IA/IL QUAD-CITIES - The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley has opened a new Teen Center in downtown Moline, and will celebrate with two days of public events, including a Reception with Ribbon-Cutting and a special Day for Kids.
The new Teen Center, known to teen members as THE CLUB, is located in the Floreciente neighborhood at 1122 5th Ave., Moline, IL, and will be the location of the following events:
  • 4 - 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20: Ribbon-cutting, followed by a public reception.
  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21: Boys & Girls Clubs of America Day for Kids, with fun activities for kids and families. Admission is free and activities will include games, music, bounce houses, food, and hourly contests for the kids.
"The Teen Center was designed for teens, ages 13-18, living throughout the Quad Cities," said Grace Johnson, Interim Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley. "We encourage the public to attend our reception on Sept. 20 to see what the Teen Center offers to area youth. We also encourage everyone to stop by on Sept. 21 and enjoy our Day for Kids celebration."
Helping Young People to Realize Their Potential
According to Johnson, the new Teen Center of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley offers programs to meet both the current and future needs of area teens, including:
  • Character and leadership programs, including diversity training, leadership clubs, and service learning projects.
  • Education and career development programs to help prepare teens for productive adult years.
  • Prevention programs to provide alternatives to a life of crime, drug/alcohol use, and gang activity.
  • Recreation and physical fitness programs to promote healthy, active lifestyles.
  • Arts and technology programs to support teen interests and potential career paths.
"The Teen Center will work with local school districts, along with Scott Community College and Black Hawk College, to identify educational opportunities and specific skill needs in the Quad Cities area," Johnson said. "The Teen Center will assist in coordinating career awareness programs and job training for member teens with colleges and area businesses."
Johnson added that while the upcoming Boys & Girls Club events are free, donations are always welcome. "Young people today face life-threatening challenges on a daily basis," she said. "Substance abuse, gangs, neglect, hunger, poverty - the list is long and heartbreaking. If young people are to grow up to become productive citizens, they need a safe place where they can just be kids. They need caring adults to guide them toward a rewarding future. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. A donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley is truly an investment in our community's future and quality of life."
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley, as a chartered member of Boys and Girls Clubs of America, is a tax-exempt organization, duly qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions are tax-deductible in accordance with Federal law.
For more information on the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley, call Grace Johnson, Interim Director, at (309) 757-5777, or visit www.bgcmv.org.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Boys and Girls Clubs?
The Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) is a national organization that provides affordable out-of-school programs for youth ages 6-18. Located in all 50 states and on military bases throughout the world, Boys and Girls Clubs is consistently ranked as one of the best organizations for youth in the country. Nationwide, BGCA serves more than 4 million youth in 4,000 Clubs.
The local chapter in the Quad Cities is the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley (BGCMV).
Where are the Boys and Girls Clubs locations in the Quad-Cities?

Moline Club, 406 7th Street, Moline, IL
Teen Center, 1122 5th Avenue, Moline, IL
Davenport Club, First Presbyterian Church, 1702 Iowa Street, Davenport, IA
Administrative Office, 338 6th St., Moline, IL 61265
What are the hours of operation for the BGCMV?

Davenport and Moline Club: After-school until 6:00 p.m.
Teen Center "The Club": After-school until 6:30
Summer Hours, Early Dismissals, and No School Days vary.
What makes BGCMV different from other after-school programs?
There are characteristics that touch most youth agencies; however, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley demonstrates these unique characteristics:

Building Centered: BGCMV is a place, an actual building designed for youth programs and activities.

For All Boys and Girls: BGCMV serves all boys and girls, ages 6-18.

Daily Access to Programs: BGCMV locations are open when youth need them the most. They are open Monday through Friday, when youth have free time and need positive alternatives. They are also open on non-holidays when members are not in school.

Affordable: Members pay no more than $25 per program and no child is ever turned away due to inability to pay.

Accessible and Community Based: BGCMV locations are found in neighborhoods where kids need them the most and similar resources are not available.

Trained Professional Staff: Trained and caring youth development professionals provide daily guidance and supervision to Club members and serve as role models and mentors.

Tested, Proven Curricula: BGCMV members participate in a variety of programs in the areas of: Education and Career Development; Character and Leadership Development; Health and Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.
Is BGCA the same as Big Brothers Big Sisters?

