FEBRUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER
JOIN US ...


The next RG Chamber coffee networking is Thursday morning, February 8th at 7:30-8:30 am at BANKWEST. Drinks and donuts/muffins will be available (no charge for this event).

Please click HERE to register or RSVP so we can get a head count. Thank you!

Didn't register, your schedule changed, now you're free? Join us anyways.

We are proud to announce our new Business of the Month... BANKWEST!


   


5921 Main St, Rockford, MN 55373
Phone: 763-477-5231
Fax: 763-477-7411  
Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce Welcomes ... Kris Strobel!

Hello All,

For those who have not heard, Dustin Bardon, the former Executive Director with the Rockford Area Historical Society and Stork House, has moved to Buffalo, New York.  Yes, New York, not Minnesota!  He moved to be closer to his girlfriend who teaches there.
 
I was hired by RAHS as the new Executive Director.  I have a varied background with 22 years small business management experience; and experience in various positions including executive director with Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, MN Reading and Math Corps, Meals on Wheels and more.  My undergrad is in Communications and I have a Masters Degree in Nonprofit Management.
 
I am very much enjoying RAHS and am enchanted with Stork House.  Please feel free to ask if there is anything the historical society can do for you, or if you would like to tour the Stork House.
 
In friendship,
   
Kris Strobel, MNM
Executive Director
 
Rockford Area Historical Society
Office: 763-477-5383
 
Renewing Members... Thank you!!
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Lunderby Photography
3642 Gabler Avenue S.E.
Buffalo 763-477-5388
www.Lunderby.com

Buffalo Lodging LLC/ Buffalo Country Inn Suites
1002 Hwy. 55
Buffalo 763-682-5660

Holiday Sales
6800 Bleck Drive
Rockford 763-477-9800

Buffie Chiropractic
8340 Bridge Street
Rockford 763-477-4426
www.buffiechiro.com

The Hair Gallery
8060 Hwy 55, Suite 500
Rockford 763-458-5352

Rockford Area Schools ISD #883
6051 Ash Street
Rockford 763-477-9165
www.rockford.k12.mn.us 

RE/MAX Consultants
120 W. Railway Street
Loretto, MN 55357

Riverwood Covenant Church
7189 69th Ave N, Rockford
(763) 477-9126
riverwoodcovenant.org

Wright Hennepin Electric
6800 Electric Drive, P.O. Box 330
Rockford  763-477-3000

Randy's Environmental Services 
Sanitation & Recycling
4351 U S Hwy 12 SE, P O Box 169
Delano 763-972-3335
www.randyssanitation.com
And the winner is ...

Here's your chance to nominate before it too late! Deadline in ONE week. Winners announced at our March Chamber luncheon/meeting.

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2017 Chamber Award Categories:
1. Business Person of the Year Award
2. Community Service Award

Click the  Award Nomination Form

Mail To:
Attn - Awards Review Committee, R-G Area Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 413, Rockford MN 55373 OR Email to: inquire@rgchamber.org

Sharing love and faith by gathering and serving in our communities to  address Health, Habitation and Hunger.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Hunger Team Coordinator: Coordinate Food Drives at Rockford Schools; work with YWAM to pack food for Kids Against Hunger.
  • Health Team Coordinator: Coordinate all Health Services included on Thousand Hearts Crow River Serve, May 19.
  • Lead the Oil Changes for Single Moms Service Project.
  • Serve on the Task Force.
  • Manage Senior Home and Lawn help.
                   More information and job descriptions     
                     Available: annettetryon@gmail.com

Community Expo in March

It is that time of year again to start thinking about the Rockford-Greenfield Community Expo!  This year it will be on Saturday, March 17th, from 9 am-12 pm. You can register by clicking the link below.  On the registration you will find additional information.  Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested in attending this year.
 
Click HERE to Register.
Click  PAYSCHOOLS  or you may send a check made out to RCE at the address below. 

Melissa Joseph
Community Education and Facilities Coordinator
Rockford Area Schools Community Education
7600 County Rd. 50, Rockford, MN 55373
763-477-4563
In District- ext 3804
Get your  Greenbacks Dinner tickets ...

Fans, Friends and Family of the Rockford Lions ... Greenbacks Dinner have been distributed to our members and are available for purchase. This years event will be on Saturday, April 14th and Starts at 5 pm at the Rockford Township Hall. The theme this year is your favorite holiday (I.E. Christmas, Halloween, St. Patrick's Day etc). Entertainment this year will be provided by Shane Martin and his one man show, should be a great time as always. Tickets are $100/couple and covers food and free entry into our drawing where top prize is $1,000... contact any member of the Rockford Lions today. Buy early because this will be a sell out!

SAVE THE DATE ...

The next Rockford-Greenfield luncheon meeting will be on Thursday, March 8th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Wright Hennepin Electric

RG Chamber 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
The Chamber is a voluntary organization of people with business, professional, and 
educational interests working together towards enhancing and improving the economic, civic, and cultural interests of our communities.
"From your Valentine,"

According to one legend, an imprisoned "Saint" Valentine actually sent the first "valentine" greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl-possibly his jailor's daughter-who visited
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 him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed "From your Valentine," an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and-most importantly-romantic figure.
http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day