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Here you can get up-to-date information on all of the latest events happening in the Rockford Area.

Mayor Morrissey's Manufacturing Coffee Talk

Date:  Thursday, July 31, 2014 Time:  7:00 am - 9:00 am Location:  Southern Imperial - 1400 Eddy Ave., Rockford, IL The leaders of Rockford manufacturing companies and related businesses will meet with Mayor Morrissey to hear his thoughts and plans for the local business climate, and to discuss with him their concerns and


Lockheed Martin Supplier Symposium

Connecting Rockford Region Suppliers  to Opportunity    August 13, 2014   Hosted by Congressman Adam Kinzinger    U.S. House of Representatives 16th Congressional District of Illinois         Northern Illinois University-Rockford ~ 8500 E. State St., Rockford, IL 8:00 am - 8:30 am ~ Check-In 8:30 am - 12:30 pm ~ Presentation & Individual Meetings   Congressman Kinzinger has invited


Coffee Talk with Mayor Morrissey & Chairman Christiansen

Date:  Tuesday, August 19 Time:  7:00 am - 9:00 am Location:  SPX Hydraulic Technologies - 5885 11th St., Rockford, IL Winnebago County Chairman Scott Christiansen and Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey will conduct together a "Coffee Talk" with leaders of area businesses.  The two leaders will collaborate on meeting with the regional business community


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   The Alignment Rockford Career Awareness Committee invites your organization to host a booth at the 2014 Academy Expo.  2,000 9th grade students from Rockford Public Schools and 750 9th grade students from Belvidere School


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opportunity to: Impact the workforce pipeline by inspiring a new generation of potential employees Dispel outdated myths about manufacturing Build awareness about exciting careers that await


2014 RAEDC Annual Meeting & Dinner

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