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Northwestern Illinois Building Trades Career Expo

Dates: April 28 - May 1, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: Carpenter Training Center of Rockford, 1117 Tebala Blvd. Click here to view event flyer.  


Go Global Conference 2014: Strategize & Execute

  Register NOW  for Go Global 2014 Stateline's Premier International Trade Conference          Join us on May 7, 2014 Giovanni's Restaurant & Convention Center 610 N Bell School Rd., Rockford, IL 61107   Registration is $99 per person Continental breakfast and lunch included    To register,  click here  or call Go Global at 815-969-4267    Learn how to optimize your global


Tri-State Alliance Annual Summit 2014

The 7th Annual Tri-State Alliance Summit           When: Friday, May 16, 2014                            Where: Chicago Rockford International Airport, Rockford, IL    Transporting People, Commerce, and Information for Regional Prosperity This Year’s Agenda Features: The Scope of the Tri-State Region’s Freight and Logistics Capabilities   -UPS Air Cargo and Regional Freight   -Rochelle Intermodal Hub Multi-Regional Broadband Expansion for


Coffee Talk with Mayor Morrissey

Date:  Thursday, June 5, 2014 Time:  7:00 am - 9:00 am Location:  To Be Determined   Rockford's business and other community leaders will meet with Mayor Morrissey to hear his thoughts and plans for the local business climate, and to discuss with him their concerns and questions. This event also is an informal networking


Chairman Christiansen's Coffee Talk

  Date:  Friday, June 27, 2014 Time:  7:00 am - 9:00 am Location:  TBD   Winnebago County Chairman Scott H. Christiansen will conduct an open forum with leaders from businesses within Winnebago County.  He will discuss pertinent topics in an informal setting where attendees can ask questions and exchange ideas about various


Coffee Talk with Mayor Morrissey & Chairman Christiansen

Date:  Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Time:  7:00 am - 9:00 am Location:  To Be Determined   Winnebago County Chairman Scott Christiansen and Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey will conduct a "Coffee Talk" with leaders of area businesses.  The two leaders will collaborate on meeting with the regional business community in this informal forum.  The Chairman


2014 Academy Expo

Date: September 16, 2014 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Location: BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St., Rockford   Click here for more information and to view the ITP.


2014 RAEDC Annual Meeting & Dinner

SAVE-THE-DATE:  Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Additional event information to be forthcoming!