Ignite Quad Cities launch party set for Wednesday

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 Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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