Congratulations to the following Chamber members who are being awarded a 2018 Quad Cities Better Business Bureau Torch Award: Blackhawk Bank & Trust, Dahl Ford Davenport Inc., Golden Dreams Homecare, Grace Engineered Products, Werner Restoration Services!
Nearly thirty business and community leaders met with top lawmakers in Washington, D.C. last week to advocate on issues important to the Quad Cities region and economy. Meetings included: three senior policy advisors to the President, the six Members of the Quad Cities’ Congressional Delegation, Belgium Ambassador, Dirk Wouters, and top staff at the Departments of Commerce, Transportation, and...
This is your chance to review and discuss proposed statewide career awareness materials, which will include not only descriptions of various positions, but also career pathways clearly showing how to enter and advance through a wide range of these exciting and fulfilling careers in Iowa.
A new grant opportunity for minority-owned businesses is available through the Illinois Small Business Development Center/International Trade Center at Western Illinois University. The purpose is to support small local businesses in purchasing needed equipment. Maximum request is $1,000. Application is due April 30th, 2018.
We know that big ideas can spring from small conversation. The power of conversation starts with all of us, which is why the Quad Cities Chamber is inviting its members - organizations, businesses, and individuals - to participate in a community engagement initiative called the Quad Cities Big Table. For two days, on Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21, Quad Cities Big Table participants...
Does your company have a union workforce? The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) is preparing to grant approximately $500,000 to promote best practices in labor-management cooperation as a way to improve collective bargaining and mitigate labor-management disputes. FMCS is encouraging applications to address the shortage of skilled workers for U.S. manufacturing jobs and in other...
With the presence of a major military installation right in our community, the Quad Cities has access to some of our nation's most treasured patriotic events and ceremonies.
The Quad Cities Chamber will have a new president and CEO in place beginning April 16 when Quad Cities native Paul Rumler takes the helm of the bi-state chamber and economic development organization.
Gov. Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 455 into law on Thursday at Central High School in Davenport. SF 455 appropriates $14.1 million next school year to deliver greater equity in education spending and school bus transportation.
Please help us welcome Glen Schwab to the role of Executive Director of the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub. He comes to us with 32 years of manufacturing background, including extensive experience in supply chain management, operations, and factory management in North America, Europe, and Asia.
IWLC Quad Cities is pleased to announce the 2018 ATHENA honorees and the 2018 Male Champion of Change honorees. The Awards Dinner & Program will be held Thursday, March 29 beginning with cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at Waterfront Convention Center and will feature keynote speaker, Robyn Benincasa.
Data analytics is a critical component of every innovative manufacturer’s roadmap in the Quad Cities, informing decisions related to product development, supply chain optimization, sales and marketing spend, and other onsite efficiencies.
The Quad Cities Chamber welcomed 10 new members in the month of February. Take a look at the following member businesses, and welcome them as our newest Chamber members!
Do you have an area of expertise you’d like to share through events, e-news articles or whitepapers? Send us your proposals! Chamber members are a wealth of knowledge of expertise, and we want to provide more opportunities to showcase and share that knowledge. Please fill out this RFP form (link) and submit to Jessica Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In offices, homes, libraries and other locations, thousands of Quad Citizens will come together in small groups on April 20 -21 to discuss how to collaboratively build and maintain a connected, inclusive and stronger community.