Happy 4th of July
It's a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks, and a reason to fly the American flag.
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Cyber Security, Managing your business and personal risk
Please join us Thursday, July 12th for our next Chamber luncheon/meeting. We meet at 11:30 at Wright Hennepin Electric in Rockford, which lunch and the meeting beginning at noon, click to RSVP TODAY!
Members are encouraged to invite a
potential Chamber member guest for free.
Privy Dig ...
The Rockford Area Historical Society is sponsoring a Privy Dig on Saturday, July 14 th at the Stork House. Prior to the dig we will have a program at 9 am (tentatively at the Community Building at the high school) where Mark and his partner will discuss what they do during a dig. They will also have some examples of what they have found at other digs. After the presentation we will move to the Stork House for the actual dig.

And yes, what they do is dig out where the outhouse(s) used to be! In the “olden days”, outhouses were sometimes used to dispose of non-composting items, most often glass bottles. Liquor bottles are common: think of it this way, in an era and community that frowned on liquor, what better place to get rid of the evidence?   

Though the dig itself will probably be a bit tedious, the Stork House will be open for tours from 9-1. So come and visit the house and check out the progress on the dig! 

It is our plan to display the items found during the Privy Dig at a later time.

Plan for delays, detour ...
July 9 to mid/late-August - detour
Hwy 55 from Division St in Buffalo to Autumn Oaks/Electric Dr in Rockford closed, detour for up to seven weeks.
Hwy 55 Autumn Oaks/Electric Dr in Rockford to Crow River Bridge – lanes close occasionally.

Mark your calendars ...
The next Rockford-Greenfield Chamber coffee networking is Thursday morning, August 9th at 7:30-8:30 am at BANKWEST. Drinks and donuts/muffins will be available (no charge for this event).
Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board Members:
  • Elizabeth Graunke, BANKWEST 
  • Paul Durand, Rockford Area Schools 
  • Nikki Nute, Stone Creations Landscaping & Design, Inc. 
  • Andrea Unger, Wright-Hennepin Co-op Electric Assn. 
  • Sharon Hertaus, Remax Consultants 
  • Lisa Rasmussen, The Hair Gallery 
  • Kris Strobel, Director at RAHS