No, Big Brothers Big Sisters is a mentoring program pairing adult volunteers with individual youth. BGCA is a comprehensive youth development program that serves all its members in one place during out-of-school hours.
What does a typical day at BGCMV look like?
During the school year, all members are expected to complete their homework daily during Power Hour. Staff and volunteers are on hand to assist with any questions members may have.
After that, members participate in different activities. BGCMV has a wide variety of programs in five Core Program Areas: Education and Career Development, Character and Leadership Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness, and Recreation. BGCMV also provides guest speakers, special events, and field trips to members.
After program time, members have Social Recreation time, where they can learn recreation games such as pool or ping pong, play video games, finish art projects, and have free time with their friends.
All BGCMV clubs provide a free snack to members daily and offer snacks to be bought on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Moline Club also serves dinner to members Monday to Thursday.
Who can belong to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley?

Any child between the ages of 6 to 18 years old who is currently enrolled in school.
How much does it cost to be a member at the BGCMV?

Davenport and Moline Club: $12 per year
Teen Center "The Club": $25 per year
Additional fees may apply to Summer Programs (generally $20)
Why are BGCMV fees so low?
Fees are kept low so that the BGCMV is accessible to all children. The target population is those who are most at risk.
How is the BGCMV funded?

All funding comes from individual and corporate donations, grants and special events.
How does the BGCMV keep so many children in its program?

BGCMV is NOT a court-ordered program. Members come to BGCMV locations because they want to. The number 1 reason kids come to Club is to have FUN. This is a drop-in program so they can leave at any time. The BGCMV keeps it fun so that kids want to stay.

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Enjoy 'A Toast to Good Taste' at Pepperjack's American Food & Spirits

DAVENPORT, IA - Imagine the luxury of sitting down to a four-course dinner featuring Chilean wine and cuisine. It may sound like a dream come true - but how far would you need to travel for such a unique international dining experience?
Thanks to business partners Danny Holmes and Wes Ludloff, you don't have to travel any farther than 1225 E. Kimberly Road, Davenport, Iowa - the address of their restaurant, Pepperjack's American Food & Spirits.
At 6:30 p.m. Wed., August 21, Pepperjack's American Food & Spirits is offering 'A Toast to Good Taste' - a Chilean Wine Dinner for $45 per person. Patrons must secure reservations in advance with a credit card. Each of the four gourmet courses will be served with a different wine from Dimitri Wine & Spirits:
First Course
Sautéed mussels with lemon-butter sauce and garlic croutons. Served with Anakena Chardonnay.
Second Course
Ensalada Chilena: onion and tomato salad with avocado, blueberries, and honey lime vinaigrette. Served with Santa Carolina Reserve Sauvignon Blanc.
Third Course
Coriander-crusted corvine, Chile risotto with shitake mushrooms, and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus. Served with Santa Carolina Reserve Pinot Noir.
Fourth Course
Leche Asada: a Chilean version of caramel flan, topped with caramel, kiwi and almonds. Served with Casas Patronales Reserve Carmenere.
According to Ludloff, 'A Toast to Good Taste' is the first of many eclectic, enjoyable dining experiences that Pepperjack's plans to present to the community. "We are always looking to offer unique dining and entertainment experiences," he said, "and certainly, the Chilean Wine Dinner will be a memorable, one-of-a-kind experience. Dimitri Papageorgiou from Dimitri Wine & Spirits will present the wines and our own Chef Russell Bolar will present the foods. Wines served will be available for purchase by the bottle for those who wish to take some home."
In addition to the upcoming Chilean Wine Dinner, Pepperjack's also offers Open Mic/Karaoke in the lounge on Thursday nights, 8 p.m. to midnight, with extended Happy Hour specials, as well as Live Music on Friday nights.
"We are always scheduling something new," said Holmes. "We encourage community members in the Quad-Cities and the surrounding area to 'Like' us on Facebook and check our page frequently to see what we have to offer." The Facebook page for Pepperjack's American Food & Spirits is www.facebook.com/Pepperjacks.Restaurant.

