With the start of the new year comes new legislative sessions. We hope that you'll join us and lend your voice in advocating to make the Quad Cities a better place to live and do business. The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce hosts a number of regular events every year to advocate on behalf of our members and communities as well as to provide you with opportunities to meet and connect with your elected officials directly. Some of our events include:
Annual Capitol Visits
Every year, the Chamber organizes a delegation to visit each of our three capitols (Washington, Springfield, and Des Moines). Our aim is to advocate for the needs of our communities, build partnerships to help accomplish our goals, and to provide an opportunity for our members to interact and engage with policymakers and experts. In addition to meeting with our own elected officials, we meet with leadership in the legislatures as well as our governors and key agencies.
The Chamber hosts four legislative luncheons, two for each state, at the start of each year. At the luncheons, you have a tremendous opportunity to interact directly with your state representatives and senators to discuss and share your thoughts and concerns. We'll also share our priorities as a region, and keep you updated on the goings-on in our capitols.
Politics & Pints
Every spring and fall you can join us after work to meet with elected officials from every spectrum of the Quad Cities. Enjoy a nice drink while you connect on a personal and informal level with your representatives to all levels of government! It's a great opportunity to learn about what's hot in business, the community, and politics.
Join us Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Morning Network
Want to know what the pressing legislative issues will be in the Capitols in Des Moines and Springfield? Would you like to learn if the issues that are important for your business will be considered by Iowa and Illinois legislators? Want to find out how you can better engage in advocacy through your Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us next Wednesday at Morning Network, featuring Jason Gordon, Vice President, Public Affairs and Henry Marquard, Director, Government Affairs.
For more information about our upcoming advocacy events, visit the events page on our website.