Q News


  • A Healthy Little Competition with a BIG Impact: Q Center's Biggest Loser

    The third annual biggest loser competition is officially underway at Q Center. This year we have 27 contestants fighting for the title of Q Center’s biggest loser. We are currently in week four of the competition and so far our contestants have lost a combined total of 89.8 pounds! Wondering what this competition entails and how we go about…   Read More >

  • Chocolate Cups with Berries and Whipped Cream

    Are you looking for the perfect dessert to make this Valentine’s Day? Something that is simple, pretty, and chocolaty? Look no further! The chefs at Q Center recommend their own Chocolate Cups with Berries and Whipped Cream to anyone in search of something impressive and delectable. Best part of the recipe: you don’t have to be an expert to…   Read More >

  • Meet Amy Smith, Q Center's New Executive Meeting Manager

    Q Center is excited to announce that Amy Smith has joined the sales team as Executive Meeting Manager. Amy will be in charge of day meetings and meetings of less than 40 rooms on peak. Amy joins the sales team at Q Center with over 3 years of sales and hospitality experience. Since graduating from the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College…   Read More >

  • Q Center’s Best of 2013 List

    As the year winds to an end, we like to reflect on all the work we have done. Our staff tirelessly hosted over 1,100 meetings. We redesigned our website and produced a company video to show how our unique and extensive facilities are designed for top-tier meetings. But we also tried to give back with great content to help meeting planners, human…   Read More >

  • See Q Center like never before (Video)

    As the Midwest’s largest conference center, we think photos of all of our facilities, amenities, and beautiful outdoor space simply can’t  adequately portray the Q Center experience. So we made this all-encompassing video to give meeting planners a resource that truly captures the breadth of our offerings – from gourmet food to creative…   Read More >

  • Meet Autumn Walters

    Please join us in welcoming Autumn Walters to the Q Center team! Autumn will serve as a Sales Manager who is responsible for corporate accounts. Autumn joins us with over 13 years of experience in the hospitality industry, most recently serving as Director of Sales at the Geneva Ridge Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  She has also worked for…   Read More >

  • Meet Our Sales Manager, Laura Walczynski

    It’s been an exciting few weeks here at Q Center!  Not only have we launched our new website (isn’t it beautiful?), we are excited to announce the promotion of our very own, Laura Walczynski. Laura began her career in our Guest Services and Catering department in 2010.  Later that year she joined the Sales and Marketing team where she…   Read More >

  • Building Up Your Team, Strengthening Your Community

    Companies practicing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)—a built-in, active commitment from a business to benefit the greater community—stand to benefit in many ways, including increased profitability. Consumers make conscious choices to purchase from responsible businesses, and employees form a stronger sense of loyalty to the company. Of…   Read More >

  • Holiday Greetings from Q Center

    On behalf of the Q Center team, we would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season! In light of this special time of year, Q Center has decided to show its support and donate to United Way of Central Kane County – a nonprofit organization located in our home of St. Charles, Illinois. United Way of Central Kane County is committed…   Read More >

  • The Flavors of Winter: Menu Selection for Winter Events

    Creating a menu that offers a little something for everyone to enjoy can be a challenge, especially when hosting guests from across the country or around the world. For the ideal culinary experience, offer a variety of options and include a mix of seasonal ingredients so the food is fresh, flavorful, and nutritionally balanced. Don't believe the…   Read More >

  • The Power of Community: Q Center Partners with United Way in Support of Hunger Relief

    At Q Center, we believe everyone should experience the best in comfort, security, and quality service. For this reason, we support the efforts of local organizations that are making a difference. One of these organizations is Lazarus House, a homeless shelter in mid Kane County, Ill. that provides hospitality, food, safe shelter and support to…   Read More >

  • New Year, New Bar, New Drinks

    Happy New Year!  As we move into a new year, we're making new changes here at Q Center.   We have recently added a new bar called Tower Bar.  It's located in Q Tower, right above the main dining room.  We’re excited to have this as another place for our guests to gather over a cocktail and a sporting event on our flatscreen TVs.  Starting…   Read More >

  • Holiday Cobbler Recipe

    Do you know what dessert you’re making for the holidays yet?   In case you don’t, we thought we would share one of our dessert recipes with you: Cranberry and Apple Cobbler.    Whether it’s for a holiday dinner or just to warm you up on a cold evening, this dish is perfect.  The flavors of apples and cranberries complement each other…   Read More >

  • Home Security Tips for the Holidays

    The holiday season is upon us and with all the visiting, decorating, shopping and celebrating, we sometimes forget about home security just when we need it most. According to the FBI, close to 400,000 burglaries take place in the United States between November and December each year.  It seems criminals shop for the holidays, too… only they do…   Read More >

  • Turkey Tips

    If you’ve hosted Thanksgiving before, you know that being tasked with cooking THE turkey can be stressful.  Not only is cooking it important, but carving the turkey is just as vital.  Have you ever found yourself struggling as you bang into that annoying wishbone when you’re carving the turkey?  Here’s a tip: take out the wishbone before…   Read More >

  • Q Center Kicks Off United Way Campaign

    On Thursday, October 13, we kicked off our annual United Way campaign with two events. Lunches for the Homeless This is the second year we have made lunches for the local homeless shelter, Lazarus House. Staff members contributed various lunch ingredients like bread, cheese and lunch meat.  On Thursday morning, several people teamed up to…   Read More >

  • Got MUCK?

    You know those milk commercials where famous people have a left-behind milk moustache? That moustache is the by-product of a natural process – drinking a great glass of milk a little too fast. A beautiful pond can have a similar by-product of its natural processes. All ponds – whether created by nature or by man – go through a natural life…   Read More >

  • Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme...

    ...plus basil, tomatoes, eggplant… and maybe some pumpkins.   A garden is a wonderful thing. It can provide food for your table (and sometimes for local wildlife), beauty for your landscape, an educational and fun activity for your family and support for the ecosystem. Planting herbs is a great way to get started gardening. Most of them are…   Read More >

  • What's New at Q?

    At the risk of being shamelessly self-promotional, we gotta say that we’ve been busy this summer! In June our favorite photographer, Scott Thompson, spent two days capturing the fun available outdoors at Q Center. If you’ve ever been on a photo shoot with Scott, you know we had two fun-filled (emphasize FILLED) days! The end result was over…   Read More >

  • Culinary Corner - June/July 2011

    Cooking with Wine If you've never used wine in a recipe, don't be intimidated. In many ways wine is like any liquid you normally add to a recipe. As the dish cooks, the liquid evaporates and the flavors become more concentrated. If you're thinking of adding wine to your culinary tool kit, start simple. Try replacing some of the liquid in your…   Read More >

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