Friday, Oct 31, 2014
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Recent Comments

WarCry - Baldwin School evacuated following smoke in building - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Aside from completely missing that Bob was joking, you're making the same fallacious argument I've already seen. Yes, a home may be older than the schools. But a 120 year old home MIGHT have a few hundred people go through it over the course of that lifespan. They also have owners that don't have to go to their neighbors and say "please, sir, may I have some more" in order to effect…
1950Brutus - Votes for Republicans switched to Democrats in Moline - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why haven't we heard complaints from Democratic voters about votes being switched to Republicans. Because "There is nothing wrong in this office," Kinney, a Democrat, said afterward. Calibration errors are the new "hanging chads".
QuincyJournal - Baldwin School evacuated following smoke in building - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
From Joel Murphy, QPS Business Manager: The issue this morning was a simple overheating of some electrical components with in a heating unit. The components overheated, then melted causing smoke from the unit. Things were exasperated by the fact that the heater's blower was still operating and pushed the smoke out into the hallways. The staff and students did exactly what they have prepared…
1950Brutus - Amazon to open facility in Illinois, hire 1,000 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The point still stands that you do not know if he paid the tax and just doesn't know it.
ONCEMORE1 - Baldwin School evacuated following smoke in building - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Smokin' in the Boy's Room?

Most Popular

Adams Co. Divorces for 10/24

Motorcyclist dies from Saturday crash

Mid-America Port Authority pledged $1.3 million from Illinois Video

Man arrested for performing lewd acts near school

Quinn, Durbin to drop in Monday for Port Authority announcement

GREDF supports Quincy School Building Referendum Video

Everyone safe following plane crash near Quincy Regional Airport

Amazon to open facility in Illinois, hire 1,000

HQBD Announces Annual Award Winners

1 year, 9 months ago Bryan Nichols

Also unveils new downtown shopping website

The Historic Quincy Business District held its 35th annual meeting and awards dinner Wednesday night. The HQBD recapped the last year and shared  some of what will be happening in the year to come. Several downtown individuals and businesses were honored for their contributions to downtown.

Honored at the event were:

Organization Award: John Johannes

Design Award: Crazy Cakes/Austin Properties – for renovating 512 Hampshire

Promotion Committee Award: Reed Promotional Media - for ChristKindl Market

Economic Development Award: Jim Mentesti

New Business of the Year: Riverside Smokehouse

Bob Mays Volunteer of the Year: Sue Shwartz (2nd time winning the award)

Business of the Year: Thyme Square Café

Special Recognition: Rokusek Design - for work on 2012 Main Street Conference

 

A new downtown e-commerce website was also unveiled at the meeting. ShopDowntownQuincy.com will enable online shoppers to buy from multiple downtown Quincy businesses and check out at one time. HQBD Executive Director Travis Brown said the website has been in the works for the last nine to ten months and is similar to Amazon but contains only downtown businesses.

“It is a collaborative e-commerce website that gives our businesses and members the opportunity to have an online sales presence for the fraction of the cost that it would take for them to do it on their own,” Brown said.

Brown said the website was thought to be the first of its kind.

“It really is groundbreaking for a main street type organization to have something like this…to work out all of the back end stuff, to make this thing a feasible project.

He said their parent organization, the National Trust, was excited about the project and is planning to promote the concept throughout the national organization.

Five businesses are currently on the site. Brown said they kept the initial launch small so they could work out any kinks and would be expanding rapidly in the next few weeks.

“We wanted to get the programming right, rather than worry about adding businesses. Now that we have the back end programming done, we can start adding more members…we have several waiting in the wings.”

To be a part of the website, businesses have to be an HQBD member and pay a one-time fee of $150. The fee covers the cost of building that particular businesses’ page on the website.

“It’s a nominal cost to get an online shopping presence 24 hours a day,” Brown said, “We feel like this is a really good use for our organization to be able to not only add value to what we offer but really give our businesses a competitive advantage and open them up to a market that, for a lot of them, is cost-prohibitive.”

ShopDowntownQuincy.com went live online last night.


From the Newsroom

Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 33 minutes ago

RT @Phil LeBeau: Exposure like this has pushed value of #ChevyGuy to $3.84 Million. RT @KeithOlbermann: At 5:.. Chevy cashes in on "technology and stuff."
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 6 hours, 2 minutes ago

RT @ILWDRadio: Pro-tip. When your boss is under fed investigation, don't ask "Is it a crime?" @ILWDRadio http://t.co/YlSa3Jzf52 #twill
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 6 hours, 11 minutes ago

RT @Jason McIntyre: Video! What does Michael Jordan think of President @BarackObama's golf game? "Hack. Shitty golfer." http://t.co/0u3I8UETBf
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 6 hours, 18 minutes ago

@JPosnanski @WhitlockJason You don't know that at all.