For more information on Pepperjack's American Food & Spirits, call (563) 324-9525 or visit www.PepperjacksRestaurant.com.
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Test Your Trivia Skills at Pepperjack's American Food & Spirits

DAVENPORT, IA - Research suggests that if you wish to increase your brainpower, you should challenge your mental skills as often as possible. Ways to keep your mind active include various forms of puzzles and memory games. If you'd like to improve your mental powers while meeting new people and having fun, Pepperjack's American Food & Spirits offers a weekly mental workout you are sure to enjoy.
Pepperjack's will hold Brain Gamez live team trivia and games from 7 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday night in July and August, starting July 2, in the cocktail lounge at Pepperjack's American Food & Spirits, located at 1225 E. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA. During each Brain Gamez trivia night, three games will be held, starting at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m., with prizes every hour. Entry is free.
According to Danny Holmes and Wes Ludloff, co-owners of Pepperjack's American Food & Spirits, they are always happy to offer new entertainment options for their patrons. "Last month, we offered the Evening of Art & Wine painting event, and that was a big success," said Holmes. "The Brain Gamez trivia night will make for a great evening of entertainment, whether you come down with a group of friends, or wish to make some new friends."
"We want people to see Pepperjack's not only as a unique dining experience, but also as a fun place to go with a variety of different activities," Ludloff said. "We already have quite a few regulars who come to our Open Mic/Karaoke Night." Pepperjack's offers Open Mic/Karaoke in the lounge on Thursday nights, 8 p.m. to midnight, with extended Happy Hour specials.
For more information on Pepperjack's American Food & Spirits, call (563) 324-9525 or visit www.PepperjacksRestaurant.com. Be sure to check their Facebook page for upcoming events and specials: www.facebook.com/Pepperjacks.Restaurant.
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MOLINE, IL - A person's smile is a special point of pride - so when dental work becomes necessary, no one likes to wait for the finished results. Now, thanks to cutting-edge advances in dental technology, realistic tooth restoration can be achieved in one day, according to the experts at Goebel Family Dentistry.

The dentists at the helm of Goebel Family Dentistry are the father-and-son team of Gary Goebel, D.D.S., and Tom Goebel, D.D.S. Their new practice, which opened on April 1, 2013, is located at 1601 River Drive, Suite 300, in downtown Moline.

"Using the E4D Dentist™ system, we can now offer same-day crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers to qualifying patients," said Dr. Gary Goebel. "We are excited to bring this technology to our patients."

According to Dr. Gary Goebel, the E4D system replaces conventional methods, which include the use of an unpleasant impression material and the uncomfortable waiting period as it solidifies. "Images from a clean, fast digital scan are obtained in just a few minutes," he said.

The scanned information is then transferred to the design center, where a 3D model of the tooth needing restoration is created through the system's state-of-the-art DentaLogic™ software. "We can customize the restoration to fit the patient's specific characteristics," said Dr. Tom Goebel, "after which, it is created in a milling unit, right in our office."

The final result is a natural-looking restoration that fits with the surrounding teeth, making the crown, inlay, onlay, or veneer virtually undetectable. "The elimination of impressions, temporaries, second appointments, and needless waiting elevates the entire dental experience for the patient," said Dr. Gary Goebel.

For more information on Goebel Family Dentistry, call 309-277-3480 or visit www.goebelfamilydentistry.com.

Discover Your Creative Talents at Pepperjack's American Food & Spirits

DAVENPORT, IA - Ever wonder if you have what it takes to be the next Rembrandt or Picasso? Now you can find out among like-minded art-lovers in the comfort of a local casual dining establishment. Best of all, you can enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres as you explore your artistic side.
Budding artists in the Quad-Cities area can exercise their creativity at an Evening of Wine & Art, to be held 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, June 20, at Pepperjack's American Food & Spirits, located at 1225 E. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA.
Artistic instruction is provided through an enterprise called Vino Van Gogh, and participants must register in advance at www.vinogogh.com. Participants will be provided with everything they need, including instruction, to create a painting called Jeweled Tree. Aprons are provided to protect the clothes of participants. The cost of the event is $38.00, but if you use coupon code NEWQC when you register online, you pay only half-price.
Danny Holmes and Wes Ludloff, co-owners of Pepperjack's American Food & Spirits, saw the painting project as an excellent way to help people to discover the joy of artistry. "Painting a picture isn't the kind of thing a person can easily do from scratch," Holmes said. "You have to buy the brushes, the paints, canvases - it can get pretty expensive and time-consuming. This event provides all the needed materials and gives people a chance to try it out without making a big investment. When they are finished, they can take their personally crafted masterpieces home with them."
Ludloff noted that this event is in synch with the tone that Pepperjack's wishes to set as an eating and entertainment establishment. "We strive to offer a dining experience that is different from chain restaurants," he said. "Our menu selections are based on traditional favorites which our chef and culinary staff have given a unique slant. In the same way, we want to provide entertainment options, like the Evening of Art & Wine, which are unique and highly enjoyable."
In addition to the Art & Wine event, Pepperjack's also offers Open Mic/Karaoke in the lounge on Thursday nights, 8 p.m. to midnight, with extended Happy Hour specials.

