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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Next Rockford October 9th General Membership Meeting Follow-up

Next Rockford held their General Membership meeting on October 9th.  The main topic of the meeting was a forum with the two candidates for Winnebago County Sheriff.  This is a critical race in the November election with impact on regional safety.  Both candidates represented themselves and their views well.  We appreciate both for caring enough about the region to invest their time, effort, and lives to make a difference.  Good luck to both! Additionally, the organization had updates on:  Volunteer work with A World in Motion STEM program at...

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Next Rockford to Conduct Sheriff Candidate Forum This Thursday

Next Rockford Meeting Thursday, October 9, 2014 YWCA 7:30-8:30 am Topic: Winnebago County Sheriff Candidate Forum Twitter Hashtag: #nextsheriff   Please join Next Rockford this Thursday October 9th at 7:30am at the YWCA for the General Membership meeting.  There will be a forum with the two candidates for Winnebago County Sheriff.  This is a critical race in the November election with impact on regional safety.  Be there to learn about the candidates and their strategies and plans. Additionally, the organization will have updates on:...

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What is Next Rockford?

Since the original group first met in the fall of 2003, there have always been three keys to the philosophy on why Next Rockford exists. We exist to….. Connect Generation X and Generation Y leaders to one another.   Educate our generations on the issues important to the community and to individual members.   Once we are connected and educated, successfully advocate for issues important to our generations, members, and community.   What have we accomplished as a group in our 10-years? First and foremost, there are countless...

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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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