We Wish You a Merry Christmas…


...and a Happy New Year! The Rockford Chamber of Commerce offices will be closed December 24 through January 2, 2015. Enjoy your holidays! … [Read more...]

Santa Claus is coming to town!


Santa Claus will be coming to Rockford on Wednesday, Dec. 10! He will be at the Rotary Pavilion from 6-8 p.m. to hear all the good little girls' and boys' wish lists for presents. There will also be hot cocoa and cookies available. Stay away from the hustle and bustle of the malls and enjoy a true traditional Christmas. … [Read more...]

Santa is bringing his LIVE reindeer to Rockford!


That's right! Santa Claus will be bringing his LIVE reindeer to the Rockford Rotary Pavilion on Wednesday, Dec. 17! The kids can see these wonderful animals up close and personal from 6-8 p.m. Santa will also be there to hear all the good boys and girls wish lists for Christmas presents. Free hot cocoa and cookies will also be available to make it a special night for your little ones! … [Read more...]

Free holiday carriage rides!

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It is that time of year. A time when you should stop the crazy, hectic world and reflect on family and those wonderful holiday traditions that make you feel connected. Rockford's holiday carriage rides have become one of those traditions for many area families. Picture it. You are standing in downtown Rockford and giant snowflakes are falling from an inky sky that is dotted with thousands of glittering stars, your warm breath being marked by the cold night air. All around you the decorations of the season are letting … [Read more...]

Santa Parade Line Up!


The Rockford Chamber of Commerce Annual Santa Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6 at 10:45 a.m. Click HERE to see the line up. Be sure to be there and lined up in time for the start of the parade! Santa is very excited to come to Rockford, thank you for helping to welcome him! … [Read more...]

Discover a Rockford Christmas


The Chamber has planned some very special holiday fun for you and your loved ones. Be sure to come to the beautiful downtown district and enjoy the perfect setting to a traditional holiday for your family. Click HERE to see the schedule of events! … [Read more...]

Become a Member – Help Build a Stronger Community. Together.


The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to building a strong community, and has been for over 50 years. Join our non-profit organization and become part of the solution to growing a healthy, thriving community. Prospective Member Letter Member Application Tiered Membership … [Read more...]

Mandatory Safety Meeting for Santa Parade

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This is a reminder there is a MANDATORY Safety Meeting if you want to participate in the Chamber's Santa Parade. It is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 10 at Rockford United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. You, or a representative, MUST attend the meeting to find out important safety information to keep the participants and spectators safe. There will be no exceptions. … [Read more...]

Santa Parade Volunteers Needed!


Will you be an elf? We need help welcoming Santa to Rockford on Saturday, December 6, 2014. We always throw a big parade for him, but we are always concerned about the safety of the children who line the streets and while they are brimming with excitement to see the big guy in red, they also need to be kept back from the middle of the street.We need volunteers to line the streets for crowd control, a very important role in keeping the children away from the vehicles and candy that isn’t right near the edge. We are … [Read more...]

Holiday Lighting Ceremony – Dec. 5


Lighting Ceremony - Friday, Dec. 5 The Chamber's Annual Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 5.  It is always a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. You never know in Michigan, so who knows what the garb will be for that evening - flip flops or the expected hat and mittens. Either way, it will look like a beautiful Norman Rockwell setting. If you haven't attended this event, you should make sure to mark your calendar. The crowd gathers at Peppler Park (at the dam overlook for those who aren't … [Read more...]