CurbFest! a Virtual Shopping Experience!

Join us on Friday, May 15th from 6p – 8p for an online shopping experience along the Miracle Mile!Pick up supper curbside, from your favorite Miracle Mile restaurant, and watch from home as we explore Miracle Mile businesses, take virtual shop tours, meet store owners and go shopping (online). Find a list of participating businesses on our Event page.Join in anytime between 6 – 8pm. Win Miracle Mile Shopping Experience packages throughout the n
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RLDC at May 18th Meeting

Are you planning on any major purchases or investments to your business in 2020?  John Phelps, Executive Director of Rockford Local Development Corp, will be our March speaker.  Come learn about various loans available including micro loans and SBA loans.  John will also be accompanied by a business banker from Illinois Bank & Trust. Information on our 16th Annual Neighborhood Clean up day will also be available.  The meeting is at Don Carter Lanes, 4007 E State St at 8am in the Veterans Ro
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Former Magna Grocery building update

Mayor Tom McNamara shared awesome news with us that the city has acquired the property and is now in control of its destiny.  They plan to seek a developer or possibly demolish the building to make it more attractive for future development.  You can read the full story published in the Rockford Register Star HERE.  This is wonderful news for our business district as this property has been a blight and vacant for over 20 years!  Thank you to the Mayor and his team for their efforts to make th
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January 15th Meeting

Have you heard about Rockford Promise? This is another organization that adds great value to Rockford. Come learn about what this organization does, who it benefits and how you can help. Did you know they need mentors? What does that mean? The meeting will be held at Don Carter Lanes in the Veterans room on Weds, January 15th at 8am. Enter through the arcade room or the far west door.
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Mayor to speak at Nov 20th meeting

Mayor Tom McNamara and city Finance Director Carrie Hagerty will be our guest speakers at our November 20th meeting.  Come hear about what’s been happening and future plans for our great city, plus a budget overview.  We will also have flyers ready for our upcoming Cookie Crawl event.Meeting will be held at Don Carter Lanes, 4007 E State St, beginning at 8am in the Veterans Room, which is off the arcade game room. Public is welcome to attend.  
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Registere your Surveillance Cameras

The Rockford Police Department has a new crime fighting tool – You!  If your business or home has an outdoor security camera, they would like to know about it.  You can register your location and a contact phone number here at   In the event of a criminal incident, they may call you to come view your video footage.  Please do your part to help make our business district and city safer. 
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