Quincy CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Welcomes You! It’s good business to do business with Chamber members....

The Chamber has proudly served the Quincy area since 1887. The Chamber is businesses working together to accomplish those things which they cannot accomplish individually, to improve the community and the business climate.

Business retention, agriculture promotion, entrepreneur and business counseling programs of the Chamber are intended to promote new and expanding businesses.

Air, rail, highway and water transportation; environmental compliance; education; and workforce training and professional development are just some of the areas of the business climate which Chamber programs address. The Chamber is also a unified voice for business on local, state and national legislative issues which affect Illinois’ and Quincy’s business climates.

This directory contains the names of those businesses that are not only providing needed products and services to the community, but who also have been a major catalyst behind the growth experienced in the Quincy area over the last several years.

This directory can be used as a guide for meeting your business needs as well as a way of identifying those businesses that have invested in the future of our community by becoming members of the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce. It’s good business to do business with Chamber members.

Dwaine "Butch" Gray
President
Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce

INTRODUCTION TO Quincy & its history "Gem City on the Mississippi"

The city of Quincy stands on the picturesque east bluff overlooking the Mississippi, where the river swings farthest to the west. The roots of this charming, colorful city run deep through American history. In July 1673, Father Marquette and French explorer Louie Joliet traveled down the Mississippi River in their canoe and stopped at an Indian Village which is now Quincy, and soon after, the French fur traders arrived. In 1821, John Wood, a native of New York, came to this vicinity to investigate the claim of a friend who had been granted a land bounty in the Military Tract, a large tract of land in Western Illinois set aside by act of Congress for bounties for soldiers from the War of 1812. John Wood was so impressed with the natural resources of the locality that he returned in 1822 to become Quincy’s first white settler. Other adventurers came from the East either to settle on their land grants or to engage in trade, and the little settlement grew and became known as Bluffs because of its location.

Early in 1825, the Illinois Legislature created a new county here and named it Adams for John Quincy Adams, who became president at that time. A commission named the existing village as county seat, calling it Quincy, also for the president. To complete the use of his name, legend says that the public square was called "John’s Square."

In 1830 the first brick house was built, all others having been constructed of logs. The little commun-ity continued to grow, and in 1834, was incorporated as a town. Flour and saw mills flourished, for the fertile soil yielded excellent crops of grain; game was abundant; oak, hickory, and walnut timber came in quantity from the forests which were cut down to make way for the expanding community; and trade flourished. From these conditions came the nickname, The Gem City.

In 1840, under special charter, Quincy was incorporated as a city. Large numbers of German immigrants who had come by boat to New Orleans continued their journey up the river and settled in Quincy, bringing to the community skilled craftsmen and high caliber citizens. Manufacturers increased to include stoves, plows, household furniture, organs, carriages, and farm wagons. Several breweries and a distillery also prospered.

During these years of development, the question of slavery had become a growing issue in Quincy, as well as other parts of the country. Most Quincyans were abolitionists, and those who were most strongly opposed to slave holding formed an abolition society. Quincy became an important part of the system known as the Underground Railway. Slaves were assisted in escaping from their owners to make their way to freedom in Canada. Slaves were transported by boat from the banks of Missouri, a slave state, across the river to Illinois, a free state. Sympathizers concealed the fleeing slaves in their homes or at designated "stations" until they could be sent on to the next place and eventually to freedom in the north. This practice caused bitter feelings between the residents of the two states, and on more than one occasion, abolitionists were captured, tried and imprisoned in Missouri.

Quincy also played an important part in the brief but tragic Illinois history of the Mormons. Driven out of Missouri in the winter of 1838-1839, there was much suffering and destitution among them. They found refuge in Quincy where they were kindly treated and sheltered before they proceeded to Nauvoo, fifty miles to the north.

As a river town, Quincy was important as a stop for travelers and as a business and political center. In 1860, John Wood became the 12th Governor of Illinois. Also from this district, Stephen Douglas was elected to the Congress and later to the Senate. Here in John’s Square (now known as Washington Park), on October 13, 1858, the sixth of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates was held. More than 15,000 people are said to have crowded the square to hear Lincoln draw from Douglas the admission that he favored permitting the states to settle the question of slavery within their borders, a statement which won election to the Senate for Douglas, but two years later went far toward electing Lincoln to the presidency.

W ith the advent of railroads in Illinois, the center of activity swung away from the river, but while other cities have surpassed it in size, Quincy remains the largest city in an area of 100 miles in all directions, and retains its sturdy independence. In addition to the Burlington, the Wabash Railroad also serves Quincy, and ten miles east of the city is Baldwin Field, Quincy’s Class 4, municipal airport, named for Tom Baldwin, a native Quincyan and pioneer balloonist and parachutist, through whose efforts the parachute was developed.

