September 10, 2009 - APAC Customer Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: APAC) a leader in global outsourced services and solutions, celebrated the expansion of its Davenport customer interaction center with a Ribbon Cutting co-hosted by Davenport's Chamber of Commerce, DavenportOne. Local dignitaries in attendance included Chamber of Commerce Red Coats, as well as past and current APAC employees.

"It's great that APAC, a world leader in outsourced services, has chosen Davenport as a place to expand its services," stated Mayor Gluba. "We welcome the job opportunities this expansion brings, especially given the full benefit package the company offers to its full time employees. Job growth in our area is terrific news given what's happening in some other part of the country."

"We've invested nearly $4 million in support of the expansion at our Davenport center," shared Mike Marrow. "There's new training rooms, lockers, landscaping, lobby updates and many other improvements that make this center a great place to work."

APAC will be hiring an additional 300 customer care agents and support professionals within the next several weeks associated with the facility build-out. Agents hired will be answering calls from consumers and assisting with product features, billing and general support. To apply for one of these full-time positions, go to

Overall, APAC employs over 10,000 contact center professionals throughout nine domestic and four Philippine locations. The APAC Davenport center originally opened February 1996.

About APAC

APAC Customer Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: APAC) is a leading provider of customer care services and solutions for market leaders in healthcare, business services, communications, media and publishing, travel and entertainment, and financial services industries. APAC partners with its clients to deliver custom solutions that enhance bottom line performance. For more info, call 1-800-OUTSOURCE.

APAC's comprehensive web site is

APAC Davenport Contact: Tracy Beck, General Manager, Davenport, (563) 285-2812,

APAC Marketing Contact: Bobbi Chester, Marketing Director, (847) 374-1958,


Monster Sewing, at 1465 - 41st Street in Moline, has recently opened their doors for business.  This locally owned sewing shop can take care of all of your sewing and alteration needs including handbags and purses, heavy coats, leathers and zippers. They are open Mondays thru Fridays from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment.

Give them a call at 309-716-8411 or stop in, they are located across from the Moline Viking Club.

Event Date:  September 26, 2009, 12:00pm-5:00pm at Schone's Friendship Farm, 15711 13th Street, Milan, IL.

We're rustlin' up all volunteers, riders, parents, and friends for the New Kingdom Trailriders' Western Jamboree Fall Festival and Fundraiser!  Help us raise some much-needed dollars while having fun with the whole family.  Admission is $2.00 and every paid admission is an entry into a great door prize drawing from Ascentra, this year's Platinum Sponsor.

This fundraiser will be chock-full o'fun and games for everyone in your posse.  There will be games for the little greenhorns, vittles for the hungry and of course, our cowboys and cowgirls will put on a fine show for ya'all.

Our Chuck wagon will be servin' up Texas chili and dogs, along with other tasty grub.  We'll have horse rides available for purchase to all who want to be a cowboy for the day.  Hold on to your hats folks, that ain't all!  We have a surprise for you- "It's a Pleasure" Precision Drill Team will be performing too (  Dust off your boots, we've also roped in "The Posse" for your country western dancin' and listenin' pleasure.  Bring your decorated pumpkin to enter the Pumpkin Design contest!

If that ain't enough for ya'all to flip your lids, we have invited some of our compadres to join us and have information available about their fine programs and products also.  All this fun is brought to you with the help of our good friends at Ascentra.  So grab the young'uns, the old'uns and everybody in-between for a hootin', hollerin' good time at the NKT Western Jamboree Fall Festival and Fundraiser!

New Kingdom Trailriders is the Quad Cities' only equine-assisted therapeutic riding program.  NKT is celebrating its 25th year of offering a quality recreational therapy program to specially challenged individuals.  Donors, local grants and fundraisers fund NKT.  You can donate to this program online at their website -  Click on the "Just Give" logo.


Committees are being set up NOW.  Please sign up as a worker or leader today or call the NKT office at 309.764.4220 or email Christina Chom, Director of Development at  We cannot do fun events like this without the help of our super volunteers!  Thank you for lending a hand and supporting New Kingdom Trailriders.

If you would like more information about this event or New Kingdom Trailriders (NKT), or if you need directions, please visit our website at or contact Barbara Clauson at (309) 764-4220, email NKT at  You can also stop by our office located in SouthPark Mall next to Dairy Queen/Orange Julius.


The QC Flames kick off their new season with two exhibition games vs. the Minnesota Ice Hawks this weekend at the Quad City Sports Center (700 W. River Dr. Davenport).

Game 1- 7pm Saturday 12th

Game 2- Noon Sunday 13th

Youth hockey registrants get in free.

Under 7 years old is free.

All others $5 admission.

