The Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates local manufacturing. It offers an incredible opportunity to visit area businesses for a behind-the-scenes tour to see how it all comes together. 

May 9-13 is Manufacturing Appreciation Week. The Chamber has comprehensive tours to area manufacturers scheduled on May 10th and May 12th. Discover the impact manufacturers have on our community through a one or two-day business tour.

Getting this rare, up-close, and unique perspective is indispensable for understanding and recognizing area manufacturers' products, jobs, employment opportunities, and economic impact. 

Both tours include transportation and lunch and go from 8 am to 5 pm, ending at Stone Cliff Winery and Dimensional Brewing.

Tues., May 10th - Tour day 1 CLICK TO REGISTER

  • 8:00 am: Arrive at Chamber, 300 Main St.
  • 8:10 am: Trolley departs
  • 8:30 am-9:50 am: Verena Street Coffee Company
  • 10:15 am-12:00 pm: John Deere Dubuque Works
  • 12:15 pm-1:15 pm: Lunch inside Morrison Brothers Company
  • 1:15 pm-2:15 pm: Morrison Brothers Company
  • 2:30 pm-3:30 pm: District 20 Supply Company
  • 3:45 pm-5:00 pm: Stone Cliff Winery

​Thurs., May 12th - Tour day 2 CLICK TO REGISTER

  • 7:45 am: Arrive at Chamber, 300 Main St.
  • 8:00 am: Trolley departs
  • 8:30 am-9:30 am: Berry Global
  • 10:00 AM-10:40 AM: Higley Industries
  • 11:00 am-11:45 pm: Hero 247
  • 12:00 pm-1:15 pm (Lunch): Trackside Bar and Grill
  • 1:30 pm-2:15 pm: Simmons Foods
  • 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Geisler Brothers
  • 3:45 pm-5:00 pm: Dimensional Brewing Company

Limited space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Closed-toe shoes and long sleeves are required. Please have your ID with you as some businesses need that for entry. Cost to attend Manufacturing Appreciation tours are:

  • $45 for one day (your choice of Tues or Thurs)
  • $80 for both days

Register for one or both days at

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