Welcome to Rockford

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is proud to celebrate its 55th  year at building business and community in Rockford. It was at that time a group of savvy Rockford business people joined forces to bring commerce to Rockford. They understood the importance of making Rockford an important place to establish and grow a business. Just like its founding fathers, our board embarked on a comprehensive process to develop even more commerce in the Rockford-area. The group established focus groups and developed a 3-year … [Read more...]

Harvest Festival 2015 ~ Brochure

2015 HARVEST FESTIVAL BROCHURE (for web - PDF) 2015 HARVEST FESTIVAL BROCHURE  (for print - PDF) Harvest Festival Letter - Booths 2015 Harvest Festival - Booth Application 2015 2015 Chili Cook Off Rules 2015 Chili Cook Off Application 2015 Coloring Contest Rules Scarecrow Coloring Contest Page The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is preparing to welcome the fall season with Harvest Fest 2015. The event takes place Saturday, Sept. 26– Sunday, Sept. 27 and is filled with family-fun activities that … [Read more...]

Rockford Area Arts Commission ~ Art in the Park

Art in the Park ~ September 12, 2015 ~ Garden Club Park ~ Rockford Art in the Park Map Crowds of art lovers will once again line the banks of the Rogue River for the 2015 Art in the Park even from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, September 12th. Visitors will find original paintings, pottery, sculpture, photography, pastels, jewelry, glassware and more offered by the 30 plus artists participating in the show.  Artists will be judged during the event with plaques and ribbons awarded in several categories including “Best … [Read more...]

Start of Summer ~ Brochure

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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...]