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.
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|
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 email@example.com.
The full job description is linked here. Please forward to anyone you think would be a strong candidate.
Aug 18 2019 01:00:PM 06:00:PM Buchanan Street Strolls
Aug 20 2019 04:00:PM 07:00:PM Annual Ice Cream Social
Aug 23 2019 09:00:AM 01:00:PM Blood Drive Need for ALL Blood Types
Aug 24 2019 09:00:AM 12:00:PM Car Show
Aug 24 2019 11:00:AM 03:00:PM 3rd Annual Cars for CASA 2019
Aug 25 2019 12:00:PM 08:00:PM Road Rally 2019
Sep 08 2019 01:00:PM 06:00:PM Buchanan Street Strolls
Sep 14 2019 10:00:AM 12:00:PM Coffee with the Board
Sep 22 2019 01:00:PM 06:00:PM Buchanan Street Strolls
Oct 06 2019 01:00:PM 06:00:PM Buchanan Street Strolls