About | Board of Directors


Tara Barney

Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce

Curt Beason

Lane & Waterman LLP

Jayne Behal

Lee Enterprises

Bruce Berger

City of Davenport

Bill Boom

City of Davenport

Mary Ellen Chamberlin

Riverboat Development Authority

Ken Croken

Genesis Health System

Kathy Daily

McGladrey LLP

Don Doucette

E. Iowa Community Colleges

Sam Estep

Saratoga Capital Group

Jon Folker

Nerdwerx

Bryce Henderson

Financial District Properties

Bob Hickman

Chenhall’s Staffing Service

Steven Hunter

Stanley, Lande & Hunter

Robert Lee

Retired

Lance Leslie

Deloitte, LLP

Greg Lundgren

Ryan Companies

Brad Martell

Scott County Family Y

Rick Palmer

RiverCenter/Adler Theatre

Candy Pastrnak

Pastrnak Law Firm, PC

Mike Poster

St. Ambrose University

Randy Rathje

Riverboat Development Authority

 

John Ruhl

NAI Ruhl Commercial Co.

Ian Russell

Lane & Waterman

Tim Schiffer

Figge Art Museum

Marge Stratton

Mel Foster Commercial Real Estate

Art Tate

Davenport Community Schools

Jim Thomson – Vice Chair

Landmark Properties

Gwen Tombergs

Quad-City Times

Barry VanBlaricom

Davenport Electric Contract Co.

Dana Wilkinson

Paragon Commercial Interiors
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    Downtown Davenport Partnership 331 West 3rd Street Davenport, IA 52801
    (563) 322-1706

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    Kyle Carter

    Director, Downtown Davenport Partnership
    (563) 823-2674
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    Alisha Espey

    Marketing & Administrative Coordinator
    (563) 823-2651
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    Jason Gilliland

    Director of Events
    (563) 823-2681
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    Ryan Jantzi

    Manager of Operations
    (563) 823-2685
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2017
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2017
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  • Feb
    10th

    New luxury boutique hotel and apartments opening in Davenport

    The 1910 historic Putnam building in downtown Davenport will soon complete renovations and be transformed into a building called The Current, Iowa.

    Read the full story here.

  • Feb
    6th

    Davenport firefighter answers call to rehab historic downtown building

    Concerned last year that downtown Davenport would lose one of its historic buildings, one resident went out on a whim to save it.

    Read the full article here.

    Photo Credit: Kevin E. Schmidt, Quad-City Times

  • Jan
    31st

    ‘Event of the century:’ Quad-Citians revel in sight of Cubs World Series trophy

    When Dorothy Gaffney says she waited a lifetime to see the Cubs World Series trophy, she means it.

     

    Read the full article here.

  • Jan
    30th

    Eastern Iowa gets in on ground floor of Virtual Reality

    In a computer lab in downtown Davenport, a group of 14 students is exploring and training for what could be the next generation of digital jobs.

     

    Read the full article here.

     

    Photo Credit: Kevin Schmidt, Quad-City Times

  • Jan
    19th

    Benefit concert to celebrate Ellis Kell’s memory, support his family

    At the Peace, Love & the Joy of Music: Ellis Kell Family Benefit Concert slated for Saturday at the RiverCenter, Davenport, dozens of area musicians will take the stage to honor Kell, the Quad-City icon who died in December.

     

    Read the full article here.

     

  • Jan
    16th

    Icestravaganza tradition grows, features medieval ice sculptures

    The Downtown Davenport Partnership presented the fifth annual Icetravaganza on Saturday at the Freight House on River Drive.

     

    Read the full article here.

  • Jan
    16th

    QC Food Hub opens after renovations

    After three weeks of interior remodeling, the Quad Cities Food Hub in Davenport is once again open for business.

     

    Read the full article here.

  • Jan
    16th

    Icestravaganza melts Q-C winter blues

    Ice sculptors created an ice storm of their own Saturday as they sawed and chipped away on huge blocks of ice to create a medieval winter wonderland at Davenport’s Freight House.

     

    Read the full article here.

    Photo Credit: Jeff Cook Quad City Times 

  • Jan
    11th

    Urban Campus project gets upgrade

    The new Urban Campus of Scott Community College in downtown Davenport will be even better than originally planned, thanks to an additional — and unexpected — $2 million generated by the sale of tax credits.

