News Bits — March 4, 2010

Free educational workshops to be offered at EXPO The Rockford Chamber of Commerce recently announced the presentation of 10 free educational workshops to be held at Rockford’s 6th Annual Community EXPO. Businesses with various backgrounds are excited to share their knowledge with the community. Topics range from Financial and Estate Planning, to Tax Developments, to […]

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Drive by shootings occur in Plainfield and Alpine townships

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On Monday, March 1, 2010, at approximately 2:30 a.m., the Kent County Sheriff Office responded to three drive-by shootings that appear to be related. The first occurred in Alpine Township on M37 near 8 Mile Road. The victim, a 39 year old male from Grant, was on his way to work traveling southbound on M37 […]

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Social media topic of Chamber luncheon

Speaker Danny Beckett interacts with an entertained audience.

  Danny Beckett Jr. of Spearia was the featured speaker at the Rockford Chamber February luncheon. He talked about the value of social media and how to go about using the technology available in business. The talk began with a Wikipedia definition of Social Media: Content created by people using highly accessible and scalable publishing […]

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Words on Weather & Climate — March 4, 2010

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Winter 2009-2010 by CRAIG JAMES The calendar says winter lasts until March 20 this year. However, meteorologists consider winter to be the three full months of December, January and February. Spring is March, April and May, etc. So winter is over, right? Any snow now is spring snow. Can’t you see the difference? So how […]

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Izaak Walton League holds annual banquet

The Dwight Lydell Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America is having their annual Conservation Banquet and silent auction on March 5 at The Centennial Country Club. This event is open to the public with advance prepaid reservations only. Plan to have your reservation in by March 2. Some late reservations can be accommodated. […]

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