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

Executives Club: Diverse Strategies for Inclusive Workplace Cultures featuring Alfred Ramirez, owner, Diverse Strategies  
Friday, December 7 • 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.    
TaxSlayer Center • 1201 River Drive, Moline    

When it comes to diversity and inclusion, what can you be doing differently? Building an inclusive workplace goes beyond just being the right thing to do, the business case can be made and many companies that have implemented diversity strategies are thriving.
So just what are you doing, who’s responsible and accountable? How agile and sustainable are your efforts? Are you at a standstill or are you having difficulty getting started? Alfred Ramirez, Owner/Principal Consultant, Diverse Strategies will share new frameworks and approaches to help you build a welcoming culture where people can be themselves, thrive and fully impact the organization. Join us at Executives Club to discuss diversity and inclusion inside and outside of your organization with some unique frameworks and understandings.


Executives Club Annual Sponsor: Bush Construction, Genesis at Work, GroupServices, LivWell Seniors and TaxSlayer Center   

Monthly Sponsor: Quad City Storm
Know Your Chamber
Wednesday, December 12 • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Genesis Heart Institute, Adler Room Lower Level • 1236 E. Rusholme, Davenport

The Quad Cities Chamber staff is always working for our members, but do you know all of the resources available to you through your membership? We invite you to attend Know Your Chamber, where you'll meet the staff members who are working on your behalf, learn about new ways you can benefit from the resources available, and the many ways in which your investment is helping to grow the Quad Cities region.  

Know Your Chamber is a FREE event and lunch is provided.  

Space is limited. RSVP today!

Press, Promotion and Business Pitch Workshop (Chamber Members Only)   
Thursday, December 6 • Noon - 1:00 p.m.   
Quad Cities Chamber Davenport Office • 331 West 3rd Street, Davenport  

Small businesses report they become members of the Quad Cities Chamber to increase exposure and gain new customers. During this business pitch training, Chamber members will receive coaching on how to give your business pitch and effective networking tips, as well as how to write a press release and work with the media.  Also discussed will be how to elevate and further promote your business leveraging the Chamber brands and initiatives.     These meetings are open to Chamber members only, and are held the first Thursday of every month from Noon - 1:00 p.m. During the workshop, members will receive a press release template and samples as well as a local media list.  


BIG - Business Information for Growth Database Suite Overview  
Thursday, December 8 • Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Quad Cities Chamber • 331 West 3rd Street, Davenport  

 If you want a deeper dive into market research on the Quad Cities region and beyond, come into the Chamber to access BIG. BIG is a collection of high-powered market research databases, including Acculeads, First Research, Hoovers Plus, LoopNet, Panjiva, Plunkett Research, and Reference USA, that gives you access to proprietary business information, global trade data, consumer demographics, and more. 


Growth Wheel Workshop: Operations 
Wednesday, December 19 • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Western Illinois University - QC Riverfront Hall Room 103/104, Moline

All Quad Cities Chamber members will have access to a business growth pathway called Growth Wheel.  This pathway provides training and assistance within four key areas: customer relations / marketing and sales, operations, business concept and budget and finances.  Through Growth Wheel workshops, member businesses will have the ability to identify areas of potential growth and weaknesses, and receive additional assistance to address these areas. 


Business Services Annual Sponsor:
 Total Solutions
Ignite Quad Cities Open Coffee  
Thursday, December 13 • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.   
coworkqc • 102 East 2nd Street, Davenport    

This is a casual gathering of entrepreneurs and early stage businesses sharing challenges and best practices to validate and grow their businesses.

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: Comedy, Food, Fun and Prizes!  
Tuesday, December 11 
• 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
The Establisment•  220 19th St, Rock Island  

Kick off the holidays with a lunch full of laughs with Comedy Sportz. Join us for an amazing lunch from Thunder Bay Grille. Plus, prize drawings just in time for the gift giving season!


YPQC at Noon Annual Sponsor: True Mortgage Lending   
YPQC Party Sponsor: Estes Construction
Lunch Sponsor: Thunder Bay Grille
YPQC Annual Sponsors:  dphilms  | IHMVCU  |  Lexus of Quad Cities   

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