Next Rockford Tour of UW Health Sports Factory

Topic: UW Health Sports Factory Twitter Hashtag: #reclaimingfirst At the April General Membership meeting of Next Rockford the organization toured the soon to be open UW Health Sports Factory.  The Sports Factory is one of the largest sports facilities in the Midwest and realizes the creation of an indoor, urban sports complex for basketball, volleyball, pickleball, wresting, cheerleading, and other hard court uses, and will allow the Rockford region to retain, regain and grow sports tourism. Next Rockford has long supported the Reclaiming...

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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 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 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 to Discuss Geopolicing

Next Rockford Meeting Thursday, December 11, 2014 Katie’s Cup, 502 7th St 7:30-8:30 am Topic: Geopolicing Twitter Hashtag: #nextsecurity   Please join Next Rockford on Thursday December 11th at 7:30am at Katie’s Cup for the General Membership meeting.  Assistant Deputy Chief Doug Pann will speak to the organization about Geopolicing including the pilot effort and it’s results, and the future plans for the effort.   Additionally, the organization will have updates on: – A World In Motion STEM program at...

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Strolling towards transformation one volunteer at a time

Stroll on State is quickly approaching this Saturday. Last weekend, I had the privilege of working next to 350 volunteers from Heartland Community Church who were committed to cleaning up and decorating downtown Rockford. These community-minded folks used their free time with only one thing in mind; making Rockford an even better place. Together. With all the conversations of transforming Rockford and collaboration buzzing around the city, I feel compelled to chime in on something I witnessed.  I’m not sure when it hit me what was actually...

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