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Rockford University to Host Post-Business Summit Networking Event Focused on “Investing in Rockford’s Talent”

09/25/2023 12:15 pm

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (September 25, 2023) – After a successful inaugural business summit in June, Rockford University is delighted to announce its first post-Business Summit networking event, set to take place on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event, titled “Investing in Rockford’s Talent,” aims to foster meaningful discussions about the importance of nurturing local talent and the positive impact it has on the community, businesses, and individuals.

As showcased in the inspiring video “Rockford University Graduate Helping Students Get Ahead” (view HERE), Rockford University firmly believes that investing in the development of local talent creates a beneficial feedback loop for all stakeholders. By focusing on education, upskilling, internships, and placements, we can not only strengthen our workforce but also contribute to the overall prosperity of the region.

The event will feature a distinguished panel of local business executives who will share their insights and expertise on various topics related to talent development, including employee retention, upskilling initiatives, internship programs, and more. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to engage in open discussions, ask questions, and gain valuable perspectives from these industry leaders.

Event Details:

  • Event: Investing in Rockford’s Talent, a Networking Conversation
  • Date and Time: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Rockford University
  • RSVP: Business leaders can RSVP for the event by visiting


Rockford University is committed to strengthening the ties between education and industry, and this networking event serves as a testament to that commitment. We encourage business professionals, educators, students, and community members to join us in this pivotal conversation and help shape the future of talent development in Rockford.

About Rockford University:

Rockford University, a private four-year institution in Rockford, Illinois, is dedicated to providing a quality education rooted in liberal arts and professional studies. With a rich history dating back to 1847, RU is committed to preparing students for rewarding careers, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning. To learn more about Rockford University, visit our website at


Media should RSVP by 12 p.m. Tuesday, September 26, by email at