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 Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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