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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Next Rockford And Reclaiming First at General Membership Meeting

Next Rockford hosted RACVB CEO John Groh and Rockford City Engineer Matt Vitner on Thursday January 8th at 7:30am at Rockford Park District’s  Sportscore II Complex to speak to the organization about Reclaiming First including the upgrade and expansion plans at Sportscore II, the downtown sports complex, and the synergies with downtown development projects like the hotel and train station.   Region has been leader in sports tourism for 30 years. #reclaimingfirst an effort to retain regain and grow that standing says @johngroh. —...

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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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