Info 563-322-5220
GALENA, Ill. ? The 16th Annual Ladies Getaway weekend will take place in historic Galena in scenic northwest Illinois from Friday-Sunday, Sept. 11-13. This annual celebration of sisterhood will feature sales, contests, spa specials, a fashion show and more - and it's all just for the ladies.

A pre-registration fee of $15 includes a collector tote bag and a chance to win a fabulous shopping spree. A $25 pre-registration fee includes the tote bag, the chance to win a shopping spree, admission to the fashion show, with preferred seating, and admission to the Quartermania auction on Saturday night. For complete event info, including venues and fees, call the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce at 815-777-9050 or visit Pre-registration is also available online at

To plan a trip, contact the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau toll-free at 877-464-2536 or visit While in town, visit the CVB's Old Train Depot Visitor Information Center at 101 Bouthillier St. for on-site assistance and countywide information.
Make plans to explore the Annual Fall Flea Market, Antique and Collectible Show being held on Sunday, September 27th at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Maquoketa, Iowa.

This show is Eastern Iowa's largest show, with over 150 exhibitors participating. Sellers will be located both inside the huge Pearson Center Civic Center and outside as well.

The hours of the show are from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  Admission is only $2 and parking is free.  For buyers wanting to get an early start, early bird shoppers are welcome for an admission of $10 per person between the hours of 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM.

The Jackson County Fairgrounds is located at 1212 East Quarry Street on the far east side of Maquoketa.  For more information on the show, please call 319-462-0135.
Thunder Bay Grille host a Beer Dinner with special guest speaker Pat McHenry on Thursday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m.  He is a regional manager for Boulevard and has been with the brewery for nine years.  Boulevard has been named "Midwest's favorite craft brewery." Guests will enjoy a five-course meal, with each course paired off with Boulevard's hand-crafted brews. Executive Chef Andy Wildermuth will prepare dishes the highlight each brew's distinct flavors.

The cost per guest is $50; this includes tax and gratuity. If you have any questions or to make your reservation please call Thunder Bay Grille at (563) 386-2722 or visit for a full menu of the beer dinner.  Thunder Bay Grille is located at I-80 and Brady Street in Davenport, IA.

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MONTICELLO, IOWA - The 21st Annual Back-To-School Festival will be held at Camp Courageous Wednesday September 16 from 10:00 am to 2:00. Camp Courageous is a year- round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities. The Back-To-School Festival has become an annual celebrate of the new school year for dozens of special education classes throughout the area.

Special education classes are invited to attend this free event and enjoy Rock & Prevention, games, music, magician Rickie Rowray, prizes, hayrides, wobble buggies, swimming, miniature golf, a helicopter, face painting, health bounce, barsumo and more. The big attraction this year is rides on the camp's Tom & Nan Riley Train.

Lunch is provided for free to the students, teachers, volunteers, staff & campers. Camp Courageous traditionally expects about 1000 participants.

For more information contact Jeanne Muellerleile, E-mail: or Camp Courageous, Box 418, Monticello, Iowa 52310-0418. or (319) 465-5916 ext. 2300 or Fax: 319-465-5919

ACT-SO identifies student's unique talents, provides them with mentoring and coaching opportunities to perfect their talents and skills. It. allows them to test their skills against their peers in local and national competitions. Sponsored by the Davenport NAACP Branch with an objective to recruit, stimulate, improve and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students, allowing each person to showcase their talent. ACT-SO to start this month. Other upcoming events:

Friday, September 18, 2009 Press Conference with Ako Abdul Samad, State Representative - Des Moines. Time: 6:00 PM. at One Eleven Restaurant.


Saturday, September 19, 2009 The "N" Word - Panel and audience will share an open discussion on the language of hate, a pertinent dialogue. 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. One Eleven Restaurant.


Saturday, September 19, 2009 "NAACP 100 YEARS: BOLD DREAMS - BIG VICTORIES!" ANNUAL Freedom Fund Banquet at 6:00 PM

Speaker: Ako Abdul Samad

Guest: Miss Scott County

Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel


For more information, call 563-324-6347 or 563-333-3500

Join Churches United of the Quad City Area for the 38th annual QC CROP WALK/Run. This event is a Bi -State event that includes over 40 different faith groups who raise both money and awareness relating to hunger both here in the Quad Cities and around the world. This event is a 6mile/10K walk/run on Sunday afternoon beginning and ending at Modern Woodman Park.

Event: Quad City CROP WALK

When: Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Where: Modern Woodman Park, Davenport Iowa

Time: Rally and registration begins at 12:30pm with the walk/run beginning promptly at 2:00pm.

Musician performing: Lojo Russo

For more information contact: Anne Wachal, Program Manager with Churches United at 309-786-6494 or check our website at: