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Full Video Collection For Rockford Buzz

Whether you're a local resident or just visiting, our videos will inspire you to explore Rockford IL like never before. From outdoor adventures and scenic drives to shopping and dining experiences, we've got it all covered. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the latest videos about Rockford IL. Get ready to experience the city in a whole new way!

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Emma and Jake Visit Harmonic Haze

Emma and Jake dropped by Harmonic Haze in the Midtown District to see what they're all about. Harmonic Haze is a family-owned hemp dispensary that is open Tuesday through Saturday. Drop in at 106 7th St, Rockford to ask Zack and Brian more about their inventory!

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Gratitude Bistro

Emma and Jake met up with Amy from Gratitude Bistro, a Vegan Crepe and Panini Food Truck! She closes for the spring on April 15th to travel for work but will be back up and cooking sometime this summer. Go check Amy out Fridays through Sundays at the Forest Plaza.

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Meet the People Behind TMT Renovations!

Emma and Jake got to meet the people behind TMT Renovations and check out some of the work they've done in and around the Rockford region! 🔨 They're new to the area, so give them all a big Rockford welcome! 🤗

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Emma & Jake visit The Happy Canna Co & Mapleglen

Emma & Jake were invited to meet some of the people and see what's happening at two of our local dispensaries, The Happy Canna Co. as well as Mapleglen Care Center! Check out the video to see some of the amazing people that work there as well as a peek inside the stores.

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Jake & Emma Check Out Southern Smoke BBQ Pit

Jake and Emma head to 1624 18th Ave in Rockford to learn about BBQ, caramel cake, and soul food from Derrick at Southern Smoke BBQ Pit. 🔥 Check out the video to hear Derrick and Donna's story!

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Thank You for Getting Us To 20,000!

Thank you so much to the 815 for all your love and support!

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Octane Restaurant is Now 27 Aluna!

Pat is bringing Filipino cuisine to Rockford with his rebranded restaurant, 27 Aluna! Jake can vouch that it's REALLY good! Check out the video to learn more and at the end (when you're hungry) you can head to 124 N Main Street to try it yourself.

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What's Behind the Name Three Ravens Pottery?

Jake heads down to the Midtown District to learn about the meaning behind the name Three Ravens Pottery. It turns out that the story is WAY cooler than Jake could've imagined. Check out the video and then head on down to 1009 5th Ave to meet our local King of pottery! 👑

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Musician Bryan T is coming to Rockford for the Revival Kingdom Muzic Event

Come down to Patriot's Gateway Community Center (615 S 5th St, Rockford) for a live performance by Bryan T from Kingdom Muzic! The event is free to the community, all ages, and kicks off Friday, February 16th at 5:00 PM! Thank you to Brother Carlos and Brother Lon for bringing this event to Rockford!

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It's Galentine's Day at The Pickin Chicks!

The Pickin Chicks have been doing estate sales around Rockford for the past 10 years, but did you know that they have a store too!? Tonight (2/8), tomorrow, and Saturday they're hosting a sale. Tonight features some extra guests with Hidden Creek Estates, Wonderland Sweets, and Plain Jane Art joining the fun. You can find all the fun at 9958 N Alpine Rd in Machesney Park!

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It's Love Your Library Month for Rockford Public Library!

Show off your library card at a bunch of local restaurants and retailers to get some sweet deals! 📚 It's going on all month long and there are new places being added all the time. Follow the Rockford Public Library on social media for the latest list of participating businesses. Support your local businesses AND our library during Love Your Library Month! ❤️

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The Buzz Team is Growing in 2024!

Welcome Emma and Rebekah to the Buzz team! Emma will be helping Jake with the Rockford market and Rebekah is going to be launching Janesville Buzz in just a couple of short weeks. We're so excited to be growing and it's all thanks to the support of our sponsors and all the wonderful people that watch and engage with our content.

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Fleet Details will Make You Car Look Showroom Fresh

Tareck and Brett took their side hustle and turned it into a business! If you want your car to be as clean as a showroom vehicle, reach out to Fleet Details. They just opened their first location in Cherry Valley and still offer the mobile detailing service they started the company with. 🧼 Check out the video to learn more about them, their story, and to get the catharsis that only comes from watching something be cleaned. 😌

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Jake Learns Who Katie from Katie's Cup Is

If you've never been to Katie's Cup, 502 7th St, you're missing out. They're space is absolutely amazing and all the things they do for Rockford, and especially Midtown is pretty incredible. From their library, to live music and interesting lectures, and of course the coffee and food. Katie's Cup does so much for Rockford and it's all in honor of their namesake. 😁

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The 2024 Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition is Happening!

