Quad Cities Chamber connects area businesses, legislators


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Posted Online: Jan. 16, 2013, 5:07 pm
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The Quad Cities Chamberis hosting several legislative events and invites local business officials to attend and tweet questions for lawmakers in advance to @ChamberQC by using the appropriate hashtag.

The chamber's priorities address economic growth, investment in infrastructure and taxes, but all lead back to the goal to create a more business-friendly environment in the region.

Events and hashtags:

- Illinois Legislative Forum, Friday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Stoney Creek Inn, Moline. Sen. Mike Jacobs, Rep. Pat Verschoore,Rep. Norine Hammond, Rep. Mike Smiddy and Sen. Darin LaHood will address questions about the business climate in relation to stability and predictability for business, as well as their plan to address issues facing the state, such as pensions costs and state debt.
Cost: $10 for chamber members in advance, $15 at the door; $20 for non-members
Hashtag :#ILLegForum

- Iowa Governor Terry Branstad at Morning Network, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 8 to 9:30 a.m.,Waterfront Convention Center, Bettendorf.
Cost: $10 for members in advance, $15 for members at the door; $20 for non-members
Hashtag: #BranstadMorningNetwork

- Iowa Legislative Luncheons, Friday, Jan. 25, Feb. 22 and March 22, noon to 1:30 p.m.,Clarion Hotel, Davenport.
Cost: $10 for members in advance, $15 for members at the door; $20 for non-members
Hashtag:#IALegLunch

Quad Cities Day in Des Moines, Feb. 6-7
Hashtag: #QCinDesMoines

Quad Cities Chamber Washington, D.C. Fly-In, Feb. 27-March 3,
Hashtag: #QCinDC

Quad Cities Day in Springfield,March 19-20
Hashtag: #QCinSpringfield

Register for any of the events at QuadCitiesChamber.com.

















 



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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
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