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Rock Island County is Breaking the Rules in all the best ways. In a time when politics seems to be a race to the most absurd extremes of self-dealing and personal aggrandizement, members of both parties on the Rock Island County Board are working to pivot away from self-interest and toward more effective government....

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​Nearly 4 years ago, Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities challenged some ideas about used medical equipment. Like the Quad Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Health & Home’s mission is to support the work of Habitat for Humanity and to keep usable materials out of landfills. While the main store, now it its 14th year, deals in building materials, furniture and appliances, the newer, Health...

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At Necker's, we've never been too good at following rules or the normal flow that most businesses go with. When Don Necker bought the jewelry store and changed the name to Necker's Jewelers back in the 50s, he also starting do things his way: the Necker's way. And like the jewelry store, the Necker's way has also been passed down to the 2nd generation and grown along the way....

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The Arc of the Quad Cities Area, one of the Quad Cities largest social services organizations and dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, announces the fulfillment of the Executive Director position. After 36 years of dedicated service, current Executive Director, Kyle R. Rick, is set to retire in July 2016....

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The Quad Cities Chamber, in partnership with Chamber member Sedona Technologies, has launched a newly designed website that will connect members of the military with resources, community events, and military-friendly employers in the region. The site, HooahQuadCities.com, is part of a long-standing Chamber program focused on supporting the military community....

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Today, thousands of supporters of the Next Generation Energy Plan (NGEP) drove from the Quad Cities, Clinton, and all around Illinois to converge on the state capitol. Earlier this month, Exelon announced it would need to close its Clinton and Quad Cities plants unless Illinois passed legislation supporting clean energy and reforming policy to recognize and reflect nuclear energy's role as a clean...

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Coal Valley officials have approved an agreement with Geneseo Communications, Inc. to bring fiber optic internet service to the village. At its Wednesday, May 4th meeting, the Coal Valley Village Board approved an agreement with Geneseo Communications, Inc., the areas premiere all fiber-to-the-premises provider, the approval to construct a community fiber network that will include powering its...

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On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the publication of a final rule amending the white collar overtime exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule, which will be published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2016, increases the threshold salary for the exemption to $913 per week ($47,476 per year), the standard salary level at the 40th percentile of...

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The Quad Cities Chamber, in partnership with Exelon, has launched the Support Exelon Quad Cities Facebook page. In just one week page has amassed more than 3,700 followers, and people are using it to show their support of Exelon and the Next Generation Energy Plan (SB 1585)....

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More than 50 elected officials from across the bi-state area were joined by Q2030 Steering Committee members last week to learn how the Regional Action Plan is advancing the Quad Cities region, and the role elected officials play in the process....

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The 2016 QUAD CITY RETIREMENT PLAN FORUM hosted by Spay & Associates will be held on May 19th, 2016 at the Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel located at 111 East Second Street. The forum is for anyone who is involved in administering retirement plans including sponsors, members of retirement plan committees, HR professionals, CPA’s, attorneys, etc. It will be held from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm....

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The Quad Cities boasts stunning views of the Mississippi River and offers more than 300 miles of non-motorized recreational trails and nearly 7,500 acres of parks. QCTrails.org is a free, user-friendly, interactive, and mobile-responsive website that serves as a comprehensive resource that highlights these multi-purpose trails, parks, and side-paths. Users can track their physical activity...

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Every month in the Quad Cities, entrepreneurs get together to share their ideas, learn from those who have successfully launched businesses, and simply connect. They do this through Ignite Quad Cities, an initiative of the Quad Cities Chamber that fosters an entrepreneurial community. Launched in June 2014, the Ignite Quad Cities Entrepreneurial Meetup group began with a single member and has now...

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