Rockford Park District is hosting their annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition this weekend! The sculptors started working on Thursday and are due to finish today. Race on down to Sinnissippi Park to see the sculptures while they're still here!

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Jake Meets The New Owner at Ritchie's BBQ

Ritchie's BBQ has a new owner, Taylor, and she's pretty awesome! She kept all of Ritchie's classic recipes and expanded the menu with chicken, ribs, appetizers, and a bunch of other deliciousness. She even sent Jake home with some food, and the family was not disappointed. Head on over to 7828 N 2nd St to meet Taylor and get yourself some BBQ! 🤤

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RBI/Bourbon Street Lounge Has All-Day Breakfast

Jake is craving breakfast! If you're craving breakfast, don't bother checking the time. Just head on over to RBI/Bourbon Street Lounge for their all day breakfast! You can find them at 3870 N Perryville Road. If you can't get to them, they can bring breakfast to you with their catering service. No matter what, you're bound to satisfy that breakfast craving.

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Drake at Lucha Cantina Teaches Tequila Basics

Jake wanted to learn more about Tequila, so of course he had to visit Drake at Lucha Cantina for a crash course!

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Anderson Japanese Gardens and Meg's Daily Grind Team up for Fireside Music in 2024

We have a team up of local organizations to bring Rockford something cool! Anderson Japanese Gardens and Meg's Daily Grind bring you their Coffee Shop & Fireside Music series. It happens all winter long and you can even catch Rockford Symphony Orchestra there once a week. Check out our calendar of events to find all the details!

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Jake Talks Buzz Videos for 2024

Did you know we produce over 200 videos for our community every year!? Jake gives the breakdown on how it works. 🤩

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Jake Visits the New Taco Libre

Hey, Rockford, It's Jake. Vintage @501 is now Taco Libre, so I had to come and check it out. Matt has renovated this whole restaurant to be a street taco and tequila bar. They have margaritas on draft, which is pretty awesome. And they even have these little tiny Coronas that they put upside down and put in the glass to make a coronita. like look that thing. It’s just, so dang cute. They also have tons of great food like this. Like food pic! food pic! Another food pic! And it's just a really cool atmosphere with El Tornillo and El Chunk being the mascots. El Tornillo is Spanish for “the screw”, as in Screw City here in Rockford. And so it's just a great place to check out. Come on down town to 501 East State and check out the new Taco Libre.

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Wired Cafe is Sold After 13 Years in Downtown

Hey Rockford, it’s Jake.And in case you haven't heard, Wired Cafe has sold their business after 13 years of being downtown. And I have to admit, when I first heard the news, it made me a little sad. Crystal and Shanna and Maggie are basically like a second family to me. They are some of the earliest supporters of my endeavor When I started Rockford Buzz, like ten years ago now. So when I heard that the business had sold, it was a little saddening. But the thing that turned this from bitter to bittersweet was when I learned that it was Joshua Patterson and the 815 Capital Family that was taking over the cafe. I cannot think of a better group of people to carry on the Wired legacy, and I can't wait to see what happens with Wired in this new chapter of this adventure. And so come on down February 3rd for a going away party slash welcome party slash Heritage Party for Wired Cafe. And I hope to see you there.

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KNIB Christmas Tree Recycling 2024

Jake the person and Jake the Christmas Tree shared some wonderful moments together in 2023. Now it's time for Jake the Christmas Tree to head on over to Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful for their Christmas Tree Recycling Program! You can head to knib.org to find all the details!

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Embassy Suites Rockford Fall Highlight

Embassy Suites is now one of the iconic buildings on the Downtown skyline, and so when they asked me to do some video and photography work with my drone, I jumped at the opportunity. The result is the video here. I hope you enjoy the finished video as much as I enjoyed making it.

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It's the 2023 Rockford Buzz Review!

Hey Rockford, this is Jake. And here's our 2023 review in 60 seconds.So first off, thank you so much for all of your love and support throughout the year.It was amazing to see our Facebook page grow to nearly 20,000 followers and our Instagram page to nearly 5000 followers this year. So that's been super awesome. On a personal note, I was able to get my drone pilot certificate this year, and so I've been flying my drone all over the area for local businesses and I'll actually be publishing some work that I did for Embassy Suites here later this week. So that's exciting. I also launched version six of The Rockford Buzz website in the spring, and I'm currently working on the code for version seven. Should be coming here in late January or February. And I launched Rock Buzz Network, which is the first steps in taking this buzz concept and spreading it to other cities around the region to make Rockford the city that exports positivity. So thank you so much, guys, for all the love, and I can't wait to see what 2024 brings. I'll see on the flip side, by.

