Rockford Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner


The Chamber just announced its Citizen of the Year, and this year’s recipient is Dan Loescher. Below is additional information.


The Rockford Chamber’s most prestigious award, Citizen of the Year, was presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the community through business and philanthropic activities over many years.  The 2013 recipient was Dan Loescher, Principal of Loescher & Associates, Ltd. Loescher actively serves on the boards of several local non-profit and for-profit organizations. He is currently the chairman of Riverside Community Bank and will assume the role of the board chairman of SwedishAmerican Health System. He has also led successful capital campaigns for Crusader Community Health and the YMCA. Loescher was chosen from a number of nominations that were submitted to the Chamber. 


Previous recipients of the Citizen of the Year award include Mike Robinson (2012), Jim Keeling (2011) Barb Berman (2010), Robert Funderburg (2009), Jon Lundin (2008), Mike Dunn (2007) and Sue Grans (2006).

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- It was a packed house at the Rockford Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.

The keynote speaker was radio host Jim Blasingame. Google ranks Blasingame as the country's number one expert on small business. And 23 News Anchor Mike Garrigan asked him what can small business owners do right now to be more successful.

"Let me give you a quick fix. Ask your customers what they want. and then give it to them. Find out what their expectations are. And if you think you know what their expectations are from when you talked to them a year ago, you're now way behind," Blasingame said.

Dan Loescher of Loescher and Associates was named the chamber's 2013 Citizen of the Year.

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