The Quincy of today, which was named an All American City in 1962-63 and again in 1984-85, is a modern and progressive industrial city in the heart of a large and fertile agricultural area. Always looking toward the future, Quincy is careful to respect and care for its past, through an on-going preservation of its three major historical districts: the Downtown Historic District showcases a wide array of architectural styles and depicts the affluence of the period from 1850-1930 when Quincy was the most prominent river town in Illinois; Quincy’s East End Historic District contains every formal architectural style found in the Midwest from 1830-1930, with a collection of Italianate, Greek Revival, Romanesque, Queen Anne, and Prairie designs; and Quincy’s German Village. This area, in the southwest section of the city and commonly referred to as "Calftown", was the home of Quincy’s German population. The sturdy homes, some ornate and others very simple, stand as reminders of Quincy’s German heritage. Today, the area from York Street to Jackson Street, 5th Street to 13th Street features the best examples of these homes built by German immigrants between 1840 and 1855.

The Moorish Castle "Villa Katherine," which overlooks the Mississippi at 532 So. 3rd Street, is the sole example of Mediterranean architecture along the river. It was built early in the century, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. After many changes, the Castle, as it is known, now serves as Quincy’s Tourist & Information Center.

Location & TRANSPORTATION Easy Access

Quincy is ideally situated on the limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River in west-central Illinois. Quincy is the county seat of Adams County, which encompasses 969 square miles and has a total population of 66,090 people. Quincy is its largest city, with a total population of 42,202, and covers more than 5,000 acres with a river frontage of about three miles.

Quincy is accessible by numerous modes of transportation, including metropolitan connections by air, rail, or bus. Amtrak offers service from Quincy to Chicago. Commuter flights to Chicago and St. Louis, as well as commercial and private flights, keep Quincy’s Regional Airport at Baldwin Field busy. Quincy is located on Interstate 172, and is only fifteen miles from Interstate 72. Bus service is provided by Burlington Trailways.

Tourism & CULTURE Be Our Guest!

W ith a wide variety of special events offered year-round, Quincy is not only a wonderful place to live, but a fun place to visit as well. Quincy is home to the Oakley-Lindsay Center, an $8 million performing arts and convention center complex. Its McClain-Kent Exhibit Hall boasts 30,000 square feet with movable walls that divide it in half or thirds. It can accommodate up to 3,500 theatre-style seats. The Quincy Community Theatre, also housed in the Center, seats 500 and boasts a thrust stage, orchestra pit, fly loft, set/scene storage offstage, backstage drive-up capability, soundproof rehearsal room the same size as the stage, dressing rooms, star dressing room, showers, Green Room and costume shop. A lobby contains theater offices and a box office and can be used for receptions or banquets. The Oakley-Lindsay Center houses several organizations on its upper level, including the Historic Quincy Business District, Great River Economic Development Foundation, Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce, Quincy Civic Center, Quincy Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Quincy Society of Fine Arts and the United Way of Adams County.

The Quincy Community Theater has been delighting audiences for almost eight decades with the finest in musicals, mysteries, comedies and dramas. The organization was first founded in 1923 to provide an outlet for community members to display their talents, and to this day is a major theatrical resource for the Tri-state area.

The Quincy Society of Fine Arts, the country’s first arts council, plays an integral part in all that is Quincy. With over 40 member organizations, including Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Muddy River Opera Company and the Quincy Community Theatre, the Quincy Society of Fine Arts was ranked first in the United States in per capita arts supported by the national Survey of Local Art Agencies.

Quincy’s wealth of museums is a testament to the community’s desire to preserve our rich history, and broaden our horizons. Whether one’s interest lies in exploring new artistic venues, taking a step back in time, studying the area’s architectural heritage, or paying tribute to our veterans, Quincy offers residents the opportunity to preserve and promote their special interests.

While visiting Quincy, stay at any of four Bed and Breakfasts: Inn on Maine, Dashwood House Bed & Breakfast, located in the heart of Quincy’s East End Historical District and a magnificent example of early 20th century Greek Revival architecture; the Kaufman House, or equally as lovely W.T. Dwire House Bed and Breakfast located on Vermont Street. Quincy is also home to ten hotels and three motels.

Shopping & DINING A Buyer’s Dream

Shopping doesn’t get much better than in Quincy. Hundreds of area businesses offer residents an unlimited array of products and services. Nestled among national chain grocery and department stores you’ll find one-of-a-kind boutiques, gift shops, and specialty shops. People from a large radius come to Quincy to take advantage of our shopping facilities, which includes a 600,000-square foot mall with three anchor stores. The Historic Quincy Business District also offers clothing stores, antiques, specialty shops, and the newest addition, Maine Center, which offers a variety for shoppers. Customer-oriented merchants, always eager to please, offer friendly, old-fashioned service.

