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 Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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