Rister awarded Chamber scholarship

Ashley Rister

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is proud to announce that Rockford High School (RHS) senior Ashley Rister was named the recipient of its $1,000 college scholarship. A panel of 14 board members had the difficult task of poring over submitted applications and whittling down the list to the eventual winner. The applicants answered the […]

Thank you Rockford Chamber!

Photos by TOM SCOTT Thanks again to the Rockford Chamber for their dedication to the Rockford Community and providing us with an event that the kids and parents cherished. It was warm and cozy in the newly remodeled Pavilion where Santa and his reindeer kept everyone in their finest spirits for hours. Soft drinks, hot […]

Chamber to host State of the Community Luncheon

Pete MacGregor

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is proud to present its annual “State of the Community” Luncheon. The luncheon is part of the RCC’s popular Bi-Monthly Luncheon Series. This special event is scheduled from noon until 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12 at Rockford High School, 4100 Kroes Street. The luncheon is open to the […]

Ceremony, open houses to kick off holiday season

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Photos by TOM SCOTT It is easy to recapture the magic of Christmases past when there is a perfect setting for it. Downtown Rockford—with its signature Currier and Ives beauty, friendly atmosphere and twinkling lights and red ribbons—is ready for another holiday season. There are plenty of activities planned for a kinder, more personal way […]

Chamber U class gives business professionals strategic advantage

SMARTER—Business people who took part in the Chamber U class, “Creating a Strategic Plan,” learn valuable skills from the free event. Chamber U classes are one of many ways the Rockford Chamber of Commerce helps its members succeed in business.

by BETH ALTENA Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) Executive Director Jeanne Gregory allowed her organization to serve as the example for a class on building a strategic business plan held Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the Rockford Public Schools administrative offices. The class was led by Lynda Nance of Nance Business Solutions. “Whatever is wrong with […]