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Adam Pollet Roundtable & Discussion

Representative John Cabello hosts Adam Pollet, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Director, in Rockford. Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Location: YWCA, 4990 E. State St, Rockford (Behind Rockford University) Roundtable: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Discussion: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. RSVP to Teri Johnson at


Employer Health Cost Revolution

Date: September 24, 2014 Time: 7:30 am - 10:30 am Location: University of Illinois Rockford - 1601 Parkview Ave Learn game changing, effective new ways to dramatically reduce your company's exploding health care expenses and grow your bottom line. Hear examples of how this fresh approach is already working in the Rock River


Women in Manufacturing Summit 2014

Registration is now open! ATTRACT. RETAIN. ADVANCE. The 4th annual Women in Manufacturing SUMMIT will be held in Schaumburg, IL, September 29 - October 1, 2014. This annual SUMMIT is geared toward women who have chosen careers in manufacturing and want to share perspectives and network with others in the industry. SUMMIT


Manufacturing Day

Manufacturers Invited to Host an Open House for Students of Rockford Region This is a manufacturer’s opportunity to: Impact the workforce pipeline by inspiring a new generation of potential employees Dispel outdated myths about manufacturing Build awareness about exciting careers that await


Northern Illinois Renewable Energy Summit & Expo

Date: October 9th-October 10th Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm Location: Radisson Hotel and Conference Center To view the full event brochure, click here.


FESTIVUS for the I-39 Logistics Corridor Association

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2014 RAEDC Annual Meeting & Dinner

SAVE-THE-DATE:  Wednesday, November 19, 2014 5:00 pm Networking 6:30 pm Dinner & Program Giovanni’s Restaurant & Convention Center   KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr. Caralynn Nowinski, Executive Director of UI Labs   Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute A world-class, first-of-its-kind manufacturing hub based in Chicago with the capabilities, innovative spirit, and collaborative expertise to transform American manufacturing throughout the region.                                     Presenting Sponsor: