DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 30, 2020) — The Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) annual meeting highlighted downtown past and future economic development plans, infrastructure and livability projects, and communications and advocacy efforts to support area businesses in the Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID).

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 24, 2020) — The Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) will host its annual meeting virtually with downtown stakeholders to provide a review on the last year and give an update on what is to come.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 17, 2020) — Back by popular demand, the Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP), a division of the Quad Cities Chamber, has organized the second Downtown Davenport Drive-Thru, a local and dining shopping event featuring specials at more than a dozen businesses from 1-4PM, Saturday, June 20 in advance of Father’s Day.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (June 15, 2020) — Representatives of area Illinois businesses across multiple industries gathered Monday to share personal experiences of continued long-term closure on their companies. They also encouraged Illinois Governor JB Pritzker to allow more businesses to re-open sooner to help mitigate the long-term economic impact on Illinois businesses as they fall further behind Iowa.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (June 10, 2020) — The Quad Cities Chamber has partnered with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) to offer ten students limited, no-cost access into their Manufacturing Awareness Program “25 in 25.”

The 90-day free online-training program provides full access to self-paced learning modules for exploring and earning certifications toward a career in manufacturing. It includes 25 different courses, each lasting no more than one hour.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 29, 2020) — The annual Red, White, and Boom fireworks display in downtown Davenport and Rock Island has been rescheduled for July 3, 2021.

“Red, White, and Boom always has been a bi-state event, and in the spirit of regionalism, we felt it was the right thing to do to move the event to a time when both states can participate,” said Jason Gilliliand, Events Director for the Downtown Davenport Partnership. “We look forward to an epic event in 2021.”

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 8, 2020) — On behalf of the Quad Cities business community, Chamber President and CEO Paul Rumler sent letters this week to Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds asking them to work together to provide a consistent strategy to reopen our bi-state regional economy at the same time. View the letter to the governors.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 7, 2020) — The Downtown Davenport Partnership, a division of the Quad Cities Chamber, today announced changes to Street Fest to be held July 24-25, 2020. Instead of hosting a large festival on 2nd Street in Davenport, the event will encourage people to support downtown businesses that normally benefit from the festival’s foot traffic by shopping, eating, drinking, playing and, in the case of hotels, staying in downtown.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 6, 2020) — The Downtown Davenport Partnership, a division of the Quad Cities Chamber, has organized a special local shopping drive-thru event featuring specials at multiple downtown Davenport businesses, 1-4PM, Saturday, May 9. Shoppers are strongly encouraged to place orders at businesses in advance of the event in order to be able to pick-up curbside or via drive-thru while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 30, 2020) — On April 29, The Quad Cities Chamber unveiled a new toolkit that provides best practices and suggested considerations to help businesses prepare to reopen safely when Iowa and Illinois health officials give them the green light.