New space allows Kimberly’s to grow

After remodelling and installing lighting and other fixtures, owner Kim Smith stands in her newly-expanded portion of  Kimberly’s Boutique, formerly occupied by The Sewing Room.

Rockford gained a retail storefront and The Sewing Room gained some square footage with a little juggling of tenants at 54 Courtland Street. Kimberly’s Boutique expanded to the shop to the east and The Sewing Room moved back to behind Kimberly’s back door (formerly Keren Hart). Building and Kimberly’s Boutique owner Kim Smith said her […]

[Continue reading…]

CWA students collect for moms at shelter

Movers

Local movers from Two Men and a Truck recently picked up six moving boxes full of toiletries, clothing and creature comfort donations that Chandler Woods Academy students collected for moms at the local YWCA women’s shelter. Two Men and a Truck dropped off the donations at the women’s shelter just in time for Mother’s Day.

[Continue reading…]

NRMS band rocks at state festival

North Rockford Middle School’s (NRMS) eighth-grade band took top honors at the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association’s state festival on April 23 at Big Rapids High School. “The kids were amazing,” said NRMS band director Cullen McCarthy. “This is the band’s fourth straight superior Division I rating at a festival. They received superior ratings […]

[Continue reading…]

Corner Bar donates big check to little girl

CornerBar

On Thursday, May 6, the Corner Bar in Rockford donated a $1,300 check to 10-year-old Emma Hill to support her father, Jeff Hill, in his fundraising efforts to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Ride for the Cure in Death Valley, Calif. Young Emma is a juvenile diabetes patient. Diagnosed at age 5, Emma […]

[Continue reading…]

YMCA hits homerun with After Hours networking

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME—The Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA is the host of the most recent Rockford Chamber After Hours event held Monday, May 10. Local business people enjoyed a ballpark theme and dined on hotdogs, peanuts and pop before listening to a short presentation by YMCA Director Bev Thiel. On hand were YMCA officials and board members. Thiel talked about the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign, and spoke about statistics linking exercise and fitness. She pointed out that in addition to the YMCA’s 4,800 family memberships, the organization also partners with corporations and small businesses by offering membership opportunities. Pictured are YMCA staff and board members hamming it up with ballgame props.[Continue reading…]