Distinctively Dubuque

Find your place in Dubuque

Welcome! You've made the decision to move to the Greater Dubuque area. The movers are gone, the boxes are unpacked, and you are settled in. Now it's time to really make this new destination your home. And we’d like to help welcome you with the Distinctively Dubuque program.

Distinctively Dubuque is a free, interactive learning experience where you'll gain valuable knowledge about the community in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. The program is a collaboration between Greater Dubuque Development and Northeast Iowa Community College. This program is funded by Q Casino/Dubuque Racing Association, the City of Dubuque, and the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors.

Hosted by a variety of high-energy presenters with in-depth knowledge of the Greater Dubuque area, the Distinctively Dubuque program offers opportunities to:

  • Meet new people & experience local cuisine
  • Learn about Dubuque's arts and culture offerings, history, recreation, and more
  • Have fun exploring venues around the city
  • Participate in networking activities with community leaders and residents
  • Discover what makes the Dubuque area unique

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The program meets once a week, on Wednesdays, for five weeks. Each session is three hours long and includes networking, socializing, and hands-on learning. Sessions include a meal and are limited to 29 newcomers.

Distinctively Dubuque is particularly recommended for those new to the community (five years or less). Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The dates for upcoming 2022 Distinctively Dubuque programs:

Session 1: March 16 - April 13
Session 2: April 20 - May 18
Session 3: August 24 - September 21
Session 4: October 5 - November 2


To register for an upcoming session or request further information about Distinctively Dubuque, call Northeast Iowa Community College at 844.642.2338 ext. 1399, or visit their website and search for "Distinctively Dubuque" in the search box at the top right of the page.

Mandi Dolson, Director of Workforce Solutions

Mandi Dolson

Director of Workforce
Recruitment & Retention
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