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Joe Taylor Announces Retirement

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Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau
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A long career as one of the top cheerleaders for the Quad Cities is about to end. Thursday the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau announced President and CEO Joe Taylor will retire at the end of the year.

Taylor has been with the bureau for nearly 30 years. He started working in tourism promotion for the city of Galesburg in 1987 and '88, moved to a similar job in Clinton in 1988, then came to the Quad Cities in 1989 when the convention and visitors bureau was formed. 

A nationwide search will begin soon to find his replacement. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.