NOVEMBER 2019
You are invited to attend our November Rockford-Greenfield Chamber meeting/luncheon Thursday, November 14th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Wright Hennepin Electric. Our agenda is listed below. 

Luncheon Agenda:
1. Registration and Networking (11:30 am-noon)
2. Call to Order
3. Introductions
4. Business Spotlights - Crow River Christmas & Rockford BestPrep/MBV students
5. Keynote Address
6. Adjournment

Please click on the link below to register or RSVP.
Renewing Members:

Rockford Lions Club
PO Box 24
Rockford, MN 55373

West Hennepin Auto & Tire
7555 69th Ave North
Rockford, MN 55373
763-479-6395

Trent Shipley
Keller Williams Realty Integrity NW
(612) 310-4770
trentshipley@KW.com

Great River Regional Rockford Library
8220 Cedar St.
Rockford, MN 55373
http://www.griver.org/locations-and-hours/great-river-regional-library-rockford

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

ECM Publishing
Here are two simple ways to be 'in the know' about Community Events!

1. Follow this link to view the Community Calendar sponsored by the Rockford Greenfield Chamber of Commerce:

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West Hennepin Auto & Tire will be celebrating their 1 year anniversary of being in business at their new location in Rockford on November 5th .

We would like to thank all of the Rockford/Greenfield community for their support and patronage during this first year. It has been a blast.


If you haven’t had an opportunity to stop in to see us, we look forward to meeting you.

West Hennepin Auto & Tire
7555 69th Ave.North, Rockford, MN 55373
"Quality Guaranteed Repairs"
763-479-6395







Ribbon Cutting for Molly's Wine & Spirits and Event Center!
8055 Highway 55, Greenfield/Rockford
763.477.5960

View their Website and Facebook pages!!
Rockford Public Library Events for Nov-Dec 2019

Pocket Games Workshop!
International Games Week is November 3-9 and we're Celebrating! Come in and learn 3 new micro-games, then get the supplies to make your own copy of each! For teens and adults. Limit 12. Registration required .
Rockford Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 5
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Gratitude Leaves with Tamra
Using Sculpey clay, we will create various fall leaves and stamp words of thanks and love on them. Great for all those Gratitude Trees that are trending right now! For ages 10 to adult. Limit 10. Registration required . Sponsored by Rockford Friends of the Library.
Rockford Public Library
Thursday, Nov. 14
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

NASA Family Science Program
Work with your family as a team to explore various themes through fun, hands-on activities developed by the Astrophysics Education Team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. For ages 6 to adult. Limit 6 families, with an adult leader. Registration required by phone or in person . Sponsored by Rockford Friends of the Library.
Rockford Public Library
Thursday, Nov. 21
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Rockford Adult Book Club
Enjoy reading and discussing books while meeting new people. Contact the library for the current title. No need to register.
Rockford Public Library
Mondays, Nov. 25 & Dec. 23
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Art Lesson: How to Draw Animals
Learn how to draw animals with Gary Harbo. For ages 5 to 15. Limit 16. Registration required . A Legacy event.
Rockford Public Library
Tuesday, Dec. 3
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Crow River Christmas at the Library
Celebrate this Rockford Community event. Stop by the library and make a craft, have a snack, and enjoy performances by local musicians. The Rockford Friends of the Library will host a bake and gift book sale. For all ages. Sponsored by Rockford Friends of the Library.
Rockford Public Library
Saturday, Dec. 7
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Treasure Boxes with Tamra
Come and create a special box for your secret treasures. Boxes of all sizes provided along with glitter and fancy doodads! For ages 10 to adult. Limit 10. Registration required . Sponsored by Rockford Friends of the Library.
Rockford Public Library
Thursday, Dec. 12
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Dry Sand? No! Wet Sand? No! Kinetic Sand? Yes!
What is kinetic sand? Kinetic sand is new kind of sand that anyone can make. It is made from regular sand and a couple other ingredients. From there, you can have a sand that stays nice and packed when untouched, but once you pick it up it just seems to melt in your hands. If this seems like a craft you want to make, come join us at the Rockford Library! For all ages. Limit 16. Registration required . Sponsored by Rockford Friends of the Library.
Rockford Public Library
Thursday, Dec. 19
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Rockford Public Library
Questions? Call 763-477-4216 or email juliee@grrl.lib.mn.us
We are looking forward to celebrating the
Eighth Annual Crow River Serve Day on Saturday, May 16!

It is never too early to start planning. We welcome new Steering Committee Members and invite you to join us!

