Rockford Chamber of Commerce Bi-Monthly Luncheon Series

Chamber Bi-Monthly Luncheon Series to feature Senator Jansen

January 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is pleased to announce the first installment of its popular Bi-Monthly Luncheon Series for 2011. The luncheon is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7 at the American Legion Post 102, located at 330 Rockford Park Drive (on the northwest corner of Northland Drive). The event will feature the culinary delights of new chamber member, Twisted Vine. The luncheon will be highlighted by Senator Mark Jansen of Michigan’s 28th District. Senator Jansen has devoted his career to politics, including two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives prior to being elected senator. Before his tenure in the Michigan House, Senator Jansen was elected as the Gaines Township clerk from 1992 to 1996. During his presentation, Senator Jansen will explore Michigan’s economic future. Please register by Thursday, Feb. 3 by contacting the RCC at (616) 866-2000 or e-mail Jeannie at with your reservation. The luncheons are open to everyone, so RCC members please invite a friend. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. If you are unable to attend the luncheon and have registered, please contact the RCC prior to the luncheon to avoid being charged. Be sure to attend this timely luncheon and learn what the Michigan Senate plans to do to help with an economic turn for our state.

Chamber luncheon to feature Dr. Linda Chamberlain

September 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is proud to present the October installment of its popular Bi-Monthly Luncheon Series. The event is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4 at Bostwick Lake Inn, 8521 Belding Road, Rockford. The featured speaker is Dr. Linda Chamberlain, executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Grand Valley State University. Chamberlain will share her knowledge and expertise in this selected field during her presentation, “Working Together to Catalyze Our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.” She received both her BS and doctorate degrees in chemistry with honors from Purdue University. Chamberlain joined Shell Development Company in 1987 as a futures research chemist and later moved into management of scientific and technical teams. During her eight years at Shell, she had 19 patents issued for work in catalyst, polymer and product/process development. For the three years prior to her current role, Chamberlain served as executive director of the West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative, a business accelerator focused on commercialization of life science products and technologies. In addition, she is the owner and principle of InnoValuation, a company that focuses on ensuring companies have the processes and tools to extract the full value of their best innovations. To attend this timely presentation, please call the RCC office at (616) 866-2000, or e-mail to to register. Cost, which includes lunch, is $15 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. Please note that if you have registered and are unable to attend, you must call and cancel prior to the event or you will be charged. The bi-monthly luncheon is a wonderful way to enjoy good food, expert advice and excellent company in a relaxed atmosphere. Drawings for prizes are conducted at the conclusion of the event. The luncheon is also a great networking opportunity, so participants are reminded to bring their business cards.