Thom Arends

Business leaders recognized at Chamber dinner

February 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Keynote speaker describes huge growth opportunities in store for Rockford Jeanne Gregory, executive Director of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, presents the Business of Distinction Award in Community Service to Beth Altena, Editor of the Rockford Squire newspaper. Photos by TOM SCOTT The cost of the “Taste of Rockford” buffet at the annual Rockford Chamber of [...]

All the comforts of Rockford in Utah!

January 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

For the first time in 25 years, Thom Arends decided to close his “tonsorial parlor” (make that barbershop now days) during Christmas week to take a family vacation. He and his wife Sue planned to spend the holidays with extended family and friends in Sandy, Utah. When Arends asked the members of the three families they were about to visit, all formerly from Rockford, [...]

Rockford East Business Association revitalized

May 7, 2009 // 0 Comments

REBA (Rockford East Business Association) is revitalized” says Thom Arends of Thom’s Hair Design. “We will meet at 8:00 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at D&W. We invite area businesses to join us.”  New officers are President Char Bouwkamp of D&W, Secretary Kathy Perez of United Bank, and Treasurer Jane House of Comerica Bank. [...]