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The mission of Rockford University Family Business
Center (RUFBC) is to bring together a cross-industry group of family business organizations
to help develop discussions dedicated to sharing information about growing
business in the Northern Illinois and the South-eastern Wisconsin community.
Through facilitated discussions, decision-makers can make an impact on
developing business not just within their own organization but outside their
organization as well. Our goal is to foster the types of discussions that get
at the heart of existing knowledge in the community and how to utilize it for
business community growth.
Our Commitment to RUFBC members is to:
- Facilitate dedicated discussions
about family business that encourages learning through sharing information
and best practice examples from leading organizations.
- Create an environment where
attendees can candidly share information with peers in a confidential
strategically-minded decision makers interested in not only solving
problems within their own organization or industry, but to think "outside
the box” and develop solutions that may affect many local businesses.
- Drive agenda, topics and speakers
through a local RUFBC Committee that understand the concerns and problems
family businesses face every day.
We are a charter member of the State of Ingenuity
consortium serving Winnebago, Boone, Racine, Rock, Walworth, and Kenosha
counties. The State of Ingenuity partners embrace the following
Enhance regional economic competitiveness.
- Support regional businesses and entrepreneurs
- Coordinate policies/procedures and leverage investment
STATE OF INGENUITY COLLABORATION
Starting or expanding a business? Not sure where to find the
information you need? The collaboration of RUFBC and the State of
Ingenuity consortium can connect you to many service providers across Northern
Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin. >Visit the website to find how local
businesses have gotten assistance to broaden their market share and grow their
Consortium partners are:
Economic Development Councils of Rockford Area, Racine, Kenosha, Rock and
of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Rockford University Family Business Center
Assistant Director of BSMS
Coordinator of Community Outreach