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

Executives Club: Business Impact of Corporate Culture featuring Lura McBride, CEO, Van Meter
Friday, February 1 • 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
TaxSlayer Center • 1201 River Drive Drive, Moline      

Van Meter is a 100% employee-owned organization that is focused on helping their people be their best so they in turn can help their customers be their best.  Van Meter’s purpose is to create lasting value for their customers and their employee-owners.  Lura McBride will share some insights on Van Meter’s story and the culture they have intentionally created over the years that has fueled the company’s growth and success


Press, Promotion & Business Pitch Workshop
Thursday, February 7 • Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Quad Cities Chamber • 331 West 3rd St, Davenport

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, February 14  • 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.   


Hub Huddle: Getting the Most from the Hub's Supply Chain Mapping Tool
Friday, February 8 • 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Quad Cities Chamber • 331 West 3rd Street, Davenport  

Are you looking to map opportunities for business growth in the area’s defense industry supply chain? Then you won’t want to miss the next Hub Huddle!

The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub has access to a new Supply Chain Mapping (SCM) tool as part of the Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment program to help regional manufacturers and others in the defense industry supply chain better understand complex data related to defense spending in the region. 

Legislative Coffee & Conversation
Friday, February 22 • 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Element Moline • 316 12th St, Moline

Legislative coffee events provide Chamber members and their employees the opportunity to establish relationships with key policymakers and voice views on issues moving in the legislature. Utilize this event to connect with legislators and Chamber members to advocate for policies that will support growing the Quad Cities economy.

Ignite Quad Cities Open Coffee    
Thursday, February 14 & Thursday, February 28 • 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. 


YPQC at Noon: Young & Unstoppable: How to standout, influence, and make an impact that matters featuring  Dave "The Shef" Sheffield
Thursday, February 21 
• 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   
TaxSlayer Center •  1201 River Drive, Moline 

Discover why young leaders across North America are raving about Dave "The Shef" Sheffield's program, "Young & Unstoppable: How to Standout, Influence, and Make an Impact that Matters” by attending YPQC Network at Noon. In this program, you will discover the following:  How to standout in a crowded marketplace 3 ways that most people prevent their own success Heavy doses of “mental floss’ to inspire and motivate


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