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...]

Ice Festival Cancelled

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The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) has regrettably made the decision not to host the Rockford Ice Festival in 2015. There have been six fantastic years of celebrating the wonders of winter and chasing away the winter blahs, but due to budgetary constraints the Board of Directors has opted to place the Chamber’s focus on its many other events. However, the Sweetheart Splash, hosted by the Rockford Rotary, will still take place on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Dam Overlook. This fun-filled entertaining winter event will … [Read more...]

EXPO coming!

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Click here for application to register! Download "How to make the most of your EXPO Investment" here. The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is proud to be celebrating its 11th Annual Community EXPO in 2015! The date is fast approaching with plenty of excitement and entertainment for the attendees. The EXPO will again be featuring four $500 cash giveaways – a favorite among attendees. This year's EXPO will be allowing selling at the event in the EXPO Marketplace. The designated area will allow selling by only Chamber … [Read more...]

Chamber celebrates membership, achievements

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The Rockford Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting of the Membership will celebrate plenty of achievements with laughs, awards and exceptional food from its members. The event will take place at the American Legion Post on Friday, Jan. 23 and will be hosted by the Chamber’s Ambassador Team. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with social hour. Awards will be presented in a number of categories including: Business of the Year; New Business of the Year; Networker of the Year; and Volunteer of the Year. There will be … [Read more...]

We Wish You a Merry Christmas…

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...and a Happy New Year! The Rockford Chamber of Commerce offices will be closed December 24 through January 2, 2015. Enjoy your holidays! … [Read more...]

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...]

Free holiday carriage rides!

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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...]

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...]

Discover a Rockford Christmas

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The Chamber has planned some very special holiday fun for you and your loved ones. Be sure to come to the beautiful downtown district and enjoy the perfect setting to a traditional holiday for your family. Click HERE to see the schedule of events! … [Read more...]