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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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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 December 11th General Membership Meeting

Next Rockford hosted Assistant Deputy Chief Doug Pann on Thursday December 11th at 7:30am at Katie’s Cup to speak to the organization about Geopolicing including the pilot effort and it’s results, and the future plans for the effort. Learning more about geographic policing at @Next_Rockford this morning. #nextsecurity — Kevin Vest (@CoachVest) December 11, 2014 Bringing together team in pilot district with unity of command has meant quicker and more effective response. @Next_Rockford #nextsecurity — Wester Wuori (@WesterWuori)...

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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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State Finances May Force Rockford Imperatives to the Backseat

A deadline looms over the State Legislature this week. As is normal with human nature, nothing really gets done until the deadline approaches.  When do students study for their exams?  The night before the final.  And our reckless teens in Springfield, after crashing the family finances in year’s past, are now scrambling to address too many important issues in too short a time.  Unfortunately Rockford’s progress may be the unintended and unfortunate victim. The clear number one priority is state finances.  In years gone by,...

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