Ignite Quad Cities launch party set for Wednesday


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Posted Online: Feb. 28, 2014, 6:35 pm
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Ignite Quad Cities has been created to help people with ideas start their own business. The program is led by experienced entrepreneurs and business executives.

Ignite Quad Cities takes users through a step-by-step process that guides them through market identification, feasibility, value proposition, creating a business plan and budget, testing the market and launching the business.

It connects entrepreneurs to mentors and business coaches, provides 24/7 online access to resources and offers a community of other people working toward launching or growing a business. All these resources are available at igniteQuadCities.com.

People can learn more about Ignite Quad Cities at a launch party at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Front Street Tap Room, 421 N. River Dr., Davenport.

"It's important that we create a culture in our community where people have the support system in place to take the necessary risks to start new companies, innovate and grow profits in our region," said Anne Spoden, innovation and talent coordinator, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce.





















 



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  Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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