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Back 2 Business Grant Program Webinar

By QBTC | September 8, 2021

Quincy Business & Technology Center & Two Rivers Regional Council Of Public Officials Is Offering A LIVE Webinar On The Back To Business (B2B) Grant Program. Learn and ask questions: Program OverviewB2B Program DetailsTechnical Assistance Available to You. B2B grant program includes: $5,000-$150,000 grants totaling $250M made available by ARPA funds (up to $250,000 for…

Start-ups Start Here

By QBTC | February 10, 2021

Are you a student at the JWCC Workforce Development Center and interested in starting your own business? QBTC has great opportunities for turn-key business set-up and support to help you get started on building your dream career and business ownership. We’re all inclusive, we WANT TO HELP, call 217-228-5500 and ask Charles about how we…

Adams County CEO Visits QBTC

By QBTC | September 30, 2020

Area high school seniors visited QBTC and had a great opportunity to learn more about our service offerings to area entrepreneurs. They asked great questions and Melinda Ward, Manager of DenLine Medical Uniforms, presented information and insights on business through her years of management experience. We also got the chance to learn more about the…

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Conference Calling

By QBTC | May 18, 2020

Are you having video-conference overload and just want to be able to relax and be able to think without everyone reading your facial expressions? You don’t ALWAYS need your meeting participant to see you to be able to have a great conversation. Sometimes inspiration comes from staring out the window and connecting the dots in…

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Digital Togetherness – Social Distancing Made Easy

By QBTC | April 8, 2020

You’re working from home and need a great way to connect to your co-workers? Social distancing has made video conferencing more important that ever and the Quincy Business and Technology Center is here to help! Here are some top picks: Zoom.us – Free for one-on-ones with a forty-minute time limit for meetings of three or…

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Featured – DenLine Uniforms

By QBTC | May 3, 2017

DenLine Uniforms, Inc. became a tenant company at the Quincy Business & Technology Center as a startup company in 1996. They had no experience in healthcare or the textile industry but targeted the industry as an opportunity along with the dental market to focus on protective apparel. To get their start in a mere 500…

QBTC Health & Wellness

By QBTC | October 21, 2016

The QBTC now offers a fully-equipped fitness center on the fifth floor. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to our tenants and their teams. You’ll find a treadmill, an elliptical machine, recumbent and spinning bikes, free weights, medicine balls, stretching bands, steps, jump ropes, and much more. The center is…

 

“Local business under new leadership”

By Whitney Williams, WGEM Feb. 29, 2016news

 

Les McKenzie was the executive director of Quincy Business & Technology for nearly 20 years, but now QBTC has new leadership.

Skip Bright took on the title of executive director Feb. 1.

Bright worked in the banking industry for about 30 years and was involved in economic development before taking this new position. He will continue to improve the facilities, technology and provide mentoring to entrepreneurs.

"Engaged with QU's marketing class and we're getting a look at ourselves through fresh young eyes," Bright said. "And get a fresh perspective."

Bright says QBTC should be a significant contributor to the economic development effort.

Read this story on the WGEM website.

 

“McKenzie announces retirement from Quincy business and Technology Center”

By Matt Hopf, Herald-Whig Nov. 2, 2015

When Les McKenzie was hired to lead the Quincy Business and Technology Center, he did not expect to stay long.

"I was only going to do it for a year or a year-and-a-half," McKenzie said. "Then they could go out and hire somebody and bring them in after we got it turned around."

However, he found working with the businesses enjoyable and stayed for 19 years. But now he plans to retire as executive director of the nonprofit business incubator at Third and Oak by the end of the year.

"I enjoyed working with the clients and all the support organizations within the community and the creation of over 500 jobs that we were able to put on the street," he said. "The wealth of that to the community is part of what makes Quincy successful."

More than 80 businesses have run through the center, with more than 50 being start-ups. McKenzie said about 65 percent of businesses were successful after they left the center. Twenty businesses currently fill the 67,000-square-foot building, and occupancy has typically remained above 90 percent.

Read then entire story on the Herald-Whig website.