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Rockford Explored Ep. 4 - Jake tours the new Embassy Suites Rockford

Rockford Explored Ep. 4 - Jake tours the new Embassy Suites Rockford

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Posted on June 27, 2020

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It's a long one, but it's worth every minute! We go on a personal tour of the brand new Embassy Suites Rockford. This place in just stunning and a wonderful addition to our downtown! Hold on to your socks, cuz they're about to be blown off.

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