Hooah! Quad Cities is a resource for military members, veterans and military families as well as for civilians to find out how they can support our heroes.
We work to assist all parties with employment, education and reintegration services, working with business and community partners to ensure that veterans are a vibrant, respected and well-served part of our community. Hooah! Quad Cities is also a resource for the community to find out how individuals and organizations alike can get involved and support our soldiers.
On June 15th the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and Rock Island Arsenal Chapter of the Association of the United States Army will be hosting a community celebration to honor the Army's birthday and the men and women who serve. All are welcome to attend this black-tie, formal affair supporting the Quad Cities Military Community.
A Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce Member and active community participant, DynCorp International (DI), has been awarded the Prime Contractor Small Business Subcontracting Award by the U.S. Department of State Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business. The award recognizes companies that award the most subcontracting dollars to small businesses. DI is one of only three awardees honored for fiscal year 2012. The Quad Cities is proud to have DynCorp in our community and look forward to the companies continued success.
Trinity Regional Health System Joins We Hire Vets
We Hire Vets Partner, Fluor, Helps Vets Find Employment
Fluor contributed $100,000 to an initiative to assist veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.
Fluor announced a $100,000 contribution to the National Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) program. In response to the United States’ economic challenges, the chamber and the National Chamber Foundation founded Hiring Our Heroes – an initiative to assist veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.
Fluor is dedicated to communities and their economic development and supports initiatives like HOH that help match the skills of our veterans with career and job opportunities.
On behalf of the community, we would like to thank Brigadier General John Wharton, Army Sustainment Command commanding officer and senior mission commander of the Rock Island Arsenal, for his efforts to engage civic community leaders in the Quad Cities. "Engagements like this enhance relations between the military and nearby civilian communities. Additionally, they provide a direct avenue for leaders to discuss current affairs and future plans that may affect each community." We look forward to continuted communication with our military partners to move the Quad Cities forward as a great military commuity.
Let us know about upcoming events in the community - email Hooah@QuadCitiesChamber.com!
Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon is proud to be hosting Defense & Local Community Listening Posts near the state’s three largest military communities in partnership with the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University. These listening posts will give local residents, military families, employers, employees, community leaders and others an opportunity to voice challenges and opportunities for federal, state and local coordination in their region.
At each listening post participants will be asked a series of questions about shared challenges and experiences, experiences unique to the local community and the state, and experiences unique to local military families and statewide military families. Participants will also participate in smaller facilitated group discussions.
Bettendorf, IA - Join the Rock Island Arsenal AUSA Chapter and the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce in celebrating our nation's military during the Quad Cities Military Salute Gala! Keeping in tradition of the Army Birthday Ball of years past, this black-tie event is the Quad Cities community's opportunity to showcase our respect and appreciation for all the Armed Forces as well as Army service and traditions.