Ignite Quad Cities launch party set for Wednesday

Posted Online: Feb. 28, 2014, 6:35 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
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.


Local events heading

  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

(More History)