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​The Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium coming up May 24-25 is your opportunity to get connected with potential contracting opportunities through the Department of Defense. The Quad Cities region is among the nation’s top ten advanced metals and materials market, as well home to the Rock Island Arsenal, the nation’s largest government-owned and operated arsenal. All of...

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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 May to see how you can build your network this month:...

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The Annual Quad Cities Chamber Golf Outing still has a few great sponsorship opportunities still available at both Palmer Hills or Pinnacle Country Club! Companies that help sponsor golf tournaments can bring cutting edge benefits and visibility to their business and brand. There are so many ways for businesses to benefit from sponsoring a golf event from reputation association to brand building -...

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Though only 7 percent of organizations say that increasing sales through social platforms is a priority, the number continues to grow. Check out this great read from Ragan.com and infographic about social selling. While you’re at it, join us May 2 for “Harnessing Your Electronic Sales Force: Digital Marketing 101.”...

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Iowa manufacturing leaders came together Monday, April 24, to kick off Iowa’s Year of Manufacturing at press conference with Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. Workforce development and training were among the many facets highlighted as well as improved collaboration, innovation, entrepreneurship and investment....

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Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP), a division of the Quad Cities Chamber has announced the newest addition to their festival repertoire: Alternating Currents. The two-day event will highlight the many facets of the region’s creative community and take place the weekend of Aug. 25 and 26, replacing River Roots Live....

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​The Quad Cities entrepreneurial community is receiving statewide attention after two teams from the region earned top honors at the Venture School statewide pitchoff. The entrepreneurs behind The Germbot, a new portable floor sanitizing device won first place and Robotic Tank Washing, an idea for a robotic power washing system for industrial and chemical companies placed third. For the past six...

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​The Quad Cities is growing! With all of the recent retail development news Jillian McCleary, VP of Communications and Tami Petsche, VP of Economic Development sit down to talk about these announcements, what it means for the region and what the Chamber's role is in retail development....

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Three communities within the Quad Cities region have been recognized by Site Selection magazine for new investment along the Mississippi River corridor in 2016. The economic development magazine annually ranks metropolitan and micropolitan areas by number of projects per capita and by number of projects....

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​The Quad Cities Chamber is proud to partner with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges and Black Hawk College to support St. Ambrose University as they launch the Forever Masters program. Lifelong learning is a critical piece to the Q2030 vision and top priority in creating a thriving 21st Century workforce....

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Last week, the Iowa House Appropriations Committee voted along party lines to move HSB 187, the Stop Progress Bill. This bill would severely cut tax credits and makes changes that would render some our best economic development tools useless and would raise taxes on businesses by more than $163 million statewide....

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For the past six weeks nine teams of entrepreneurs enrolled in Venture School have been working to prove out their business model, ensuring the right product market fit and identifying revenue models. As the Chamber’s VP of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Venture School season is always one of my favorite times of the year. There is nothing more invigorating than to see our community’s up and...

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​Last week our peers with Capital Crossroads in Des Moines came to the Quad Cities to share their experience with many area leaders who are working to advance the region through Q2030. During the presentation they stressed the importance of investing in quality of life amenities such as festivals, parks, trails, waterfronts and so on as essential pieces to economic development. These are the...

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What does 3D printing have to do with our local economy? It’s just one of the technologies that are transforming the way manufacturers do business. The Chamber’s Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub is helping area manufacturers connect and build expertise on new technologies including augmented and virtual reality, business analytics, b2b marketing platforms, and 3D printing....

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​With the advocacy season in its final stretch, the Chamber has two more opportunities for members to get engaged. Next week Governor Bruce Rauner will present his priorities to the Quad Cities business community during a luncheon event to be held at the iWireless Center....

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