Innovation Services

The Quad Cities Chamber Innovation Services are designed with one goal in mind: to help businesses grow. We offer a full menu of services to address business challenges and opportunities at all stages of the business life cycle.

Quad Cities Chamber Innovation Services Menu:

  • Critical Talent Network

    Through the Critical Talent Network, companies can access highly specialized, experienced professionals who will analyze business growth opportunities and challenges. Specialists in disciplines including accounting and auditing, advertising and public relations, business development, education, engineering, entrepreneurial development, factory management, financial and banking, green and renewable energy technologies, import/export international trade, information technology, management, manufacturing, procurement, research and development, software development and supply management are available through the Critical Talent Network.

    Individuals interested in providing services through the Critical Talent Network should register through or contact Julie Forsythe 563.327.0166.
  • Ignite Quad Cities Entrepreneurial Forum

    Whether sparking a start-up or fueling a growing business, Ignite Quad Cities provides a systematic path to growth, sales, and success. Ignite is a community of entrepreneurs and business leaders with a vision to grow companies, jobs, and profits in the Quad Cities. More information
  • Business Information for Growth (BIG)

    Through BIG, businesses can access highly sophisticated, often cost-prohibitive market research databases such as Hoovers Plus, Acculeads, Plunkett Research and Reference USA, all at no cost. If you're looking to identify new markets, analyze market trends or conduct any other market research, BIG is the place to look.

  • Networking and referrals

    Chamber networking events continue to be a prime resource for connecting with new clients and peers. A Chance to Meet, for example, helps companies become part of a vendor list and supply chain or large businesses, and Morning Network and Business After-Hours provides the opportunity to stay informed of happenings within the business community and meet the people who are committed to growing their business.