EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS (August 7, 2019) — The Quad Cities Chamber will host its Annual Celebration, presented by TBK Bank, starting at 4PM on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at The Rust Belt, 533 12th Avenue, East Moline.

This new version of the Chamber’s annual meeting will highlight the Chamber’s accomplishments and what to expect in the coming year. It will also feature live music, food tastings and local breweries.

The Business of the Year and Volunteer of the Year will be announced at the event.

“This year, we wanted to evolve our traditional annual meeting, providing more opportunities for Chamber members and community stakeholders to network,” said Paul Rumler, president and CEO of the Quad Cities Chamber. “We wanted to have some fun too, highlighting The Rust Belt, one of our newest entertainment establishments, along with great food and beverages from local restaurants and breweries. The event is open to anyone who wants to hear more about the Quad Cities Chamber.”

Speakers will include: Joe Slavens of Northwest Bank and Trust Company, and past chair of the Chamber; Aaron Tennant of Simplex Leasing, and chair of the Chamber; John DeDoncker of TBK Bank, and co-chair of the Chamber’s investment campaign; LaDrina Wilson of Black Hawk College, and co-chair of the Chamber’s investment campaign; and Paul Rumler, president and CEO of the Quad Cities Chamber.

The event will feature live music by LOLO. Lauren Pritchard, known professionally as LOLO, is a singer, songwriter, and actress from Jackson, Tennessee. A daring and emotionally-charged voice, her music evokes a hot southern night — rough around the edges but with a velvety quality that soothes the soul. Her music is described as funk, soul, pop and alternative rock.

Food tastings will be provided by Fifth Avenue Syndicate, The J Bar, Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, Steventon's, The Tangled Wood, and Thunder Bay Grille.

Local breweries featured at the event include Crawford Brew Works, Galena Brewing Company, 5ive Cities Brewing, and Front Street Brewery.

Tickets are $45 per person. Premier ticket packages, including eight tickets, are available for $500. Register at QuadCitiesChamber.com.


The event is sponsored by Arconic, Courtesy Car City, Edwards Creative,Genesis Systems Group, IMEG Corp., Locals Love Us, Necker's Jewelers, Northwest Bank & Trust Company, Palmer College of Chiropratic, Russell, TAG, The Rust Belt, Thunder Bay Grille, Van Meter, and Vibrant Credit Union.

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