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The Forward Janesville Quarter in Review

Questions or comments?

As always, please feel free to contact John Beckord at 608-757-3160 anytime.


W W W . F O R W A R D J A N E S V I L L E . C O M

FJI encouraged the Janesville City Council to amend an existing


agreement to bring Shine Medical Technology’s headquarters to

downtown Janesville.

Forward Janesville led a team of civic and business leaders to help

secure a $40 million grant from the U.S. Department of


to accelerate the I-39/90 Expansion Project.

Forward Janesville is gearing up for the 2016 Rock Regional

Business Expo.

Many new components exist that will freshen up the

already successful day. Some new tweaks include a new floor plan,

new use of the pre-function area, announcement/raffles provided all

day, best booth award voted on by the Goodwill Ambassadors, mini-

workshops available and the first ever Business After Four, plus more!

Area businesses welcomed Forward Janesville Goodwill


providing a host space for the monthly ambassador

meeting along with a five- to ten-minute welcome message about the

latest in their business. Thank you UW-Rock County, Old Towne Mall

and Blackhawk Community Credit Union for the use of your space!

Summer Business After Fives provided a great way to unwind and

network with fellow business and community members after


Forward Janesville partnered with Associated Bank, Festival

Foods, Best Events, Blackhawk Bank, O’Riley & Conway’s Irish Pub,

Famous Dave's and Girls Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland for a

combined attendance of more than 450. Now that many new contacts

should fill your rolodex!

The annual Membership Matters Campaign kicked off on

September 8th with an energetic Ambassador orientation before

the team hit the streets to personally meet with member


Membership Matters is the perfect time for all Forward

Janesville businesses to re-engage employees in the vast array of

Forward Janesville offerings, as well as share their current business

successes and challenges.

Forward Janesville continues to lead conversations about the

future of transportation in Wisconsin

, particularly related to funding

for our state’s beleaguered highway system.

The Goodwill Ambassador Grant Program is accepting

applications through October 31, 2016.

If you are a Forward

Janesville member in good standing and a non-profit organization,

please consider applying. The program is fully funded by the

volunteers of Forward Janesville, our wonderful Goodwill


The August

Nothing But Net

at Voigt Music Center Community

Room attracted a full crowd of 20 attendees.

If you missed this

excellent (and free!) member networking benefit, stay tuned as

Forward Janesville will be hosting additional events in November and