Posts Tagged with ‘rockford’

Rockford Chamber Business Expo

September 23, 2015

The Rockford Chamber Business Expo will take place on September 23. Attend seminars, and learn about and network with Rockford area businesses. Sept 23 Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center 610 N. Bell School Road Rockford, IL 61107 815-987-8100 Exhibitor space is available, but is limited and going fast! Click here for more information or to register.

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Rock Valley College’s US FIRST Robotics Competition

July 24, 2015

July 24 – 25, Rock Valley College will be hosting their third annual off-season US FIRST Robotics Competition. The event welcomes anyone interested in robotics, STEM fields, and education. July 24 – 25 Rock Valley College 3301 North Mulford Road Rockford, IL 61114 Click here for more information on the event

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Shark Tank Type Event Coming to Rockford

April 1, 2015

EIGERLab’s 2015 FastPitch event is coming to Rockford. This 9 year old event is structured in a similar style to ABC’s popular Shark Tank show, where people with an idea can pitch it to a group of investors. This event will take place on June 17 at 5 pm at NIU’s Rockford Campus. The event […]

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NIU to Host 3D Printing Event in Rockford

March 30, 2015

Northern Illinois University will be hosting another event as part of its STEM Cafe series, this one to showcase 3D printing technology. The STEM Cafe is a monthly series of outreach programs designed to help “engage the community in life-long learning.” 3D printing is an exciting and growing industry, using additive manufacturing for a wide […]

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Northern Illinois Workforce Alliance Receives Grant for Manufacturing Training

January 26, 2015

A $1.2 million state grant has been awarded to the Northern Illinois Workforce Alliance. This will be used to offer free training to over 100 people in several high-demand areas of manufacturing, including industrial machinery service, welding, repair, assembly, and more. The grant covers Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson, and DeKalb Counties. Click here to watch the […]

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Manufacturing Scholarship Available in Rockford Area – Act Now!

January 7, 2015

Women of Today’s Manufacturing is a nonprofit networking group for manufacturing professionals in the Rockford, IL area. The group is offering a scholarship to promote careers in manufacturing in the area. Applicants must reside in Ogle, Winnebago, Boone or Stephenson counties, or Rock County, WI. The student should plan to attend college, university, trade, or […]

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Manufacturing Growth in Rockford

November 24, 2014

A new manufacturing boom is set to hit Northern Illinois. The Rockford Area Economic Development Council, a group of over 700 business and community leaders, recently met to discuss the future of the area. Part of the discussions involved the changing nature of manufacturing, incoming area businesses, and the addition and retention of jobs in […]

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Welders Needed in Rockford!

October 29, 2014

Industry growth, along with a retiring workforce and a general skills gap for qualified applicants, means that many welding positions remain open in the Rockford, IL area. About 150 welding jobs are open in the area right now, with many more expected as current welders continue to retire. Click here to read the full article […]

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