Next Rockford – Our Year In Review

Next Rockford is an organization that  exists to connect generational leaders to one another, educate our generations on the issues important to the community and to individual members, and once connected and educated, successfully advocate for issues important to generations, members, and the community.  The Next Rockford organizational year runs from October through September making this a great time to reflect on the past twelve months of activities and a great year! Special Event Hosted, with State Representative Sosnowski,  Governor...

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Next Rockford on Downtown Development

Topic: Rockford Downtown Development Twitter Hashtag: #nextdowntown   At the April General Membership meeting of Next Rockford there was a panel speaking on emerging development in Rockford’s downtown.   @LaVozLatinaRkfd for @Next_Rockford mtg on downtown development. #nextdowntown — Wester Wuori (@WesterWuori) April 9, 2015 Dowtown Development discussion. Thanks @LaVozLatinaRkfd for hosting! pic.twitter.com/Hejfat099r — Next_Rockford (@Next_Rockford) April 9, 2015 Joseph James presented concepts including North...

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Next Rockford Downtown Development Forum

Next Rockford Meeting Thursday, April 9, 2015 La Voz Latina, 730 N Church St, Rockford, IL 7:30-8:30 am   Topic: Downtown Development Twitter Hashtag: #nextdowntown   Please join us on Thursday April 9th at 7:30am at La Voz Latina for the General Membership meeting.  We will have a panel of speakers representing architects, developers, and City of Rockford representatives who will speak to us about downtown development projects emerging over the next 12-24 months. Additionally, we will have updates on: – A World In Motion STEM...

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Next Rockford and Representative Sosnowski to Host Governor Rauner

Next Rockford and Representative Joe Sosnowski are pleased to host Governor Rauner on Thursday March 5 at 4:30 pm at the Prairie Street Brewhouse.  The Governor believes property taxes in Illinois are hurting hard-working families and will discuss his turnaround agenda to empower taxpayers by giving them greater control over government spending and property taxes.  This is one of the ways the ways the Governor believes Illinois can become the most competitive and compassionate state in America. Seating is limited and on a first come basis....

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Next Rockford Calls to Action on Downtown Train Station and Amtrack Service

Next Rockford Call to Action Topic: Downtown Train Station and Amtrack Service Twitter Hashtag: #thrivingdowntown   Next Rockford has initiated Calls to Action in support of a downtown Rockford train station and Amtrack service. First, members and the community are encouraged to read and understand the issue:   Lots of reporters here today! This is great news for Rockford, IL, do you agree? #rockfordil #amtrack #metrarail pic.twitter.com/knS2r3NsvY — Winnebago County (@WinnebagoIL) April 10, 2014   Expanded train svc could help...

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Rock Valley College: Aligning and Engaging with the Community

I agree with the RRSTAR: “RVC had a very good year in 2014.” To that end, I wanted to share a couple of additional highlights on top of the hiring of our new President, Mike Mastroianni, the aviation maintenance program expansion, and being named one of ten colleges in the U.S. to earn the Right Skills Now designation. Although this list is by no means a complete one, I think you will agree that there are a couple of emerging trends: Further alignment of College resources with community needs. Increased engagement with residents,...

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