Articles by Chris Linden
Transform Rockford: Creating a Jobs Pipeline, from ‘Cradle to Career’

What if our employers could find the talent they need, and our schools could prepare workers faster than ever before? That could be truly transformative – and a competitive advantage for our region. It’s already happening.

An Era of Expansion: Manufacturing Basks in a Golden Age

It’s no mirage: In this economic recovery, Rockford’s manufacturers are growing in leaps and bounds, bringing with them renewed prosperity for local workers, numerous opportunities for area suppliers, and plenty of growing pains, to boot.

Pathways to Prosperity: Criminal Justice Careers Take Many Routes

After 24 years on the police force, one local officer has retired his badge – only to begin a new career path in which he’s preparing the next generation of public safety and criminal justice experts.

Transform Rockford: Cultivating True Connection through Civility

Looking far beyond mere respectfulness, one Transform Rockford group is setting out to improve relationships by encouraging personal responsibility and a deeper-level bonding between neighbors and strangers.

Transform Rockford: Preparing the Entire Family for Success

Many children come to school unprepared to learn – and that’s a warning sign for our future. Now, Transform Rockford is prepared to strengthen and support the well-being of local families, in turn helping young minds to reach their full potential