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.”
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.
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.
WQPT’s political coverage on “The Cities with Jim Mertens” received a second place award from the Iowa Broadcast News Association on Saturday night for their series of political discussions during the 2016 election cycle. WQPT also took home a third place award for their “Snapshots” program titled “Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge.”
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...
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.
New Women's Integrative Lifestyle Forum featuring 3 nationally renowned experts coming soon to Davenport - National experts headline ground breaking public forum focusing on Women’s wellness and prevention
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.
Hip, Art-Inspired Hotel Coming to Davenport, Iowa this Summer Blending chic elegance with Midwestern charm, The Current Iowa adds an exciting Quad Cities hotel option
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
What are some of the ways you can avoid overlooking implementing solid, consistent Human Resources practices? Join Group Services Human Resources expert, Doug Petersma, on a webinar where he will review ways to avoid potential issues with morale or even legal intervention. He will also discuss what you can do to get your workforce onboard with your organization's goals and help your team...