ROCKFORD-ETSY PARTNERSHIP RECOGNIZED AS A REMARKABLE INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT OF REGIONAL ATTRACTIVENESS AND PLACE MARKETING
Partnership will receive an award during the Place Marketing Forum 2014 in
Aix-en-Provence, 16th and 17th October 2014
Rockford, Il. October 1, 2014 – The Craft Entrepreneurship Program between the City of Rockford and global online marketplace Etsy was short-listed as one of nine notable achievements showcased and awarded during the Place Marketing Forum, the largest conference in France dealing with territorial marketing. The conference will take place in Aix-en-Provence on October 16-17, 2014.
Read the full press release here.
See the comprehensive list of press coverage and program highlights here.
Welcome to the first edition of the Rockford Progress, a monthly operations report designed to provide a monthly update regarding City municipal operations, capital improvement program updates, economic development updates, and other special events and news of note. I hope you will find it informative and comprehensive as to the progress we continue to strive for as an organization and as a community in our journey of achieving our mission of “Excellence Everywhere for Everyone”.
View the report here.
- Jim Ryan, City Administrator
ROCKFORD – The City of Rockford is alerting residents and small businesses to check their mailboxes the remainder of the week for a mailing from the City’s selected electric aggregation supplier, Constellation.
The letter will arrive in an envelope with both the Constellation and City of Rockford logo on the front. The letter provides information on the two-year agreement the City has negotiated on behalf of residents, including pricing, terms and conditions, and instructions on opting out of the program if desired. Residents and small business owners will automatically be switched to Constellation and will receive the aggregation rate unless proactively opting out.
Again, to remind residents and businesses, Constellation will not be calling individual customers to collect personal information, nor will they solicit door-to-door. Any calls or solicitations claiming to be the City’s aggregation program are inaccurate and should be reported to the Illinois Commerce Commission, who licenses and regulates retail suppliers in the State. Complaints can be filed here: http://www.icc.illinois.gov/consumer/complaint/
Please see attached FAQ for additional information.
The City of Rockford Human Services Department announces the availability of cooling sites throughout the Winnebago/Boone County area this summer. Cooling centers offer air conditioned relief during periods of excess heat or when an Excessive Heat Advisory or Warning is issued by the National Weather Service.
See attached media advisory for more information.