We anticipate the Illinois State House to vote to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour today (Feb. 14). The Quad Cities Chamber continues to hear from members that this increase will be devastating to their business, and our region. The Chamber continues to advocate against this bill, and attended the House Labor Committee hearing on this issue yesterday. We are joined by the Illinois Chamber...
Are you looking to find opportunities for business growth within our area’s defense industry supply chain? Then you won’t want to miss the next Hub Huddle from 9-10:30 a.m., Friday, March 8!
Talent Link (State Work-Based Learning Intermediary Network) aims to educate parents and students on lucrative and local jobs in manufacturing
Are you looking to find opportunities for business growth within our area’s defense industry supply chain? Then you won’t want to miss the next Hub Huddle rescheduled for March 8!
As the nation again looks to Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses to begin the process of vetting candidates for the White House, St. Ambrose University, the Quad-City Times and the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce will partner to host a series of panel interviews with interested caucus candidates from across the political spectrum.
Van Meter's purpose is simple: to create lasting value for those we serve. Lura McBride, CEO of Van Meter, shared that companies that are in pursuit of purpose and profit are far more successful. Check out Lura's reading list.
ROC members challenged our region to think differently and spawned the Q2030 movement. Today, they're talking about what the Quad Cities will look like when our region has grown by 50,000 new residents.
Today, the Illinois State Senate voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. “We are opposed to this bill because it will hurt our regional economy,” said Paul Rumler, President & CEO of the Quad Cities Chamber. “As a border community, when Illinois has a minimum wage double the amount in Iowa, it creates an uneven playing field for our businesses.”
Elevate Advanced Manufacturing is giving away 15 $500 scholarships to high school seniors who are attending an Iowa community college in the fall for a career in advanced manufacturing.
The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce joined other business groups throughout the state of Illinois in opposition to raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, over the next 4 years. The current minimum wage in Illinois is $8.25 per hour. The bill is expected to be heard in a Senate committee this week.
With a $719B defense budget in 2019, the time is now to learn more about doing business with agencies located on the Rock Island Arsenal or contract opportunities issued by these agencies. Mark your calendar now for the NDIA Iowa-Illinois Chapter’s 12th Annual Midwest Government Contracting Symposium to be held May 22-23 in Moline and sponsored by the Quad Cities Chamber and Illinois Defense...
The Quad Cities Chamber welcomed 17 new members in the month of January. Take a look at the following member businesses, and welcome them as our newest Chamber members!
Nominate a deserving woman for the 2019 ATHENA Awards® and a deserving man for the 2019 Male Champion of Change award. Nominations will remain open until February 15, 2019.
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.
A competitive business climate, support for economic growth, and investment in infrastructure, education and workforce top the list of issues the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce will push with legislators in 2019.