Highlights of the 2018 Quad Cities Big Table

ampadmin | December 28th, 2018

In April 2018, the Quad Cities Big Table, an initiative of the Q2030 Regional Action Plan, brought thousands of people together to talk, listen and learn from one another. Conversations included participants ranging from children to seniors and were spread among offices, homes, schools, churches, libraries and other public and private spaces. Over a 48-hour…read more

Year in review: Quad Cities Big Table spurs regional growth

Jack Cullen | December 28th, 2018

The 2018 Quad Cities Big Table inspired people to work together to make our region more cool, creative, connected and prosperous. Some of those success stories will be highlighted in the Jan. 10 edition of our digital newsletter, Q2030 in Action. If you have not already subscribed, click here to sign up. We also want to know…read more

Big Table in Action: QC Pastport celebrates Quad Cities’ history

Andrea Olson | December 19th, 2018

The first Quad Cities Big Table last spring elevated civic conversation and fostered new relationships, inspiring Quad Citizens to turn their ideas into action. Natalie Linville-Mass and Rachel Thomas are two of those Quad Citizens. The friends attended separate discussions, but they each walked away with a similar wish: to see the region’s historic buildings…read more

East Moline Paleteros seek community support after theft

Jack Cullen | December 14th, 2018

A budding mobile food business that raises money to send youth in East Moline on an annual school trip to Washington, D.C., suffered a major setback this week. The pedal-powered trike and freezer that fuels the East Moline Paletero Project were stolen from storage on 15th Avenue in East Moline. The East Moline Police Department…read more

Community Foundation’s new name, identity aligns with Q2030

Jack Cullen | November 27th, 2018

The public charity formerly known as the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend launched a new brand this month by changing its name to the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The new identity reflects the 55-year-old organization’s commitment to bettering the region through a variety of gifts, funds, grants and scholarships. Overnight, we went through…read more

Success drives pro athletes back to the Quad Cities

Jack Cullen | November 26th, 2018

The Quad Cities has a rich history of producing successful amateur and professional athletes, and three of the region’s active and most well-known sports stars made trips home within the last month. Each of them — Chasson Randle, Madison Keys and Seth Rollins — gives back to the Quad Cities. Their creative contributions develop talent,…read more

Q2030 in Action: Embrace Race Luncheon introduces boys to business leaders

Jack Cullen | November 20th, 2018

When the right people are at the table, a lot of good can come from a brief visit. Davenport-based community organizer Tracy White accomplished a great deal over lunch Wednesday, Nov. 28, by connecting male and female business leaders in the region with African American boys. Conversation during the inaugural Embrace Race Luncheon was guided…read more

A message from Q2030 Director, Greg Aguilar

Alisha Espey | November 1st, 2018

18 years ago we were wrapping up the year 2000, it does not seem that long ago yet here we are. So much has happened in the last 18 years. Back in 2000, smart phones did not exist, yet today they have become our greatest personal communication tool that has normalized the selfie and can…read more

Sherrard students share their visions for our region’s future

Alisha Espey | November 1st, 2018

Guest submission by Rhys Fullerlove President – Board of Education, Sherrard Community Unit School District In April, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce hosted the Quad Cities Big Table, a forum to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships, and inspire collaborative action across the region. On Wednesday, Sept. 14, students from the Sherrard High School…read more

Q2030 in Action: One Human Family QCA unveils “welcoming business” signs

Jack Cullen | October 30th, 2018

As this election year winds down, One Human Family QCA is distributing new signs in the business community that aim to set a friendly, apolitical tone throughout the Quad Cities region. The fliers are designed for businesses that welcome all people and happily serve all customers. Interested leaders of organizations may tape to the door…read more