Opinion

Scott Brawdy

Cryptoasset issues in state and local taxation

In the past few years, more merchants have started accepting cryptoassets as payment and several states are looking into possibly accepting them as payment...

Editorial: Leverage accolades now

We know that workforce and attracting workers to the region is one of the main priorities for the Quad Cities. We also know that communities...

Growing the QCBJ into 2023

Our first year of publishing the Quad Cities Regional Business Journal (QCBJ) has been quite a rewarding experience. Every day we are hearing from...
Dwight Ford

Ending permanent punishment, ‘It’s the right thing to do!’

The framers of the U.S. Constitution placed their intentions for this new nation in the preamble beginning with this phrase: “We the People of...
Rep. Tony McCombie

Editorial: Kudos to Tony McCombie for plan to grow Illinois House GOP 

As Quad Cities politicos well know, Illinois has been dominated by the Democratic Party for decades. Under former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and...
Mitch Thomas

MRA Holiday Practices Survey: 4% increase in paid holidays in 2023

Here at MRA we recently conducted a Holiday Practices Survey to see what organizations are doing to help spread holiday cheer, and I wanted...
Clair Peterson

Clair Peterson our pick for Most Influential

We congratulate LaDrina Wilson on her top vote-getting from QCBJ readers as the Most Influential Person in the Quad Cities. Ms. Wilson’s corporate and civic...
Jeff Nelson MetroLINK

MetroLINK chief reflects on national transportation role

“Leave the world a better place than you found it” is more than a life principle. After a two-year pandemic that exposed or accelerated...
Gema de las Heras

Avoid scams during Medicare enrollment period

If you or one of your loved ones are on Medicare, you’re probably aware that open enrollment ends on Dec. 7. And you’re probably...
Renewal by Andersen

Editorial: Another win for Davenport

Congratulations to Davenport and the entire Quad Cities region for the expansion of Renewal by Andersen of Quad Cities with a new $10 million...
John Deere Classic

John Deere Classic delivers for Quad Cities region 

The signature event for the Quad Cities is the annual John Deere Classic. It not only brings national and international exposure to the region,...
Martha Garcia-Tappa

Registered Apprenticeship key to recruit, retain skilled employees

In today’s ever-changing workforce, employers have to find unique tactics to attract skilled employees.  A Registered Apprenticeship (RA) Program is a rewarding option for a...
NINA

QCBJ staff wins five awards in Illinois news association contest

The Quad Cities Regional Business Journal captured awards in five categories — including for best design, best website, overall excellence and reporting — in...
Beth Tinsman

Cyberattacks happen 2,200 times a day. How can your business avoid an attack?

It’s a good question. A recent survey showed only 50% of U.S. businesses have a cybersecurity plan. So that is why we are working...

Editorial: Help QCBJ celebrate young leaders

The No. 1 priority for the Quad Cities is to retain and attract workers, especially younger workers. It is even stated at the top of...

Got student loans? Spot scams related to the Sweet lawsuit

If you have student loans, you probably already know about the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) borrower defense loan forgiveness program. But did you...
Jonathan Turner

Book is a bucket list for visitors, locals

Jonathan Turner’s compact but mighty “100 Things to Do in the Quad Cities Before You Die” is rather ominously titled for such a sunny...

Editorial: Proposed amendment bad business

Illinois union supporters and worker rights groups are aggressively pushing for an amendment to the state’s constitution during the Nov. 8 election that, if...
Beth Livingston

Let’s stop talking about work-life balance

I’ve lost count of how many companies talk about employee work-life “balance.” Magazine articles, webinars, tweets and emails either bemoan our lack of balance...
Pat Eikenberry

JDC ready to swing into next 50 years

As Clair Peterson, one of the best tournament directors on the PGA TOUR prepares to retire, we welcome the energy and talent of incoming...
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