"People can come in before the painting session for dinner," Ludloff said. "Anybody who wants to keep having fun when the painting is done can enjoy Karaoke afterward. It would make a great evening of entertainment for a group of friends. We encourage people to 'Like' us on Facebook and check our page frequently, to see our upcoming events and specials." The Facebook page for Pepperjack's American Food & Spirits is www.facebook.com/Pepperjacks.Restaurant.

For more information on Pepperjack's American Food & Spirits, call (563) 324-9525 or visit www.pepperjacksrestaurant.com

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BETTENDORF, IA - Pregnancy should be a time of great joy and contentment. But according to a Quad-Cities dentist, expectant mothers need to take into consideration a common health concern that can threaten the safety of an unborn child.
"During pregnancy, women are more prone to dental problems," said Melinda Hochgesang, D.M.D. (pictured at right), of Byrum Family Dentistry. "It is important to treat these problems effectively. Left untreated, they can put you at an increased risk of pregnancy complications." Byrum Family Dentistry, the dental practice of Robert L. Byrum, D.D.S., P.C., and Dr. Hochgesang, is located at 3878 Middle Road, Bettendorf, IA.
According to Dr. Hochgesang, dental problems that women may experience during pregnancy include pregnancy gingivitis, periodontal disease, and oral pregnancy tumors.

"Pregnancy gingivitis affects almost 50 percent of pregnant women," Dr. Hochgesang said. "It can cause gums to become red, puffy, and inflamed." Pregnancy gingivitis arises when bacteria grows unchecked between teeth and gums. "When you eat, food particles stick in the crevices between gums and teeth," she said. "These particles attract and nourish bacteria, resulting in gum inflammation. Pregnant women are at greater risk because their higher levels of progesterone and estrogen lead to increased blood flow through the body and in the gums."
Untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. "This severe gum infection can destroy the bones and fibers that keep teeth in place," Dr. Hochgesang said. "Periodontal gum disease can cause bleeding gums, tooth loss, and infection. Periodontal disease is a major concern during pregnancy, since it can lead to increased risks of both pre-term labor and the delivery of a low birth-weight baby."
Oral pregnancy tumors - also known as pyogenic granulomas - can form when you suffer from pregnancy gingivitis or periodontal disease. "These tumors are growths that form on your gums," she stated. "They can make it hard to speak, eat, and swallow, and may cause pain or discomfort. If necessary, these tumors can be removed by your dentist."
Proper Dental Care

According to Dr. Hochgesang, proper dental care during pregnancy is vital. Regular dental checkups, along with oral hygiene practices at home, can keep teeth and gums free of tartar and plaque.
"Be sure to visit your dentist at least once during your pregnancy for a regular cleaning and routine dental checkup," she said. "Usually, dental appointments are made during the second trimester, after your baby has formed vital organs." While regular cleanings are not harmful during the first or third trimesters, she noted, having cleanings during the second trimester can reduce possible risks to your baby.
If you experience toothaches during your pregnancy, or notice blood or pus around the gum line, you should visit your dentist. "These are signs of infection, which can be dangerous during pregnancy," Dr. Hochgesang said. "Oral infections can spread through your body, increasing the risks of pregnancy complications, such as miscarriage."
Broken teeth, cavities, or other dental emergencies should be checked by your dentist. However, treatment may be delayed until after your baby's birth, to avoid complications. "If you are in considerable pain, or the problem can be solved quickly and easily, your dentist may decide to give you treatment during your pregnancy," she said. "Even so, be sure to talk with your pre-natal health care provider before undergoing any dental treatments."
Dr. Hochgesang stressed that certain treatments should be delayed until after you've given birth to your child. "Teeth whitening and other cosmetic procedures should be held off," she said. "If possible, postpone non-emergency dental work until the second trimester or until after delivery. Exposure to x-rays should be avoided unless absolutely necessary. Any procedure requiring you to sit for long periods also should be avoided. Sitting in the dentist's chair for a long time can put pressure on a major blood vessel and may cause fainting."
Helpful Tips

