Twin State Technical Services (TSTS), a Quad Cities technology firm, is receiving the Quad Cities Innovation in Talent Development Award in the small business category. TSTS is committed to helping employees meet and exceed their educational and career goals, supports a healthy work-life balance, and through a partnership with St. Ambrose University and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, are making an impact developing young talent.

“We are a firm believer in self-direction within our staff including choice in their own work assignments and career path,” says Beth Tinsman, President, Twin State Technical Services. “We understand that the hire position may not be the position they fill throughout their time with us. We dedicate substantial dollars to training in technical and personal development, and support this by paying 100% of tuition and related costs supporting to our business model, which has led to high employee retention and happy, loyal and well-qualified employees.”

Companies receiving honorable mention for their commitment to talent development include:

Bush Construction, City of Davenport, Estes Construction, Integrity Integrated, Mandala Integrative Health, Manpower, MediaLink, Molyneaux, Robert Half, Rock Valley Physical Therapy, Russell, St. Ambrose University, Terracon, and Van Meter.

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce will recognize outstanding area businesses and individuals during its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, August 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the iWireless Center.

The Annual Meeting will also feature keynote speaker Bonin Bough, one of the world’s foremost-awarded marketing executives, host of CNBC’s Cleveland Hustles, author of Txt Me (646) 759-1837, and one of the youngest C-suite executives in a Fortune 50 company. Bough asserts that the way to win the talent war is to build an organizational culture of fearless talent.

The Quad Cities Chamber Annual Meeting is open to the general public. Advanced registration is required. Register online or call 563.823.2676 to register. Tickets are $75 for Chamber members or $85 for non-members.

The Quad Cities Chamber Annual Meeting is presented by Triumph Community Bank and Genesis Health System. Other major sponsors include Genesis Systems Group, Orthopaedic Specialists, Russell, Tri-City Electric Company, Locals Love Us, Van Meter, Edwards Creative, iWireless Center, dphilms, Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial and KWQC.

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