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Author to share secrets of motivating young people in workplace at free event

Generational expert Mark Perna’s proven insights will give students, parents, educators, and employers the action steps to get ahead with a competitive advantage. Experience the breakthrough strategies to expand young people’s opportunities, motivating them to set goals, discover their passion, and achieve at a higher level.

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Van Meter's purpose is simple: to create lasting value for those we serve. Lura McBride, CEO of Van Meter, shared that companies that are in pursuit of purpose ​and​ profit are far more successful. Check out Lura's reading list.

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A competitive business climate, support for economic growth, and investment in infrastructure, education and workforce top the list of issues the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce will push with legislators in 2019.

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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.

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The New Year is here and if your resolution was to make more business connections, we've created plenty of opportunities for you to make that happen. Take a look at what's on our calendar this month and add these events to your schedule.

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Want to do your part to help develop our future manufacturing workforce? You can by helping to promote The Elevate Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship application, which is available now! Elevate Iowa is giving away 15 $500 scholarships to high school seniors who are attending an Iowa community college in the fall for a career in advanced manufacturing.

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We anticipate the Illinois State House to vote to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour today (Feb. 14). The Quad Cities Chamber continues to hear from members that this increase will be devastating to their business, and our region. The Chamber continues to advocate against this bill, and attended the House Labor Committee hearing on this issue yesterday. We are joined by the Illinois Chamber...

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Today, the Illinois State Senate voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. “We are opposed to this bill because it will hurt our regional economy,” said Paul Rumler, President & CEO of the Quad Cities Chamber. “As a border community, when Illinois has a minimum wage double the amount in Iowa, it creates an uneven playing field for our businesses.”

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Iowa Economic Development Authority seeks participants for international trade missions, shows

The Iowa Economic Authority’s International Trade Office organizes trade missions and trade shows to support Iowa companies grow and expand exports. Check out these upcoming opportunities to promote your products on a global basis.

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Learn about contracting opportunities with the US Army Corps of Engineers at Industry Day

Join the US Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District for its first ever Industry Day, hosted by Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Rock Island Post and featuring the upper Mississippi Valley districts of the Corps (St Louis and St Paul). Held Feb. 28, the event will provide area businesses a platform for direct engagement with the Corps as well as educational opportunities to...

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Learn more about doing business with the Rock Island Arsenal at Midwest Government Contracting Symposium

With a $719B defense budget in 2019, the time is now to learn more about doing business with agencies located on the Rock Island Arsenal or contract opportunities issued by these agencies. ​Mark your calendar now for the NDIA Iowa-Illinois Chapter’s 12th Annual Midwest Government Contracting Symposium to be held May 22-23 in Moline and sponsored by the Quad Cities Chamber and Illinois Defense...

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