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Lunch talks feature ‘People You Should Know’

Thursday, January 31, 2013  
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For immediate release – 1/31/13

MBA Director Jeff Fahrenwald, 815-394-5076
Chamber President & CEO Einar Forsman, 815-987-8100

Rockford, Ill. - Rockford College and the Rockford Chamber have partnered together to present the People You Should Know (PYSK) Talks. This series, highlighting a collection of weekly talks, features recipients of the Chamber’s 2011 and 2012 People You Should Know Awards. These forty-one honorees are now hosting talks every Wednesday from 12 – 1 p.m. in the 5100 Building, room 122 located on the Rockford College campus at 5050 East State Street, Rockford. All talks are free and open to the public. Audience members are welcome to bring their own lunch, or purchase a lunch with their reservation. Attendees are also invited to ask questions in a short Q&A session at the conclusion of each talk.

Seating is limited to 50 attendees on a first-come first-serve basis. Registration is required. To register, go to the Rockford Chamber of Commerce’s website at If you are unable to attend for any reason, the talks will be videotaped and available on the Rockford College Community Education page.

Questions can be directed to Lauren Kepler at or 815-226-4021.

The schedule of talks is as follows:

Date Name Company
2/6 Andreas Schell UTC Aerospace Systems
2/13 Dr. Michael Roh Rockford Spine Center
2/20 Tim Knauf Williams-Manny Inc.
2/27 Gary Caruana United Postal Service
3/6 Dr. Bill Gorski SwedishAmerican Health System
3/13 Kathy Weber BMO Harris Bank
3/20 Peter Provenzano SupplyCore
3/27 Philip Eaton Rosecrance Health Network
4/3 Jeff Fahrenwald Rockford College
4/10 Jim Keeling Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP
4/17 John Phelps Rockford Local Development Corp.
4/24 Dr. Robert Head Rockford College
5/1 Jody Schumacher RK Dixon Office Supplies
5/8 LoRayne Logan Workplace Staffing
5/15 Bill LaFever Bill Doran Company
5/22 Dan Cataldi Rock Valley College
5/29 David Klintworth McGladrey Wealth Management, LLC
6/5 Rebecca Epperson PR Etc.
6/12 Bob Guirl UTC Aerospace Systems
6/19 Sam Schmitz Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois
6/26 Jeffrey Layng JP Morgan Chase Bank
7/3 open
7/10 Brent Brodeski Savant Captial Management
7/17 Bobbie Holzwarth Holmstrom & Kennedy, P.C.
7/24 Saul Artega Southern Wisconsin Interpreting and Translation Services
7/31 Mark Hunter Winnebago County Health Department
8/7 Paula Carynski OSF St. Anthony Medical Center

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