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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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Manufacturing and defense play a vital role in our regional economy, and both are facing changes. That’s why the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub, in partnership with the Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment (DIA) Program, is leading the state by developing a defense supply chain diversification strategy for our region to help companies diversify their business and become more resilient...

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I-74 breaks ground...

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner visited the Quad Cities today to celebrate the groundbreaking for the I-74 Bridge construction. Work on the bridge is set to begin in the water next month, with one side of the bridge expected to be up by December of 2019, and the full project completed in 2021....

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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 features over the past few months and now we want to introduce a new tool: the RFP form. It’s a simple submission process: you provide details on the project, select categories for the job type, and provide instructions on how to respond. Once you...

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QCR Holdings, Inc. Announces Plans to Acquire Guaranty Bank and Trust Company from Guaranty Bankshares, Ltd. // Q-C Times owner to purchase The Dispatch-Argus // First Illinois CU voted to merge with Vibrant CU / ​Two Quad Cities Engineering Powerhouses Merge // Pat Eikenberry named IMEG Vice President of Civil Engineering US​...

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Thousands of Quad Citizens will gather for Red White and Boom on Monday, July 3 to celebrate America’s Birthday. The unique bi-city, bi-state event features the region’s largest fireworks display on the Mississippi River....

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Greg Aguilar, Director of Talent Attraction and Retention sits down with WHBF to talk about the collaboration between the Chamber, businesses and educational institutions working to attract talent to the Quad Cities. Over 200 interns are registered for this summer’s program, watch the video segment to learn more....

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The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that it will halt work on all projects on June 30 due to lack of funding. Because no budget has been passed, the IDOT is not able to continue funding ongoing projects. Projects which are state-lead such as John Deere Road and the rail upgrade portion of passenger rail will come to a halt unless a budget of some sort that provides funding...

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The Quad Cities Chamber is being recognized among the top 10 Chambers of its size in the nation for member retention. The Membership Achievement Awards are based on information voluntarily entered in Dynamic Chamber Benchmarking, in the Fiscal Year 2016 Operations Survey....

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​From interns to residents and young professionals, the Quad Cities Chamber, through our divisions Moline Centre, Young Professionals of the Quad Cities (YPQC) and Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP), is playing a key role in making our region a place where talent wants to land. Last Thursday we hosted three concurrent events that drew well over 1,000 people to enjoy quality of life amenities...

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