BETTENDORF, IOWA (January 24, 2023) — Sometimes, as she thinks about her future, Lila Teitle thinks of Jayne Lee Andreseen (below). She never knew Jayne, who passed away in 2005 at the age of thirteen after a courageous battle with a rare form of pediatric cancer. But as the most recent recipient of the Jayne Lee Andreesen Memorial Scholarship, she carries Jayne’s story forward with her.

CORALVILLE, IOWA (January 18, 2023) — The Iowa Women’s Foundation presented grant funds to 23 recipients from across the state at a check presentation event on Wednesday, January 11, at the Kirkwood Regional Center in Coralville. Grantmaking serves the Foundation’s longstanding mission to shatter barriers to economic self-sufficiency faced by Iowa’s women and girls every day, and this round of grantmaking was the largest to date.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (January 16, 2023) — In conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr Day on January 16, 2023, Ascentra Credit Union and its foundation, the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation, has pledged to donate a total of $50,000 to the Friends of MLK (FoMLK) organization in Davenport, Iowa. This donation will help them reach their fundraising goal for the first formal memorial of Dr Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr in the City of Davenport, known as the MLK Park.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (January 13, 2023) Goodwill of the Heartland will host a Grand Opening Celebration for its Davenport Career and Support Services facilities at NorthPark Mall on Thursday, January 26. The event is open to the public and includes facility tours, a community ribbon cutting and light refreshments.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 10, 2023)  The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs today announced it has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to leverage local infrastructure projects and engaging programs that build culturally vibrant communities across the state.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (January 10, 2023) United Way Quad Cities is now accepting appointments for its volunteer tax-preparation services.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs, led by United Way and AARP, help thousands of local individuals and families prepare their income taxes free of charge. The service will be provided from February 1 to April 12 at various locations around the Quad Cities.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (January 10, 2023) — The Quad Cities Chamber has ambitious goals for strengthening our regional business community. We are committed to advocating for local, state, and federal public policies which enhance our economic competitiveness, increase investment, and benefit our members and the region.

Business and Economic Growth

Support existing businesses and attract new investments and jobs.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (January 9, 2023) — Dwayne Hodges still remembers the run-ins he had with police as a young man. They may not all be happy memories, but today he’s working hand-in-hand with the Davenport Police Department and non-profit Family Resources to help turn the tide on gun violence in the Quad Cities community.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (December 27, 2022) — Rhythm City Casino and Resort supported the Quad Cities Veterans Outreach Center by giving guests free slot-play for making contributions to the veteran’s charity.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (December 27, 2022) — Since taking over as director of the Mercer County Mental Health Action Program (MHAP) one year ago, Krissy Dixon RN has seen just how needed her team and the services it provides are for students and families at Mercer County and Sherrard schools.