Heart of Rockford Awards deadline set for June 17

River District Association announces that nominations are now being accepted for the 19th Annual Heart of Rockford Awards through Friday, June 17, at 5 p.m. Nominations can be mailed or dropped off at the River District office, 127 N. Wyman St., third floor.

Since 1987, the Heart of Rockford Awards program has recognized outstanding contributions to Rockford’s downtown River District neighborhood in various business and personal categories. More than 148 individuals and businesses have been recognized in the past 18 years for their personal commitment and financial investment in Rockford’s downtown neighborhood. This means tens of millions of dollars have been invested in the River District. Expansion of business and residential opportunities continue to grow as more people realize the many benefits of locating downtown.

Awards are presented to outstanding individuals and organizations that significantly impact the heart of the city and create a unique quality of life. The Heart of Rockford Award recipients will be announced at an event Thursday, Aug. 11.

For more details, contact the River District Association office at 964-6221 or visit www.RiverDistrict.com.

From the June 15-21, 2005, issue

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