Nominations are being accepted for the Heart of Rockford Awards. This program honors outstanding personal and financial investment in the heart of the city. Award categories are: New Business, Commercial Renovation or New Construction, Residential Renovation or New Construction, Historic Preservation, Festival or Special Event, Commitment by an Individual, and Commitment by a Business.
Projects and events must have occurred between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2006. Nominees must be in or near the River District Neighborhood, bordered by Whitman Street and Y Boulevard to the north, Union Pacific Railroad tracks to the south, Longwood Street to the east and Kilburn Avenue to the west.
Nomination forms are available through the River District Association, 127 N. Wyman St., second floor, Rockford, IL 61101 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 21st Annual Heart of Rockford Awards & Dinner will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Rockford Womans Club & Rockford Theatre. Tickets can be ordered through the River District address listed above or by calling (815) 964-6221.
from the July 11-17, 2007, issue