We work behind the scenes all year long to advocate for a business climate where you can succeed. With 85% of our membership having 50 employees or less, advocacy is a critical resource that we offer to our members. The Quad Cities Chamber actively engages with government officials on all levels to promote good politics that will help grow the Quad Cities economy.
Ribbon Cuttings provide excellent networking opportunities; they are open to the public and a great way to build contacts! The Chamber conducts ribbon cutting and groundbreaking ceremonies as a complimentary service to our members. You are always invited! Be in the know and subscribe to business celebration invitations.
Did you know that as a member of the Quad Cities Chamber, any of your young professional employees automatically become members of YPQC? We know the importance talent attraction and retention has on your business and we want to help your YP’s fall in love with the region.
Over the past year, the Hub has connected nearly 1,300 attendees at 55 separate events to help educate attendees on ways to improve their business, learn about key technologies impacting manufacturing, and provide opportunities for networking and collaboration.
When local businesses do well, the whole region benefits. The Chamber hosts 70+ networking events per year, so that you have many opportunities to get out and tell people about your products and services.
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.