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​Congratulations to Missman, who has earned the largest construction, engineering and inspection (CEI) contract with the Iowa Department of Transportation for the new I-74 bridge in conjunction with HNTB Corporation and Quigg Engineering, Inc. The project will consist of the I-74 approach spans over the river on both sides of the main arch span bridge; the main arch span bridge; westbound Iowa...

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Davenport, IA – March 17, 2017 – Deb Boland, Director of Relocation with Mel Foster Co., spoke at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Annual Conference, which took place March 1-3 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The conference was part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Conference Week, a series of events that drew an impressive audience of 2,000...

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The City of Moline's annual State of the City Address will held on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 12:00 p.m., at the iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline, IL....

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Tucked away inside a former bank vault in Downtown Davenport, Iowa, The Vault Beauty Lounge & Urban Retreat offers therapeutic massages and clinical skincare re|treat|ments for guests seeking refuge from the everyday hustle and bustle....

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Science lessons that let students step into the world through virtual reality will soon be shared across the world. Chamber member, VictoryVR, the Davenport-based virtual reality science curriculum company, has been acquired, in part, by Kendall Hunt, a leading textbook publisher based in Dubuque, Iowa. It's also partnered with Master Concepts, a Hong-Kong based distributor of school-related...

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Missman, in conjunction with HNTB Corporation and Quigg Engineering, Inc., will provide construction engineering and inspection services to the Iowa Department of Transportation. This project will consist of the I-74 approach spans over the river on both sides of the main arch span bridge; the main arch span bridge; westbound Iowa viaduct; and the westbound exit ramp to US 67....

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Want to stay in the know on everything happening in downtown Davenport and Moline? Two divisions of the Chamber, Downtown Davenport Partnership and Moline Centre, send regular communication on news and events happening in their respective downtowns. As a member of the Quad Cities Chamber, previously you were receiving these newsletters but because we want to ensure we're sending you just the...

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Young professionals are looking for vibrant communities, environments where they can easily connect and build a strong network for success. Last September, YPQC aligned its work with Q2030 regional action plan and created a YP Think Tank to champion efforts in retaining talent and improving quality of life for YP’s....

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Iowa advocacy events share key themes and risks

​The Chamber hosted Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s Condition of the State Address and an Iowa Legislative Luncheon last week, providing two back to back opportunities for members to engage with state elected officials. With an anticipated confirmation to become Ambassador to China happening as soon as April, in his final major speech in the Quad Cities, Governor Branstad touted...

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Kraft Heinz hosts Governor Branstad’s tour of new facility

Governor Terry Branstad and local economic development partners had the opportunity last week to get a look into the new $200 million Kraft Heinz project that is currently being built. The new structure, which replaces the 106 year old, six story building, will be a 330,000 square foot, one-story, state-of-the-art facility that will allow the company to operate and grow efficiently. Company...

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Integrity Insurance, a property and casualty carrier, is proud to announce Mel Foster Insurance has earned a spot in the 2017 Leadership Circle, which honors the top-tier of agencies for their work in 2016. To achieve Leadership Circle status, Mel Foster Insurance met specific criteria based on premium, profitability and growth....

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Passing a budget deal in Illinois is the Chamber’s top legislative priority for 2017. Our legislative agenda is focused on advocating for policies that foster a strong business climate, and the lack of a budget for over 600 days is causing undue stress on the businesses and the community at-large....

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While on our annual advocacy trip to Des Moines, Chamber members reinforced to our elected leaders that workforce is a growing business need and education is crucial to developing a strong workforce. We’ve continued to work with elected leaders to create a more equitable per-pupil school funding formula. As it stands, the legislature is currently considering two proposed bills to address...

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