(12-9-20) With the global pandemic negatively impacting small businesses everywhere and preventing large gatherings, The Rockford Ohio Chamber of Commerce executive board elected to not host a Chamber Banquet this year. During the banquet we celebrate and honor all new businesses and businesses celebrating a milestone in our community.

The Rockford Chamber would like to recognize and congratulate the following new businesses for Year 2020: The Marketing Junkie, Betseys Bouquets, JNY Design, Rockford Belle Community Church and Barrys Storage Units.

Norm VanTilburg

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is also proud and excited to celebrate the businesses that had milestone
anniversaries this year: Kidz Treehouse, owned by Jessica Shaffer celebrates 5 years in business and Shanes Crossing Historical Society lead by Norm VanTilburg is celebrating 25 years!

If you, or your business, are looking for ways to support our thriving business community, please contact Lisa Kuhn at 419-363-3032 ex 1

Second Crossing Brew Co.

The Rockford Ohio Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Business Grant: Wellness 365, Rock Solid Performance, Second Crossing Brew Co. 

With the global pandemic negatively impacting small businesses everywhere, The Rockford Ohio Chamber of Commerce executive board has opted to reallocate funds designated to host a banquet, to a newly Business Grant Assistance Program to support members in need. Requirements to apply for the grant included being a chamber member, filling out an application, and sharing how the shut-down affected their specific business.

These grants would not have been possible without the support of our corporate and private donors. Thank you for your donations Brandt Construction, Dick and Karen Sapp, First Financial Bank, Henkle Insurance, His N Hers, Joyce Emans, Luginbill Construction, M.Bruns PLBG, The Marketing Junkie, Marlene Roebuck, Mike and Janet Riley, Nancy Leighner, Rockford American Legion, Rockford Carry Out, Rockford RoadDog, S & B Coin Laundry, Sandy Schaffner, The Fremont Company, Wabash Mutual Telephone Company, Parkway Independent and the Rockford EMS.

The Rockford Ohio Chamber of Commerce will have several fundraisers throughout the year to increase funds available for future grant recipients. If you, or your business, are looking for ways to support our thriving business community, please contact Lisa Kuhn at 419-363-3032 ex 1