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

Transcript of speech given by Think Tankers after accepting the Q2030 Award

Rene Gellernman | August 28th, 2017

The following speech was delivered two weeks ago after the YP Think Tank received a Q2030 Award at the Quad Cities Chamber’s Annual Meeting. The Young Professionals of the Quad Cities Think Tank is honored to receive the 2017 Q2030 Award. Our dream team of young, emerging community leaders have come together with one purpose…read more

WVIK announces Q2030-aligned podcasts, The Great Quad Cities Listen

Jillian McCleary | August 24th, 2017

The Q2030 Regional Action Plan seeks to improve regional attitudes, perceptions and engagement. WVIK is one of the community partners leading the way toward this goal by launching a new podcast to collect personal stories of Quad Citizens. The Great Quad Cities Listen intends to capture the diverse voices that make up our Quad Cities by collecting,…read more

Palmer College of Chiropractic donates building to Scott County Family YMCA

Jillian McCleary | August 24th, 2017

Palmer College of Chiropractic has donated the building at 724 N. Harrison St. to the Scott County Family YMCA. It currently houses the Palmer YMCA Early Learning Center.   “Palmer has provided direct support to the important YMCA mission for years,” said Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., Palmer College chancellor and CEO. “We took this opportunity…read more

Quad Cities libraries collaborating to close education achievement gap through book, awareness

Rene Gellernman | February 22nd, 2017

An initiative to level the playing field when it comes to kids and their education has been met with a diverse and energetic group of supporters in Quad City communities thanks to a small grant made by the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, and a few determined library staffers. The United Way of…read more

Q-C manufacturing hub geared up to help businesses grow

Rene Gellernman | February 20th, 2017

By Jennifer DeWitt, Quad-City Times Like the area manufacturers it will serve, the Quad-Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub aims to build a better product. It is not an individual part, a metal, weaponry or a farm machine. But rather, the Hub — an initiative a few years in the making — is on a quest to build…read more