     

    Read the full article here.

    Photo Credit: Kevin E. Schmidt QUAD-CITY TIMES

  • Jan
    5th

    Food Trucks to make permanent stop in Davenport

    The City of Davenport is hungry for food trucks.

    After implementing a successful six-week pilot program, the city has crafted an ordinance that will permit mobile food vendors in designated city right of ways and zones in the near future.

    Read the full article here. 

  • Dec
    30th

    Davenport’s eastern gateway gets a boost

    The eastern gateway into downtown Davenport got a boost Thursday, following a property donation by Russell Construction, the real estate development and property management company based in the city.

     

    Read the full article here.

    Photo credit: Jeff Cook (Quad City Times)
  • Dec
    30th

    Don’t let the name fool you, new whiskey bar in town won’t be ‘upscale’

    Duct tape, plastic tarp and dust-caked drapes shutter the front door and windows of the old Musicians Union Local 67 headquarters in downtown Davenport.

    The vacant building has seen better days, but a creative crew of entrepreneurs is converting the space at 304 E. 3rd St. into a neighborhood tavern and performance venue.

     

    Read the full article here.

    Photo Credit: Andy Abeyta (Quad City Times)
  • Dec
    28th

    RME staff carries on Ellis Kell’s mission with Winter Blues program

    Quad City Times – Bret Dale knew it would be a rough day at work.

    Monday marked his first day back at the River Music Experience, or RME, after the passing of his boss, friend, mentor and father figure, Ellis Kell.

    Read the full article here.

    Photo Credit: Andy Abeyta (Quad City Times) 
  • Dec
    19th

    Gills will debut The Current Iowa, an art-focused hotel

    Restoration St. Louis will showcase the talents of the Midwest’s premier and emerging artists when it takes the wraps off its newest downtown Davenport hotel — The Current Iowa.

    Read the full article here.

    Photo Credit: Kevin Schmidt, Quad-City Times 
  • Nov
    30th

    Davenport Moves on From Restoration St. Louis riverfront plan

    The city of Davenport is on to plan B after the City Council reviewed Restoration St. Louis’ proposal for the barge and porte cochere on the riverfront.

     

    Read the full article here. 

    Photo Credit: Kevin E. Schmidt, Quad-City Times
  • Nov
    28th

    The City Church moves into former Downtown Central Perk space in Davenport

    After nearly a year of holding services at the Redstone Room, The City Church now has a home base of its own. Since the Christian church, which now has about 70 members, opened in January, the Rev. Neil McReynolds said they’ve been scrambling to find meeting places.This past Tuesday, with The City Church’s first services held at their new digs on West 3rd Street in Davenport, the scramble was over.

    Read the full article here.

     

     

     

  • Nov
    18th

    New Business Help Economic Growth in Davenport

    KWQC – Carousel of Delights isn’t the only newer business in the city. RAW, in downtown Davenport had its grand opening Wednesday night and Baked Bread and Beer Company is set to open in the East Village this weekend. Head of Economic Development, Susanne Knutsen, said the growth of businesses helps both the economy and job creation.

     

    See the full story here. 

  • Nov
    15th

    Notes @ Noon: Serving a ‘healthy spin’ on cocktails, RAW preps to impress

    Quad City Times – “If the bulky bag of “organic” rainbow carrots temporarily resting atop the freshly polished concrete bar top didn’t make a statement, the permanent forest green moss growing on the wall definitely does. RAW, a new posh tavern in downtown Davenport is not the place to go for a shot of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky and a greasy burger, not that there’s anything wrong with that combo from time to time.”

    Read the full article here. 

    Photo Credit: John Schultz(Quad City Times) 

  • Nov
    14th

    Playhouse on the Block

     

    When staff at Quad-City Arts asked Estes Construction to build and donate a playhouse to be auctioned at Festival of Trees, the Davenport company readily agreed, then used the project as a team-building opportunity.

    Read the full article here. 

  • Nov
    10th

    A new Daytrotter: Comedy shows, local bands arrive to the venue

     Quad City Times – Following the August exit of Daytrotter founder Sean Moeller, things are shaking up for the 10-year-old company that records live sessions of bands for online listening and hosts a steady stream of concerts.

    Read the full article here. 

    Photo credit: Kevin E Schmidt – QCTimes (11/7)