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 May to see how you can build your network this month:

EXECUTIVES CLUB: featuring Major General Gamble, Commanding General for the Army Sustainment Command and Senior Mission Commander for the Rock Island Arsenal
May 4 • 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline 
Cost: $25 for members / Program exclusively for Presidents, CEO's and Executives 

Major General Gamble, Commanding General for the Army Sustainment Command (ASC) and Senior Mission Commander for the Rock Island Arsenal will discuss the complex mission of Army Sustainment Command (ASC) and how wherever the Army is in the world, ASC is also there. Hear firsthand from MG Gamble on the latest information, significant projects and exciting developments that are happening at Rock Island Arsenal that benefit the entire Quad Cities region.  


Executives Club Annual Sponsors:  Bush Construction  |  Genesis at Work  |  Group Services  |  LivWell Seniors  |  TaxSlayer Center
Executives Club Monthly Sponsor: Werner Restoration 

Tuesday, May 15 • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Rhythm City Casino Resort
Cost: $25 for members, $35 for public - lunch included  

Join us as Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds & Lt. Governor Adam Gregg provide a review of this year’s legislative session, share accomplishments, and describe ideas to move Iowa forward.


Presenting Sponsor: Tri-City Electric 


Marketing in the Socialsphere
Featuring: Anne Spoden Kiss, Vice President of Digital Services, TAG, and Olivia Cronin, A/V Producer, Social Media Strategist and Data Analyst, TAG, and Ken Croken, Sr. VP of Business Development.
Wednesday, May 2 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock Island 
Cost: Free for members, $10 for public  


Talent, Harassment, Pay and Crises: Managing HR with Limited Resources
Featuring Jim Morgan, VP of Member Experience, MRA
Wednesday, May 9 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Blaze Restoration Inc., 5310 Avenue of the Cities, Moline 
Cost: Free for members, $10 for public


Employee Engagement Tools: How to Ignite Passion to Drive Results
Featuring Ginny Wilson-Peters, President & Owner, Integrity Integrated
Wednesday, May 23 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Scott Community College Urban Campus, 101 W. 3rd St (Rooms 116/117), Davenport 
Cost: Free for members, $10 for public


Headshot Refresh Event + Member Mob: Dphilms
Wednesday, May 30
Headshot sessions: 7:15 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Member Mob: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Dphilms, 2227 3rd Ave, Rock Island
Cost: $35 for members / Member Mob is free to attend
Did you know that LinkedIn users with a photo receive 21 times more views than users without one, and users with a professional headshot receive yet 14 times more views? During this Small Business Series event Quinn Kirkpatrick with dphilms will take professional lifestyle headshots. Call Sara at 563.823.2656 to reserve your 15 minute headshot session.

Following this event, you’ll be ready to spruce up your LinkedIn profile, but networking IRL (in real life) is still as important as ever! Return to dphilms after work for networking and a happy hour Member Mob. 

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Small Business Series Annual Sponsor: Northwest Bank & Trust

AMP UP: Countdown to the John Deere Classic
May 16  •  7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Isle Casino Hotel, 1777 Isle Pkwy, Bettendorf
Cost: $20 for members, $35 for public

The John Deere Classic is a longtime signature event in the Quad Cities that draws thousands to the region each summer and provides an incredibly positive economic impact to the community. Join us as we count down the days until the 2018 John Deere Classic and reveal some of this year’s exciting news for the tournament and Birdies for Charity along with our great partners, John Deere and WQAD. It’s not just about the golf either - learn about the economic & charitable impact the PGA TOUR stop has on the Quad Cities region.


AMp Up Annual Sponsors: Mediacom Business | Werner Restoration
AMp Up Monthly Sponsor: John Deere Classic
AMp Up Video Sponsor: dphilms
AMp Up Prize Sponsor: LocalsLoveUs

OPEN COFFEE: Convenient Disruption featuring Michael Lawrence, Founder of BluJaket
Thursday, May 10  •  8:00 - 9:00 a.m. 
coworkqc, 102 E. 2nd St. Davenport  
Cost: Free to attend  

Join us as Michael Lawrence, founder of BluJaket, shares his startup story and the anatomy of his launch.  Find out the importance of convenience in your personal and entrepreneurial life as a strategy, tool and a disrupter.  BluJaket, launched in January, is a mobile app that sends devices who have the app downloaded deals and coupons in real time. 


OPEN COFFEE: Be seen as the expert in your field by writing a book! 
Thursday, May 24  •  8:00 - 9:00 a.m. 
coworkqc, 102 E. 2nd St. Davenport  
Cost: Free to attend  

Do you want to know to how to share your mission, get recognized as an expert and fulfill your purpose in a big way?  Write a book!  Find out the three easy steps to start your book and position yourself as the expert that you really are!

Ignite Annual Sponsors: Bozeman, Neighbour, Patton & Noe, LLP  |  Carpientier Mitchell Goddard Company  |  IHMVCU  |  Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial - Kevin Linn, Financial Representative


YPQC at Night: Crawford Brew Works
Thursday, May 17
 • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  

Come to YPQC at Night and be one of the first Quad Citizens to step into Crawford Brew Works in Bettendorf, Iowa! This highly anticipated project is slated to open in May, with the official opening date is yet to be announced! We can't wait to throw a party in this 3,500-square foot micro-brewery and taproom!

YPQC Morning Coffee
Thursday, May 24  •  8:00 - 9:00 a.m. 
coworkqc, 102 E. 2nd St. Davenport  
Cost: Free to attend  
Grab a cup of coffee and meet other young Quad Citizens on your way to work. This FREE monthly gathering meets monthly at Coworkqc. Hang around for Ignite Quad Cities Open Coffee to exchange ideas and learn about the latest entrepreneurial efforts in the community. 


YPQC Annual Sponsors:  dphilms  | IHMVCU  |  Lexus of Quad Cities   Network at Night Annual Sponsor: Ascentra Credit Union

HUB HUDDLE: Introduction to Lean

Friday, May 11 • 6:30 - 8:00 a.m.   
Quad Cities Chamber - Arconic Room, 331 W. 3rd St., Davenport  
Cost: Free to attend   

Join us at the next Hub Huddle to learn the building blocks of Lean, which provides tools and processes to eliminate waste from the manufacturing process, in order to efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability.


Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub Annual Sponsor: Northwest Bank & Trust Company

Saturday, May 12 • 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Bass Street Plaza, 100 17th St, Moline
Cost: $20 for public, $30 VIP (only available by advance purchase)

Start American Craft Beer Week at The 2018 Quad Cities Craft Beer Fest! This is an event that showcases various micro breweries throughout the greater Quad Cities area. This event is limited to micro/nano breweries from the area and is meant as a means for the attendees to be able to interact with the brewery representatives and each other.


Thursday, May 17 • 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Downtown Davenport
Cost: Free to attend

Third Thursday is a special monthly self-guided tour of downtown Davenport’s growing shopping scene. Discover the many unique and locally owned shops during this featured event from 5 – 9pm and take advantage of many Third Thursday specials being offered by participating businesses. 

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