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The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub, an initiative of the Quad Cities Chamber supported by the Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment Program, has been busy helping area manufacturers and others in the defense supply chain grow, diversify, and stay competitive during the past year. Including its Tech Roadmap Preview in December 2016, the Hub has hosted 1,500+ attendees at 55 separate...

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​Ignite Quad Cities, an initiative of the Quad Cities Chamber aimed at fostering a culture of entrepreneurism and connecting startups to resources, is launching a new event series: Ignite Quad Cities Startup Community Spotlight.

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​Each year, the Chamber arranges for Iowa and Illinois state legislators to visit the Rock Island Arsenal and discuss how our states can support this vital institution. Following their meetings, the Chamber hosts a reception for our state elected officials including commanders and civilian leaders from the Arsenal as well as business and community leaders. The RIA is an integral part of our...

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​Small Business Saturday is the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants all over the Quad Cities region. Did you know that small businesses drive 60-80% of new job growth and employ half of all private sector employees? Studies have shown that 48 percent of purchases made at local independent businesses go right back into the community. When you shop small,...

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Quad Cities Chamber Ambassadors were thrilled to be a part of celebrating Moline Foundation’s 65th anniversary and hold a ribbon cutting for their new location at 1601 River Dr. in downtown Moline. The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953 is a community foundation which provides grants to benefit health, human services, education, community development, the arts and other charitable organizations...

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The gift of time from the Hub at the holidays

Holiday months are an extremely busy time. With that in mind we have intentionally left Hub calendars clear in November and December with plans to resume our events again in 2018.

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Downtown Davenport Partnership, a division of the Chamber, shared the results of their latest study during a City of Davenport management update meeting in an effort to inform City Council on the benefits of returning two-way traffic on Third and Fourth streets. Kyle Carter, Executive Director of Downtown Davenport Partnership was joined by consultant Doug Boyer, from the planning, landscape...

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Get involved with YPQC!

Looking to get more involved with YPQC? We are now seeking some amazing Quad Citizens to fill our 2018 volunteer positions!

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Why wait to drive traffic into your local business? Chamber member, TapOnIt is helping to drive holiday shopping into the local businesses early this year! It can be hard to stand out among all of the advertising of the national brands around the holidays; TapOnIt is sending great offers from local businesses to over 40,000 Quad City consumers via text!

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​Our elected officials at the national level are currently drafting new federal tax code. Just this week, the U.S. House released their first draft of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR 1), and the bill could have a varying impact on businesses and individuals alike. Below is a brief summary of changes HR 1 presents.

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​Riverbend Angels, a new angel investment group has launched its operations. Based in the Quad Cities, it will focus on local as well as regional start-up investment opportunities. Their mission is to identify and develop high-potential start-up businesses in the Quad Cities and surrounding region that can create new jobs and contribute to their local economies, all while making a good return...

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With a growing number of business executives nearing the point of retirement, succession planning is an important and timely topic. At the December 1 Executives Club, our presenters will share expert advice and first-hand experience on the topic of creating and executing a succession plan.

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