The best way to foster healthy teeth and gums during pregnancy is to follow a daily dental care regimen. Dr. Hochgesang offers these helpful tips to help keep your smile happy and healthy:
  • The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that pregnant women eat a balanced diet, brush thoroughly with an ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste twice a day, and floss daily.
  • Get plenty of calcium, vitamin B12 and vitamin C. These vitamins help build healthy gums and teeth.
  • Switch toothpastes if yours triggers nausea. Rinse your mouth with warm water or an antibacterial mouthwash if you suffer from vomiting and morning sickness.
  • Avoid eating too many sugary foods. They can cause plaque and tartar buildup.
  • Be sure your dentist knows you are pregnant.
  • Maintain healthy circulation by keeping your legs uncrossed as you sit in the dentist's chair.
  • Bring a pillow to your visit with the dentist, to help keep you and the baby more comfortable. You can also bring headphones and some favorite music.
To find out more about Byrum Family Dentistry, call (563) 332-7734 or visit ByrumFamilyDentistry.com.
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IA/IL QUAD-CITIES - The Chick-fil-A mascot cows will greet attendees of QC Leadercast 2013, a leadership-based learning event to be held Friday, May 10. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The mascot cows will arrive at 6:30 a.m.
The media is welcome to witness the camaraderie of the cows!

QC Leadercast 2013 will be held 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, May 10, at the  i Wireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline, IL.
The event will feature a big-screen broadcast of nine acclaimed speakers, discussing leadership issues we all face in life. The Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day event which will be broadcast live, May 10, from Atlanta, Georgia, to 600 metro areas worldwide, including the Quad-Cities. Quad-Citians can watch that live simulcast at QC Leadercast 2013.
Leadercast Schedule for the Day:
7:00 a.m.: Registration
8:00 a.m.: Session 1
9:30 a.m.: Break
10:00 a.m.: Session 2
11:15 a.m.: Lunch (Chick-fil-A)
12:30 p.m.: Session 3
2:00 p.m.: Break
2:30 p.m.: Session 4
4:00 p.m.: Program Concludes

The nine speakers who will be giving presentations via simulcast at this year's event will be:
  • Dr. Henry Cloud, Best-Selling Author and Leadership Consultant
  • Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric
  • John C. Maxwell, Best-Selling Author and Leadership Expert
  • David Allen, Best-Selling Author and Productivity Expert
  • Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State (2005-2009):
    Exclusive video interview with John C. Maxwell
  • Mike Krzyzewski, Head Men's Basketball Coach, Duke University and Team USA
  • Andy Stanley, Best-Selling Leadership Author and Communicator
  • LCDR Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and Star of the 2012 Movie, Act of Valor
  • Sanya Richards-Ross, 2012 London Olympic Gold Medalist, Track & Field
For additional information, call 563-322-2065 or visit www.QCLeadercast.com.

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This year's international Chick-fil-A Leadercast event will be held May 10, 2013. This dynamic leadership experience will be simulcast live from Atlanta, Georgia, to metro areas worldwide. Chick-fil-A Leadercast Quad-Cities is the simulcast location for the Iowa/Illinois Quad-Cities and surrounding area. This day-long event will be held 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 10, 2103, at the i Wireless Center, 1201 River Dr., Moline, IL 61265. The news release below tells more.
For more information, contact me at this email address, Mark@ResultsIMC.com o563-322-2065. I look forward to hearing from you.
Hiring Anticipated Within Three Weeks

IA/IL QUAD-CITIES - Despite winter winds, the Career Fair held recently by Vista International Operations was a success, bringing in 58 Quad-Cities job-seekers, according to Teresa Johnston, the company's Communications Director. Vista is now processing and reviewing the applications received, in preparation for potential hiring within three weeks.
"Vista is preparing to start work on multiple potential contracts," Johnston said. "Once we get the green light, we may need to fill hundreds of jobs, both stateside and abroad. Many jobs are anticipated to be located in the Quad-Cities. More applicants are needed, so we encourage job-seekers to visit the Employment page at www.viops.com."

