Advocacy Events

Your voice can make a difference. Connect with our elected officials through the Quad Cities Chamber's advocacy events, and discuss the issues that are most pressing to your business. Through Chamber advocacy events, you can help shape the policy that will strengthen the Quad Cities regional economy.

Annual Capitol Visits

Every year, the Chamber organizes a delegation to visit each of our three capitols (Washington, Springfield, and Des Moines). Our aim is to advocate for the needs of our communities, build partnerships to help accomplish our goals, and to provide an opportunity for our members to interact and engage with policymakers and experts. In addition to meeting with our own elected officials, we meet with leadership in the legislatures as well as our governors and key agencies.

February 8-9, 2017                                                  
Des Moines Capitol Trip       

March 15-16, 2017  
Springfield Capitol Trip        

 April 26-28, 2017     
Washington, D.C. Capitol Visit 
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Legislative Luncheons

The Chamber hosts four legislative luncheons, two for each state, at the start of each year. At the luncheons, you have a tremendous opportunity to interact directly with your state representatives and senators to discuss and share your thoughts and concerns. We’ll also share our priorities as a region, and keep you updated on the goings-on in our capitols.

2017 Legislative Luncheon Dates                                                                

January 20 - Birchwood Fields Learning Center, Davenport

February 14 - CityView Celebrations, Moline   

March 10 - Holiday Inn & Suites - Davenport           

April 10 - Jumer's Casino & Hotel, Rock Island  

Politics & Pints

Connect with elected officials from across the political spectrum in an atmosphere that promotes conversation and networking. Enjoy pints along with conversation about what's hot in business, community, and politics. Whether you are a young entrepreneur or a savvy business executive, we bet you'll have a good time and find new connections.

February 23 - MetroLINK Centre Station, Moline 

Annual Bi-State Delegation/Rock Island Arsenal Reception

Each year, the Chamber arranges for Iowa and Illinois state legislators to visit the Rock Island Arsenal and discuss how our states can support this vital institution. Following their meetings, the Chamber hosts a reception for our state elected officials including commanders and civilian leaders from the Arsenal as well as business and community leaders. The RIA is an integral part of our economy, and we encourage everyone to attend this event to demonstrate to our elected officials how important the RIA is for our community.

January 27 - Rock Island Arsenal - Quarters 1

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