Who We Are

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is a private, nonprofit, membership-supported organization. By consolidating resources from several hundred businesses large and small, the Chamber becomes an efficient and cost-effective resource for serving business members. We are comprised of businesses, organizations and individuals working collectively to build a strong economy and improve the quality of life in our community.

Mission Statement

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce and its member businesses create a successful, profitable and positive business environment that strengthens and enhances the quality of life in the Rockford Area.

Vision Statement

The Chamber supports and advocates the growth of member businesses through member programs and collaboration with government, school and community organizations.

The Chamber of Commerce is run by its members whom elect a Board of Directors. The Board determines policies and sets goals. The Board’s elected President presides over the monthly board meetings.

The Chamber’s everyday operations are handled by Executive Director, Linda Southwick, a full-time employee working in conjunction with the Board of Directors, and a variety of Chamber Committees to implement the RCC’s goals and Mission and Vision Statements.