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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. Take a look at what’s on our calendar in March to see how...

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​Dave “The Shef” Sheffield has inspired thousands across the country through his books, videos and live programs, and last week he kicked off the Chamber’s YPQC at Noon 2019 series with an inspirational message on how to standout, influence and make an impact that matters.

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Recently, Illinois passed a bill to increase minimum wage, despite opposition from the Quad Cities Chamber and many other chambers across the state. In order to keep you informed, here are the facts of the law to help you prepare in the coming years.​ In Illinois, the minimum wage will raise to $9.25/hour on January 1, 2020​. On July 1, 2020, it will raise to $10/hour. On January 1, 2021,...

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Chamber Economic Development division embraces “next generation” strategy with new roles, team members

​Technology is causing disruptive change in business delivery models across all industries – healthcare, manufacturing, travel, and logistics, to name a few – and economic development is no different. In order to adapt to and stay ahead of these changes, Quad Cities First, the economic development division of the Quad Cities Chamber, has been hard at work implementing a next generation...

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​The Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) and Figge Art Museum, in cooperation with the City of Davenport, presented a proposal that integrates public art concepts in to the design and development of the RiverVision plan and ongoing riverfront improvements. Produced in conjunction with RDG Dahlquist Art Studio, a division of RDG Planning & Design of Des Moines, the plan focuses on the Davenport...

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​Ambassadors are highly-visible advocates for the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and often serve as the first point of contact for members celebrating their business success through ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings. These Quad Citizens are an extension of Chamber staff who serve as a valuable point of contact within the business community and are available to members as a resource and to...

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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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As the nation again looks to Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses to begin the process of vetting candidates for the White House, St. Ambrose University, the Quad-City Times and the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce will partner to host a series of panel interviews with interested caucus candidates from across the political spectrum.

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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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ROC members challenged our region to think differently and spawned the Q2030 movement. Today, they're talking about what the Quad Cities will look like when our region has grown by 50,000 new residents.

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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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