Ignite Quad Cities, a program of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, is here to connect you to resources, a network, and a community of like-minded individuals as you work to launch your startup or test new business ideas.
Did you know the Quad Cities Chamber, in partnership with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, offers two sets of market research databases that can help your business grow?
The Member Information Center (MIC) is your one-stop source for tools to promote your business, access to resources, and opportunities to connect with other members directly from your computer or mobile device.
Three local companies talk about the assistance they’ve received so far from the Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment Program, which supports the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub. The Illinois DIA Program is helping Quad Cities regional manufacturing and defense suppliers with various programs to navigate technological opportunities and challenges in order for companies to remain...
2018 is soon upon us, and with that comes the kickoff of the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub’s early morning Hub Huddles!
Policymakers are pushing to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR 1, S1) yet this week. This bill is the most significant change to the federal tax code since 1986.
Aim to get more engaged with the Chamber in the new year to grow your business and build the community. Through the events we host each month, the Chamber creates opportunities for members to make new business connections, learn new tools, and grow business. Take a look at what’s on our calendar in January to see how you can build your network this month:
As the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub looks toward 2018, we are asking for feedback about our activities to help us gain further insight into our customers' needs, and how we can assist with their continued growth.
What’s it like to be a Big with Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Quad Cities? If you’re like many people, you have heard of Big Brothers Big Sisters, but you aren’t exactly sure what all it means to become a “Big”. You might even know that Big Brothers or Big Sisters are mentors to an area youth, but that word- mentor- seems a little ambiguous. So, what does it mean to be a mentor...
A competitive business climate, investment in infrastructure, support for economic growth, and investment in education and workforce top the list of issues the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce will push with legislators in 2018.
Help us welcome Jeannie Swords and her team as new members of the Chamber! Jeannie has provided residents of the Quad Cities region with home financing for over 30 years.
The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub still has free one-on-one assistance available to help companies develop plans to implement emerging technologies critical to a business’ operations. Valued at an average of $10,000 per project, the consultation and resulting implementation plan will be provided at no cost as part of the Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment (DIA) Program, of which...
Have you met any of our Chamber Ambassadors yet? These outstanding volunteers are there to celebrate with members as they reach important business milestones such as expansions, grand openings or major anniversaries. They also welcome members at events, have tremendous knowledge of the business community, and are passionate about helping fellow members succeed and expand their networks. This year,...
Last month we celebrated CBI Bank & Trust one year anniversary of their grand reopening in downtown Davenport with a ribbon cutting. CBI Bank & Trust is proud to serve Muscatine, Washington, Johnson and Scott counties in eastern Iowa and Rock Island county in western Illinois. Their bank locations are staffed with qualified banking and lending experts to help you when you need it.
The Iowa Economic Development Authority's (IEDA) International Trade Office (ITO), in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), offers financial assistance to eligible Iowa small companies to help companies market their products and services to a global audience.