Art Gallery Opening & Alternating Currents Festival This Weekend!

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Often you'll hear a coworking space explained as an office space for small businesses, start-ups, and individuals. This is definitely true, but we believe coworking is so much more. It's not just about having a physical space to work; it's about having a community to work amongst. Coworking is about connections between local professionals, artists, freelancers, and entrepreneurs—people who are self-motivated and often earning an income through their own creativity and drive.

At COWORKQC, we have just about as an eclectic a group of people as you'll find. Our members are doing outstanding and interesting work and we could not be more proud of all they accomplish. As we provide a community and beautiful space for them to work, we also do what we can to make all of our their lives better through promoting local businesses, encouraging members to get out and try neighborhood eateries and breweries, and supporting local retailers and festivals.

During an exciting weekend in downtown Davenport, we are happy to announce our first gallery opening. We hope this becomes the first of many gallery events that sponsor and support local artists. COWORKQC is all about giving people a start, whether it's a start at new friendships, professional networks, or a broader audience for your business or art. 

This month at COWORKQC Davenport-based artist Marie Stephens will be displaying a collection of her most recent passion: beloved pooches. Marie is in tune with the personalities of pets, understands the bond between pet and owner, and loves to translate that to the canvas. She has hosted a contest to collect pooch portraits to display at her gallery opening on August 26th (National Dog Day!) and we're delighted to share them with you.

We invite you to come downtown on the 26th and stop by our open house, where you can enjoy the work of a talented artist, a glass of wine, and an appetizer or two. Click HERE for more information and to RSVP. (Friendly dogs are welcome.)

InnovateHER: 5 Things to Know

1. InnovateHER is a national pitch competition for businesses and organizations working to empower/better/enhance the lives of women.

2. Small competitions are taking place all over the country. The top 10 will get to pitch to a panel in Washington D.C. for a chance to win up to $70K.

3. Cedar Rapids' NewBoCo has organized the applications for the State of Iowa, making it easy to enter and pitch ideas in front of many audiences and panels. Contestants fill out ONE application and select locations. Apply Here! 

4.  Brought to you by Ignite Quad Cities, COWORKQC is the host location for the Eastern Iowa competition. The competition is Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00PM. 

5.   The competition is FREE and open to the public!  All are welcome to see what innovators of Iowa are up to!

Still have questions? Learn more about InnovateHER HERE.

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