River District Association Blog

A Note From Alderman Tom McNamara

It has been my honor and privilege to serve as Alderman for the River District. Since being elected I have been humbled and inspired by your work and commitment to make our downtown a vibrant place to work, live and have fun – thank you! Downtown is certainly bustling this summer! To accompany your investment […]

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Wired Cafe’s 5 year Celebration. “Party in the Alley”

NEWS ALERT Wired Cafe will celebrate their 5 year anniversary on July 10, 2015 with a “Party in the Alley” Come help us celebrate another great year in “Downtown Rockford” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2015 (Rockford, IL) In July 2010 Mother/Daughter trio, Crystal, Shanna and Maggie took a chance on downtown Rockford and five […]

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“Shop the Blocks” Kicks off on July 3

“Shop the Blocks” will kick off on Friday, July 3 from 3:00-9:00pm, on E. State St. from the river to 3rd St (and 1st St.) and visitors will quickly see a vibrancy and energy on our blocks. Retailers and restaurants will bring their businesses outside to offer sidewalk sales and dining areas. Additionally, a few […]

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Summer Mixer on the Patio of the RACVB

Been a while since you’ve connected with your downtown neighbors? Come on down on Wednesday, June 24th from 5:30 -7:30 pm and join us for our June mixer on the patio at the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, 102 N. Main Street. Magpie and Octane will provide food, District will offer a cash bar, […]

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April Mixer Irish Rose

It was a wonderful gathering at Irish Rose last week for our April mixer. Gary Anderson spoke about happenings Downtown and Leah Tuneberg was introduced as our new Director. Thanks to all who came out. Our next mixer will be in late June. Details to follow soon.

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River District Association Announces New Director of Business Development

ROCKFORD, IL, April 14, 2015 – The River District Association (RDA), a private, 501(c)3 not-for-profit, membership-based organization, has announced the selection of Leah Tuneberg as its new Director of Business Development.  Leah will fill the vacancy created by Therese Rowinski’s departure in March. “We are extremely pleased to announce Leah Tuneberg as our new Director,” […]

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Letter from the Development Director-Therese Rowinski

Dear members and friends of the River District Association, I am contacting you with some news that I wanted to share with you. As you may know, I have been with the organization for just over a year and a half. During that time span, I have had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful […]

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RDA Happy Holidays Mixer

You’re invited to the  River District Association’s “Happy Holidays Mixer” Please join us for an evening of cocktails, appetizers, and mingling to celebrate the holidays. Food will be provided by – Abreo Restaurant Bella Luna Bakery Capri Restaurant & Pizza Deli Italia Irish Rose Saloon Octane Interlounge Social Urban Bar & Restaurant Vintage @ 501 […]

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Fall Cook’s Tour of Downtown

Fall Cook’s Tour of Downtown An RDA event sponsored by Nadi Creative Branding Group Wednesday, September 24, 2014 5-9pm Join us in a tour of amazing food provided by 7 participating restaurants! The tour is all within walking distance. Take your time and taste each of the samplings at each establishment and tour each at […]

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Groove Walk-ing Dead

Groove Walk is back! River District Association (RDA) and Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) have teamed up to present “Groove Walk-ing Dead.” Saturday, October 18, 2014 8pm-1am $8.00 in advance/ $10 at the door Volunteers are needed for this fun and exciting evening. Volunteers will be given a free ticket to the event. For more […]

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