Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce Names Executive Director

Good morning, !  The board of directors for the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to share that  Amy Grafton has been chosen to lead the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce as Executive Director. For the past two years, Ms. Grafton has worked closely with Pamela Lopez-Fettes, the Executive director of Growth Dimensions. The two organizations have partnered closely in the past to bring new businesses to Belvidere and offer services to our current businesses. Her enthusiasm to improve benefits for businesses in the area and her passion for the growth and success of Belvidere were important to the search committee during the selection process
Before her tenure with Growth dimensions, Amy held several positions with Ragnar Events and the Belvidere Park District. Amy brings a wealth of enthusiasm for offering differential services to members of the Chamber as well as a depth of event planning experience that will help the chamber transform events we offer.
“I am honored to serve as the Executive Director at the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce, an organization that has served businesses in Boone county for over 100 years,” Grafton said. “I am energized to be able to help this dynamic board to build on the strong foundation they established and excited for the future ahead!”
Grafton replaces Tom Lassandro, who retired in July. Ms. Grafton is a long-time Belvidere resident as well as parent to two children enrolled in Belvidere School District 100.
Luis Gonzalez, the President of the Chamber board of directors stated, “Amy’s passion for the success of the Belvidere community is well known. Her creative thinking and ability to build strategic relationships with business leaders in the Belvidere area make her an exciting addition to our organization.”
A vision she has as the new Executive Director is to understand how to help our membership grow their businesses and offer new services that will build upon our current member benefits.
The Chamber is holding an open house Friday, August 23 from 7:30-9:30am so members and the community can meet Ms. Grafton at the Chamber office, 130 South State Street, Suite 300, Belvidere.


Business Day at the Fair

The Boone County Fair will be here soon.
Mark your calendars for
Tuesday August 6th through the 11th.
Business Day Merchant passes will be available in LIMITED quantities at the
following Merchants in Boone and Winnebago Counties beginning Friday, July 26th.

Company (Quantities are Limited)  26 Locations
13 WREX,  10322 W. Auburn Ave. – Rockford, IL 61105
American Family, 1204 N State Street Belvidere
Belvidere Cemetery Office, 1121 N. Main Street Belvidere
Belvidere Park District, 1006 W. Lincoln Ave Belvidere
Blackhawk Bank,  2141 N. State Street Belvidere
Boone County Conservation District,  603 Appleton Road,  Belvidere
Boone County Council on Aging,   2141 Henry Luckow Lane,  Belvidere
Boone County Shopper, 112 Leonard  Court, Belvidere
Byron Bank,   11159 Hwy 76,  Poplar Grove
Cardinal Staffing, 1632 S. State Street, Belvidere
Changes Salon,   1444 N State Street,  Belvidere
City of Belvidere, 401 Whitney Ave, Belvidere
Culver’s, 1635 Big Thunder Blvd, Belvidere
Discount Med Direct, 129 S. Phelps Ave, Ste 213, Rockford, IL 61108
First National Bank, 1725 S State Street,  Belvidere
Growth Dimensions, 401  Whitney Blvd, Belvidere
Heritage Woods, 4730 Squaw Prairie Road, Belvidere
Jack Wolf Auto Group, (1615 & 1855) N. State Street, Belvidere
John Morrissey Accounting,   774 Beloit Road,  Belvidere
McDonalds, Belvidere State St & Chrysler Dr locations only, (NOT AT TOLLWAY)
Midland States Bank,  Logan Ave, State Street & Gateway Center Drive Locations
Midwest Dental Belvidere,  760 Beloit Road,  Belvidere
Poplar Grove State Bank, 109 N State Street, Poplar Grove
Stillman Bank, 8492 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61108
UNION Savings BANK, 1320 N State Street,  Belvidere
Visit Angels of Rockford, 3600 E. State Street, #303, Rockford, IL 61108



The Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking an Executive Director

We are excited to share that The Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking an Executive Director to lead its dynamic 350+ membership. Please send letter of interest, résumé, and salary requirements to Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce by email to

The full job description is linked here. Please forward to anyone you think would be a strong candidate.

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Our Mission

The Mission of the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote the growth and prosperity of our members and business community by providing a positive environment through a partnership with our volunteers, staff, business, education and government. We strive to be the "Voice of Business" promoting the growth and prosperity of our members.
The Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Boone County, Our community and hopes that this web site will provide a useful resource for learning about our many businesses,organizations, and the wonderful people in our community.