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Next Rockford November 13th General Membership Meeting Follow-up

Next Rockford held their General Membership meeting on November 13th at the Chicago Rockford International Airport.  Executive Director, Mike Dunn, gave the organization an update on the history of the airport, road and facility upgrades, and the exciting MRO opportunity. Mike Dunn @FlyRFD tells @Next_Rockford members that the group needs to be heard. @rrstar — Anna Derocher (@annaderocher) November 13, 2014 Partnership with @rvcgoldeneagles critical to landing the coming MRO @FlyRFD. @Next_Rockford — Wester Wuori (@WesterWuori) November 13,...

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Next Rockford to Hear About Rockford Airport MRO Project

Next Rockford Meeting Thursday, November 13, 2014 Chicago Rockford International Airport Auditorium 7:30-8:30 am Topic: Rockford Airport MRO Project Twitter Hashtag: #nextmro   Please join Next Rockford on Thursday November 13th at 7:30am at the Chicago Rockford International Airport Auditorium for the General Membership meeting.  Airport .  RFD Executive Director, Mike Dunn, will speak to the organization about the exciting new Maintenance Repair Operations (MRO) project involving the airport, AAR (a global MRO company), and Rock Valley...

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What is Next Rockford?

Since the original group first met in the fall of 2003, there have always been three keys to the philosophy on why Next Rockford exists. We exist to….. Connect Generation X and Generation Y leaders to one another.   Educate our generations on the issues important to the community and to individual members.   Once we are connected and educated, successfully advocate for issues important to our generations, members, and community.   What have we accomplished as a group in our 10-years? First and foremost, there are countless...

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Food deserts – like it or not, Rockford has them

Chuck Sweeny’s recent post about food deserts missed the mark in both tone and in adequately defining what a food desert really is.  In lamenting his lack of easy access to a Costco, Chuck reduced an issue that deserves critical attention to a liberal buzzword.  The implication and implicit eye-roll are a reminder that people with power struggle with basic empathy, and locally, a sincere lack of understanding for a gigantic swath of Rockford residents. What is a food desert and do food deserts actually exist?  There’s a lot of debate over the...

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Mayor and Chairman visit Next Rockford this Thursday (2/13)

Next Rockford February 13, 2014 7:30 am YWCA (across from Rockford University) Special Guests Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey Winnebago County Chairman Scott Christiansen FEBRUARY IS BRING A GUEST MONTH! Looking Ahead: March 6 – Transform Rockford: Gen X & Y Vision Session 6-8 @ Prairie Street Brewhouse Sponsored by Next Rockford, Ignite, Chamber, and the Brewhouse March 13 – March Next Rockford Meeting: Sheriff Candidate Forum (7:30 am @ YWCA) Questions?  Contact me at (815) 979-4045 or frank@ebagency.com. Frank Haney Next...

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Rock Valley College – My Perspective

“Raise your hand if you have taken a class at Rock Valley College” – this question was asked of the 400 attendees at the Chamber Education Outlook Luncheon in December. A large number of hands raised, including that of the RPS 205 Superintendent as well as folks from the trades, business, professional, manufacturing, non-profit, and political communities. This clearly illustrated the impact RVC has on our region. Much has been said about RVC recently. At first, I was concerned that this could leave a casual observer with some misperceptions....

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