Available positions with Vista, Johnston stated, include Call Center Associate, Computer System Support Specialist, Database Administrator, LAN Administrator, System Administrator, Web Developer, Email Administrator, and Application Programmer. The Career Fair also included positions with Vista Technical Services, another BBNC subsidiary.
The Vista Career Fair was held January 31 at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities, Moline, IL. Vista International Operations is a global provider of enterprise-level information technology (IT) services, logistics management, and engineering support services to government and private industry. Vista is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC), which was formed in 1972 as part of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
At the Vista Career Fair
Jim Patterson, Assistant Dean of the College of Business and Technology at Western Illinois University (WIU), was pleased by the turn-out of the event. "We advertised the Career Fair on the signage out front for a couple of weeks," he said. "We invite public organizations to use the building as outreach to the community. The community is the reason we're here."
Patterson added that Western Illinois University has a lot of students on the Rock Island Arsenal, where Vista's Quad-Cities operations are based. "A lot of our students want to work for the Department of Defense when they graduate," he said. "It's a good partnership. Our WIU School of Engineering is here in the Quad-Cities, and we work closely with the Arsenal."

Abbey Siefker, Administrative Assistant with Vista, noted that most people who apply will need appropriate certification, and she can help to facilitate the exams. "We have many people asking about certifications," she said. "We can help with that, and we can also help with education and schooling." Regarding positions overseas, Siefker added, "We've had military people try for these jobs who already enjoy the military lifestyle."
According to Shaun Easler, Program Manager with Vista, the event was one of the more active career fairs in which he has participated. "I saw a lot of enthusiasm in the people showing up," he said. He added that Vista is open to hiring new graduates. "It's exciting to work with a new grad and watch them flourish within the system," he said.
Career Fair attendee Rhonda Brunning, 47, was laid off by the Rock Island Arsenal last December after 24 years of employment. "I loved working there and would love to get back on there," she said. Receiving a position through the Vista Career Fair, she added, would end more than a year of unemployment.
"I'm trying for a position as an Administrative Assistant," Brunning said. "I'm also looking at Video-Conferencing Facilitator." Brunning's supervisor from her years at the Arsenal now works at Vista, and was the one who had suggested that she apply.
Another Career Fair attendee, Nathaniel Haire, 22, would like to join the Video-Conferencing Team. According to Haire, he has been unemployed for a month. "I'm looking for a position that will turn into a long-term career," he said. "Hopefully, I'll be able to get my foot in the door." If offered an overseas opportunity, Haire stated that he would take it.
Job-seeker Rhonda Simpson, 53, came to the Vista Career Fair because "Vista sounds like a good company - it's been around for a while, it's stable." She noted that the Vista representatives were very helpful and encouraging. "They filled me in on everything I needed to know," she said. 
For more information on careers with Vista International Operations, call Teresa Johnston, Communications Director, at 563-823-6657, or visit www.viops.com.
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Greater Quad-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Names Results Marketing as Small Business of the Year
IA/IL QUAD CITIES - In a hectic world filled with an endless array of websites, broadcast channels, and print publications, placing a community message in front of its intended audience can be a difficult, time-consuming experience. To make the process easier for one social group, while giving back to the community, Results Marketing regularly assists the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GQCHCC) with their communications needs.

The GQCHCC showed their appreciation to Results Marketing during the awards presentation at their Annual Gala, held Jan. 26 at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, Bettendorf, IA. The GQCHCC presented Results Marketing with the award for Small Business of the Year, in recognition of the ongoing marketing and communications support that Results Marketing provides.
"The team at Results Marketing is deeply honored by this award," said Todd Ashby, Managing Partner of Results Marketing. "We enjoy working with the Hispanic Chamber and take great pride in contributing to the success of their growing organization."
The complete list of GQCHCC 2012 award recipients is as follows:
Corporation of the Year: Ascentra Credit Union
Small Business of the Year: Results Marketing
Community Leadership Award: Hola America Media Group
Student Leadership Award: Salvador Mojica
Ambassador of the Year: Mike Reyes
For more information on Results Marketing, call 563-322-2065. Feel free to befriend Results Marketing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ResultsIMC

For more information on the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, visit www.gqchcc.com or call (309) 797-8650.
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