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Visit Quad Cities Announces New Board Chairman

July 19th, 2022
Visit Quad Cities Announces New Board Chairman

Visit Quad Cities announces its full slate of officers and board members for fiscal year 2022-2023. “I’m honored to serve as the next chairman of Visit Quad Cities and continue working alongside engaged community leaders to push the Quad Cities forward,” said Benjamin Leischner, A.A.E. “Dave and his team have made tremendous progress putting the Quad Cities on the map as a destination for tourism, conferences and major events. I believe the pathway between visitors and residents is directly connected when people visit our region and see how family-friendly and affordable it is. Whether... Read More

Beyond Van Gogh Quad Cities Coming To A Starry, Starry Night In Illinois And Iowa Soon!

April 19th, 2022
Beyond Van Gogh Quad Cities Coming To A Starry, Starry Night In Illinois And Iowa Soon!

Immerse yourself in Van Gogh’s artwork like you’ve never seen it before with Van Gogh Quad-Cities! The iconic works come to life all around you, appearing and disappearing, flowing across multiple surfaces, and heightening the senses with their immense detail. Expanding Vincent’s universe to a sharable and lively 360° experience requires a different way of thinking. Mathieu St-Arnaud and his team worked to make Van Gogh’s works larger than life – while certain paintings are presented in all their simplicity, others have been enhanced, expanded and enlarged to fill... Read More

What’s The Illinois And Iowa Good News For April, Quad-Cities?

April 5th, 2022
What's The Illinois And Iowa Good News For April, Quad-Cities?

There’s no April Fool’s here, just positive news about the Quad-Cities in our latest What’s The Good News column! Want to read some uplifting, GOOD news about the Quad-Cities? Read on! Rock Island Academy Starts Coding Camp Rock Island Academy started a new club this year, Leopards Who Code. The club meets every week and meetings consist of friendship activities, learning the history of computers and coding, and coding projects like video games, apps, artistic design, and more. The club is for any 3rd-6th grade Leopard who’s interested in learning about technology. The club meets every... Read More

Visit Quad Cities Creates a Buzz with New QC Coffee Trail

April 5th, 2022
Visit Quad Cities Creates a Buzz with New QC Coffee Trail

Visit Quad Cities, the region’s official destination management and marketing organization (DMMO), announces a new initiative expanding the way visitors and Quad Citizens interact with destination assets.  The brand-new QC Coffee Trail showcases nearly 30 local coffee shops and cafés in the Quad Cities regional destination that are participating in the new trail. The QC Coffee Trail uses mobile-based code check-ins, special offers, and gamification to engage participants. It’s free to register at www.QCcoffeetrail.com.  As you visit the variety of coffee shops in the QC, you can check in... Read More

Quad Cities Restaurant Week Cooking Up Next Week

March 16th, 2022
Quad Cities Restaurant Week Cooking Up Next Week

Every night for seven nights can be a date night, girls’ night out, family gathering, or get take-out because it’s been a long day as QC Restaurant Week is your chance to expand your taste buds by trying new things from more than 55 participating businesses.  In its tenth year, the annual event on March 21-27, 2022, organized by Visit Quad Cities is the perfect time to support and celebrate Quad Cities restaurants. Visit Quad Cities encourages food lovers to explore www.qcrestaurantweek.com for all of the restaurants’ details.  Small businesses are a key part of the Quad Cities region,... Read More

Visit Quad Cities Announces New Scholarship in Honor of MVC Commissioner

March 14th, 2022
Visit Quad Cities Announces New Scholarship in Honor of MVC Commissioner

Last night, Visit Quad Cities, the region’s official destination management and marketing organization (DMMO), announced a new scholarship named in honor of Patty Viverito, who is in her 30th season as senior associate commissioner at the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) and is in her 36th year directing the Missouri Valley Football Conference as its commissioner. The Patty Viverito Emerging Leader Scholarship recognizes and supports outstanding leaders in women’s athletics in the Quad Cities regional destination.  Beginning in March 2023, two Quad Cities female, high school student-athletes... Read More

Quad-Cities Restaurant Week Celebrates the Restaurant Industry

January 27th, 2022
Quad-Cities Restaurant Week Celebrates the Restaurant Industry

Every night for seven nights can be a date night, girls’ night out, family gathering, or get take-out because it’s been a long day as QC Restaurant Week is your chance to expand your taste buds by trying new things from participating businesses.  Visit Quad Cities announces that QC Restaurant Week on March 21-27, 2022, is the perfect time to support and celebrate Quad Cities restaurants. Small businesses are a key part of the Quad Cities region, and our QC identity includes our local restaurants to help set us apart from other destinations.  The restaurant industry is still fighting a hard... Read More

The Economic Development Value of Tourism Speaks Volumes as Impact Numbers are Released for 2020

November 27th, 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 travel & tourism industry is a vital part of the Quad Cities regional economy.  Visitors and non-resident revenues generate significant economic benefits to households, businesses, and the public sector and represent a critical driver of the Quad Cities’ future.  How critical?  Even in 2020, tourism supported 8,000 jobs and produced a $958.76M total impact in the QC.  This was down 21.5% year-over-year which underscores the value of tourism and its need for recovery. “Tourism and non-resident revenues produce positive bottom-line results for our regional economy,” said Dave Herrell,... Read More

New QC Promotional Video Gives Short Shrift to Our Amazing Arts Scene

October 30th, 2021
A new 90-second video showing off the QC was produced by the global consulting firm Resonance.

Arts and culture mean business, and help create thriving communities. One of the main reasons I love the Quad-Cities (and have made it my home since fall 1995) is because of its outstanding, vibrant and growing arts scene – more than a dozen theater companies, a world-class symphony orchestra, exquisite professional ballet, top-quality art museum, a Smithsonian-affiliate museum of natural history and science, many live music venues of all sizes, gorgeous art galleries, a breathtaking botanical center and gardens, a variety of other fascinating museums, and on and on. But unfortunately, very little... Read More

ESports Events Coming To Quad-Cities In October

September 27th, 2021
ESports Events Coming To Quad-Cities In October

Quad Cities – The National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) will host a series of scholastic LAN events throughout the 2021-22 academic year called the Hometown Series.  A LAN event stands for Local Area Network event where players connect computers together for multiplayer video games played simultaneously. In conjunction with St. Ambrose University, the NECC’s Hometown Series will head to Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24.  Visit Quad Cities is also serving as a presenting partner in the event.  The state-of-the-art Rhythm City Casino will serve as the... Read More