Renaissance Rock Island will celebrate three businesses with a rolling ribbon cutting on Friday, November 18th.

J Wild Marketing, LLC is celebrating a year in the McKesson Lofts building with an official ribbon cutting. Avenue Studios opened at 100 19th Street earlier this year after relocating from another downtown Rock Island location. Taste Buds moved from the College Hill District to downtown Rock Island in August, and is celebrating with a ribbon cutting as well.

taste-buds-1Attendees will move from business to business during the rolling ribbon cutting, allowing them to see what each new business has to offer, with a ribbon cut at each one. The event will kick off at J Wild Marketing, a marketing agency located on the commercial floor of the McKesson Lofts building, at 10:30 a.m. and then proceed to other area businesses.

The following businesses are participating in the event:
J Wild Marketing, LLC – J Wild Marketing, 100 19th Street, Suite 104, is a full service marketing agency specializing in digital marketing solutions and comprehensive marketing strategy and executions.  JWM was established to provide local businesses with a marketing department that choose not to employ marketing personnel, or to lift the burden from business owners that simply do not have the time to focus on this crucial part of their business.

Avenue Studios – Avenue Studios, 100 19th Street, Suite 101, is a full service studio that specializes in wedding photography and wedding video with services that include: Engagement Photography, Boudoir Photography, Senior Portraits and Corporate Events.

Taste Buds –Taste Buds, 150 16 ½ Street, is the Quad Cities snack shop. With inventory including candy, nuts, coffee, smoothies, gourmet popcorn, gourmet chocolates, and loose leaf teas you are sure to find something to snack on at this shop.

Salon Bardot, 16 ½ Street, a hair salon, is unable to participate in this event, but opened in September 2016. RIDRS, opened in the former Red Rodeo space in October, and has a ribbon cutting ceremony planned for December.

For more information about Renaissance Rock Island, visit

Taste Buds, Avenue Studios, Salon Bardot New Rock Island Spots Celebrate Friday
Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.
Taste Buds, Avenue Studios, Salon Bardot New Rock Island Spots Celebrate Friday

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