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Written by QCCVB   
Monday, 29 September 2014 13:51

Bacon, Bacon, Bacon

Bacon is a popular topic everywhere right now so we thought it would be fun to feature the Quad Cities' best bacon bits in an online video as part of our social media campaign.

Do you have a bacon dish on your menu or sell a bacon-related product?  Or anything bacon-related?  We want to know!  Send them to David Breisch at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Behind the Scenes

Our other new video series idea is to feature some places from behind the scenes where the public is not normally allowed to go.  Does your business have something cool that fits the bill?  Send them to David Breisch at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Written by Grace Cervantes   
Monday, 15 September 2014 09:27

As a courtesy to our customers, the Scott County Recorder’s Office will have extended passport hours and a discount on passport photos.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:30-7 pm.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 9 am-1 pm.

*Photo Discount $5 each (Reg. $8)

Heart of America Group Announces the Opening of The J Bar and Holiday Inn & Suites at Elmore Marketplace PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pamela Cooper   
Friday, 12 September 2014 14:10

DAVENPORT, IOWA- Heart of America Group headquartered in Moline, IL announced the opening of The J Bar on Monday, September 8, 2014 followed by the Holiday Inn & Suites which opened on Tuesday. The duo completed Phase I of the Elmore Marketplace project at 4215 Elmore Avenue in Davenport, Iowa.

Already acclaimed for contemporary urban style found in cities like Miami, Chicago, and Dallas, the restaurant and hotel offer an eclectic array of culinary choices, delicious craft cocktails, luxurious guest rooms and meeting room space for banquets and private events. Restaurant seating includes lounge seating, high top tables, private dining, as well as covered outdoor seating on the patio and 2nd floor terrace.

The J Bar is the first of its kind in the Midwest with the next opening planned for the summer of 2015 in Olathe, Kansas where The J Bar will be featured in a 200-room Embassy Suites hotel. The J Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 am until 10 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11 am until 11 pm. The bar will remain open daily until the last guest is served.

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Drive the Great River Road Month is under way PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kate Hagen   
Thursday, 11 September 2014 08:12
Celebration encourages motorists to travel the National Scenic Byway all month long

MADISON, Wis. (Sept. 5, 2014) – The Mississippi River Parkway Commission is inviting motorists to travel the Great River Road during the second annual celebration of Drive the Great River Road Month in September.

Drive the Great River Road Month is an open invitation to plan a fun and memorable road trip along the nearly 3,000-mile National Scenic Byway that runs through 10 states, from Minnesota to Louisiana. It is one of the oldest, longest and most unique scenic byways in North America, offering a gateway to the Mississippi River Valley’s great history, the blending of cultures and a host of recreational options to all visitors.

The long list of must-see attractions and exciting family-friendly events is certainly a big draw for visitors along the Great River Road. There are magnificent natural wonders, captivating historical sites and unique cultures to experience. Many travelers also take interest in the Great River Road’s agriculture, exploring the area’s delightful orchards, cheese factories, nurseries, tree farms, wineries and farmers markets.

To help celebrate Drive the Great River Road Month, the Drive the Great River Road Month Sweepstakes will be held from Sept. 1-30, offering travelers a chance to win $500 to use on their own trip along the Great River Road. More information can be found on and

Plan a day’s drive or a month-long excursion along the Great River Road National Scenic Byway with the help of Here you’ll find information on all the Great River Road states, interpretive centers (museums and historic sites showcasing the stories of the Mississippi), upcoming events and must-see attractions, along with suggested itineraries and maps to help plan a trip that’s just right for you.

You can also find the Great River Road on Pinterest at or on YouTube at


Biz owner cycles to Davenport, Iowa on coast-to-coast trip paid with profits from trading currencies PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cory Maloy   
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 14:00
Business owner and father cycles cross country to teach how easy it is to trade currencies by paying for trip on profits made from trading during trip
What:  Can someone actually pay for a family vacation across the U.S. simply from the profits of trading currencies? Shawn Lucas and his family are on a coast-to-coast cycling and road trip to prove just that.
Lucas, CEO and founder of Apiary Investment Fund (, arrives in Davenport, Iowa today during the fourth leg of a 100-day, 19 cities, 4,100 mile, coast-to-coast cycling trip called Pedals and Profits. He started from Cape of Disappointment, WA and will cycle to the Boston Harbor. During the trip he will teach and show people how easy it is to make an income from currency trading by paying for his entire trip from income he earns trading currencies each day of the trip.
Lucas’ 10 member family will travel with him via car and cycle.
When: Sept. 2
Where: Davenport, Iowa

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