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American Cancer Society Discovery Shop Annual Super Sunday Sale PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Sons   
Monday, 31 January 2011 15:09

The American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop in Cumberland Square invites you to bargain shop for a cause! Sunday, February 6th will be our annual super clearance sale EVERYTHING in the store will be half price.

Mark you calendars and stop in to grab all of the bargains that you can find and be back home long before the big game starts. We are clearing out the floor to make room for all of the new and beautiful donations that we have recently been receiving. With the new things that we will be putting out on the floor starting Monday, February 7th the bargains will continue long after the game is over.

The Discovery Shop is an upscale resale shop selling gently used items donated by the community and staffed by over 100 volunteers. All clothing is cleaned and ironed before it is sold and dry cleaning is donated by Burke’s Dry Cleaners. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for cancer research, education, patient services and advocacy.

Donations are accepted anytime the shop is open and a tax receipt is always available. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm., Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm., and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

QCSO to unveil Midori Painted Violin Project PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jared Johnson   
Monday, 31 January 2011 14:51

Date: February 3, 2011
Time: 4 PM
Location: Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA


Representatives of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and the artists who created the 14 Midori-themed painted violins will be on hand to talk about the painted violins and the upcoming Midori residency. The full collection of beautifully painted and creatively re-sculpted violins will be on display for photographers, videographers, and public viewing.

From April 13 to 17, world-renowned violinist Midori will participate in a wide range of activities tailored by the QCSO to optimize local involvement of the youth orchestra, including the Bows and Bridges Strings Festival, a Music Advocacy Luncheon with local legislators, a performance before over 6,000 students with the Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra at their annual Symphony Day, and a performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto at the QCSO's Masterworks season finale of April 16 & 17.

US Hispanic Chamber President to visit Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Linda Martin   
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 08:01
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WASHINGTON D.C. (January 6, 2011) – The Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GQCHCC) will welcome United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) President and CEO Javier Palomarez to the organization’s 2nd Annual Gala on Saturday, January 15, 2010, where he will deliver the keynote address on the economic significance and the powerful entrepreneurial spirit that fuels the growth of more than three million businesses that constitute Hispanic enterprise in America.

The GQCHCC, founded two years ago by its Chairman Bob Ontiveros, President and CEO of Group O, serves the Quad Cities and surrounding areas in Illinois and Iowa including Sterling, Rock Falls, Muscatine, and West Liberty. Palomarez, in addition to delivering the keynote speech to the GQHCC and its members, will highlight his visit to the Quad Cities with a tour of Group O, the ninth largest Hispanic-owned company in North America.

“We are extremely honored to welcome Mr. Palomarez to the Quad Cities,” says Alfred Ramirez, President of the GQCHCC. “To have the leader of the largest Hispanic business organization in the country visit our Hispanic chamber is an honor for our members and the Quad Cities community.”

WHAT: Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Gala

WHO: Javier Palomarez, President and CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Bob Ontiveros, GQCHCC Chairman, President and CEO, Group O; and Alfred Ramirez, GQCHCC President

WHEN: Saturday, January 15, 2010

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - VIP Reception

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm - Cocktail Reception

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Dinner & Program

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm - Networking Reception & Entertainment

WHERE: Isle Hotel – Isle Center Bettendorf, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

COST: $25 Members, $35 Non-Members, $20 Students, Sponsor levels also available

RSVP: RSVP by January 7, 2010 by phone (309) 797-8650 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Register online at http://gqchcc.com/Event.html.


Independent Scholar’s Evening Holiday Party PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 13:27

Holiday Party

Music by Susan Hanford and Craig Clough.

Susan Hanford, Geneseo, IL, is a graduate of Augustana College in Math/Computer Science and Education and began her career with Deere as a systems programmer. She has an MBA as an Austin Scholar from Northwestern in Marketing and Policy and Environment with a focus in entrepreneurial and nonprofit marketing and management. She has taught mathematics and computer science at the high school and community college levels.She has published a book, poetry, newsletters, and numerous articles in local and national marketing, financial, and nonprofit periodicals.
As a musician, Susan was a member for four years of the Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra, was principal horn for four years in the Augustana Concert Band and Orchestra, and has played with the Belmont (MA), Newton (MA), DuPage (IL), and Clinton (IA) Symphonies, San Jose Wind Ensemble, Salt Creek Sinfonietta, Geneseo Maple City Band, and many chamber groups. She has studied under Ron Price (East Moline), Roger Collins (Western IL), Tom Newell (Boston Symphony and New England Conservatory), and Melanie Kocher (Chicago Lyric Opera and Chicago Symphony Orchestras). She has taught private horn students for many years. Currently she plays 1st horn and is serving as Co-Chair for the Quad City Wind Ensemble.
She will be performing a variety of classical and holiday French horn repertoire, including pieces by Mozart, Handel, Bach, and Dukas.
Susan will be accompanied on the piano by Craig Clough.


The Moline Commercial Club

513 16th Street. Moline Il 61265

Wine, beverages and light refreshments are hosted. Cash bar is available at 6:30 pm.

The Independent Scholars’ Evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.

A 501(c)3 organization at state and federal levels incorporated in 1996


The event is free and open to the public

11th Annual Share The Power of a Wish Gala PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Niers   
Friday, 13 November 2009 10:46

Mutual Med and Northwestern Mutual Financial Network proudly present the 11th Annual Share The Power of a Wish Gala to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Iowa.  The event will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2010 in the Mississippi Hall at the River Center and will be attended by more than 800 guests.  This year’s event hosts are Shawn and Janelle Langan of GCO Carpet.

The Gala will include a brief presentation by several wish families as well as a live and silent auction. Two items that will be featured in the live auction include an all inclusive vacation for two to Aruba donated by Mutual Med and a fully assembled playhouse donated by Superior Sheds.

Event details:

    • Share the Power of a Wish Gala
    • The Mississippi Hall at the River Center
    • Saturday, February 6, 2010
    • 6:00 PM -- Silent Auction and Cocktails
    • 7:30 PM – Dinner, Program, Live Auction and Dance
    • Black-Tie Optional
    • To make a reservation or to donate an item for the auction, please contact
Dan Konrardy at 563-343-4794 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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