After a long day of shopping, satisfy your appetite at one of Quincy’s delectable restaurants, designed to satisfy every taste and budget. There are many restaurants that serve muffins, bagels and croissants, as well as sandwiches and soup in cozy atmospheres. Quincy offers premier dining in unique settings, both downtown and uptown specializing in steaks, pasta, seafood and chicken.

Whether you crave a quick meal at a fast food chain or a relaxed, elegant dinner at a fine restaurant, Quincy has it all. Menus range from classic, American dishes to mouth-watering ethnic cuisine.

Housing Something for Everyone

Quincy residents take advantage of some of the finest housing options available in Illinois. Quincy’s desirable location, along with its diverse choice in neighborhoods, help contribute to its reputation as a superb place to live.

Along with immaculate homes nestled along quiet, tree-lined streets in historic neighborhoods, Quincy offers a mix of contemporary housing options. Newer neighborhoods boast single-family homes on expansive lots and a variety of commun-ity living options such as apartments, townhomes, mobile homes and condominium complexes. These safe, family-oriented neighborhoods, close to shopping areas, schools, and parks, are a perfect place to raise a family. The Chamber’s member real estate agents can help you find your dream home.

Quincy has acquired a reputation for being an excellent place for retired individuals to live, due to the variety of services and activities offered to those over age 50, which is approximately 30% of Quincy’s population. Services available for seniors include excellent retirement facilities, an adult day care center, and "seniors only" trips and tours. Call Senior Information Referral at 224-3535.

APARTMENTS:
12th Street Apartments
2925 North 12th St., Quincy, IL 62301 • 223-4697

Cardinal Apartments
135 Stadium Dr., Quincy, IL 62301 • 223-2626

Carson Apartments
500 Maine, Quincy, IL 62301 • 224-8630

Community Manor Apartments
1711 Spring, Quincy, IL 62301 • 228-2219

Country Club Heights
3008 State, Quincy, IL 62301 • 224-7070

East Broadway Apartments
6500 Broadway, Quincy, IL 62301 • 224-5157

Forestdale Apartments
3200 State, Quincy, IL 62301 • 222-2309

Four Court Apartments
1201 Maine, Quincy, IL 62301 • 223-9000

Good Shepherd Center 301 N. 8th, Quincy, IL 62301 • 224-9783

Harvest Hills
901 South 36th St., Quincy, IL 62301 • 222-3333

Hotel Elkton
133 S. 4th, Quincy, IL 62301 • 222-5660

Hotel Quincy
513 Hampshire, Quincy, IL 62301 • 222-2400

Lincoln-Douglas Apartments
101 N. 4th, Quincy, IL 62301 • 224-3355

Quincy Housing Authority
540 Harrison, Quincy, IL 62301 • 222-0720

Ridgebrook Apartments
24th & Harrison, Quincy, IL 62301 • 223-5544

River Hills Apartments
2140 N. 12th, Quincy, IL 62301 • 228-3232

The Trace
3100 State, Quincy, IL 62301 • 222-6080

MOBILE HOME PARKS:
Bluff View Mobile Home Park
RR 5, Quincy, IL 62301 • 656-3406

East Gate Trailer Park
36th & Broadway, Quincy, IL 62301 • 224-5157

Halfpap Mobile Home Park
St. Anthony Rd., Quincy, IL 62301 • 223-7401

Hultz’s Expwy Mobile Home Park
4501 Gardner Expwy, Quincy, IL 62301 • 224-0994

Palm Gardens Mobile Home Park
South 8th St., Quincy, IL 62301 • 223-2920

Paradise Homes
Spring Lake Corner, Quincy, IL 62301 • 222-2192

Rancho Vista Estates
3737 N. 24th, Quincy, IL 62301 • 222-3737

Royal Oaks Mobile Home Park
6800 Broadway, Quincy, IL 62301 • 223-9384

Timber Ridge Mobile Home Park
RR 3, Quincy, IL 62301 • 224-3846

Town & Country Mobile Estates
Rt. 57, Quincy, IL 62301 • 228-6380

Trailer Town Park
1720 N. 12th, Quincy, IL 62301 • 222-0269

Valley View Mobile Home Park
2300 Bayview Dr, Quincy, IL 62301 • 222-7229

Wayside Trailer Park
18th & Kochs Lane, Quincy, IL 62301 • 224-5157

Recreation Join the Fun!

Quincyans enjoy a wealth of recreational opportunities, including more than 1,100 acres of parks offering activities such as archery, swimming, tennis, and softball; a very active community soccer program; a wide variety of water sports on the Mississippi River; three country clubs as well as a 27-hole public golf course; and a NASCAR sanctioned raceway. For those who enjoy a more leisurely pace, Quincy also offers an abundance of quiet scenic locations for walking and hiking.

