Economy & Business news / 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.

Economic Growth Corporation

Big plans are in the works for a former college in northwestern Illinois. The re-development of the historic Shimer College campus in Mount Carroll will cost about 60 million dollars. 

Screenshot of an Elliott Aviation video / Elliott Aviation website, virtual tour of Moline facilities

A family-owned business in the Quad Cities has been sold to a private investment firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina. At the end of January, Summit Park, LLC bought a controlling interest in Elliott Aviation, the Fixed Base Operator at the Quad City International Airport.

submitted / Deere & Company

In two months, Deere and Company's CEO John May will also become the new chair of the board. Today, the company announced Sam Allen will retire on May 1st after ten years as board chair, ending his 45-year career with John Deere. 

Galesburg may see its first legal recreational marijuana sales next month, but only if there's enough cannabis to go around.