March 23, 2020

Essential Businesses & Operations Executive Order 20-10 requires all non-essential businesses and operations to cease all activities except for minimum basic operations. Non-essential businesses may also continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors working from home.  CLICK For Essential Business & Operations Check List from DCEO  What businesses and operations are considered essential?  EO… More

March 20, 2020

On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The order prohibits things like visiting the homes of friends and holding gatherings of any size and closes all nonessential establishments, including most retail, recreation and entertainment businesses. It does… More

March 16, 2020

Click to View Partner Letter Dear Friends,   Our community and local businesses are at the heart of everything we do. COVID-19 continues to have an increased significant impact on communities across the country. Businesses and individuals are being faced with tough and costly decisions, attempting to balance caution with economic stability.   It’s a… More

February 24, 2020

Celebrate with 2×4’s For Hope as they received a $160,000 donation from Dakota Access Pipeline, LLC to help fund the construction of the next four (4) tiny homes for local veterans, and help complete the funding for a partially built home in Brown County. Joining is Dallas-based Energy Transfer, which operates Dakota Access Pipeline, LLC.… More

February 24, 2020

Craig Heming Talks Marketing & Self Branding   Adams County, IL – The first quarterly seminar of the Adams County Works Transition Planning Team took place on Wednesday, January 29 from 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM inside Utopia at 900 N. 12th St. Guest speaker was Craig Heming of Doors-N-More with the topic, “Monkey Business… Business… More

January 2, 2020

Adams County, IL – All are welcome to attend the Great River Economic Development Foundation (GREDF) annual meeting Wednesday, January 8, in the Oakley Lindsay Center (OLC) located at 300 Civic Center Plaza. Networking and a cash bar begin at 5:00 PM in the OLC foyer, with the program beginning at 6:00 PM inside the… More

January 2, 2020

November 9th and 10th, 2×4’s For Hope and 100+ volunteers built another tiny home for a Veteran in Quincy Illinois at 1025 N. 5th Street. This 576 square-foot tiny home was built in its entirety in two days. Following the build, a ribbon cutting and presentation to the veteran took place. This tiny home is given to the… More

January 2, 2020

Adams County, IL – On Tuesday, October 22 at 8:15 AM an awards ceremony was held at Quincy High School’s Quincy Area Vocational and Technical Center (QHS / QAVTC). Earlier that month, two teams from QHS competed in the Tri-State MakerFest S.T.E.A.M. Competition, with each team taking home a prize, one for People’s Choice and… More

January 2, 2020

As the Tri-State Development Summit draws near, Mississippi River updates, along with an education panel focused on workforce joins the program. The 2019 Tri-State Development Summit (TSDS) brings together leaders from southeast Iowa, northeast Missouri and western Illinois to discus common issues, creating an ongoing dialogue, and improving the quality of life for the region.… More

January 2, 2020

Adams County, IL – Mike Elbe, president of John Wood Community College was the next guest speaker for the Adams County Works Transition Planning Team Quarterly Seminar held on Wednesday, October 9 from 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM at the Patio Restaurant – 133 S. 4th St.   This quarter, President Elbe spoke on “Networking… More