ROCKTON (WIFR) -- The Rockton Chamber will be celebrating 60 years of community service this Friday at their Annual Awards Banquet. This year’s event is sponsored by Rockford Law Firm Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera, with a special Hollywood Red Carpet sponsored by RyCOM Creative, AppleShack & Bedazzled Salon & Spa. Each year the Chamber holds the Annual Banquet and use the time to “Celebrate Excellence” by recognizing area businesses and professionals with these awards. They have thoroughly combed through community nominations, and have announced the finalists for these Awards: Business of the Year Finalists:
Maximum Performance, RyCOM Creative, Midwest Track n' Trail.
Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists: Midwest Track n' Trail, Sanctuary Spa, Maximum Performance
Pride of Rockton Finalists: Ryan Rydell, Cory Magnus, Jamie Christiansen
Woman of Excellence Finalists: Lindsey Zanhiser, Laura Baluch, Roxanne Sosnowski
Lifetime Achievement Finalists: Jay Lauscher, Bernie Bowersock
There will be an additional award presented to an individual who has contributed more than his/her fair share to the Rockton Community. They will announce the winners of each award on April 11th at the Banquet.
Attendees can expect a Hollywood Red Carpet Photo Shoot area, a Keynote Presentation from Jim Zalud about Body Language, full sit down catered meal, full bar throughout the event, raffles & prizes, as well as some discussion about the possible merger between Rockton & Roscoe Chambers.
This is a great opportunity to meet with leaders from both local chambers and share your thoughts about the possible merger. The survey will be coming to a close on the 11th, so some early survey results information will be available, and a key part of the event.