Kristin Glass, Interim CEO and Rene Gellerman, Senior Vice President were in the news this weekend talking about the many strengths and opportunities within the Quad Cities region.
Kristin shared her thoughts on regional collaboration, assets and celebrating success: "We don't do economic development by ourselves; it takes many players," Glass said. "Being a regional organization, we can connect the dots."
"I think our greatest strength is all the different assets in our communities we have throughout the entire region," she went on to say. "Each community has their own unique assets, which when we come together, we are really powerful. . .Our biggest opportunity is feeling positive, celebrating our successes," she said of a main challenge. "We have to be proud of what we've done."
As a member of United Way’s “Women United,” a dedicated group of volunteers who are passionate about ensuring opportunities for children from birth to five years old so they’re ready for kindergarten, Rene shared her thoughts as part of a regular column that offers advice from established professionals to those just starting off in their careers.
On what is the best thing about doing business in the Quad Cities, Rene says “For those building a career in the Quad-Cities, the best thing about our region is our boundless opportunity. Never has there been such a broad base movement to work together to make our region more cool, creative, connected and prosperous. Quad-Citizens have an opportunity to make a difference here. Our business and public sector leaders want us all to share the responsibility of shaping the future.