When local businesses do well, the whole region benefits. The Chamber hosts many networking events each month, so that you have many opportunities to get out and tell people about your products and services.
Here’s our event listings at a glance, put these 2018 dates on your calendar!
Is your primary goal is to build your network? Here are the events you won’t want to miss:
With a keynote presentation by a nationally-recognized speaker, this lunch event attracts 1,000+ attendees. Review the year’s accomplishments and network with members.
Featuring a nationally-recognized economist who provides a regional economic outlook. Approximately 300 people attend this special event.
January 17 • March 21 • May 16 • July 18 • September 19 • November 14
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
AMp Up is one of the top events to gain exposure and build your network. This program combines personal leadership development and community engagement to arm participants with skills and insight to affect change in their personal, professional and civic endeavors.
KNOW YOUR CHAMBER
April 12 • August 28 • December 12
Whether learning about the organization for the first time or as a refresher, Know Your Chamber is a great place to become acquainted with staff and volunteers, network and learn how to leverage resources to grow your business.
SMALL BUSINESS SERIES
look for this series in the months of March and October
A four-part series focused on a variety of timely topics that affect business owners and managers. Featuring local small business owners sharing best practices with the aim to inspire, educate, and help other small business owners achieve success.
The Quad Cities Chamber’s largest after-hours social of the year that offers a taste of the Quad Cities. Over 1000 Quad Citizens mix and mingle with over 30 food and beverage vendors, live entertainment, and the popular Prize Pick.
More than 300 business leaders spend the day at this Chamber golf outing held in June. The day concludes with a 19th hole party.
February 2 • March 2 • April 6 • May 4 • June 1 • August 3 • September 7 • October 5 • November 2 • December 7
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Executives Club, open exclusively to presidents, CEOs, and executives, is a great opportunity to hear from peers about business and community issues, with some of the top leaders in our community as featured speakers.
YPQC NETWORK at NIGHT
January 18 • March 15 • May 17 • July 19 • September 20 • November 15
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Connect with other YPs at this casual after-hours networking event. Hosted at local restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues, approximately 100 YPs attend this bi-monthly event. Encourage your young employees to attend YPQC events and become engaged in the community.
YPQC NETWORK at NOON
February 20 • April 17 • June 19 • August 21 • October 16 • December 18
Noon – 1 p.m.
This series of professional development events focuses on community engagement, leadership development, and fine tuning job skills. YPs can network, gain insight from community leaders, and learn helpful career building skills.
YPQC MORNING COFFEE
January 25 • February 22 • March 22 • April 26 • May 24 • June 28 • July 26 • August 23 • September 27 • October 25 • November 22 • December 27
Grab a cup of coffee and meet other young Quad Citizens on your way to work. This FREE monthly gathering meets monthly at CoWorkQC. Hang around for Ignite Quad Cities Open Coffee to exchange ideas and learn about the latest entrepreneurial efforts in the community.
IGNITE OPEN COFFEE
January 11 & 25 • February 8 & 22 • March 8 & 22 • April 12 & 26 • May 10 & 24 • June 14 & 28 • July 12 & 26 • August 9 & 23 • September 13 & 27 • October 11 & 25 • November 8 & 22 • December 13 & 27
8 – 9 a.m.
These free, casual gatherings offer a place to exchange ideas and learn from seasoned entrepreneurs.
IGNITE ENTREPENEURS MEETUP
January 23 • February 20, more dates TBA
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Hear from experienced entrepreneurs, make valuable connections, and learn about business resources available in the region.
QUAD CITIES DAYS AT THE CAPITOLS
Des Moines 2018 Trip - February 7 - 8
Springfield 2018 Trip - March 7 - 8
Washington D.C. 2018 Trip - March 21 - 23
Each year a diverse delegation of community, business, labor, and elected leaders travel to Springfield, Des Moines, and Washington, D.C. to advocate for issues important for the future of the Quad Cities. These trips are among our most powerful advocacy tools, when local leaders can share their priorities with policymakers.
January 19 - Iowa Legislative Luncheon
February 9 - Illinois Legislative Luncheon
March 16 - Iowa Legislative Luncheon
April 16 - Illinois Legislative Luncheon
Throughout the legislative session, four luncheons are held — two with Illinois elected officials and two with Iowa elected officials. Stay informed of legislative activities through interactive panel discussions.
In today’s talent-driven economy, cool places matter because they attract people and businesses with an array of options. Through the Chamber’s downtown divisions we are working to create the type of dynamic urban environments that are increasingly in demand by today’s young talent.
QUAD CITIES CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
American Craft Beer Week concludes with this festival featuring beer made in the region and live music, all along the Mississippi Riverfront.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
June through August
Enjoy free live music on The Plaza at Bass Street Landing every Thursday at 7 p.m. throughout the summer.
DOWNTOWN DAVENPORT PARTNERSHIP
This free downtown event offers family fun in the winter, featuring live ice carving, lighted sculptures, kids activities, live music and more!
RED, WHITE & BOOM!
This community event celebrates our nation’s birthday, held in Davenport and Rock Island, featuring fireworks, live music and family-friendly entertainment along the Mississippi Riverfront.
July 27 - 28
The Quad Cities biggest homecoming party, held the same weekend as the Bix 7, features festival food and drinks, great live music, arts & crafts vendors, and family fun.
August 24 - 25
This two-day multi-media festival will host 50+ national and regional acts held at a dozen venues throughout downtown Davenport. Acts include music, art, comedy and film.
With our Partners
QUAD CITIES WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE AND ATHENA & MALE CHAMPION OF CHANGE AWARDS
Presented in partnership with the Women’s Connection, this event honors female leaders in our community who are setting the gold standard in business and leadership, and the male leaders who champion women in the workplace.
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