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...]

Santa coming to Rockford! Details, Sponsorships and Parade App HERE!

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DOWNLOAD PARADE APPLICATION HERE! DOWNLOAD PARADE SPONSORSHIPS HERE! Santa Claus has agreed to stop and visit before Christmas! The jolly man in the red suit will be making an appearance in the Chamber’s 71st Annual Santa Parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. The parade winds through downtown Rockford and will feature plenty of Boy and Girl Scouts, floats, candy, music and the big man himself. “I have always loved Rockford,” said Santa in a recent interview. “It is a beautiful downtown district with … [Read more...]

Get Caught Blue-Handed!


This is a reminder the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) is hosting its second annual Get Caught Blue-Handed Day on Saturday, Oct. 4. The event will include the chance to win a $500 shopping spree. Get Caught Blue-Handed Day gives shoppers a way to help their local communities and the state economy by putting their dollars to work “nearby.” More than 850,000 Michigan jobs are directly dependent on retail sales, and roughly half of every dollar spent in a Michigan store goes back into the local and Michigan … [Read more...]

Comprenew adds new location


COMPRENEW BRINGS ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT DISCOUNTS, RECYCLING, AND REPAIRS TO CORNER OF NORTHLAND AND PLAINFIELD  (RIBBON CUTTING BY ROCKFORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND LIVE REMOTE BY WBCT-FM) Comprenew announced they will be opening a new discounted electronics store at 5157 Northland Dr. NE, Grand Rapids. The grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, October 4 from 10 am to 6 pm. The Comprenew store offers refurbished electronics, repairs, and will also accept donated electronics for recycling. During the grand … [Read more...]

Oct. Bi Monthly Luncheon at The Score


The next Bi Monthly Luncheon is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 6 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Luncheon is at Chamber Member The Score, located at 5301 Northland Dr.  The staff are excited to share their restaurant - and delicious food - with the Rockford community! There are 3 presentation tables available for $50. Each sponsor of a table is provided lunch and is allowed a 5-minute presentation to the attendees. The tables are a great way for you to tell your company's story! Cost to attend this dynamic networking … [Read more...]