Festival of the Arts captured by Rockford artist


The Rockford Chamber of Commerce would like to do two things - let you know about a great opportunity, and to congratulate Rockford artist Dana Ziebarth. Ziebarth's soft pastel artwork was selected for the poster to tout Grand Rapids' Festival of the Arts in 2014! This wonderful honor went to Ziebarth and is a tribute to her watercolor that portrayed the hub of the festival - Calder Plaza. Chamber member Frame and Mat, 65 Courtland St., has Ziebarth's original piece at their establishment for your viewing … [Read more...]

An SOS for SOS!


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...]

Volunteer Opportunities for SOS!


Start of Summer is one of Rockford's most beloved events, but along with all that activity comes a real need for volunteers! There is a need for help with barricades, parade security and fireworks security detail. The event takes place from June 12th-15th - you can sign up for the date and time that works best for your schedule! Barricade duty is on Thursday and Friday mornings, the parade is on Saturday, June 14th at 11 a.m. and fireworks are Saturday evening. Do you have a family? Don't worry, you can bring them for … [Read more...]

19th Annual Golf Outing


Are you looking for some fun? Why not join us as we celebrate the 19th Annual Community Golf Outing? The event takes place on the  links of Silver Lake Country Club, with a shot gun start at 1 p.m on Friday, May 9. The day features 18 holes of golf, cart, dinner, contests, and raffles. Last year, Brenda Beerthuis, of REMAX United Rockford won a flat screen television at our annual Golf Outing. We have to give a shout out to Loren Brown and Innovative Sound Solutions for donating the tv and making Brenda a very happy … [Read more...]

May 6 Bond Proposal


Do you have questions on the Bond Proposal that you will be voting on May 6? Watch this video for answers! … [Read more...]

Chocolate Stroll Returns!

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Do you love chocolate and sweet deals? Shopping doesn’t get much sweeter than this! Join us on A Decadent Downtown Chocolate Stroll! It will be an afternoon out full of sweet treats, sweet deals, and one sweet prize! It is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 1-6 pm at participating Rockford merchants. Let Downtown Rockford treat you to a sweet evening out. Enjoy unique chocolate samples as you stroll through downtown. Visit the HEART Facebook page for more information and updates! Purchase your tickets … [Read more...]

EXPO FREE trip winner!


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...]

Still time left to enter for Chamber Scholarship!

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The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) wants to promote education in the local area. Each year the chamber offers area students the opportunity to vie for a $1,000 scholarship to further their education. The scholarship award may be used for public, private or community colleges, universities and specialized schools or training programs directly following the student’s graduation from high school. To apply for the scholarship a student must do the following: Complete the RCC Scholarship Application Form. A letter … [Read more...]

Ice Festival Opening Ceremony!

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You can't miss it. This year we are adding an Opening Ceremony for Ice Festival. The event starts at 6 p.m. sharp and is guaranteed to be fun. Parents, make sure to bring your kids to the event, it is guaranteed to charm everyone! Word has it that in Whoville there is always an unwelcome visitor coming down from a certain mountaintop! The ceremony takes place at the dam overlook in downtown Rockford, with a live carving starting at 5 p.m. There are also FREE carriage rides downtown from 5:30-8:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

What Does the Rock Say?

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We KNOW what it says! Enjoy this parody of "What Does the Fox Say?" on our beloved Rockford and all the great things we have to offer! The Chamber wanted to tout all the wonderful things in our community and Jeff Lewis of Fluis, Inc. delivered. Enjoy his masterpiece here. … [Read more...]