Quad Cities Chamber events go beyond simply exchanging business cards. When you attend a Chamber event, you'll have opportunities to grow valuable business relationships, advocate for a stronger business climate, ensure your young staff members are engaged and want to stay in the region, and support and enjoy our vibrant community.
Take a look at what’s on our calendar in November to see how you can build your network this month:
|Executives Club: Using the Power of Artificial Intelligence to Engage Your Audience Featuring Tarek Kamil, Founder, Cerkl
Friday, November 2 • 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
TaxSlayer Center • 1201 River Drive, Moline
How do Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu engage their customers, and how can your business do the same? Spoiler alert: They’re using artificial intelligence, and you can too.
Tarek Kamil is an entrepreneur who is passionate about creating value by using big data and artificial intelligence. Through Cerkl, he has helped companies incorporate machine learning, behavioral analytics and personalization into their customer acquisition and engagement strategies. Tarek will break down how technologies like AI can have a place in just about any business, and how your company can meet the ever-changing expectations of customers using machine learning.
Executives Club Annual Sponsor: Bush Construction, Genesis at Work, GroupServices, LivWell Seniors and TaxSlayer Center
Monthly Sponsor: University of Iowa Tippie School of Business
Wednesday, November 14 • 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center • 101 18th Street, Moline
Event details announced soon.
AMp Up Annual Sponsors: Mediacom Business | Werner Restoration Services
Video Sponsor: dphilms
Prize Sponsor: LocalsLoveUs
Location Sponsor: Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
|Press, Promotion and Business Pitch Workshop (Chamber Members Only)
Thursday, November 1 • Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Quad Cities Chamber Davenport Office • 331 West 3rd Street, Davenport
Small businesses report they become members of the Quad Cities Chamber to increase exposure and gain new customers. During this business pitch training, Chamber members will receive coaching on how to give your business pitch and effective networking tips, as well as how to write a press release and work with the media. Also discussed will be how to elevate and further promote your business leveraging the Chamber brands and initiatives.
These meetings are open to Chamber members only, and are held the first Thursday of every month from Noon - 1:00 p.m. During the workshop, members will receive a press release template and samples as well as a local media list.
BIG - Business Information for Growth Database Suite Overview
Thursday, November 8 & Thursday, November 29 • Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Quad Cities Chamber • 331 West 3rd Street, Davenport
If you want a deeper dive into market research on the Quad Cities region and beyond, come into the Chamber to access BIG. BIG is a collection of high-powered market research databases, including Acculeads, First Research, Hoovers Plus, LoopNet, Panjiva, Plunkett Research, and Reference USA, that gives you access to proprietary business information, global trade data, consumer demographics, and more.
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Growth Wheel Workshop: Business Concept
Wednesday, November 28 • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Western Illinois University - QC Riverfront Hall Room 103/104, Moline
Product portfolio Customer portfolio Market position All Quad Cities Chamber members will have access to a business growth pathway called Growth Wheel. This pathway provides training and assistance within four key areas: customer relations / marketing and sales, operations, business concept and budget and finances. Through Growth Wheel workshops, member businesses will have the ability to identify areas of potential growth and weaknesses, and receive additional assistance to address these areas.
Business Services Annual Sponsor: Total Solutions
|Ignite Quad Cities Open Coffee
Thursday, October 11 • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
coworkqc • 102 East 2nd Street, Davenport
Ignite Quad Cities Open Coffee
Thursday, October 25 • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
coworkqc • 102 East 2nd Street, Davenport
Ignite Quad Cities Annual Sponsors: Cole M. DeBlaey - Bozeman, Neighbour, Patton & Noe LLP | Bill Karben - Carpentier, Mitchell, Goddard & Co. LLC | Evan Muench - IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union | Kevin M. Linn - Modern Woodmen of America
|YPQC at Night: Holiday Party |
Thursday, November 29 • 5:30 - 7:30
J Bar • 4215 Elmore Ave, Davenport
Sip. Savor. Socialize. The J Bar is your destination for work or play. Join friends and other young Quad Citizens after work for food and fun at YPQC At Night in the Quad Cities. RSVP>
YPQC at Night Annual Sponsor: Ascentra Credit Union
YPQC Party Sponsor: Estes Construction
YPQC Annual Sponsors: dphilms | IHMVCU | Lexus of Quad Cities
|Hub Huddle: Business Expansion Resources Available through Economic Development|
Friday, November 9 • 6:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Quad Cities Chamber • 331 W. 3rd St, Davenport
The Quad Cities is a region on the rise. Companies in the Quad Cities rely on our productive workforce, our integrated logistics network, competitive cost of doing business, and a growing entrepreneurial culture. Let us help you meet your business growth goals. Whether you’re a local business that is ready to expand, an entrepreneur with an idea to launch, or are considering a new location in the Quad Cities, we’re here to help connect you with resources to do just that. Time will be provided for Q & A and networking with other attendees.