In the natural setting of the hills and bluffs, a system of parks provides many forms of recreation including such sports as tennis, baseball, softball, jogging, golf, archery, and swimming, with special play equipment, fishing and wading facilities for children. The river provides opportunity for fishing and many privately owned boats ranging from rowboats to cabin cruisers find harbor on Quincy Bay.

Quincy’s parks follow in part the scenically beautiful bluffs overlooking the river. Enter South Park from 12th Street to tour the park which is noted for its picnic facilities, playgrounds and shelter houses, and more recently the site of the Grand Prix of Go-Karts every June. Leave the park at 8th Street and cross into Indian Mounds Park, named for Indian burial mounds found there. Across from the municipal swimming pool, there is a magnificent view of the river. Below, the bluff may be seen, and beyond, U.S. Lock & Dam No. 21, and the broadcasting towers of WTAD. To the north may be seen the Quincy Memorial Bridge, the Quincy Bayview Bridge, and beyond, the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad bridge.

Riverview Park, which is the first in the northern chain of parks, may be entered from Chestnut Street at 2nd Street. Here, overlooking the river which bounded on the west the territory he and his men held for the colonies, is a statue of George Rogers Clark. The figure was designed by Charles J. Mulligan, Director of Sculpture at the Chicago Art Institute. Another magnificent view of the river is had from this point, including the bridges, Quincy Bay, Bob Bangert Park, All America Park and Quinsippi Island. Follow the drives through Riverview Park into Sunset Heights, and on through Gardner Park to 5th Street.

Cross 5th Street onto the grounds of the Illinois Veteran’s Home, a state home provided for veterans of Illinois and their wives. The home was opened in 1887, having been provided for in the Illinois General Assembly in 1885. The lake located there is in the shape of Illinois; deer, peafowl, buffalo, goats and the swans are added attractions to the grounds.

Wavering and Moorman Parks, an area of more than 100 acres on North 36th Street, are the latest additions to the Quincy Park System, with Wavering Park the home of the Wavering Aquatic Center. The Quincy Park District includes a 270-slip marina, a miniature golf course, and a batting cage complex. For those who prefer to exercise their minds, the Quincy Public Library holds a collection of 175,000 volumes, 300 periodicals, over 10,000 recordings and issues free library cards to all residents and property owners of Quincy School District #172. Many organizations also provide social and cultural satisfaction in the fields of literature, art and music.

Education Learning to Succeed

Quincy residents take advantage of first-class educational resources for people of all ages. Knowledgeable, experienced faculties, active school boards, and involved parents work together to fully prepare Quincy students for college or the work force, instill in them a sense of academic responsibility and foster a lifelong love of learning. A well-rounded curriculum emphasizes traditional as well as contemporary learning skills to prepare students for the future.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS Elementary & Secondary:

The Quincy Public School System is made up of six primary schools serving grades K-3, an intermediate school serving grades 4-6, a junior high school for grades 7-9, and a high school serving grades 10-12. All of Quincy’s public schools have a reputation for excellence and offer a wide range of extracurricular activities.

Information on the boundaries of each of the elementary school districts may be obtained from the Quincy Board of Education at 1444 Maine Street, Quincy, IL 62301, (217) 223-8700 or from the principal of the respective school. Those interested in quality child care and preschools can contact the West Central Child Care Connection, which offers professional assistance in evaluating child care needs, guidelines for selecting quality care, updated child care program referrals, as well as information on financial assistance for child care. The phone number is 222-2550.

Public Elementary:

Adams School, 2001 Jefferson • 222-2530
Dewey School, 2040 Cherry • 228-7117
Ellington School, 30th and Lindell • 222-5697
Irving School, 9th and Payson • 222-2794
Monroe School, 3211 Payson Road • 223-8871
Washington School, 1401 N. 8th • 222-4059

Public Intermediate:

Baldwin Intermediate, 3000 Maine • 223-0003

Public Junior High:

Quincy Junior High, 100 S. 14th • 222-3073

Public Senior High:

Quincy Senior High, 3322 Maine • 224-3770

PRIVATE/PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS Elementary & Secondary:

Quincy is home to seven Roman Catholic elementary schools, where students can receive a comprehensive, value-based education supplemented by a variety of extracurricular activities. Quincy Notre Dame High School students learn from a strong academic and religious studies curriculum in a Catholic, value-centered environment. Other elementary parochial schools are the Cedarwood Christian School, Quincy Area Christian School and St. James Lutheran School. The Calvary Academy parochial school is for all grades. Enrollment information may be obtained from each individual school.

