Opinion

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...
SouthPark Mall

Editorial: A creative, calculated gamble by SouthPark Mall

In 2021, the New York Times reported that some 1,150 enclosed malls in America had closed their doors since the heyday of giant shopping...
Shawn Felts– Speak Out Against Suicide

Speak Out Against Suicide’s mission: Suicide prevention, education, awareness in region

In 2011, a middle school girl was devastated by a classmate’s suicide. That summer, she and her mom had an idea of involving community...
This artist’s rendering illustrates one potential concept for a proposed Bison Bridge on the old Interstate 80 bridge. CREDIT BISON BRIDGE FOUNDATION

Editorial: the Bison Bridge is an odd concept with real possibility

At first blush the Bison Bridge concept is strange. Very strange. Why would anyone put a herd of bison on a deteriorating bridge across...
Sherri Behr DeVrieze and Shane Kern CVEB

Community Veterans Engagement Board works to ensure no vet falls through the cracks

As we celebrate the six-year anniversary of the Quad Cities Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB) and the highly successful Military Culture Training for Healthcare...
SEAL Family Legacy

New QCA group, SEAL Family Legacy, supports Gold Star families

A few short months since its inception, the QCA-based SEAL Family Legacy already is drawing wide attention and praise, raising awareness, and receiving large...

Three must-knows for summer travel

Summer is shaping up to be a busy travel season — from planes and hotels, to theme parks and other popular destinations. Many aspects...
Grow Clinton

Editorial: Grow Clinton is the right approach

We were pleased to learn that Clinton consolidated its various economic development groups: the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Clinton Regional Development (CRDC)...
Martha Garcia-Tappa of IowaWorks

IowaWORKS: Meeting your hiring needs

In today’s competitive job market, employers need effective and efficient resources to find skilled employees.  IowaWORKS can help.  Our Business Services team helps employers develop a...

Editorial: Iowa Caucuses need Obama

We were disappointed that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) no longer guarantees that Iowa will be the first in the nation in the presidential...

Guest Column: Celebrate skilled trades, make workforce stronger

Manufacturers across our country — and right here in the Quad Cities — are facing real challenges. Inflation, partially driven by supply chain disruptions,...
QCBJ publisher

The Quad Cities Business Journal’s six-month progress report

*This column appeared first in the QCBJ's May 2 issue. It has been gratifying to reflect on the past six months of publishing the Quad...

Opinion: When loving adults want to help a student with college funding

No matter what the financial wherewithal of parents, they should always take the time to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student...

Great start at WIU, WIU-QC

Just a little more than a year after taking the helm at Western Illinois University, President Guiyou Huang has made significant progress rebuilding key...

Empowering individuals through financial education 

Continually rising costs of goods and increasing inflation are likely forcing everyone to review their finances and financial position to see where they can...
The New Old Chicago Housing Redevelopment in Rock Island is an example of a redevelopment project that an Illinois Quad Cities Land Bank can help accomplish for the cities of Moline, Rock Island and East Moline.

Editorial: Cheers to new land bank team

Kudos to the leaders of Moline, Rock Island and East Moline who are working regionally to attack the challenge of redeveloping blighted and abandoned...
Gwen Tombergs is owner of Fresh Start Living QC, a professional packing, moving and decluttering company.

Thoughts of downsizing scare you? Simplify the process — move first

It’s time to downsize. Maybe you don’t want a big house anymore. Could be you’ve chosen a senior community for socialization? Or your doctor...

Searching for ways to grow your audience?

It’s like the old adage about a tree falling in a forest: If no one is around to hear it, does it make a...