Opinion

A vision for the future of employee benefits

In the developing landscape of the modern workplace, the significance of employee benefit trends cannot be overstated. As businesses strive to adapt to changing...

MRA: Turnover takes a turn for the better

In today’s highly competitive talent market, employers are not only challenged to recruit but also retain their top talent. Well, employers can breathe a...

Parr’s impressive expansion

There are countless businesses in the Quad Cities that operate under the radar of most residents. Sometimes that’s good, and sometimes that’s bad. Sometimes...
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Shepherding Deere’s social responsibility

The social responsibility commitment of corporate heavyweights like Deere & Co is massive. How does Moline-based Deere handle that responsibility? By employing immensely talented and...

Illinois dedicates millions for early childhood care, education

As a newly minted grandparent, I have been reintroduced to the struggle today’s new parents face when it comes to figuring out child care....
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Remote employees impact tax considerations for businesses

In today’s digital age, remote work has become increasingly common. However, this shift brings with it new tax implications, particularly in the areas of...

Using AI for nonprofits’ fund development work

The use of AI in the workplace remains in its infancy. Hard to believe, but ChatGPT launched less than 18 months ago. While machines...
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Thanks, Caitlin Clark

Even casual observers of NCAA women’s basketball understand how University of Iowa women’s basketball star Caitlin Clark has helped elevate the sport across the...

A baby step toward fiscal sanity

It’s no secret that Illinois’ pension system has been financially compromised for decades due to no fiscal restraint and an unyielding appeasement of workers...
Brand marketing

Your bottom line depends on your brand

Here’s a hot take: the goal of marketing is not only sales.   While most folks point to sales as the top line metric for measuring...
IowaWORKS

IowaWORKS: Leap into Inclusion Training helps create an inclusive workplace

Creating a strong workplace culture is vital in today’s competitive labor market. Employers that effectively embrace the diversity of their staff are more successful. This...

Catholic higher education — an asset for Iowa and Iowans

This is a turbulent time for higher education, both nationally and here in Iowa. Students, families and state leaders have questions about value, relevance...
Iowa business

Three ways to preserve your company’s legacy through succession planning

Business is booming in Iowa. Over 33,000 new businesses registered with the Iowa Secretary of State in 2022, and the number has only grown...
Peter Tokar III will be the next president and CEO of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, beginning mid-January 2024, the organization announced on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Welcome Peter Tokar III

Congratulations to Peter Tokar III, who is starting this month as the new president and CEO of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, succeeding...
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GUEST COLUMN: Beware of fake holiday shipping emails, texts

When you order something online, you might get several emails or text messages about your order: Confirming your order. Telling you it shipped. Saying...

Editorial: What’s wrong with Davenport?

There was so much potential this year for the City of Davenport.  It was announced in May that the massive, 2.9 million-square-foot Amazon Fulfillment Center...

What does the next chapter of Handicapped Development Center look like?

This is a bold question that requires forward thinking, and our entire team has worked tirelessly to find the right answers. Our strategic planning...

Is the time approaching for your next step in life?

Starting and successfully growing a business is no small feat, but it’s when, not if it’s in your best interest to exit.  Goals depend on...
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Illinois continues it strong nuclear energy approach

Congratulations to the Illinois General Assembly for passing another piece of legislation that will help to keep Illinois one of the most progressive states...

SAL supports statewide plan for unified childcare program

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan to reorganize Illinois’ early childhood programs and funding sources under a single, unified agency is going to powerfully transform early...
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