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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Next Rockford Platform Endorsement Process

Next Rockford is a grass roots organization comprised of Gen X and Gen Y professionals living and working in the Rock River Valley.  The purpose and focus of the organization is advocating for improvements in education, the business environment, urban development and other issue important to our membership. Next Rockford has been instrumental in initiatives to bring positive change to Rockford including: Fully supporting the conclusions of the Next Generation Consulting (Rebecca Ryan) study from 2005 for attracting and retaining talent....

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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 to Get Update on Reclaiming First

Next Rockford Meeting Thursday, January 8, 2015 Sportscore II 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, IL 7:30-8:30 am   Topic: Reclaiming First Twitter Hashtag: #reclaimingfirst   Please join Next Rockford on Thursday January 8th at 7:30am at Sportscore II for the General Membership meeting.  John Groh, Next Rockford member and President/CEO at Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, will speak to the organization about Reclaiming First including the progress at Sportscore II, the plans for the downtown complex, and the...

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Next Rockford February Meeting 2/14 at 7:30 am @ YWCA

Next Rockford April Meeting 4/11/13 7:30 am YWCA (across from Rockford College) Be There.  Bring a Guest. Topic:  Recruiting Talent to the Rockford Region Guest Speakers: Michael King, Workplace Staffing Don Schreiner, Rockford Orthopedic Associates Kristin Williams, Woodward Purpose:  To inform Next Rockford membership about the challenges of recruiting talent to the Rockford area, as well as the opportunities that our community has in attracting our workforce.   Social media will include the hashtag #NextWorkforce  during and related...

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