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...]

Rockford Farm Market is back!

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The City of Rockford hosts the Farm Market from June through October on every Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. This special market was voted as one of America’s best small-town Farm Markets! The open-air Farm Market features a wide variety of Michigan-grown goods throughout the summer and fall seasons. It is located in the Towers Parking Lot and features more than 50 booths. … [Read more...]

Rockford has the Blues!

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Every year the City of Rockford features the Rogue River Blues Series! This is an open-air FREE music concert that features the best of the Blues in the area. Bring your family, a blanket or lawn chair and your joy of music, sit on the grass along the picturesque Rogue River and enjoy a wonderful Tuesday evening. If you are feeling adventurous, you can join the other dancers and get out some pent up energy! Children love being able to run around and groove to the music! The event takes place from 7-9 p.m. in Garden Club … [Read more...]

19th Annual Golf Outing a huge success!

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The 19th Annual Golf Outing took place on the links of Silver Lake Country Club on Friday, May 9. A record 33 teams braved the questionable weather early in the day and were rewarded with warm sunshine as the day wore on. We would like to thank all the sponsors who supported this wonderful Chamber Scholarship fundraiser: Silver Sponsors Farm Bureau Insurance and Honey Creek Inn, and Bronze Sponsors Chemical Bank and Blakeslee Rop, PLC; Driving Range Sponsor Matthew Janiskee for Commissioner and Putting Green Sponsor … [Read more...]

An SOS for SOS!

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The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 46th Annual Start of Summer. This wonderful event runs June 13-15 and is a community favorite! SOS features food, arts & crafts, parade, children's activities, live music and entertainment, waterball, beer tents, fireworks and a carnival! Not only is this a wonderful celebration for the community, it is also the Chamber's largest fundraiser for the year. The Chamber is looking for help in defraying some of the costs of entertainment, fireworks, and cleaning up … [Read more...]

EXPO FREE trip winner!

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The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the winner of the free trip to Cancun Mexico! The all-inclusive trip was given away during the Chamber's 10th annual Community EXPO! The trip was made available complements of Apple Vacations and Riu Hotels & Resorts. The Chamber worked closely with member Antor Travel to be able to offer this wonderful trip. There were ten finalists vying for the grand prize and Ryan Martin picked the lucky envelope. Ryan Martin, and guest, will enjoy a wonderful stay at … [Read more...]

Grand Carriages make for a grand holiday tradition

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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...]