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The Glam Bodtique

Are you ready to take control of your body and feel amazing? Don't wait any longer! Checkout The glam Bodtique!5411 E. State Street

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Sisters Thai Cafe

Are you craving authentic Thai and Lao cuisine? Look no further than Sisters Thai Cafe! You won't be disappointed. Check out this video to learn more about this amazing restaurant that's sure to satisfy your taste buds.

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Prime Italian Steakhouse

Indulge in a delightful Italian steakhouse experience that will leave you feeling satisfied and content. Don't miss out on the chance to visit Prime for an exceptional dining experience.

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Cattle and Cream

For the ultimate in quality and freshness, look no further than Cattle & Cream. Watch the video to see everything they have to offer. Don't miss out!

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Maximum Performance Machesney Park

Rockford, witness the unparalleled experience that Maximum Performance Machesney Park offers. Discover the reason why it stands out from all other gyms by watching this video.

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Signature Ink and Beauty: Christmas Toy Drive

Hey Rockford, you absolutely cannot miss this video! Signature Ink and Beauty is hosting an incredible Christmas Toy Drive to support children battling cancer. This is an amazing opportunity to make a difference in the lives of these brave kids, so you definitely want to watch this video and learn how you can help by making a donation.

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Ambiance Cuisine Catering and Cocktails

Hey Rockford, you won't want to miss Ambiance Cuisine Catering & Cocktails. It's an incredible experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied. Trust me; you won't regret it. Make sure to check out this video to get a glimpse of what you can expect.

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Mr. Goodwater

Hey, Rockford! Wanna find some good clean water? Check out this cool video about Mr. Goodwater.

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Tattoo Bob's

If you want a tattoo or body piercing, there's only one place to go: Tattoo Bob's. Check out the video to see all they have to offer.

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Union Lounge

Discover the ultimate spot for good vibes at Union Lounge. This video is an absolute must-watch!

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Coronado Winter Events

Get ready, Rockford! There are tons of great events coming up at the Coronado. Check out this video to find out more!

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The Canna Cafe is Now the Canna Cafe AND Bar!

The Canna Cafe has some exciting news, so Jake and Adam went to visit with Taylor. We got to hear the updates, take some selfies, and check out their super cool hallway. You'll find it all in the video, so take a gander! 

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The African American Resource Center at Booker Celebrates Rockford History with the Harlem Globetrotters

The AARC at Booker celebrates Rockford history with Harlem Globetrotters! Be sure to watch the video to learn more about this amazing visit.

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Outcast 815 is Rockford's Newest Alternative Boutique!

Alternative clothing, local artists, custom apparel, and even makeup and effects! Brent rocks it all and Jake had a chance to meet with them to check out their brand new store.

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Community Foundation Of Northern Illinois Scholarship Fair

You don't want to miss the chance to attend this amazing scholarship event hosted by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. Check out the video and get ready to be inspired!

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Rockford Auto Group

Looking for a ride that's not just cool but also reliable? Look no further than Rockford Auto Group. Watch the video and find out more!

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Jake Visits Eurostyle+ to learn about European Fashions in Rockford

Jake got to head down to Edgebrook to visit with Lisa at Eurostyle+ and learn a bit about European fashion. Ya never know, he might break from his jeans and a t-shirt routine one day. 😱

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Happy Thanksgiving 2023!

It's Jake, and I'm just here to say Happy Thanksgiving and that I'm so very thankful for all the love and support this community has given me. Wishing you and your family the very best of holidays.

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Roxy Carmichael is Carrying Buzz Hoodies

Stop the presses! Roxy Carmichael and Rockford Buzz have joined forces. Chris at Roxy is amazing and offered to carry TWO Buzz designs in hoodie form. So if you're looking for something comfy to show your Rockford pride, head on down to Roxy Carmichael!

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Lyfe Cannabis Dispensary

If you're looking for a super chill and hassle-free experience, you should definitely check out the video to learn more about Lyfe.

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Tee Time Esthetics and Wellness

Are you feeling like a shriveled-up raisin lately? Fear not! Tee Time Esthetics & Wellness LLC. has got you covered. Check out this video to find out how you can go from raisin to juicy grape in no time!

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Rocktown Adventures Holiday Gift Ideas

Hey, Rockford! Are you or someone you know an outdoorsy type who likes to seek adventure? Then watch this video to find out one of Rockford best best-kept secrets Rocktown Adventures!

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KBQ K-Nites (AYCE)

Hey, Rockford! You won't want to miss this video about K-Nites at KBQ. What's K-Nites, you ask? Watch the video to find out! 😁

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