dad, says Chamber Director

Posted: Friday, June 18th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Area residents don’t have to go far to make this year’s Father’s Day a special one for their dads.  

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Signs of Economic Upturn Apparent in Pella

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 at 6:21 am

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While there are certainly still visible signs of a struggling national economy, there is also an optimistic sense that things are beginning to turn for the better, particularly at the local level.

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Pella Celebrates 75th Tulip Time

Posted: Sunday, May 9th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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The 2010 Tulip Time festival has passed, but will surely go down as one to remember.

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Pella Businesses Optimistic for Sales at Tulip Time

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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While this year’s Tulip Time festival in Pella provides guests with fourteen-plus hours of family entertainment for three consecutive days, it also provides an economic bonanza for local retailers and merchants.

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Tourism Blooms Early in Pella

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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While the ideal peak for the tulip blossoms in Pella would be right during next week’s Tulip Time festival, the early blooms this spring have created an economic windfall for the community.

“When they [the tulips] do bloom early, it’s very good for our economy, and good for the community,” said Karen Eischen, Executive Director of the Pella Chamber of Commerce. “If anybody was out-and-about the last couple of weeks – specifically last weekend – you could just see the tourists come in, come in early and have the opportunity to shop and really extend that ‘Tulip Time season’ – as we like to call it – out to three or four weeks. That’s a great thing for our economy.”

Eischen says Pella business owners are preparing for what they anticipate will be an incredibly busy few days, as this year’s 75th Annual Tulip Time festival is expected to be the largest ever.

Pella Sees New Businesses Bloom

Posted: Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Local business appears to be thriving in Pella, with the addition of six new businesses in the last few weeks as evidence.

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Pella Chamber Hosting ‘Sneak Peak’ for Chamber Members Today

Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 6:23 am

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An open house at the new Pella Chamber of Commerce office will be held Wednesday afternoon for Chamber members.

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New Pella Chamber Nearly Complete

Posted: Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at 6:23 am

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The office staff at the Pella Chamber of Commerce will move into the new office this weekend, and the building is nearly ready for its new inhabitants.

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Timeline Delayed for New Pella Chamber Office

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:25 am

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Progress continues to be made on the interior of the new Pella Chamber of Commerce office, but the move-in date has been pushed back another week.

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Pella City Council Forum Tonight on KNIA/KRLS

Posted: Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 at 6:19 am

A public forum introducing Pella’s City Council candidates will be held at the Pella Memorial Building Tuesday night.

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Pella City Council Candidate Forum Tuesday Night

Posted: Monday, October 12th, 2009 at 6:23 am

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KNIA/KRLS, along with the Pella Chamber of Commerce, will present a special forum introducing Pella’s City Council candidates Tuesday night.

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Construction Activity Continues at Future Pella Chamber Office

Posted: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 at 6:27 am

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Painting, electrical and carpentry workers are simultaneously at work inside the future Pella Chamber of Commerce office, which is coming together quickly at its new location on Washington Street in Pella.

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Organizers Reflect on Successful Thursdays in Pella Series

Posted: Monday, September 7th, 2009 at 6:25 am

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The final Thursdays in Pella event of the summer was nearly a month ago, and organizers of the summer event series are still enjoying the success of this year’s events.

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