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MidAmerican Energy Company announced a major project that will provide a cleaner energy future for Iowa. The announcement is a giant step toward realizing the company’s vision of 100 percent renewable energy for customers in the state....

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Dennis Thompson, Chairman and CEO of Thompson Truck and Trailer Inc. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa was named the 2016 American Truck Dealers (ATD) Award Finalist at the annual ATD Convention & Expo....

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During the first in a series of three upcoming Executives Club events exploring issues related to workforce, business leaders met last week to share best practices in utilizing internship programs as an effort to source qualified employees. Laura Sivertsen, Manager of North America Staffing and Recruiting with Deere & Company, Erik Hahn, Lead Process Metallurgist with Alcoa, and Jose Sanchez,...

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Patrick Eikenberry was named the 2016 Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC) Senior Engineer of the Year. Patrick, President/CEO of Missman, Inc. has over 30 years of civil engineering experience. Much of his practical experience is a result of managing multi-million dollar projects, where he served as resident construction engineer. Prior to becoming President/CEO, earlier work...

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Even in the controlled chaos of the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, there were plenty of lessons to be learned for entrepreneurs and startups. SXSW is an international convergence of film, interactive media and music all rolled into one venue throughout the month of March in Austin, Texas. It also includes a set of conferences on a variety of topics. This year, entrepreneurship was front and...

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Chamber leaders and Rock Island County residents are applauding recent actions approved by the Rock Island County Board of Supervisors to scale back the cost of local government. County Board members made significant progress last week when they voted to approve major reforms that included removing board members from pension and healthcare benefits and reducing the number of board members from 25...

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On Friday, March 18, Congressswoman Cheri Bustos and Senator Dick Durbin held a press conference to inform the public about the Army Arsenal Revitalization Act. Tara Barney, Quad Cities Chamber President & CEO, spoke about the bill's importance to our local economy. In addition, representatives from the two American Federation of Government Employees locals joined in their support for the bill's...

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Big economic development deals make headlines, but what does it take to land deals? Last week over 150 Chamber members attended Morning Network to find out what it really takes to attract and grow jobs and investment in the region....

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The Quad Cities Chamber, in partnership with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, offers access to free market research tools to help your business grow by making smarter decisions through data analysis. Through these tools, business owners and entrepreneurs can access highly specific data on revenues, salaries, health insurance costs, supplier locations, and much more....

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While in Springfield for the Quad Cities Chamber's annual advocacy trip, a group of thirty leaders from the extended Quad Cities area met with elected and appointed officials to discuss important issues for our region's economy and growth....

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General Counsel for Stanley Consultants has 25 years of experience exporting professional services MUSCATINE, Iowa - Stanley Consultants Vice President and General Counsel Henry Marquard has been appointed to the Iowa District Export Council (DEC). He was appointed as a council member by United States Secretary of Commerce Pritzker based on his experience with the international export of...

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Joining the Quad Cities Chamber is one of the most economical ways your business can gather leads, meet prospects and promote your products and services. The Chamber represents 2,000 member businesses and all members are invited to join in any and all of our networking events....

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Ashish Gadnis spent his childhood in a slum in Mumbai before moving to the United States where he successfully started and sold several companies. Now his goal is to eradicate world poverty. During last week's Executives Club, he shared with Quad Cities' business leaders his strategy to make a difference and how it can be implemented in the Quad Cities....

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