Roman Catholic Grade Schools:

All Saints, 1236 N. 10th • 228-1477
St. Anthony, St. Anthony Rd. • 224-6477
St. Boniface, 732 Hampshire • 223-6999
St. Dominic, 4100 Columbus Rd. • 224-0041
St. Francis, 1720 College • 222-4077
St. Mary’s, 1115 S. 7th • 223-3388
St. Peter’s, 25th and Maine • 223-1120

Roman Catholic High School:

Quincy Notre Dame, 1400 S. 11th • 223-2479

Parochial Grade Schools:

Cedarwood Christian School, 2523 Cedarwood Lane • 224-2162
Quincy Area Christian Church, 2017 Longlett Dr. • 223-5698
St. James Lutheran, 17th & Jefferson • 222-8267

Parochial K-12th Grade:

Calvary Academy, 1825 State • 228-0502

Higher EDUCATION Excellence Achieved

For those pursuing higher education, a myriad of continuing education opportunities can be found in and around the Quincy area. Quincy University, a private, co-educational institution rooted in the Catholic tradition, offers degree, professional and continuing education programs based on the liberal arts and humanities to undergraduates and graduates. Quincy University offers 36 majors and six pre-professional programs, including Chemistry, English, Nursing, Pre-Medicine, Accounting and Sports Management. Founded in 1860, Quincy University is located in a residential section of the city and encompasses 75 acres.

John Wood Community College is a two-year college, with open learning centers at several locations. John Wood Community College offers a number of degree and certificate options to meet the diverse needs of Quincy residents. Associate degrees in the arts and sciences are offered for students planning on transferring to a four-year college or university, and certificates are available in highly specialized and structured occupational courses of study. Plans for two new buildings—which will house classrooms, a library, a cafeteria, and a bookstore—are underway.

The Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing, located in historical Quincy on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, has been providing quality nursing education for 100 years. It has the distinction of being the only program in the country to jointly confer a degree with two liberal arts colleges, so that each student experiences a liberal arts education through life on a college campus, and nursing education on the campus of the regional medical center in adjacent Blessing Hospital.

Vatterott College, Gem City College, and The Travel School round out the range of programs available in Quincy. Local students also commute to Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, and to Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri.

UNIVERSITIES:

Quincy University
1800 College Ave., Quincy, IL 62301 • 222-8020

Western Illinois University
One University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455 • (309) 295-1414

COLLEGES:

John Wood Community College
150 S. 48th, Quincy, IL 62301 • 224-6500

Gem City College
700 State, Quincy, IL 62301 • 222-0391

Culver-Stockton College
1 College Hill, Canton, MO 63435 • (314) 288-5221

Blessing-Reiman College of Nursing
11th & Broadway, Quincy, IL 62301 • 228-5520

OTHER INSTITUTIONS:

Vatterott College
501 N. 3rd, Quincy, IL 62301 • 224-0600

The Travel School
822 State, Quincy, IL 62301 • 222-4912

Business & INDUSTRY Strong & Growing

Quincy is the ideal place to do business. Its convenient location, near major markets and excellent transportation systems, helps to maintain a steady stream of business into the area. A highly skilled labor force, abundant energy and water resources, established corporations and plenty of land are just a few of the advantages of doing business in Quincy.

Quincy is home to hundreds of businesses. The diverse mix of local businesses includes manufacturing, retail, and supply companies, and corporations specializing in Internet technology, E-commerce and data processing. Present manufacturers include: electronic equipment, air compressors, various kinds of pumps, mining and oil drilling equipment, ranges, furnaces, wheels, truck and trailer bodies, poultry equipment, containers, mineral foods and stock preparations, as well as soybean oil, and various dairy products. Quincy Development Center, a former Motorola plant reconfigured into an industrial mall, boasts 850,000 square feet of work area and has space for lease currently available.

Maintaining a balance between agriculture, electronics and mechanical manufacturing, and service businesses, Quincy has a strong, diversified economic base. The community’s solid work ethic and commitment to quality have made many area businesses industry leaders in this country and abroad. The hundreds of jobs available to residents, expanding businesses, and area wealth help Quincy create a better today...and a promising tomorrow. It’s no wonder that President Bill Clinton, when visiting Quincy a day after his final State of the Union address in January, 2000, chose the budding city as a prime example of economic prosperity.

