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14 new events coming to Quincy due to Bet on Q

14 new events coming to Quincy due to Bet on Q

1 month ago by Scott Hardy

City Council learned of the events at Monday night meeting

The Quincy City Council has learned that 14 new events this year and next in Quincy can be attributed to a city program approved last year by the Council. 

Executive Director of the Quincy Area Convention and Visitors' Bureau Holly Cain told the Council Monday night that 14 new events, set to come to Quincy either this year or next, can be attributed to the Bet on Q grant program. That provides up to $25,000 in grant money to organizers of events and festivals. The grant program is paid for by the city's 1 per cent food and beverage tax. Cain told the Council that the Visitors' Bureau expects to sign a contract this week to bring back the annual Illinois State Pocket Billiard Championships to Quincy next spring. That event brought over 800 people to Quincy in April. Cain also told aldermen that due to the Bet on Q program and the Convention and Visitors Bureau's advertising, the city's hotel tax receipts are up 19 per cent from a year ago, and that collections are on pace to reach $1.2 million this fiscal year.

The Council voted to send to the Planning Commission a petition from Rupp Enterprises to sub-divide the former Adams School at 20th and Jefferson into eight separate lots. The company wants to convert the former elementary school into a small business park.

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