Honing ‘elevator speech’ topic of luncheon

VOTED BEST—The person with the best elevator speech at each table is invited to share it with the whole group.

Next networking event Sept. 12 at DreamMaker  by BETH ALTENA In its 50th year, the Rockford Chamber of Commerce continues to adapt to meet the needs of its membership. As a result, a recent Chamber luncheon was a networking and work session on “Creating Your Elevator Speech.” Board member Mike McGovern introduced the topic and […]

Classic Car Show offers music, rock wall, more

The United States Army’s 30-foot rockclimbing wall is a big hit with youngsters. It is among the many fun things to do at the Classic Car Show held at the American Legion Rockford Post Saturday, June 4.

For the folks who love to admire or show off their classic cars, the Rockford American Legion Post will be the place to be Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For the people who aren’t so keen on cars? Be there anyway. With music all day, two fire trucks flying giant American […]

Classic car show will feature music, games, more

The Rockford American Legion Post will be hosting its second annual Classic Car Show on June 4 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, Pets for Vets and other local Legion endeavors. Included in the show will be cars of every kind: antiques, classics, muscle cars, hot rods and special interest cars of all types and […]

RCS students add excitement to Legion food pantry

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For the fourth month in a row, students from Rockford Christian School (RCS) brought excitement and energy to the Mobile Food Pantry held on April 28 at the Rockford American Legion Post. Led by science teacher David Buth, 25 students assisted with the distribution of 5,006 pounds of food to 117 families. Whether removing food […]

Rockford man’s animatronic creations may make second career

Cory Ackerman thought life as he knew it was over when he was diagnosed with a debilitating brain tumor. He found a new way to apply his old skills when he volunteered to create animatronic props for an American Legion fundraiser.

Cory Ackerman used to work on robotics for a factory in Boston and traveled the United States as part of his job. A brain tumor ended that career and landed him back in his hometown of Rockford. A member of the Rockford American Legion Post, Ackerman heard about a party fundraiser the post planned for […]