Utilities Utilities/Services/Recycling

Cable Television:

Adams Telcom
301 Rt. 94, Golden, IL 62339
877-696-4611

Adams Television
301 Rt. 94, Golden, IL 62301
877-696-4611

AT&T Cable Services
2930 State, Quincy, IL 62301
222-5388

Telephone Service:

Adams Telephone Coop
301 Rt. 94, Golden, IL 62339
696-4411

Ameritech
Call Toll-Free 1-800-244-4444

McLeodUSA
3701 East Lake Centre Dr., Ste. 2 Quincy, IL 62301
228-7900

MS Communications
926 Broadway, Quincy, IL 62301
224-8840

Electricity:

Adams Electrical Co-Op
Camp Point, IL 62320
593-7701

AmerenCIPS
700 Jersey, Quincy, IL 62301
223-1140

Natural Gas AmerenCIPS
700 Jersey, Quincy, IL 62301
223-1140

Water:

A B S Water Co-Op
126 E. State, Camp Point, IL 62320
593-6339

City of Quincy
730 Maine, Quincy, IL 62301
228-4500

Clayton-Camp Point Water Commission
109 Jefferson, Camp Point, IL 62320

Mill Creek Water District
RR 7, Quincy, IL 62301
224-9343

Garbage Collection:

Area Disposal Services, Inc.
1335 W. Washington, Pittsfield, IL 62363
222-8611

BFI Waste Systems
3110 Kochs Lane, Quincy, IL 62301
223-4100

City of Quincy Sanitation Dept.
730 Maine, Quincy, IL 62301
228-4555

Dean Steinkamp Clean-Up Jobs
2833 N. 12th, Quincy, IL 62301
224-3390

Quincy Waste Services
2619 Spring Lake, Quincy, IL 62301
228-8810

USA Waste Services
13998 E. 1400 St., Macomb, IL 61455
800-201-1360

Recycling:

Area Disposal Services, Inc.
2235 College Ave., Quincy, IL 62301
223-1727

BFI Waste Systems
3110 Kochs Lane, Quincy, IL 62301
223-4100

Chanen Scrap & Steel
2400 Gardner Expressway, Quincy, IL 62301
223-0156

City of Quincy Sanitation Dept.
730 Maine, Quincy, IL 62301
228-4555

FIM Inc.
711 S. Front, Quincy, IL 62301
223-0352

Quincy Recycle Paper
526 N. 6th, Quincy, IL 62301
224-2754

USA Waste Services
13998 E. 1400 St., Macomb, IL 61455
800-201-1360

The Quincy area has three providers of cable television service. There are two providers of electricity. There are four providers of telephone service. Water service is provided by the city of Quincy and the public water districts. The provider that will serve you is dependent on the location of your residence. Only one distributor of natural gas services Quincy.

City crews collect garbage Monday through Friday, depending on the location of your residence. The city requires residents to buy and place orange stickers on trash bags. Private haulers collect garbage from some residents. There is also a city recycling program.

Healthcare Expert Care Close to Home

W hen it comes to healthcare in the Tri-State area, Quincy residents can rely on a number of excellent medical centers. The two-campus Blessing Hospital is a 340-bed facility that blends the best of the care and compassion of community hospitals with the latest medical technology. Blessing is the leader in innovative hospital and home health services, with more than 100 physicians representing virtually all medical specialties and sub-specialties. Blessing Hospital provides full medical, social and educational services for an area of more than 200,000 people.

S.I.U. School of Medicine Quincy Family Practice Center is conveniently located on the Blessing Hospital campus on 11th Street. In the new building, there are 21 exam rooms, two procedure rooms and an accredited lab. There are over 23,000 patient visits a year and 175 deliveries. All areas of family care are emphasized, including health promotion and prevention medicine. Newman Clinic, affiliated with Blessing Hospital, provides a comprehensive range of behavioral health services to people in the Tri-State area, including inpatient and outpatient services, treatment for chemical dependency, stress management, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and specialized services for business and industry.

Quincy Medical Group, one of the leading multi-specialty group practices in the United States, is a physician-owned group comprised of over 90 physicians and nurse practitioners in 23 medical and surgical specialties. The group provides quality healthcare to over 250,000 people in the Tri-State area within a 60-mile radius.

Quincy is also served by a comprehensive cancer care center, a renal dialysis center, an advanced cardiac treatment center, a licensed rehabilitation center, a designated Trauma Center for emergency medical care and neurological and neurosurgery services. Elderly residents in search of skilled nursing or residential in-house care can rely on four homes in Quincy to minister to their needs.

Government Ready to Serve You

Quincy residents take advantage of excellent municipal services, police and fire protection, recreation and parks, and public works. The Quincy Police Department, consisting of seventy-six sworn officers and fifteen civilians, provides 24-hour law enforcement. A number of prevention and investigative programs seek to prevent crime, and the department has its own Emergency Response Team that is well-trained and equipped to respond in an efficient and rapid manner.

Quincy is proud of its close, working relationship with area businesses and community organizations. Many community business leaders serve on city and village boards, commissions, and advisory groups, strengthening the ties between government and business. Area residents and business leaders are also active in a wide variety of community civic and social service organizations.

