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Let’s Act: Quad Cities Big Table Results Announced

Jillian McCleary | July 24th, 2018

On April 20 and 21, over 5,000 people from throughout the Quad Cities region gathered in small groups through the Quad Cities Big Table, an initiative organized by Q2030. Following the event, 1,714 people took a survey conducted by the third-party firm called Lextant to indicate issues their groups identified as potential ways to improve…read more

You’ve got to see this video made by teens in the QC

Rene Gellernman | May 29th, 2018

Two different crews of Fresh Films teens went around the community to film at various Big Table events. Fresh Films uses the lens of film to build confidence, technical and college/career readiness skills like collaboration and creative thinking. Local teens work on-set rotating through all film positions for films, TV shows, and documentaries. Check out…read more

Steps to take after the #QCBigTable

Rene Gellernman | May 29th, 2018

Last month, over 5,000 Quad Citizens came together in conversations across the region to talk about what matters to us and what we can do individually and collectively to make our community even better and stronger. Conversations were filled with inspiration, challenges, innovation and encouragement. So, now what? Listed below are six ways you can…read more

Equity at work, and in life

Rene Gellernman | March 19th, 2018

By Kent Pilcher President, Estes Construction Tri-Chair, Q2030 Regional Action Plan I used to view diversity as icing on the cake. As the president of Estes Construction in Davenport, I value the talent and voices that a diverse workforce brings, and I’ll admit, have also struggled at times to attract and retain people from all…read more

Quad Cities Big Table Coming April 20 – 21

Jillian McCleary | February 19th, 2018

About Quad Cities Big Table We know that big ideas can spring from a small conversation.  It’s a proven reality that people invest in what they create. The Quad Cities Big Table is a forum to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships and inspire collaborative action across the region. On Friday, April 20th and Saturday,…read more

There’s strength in “The Quad Cities”

Rene Gellernman | November 14th, 2017

“The Quad Cities.” It sounds strong. It sounds united. It sounds like a place you would want to be. It’s one of the reasons IMEG, one of the country’s largest engineering and design consulting firms headquartered in Rock Island, Illinois, now markets itself as from Quad Cities. “Talking about our region as the Quad Cities…read more

Area human service providers demonstrate collaborative, diverse partnerships

Rene Gellernman | November 14th, 2017

The vision of the Quad Cities Open Network (QCON) and the goals of the Q2030 Regional Action Plan could not be more intertwined, said the founders of QCON. “As we construct new programs, serve greater numbers of people and confront new community challenges, the Q2030 Regional Action Plan stands front and center within the work…read more

What’s your Q2030 story?

Rene Gellernman | September 21st, 2017

As we usher in year 2 of our Q2030 Regional Action Plan, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come, and where we are going, as a community. But we need your help. Please take a moment to share your Q2030 story by filling out the form below.

The world revolves on relationships

Rene Gellernman | August 28th, 2017

“The world revolves on relationships,” Reverend Dwight L. Ford will tell you. In fact, it was a relationship that brought him back to the Quad Cities nearly 20 years ago. Born in Mississippi, he spent his childhood in the Quad Cities before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps, where he served as a religious…read more

Thinking about the future they wish to create

Rene Gellernman | August 28th, 2017

The YP Think Tank might sound like a booth at the county fair or the newest reality TV show. It is anything but. A program of the Quad Cities Chamber, the Think Tank is made up of a 15-member team that leads the Young Professionals of the Quad Cities, working together and throughout the community…read more