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...]

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...]

Chamber welcomes fall with Harvest Fest!

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Download brochure here. The warm days of summer are slowly giving way to the beauty of a Michigan autumn. The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is preparing to welcome the season with Harvest Fest 2014. The event takes place Friday, Sept. 26 – Sunday, Sept. 28 and is filled with family-fun activities that carry a fall theme. “Harvest Fest is an event where the business community really comes together,” said Linda Southwick, Executive Director of the RCC. “It is amazing how many sponsorships we receive supporting … [Read more...]

Harvest Festival 2014 Sponsorships!

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Harvest Festival is fast approaching and we are still in need of volunteers and sponsors for this community event. The committee has two action-packed weekends planned for this family event, and the Chamber needs your help in making this a special event! For a better impact for the community, Harvest Festival is one weekend this year, taking place Sept. 26, 27 & 28. Some of the family-fun events featured will be the Chili Cook Off, Classic Car Show, Beer Tent, Music & Live Entertainment, Tractor Show, Tractor … [Read more...]

Art Van Sports Complex hosts FREE event!

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The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is thrilled with the new addition of the Art Van Sports Complex to the Rockford landscape! The championship-caliber Art Van Sports Complex officially opens to the public with a free, Michigan State University men’s baseball intersquad game at 1:30 p.m. at the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation Championship Field on Sept. 13. A flagship project of the West Michigan Sports Commission, the Art Van Sports Complex is the first of its kind in West Michigan, featuring eight baseball and … [Read more...]

Ramona’s Table Opening Aug. 1!

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The Chamber loves being part of Rockford - and welcoming all the exciting additions to the downtown area! Ramona's Table is getting very close to opening up their doors! They are going to be hosts of our Bi-Monthly Luncheon on August 4! To read more about this exciting new addition, go to http://www.rapidgrowthmedia.com/devnews/RamonasTable0403.aspx … [Read more...]

Welcome Bags Opportunity!

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One of the special benefits for Rockford Chamber of Commerce Members is our Welcome Bag Program! Members have the opportunity to add their marketing materials to 400 bags FREE of charge! The Welcome Bags are prepared and then handed to each new family that moves into the 99-square-mile area of Rockford - this includes the 49306 zip code! This is a great way to reach new members of the community before they have set up their buying habits! To read more about this special program, and to get specific details click … [Read more...]

Jeff Daniels Coming to Rockford!

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That is right, you are reading correctly! The famous Jeff Daniels - star of Dumb and Dumber and the as-yet-to-be-released Dumb and Dumber To - will be in Rockford, along with the Ben Daniels Band on Saturday, August 16th.   The performance will be featured at the Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium, 4100 Kroes St. Tickets are only $35 for reserved seating and the show begins at 8 p.m. Jeff Daniels was awarded an Emmy for The Newsroom and is well-known for his comedic movies. Seating is limited, so purchase … [Read more...]