For my readers, you have noticed a lack of recent blogs. Fact is, I am attending to my wife’s medical situation that is still uncertain.
Not many times in one’s life do you face big decisions, but in this case, for me, I have decided to withdraw from my involvement, including blogging, until I can see a path of recovery for my dear wife of 50+ years.
Mike Cobert, Business Manager of the EIGERlab in Rockford, IL recently completed the National Business Incubation Association’s Incubator Management Certificate Program.
The educational program provides a comprehensive and practical overview of the tasks and responsibilities of managing business incubators, which are programs that accelerate the successful development of start-up and emerging companies by providing entrepreneurs with resources and services. Launched in 2007, the certificate program is designed to enhance managers’ skills and to provide them with opportunities to gain ideas for building stronger relationships with key constituents, providing effective client services, ensuring incubator sustainability and more.
NBIA officials say …
Edge Factor is looking for local rockstar manufacturers.
From the creators of Edge Factor comes the eduFACTOR: LaunchPoint series: a fast paced, high impact educational video series! In these 15 episodes, postgraduates tell their stories of how they became rockstar manufacturers. From attending awesome training centers to launching exciting careers in manufacturing, the stories of these postgraduates will equip students and viewers with insights on educational and career pathways that they can emulate, as they consider how to begin their own career in manufacturing.
The purpose of the IT Roundtable is to grow the Information Technology industry within the region. EIGERlab‘s IT Roundtable will bring together IT companies from the region that may face similar barriers to growth, provide resources which will overcome those barriers thereby ensuring the growth and success of participants, as well as encouraging the relocation or start-up of other IT companies to this region. Currently we have seven local companies that are interested in participating. For more information phone Jeri Dedrick, 815.316.6356…
It’s hard to believe that this year’s event will be the 7th annual Stateline FastPitch Competition! FastPitch will be held on Wednesday, June 19 at NIU-Rockford and is open to the public at 5:30 PM. Over the past six years, we’ve had an average of 48 people compete annually; totaling nearly 300 presenters. With the addition of the two Wisconsin events last year, which we assisted in facilitating, the competitions have attracted over 100 potential entrepreneurs in the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin Region. If you’ve never attended a FastPitch event, please consider doing so. It’s somewhat like watching the …