Joe Taylor

Natalie Spahn / WVIK News

"People, partnership, and personality." Those are the three things the new head of the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau says will drive the organization. This morning, the bureau's board of directors introduced Dave Herrell, from Jacksonville, Florida, as the new President and CEO of the organization.

Hunt Takes Over at QCCVB

May 30, 2018
Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

A staff member will serve as head of the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau after Joe Taylor steps down. Wednesday the board of the bureau announced it has appointed Lynn Hunt as the Interim President and CEO.

Taylor Accepts New Job

Apr 18, 2018

Instead of retiring, the head of the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau has accepted a new job. Wednesday the bureau announced president and ceo Joe Taylor will start working in June as executive director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau in Evansville, Indiana. 

Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau

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.

RAGBRAI Route To Be Announced This Weekend

Jan 25, 2018

Once again, Davenport might be the last stop on a long trip through Iowa.  The Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, also known as RAGBRAI, will announce the route this weekend.  


People in Iowa who rent their homes to visitors will soon have to start collecting hotel and motel taxes. Airbnb has signed an agreement with the state department of revenue that goes into effect November lst.

MVC Adds a Year in the QC

Sep 25, 2017

One of the top sports events in the Quad Cities will be held here for at least one more year. The convention and visitors bureau and the Missouri Valley Conference have tentatively agreed to extend their current contract for the women's basketball tournament through 2019 at the iWireless Center.

Sam Dunklau

Over 50 local businesses are asking residents to take a vacation this weekend in the Quad Cities. The Convention & Visitors Bureau will host its 16th annual "Be A Tourist in Your Own Backyard Weekend" beginning on January 13.

Image from the website features Rock Island's Schwiebert Park, the Centennial Bridge & the river, plus a separate photo of Celebration Belle riverboat / National Geographic

National Geographic wants Quad Cities residents to help attract tourists to the Mississippi River. Next week, the organization will host the rollout of its new, regional website which focuses on the great river, and the culture of its cities and towns.

Niabi Zoo Director Search

Mar 21, 2016
Niabi Zoo

The Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley may soon have a new director. After receiving applications from across the country, the Niabi Zoo Oversight Committee has interviewed five finalists.