ROCKFORD (WIFR) – The River District Association is now accepting nominations for the Heart of Rockford Awards program which has recognized the outstanding contributions from various business and individuals to Rockford’s downtown River District neighborhood since 1987. Deadline to submit a nomination has been changed to Friday, October 26, 5:00p.m. Nomination forms are available at www.riverdistrict.com.
Awards are presented to outstanding individuals and organizations that significantly impact the heart of the City and create a unique quality of life. The 2012 Heart of Rockford Award recipients will be announced at a ceremony (originally scheduled for October 25, but rescheduled) on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Prairie Street Brewhouse from 5:30-7:30p.m.
Nominations will be considered for the following categories (nominee may qualify for more than one category): New Business, Commitment by a Business, Commitment by an Individual, Festival or Special Event, Commercial or Residential Renovation or New Construction.
Events and projects that are nominated must have been completed between November 1, 2011, and October 26, 2012.
Nominations must be received by Friday, October 26th, 5:00 p.m. to: River District, 102 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Self-nominations are accepted.
Nominees must be in or near the River District neighborhood (West: Kilburn Ave., East: Longwood Ave., North: Whitman St. and Y Blvd., South: RR tracks south of Cedar St.).
Current River District Membership is not required of nominees but it is encouraged.
More information can be found at www.riverdistrict.com or by calling (815) 963-8111.