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West Quincy , Jeff Dorsey
West Quincy , Jeff Dorsey

Gas Goes Up 15 Cents a Gallon this Week Just in Time For Memorial Day. I Smell a Rat!

Isn't funny that gas prices went up 15 cents a gallon earlier this week?  Is there anyone on the planet who didn't expect that to happen as we all load up our cars to travel over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend?  

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Panda Express Construction Appears to be Underway

It looks like construction has begun in the Shopko parking lot at 3200 Broadway in Quincy to build a Panda Express restaurant. Workers were seen digging in an enclosed area in the northwest corner of the parking lot today.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Today is National Waitress/Waiter Day, a $2 Tip Just Won’t Cut It

Today is National Waitress/Waiter Day in the United States. The rules of tipping in restaurants vary depending on what nation and culture you are a part of. Here in the United States, 15% is considered an average tip for average service.

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Sen. John Sullivan, Quincy Chamber of Commerce
Sen. John Sullivan, Quincy Chamber of Commerce

Sen. John Sullivan to Address Business Community Issues Monday

Sen. John Sullivan (D-Rushville) will be at the Oakley-Lindsay Civic Center from 8 to 9 a.m. on Monday, April 21, to discuss issues impacting businesses including minimum wage, a progressive income tax, and worker’s compensation reform.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

It’s Tax Day – Have You Hugged Your Tax Preparer Yet? They Need a Hug

It's April 15, or "Tax Day," as Americans know it. It's the day that working Americans must submit their  tax returns to Uncle Sam by midnight.  

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Amy Looten, Jeff Dorsey
Amy Looten, Jeff Dorsey

Chamber’s Business Plan Competition Underway

Quincy Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amy Looten has announced that the Commerce will again offer a $10,000 prize to the winner of its Business Plan Competition in 2014. All for-profit businesses in any field, including start-up companies as well as expansions of existing companies, are eligible to compete.

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Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images
Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images

Should College Athletes be Able to Unionize?

It has been a long standing question of should college athlete be paid for what they do? This thought process has now led football players from Northwestern University to try to unionize.

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Travis Brown, HQBD Webpage
Travis Brown, HQBD Webpage

Historic Quincy Business District to Hold Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner

Travis Brown, the Executive Director of the Historic Quincy Business District, announced that the organization will be holding its 36th Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, January 22 at the State Room (434 S 8th Street) at 6 p.m. There will be a social beginning at 5:30, dinner at 6 and the program will begin at 6:45.

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Quincy Medical Group - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Quincy Medical Group Wins HQBD Beautification Award

The Historic Quincy Business District has awarded the monthly Downtown Beautification Award to the Quincy Medical Group. 

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Postage Stamp Increase Requested to 49 Cents in 2014 (Why Not 50 Cents?)

The United States Postal Service announced Wednesday that it has proposed increasing the price of first-class mail to 49 cents from 46 cents, beginning in January, to help raise revenues for the cash strapped service.  The Postal Service said the new prices would take effect on Jan. 26, 2014. The increase must be approved by the independent Postal Regulatory Commission.

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