We begin with monthly meetings in late January, meet more frequently beginning in March and build to weekly meetings in April and May. Meetings are made as accessible as possible with ‘drop-in’ on Monday afternoons at Greenrock Deli as it fits your schedule. We are flexible! Currently looking for someone to coordinate the “Hunger” area of the three needs we serve; this involves coordinating food drives and managing packing meals for Kids Against Hunger. If you share a love of gardening, there is a need to oversee planting and maintenance of adoptable garden plots at Our Father’s Lutheran Church in Rockford. “Health” is in need of a person to explore some new ideas. “Habitation” needs a person willing to recruit and and supervise the freshening of the mural painted on the side of ABC Printing on Bridge Street in Rockford.

Please email for more information:  annettetryon@gmail.com  
Stay up to date by following Thousand Hearts Crow River Serve Day on Facebook!
We are a program of RiverWorks Community Development.
From Riverworks ...
We're Stronger Together.

At BANKWEST we're not only committed to serving all your financial needs but also helping you to recognize scams.  It is a goal of ours to keep you informed of the latest scams.

New Scam Alert.
Recently, we have received multiple reports of a new scam. In this scam, the scammer claims to pay an individual for use of their personal vehicle for advertising.

Here's How the Scam Works:
  • The scammer calls, texts, or emails and states that they will pay the individual for “wrapping” their vehicle with advertising for a certain company.  
  • The scammer also promises to pay them additional amounts of money on a weekly or monthly basis.
  • Once the individual agrees to this, the scammer sends a money order or a cashier’s check to the individual.
  • After the check is deposited, the scammer requests that the individual send them a gift card to cover the cost of wrapping the vehicle.
  • The individual buys a gift card and sends the card information (number, expiration date) to the scammer.
  • The check is returned as fraudulent, and the full amount of the check is debited from the customer’s account.
  • The individual has lost all of the money used to purchase the gift card.
 
If someone wants you to pay them with a gift card, it’s a scam.

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

More Ways to Keep Yourself Safe from Scams :
  • Don’t give someone access to your computer that calls you and claims that they want to fix or update your computer.  
  • Don’t pay anyone with gift cards. Gift cards cannot be tracked. If you buy a gift card and send it (or the information) to someone, those funds are unrecoverable.  If someone is asking for payment via a gift card, it is a scam.
  • Use a variety of passwords for different accounts, websites, etc.  Don’t use the same password for everything. 
  • Use complex passwords. Example: 12 characters which include upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers and a symbol.
  • Be aware of Phishing. If possible, don’t click on links in your email. Instead, open a web browser and type the web address of the site that you are trying to reach.
  • If something doesn’t feel right or sounds too good to be true, it’s probably a scam.
  • If you are questioning the validity of a check you receive, or have concerns regarding a phone call, please don’t hesitate to talk to us about it.

A Final Note - Please remember that BANKWEST will never call you and ask for any personal information. We will never call you and ask for things such as: your social security number, your debit card info, your internet banking credentials. Please do not give your sensitive information out to unsolicited callers.

Read how to prevent Internet fraud, protect your personal information,
Identity Theft, phishing, security videos, recent scams and more.

BANKWEST
Main Phone: 763-477-5231
Main Fax: 763-477-7411
24-Hour Bankline: 763-477-6000
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Special invite from Sue at the Buffalo Chamber . . .
RSVP by Monday, November 4th. See below.
A message from Dr. Sarah  Magnuson . . .

We are celebrating our 5th year as a business coming up this October!

We will be handing out gifts to all our patients at their cleanings  
appointments and an opportunity to place their names in a raffle for  
one of seven 8 x 10 signed photos by Adam Thielen, Harrison Smith,  
Frank Tarkenton, Kevin Garnett, Neil Broten, Torri Hunter, and Kent Hrbek.

In addition , we are handing out items from local business.
Some months have been taken for raffles, but if you would  
like to include your business in a monthly drawing for a prize or have  
an item you want include in the gift bag please contact  
Thank you for your continued support we are proud to serve the area.
Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:

Kris Strobel, Director at Rockford Area Historical Society
Elizabeth Graunke, BANKWEST
Nikki Nute, Stone Creations Landscaping & Design, Inc.
Andrea Unger, Wright-Hennepin Co-op Electric Assn.
Sharon Hertaus
Melissa Joseph, Community Education & Facilities Coordinator at RAS
Laura Franklin, BANKWEST

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

The Chamber is a voluntary organization of people with business, professional, andeducational interests working together towards enhancing and improving the economic, civic, and cultural interests of our communities.