Did you know that as a member of the Quad Cities Chamber, any of your young professional employees automatically become members of YPQC? We know the importance talent attraction and retention has on your business and we want to help your YP’s fall in love with the region.
Young Professionals of the Quad Cities (YPQC)
YPQC’s mission is to empower young professionals to transform the Quad Cities. We strive to cultivate social and professional development, provide service leadership opportunities, and help connect talented YPs with area employers. Have you YP’s sign up for YPQC’s newsletter and take a look at the events below to see how to get engaged:
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.
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.
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.
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. Plug your YP’s into our vibrant downtowns by subscribing them to both the Downtown Davenport Partnership and Moline Centre newsletters.
The InternQC program is designed to help young talent build valuable friendships and connections, gain access to professional development resources and make a lasting impression so that the Quad Cities is top of mind for young professionals come graduation time.
The interns enrolled in the program have access to all YPQC programming throughout the summer as well as exclusive events for InternQC participants that showcase the region. Look to enroll your interns into this program in the springtime.
Talent Attraction & Retention
Take advantage of the videos we’ve produced to showcase the region and attract talent; use them on your website and in your employee recruitment efforts. Here are a few of our most popular videos:
Power Up Your People
Why work in the Quad Cities? This is a region that thrives on new ideas, encourages collaboration over competition, and invests in our people to push our community forward. We are building a culture of fearless talent, allowing each other to dream bigger than they thought they could dream.
Quad Citizens Can’t Stop the Feeling
This project showcases community pride and the people and places of the Quad Cities that make it a great place to live, work and play. When Justin Timberlake challenged the nation to make their own version of his "Can't Stop the Feeling" music video, YPQC accepted the challenge as an opportunity to showcase Quad Citizen swagger. To date, the video has amassed 557,000 views on Facebook, another 53,000 on YouTube and has been shared over 10,000 times! We are very proud of this project and hope you will keep sharing with your friends, colleagues and use this as a talent attraction and retention tool.
Make it Here
What is your it? Whether you're an entrepreneur, executive, artist, athlete, or anything in between, you can Make it in the Quad Cities.