Santa Parade Volunteers Needed!

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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...]

Rockford looks for Ninja Warriors

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Rockford Ninja Warrior and Rockford Public Schools have joined forces to “Developing Healthy Kids III.” The event takes place Friday, Oct. 10 & Saturday, Oct. 11 and takes place at the old Rockford Papermill land (future site of Bridgeway Community Church), 7734 Childsdale, NE. There is free parking and admission for the event. Registration for the event has been closed, but the public is invited to come out and watch the 180 competitors run the course and enjoy the family-fun events, such as a bounce house, rock … [Read more...]

Fowle Eyecare to host Nov. After Hours

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Fowle Eyecare Associates, PLC is inviting everyone to join them as they host the Chamber’s popular November Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3. The networking event is a special evening for the Rockford-area community and is a great way to learn about a chamber member’s successful business! Dr. Gary Fowle, and his friendly staff, are excited to share their beautiful facility and showcase their services and selection of frames for the 2-hour event. Fowle Eyecare Associates is conveniently located … [Read more...]

State of the Community Luncheon

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The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is proud to present the “State of the Community” as its December installment of its popular Bi-Monthly Luncheon Series. This special event is scheduled from noon until 2 p.m. on Monday, December 1 at Rockford High School, 4100 Kroes St., in the Media Center. The luncheon is open to the general public. The RCC has partnered with many entities to bring attendees an informative, comprehensive overview of many aspects of their community. Those attending can enjoy a lunch, network … [Read more...]

Enter the Harvest Fest Coloring Contest!

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Parents, gather your children around the kitchen table and have them display their talents at coloring and creativity by entering the Chamber's Harvest Festival Coloring Contest! There are three age groups and prizes for the top three entries in each category! Download rules. Download coloring contest picture. … [Read more...]