Rockford Area Arts Commission ~ Art in the Park

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Mark Your Calendar ~ September 12, 2015 ~ Garden Club Park ~ Rockford 2015 Art in the Park Information Rockford's juried ART IN THE PARK exhibition offers a charming setting along the Rogue River in the city's Garden Club Park. Limited to 34 artists, the event draws exhibitors and patrons from around the state. Sponsored by the Rockford Area Arts Commission, ART IN THE PARK is promoted in newspapers and magazines as well as community and public radio promotions.  A Saturday Farmers' Market draws local … [Read more...]

Start of Summer ~ Brochure

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2015 Start of Summer Brochure This year’s annual Start of Summer Celebration is celebrating its 47th year with another fun-filled event that features plenty of chills and thrills for the entire family. The City of Rockford has been preparing the streets, bridges, and sidewalks for the big event, so it will be the perfect backdrop for this wonderful weekend. This year’s celebration is scheduled for June 12, 13 and 14. A special Community Night will take place on Thursday, June 11. The Community Night is a special … [Read more...]

United Bank Rogue River Blues Series

United Bank Rogue River Blues Series

Continuing the long-standing tradition in downtown Rockford, we are pleased to announce that United Bank will be sponsoring the Rogue River Blues Series on Tuesday nights in downtown Rockford all summer long! All shows start at 7:00 pm. June 9 — Hannah Rose and the GravesTones June 16 — Weevil Malone Band June 23 — Thirsty Perch Blues Band June 30 — The Rusty Wright Band July 7 — Billy Strings and Don Julin (Bluegrass) June 14 — Asamu Johnson and the Blues Associates July 21 — Jim Shaneberger Band AFTER THE … [Read more...]

Start of Summer Fireworks – New Location

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Start of Summer Celebration finds new location for launching fireworks  Not only is summer in the air, but so is change. The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is working hard on the Start of Summer Celebration, its premier event and a favorite of the Rockford community. One of its most popular pieces, the Saturday night fireworks, is always pointed to as a highlight of the annual event, gathering families from near and far on blankets, lawn chairs and hillsides. But this year there will be a change in where the … [Read more...]

Scottville Clown Band at the Start of Summer Parade!

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Come and welcome “The Big Noise from Scottville” to Rockford!  When you see the Scottville Clown Band; you're amused by their colorful attire and crazy antics. When you hear them play, you're amazed at their extraordinary talent. They've been entertaining crowds in Michigan for over 100 years, with no sign of slowing down.  In 1903, a musical group of Scottville merchants dressed up as hillbillies and began entertaining at local carnivals. Their popularity grew until World War II called its members away and the group … [Read more...]

Chocolate Stroll Downtown Rockford

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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 2, 2015 from 12-6 pm at participating Rockford merchants. Let Downtown Rockford treat you to a sweet afternoon out. Enjoy unique chocolate samples as you stroll through downtown. Visit the HEART Facebook page for more information and updates! Purchase your … [Read more...]

20th Annual Community Golf Outing

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Rockford 20th Annual Community Golf Outing - Monday, May 11, 2015 - 10:30 a.m (registration begins at 9:00) Team Registration deadline April 22nd Get your golf clubs ready for the 2015 Chamber Community Golf Outing at our New Chamber Member Scott Lake Golf and Practice Center*.  This is the best opportunity of the year to develop new relationships, seal deals, and treat your Customers! Not only is the Chamber Community Golf Outing one of the best opportunities of the early summer for business exposure, … [Read more...]

Downtown Rockford’s Spring Break Saturday

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HEART Spring Break Saturday Flyer 2015 Downtown Rockford's Spring Break Saturday March 28, 2015 Discounts Drawing Door Prizes Games Bites & Nibbles Fun! Fun! Fun! Mystery Grand Prize Drawing Note - All day - hours vary by business … [Read more...]

Win a FREE Trip at the EXPO and more!!

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Win a FREE all-inclusive Trip at the Rockford EXPO complements of: Antor Travel and Apple Vacations Also Four - $500 Cash Prizes given away Door prizes Free Admission Free Parking Entertainment and Celebrity Emcees … [Read more...]

RCC Scholarship Opportunity for High School Senior

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Chamber offers area High School Senior scholarship Opportunity The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) wants to promote eduacation 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 collects, 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 … [Read more...]