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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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​Research has shown that millennials work for purpose over paychecks, knowing this, the Chamber's work through Young Professionals of the Quad Cities (YPQC) helps to cultivate a culture attractive to young talent by helping them find purpose in contributing to the growth of the region....

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Washburn leaves mark on building trades

​After a 15-year career leading the Tri-City Building and Construction Trades Council, Rory Washburn was just as comfortable advocating for a new construction project in a boardroom filled with elected officials and business leaders as he was out smoothing over conflicts out on a job site....

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The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce is seeking an Events Intern to assist with on-going and annual Chamber events....

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IWLC -The Women’s Connection is pleased to announce the 2017 Athena Awards Honorees and the 2017 Male Champions of Change Honorees. The 2017 Athena Event, sponsored by Merrill Lynch and UnityPoint – Trinity will be held on Thursday, March 30 at 11:30 am at Rhythm City Casino Resort in Davenport, Iowa....

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What does the Cubs World Series championship win have to do with the global economy? According to Luke Chandler, Deputy Chief Economist for Deere & Company, it speaks to cautious optimism of 2017 and the sentiment of 2016 as the year of low-probability events, from Brexit and the Trump presidency, to the Cubs taking the World Series title....

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Taylor RyMar joins IMEG Corp.

Arizona-based engineering firm Taylor RyMar Corporation (TRC) has joined Rock Island-based IMEG Corp. Effective March 1, TRC and the Phoenix offices of KJWW and TTG Engineers will operate as one under their corporate IMEG name....

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Living Lands & Waters (LL&W) announced the launch of a 28-acre land restoration project, with kick-off beginning this Friday, February 24th, at 12:00 pm. One of the state’s largest land restoration initiatives in recent history, the project stretches along the I-80 gateway in the State of Illinois, and will encompass a complete restoration of two tracks of land back to a native prairie, with the...

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