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Rumler Leaving Quad Cities Chamber To Lead Illinois CCIM Institute In Chicago

February 7th, 2022
Rumler Leaving Quad Cities Chamber To Lead Illinois CCIM Institute In Chicago

After 4 years of leading the Quad Cities Chamber, Paul Rumler will become Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President of CCIM Institute. Headquartered in Chicago, CCIM Institute is a global membership association serving the commercial real estate community through networking, technology and providing the industry’s gold standard in education. “It has been a privilege to serve the Quad Cities region and work with a talented Chamber team to help create a more prosperous regional economy,” said Rumler. “I’m excited to join CCIM Institute and help guide this world class organization.” Under... Read More

Moline Celebrates New Western Illinois University Spanish Bilingual Early Learning Lab

February 3rd, 2022
Moline Celebrates New Western Illinois University Spanish Bilingual Early Learning Lab

It was a day of celebration at the downtown Enterprise Lofts, where Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati and other officials celebrated the announcement of Western Illinois University-Quad Cities decision to open its new Spanish Bilingual Early Learning and Family Empowerment Lab. This exciting project launched the same day Moline began accepting applications for its new ARPA-funded childcare workforce infrastructure loan program. The City remains committed to working with multiple partners – including Renew Moline, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, United Way Quad Cities – to expand childcare... Read More

Quad Cities Chamber Announces 2022 Regional Advocacy Priorities

December 14th, 2021
Quad Cities Chamber CEO Paul Rumler, left, and Visit Quad Cities CEO Dave Herrell celebrate the launch of the new campaign with a confetti explosion Thursday at the Figge.

The Quad Cities Chamber has ambitious goals aimed at strengthening the regional economy. For the region to reach half a million residents and for the GDP to top $35 billion, public policies must be put in place to support and enhance efforts to grow. The Chamber’s 2022 Regional Advocacy priorities are focused on four key areas that work together to create a prosperous regional economy where all can thrive: Talent attraction and development Placemaking Foster a business-friendly environment Economic recovery from COVID-19 “The Quad Cities Chamber is asking state, local and federal elected... Read More

Quad-Cities Business Leaders Urge You to Shop Local This Holiday Season

November 25th, 2020
Quad-Cities Business Leaders Urge You to Shop Local This Holiday Season

This is the first part of a multi-part series on local businesses heading into the holiday season. All the stories will be dropping on QuadCities.com between 2 and 5 p.m. today. Please shop local this holiday season and support our local businesses! With the economic and health devastation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the holiday shopping season is more important than ever for independent Quad-Cities businesses. The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce is promoting its recent “Keep It QC” campaign, to urge local residents to keep their consumer dollars in the regional economy. “The past year... Read More

Quad Cities Chamber Urges Congress To Pass New Covid Stimulus Package

November 23rd, 2020
Quad Cities Chamber Urges Congress To Pass New Covid Stimulus Package

Quad Cities Chamber President and CEO Paul Rumler released a video today calling on the United States Congress to pass a new stimulus bill of covid-19 relief measures to help struggling local businesses and employees. (Paging Cheri Bustos…) The Chamber released the following statement: At the Quad Cities Chamber, we believe it is essential to protect the health of all Quad Citizens as well as our livelihoods, and we need legislation that does both. In response to recent input from business leaders and new mitigations in Illinois and Iowa, the Chamber is urging Congress to pass COVID-19... Read More