Next Rockford Met With Rockford Register Star Editorial Board

Topic: Rockford Register Star Editorial Board Twitter Hashtag: #nextrrstar At the May General Membership meeting of Next Rockford the organization met with the Editorial Board of the Rockford Register Star.   . .@rrstar Edit Board is @Next_Rockford to talk with Gen X leaders. Cool to be part of both organizations. #nextrrstar pic.twitter.com/DkCR9T6kdq — Anna Derocher (@annaderocher) May 12, 2016 @Next_Rockford @WesterWuori starts us off on taxes — Brant D Hulsebus (@BrantDC1) May 12, 2016 Disparity in city. Another concern....

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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 to Tour the Soon to be Open – UW Health Sports Factory

Next Rockford April Membership Meeting: Tour the soon to be open – UW Health Sports Factory 4/14 7:30am UW Heath Sports Factory 305 S. Madison Street Rockford, IL (PLEASE NOTE LOCATION) #reclaimingfirst Next Rockford members and their invited guests: We have been extended an invitation to tour the soon to be open UW Health Sports Factory as a part of our General Membership Meeting on April 14th at 7:30am. The Sports Factory is one of the largest sports facilities in the Midwest and realizes the creation of an indoor, urban sports...

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Potential Purpose Built Community for Rockford

Topic: Purpose Built Communities Twitter Hashtag: #nextpurpose At the January General Membership meeting of Next Rockford a panel consisting of Paul Logli, Jim Keeling, and Gary Anderson discussed a current and relevant topic,  Purpose Built Communities and the potential for Rockford.   Next Rockford General Membership on Purpose Built Communities. Thanks for hosting @RockfordHousing ! #nextpurpose pic.twitter.com/IzVMQo7rnL — Next_Rockford (@Next_Rockford) January 14, 2016 Purpose Built Communities panel of Keeling, Logli, and Anderson....

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Property Taxes Have You Seeing Red?

    Next Rockford Presents a discussion on PROPERTY TAXES With the Rockford Area Economic Development Council 12/10 7:30am YWCA 4990 E. State Street, Rockford, IL #nexttaxes Join us on December 10th at 7:30am at the YWCA for a candid discussion on our local property taxes, equalized assessed vales, and mill rate. The RAEDC’s Leadership Council Ad Hoc Team will discuss a current and relevant project. Property Taxes: The How, The Concerns, and The Possible Solutions. Panelists: Conor Brown,Government Affairs Director at Rockford...

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Taxpayers Deserve Support in RVC Faculty Strike

Rockford has one of the highest property taxes in the nation.  The state of Illinois has a growing budget deficit making college funding appropriations unknown. In addition, the Rockford area has lost population, and enrollment at Rock Valley College (RVC) has dropped. Nine month RVC faculty members earn a base salary on average of $66,000 (which does not include extra duty pay or summer pay) and have a generous Cadillac health insurance plan. They now want more, a lot more at taxpayer expense. RVC Faculty Union recently turned down a Federal...

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