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Events & Programs

The Greater Rockford Chamber of Commerce hosts many annual business events, including committee meetings, councils, and other special events. Each provides countless opportunities to network with local business owners, leaders, and residents.

For your convenience, you may register online for individual events with your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card. Otherwise, please call 815-987-8100 or email directly to

Networking Opportunities in Rockford
The Greater Rockford Chamber of Commerce is a powerful professional network, hosting more than 20 business events a year that are attended by over 9,000 people. Networking is free for our members and takes place each month in the morning, afternoon, or evening at rotating locations throughout the community. Our events offer the chance to network, generate leads, share expertise, and develop relationships with other business people.

Local Business Ribbon Cuttings
Are you a new business in town and a new Chamber member? Have you expanded your company or added a new location? Host a Chamber ribbon cutting to welcome the Rockford community to your business. Ribbon cuttings can be simple or extravagant; you invite guests and provide refreshments, and the Chamber provides Ambassadors, the ceremony, ribbon, and scissors. Bring friends, customers, clients, and the media to your new location on this special day. For information on hosting a ribbon cutting, call Kristin Muehlfelder at 815-316-4315.

In addition to events, the benefits of joining the Greater Rockford Chamber of Commerce include wider business exposure through chamber publications, the opportunity to have a voice in advocating for community issues that affect your business, and improved consumer perception.