Santa Claus is coming to town!

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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!

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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...]

Santa Parade Line Up!

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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...]

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...]

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...]

Stites Eye Care to host Sept. After Hours

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The staff at Stites Eye Care is inviting everyone to celebrate the end of summer with them – and the important milestone of 10 years in business! They will be hosting the Chamber’s popular September Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 in celebration of a decade in business. 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. Carl Stites, and his friendly staff, are excited to share their beautiful … [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...]