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February 2019

Adulting 101- Finance

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Adulting 101 is back for 2019! One of our most popular topics, Finance 101, will be returning to kick off the series (because who really has any idea how to manage finances). We will be learning from local expert and financial advisor, Michelle Bowman, from Edward Jones! Come ready to learn and ask questions. If you're uncomfortable asking a question in front of the group, send it in early to [email protected] and it will be read anonymously!

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March 2019

IGNITE After 5- Dog Haus

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dog Haus, 7616 Walton St
Rockford, IL 61108 United States
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Join IGNITE at our upcoming After 5 on March 20th from 5:30-7:30pm at Dog Haus! This come-and-go-as-you-please event is perfect for networking. Whether you’re looking to make friends or business connections, After 5s are a great place to connect with other young professionals. Need a little extra help making introductions? Looking for an IGNITE Leadership Team member and they will happily help you connect. Free event, no registration required.   Our 2019 After 5s will be on the 3rd Wednesday…

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April 2019

IGNITE Lunch with a Leader- Mayor McNamara

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rockford University, 5050 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108 United States
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Mayor McNamara will be discussing his path to becoming a leader in the Rockford Community and the steps he took along the way. Bring your own lunch and come ready to ask questions!   The session will take place at Rockford University's PURI School of Business, Rm 124!

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IGNITE Town Hall

April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Blackhawk Bank, 2475 N. Perryville Road
Rockford, IL United States
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Attend our monthly leadership meeting and get updates on what IGNITE is up to. Feel free to provide any feedback you have and be a part of the planning process. A great event for new members or members looking to amp up their involvement with IGNITE.

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After 5- Aero Ale House

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Aero Ale House, 6164 E Riverside Blvd
Loves Park, IL 61111 United States
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Join us for our monthly After 5 at Aero Ale House for some fun and casual networking! Come and go as you please between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Cash bar and free appetizers (dependent on the establishment) will be provided.   Our After 5s are the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

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May 2019

IGNITE After 5

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
GreenFire, 6795 E. Riverside
Rockford, IL 61114 United States
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This After 5 is specifically designed to answer any and all questions about IGNITE Cup. Pick up a Calendar of Events, strategize on the Photo Scavenger Hunt, and network with the competition. Consider this After 5 a pre-season event you won’t want to miss!

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June 2019

Volunteer Day with Starlight

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Starlight Theatre, 3301 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL 61114 United States
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We are very excited to announce an upcoming IGNITE volunteer day with Starlight Theatre, located on Rock Valley College's campus! We will be spending the day helping them with the following tasks to prep for their shows this season: Painting Scenery Building Scenery Cleaning and Stocking Concession Stands Sewing and altering costumes Cleaning and Organizing Theater Storage Kids over the age of 6 are allowed if supervised by a parent or guardian. Register HERE if you're interested in helping out! Instructions for…

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IGNITE Lunch with a Leader- Michele Petrie

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rockford University, 5050 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108 United States
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Lunch with a Leader is a great time to learn from a VIP in the community in an easy, laid back way. This month, hear from Michele Petrie from Wintrust Commercial Banking & Mortgage! RSVP here! We will be in the PURI School of Business in Rm. 124!

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IGNITE After 5- Olympic

June 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Olympic Tavern, 2327 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103 United States
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Join us for some fun networking with fellow IGNITE members at our next After 5! Whether you're interested in personal/professional development or community involvement, this After 5 will have all of these opportunities! We will have a drive for KFACT to help them with their wish list for girls heading to college! Here is a list of their current needs! We will also have members from our IGNITE Business Networking Group attending to speak with IGNITE members who are interested in professional development!

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July 2019

IGNITE Town Hall

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Prairie State Legal, 303 North Main Street, Suite 600
Rockford, IL 61101 United States
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Attend our monthly leadership meeting and get updates on what IGNITE is up to. Feel free to provide any feedback you have and be a part of the planning process. A great event for new members or members looking to amp up their involvement with IGNITE.

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