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Rockford Chamber of Commerce
The Rockford Chamber of Commerce has been building business and com- munity in the Rockford area for more than 55 years. The Chamber understands the importance of making Rockford an important place to establish and grow
a business. The board has embarked on a 3-year strategic plan to aid in the growth of commerce within our community.
The chamber serves a 99-square-mile area that includes the City of Rockford, Algoma Township, Cannon Township, Courtland Township, Plain eld Charter Township, and the villages of Belmont and Cannonsburg. Rockford has become a very popular gathering place due to all of the wonderful amenities it possesses.
The chamber works to enhance the Rockford community by planning and organizing several community festivals and events during the year, including Rockford EXPO, Start of Summer Celebration, Harvest Fest, the Holiday Lighting Ceremony, the Santa Parade and other annual events.
All Rockford area businesses are welcome to join the Chamber where you can enjoy the many bene ts of membership, network with fellow business people and share in their mission to build an even better Rockford community.
Rockford Chamber of Commerce Offices
17 S. Monroe Street, Rockford • (616) 866-2000
Rockford Chamber of Commerce 2017 Board of Directors
Michael McGovern ~ United Investments
Vice President
Kim Neveau ~ Macatawa Bank
Dr. Michael Shibler ~ Rockford Public Schools
Jerry Coon ~ ActionTax Service
Blaine Kellermeier ~ Kellermeier Plumbing, Inc. Candy Lancioni ~ Aunt Candy’sToy Company Carl Stites ~ Stites Eye Care, PC
Jason Rop ~ Blakeslee Rop, PLC
Tom Rich ~ RE/MAX United
Mark Roach ~ Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Kristen Hummel ~ Byrne Electrical Specialists, Inc. Rosemary Jeruzal ~ Diversi ed Ventures LLC Joel Koch ~ Brewers Professional Alliance
Executive Director
Linda Southwick
In Loving Memory of
Pete Kruer
On November 2, 2016, Rockford mourned the loss of Pete Kruer. A life- long resident of our community, Pete graduated from Rockford High School in 1972 and was the warm and friendly owner of Rockford Ace Hardware for more than 33 years. A fountain of knowledge, and a man of wisdom and integrity, Pete volunteered his time and energy to make his community a better place to live. He was active in the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club and North Kent Community Services. For many of us, we’ll remember him  rst and foremost as a good friend. You will be missed. We will always remember you, Pete.
Rockford Community Organizations
Organization Contact
866-2591 774-8236 784-2007 874-7875 446-3040 866-4322
American Legion Post #102
Better Business Bureau of Western Mighigan Friends of Krause Memorial Library
Friends of the White Pine Trail
Knights of Columbus #7761
Rockford Masonic Lodge
Michigan Community Blood Centers Mitchell’s Run
North Kent Connect
Toastmaster’s Club #3442
Rockford Chamber of Commerce
Rockford Education Foundation
Rockford Garden Club
Rockford Area Museum
Rockford Area Historical Society
Rockford HOPE
Rockford Lions Club
Rockford Relay For Life
Rockford Rotary Club
David Heyboer Grand Knight John Tierney
866-MIBLOOD 863-9168 866-3478 866-3509 866-2000 863-6317 866-2235 866-2235 Ramona Hinton 214-4236
Steve Peterson Claire Guisfredi
Linda Southwick Jill Silverman
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