Tourism Insider Meeting - April

April 25-26, 2023
10:00 AM
Mississippi River Distilling Company Celebration Center, Le Claire, Iowa

Join industry partners from around the state in the first Tourism Insider Meeting.


Tuesday, April 25:

  • 10 a.m. - Host community welcome from Visit LeClaire; Iowa Tourism Office update with marketing co-op program preview and National Travel & Tourism Week discussion.
  • 11:30 a.m. - Lunch from Crane & Pelican Cafe (provided)
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Open Forum 
  • 2 - 4 p.m. - LeClaire business tours

Optional evening activities:

Wednesday, April 26:

  • 8 a.m. - Hear from Ryan Burchett, Mississippi River Distilling Company owner, and how he had to change the rules to realize his dream. Ryan and his brother Garrett were instrumental in getting two Iowa laws changed to benefit distilleries and travelers.
  • 9 a.m. - Give back and participate in a fun volunteer activity: a clean-up of Huckleberry Park Trail. The newest trail in Le Claire needs a little spring cleaning to get ready for the busy season. The trail is about a mile long.
  • 10 a.m. - Meeting ends