Rock Falls IL Chamber of Commerce
 
   
Quarterly Members Meetings
The top questions for business owners in our community is HOW CAN I GET MORE CUSTOMERS?
Join us for the Quarterly Members Meeting and learn about what marketing techniques are working and thriving in our community.   Rub elbows and network with other business and community leaders.  ALSO, share your organization's important information - a new product, special event, or new employee! 
Featured Speakers include Jack Spencer from State Farm & Keri Olson from the YMCA.  
This valuable event takes place in ONE hour on October 15th.  $5 registration includes lunch.  All members and their employees are invited.  Call 815-625-4500 to register today.  

Candidates At Culver's
10/21 from 5-7:30 local candidates will be serving customers, meeting voters, and helping raise funds for Hometown Holidays.  10% of Culver's profit for the evening will be donated to Hometown Holidays.  ALL local candidates are invited and can register at the Rock Falls Chamber by calling 815-625-4500.

Participating Candidates Include:

Kathy DonohueMike Jacobs
Linda Pennell
Bobby Schilling
Mike Smiddy
Jim Wozniak 
And More TBA!  
   
 

 

Uptown Trick-or-Treat
Trick-or-Treaters will be visiting the Uptown Rock Falls area businesses on 10/31 from 4-6pm.  Last year's event had a great turnout and this year is expected to grow considerably.
New additions to the event include booth spaces available in the area, a bouncy house and face painting sponsored by Days Inn, and a trunk or treat organized by Rock River Christian Center. 
BOOTH SPACES are available - FREE - to Chamber Members.  Call 815-625-4500 to register and receive FREE advertising.


Hometown Holidays -

Save the date!  One of the biggest events in Rock Falls is on its way.  There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved AND grow your business.  November 20-23rd kicks off the holiday season in Rock Falls.  There are MANY community events happening that week.  Below is a list of the ones organized by the Chamber and explanations of how you can get involved.

Holiday Bingo - 11/20 at the Rock Falls American Legion
This is a real bingo game, where prizes are made up things that can be bought at local businesses.  This event was packed out last year and the top prize, a Shop Local Themed wreath full of gift certificates, a $1000+ value, was the talk of the town.  Examples of prizes: A Day on the Lake - Fishing themed basket with tackle and poles.  Gifts from Santa for Good Girl - A big Santa style bag full of girl's toys.
To sponsor, you can donate items or cash for a themed prize $50-$100 - -  OR - -  you can donate a gift certificate for our Shop Local Prize. For more information including the advertising benefits for sponsorship, contact Kadina at 815-625-4500

Love Light Ceremony - 11/21 at the Love Light Tree
Love Light Coupons will be available at the Rock Falls Library for $3 in October.

Light Up The Uptown - 11/20- 1/1
Beautiful live Christmas trees will line 1st Street, next to Bowman Park in Rock Falls during Hometown Holidays and throughout the Christmas season.  Sponsor a tree for $40.  White lights and a sign with your business, or family name will be included.  Sponsors are also encouraged to decorate their tree.  Thousands view the trees through the season and they are a great sight to welcome people to Rock Falls.  To register, contact Bethany at 815-625-4500

Christmas Walk - 11/21  6-8pm  in the Uptown Rock Falls area
7,000+ people will be filling the streets with joyful faces during the Hometown Holidays Christmas Walk.  Be a part of the action with a booth space,  or an open house if you're located in the area.  Booth spaces are $25 or $15 for RF Chamber Members.  Have an activity and gain new customers.  Sell products and offer free samples, or treats to passers by.  For creative ideas on you can build your business at this event and more information contact Kadina at 815-625-4500.

Twin City Holiday Parade - 11/22 1pm starting in Sterling & ending at Merril School in Rock Falls
Join us for a new parade route and lots of family fun.  Parade entries are free and available at both the Rock Falls Chamber & Sauk Valley Chamber offices. A Santa Run will be taking place just before the parade too!

Children's Party with Santa - 11/22 After the Parade at Merril School
Visit with Santa & his LIVE reindeer after the parade.  Booth spaces for businesses are available.  Each booth is asked to provide an activity for children and encouraged to give prizes or treats. Contact Kadina for more information 815-625-4500

Sponsor - NOVEMBER!
Sponsors are needed to make Hometown Holidays happen.  The funds raised from Hometown Holidays help make the event free for everyone.  Free wagon rides, cookies, cocoa, Santa, reindeer and wholesome fun are what each sponsor helps make a reality.  $250 sponsors are needed for Wagon Rides.  $100 sponsors are needed to support the entire event.  All sponsors who donate $100+ get excellent advertising including banners at the Love Light Tree on 1st Ave all weekend, listing as a sponsor through the month of November, and much more. Contact Bethany for more information 815-625-4500

 

All events are subject to change. For more information, contact the organization hosting the event.

To Submit Your Events

ONLINE CALENDAR
Please e-mail bland@rockfallschamber.com with the following information:

Event Name:
Date / Times:
Location & Address:
Contact Name:
Contact Phone/E-mail:
Event Details, including what it's about, who's invited, costs, and other important information.

E-MAIL BLAST
Please e-mail bland@rockfallschamber.com with the following information:

Event Name:
Date / Times:
Location & Address:
Contact Name:
Contact Phone/E-mail:
Event Details, including what it's about, who's invited, costs, and other pert anent information.


All events subject to review before being posted and we reserve the right limit the number of submissions posted online and in the newsletter. It is recommended that events are submitted no later than 10 days in advance of event for inclusion on any calendar.


 

Rock Falls Chamber Of Commerce
815-625-4500
601 w. 10th St, Rock Falls, IL 61071
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