use and Other
There are NO assessment dues. In keeping with the original
design of the building, both in financial structure and
intent, the first floor is retail space. To adjust for
modern times, the third floor is public space used for
the The Moline Club Ballroom while the 2nd floor is reserved
exclusively for The Moline Commercial Club. All dues are
to be used to pay the honorarium of invited out-of-town
presenters and guests to facilitate an effecient networking
system as well as an excellent Commerce library.
During this year, we have begun initiating reciprocity
with commercial clubs both nationally and internationally.
In the international realm, we will be focusing on Hong
Kong, China, India in the east, and Australia as well
as two selected countries in Europe.
The River Cities: " Where the Mississippi Flows West."
Here we have a geographical phenomenon that is exclusive
to our area. The Mississippi River flows West for 43 miles.
With the pioneer inroads, the river cities that had been
established, remain, each with their own flavor and individual
character. Each of the cities work, in their own individual
way, and like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle, each is vital
for the whole picture. Without each piece, the picture
will remain incomplete.
Establishing the River
Cities, www.therivercities.us with an umbrella term containing each of the
cities in our area and region, COMPLETE with their individual
character and flavor, in unification, is a prudent course
of action for our growth and expansion.
The term Quad Cities excludes the
majority of the River Cities along this western flow in
our region. It also excludes any reference to the river
around which it was populated.
Those who have seen the attempts
at unification under one name failing repeatedly may see
the advantages of a broad open-ended name such as The
River Cities allowing for city diversity. To specify the
generic name, the qualifying phase: "Where The Mississippi
Flows West" achieves the purpose of localizing the
name to our region. This is specific ONLY to our area.
Highlighting the Mississippi and the geographical turn
of our area, with unity, has imbedded in it developmental
advantages for economic progress including local and federal
assistance in addition to visitor interest and tourist
The term, River Cities "Where
the Mississippi Flows West" superimposes, but does
not exclude, all the network of our river towns and cities.
Business entities that have grown with their name recognition
will continue to function as they see appropriate.
Please keep in mind that Unity
in Diversity is our special and unusual American strength
and an integral part of America. Let us take the mosaic
of the All American Patch-work Quilt as an image in our
united and quintessential American unity.
It is advantageous to use The Moline
Commercial Club, a free-standing and independent entity,
as a vehicle for this work.
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