GOVERNMENT LISTINGS:

City of Quincy:

City Hall
730 Maine
Quincy, IL 62301

Mayor
Charles W. Scholz
Office: 228-4545
Home: 224-8586

Director of Administrative Services
Rick Meehan
Office: 228-4547

City Offices:

City Hall - 228-4500
City Clerk - 228-4510
Central Services - 228-4520
City Treasurer - 228-4575
Community Development - 228-4515
Comptroller - 228-4517
Engineering - 228-4525
Humane Officer - 222-9360
Inspections - 228-4541
Planning & Development - 228-4515
Preservation Commission - 228-4514
Public Works - 228-4527
Recycle-Garbage - 22 8-4557
Sanitation - 228-4555
Water Department - 228-4580
Zoning - 228-4540

Adams County:

County Court House
521 Vermont
Quincy, IL 62301

County Board Chairman
Mike McLaughlin
224-7512

County Offices:

Health Department - 222-8440
Highway Department - 223-0614
Regional Office of Education - 277-2080
Sheriff’s Office - 277-2200

Illinois State:

Governor George Ryan
Office of the Governor
207 Statehouse
Springfield, IL 62706

Illinois Senate
Laura Kent Donahue - District #48
Room 323, Statehouse
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-2479

Illinois House of Representatives
Art Tenhouse - District #96
State Capitol, Room 314
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8096

United States:

U.S. Senate
Peter Fitzgerald
Dirksen Office Bldg., B40-5
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2854

Richard J. Durbin
364 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2152

U.S. House of Representatives
Lane Evans 2335 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-5905

John Shimkus
513 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 225-5271

Worship Strong Faith

Quincy is home to over 70 churches representing almost every denomination. The first religious services began in 1827 and were conducted in the log cabin courthouse. In the 1830’s, a Presbyterian Church was organized; over the decades, non-denominational and churches representing other denominations were founded. Today, there are 10 Catholic and approximately 62 Protestant churches in the Quincy area, as well as a Jewish Synagogue. Visitors to Quincy are sure to find a church to meet their spiritual needs. In addition to the many worship services available, residents can participate in a number of outreach and social ministry programs offered through their churches.

Chamber of Commerce Information

Chamber Staff, Officers & Directors:

STAFF:

Dwaine "Butch" Gray, President
Mary L. Effrein, Office Manager
Tricia Schlipman, Operations Director

OFFICERS:

Debbie Naught, Klingner & Associates, Chairman of the Board
Bob Romine, KHQA-TV, Chairman Elect
Helen Cornell, Gardner Denver, Inc., Vice Chairman of Government Affairs
Bob Romine, KHQA-TV, Vice Chairman of Member Services
Steve Akers, State Street Bank, Vice Chairman of Business Development
Gary Harpole, Harpole Accounting Firm, Treasurer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Tom Arnold, Arnold, Behrens, Deters & Gray
Mariann Barnard, Stoney Creek Inn
Glenn Bemis, Sharkey Transportation
Ken Cantrell, City of Quincy, Central Services
Joe Duesterhaus, Scholz, Loos, Palmer, Siebers & Duesterhaus
Jim Farmer, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance
Mike Happel, Happel & Schlipmann Inc., Realtors
Leo Henning, WGEM-TV-AM-FM-CGEM
Rev. Eugene Kole, O.F.M. Conv., Quincy University
Don Larson, General Rental
Kevin Moffitt, Blessing Hospital
Rene Moisson, Omnigraphic Computer Service
Chris Niemann, Niemann Foods, Inc.
Dan Selby, AmerenCIPS
Mark Wiewel, Western Catholic Union

Benefits & SERVICES Being a Member:

REFERRALS: The Chamber is a primary source of information for visitors and residents. On a daily basis, our staff receives numerous requests for business recommendations. Providing both a service to the community and a prime benefit to its membership, the Chamber refers only Chamber members to those requesting recommendations.

NEW BUSINESS CONTACTS: Networking with other members of the business community at Chamber programs is an exciting way to make contact with potential clients and customers. Some of the functions that Chamber members attend include: Quarterly Membership Meetings, Business After Hours receptions, Legislative Update luncheons, Focus on Excellence Breakfast meetings, the Annual Meeting, committee meetings, seminars and other special events.

EXPOSURE: The Chamber publicizes member firms and businesses in several ways. These include: New Member Recognition in the Chamber Update Newsletter, Advertising Opportunities, Chamber Membership Plaques, Door/Window Stickers, Chamber Website, and this Annual Membership Directory.

SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING: The Chamber is a resource center for Small Business Administration publications. Free, confidential business counseling is provided by S.C.O.R.E., Service Corps of Retired Executives. S.C.O.R.E. members are successful, experienced business persons who give their time to counsel those wishing to start or improve a small business.

