Rockford embraces Special Olympics Michigan State Basketball Finals

More than 1,000 athletes, coaches, chaperones expected to attend The Special Olympics Michigan 2011 State Basketball Finals will take place March 25-26 at Rockford Public Schools. This two-day competition will draw more than 1,000 athletes, coaches and chaperones from throughout Michigan. Approximately 350 volunteers coordinated by the Grand Rapids Jaycees will also be on hand […]

Rockford Chamber director resigns

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Davis has led business organization for last six years by BETH ALTENA The Rockford Chamber of Commerce will have a new director when the resignation of Brenda Davis becomes effective March 25. According to Chamber Board President Dr. Carl Stites, Davis told the board she was resigning at their most recent board meeting earlier this […]

Year’s biggest networking event still has spaces available

Community Expo draws 10,000-plus Plans for the seventh annual Community EXPO are in high gear. The popular event, sponsored by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC), has drawn thousands through the doors of Rockford High School each year. EXPO is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. March 19. This year’s event will feature exhibitors, entertainment, […]

Chamber offices robbed during blizzard

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Sometime between Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 5:20 p.m. and Thursday, February 3 at 8:00 a.m. the offices of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, 598 Byrne Industrial Dr., Rockford, were broken into. Chamber Executive Director Brenda Davis reported that her laptop and a variety of other items were stolen. “It wasn’t the main office that was […]

Chamber of Commerce hosts annual meeting

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Eight businesses honored for 2010 contributions  The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) celebrated its 50th anniversary as it hosted the annual Meeting of the Membership on Friday, Jan. 28. The premier event took place at the headquarters of Wolverine World Wide Inc. in the Geoffrey B. Bloom Auditorium, with more than 100 RCC members in […]