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City of Rockford

City of Rockford

Published March 26, 2020

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Loan Program to Help Small Business Owners

Loan Program to Help Small Business Owners

Joined by members of the local banking industry, Mayor McNamara announced the creation of the COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Loan Fund. The loan fund, established by the Northern Illinois Community Development Corporation and managed by the Rockford Local Development Corporation, is funded by the
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published March 21, 2020

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What Shelter-In-Place Means For You

What Shelter-In-Place Means For You

So, here we are. It has officially ticked past 5:00 pm on Saturday, March 21, 2020. The state of Illinois is under a Shelter-In-Place order from Governor Pritzker. I know the title brings with it a lot of confusion, so I will try to clear it up. If you have already been practicing self-isolation and
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published March 21, 2020

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Cintas Is Helping Keep Businesses Clean

Cintas Is Helping Keep Businesses Clean

We all know that being clean is beyond important these days. It’s especially important for businesses. Whether you’re staying open during this time or forced to close your doors due to COVID-19, having a space that is safe to come back to is key.Cintas is offering a free demo of their UltraClean
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published March 20, 2020

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Save Me A Seat - How to Help Our Arts & Culture

Save Me A Seat - How to Help Our Arts & Culture

There have been a LOT of developments since the COVID-19 outbreak occurred. Along with our local bars & restaurants, our arts and cultural organizations have been hit particularly hard.Many of these organizations run on minimal budgets and depend on events and fundraisers to make up any gaps. Wi
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published March 18, 2020

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Podcast Ep. 34 - As Us Anything Part 3!

Podcast Ep. 34 - As Us Anything Part 3!

*Don't worry, this was filmed weeks ago. We are, indeed, social distancing. But we could use some fun right now, eh? Here's part 3 of our Ask Us Anything Podcast series!Q1 - Is it true the IceHogs may leave Rockford? - @jerryrudolphiii on InstagramQ2 - What is the backstory on Rockford Buzz? I feel
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published March 17, 2020

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The Ultimate Guide to Working From Home

The Ultimate Guide to Working From Home

With the news that we should be social isolating as much as possible, most companies are allowing employees to work from home if they’re able to. We, here at Rockford Buzz, have often been told that we’re lucky we get to work from home during normal times. Well, yes . . . we are. But, it isn’t
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published March 16, 2020

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Rockford Area Restaurants Offering Delivery or Carry Out!

Rockford Area Restaurants Offering Delivery or Carry Out!

Due to the COVID-19 virus and rulings from the Governor of Illinois, restaurants and bars cannot host a dine-in audience until, at least, the end of March. That hurts a lot of our local businesses and their employees. We are all left scrambling a bit right now.But, these wonderful places have put me
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published March 15, 2020

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Hey friends. I wanted to get this out in video form. Sorry for the quality. If you're a local business and are staying open - please message us (FB, Instagram, or email found before). If you want us to try to get info about something - message us. We're here to try to help in any way that we can. I'
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BMO Harris Bank Center

BMO Harris Bank Center

Published March 13, 2020

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BMO Harris Bank Center and Coronado PAC Events Postponed

BMO Harris Bank Center and Coronado PAC Events Postponed

Due to escalating concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 and at the recommendation of the Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) and Governor of Illinois, the Coronado Performing Arts Center, BMO Harris Bank Center, and Rockford IceHogs will be abiding by the government mandate. As a result, t
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published March 13, 2020

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Jake Visits Discovery Town

Jake Visits Discovery Town

Let's be real here - we all need to inject some fun into our lives. Take a look as Jake visits Discovery Town at Discovery Center Museum!Discovery Center is still open this weekend. If you want to get out and "travel" to a new land with your kids, Discovery Town is the place to be. They can learn al
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Rockford Area Arts Council

Rockford Area Arts Council

Published March 13, 2020

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Spring ArtScene Cancelled

Spring ArtScene Cancelled

In accordance with Winnebago County Health Department’s recommendation that businesses, institutions, and organizations suspend nonessential public gatherings of 25 people or more, as a way to reduce and prevent community transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Rockford Area Arts Council is ca
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RPS 205

RPS 205

Published March 13, 2020

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RPS 205 Closed Through March 30

RPS 205 Closed Through March 30

We learned today of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's announcement to close schools through Monday, March 30, with a possible extension. Administrators, principals and staff have been working on plans for several weeks in case of the spread of COVID-19 to our area. While closing schools isn't
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Rockford IceHogs

Rockford IceHogs

Published March 12, 2020

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American Hockey League Announces Suspension of 2019-20 Season

American Hockey League Announces Suspension of 2019-20 Season

With the health and safety of our players, officials, staff and fans of primary importance, the American Hockey League has announced the suspension of play until further notice, effective immediately, due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.The AHL will continue to monitor developments and will p
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Rockford IceHogs

Rockford IceHogs

Published March 12, 2020

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IceHogs and BMO Harris Bank Make Donation to Carlson Elementary

IceHogs and BMO Harris Bank Make Donation to Carlson Elementary

The Rockford IceHogs have partnered with BMO Harris Bank to promote the importance of living a healthy lifestyle for the students at Carlson Elementary School in Rockford.Together, the IceHogs and BMO Harris Bank donated over 400 drink tumblers that will allow every student and staff member at the s
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published March 11, 2020

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A Tour Of the Tap Room

A Tour Of the Tap Room

In our last video about the Tap Room, we just had the announcement that it was coming. Now - we have a mini tour for you! The unique thing about the Shooters tap room is that it's furnished when all things that are representative and historic to Rockford. They've done such a great ob of putting this
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published March 11, 2020

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New Business Opening Saturday!

New Business Opening Saturday!

There's a brand new business opening up THIS SATURDAY! On Saturday from 3pm - 7pm, you can pop in see the space, meet Janene, and maybe even win a prize!So what is it? It's a multi-use space that the community can rent out to host an assortment of events. They also have some things planned to celebr
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published March 11, 2020

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Podcast Ep. 33 - Battle of the Billionaires & Chestnuts

Podcast Ep. 33 - Battle of the Billionaires & Chestnuts

Hop in your rocket ship and join us as we talk about space travel, getting rich, and if we could build Rockford into a vertical city that reaches outer space.Hit play and come hang out with us. Coffee drinking is suggested.Follow us on social mediaInstagram: @TheRockfordBuzzFacebook: https://www.fac
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published March 9, 2020

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The Rock River WILL TURN GREEN

The Rock River WILL TURN GREEN

OPERATION EMERALD WATER! The Rock River is being dyed green for the first time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year! If you're looking to celebrate on Saturday, the parade kicks off at 3pm traveling from 7th street and State street to Prairie Street Brewing Co.. From there the festivities contin
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Rockford IceHogs

Rockford IceHogs

Published March 9, 2020

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IceHogs Sign Gabriel Gagne To AHL Deal; Extend Defenseman Dmitry Osipov

IceHogs Sign Gabriel Gagne To AHL Deal; Extend Defenseman Dmitry Osipov

ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League, announced today that forward Gabriel Gagne has been released from his professional tryout agreement and signed a standard player contract (SPC) with
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Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Published March 7, 2020

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Fitness & Fun For Both Kids & Adults

Fitness & Fun For Both Kids & Adults

No Joke Mixed Martial Arts is a fantastic gym for fitness AND for learning self-defense. Even better, it isn't just for adults. They have classes for kids all throughout the week PLUS a Kids Fun Night once a month. The next March 14th - Kids Fun Night is coming up NEXT WEEKEND! You can drop your kid
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