Over one thousand business and community leaders gathered last week for the Quad Cities Chamber Annual Meeting to celebrate companies in the region and hear from marketing expert Bonin Bough. 

Bonin stressed that businesses need to help unleash employees' entrepreneurial spirit, showcase their success stories to the outside world, and create rock stars. He asserted that we are in the middle of a war on talent and we can't hire our way to our future. We must retrain our assets, the people who make up our organization, investing in them to grow them.
We hope every Chamber member will join us in building a culture in the Quad Cities that is not afraid to dream big, creating a community that is inclusive, supportive and powers up our people. 

See photos from the event, here.

The Chamber presented awards for Quad Cities Innovation in Talent Development, Quad Citizen and Q2030. View the award winners here.

Local media coverage highlights:

Q-C Chamber celebrates youth, entrepreneurs 

Businesses need to think different, Bough tells Chamber

Innovation to be honored at Chamber’s annual meeting

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Why work in the Quad Cities? This is a region that thrives on new ideas, encourages collaboration over competition, and invests in our people to push our community forward. We are building a culture of fearless talent, allowing each other to dream bigger than they thought they could dream.

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