November 2018
RSVP for our RG Chamber November luncheon meeting with WCEDP.
You are invited to attend our November RG Chamber meeting/luncheon Thursday, November 8th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Wright Hennepin Electric in association with WCEDP.

Topic: Initiative Foundation & The Workforce
Information is below or click HERE

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, November 6 - General Election
  • Thursday, November 8 - Chamber luncheon/meeting 11:30 am at WHE
  • Friday, November 16 6:30 pm - Rockford Education Foundation Kentucky Derby Fall Fundraiser Event Medina Golf & Country Club
The program includes an online silent auction, raffle, games, food, live dessert auction and Fund-A-Need.
Tickets are $40/adult ($45/adult after November 10th)
Don’t wait - this event sold out last year!
Click HERE to get your tickets to this fun and important event!
  • Saturday, December 1 - Crow River Christmas
note from the president’s desk ...
Mission: The specific purposes of this Corporation are to promote the social welfare and economic development of the cities of Rockford, Greenfield and surrounding areas, through the support of initiatives for job creation and business development, including the expansion and retention of existing businesses, attraction of new businesses, community research, public information and education, facilitation of communication and development between government and area businesses and to assist local government leaders and community development programs to foster economic growth and provide leadership training.

At September lunch meeting we hosted meet the candidates which was a great informative meeting and gets you to hear from the candidates and what their vision is. Please remember to get out and vote on November 6, every person’s vote matters. Hope to see you at our next lunch meeting November 8 which is a joint meeting with WCEDP.

Please be on the lookout for our Crow River Christmas flyer that will be in your mailbox this month. The event is Saturday December 1. This is always an exciting event for the whole family so please come out for the fun.

Last but not least we need good people to make a difference and keep this chamber running smoothly. Please let us know if you or someone you know would be a good fit to join our team.

West Hennepin Auto & Tire will be the newest member of the
Rockford/Greenfield Community. Watch for our "NOW OPEN" signs on the new
building between Tractor Supply and the Holiday Station Store. We will be open
in the new location bright and early Monday, November 5, 2018 .

We look forward to serving our current customers and meeting new customers
for all of their automotive and light duty truck repairs and maintenance in our
new location.

We have been serving the West Metro area going on 30 years and would like to
continue another 30 years in our new location.

Stop in to see us!
Tim, Scott & Crew at West Hennepin Auto Tire
The Greenrock Deli is currently for sale to any interested persons looking to have a turn-key Sandwich, Soup, Pastry and Coffee Shop.

In addition to all furnishings, equipment and an easy to use new touch screen Point Of Sale system, training on the use of the equipment and operational needs with recipes for a few key menu items is available. The opportunity to create a wide range of sandwiches and soups, salads and hot/cold beverages makes this a fun place to operate. The regular and new customers that enter the doors keep it interesting. Catering to local businesses and groups makes it a versatile as you can imagine.

Interested individuals should contact Kevin Tracy (612-327-3136).
BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S ELECTION - who's your nominee?

Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber Members,
At our October Board of Director’s meeting, it was announced that our annual election will take place Thursday, January 10, and a call was made for nominations.
Two (2) three-year positions, one held presently by the following individuals, are up for election:
  • Lisa Rasmussen, The Hair Gallery (unable to re-run)
  • OPEN

NOMINATIONS/ELECTION : Nominations may be submitted in writing (via e-mail ) to the office of the executive director  no later than the end of the business day   Friday, December 28, 2018 .

A final call for nominations will be made from the floor at the  Monthly Luncheon Meeting on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at which time the election will take place. If the number of nominated candidates equals 2 for the 2 positions, all candidates shall be declared elected by the board of directors at the regular January meeting of the general membership. If the number of nominated candidates exceeds 2, each voting member present at the January meeting shall be instructed to vote and the top vote nominees will be declared elected by the Secretary of the Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
Renewing Members:

Rockford Lions Club
PO Box 24
Rockford, MN 55373

Lakeside Academy
100 Garrison Ave. NE
Buffalo, MN 55313

Delano Coborn's Super Store
1400 Babcock Blvd E 
Delano, MN 55328

No.Am Inc DBA Bella Capelli Salon
7953 Hwy 55, Rockford, MN 55373
(763) 477-9929

ECM Publishing

West Hennepin Auto & Tire
7555 69th Ave North
Rockford, MN 55373

Thank you!!
How long have you been in business?
Thank you to all who answered the question. Results below:

Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board Members:

Elizabeth Graunke, BANKWEST
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

Paul Durand, Rockford Area Schools (ex officio)
Melissa Joseph, Community Education and Facilities Coordinator (interested Board Member)

Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 413
Rockford, MN 55373