The City of Rockford is pleased to announce that Huntington Bank is the proud sponsor of this year’s Huntington Rogue River Blues Series. The Blues Series will once again provide the Rockford community with Tuesday evening concerts in Downtown Rockford, Garden Club Park, from 7 to 9 p.m. These family-oriented concerts provide outstanding musical talent free of charge to the public. Come early and enjoy dinner in one of Rockford’s fine eating establishments and stroll through the wonderful shops. Then bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of wonderful music. Garden Club Park is located in downtown Rockford, north of the Rockford Dam on Bridge Street, directly behind the Squires Street shops. The Rogue River Blues Series schedule is as follows: • June 14—Harper • June 21—The Vincent Hayes Project • June 28—Rob Blaine’s Big Otis Blues Band • July 5—BMF Band • July 12—Root Doctor • July 19—Steve Hilger Band • July 26—Thirsty Perch Blues Band The After the Blues Series schedule is as follows: • August 2—Mind’s Eye (jazz) • August 9—Red Sea Pedestrians (world beat) • August 16—Small Town Son (country/rock) If inclement weather, the event moves to the Rotary Pavilion, which is located in downtown Rockford at the corner of Courtland and Squires streets. Parking Suggestion: South Squires Parking Lot, accessed from Bridge St. entrance drive between Vitale’s and J.T. Stitchery, or from Main St. entrance drive north of the Rogue Valley Towers building. A short, pleasant walk north on the White Pine Trail will bring you directly to the park.
If you missed it, too bad for you. The latest Chamber After Hours event was held at Huntington Bank, where the food was fantastic and the remodeled space was beautiful. There were also a dozen or so wonderful door prizes awarded, from golf gift certificates, a $75 restaurant gift card and more. Manager Paul Chimienti said his vision for the company was to become very involved with the community, and that led to the bank’s sponsorship of Huntington Rogue River Blues series, which has been a huge success for Rockford. Chimienti said the institution’s success is also due to the development of essential partners to better serve the needs of the banks clients. The next Chamber event is a luncheon at Timbers (see article on page 3) and the next After Hours will be Monday, November 2, at John Decker Chevrolet. For more information on these events, contact the Rockford Chamber of Commerce at (616) 866-2000.
The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Huntington Bank will be the sponsor of its September After Hours networking event. The event is a special evening for the movers and shakers of the Rockford-area’s business community and is scheduled for Monday, September 14. Huntington Bank, 6835 Belding Road, will start the two-hour event at 5:30 p.m. Paul Chimienti, general manager of the Rockford branch, and his staff are excited to be hosts of the event and look forward to sharing their place of business for a relaxed evening of networking, food and music. Since 1864, Huntington Bank has remained true to its values of supporting the local communities it serves. It’s about loans and other financial services to help businesses grow and succeed, mortgage loans for families, and banking and investment services to help build secure futures. Huntington Bank has just completed its second year of sponsoring the Rogue River Blues Series, which has been a huge success. The series utilizes the scenic Rogue River and some of the best blues talent in the area to entertain crowds on Tuesdays during the summer months at Garden Club Park. Weezil Malone, who has played at the Huntington Bank Rogue River Blues Series, will be entertaining during the Chamber event. According to Chimienti, the bank looks forward to sponsoring the series again next year. “Huntington is committed to doing their part to help improve the quality of life in our community,” he said. There is no charge to attend Chamber After Hours. However, in order for Huntington Bank and its staff to properly plan for this event, they ask that you RSVP by September 11 at the Chamber office. Please call (616) 866-2000 or e-mail email@example.com. Participants are encouraged to bring business cards and be geared up to meet amazing business leaders. The Chamber and Huntington Bank are looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday, September 14.