Economy & Business news

Ill. Assoc. of Chambers of Commerce

Hoping to save as many local businesses as possible during the pandemic, chambers of commerce across Illinois are encouraging people to shop where they live. And to help, the Association of Chambers of Commerce has started a week long campaign and set up a website illinois love local dot com.

Thanks to COVID-19, Community Action of Eastern Iowa is delivering a lot more food than it used to. 

Illinois Casualty Co., Rock Island

Business owners in one of the hardest hit sectors of the economy are getting a break. Because of the pandemic, a Quad Cities-based company that provides dram shop insurance for bars, restaurants, and convenience stores has suspended billing for a month.

Unemployment fell in the Quad Cities in February. It dropped from 4.8 per cent a year ago to 4 per cent in February. / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project

After a week off, Lunda construction employees got back to work Monday on the new I-74 bridge. 

Ryan Burchett, submitted / Mississippi River Distilling Company

A popular bar in LeClaire is now in the disinfectant business.

The Mississippi River Distilling Company is one of many retailers shut down by the coronavirus pandemic.

But last week, it started making hand sanitizer.

Michelle O'Neill reports when co-owners Ryan Burchett and his brother Garrett closed their Cody Road Cocktail House, they began hosting Virtual Happy Hours on Facebook.

WVIK News received the following email from the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce: / Cool Beanz Coffeehouse

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure local businesses have what they need to survive the coronavirus pandemic. 

Trade War Impact on QC

Mar 20, 2020
John Deere

On Midwest Week, as the trade war with China continues, farmers in this area continue to feel the impact, and wonder how much longer it will last.

Due to COVID-19, Hy-Vee is making some changes.