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Byron Franz, FBI Special Agent, presented an informational session

titled “Protecting Wisconsin Business Against the Cyber Threat” to the

Forward Janesville member representatives.

Forward Janesville partnered with Bill Drury Seminars to offer two

educational training sessions

to their member businesses. Over 50

attended the “Passion for Service” seminars.

New members of Forward Janesville will now be mentioned during

the WCLO Rock County Business Report.

Tune in to hear ‘Who’s New

with FJI’!

Endorsed the School District of Milton’s Operating and Capital


which appeared on the November election ballot. We

supported these referendums because quality educational infrastructure is

vital to our region's economic development profile.

The November Business After Five included a partnership between

the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce and Forward Janesville


they welcomed both of the member business groups to one networking

event. Host, Blackhawk Technical College, invited the attendees to view

their new renovated Health Sciences building.

Forward Janesville helped helped celebrate the opening of

Wisconsin’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange

at the Highway

11/Avalon Road Interchange on I-39/90.

The Rock Regional Business Expo keeps getting bigger & better…

2016 was no exception! Plenty of conversations, great business booths,

educational seminars and fantastic samples were offered to the hundreds

of people who walked the Expo floor on October 20th. One foot inside

the busy expo hall and you would agree – business is thriving in the

Janesville area!

“Wrecked the Deck” at an event co-hosted by the City and the

Downtown Development Alliance

to celebrate the removal of the parking

deck on the Rock River in downtown Janesville.

Forward Janesville partnered with the Leadership Development

Academy and the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce to host the

largest “Nothing But Net” Speed Networking event!

Over 50

individuals spent 60 minutes brushing up on their elevator speech and

collecting business cards as they began building relationships!

Met with members of Governor Walker’s staff

about Forward

Janesville’s priorities in the upcoming state budget, including state

transportation funding, state revenue sharing, and our "Vision Wisconsin"

idea. For more information, see the Government Relations tab on the

Forward Janesville website.

Rolled out a redesigned


with a major assist

from the talented designers at Foremost Media. Our new site offers new

features and benefits that will enhance business profiles and allow for

greater visibility. Check it out!

Participated in the Town Square Work Team’s

discussions about

selecting materials, railings, lighting and accents for the replacement of

the Milwaukee Street bridge in 2018.

Participated in the Leadership Development Academy Economic

Development Day,

where FJI staff and other economic development

professionals taught 28 future community leaders what it takes to attract

jobs and investment to Rock County.


The Forward Janesville Quarter in Review

Questions or comments?

As always, please feel free

to contact John Beckord at 608-757-3160 anytime.


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