Opinion

Jim Morgan– MRA compensation

MRA survey: Total Compensation key to recruitment, retention

Total Compensation has taken over discussions in most company leadership meetings. Salaries have become more complicated as competitive wages are changing faster than ever...
Sangeetha Rayapati

Letter to the Editor: Mayor thankful to QC for celebrating Moline 150, looks to...

A year’s worth of work went into celebrating 150 years of Moline history during the last week of August and as we recover from...
Viking cruise ship

Bringing the world to the Quad Cities with a Viking Cruise ship

The Mississippi River is without a doubt one of the world’s great rivers, but it often has been trivialized as “the Big Muddy” rather...
Vercie Lark

IRA a win for the American people and small businesses

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will lower prescription drug costs, health care costs, and energy costs. It’ll lower the deficit and no one making...
Tom Snee

We crave authenticity, but what is it?

A new study from the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business finds that consumers ultimately define a product’s authenticity and value by its...
Jerry Lack

Protect rights of world’s most productive workers

Labor Day is a day to honor the working men and women of America — the most productive workers in the world. As we celebrate...
IMA

Editorial: Manufacturing matters to QC

The term manufacturing is such a commonplace part of our economic vernacular that its true economic impact often gets overlooked. Residents of the Quad Cities...
Martha Garcia-Tappa of IowaWorks

Work Based Learning – A rewarding workforce option for your company

Did you know that your organization could benefit from Work Based Learning? IowaWORKS can help you connect with WBL opportunities that could benefit your...
Heidi Huiskamp Collins

College myth No. 1: ‘It’s the school, stupid’

Both college-bound students and their parents are guilty of believing: future career success and life happiness are dependent on getting into one of the...
Jim Kreidler

Back to school: Children’s privacy

It’s back-to-school season and as you’re getting your kids ready for the new school year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants you to know...
Jodi Fisk

Quad Cities International Airport: Past, present, future

Editor’s note: The following was written by Quad Cities International Airport governing board commissioner Jodi Fisk as her tenure as board chair came to...
Davenport

Editorial: Davenport’s pivotal ranking

There are a lot of rankings from media and financial companies with dubious methodologies and questionable efficacy. But the recent ranking placing Davenport as...
Fair Oaks Food

Editorial: QC scores big development win

Sometimes economic development efforts can get too cutesy like when the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce decided to get membership payments via the...
What to Ask by Andrea Belk Olson

Book Review: What to Ask by Andrea Belk Olson

If you buy goods or services you’ve no doubt been urged to take customer surveys that ask you to rank — on a scale...
Joe Slavens

Northwest Bank president has some advice for the Fed

Editor's note: This column first appeared in the July 11 printed edition of the QCBJ.  While serving as an advisor to Bill Clinton in his...
golf

Editorial: Midwest vs. Mideast golf

It is nice to bring some attention back to the wholesomeness of Midwest golf with the annual John Deere Classic, which took place at...
Peter Cole

Strikes? Unions? What’s up with U.S. workers?

“Big” Bill Haywood, an early 20th century union radical, once declared, “If the workers are organized, all they have to do is to put...
Mike Vondran, CEO of the Davenport-based TAG

Mike Vondran: Making a first impression is crucial — on the web

You never get a second chance to make a first impression — even online. That’s why a great introduction, and maintaining a resonant presence, are...
Illinois

Editorial: Illinois exodus

The Quad Cities region works best when both Iowa and Illinois are seen as pro-business and pro-growth. The recent departure of blue chip corporation headquarters...
Cherie Bustos

Here’s how the Rock Island Arsenal is supporting Ukraine’s fight

We all know the Rock Island Arsenal for its role in manufacturing munitions. But this local powerhouse is also home to an operation playing...