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Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month at 11:45 a.m. at Various Locations
Contact: Elizabeth Spade, ADT Security Services, Inc. - 815-721-9377 or

Alpine Bank is a locally owned financial institution serving Winnebago, Boone, and DeKalb counties with a total of 15 locations in Rockford, Belvidere, Cherry Valley, Kirkland, Loves Park, Machesney Park, and Roscoe, Illinois. Founded in 1908, Alpine Bank offers a variety of financial products and services for consumers, small businesses, agricultural businesses and commercial companies and provides investment and financial services through Alpine Trust & Investment Group. Alpine Bank is committed to being a bank you can actually like. For more information, visit Member FDIC.

Margaret "Peg" K. Wilkerson, CPA
Senior Vice President
Alpine Bank
1700 N. Alpine Rd
Rockford, IL 61107
p. 815/398-6500
f. 815/398-0635

Edward Jones is a different kind of investment firm. To us, face time and think time make sense. We meet with you to learn your individual needs so we can develop a strategy to help you achieve your long-term financial goals. So, whether you want to plan for retirement, save for college, reduce your tax bills or ensure you have income to cover your expenses, you can expect personalized service and long-term investing strategies instead of the latest investment fads. Join the nearly 7 million investors who know.

Michelle Bowman
Edward Jones - Financial Advisor
2715 N. Main Street Suite C
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: (815) 636-6665
Toll Free Fax: (855) 716-7767

Gemini Computer Systems, Inc. is a professional IT consulting company that has been serving the Rockford area since 1999. They specialize in handling the IT needs of small to medium sized businesses and offer a free network and computer systems audit to all potential customers. By remaining customer centered and vendor neutral they have developed a strong reputation for being a trustworthy and honest business partner.

Chris Menken
Gemini Computer Systems, Inc.
1893 Daimler Road | Rockford, IL 61112
(815) 227-5800 | fax (815) 227-5606

Heritage Woods of Rockford - Part of the BMA, Management family, Heritage Woods of Rockford is a nationally recognized leader, providing an affordable assisted living lifestyle. Dedicated to insuring seniors receive compassionate care in the privacy of their own apartments it's a perfect blend of independence and assistance creating a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home. Because of our Supportive Living license we are able to accept Medicaid and can provide this solution to seniors of all incomes.

Yvonne Peterson
Marketing Director
202 N. Show Place Dr.
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: 815-332-3700

Key Realty, Commercial & Industrial - You can count on a professional to guide the sale or lease transaction honestly, ethically and efficiently for:

  • Industrial
  • Retail
  • Office
  • Investment
  • Land Development
  • Build to Suit
  • Sale-leaseback
  • 1031 Starker Exchange

Teri Watts
Key Realty, Commercial & Industrial
(815) 871-1098

Meridian Promotions, a division of Meridian, offers an array of products to promote your brand. Whether you are preparing for a trade show, want to recognize employees for a job well done or suit your staff in fashionable clothing showcasing your company logo, Meridian Promotions has a solution for you.

  • Company Apparel
  • Client Loyalty Initiatives
  • Employee Recognition Incentives
  • Trade Show Display Graphics
  • Point of Purchase Products
  • Posters, Banners & Signs
  • Digital Storefront Solutions

Emily Hahn Austin
Senior Account Executive
8173 Starwood Drive
Loves Park, IL 61111
Office 815.885.4747
Fax 815.885.4646
Cell 815.558.4076

Rock House Kids, a nonprofit organization, reaches out to children ages 5-18 who are in need and offers them a safe, warm and nurturing environment. We offer a hot meal, basic life instruction with caring adult volunteers, then send them home with a kid friendly food bag. We offer Bible classes, social activities, school support and seasonal giveaways. Programming available Monday-Thursday. Office hours 9 am - 3 pm Monday-Friday. Our Motto, Help a child today and you won't have to repair an adult tomorrow.

Barbara Seaworth
Executive Director's Assistant

Rock House Kids
1325 7th Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Phone: 815-962-5067
Fax: 815-962-5651

Shelter Insurance® is a company that specializes in Home, Auto and Life Insurance. The Shelter Insurance® group of companies is a leader in the insurance industry, providing customers with exceptional insurance and financial products and services. Since opening our doors in 1946, we have become one of the most successful and financially sound regional insurance groups in the country. We consistently receive high ratings from A.M. Best Company (a national firm that rates the financial strength and operating performance of insurance companies).It has also consistently ranked high with J D Powers and Associates.

Lisa Radant, LUTCF - Agent
Shelter Insurance
7445 Newburg Road Suite 102
Rockford, IL 61108-4443

815.332.9312 - Office
815.871.5116 - Cell
815.580.8139 – Fax

TLC Construction, a full-service remodeling contractor located in Rockford, has been serving Northern Illinois since 2001. Our skilled craftsmen are dedicated to providing quality workmanship for your home or business. High standards of integrity, ethics, and a commitment to total client satisfaction, allow us to build customers for life.

Jan Bowman, Co-owner
5150 Gas Lite Court
Rockford, IL 61111
wk 815.885.4088
cell 815.262.9497
fax 815.425.1471

V2 Marketing Communications is a marketing agency with deep roots in advertising and marketing in Rockford, Illinois. Just as we have grown and learned and changed, so has the business of marketing. It's not just about pretty pictures and words anymore. Don’t discount the pretty pictures and words (our portfolio is full of award-winning examples), but add an element of "science" to the art – marketing strategy, lead generation, marketing ROI – that’s the next version of advertising and marketing. Version 2. V2 Marketing Communications.

Kathy Velasco
Velasco & Associates
220 E. State St, Suite G
Rockford, IL 61104

Wipfli LLP - Wipfli CPA's and Consultants ranks among the top accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. Wipfli can advise in all areas of business, from finance and operations to human resources, information technology and customer relationships. Wipfli's clients include contractors and developers, construction companies, real estate companies, manufacturers, health care organizations, financial institutions, non-profit entities, dealerships, small businesses and individuals.

Audra M. Moncur, CPA/ABV
4949 Harrison Ave Ste 300
PO Box 5407
Rockford, IL 61125
(815) 399-7700
Fax (815) 399-7644


If you require further information contact the Rockford Chamber of Commerce at 815.987.8100 or

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