15th Annual Community EXPO has great success

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce presented the 15th Annual Community EXPO this past Saturday held at Rockford High School. The EXPO had over 130 exhibitor booths, both inside and outside, and saw over 2,000 attendees this year.

Linda Southwick, Executive Director of the Chamber explains “the EXPO is a great event to showcase all the wonderful businesses we have in the Rockford area. We had a great turnout and we loved watching all the attendees interact with the businesses.”

The first of four winners of the $500 cash giveaway

Over the course of the event there were performances from several Rockford Public Schools music groups including the Middle Schools’ Orchestra Bands and Choirs, Elementary music groups, the Rockford High School Theatre Group, and the Rockford Middle School Bands. There were several giveaways at the event as well, including four $500 cash prizes and free airfare for two sponsored by Antor Travel.

Dr. Michael Shibler awarded four high school seniors with scholarships from the Rockford Chamber of Commerce. Shibler told attendees that the scholarship winners did a wonderful job on their essays and deserved the scholarship based on this as well as their extracurricular activities and involvement at the Rockford High School and in the Rockford Community.

Roy Ortego, pictured with wife Amy, after winning the airfaregiveaway sponsored by Antor Travel.

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce would like to once again thank the sponsors that made this event possible; Silver Sponsors: ChoiceOne Bank and Miracle Ear; Bronze Sponsors: Ayers Basement Systems, Boulder Creek Assisted Living, ChiroHealth Rockford, i-Chiro Clinics, Kellermeier Plumbing, Inc., RE/MAX United, Rockford Family Eyecare, and Signs with Design.

2019 RCC Scholarship Winners; Connor White, Catherine Vancil, EvanCoberly, Dwight Hua pictured with Dr. Shibler.
Photo by Ryan Martin