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Next Rockford Meeting – Elected Offices and Appointed Boards – 8/13 7:30am YWCA

Next Rockford Meeting Thursday, August 13, 2015 YWCA, 4990 E State St, Rockford, IL 7:30-8:30 am Topic: Elected Offices and Appointed Boards Twitter Hashtag: #nextseat Have you ever wondered how to get a seat at the table? An elected position or an appointed board? Please join us on Thursday August 13th at 7:30am at the YWCA for the General Membership meeting where a panel including Rock Valley Trustee Ashley Burks, Rockford Alderman Tom McNamara, and Winnebago County Board member John Sweeny, Jr. will share their experiences about the...

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You are invited to an upcoming Community Idea Exchange

What can we do to better educate our kids? How can we shape them into the leaders of today and the future? As a valued member of our community and part of an organization that impacts the young people in our region we hope you will join us at the Transform Rockford Community Idea Exchange on Thursday July 30th from 5:30-7:00 at the Guilford High School Field House. This week’s focus will be on Education and Leadership & Youth. This Community Idea Exchange will be hosted by Next Rockford. Next Rockford’s mission is to engage Rockford’s...

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Olson Supports Next Rockford Platform

Mike Olson, running for Rock Valley College Trustee, has endorsed Next Rockford’s platform of advocating for improvements in the region’s business environment, education, urban development, cultural offerings, and civic engagement. “One of the main goals of Next Rockford is to play an active role in moving our community forward and we can jump-start that process by connecting with candidates that share our vision” says Chris Weber, Next Rockford Education Committee Co-chair. Next Rockford has this initiative to encourage elected...

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Montelongo Supports Next Rockford Platform

Ray Montelongo, running for Rock Valley College Trustee, has endorsed Next Rockford’s platform of advocating for improvements in the region’s business environment, education, urban development, cultural offerings, and civic engagement. “One of the main goals of Next Rockford is to play an active role in moving our community forward and we can jump-start that process by connecting with candidates that share our vision” says Chris Weber, Next Rockford Education Committee Co-chair. Next Rockford has this initiative to encourage...

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Haney Supports Next Rockford Platform

Frank Haney, running for Rock Valley College Trustee, has endorsed Next Rockford’s platform of advocating for improvements in the region’s business environment, education, urban development, cultural offerings, and civic engagement.   “One of the main goals of Next Rockford is to play an active role in moving our community forward and we can jump-start that process by connecting with candidates that share our vision” says Chris Weber, Next Rockford Education Committee Co-chair. “Frank Haney is one of those people; he...

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The Time For Action Is Now For Young And Old

Next Rockford is an investor in the Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC).  I serve as Next Rockford’s Board representative on the RAEDC.  This blog article is a complimentary piece to Isaac Guerrero’s article.  I have known Isaac for years and have enjoyed reading his articles.   Wins – Leadership – Coalitions Of The Willing I attended the RAEDC Annual Dinner this week. It was a celebration of our many economic development “wins” over the past year.  The event was further evidence of forward movement. The fact that...

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