Quad Cities Chamber events go beyond simply exchanging business cards. When you attend a Chamber event, you'll have opportunities to grow valubale business relationships, advocate for a stronger business climate, ensure your young staff members are engaged and want to stay in the region, and support and enjoy our vibrant community. 

Take a look at what’s on our calendar in March to see how you can build your network this month:

Executives Club: Uniting the Region We Call Home
Friday, March 2 • 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline
Cost: $25 for members / Program exclusively for Presidents, CEO's and Executives

Our region’s public and private sector leaders are working together more than ever to shape a prosperous Quad Cities. With that said, do you ever get the feeling that the good that is happening isn’t enough? You’re not alone. Hear from Quad Cities executives on how we can go from good to great by elevating civic conversations and inspiring more people to find new ways to work together to make our region and communities stronger and more connected.

The Quad Cities Big Table aims to build community connections by engaging local residents in working together to create a more successful shared future. By listening to one another for the possibility of connection, finding gaps we can close together, divisions we can bridge, new ideas we can make possible, we will broaden the ripple effect of exponential positive change in our region.

Decker Ploehn, City Administrator, City of Bettendorf
Joe Slavens, President & CEO, Northwest Bank & Trust Company
Marcy Mendenhall, Chief Executive Officer, SAL Family and Community Services
Randy Moore, President, Iowa American Water
Moderated by: Sue Ramsett, General Manager, KWQC  


Executives Club Annual Sponsors
Bush Construction  |  Genesis at Work  |  Group Services  |  LivWell Seniors  |  TaxSlayer Center
AMP UP: Quad Cities Broadband Market Report: What we have, how we compare, and what's to come
Wednesday, March 21 • 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Best Western Plus Steeplegate, 100 W. 76th St, Davenport
Cost: $20 for members, $35 for public - breakfast included.

Quad Cities Broadband Market Update: Making the Right Decision for Your Business What’s on the horizon for broadband in the Quad Cities, and how do we stack up against other markets? Broadband availability is a top priority for area businesses, and during this panel discussion Donn Wilmett, CEO and General Manager - CS Technologies, and Richard Schwab, Senior Director of Area Operations - Mediacom Communications Corporation, will talk about available technologies and products, and how to make the right broadband technology decision for your business.

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Annual Sponsors: Mediacom Business  |  Werner Restoration
Prize Sponsor: LocalsLoveUs
Video Sponsor: Dphilms
Location Sponsor: Best Western Plus
March 9 • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport
Cost: $20 for members, $25 for public - lunch included

Legislative luncheon events provide Chamber members and their employees the opportunity to establish relationships with key policy makers and voice views on issues moving in the legislature. Networking and a facilitated question and answer session offer firsthand information on upcoming legislation and House and Senate committee activities. Utilize this event to connect with legislators and Chamber members to advocate for policies that will support growing the Quad Cities economy. 

Iowa Legislative Luncheon Presenting Sponsor: UnityPoint Health
Iowa Legislative Luncheon Supporting Sponsor: Arthur J. Gallagher  

March 21 - 23

Washington, D.C.

Over the course of three days, guests will meet with all six members of the Quad Cities congressional delegation, attend a formal reception with elected officials, and meet with leadership from the U.S. Department of Commerce/Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Pentagon.

As our elected officials develop policy at the federal level, this is a chance to convey, as a region, how their policies will impact local businesses and our community.

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Annual Government Affairs Sponsors: Arconic  |  Bush Construction  |  Mediacom  | Restoration St. Louis 
D.C. Fly-in Quad Cities Reception Sponsor: Shive Hattery 
D.C. Major Sponsor: Exelon
Thursday, March 8  •  8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
coworkqc, 102 E. 2nd St. Davenport
Cost: Free to attend


Thursday, March 22  •  8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
coworkqc, 102 E. 2nd St. Davenport
Cost: Free to attend

Ignite Annual Sponsors: Bozeman, Neighbour, Patton & Noe, LLP  |  Carpientier Mitchell Goddard Company  |  IHMVCU  |  Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial - Kevin Linn, Financial Representative
NETWORK AT NIGHT with YPQC: Bent River Brewing Company  
Thursday, March 15
 • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
Bent River Brewing Company - 512 24th St., Rock Island
Cost: Free to attend  

Join friends and other young Quad Citizens after work for games, food and fun. After a long day at work, join us at Bent River to socialize with friends, meet new people, make business and community contacts, experience the Quad Cities nightlife, and most importantly - to relax!


YPQC Morning Coffee
Thursday, March 22  •  8:00 - 9:00 a.m. coworkqc, 102 E. 2nd St. Davenport 
Cost: Free to attend 
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.


YPQC Annual Sponsors:  dphilms  | IHMVCU  |  Lexus of Quad Cities
Network at Night Annual Sponsor: Ascentra Credit Union
SBA Q&A: Help available for small businesses to increase their share of Federal procurement awards
Wednesday, March 7 • 1 - 2 p.m. Webinar, 2 - 3 p.m. Q&A with SBA
Quad Cities Chamber - Arconic Room 331 W. 3rd St, Davenport
Cost: Free to attend

The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub is pleased to welcome Ms. Deborah “Deb” Crumity, Procurement Center Representative (PCR), Area IV, and Ms. Mariana Pardo, Director, HUBZone Program from  the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Government Contracting, for a Q&A session about the SBA’s Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone program immediately following the SBA’s HUBZone webinar series on Wednesday, March 7.


HUB HUDDLE: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What You Should Know
Friday, March 9 • 6:30 - 8:00 a.m. 
Quad Cities Chamber - Arconic Room  331 W. 3rd St., Davenport
Cost: Free to attend 

Are you a business owner who wants to grow your company, but are struggling with how to move forward and finding the time to focus on sales?  Are you an expert on your business and operations, but need help with selling your expertise? Are you looking to implement high level forecasting and financial management? Take a closer look at the answers to these questions, network with peers, and more at the next Hub Huddle!


Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub Annual Sponsor: Northwest Bank & Trust Company

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