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Best of the Quad Cities 2004: Business PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 February 2005 18:00
Alternative health-care provider 1. Dr. Dennis Hagemann, Hagemann Chiropractic Center 2. Palmer College of Chiropractic & Palmer Chiropractic Clinics 3. Deere Road Chiropractic Ltd. 3. Dr. Dan Hoover

Fitness club
1. YMCAs
2. Ultimate Fitness
3. Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center

Florist
1. Hy-Vee Food Stores
2. K’nees Florists
3. Green Thumbers Florist

Place to buy cool home accessories
1. Pier 1 Imports
2. Bed, Bath & Beyond
3. Gordmans

Liquor, beer & wine
1. Hy-Vee Food Stores
2. Gendler’s Wine & Spirits
3. World of Spirits

Place to pamper yourself
1. William Wesley Salon & Day Spa
2. Serenity Salon & Day Spa
3. John Taylor Salon & Day Spa
3. Spa at Five Star Salon

Thrift/collectibles store
1. Goodwill Stores
2. Salvation Army
3. DAV of Davenport

Best Thrift/Collectibles Store
Goodwill Industries, a private not-for-profit community-based organization, not only offers thrift merchandise but also offers employment services for people with disabilities and long-term employment barriers. Dave Barringer, vice president of marketing communications at Goodwill Industries International, credited the organization’s willingness to adapt and try new ideas for its success. “Great innovations put a spotlight on the $2-billion organization,” he said. Merchandise selection is one reason Goodwill provides a good shopping experience. The organization’s outlets rotate goods among stores every few weeks, meaning that there’s regularly new merchandise. Locally, Goodwill Industries International aids 16 counties in Iowa and three counties in Illinois. In 2004, 365 jobs were obtained by individuals with the help of Goodwill, citizen donations, and proceeds from purchases. Unique to Rock Island County is a Homeless Veterans Program, which helps homeless veterans find employment. Goodwill has four Quad Cities locations: 2302 Spruce Hills Drive in Bettendorf, 4241 23rd Avenue in Moline, 5360 Villa Drive in Davenport, and 4664 44th Street in Rock Island. For more information, visit (http://www.goodwill.org) or shop Goodwill online by visiting (http://www.shopgoodwill.com). – John B. Perreault

Place to buy unique gifts
1. Watermark Corners
2. Isabel Bloom
2. Pier 1 Imports

Clothing store
1. Kohl’s Department Store
2. Von Maur
3. JCPenney

Sporting goods
1. Dick’s Sporting Goods
2. Gander Mountain Retail Stores
3. Temples Sporting Goods

Tattoo/piercing shop
1. O’Tool Design
2. Big River Tattoos
3. Rites of Passage

Most-honest auto-repair mechanic
1. Ben Hopkins at Emeis Auto
2. Richard Brannen
3. Ace Muffler Clinic
3. North Brady Import Center
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