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.
Policymakers pushed a re-write to our tax system late last week in the most significant rewrite since 1986. The tax bill will impact every business in different ways, and as the bill heads to conference committee for reconciliation, we want to help area businesses understand the ins and outs of the two bills.
Do you have employees that you would like to get engaged with the Quad Cities Chamber? Do you have new hires that need to get acclimated with the area? Know Your Chamber is the perfect event for your employees to get connected to the region.
Last month we celebrated the expansion and new location for Craftsmen Trailer LLC at 2607 Research Parkway in Davenport!
Quad Cities businesses rely on strong air service, and companies considering a new community in which to expand also want confidence that they will be able to easily and reliably conduct their business travel. During a recent trade show, several of our staff members heard from a panel of site selectors who discussed the wide variety of factors they consider when sourcing new locations for their...
The Iowa Economic Development Authority is seeking applications from Iowa-based businesses for funding available through its Iowa Student Internship Program.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology just released a new handbook now available online to help small manufacturers better understand how to comply with the new Defense Federal Regulations related to cybersecurity.