25th Heart of Rockford Awards Winners Announced

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The 25th Annual Heart of Rockford Awards were Thursday night. And the winners are:PR ETC. for the Commercial Renovations Award. The New Business Award goes to Bella Luna Bakery. The recipient of the Commitment by a Business Award goes to Williams/McCarthy. And the award for Best Festival or Event goes to the Screw City Beer Festival. Congratulations to everyone.

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The 25th Heart of Rockford Awards nominations are in and the winners are to be announced during the award ceremony hosted by the River District Association on Thursday, Nov. 15. The nominees reflect an extensive assortment of business and individuals whose contributions have been essential in moving downtown Rockford forward.

Award nominations were submitted for review in five award categories (New Business, Commitment by a Business, Commitment by an Individual, Residential/Commercial Renovation or New Construction, and Festival/Special Event).

This year’s nominees include: ArtScene, Bella Luna, David Beccue/Valeri DeCastris, Beverly Broyles, City Body Shop, District Bar & Grill, Loyd & Diane Koch, Pablo Korona, Mosaic Film Project, Nadi, PR Etc., Rockford Art Deli (R.A.D.), Pamela Schallhorn, Screw City Beer Festival, Vintage&501 and Williams McCarthy.

The nominations were reviewed by a panel of volunteer judges. Award recipients will be announced during the 25th Heart of Rockford Awards at the Prairie Street Brewhouse, 200 Prairie Street, Rockford, on November 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online at www.riverdistrict.com. Tickets cost $25 for River District members and $30 for non-members. The evening includes networking, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, music and the presentation of the awards. For more information call (815) 963-8111.

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