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​On August 16, one of the world’s foremost-awarded marketing executives will take the stage at the Quad Cities Chamber Annual Meeting. Bonin Bough is the host of CNBC’s Cleveland Hustles, author of Txt Me (646) 759-1837, and one of the youngest C-suite executives in a Fortune 50 company. New this year, table sponsorships will include access to an exclusive VIP event with Bonin....

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This month, Chamber member, Mississippi River Distilling Company became the first native distiller in the state of Iowa licensed to serve cocktails since the prohibition era! This has been a legislative priority on the Chamber’s agenda for the past five years and is an accomplishment that calls for member celebration....

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Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub helps area companies grow, diversify, stay competitive

A manufacturing revolution is underway, and with a tsunami of change ready to hit shop floors, the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub is here to help local companies. The Hub provides a network of resources and support for manufacturers and others in the defense industry to network, collaborate and learn about the technological and digital trends that will transform the face of their...

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​Stan Askren, Chairman, President and CEO of HNI Corporation, will present on the strategic direction of HNI, globalization, trends in their industry and HNI’s impact on the regional economy. Headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, HNI Corporation is a family of leading brands providing products and services for the office and home....

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​Small lists can equal big results! Justin Miller, Profit 911 Business Consulting will share how you can use technology to turn your customers into lifetime accounts with behavior based marketing. Learn how to save time by automating your business, create a personal marketing approach for your clients and make your business more profitable....

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Businesses regularly have to make difficult budget decisions. We understand that those decisions can be painful, but they are necessary. Today, Illinois passed its first full and balanced budget in three years. The budget will provide stability and the necessary foundation to address Illinois’ budgetary challenges. This budget needs to be the first step in what must be years of reforms and...

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​Have you been looking to get your foot in the door to a particular business? Met another member at a Chamber event but forgot to grab a business card? Now you can easily access and get connected through our new Member Information Center (MIC). With the launch of the Chamber’s new member database, there are many new tools for Chamber members to grow business. We’ve been rolling out new...

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Register business capabilities, make connections in Hub’s new online catalog

​A neighboring business could be your next big customer or your next valued supplier. Find them in the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub’s new Regional Capabilities Catalog. The Regional Capabilities Catalog is an online database of area manufacturers and other Department of Defense suppliers as well as others in their downstream supply chain. In addition to comprehensive profiles, the...

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Companies that integrate digital tools improve market share, profit growth

​According to the McKinsey Global Institute report "Digital America: A tale of the haves and have-mores," the U.S. economy as a whole is realizing only 18 percent of its digital potential. But being digital-ready isn’t just about having IT equipment and platforms. It’s also about integrating business processes with more digital tools that can lead to improved market share and profit growth....

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Greg Aguilar, Quad Cities Chamber Director of Talent Attraction & Retention joined colleagues from Nikeya Diversity Consulting, Inclusive Dubuque, and Capital Crossroads Des Moines at the Society for Diversity conference to share the work that's happening across Iowa in terms of equity, diversity, engagement, and inclusion!...

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Today we are working diligently with our Illinois lawmakers, and anxiously awaiting outcome as they make promising progress toward a state budget. The Illinois House has approved the first-draft of a full budget proposal. Negotiations on the budget, revenue and reforms are underway. We encourage you to call your elected officials today and tell them to support the effort and continued bi-partisan...

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We create opportunities for members to make new business connections, learn new tools, and grow their business through the events we host each month. Take a look at what’s on our calendar in July to see how you can build your network this month:...

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Area businesses are invited to learn how to reduce risk, cut costs and increase profits at the Illinois Small Business Development Center International Training Center workshop, “Export Compliance 201" on July 25. Presented by Allocca Enterprises, this program will help your company be in full compliance with a whole host of U.S. export/import regulations....

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