GOVERNMENT INFLUENCE & INFORMATION: Guided by the Legislative Committee, the Chamber lobbies on behalf of its members at the local, state and federal levels for passage of legislation deemed to be in the best interest of the business community. It also opposes legislation that could be harmful to area business people. The Chamber maintains lists of names and addresses for local, state and federal elected officials.

DEVELOP BUSINESS SKILLS: The Chamber sponsors several business-related workshops and seminars each year.

CHAMBER UPDATE NEWS: The weekly newsletter of the Chamber, entitled Update, contains information about Chamber programs and activities, legislative and business developments, local economic statistics, new member firms, upcoming meetings and seminars, and other important business news.

UPDATE INSERTS: Chamber members are offered the opportunity to get their message out to over 900 business men and women by putting an insert in the Chamber’s weekly newsletter.

TAX DEDUCTION: 90% of your dues investment may be deducted on your taxes. The other 10% is used for lobbying.

NOTARY SERVICES: The Chamber offers Notary services free to members by appointment.

CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN: The Chamber is the convenient place for member companies exporting goods out of the country to get their documents certified, free of charge. Non-members are charged a fee for this service.

MAILING LABELS: For ease in mailing, Chamber members may purchase an up-to-date listing of all members on peel and stick labels. This is a cost-effective opportunity to reach a highly targeted market of area businesses.

RELOCATION PACKETS: This valuable Chamber package is full of practical information for potential residents. Member businesses may use them in their employee recruiting efforts for a minimal charge.

NEWCOMER GREETER SERVICE: The Chamber’s official Greeter welcomes newcomers to the area by delivering a gift basket of goods and information from Chamber members to them. Be the first to serve their needs as they establish their shopping and service patterns.

CHECK ALERT PROGRAM: The Chamber works in cooperation with the Quincy Police Department to alert participating Chamber members of stolen and lost checks and credit cards.

TRADE AREA STATISTICS: The Chamber keeps up-to-date statistical information on the area. Some of these include: population, cost of living, employment figures, retail figures, income profiles, and many more.

Mission statement:
The Mission of the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership to the business community by promoting issues and activities which meet member needs and enhance the business climate, economic well being and quality of life in the Quincy area

Long-term goals:
Maintain and enhance the membership by effectively identifying and responding to member needs.

Promote the Quincy area as a regional service center by fostering collaboration and consolidation among area organizations and education institutions.

Communicate effectively the purposes and value of the Chamber to the community.

Identify, formulate and promote legislative positions at all levels of government, which benefit Chamber members.

Strengthen the Quincy area workforce by providing educational services, identifying service providers and coordinating educational programming efforts.

Work to enhance Quincy area public services and infrastructure by gathering and sharing information and formulating and promoting positions which will benefit the community’s quality of life.

Chamber divisions & committees:
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIVISION:

Agri-Business Committee: This committee works to recognize and promote agriculture and its importance to the Quincy economy.

Chamber Marketing Committee: This committee is responsible for the expansion of Quincy’s market area through the development of a comprehensive marketing plan.

Hospitality Industry Committee: This committee will bring together the various hospitality related businesses in the area in an effort to increase occupancy rates in area motels/hotels and improve communications between the industry and the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Leadership Quincy Committee: This committee is charged with conducting the Quincy Community Leadership Program. The program’s goal is to identify and develop community leaders for the 21st century.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS DIVISION:

Legislative Committee: This committee represents business on issues before the Illinois Legislature and United States Congress.

Local Government Affairs Committee: This committee represents the Chamber before local legislative and government administrative bodies. It is also responsible for monitoring local transportation issues.

MEMBER SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION:

Ambassadors: This committee is responsible for membership relations.

Computer Committee: This committee advises the Chamber on our in-house computer system and on-line computer communications systems.

Drug Free Workplace Committee: This committee, in cooperation with the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, will assist local companies in establishing Drug Free Workplace programs.

Member Services Committee: This committee develops programs of direct service to the membership.

STAFF SUPPORTED DIVISION:

Service Corps of Retired Executives (S.C.O.R.E.): This group of retired executives counsels potential entrepreneurs on how to start up and maintain a small business.

Education to Careers Task Force: This task force is responsible for coordinating education to employment activities. They work closely with education, business and labor leaders to insure that students learn the skills they will need to be employable in today’s workplace.

Sister City Commission: This Commission is appointed by the Mayor and is responsible for fostering relationships and coordinating programs between Quincy and our sister city Herford, Germany. The Chamber provides support services for the Commission.

Tri-State Workforce Development Task Force: This multi-state task force is responsible for developing programs and projects that help to insure that regional businesses have an available, trained and productive workforce.