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

If you knew the future, what would you do differently? If you could choose the future, what would you want - for yourself, your family, your organization and our Quad Cities?

Join futurist, economist and longtime friend to the Quad Cities Rebecca Ryan, who'll take us on a journey to the future. What trends can we anticipate - and how can we think like a futurist so that we can be innovative and strategic about helping our region leapfrog the competition and become next-gen ready.

New in 2018!
The Quad Cities Chamber Business, Innovation & Leadership Sessions brings together great minds in workplace culture, entrepreneurism, community leadership, and disruptive technology, all with the goal to deliver you with takeaways to inspire and grow your business.

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Executives Club: State of Youth in America and Our Role to Ensure Great Futures
Featuring: Jim Clark, President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Friday, August 3 • 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. 
TaxSlayer Center • 1201 River Drive, Moline 

As the President & CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Jim Clark leads a network of 4,400 Clubs that serve 4 million young people annually in all 50 states and on U.S. military installations across the globe. Since joining BGCA in 2012, Clark has spearheaded a major restructuring and the launch of a new strategic direction, the Great Futures Impact Plan. Through this plan, Clubs are increasing their impact on youth by focusing on academic success, character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.
As the Quad Cities community works to develop a talent pipeline and ensure that young people are equipped to fill jobs of tomorrow, Clark will talk about national trends among youth and the role individuals play in ensuring the next generation is prepared for jobs and leadership.


Executives Club Annual Sponsor: Bush Construction, Genesis at Work, GroupServices, LivWell Seniors and TaxSlayer Center
Monthly Sponsor: Quad City Storm
Internship Best Practices
Wednesday, August 1 • 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Western Illinois University - Quad Cities, Riverfront Hall • 3300 River Drive, Moline
In today’s world, the competition for top talent is fierce. It’s never been more important for businesses to create a solid internship program to attract and cultivate future employees.   The Quad Cities Chamber is partnering with Augustana College, Black Hawk College, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, St. Ambrose University, and Western Illinois University to share internship best practices with Quad Cities businesses on August 1. Learn from a panel of experienced experts, build your network and discuss recruiting, hosting and developing interns. Registration will be limited to 100 employers (2 employees per company max).


Know Your Chamber
Tuesday, August 28 • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Genesis Heart Institute • 1236 E. Rusholme, Davenport

Ignite Quad Cities Entrepreneurs Meetup - Startup Community Spotlight: Bettendorf
Tuesday, July 31 • 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Governor's Pub & Grill, 3470 Middle Road, Bettendorf
Join us as these Bettendorf-based businesses share the highs and lows of being a business owner, and the resources and tactics they have used to carry them through as they’ve built their businesses!

Greg and Beth Aronson - Coffee Hound
Kristin and Mike Gonzales - GiGi & Max
Casey and Don Keller - K & K Hardware
Lori Sullivan, R.N., H.H.P. - NutritionWorks Holistic Health
Steve Zimmerman - Le Claire Manufacturing


Ignite Quad Cities Annual Sponsors: Cole M. DeBlaey - Bozeman, Neighbour, Patton & Noe; LLP Bill Karben - Carpentier, Mitchell, Goddard & Co. LLC; Evan Muench - IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union; Kevin M. Linn - Modern Woodmen of America
YPQC at Noon  
Tuesday, July 19
 • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
MetroLink, 1515 River Drive, Davenport 
YPQC at Noon Annual Sponsor: True Mortgage Lending
Monthly Sponsor: Adler Theatre

YPQC Annual Sponsors:  dphilms  | IHMVCU  |  Lexus of Quad Cities   
Moline Centre’s Thursday Night Summer Concert Series offers weekly free live music from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on The Plaza at Bass Street Landing. All you need to bring is a lawn chair!  Food and beverages are available for purchase. 
August 2- Reckless Ruby & The Fire
August 9 - The Stone Flowers
August 16 - The Tailfins
August 23 - The Candymakers
August 30 - Soul Storm

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