Goldie B. Floberg Center Receives Grant

Goldie B. Floberg Center receives $5,000 Milestone RocVale Foundation Grant

Rockton, IL (October 3, 2016) – Goldie B. Floberg Center received a grant of $5,000 from the Milestone RocVale Foundation to help fund 2016-2017 camp activities for adults with developmental disabilities.

As part of the services provided to adults with developmental disabilities, Goldie B. Floberg Center facilitates annual participation in regional learning and enrichment camp opportunities. Camp programming is optional to adults served and offers physical, emotional, and developmental benefits.

Milestone RocVale Foundation granted $5,000 for 2016-2017 camps participation expenses of over 20 adults with varying support needs.  Funds will support annual program expenses associated with registration and transportation. The grant will fund 21% of the total annual program budget. Additional funding is being sought from individual, private, and corporate funders.

Goldie B. Floberg Center –  In 2018, Goldie B. Floberg Center will celebrate 100 years of helping underserved children and families in the Northern Illinois community. Today, Goldie B. Floberg Center delivers the Mission “to empower and enrich the lives of all people served” to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Through programs such as small group community living services, employment services, and adult learning services, Goldie B. Floberg Center partners with the people served, their families and the community to help individuals with disabilities become fully actualized citizens and members of their community.

Meghan Moss is Promoted at Blackhawk Bank

Moss Promoted to Regional Manager

 

(Beloit, WI – October 3, 2016) Dave Adkins, President and COO, recently announced that Meghan Moss has been promoted to Vice President, Regional Banking Center Manager for Blackhawk Bank’s North Region.

Meghan joined Blackhawk Bank in 2009 as a retail Personal Banker. In May of ‘15 she joined the commercial division, gaining experience in business lending.  Her expertise has resulted in being selected to lead the retail bankers located at the Beloit, Roscoe and Machesney Park offices.  As Regional Manager she plans and directs daily banking center activities while providing leadership and guidance to foster success among bank associates, and to ensure a high level of client satisfaction.

Ms. Moss rotates among all of Blackhawk Bank’s North Region banking centers, and can be contacted by emailing mmoss@blackhawkbank.com, or by calling 815.985.7162.

Meghan is a Board member for the Downtown Beloit Association. Past affiliations include membership on the Board of Directors of the Greater Beloit Area Crime Stoppers, mentor for Beloit School District’s Lunch and Learn Program and Ambassador for the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce.  Meghan is a graduate of the class of 2012/13 Leadership Development Academy of Rock County and Blackhawk Bank’s 2015 Leadership Academy.

Blackhawk Bank is a leading community bank serving clients in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin since 1881.  The Bank offers a wide array of personal banking and mortgage services and comprehensive commercial banking services.  Offices are located in Beloit and Janesville, WI; Roscoe, Machesney Park, Rockford, and Belvidere, IL.  Learn more atwww.BlackhawkBank.com or Like us on Facebook.

Savant Announces New Employee Owners

Savant Capital Management Expands Employee Ownership

 

  • Savant further expands its employee ownership group to 47 people.
  • Additional ownership helps assure long-term continuity for the 30-year-old firm.
  • Positions Savant to remain independent into the future.

 

Rockford, IL (October 3, 2016)Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, IL announced today that 28 additional employees have purchased ownership interests in Savant and have become employee-members of the company. The new employee-members from the Rockford office are Matthew Armstrong, Gina Beall, Rick Bender, Kathie Blassage, LaVonne Brown, Kim Cady, Derek Carter, Michael Cyrs, Stacy Eckhardt, Keith Feggestad, Theresa Harezlak, Kevin Hrdlicka, Tawn Jacobs, Scott Kaiser, Valorie Kalen, Brian Knabe, Jessica Knudsen, Jakob Loescher, Nicholas McCaslin, Ryan Monette, Grant Moore, Kathryn Pirtle, Thomas Ptacin, and Timothy Rogowski.

By increasing the employee-members from 19 to 47, Savant will maintain its independence as a wealth management firm and continue to carry out its vision, mission, and core values that were built upon its clients’ best interests.

“We want to continue to build ideal futures for our clients, our team and the communities we serve,” said Brent Brodeski, CEO of Savant. “The new employee-members announced today are leaders in the company and will make certain the growth and vision of Savant is pursued for the continued benefit of our clients. This is a major step in our long-term succession plan and will help Savant continue to thrive well into the future and carry on our service for generations to come.”

 

About the New Owners

 Matthew D. Armstrong, CFP®, CRPS® – Armstrong is a financial advisor and a member of the Advisory Team. He has been with the firm for 11 years.

Gina M. Beall, MBA, CIMA® – Beall is a lead investment research analyst and a member of the Investment Research Team. She has been involved in the financial services industry since 1989 and with the firm for six years.

Rick P. Bender, CFP®, LUTCF, ChFC®, CLU®, CRPS® – Bender is a financial advisor and a member of the Advisory Team. He has been involved in the financial services industry since 1992 and with the firm for four years.

Kathie T. Blassage, CM, RP® – Blassage is a senior plan services specialist and a member of the Retirement Plan Services Team. She has been with the firm for 13 years.

LaVonne L. Brown, MSIMC, RP® – Brown is the chief communications officer and a member of the Executive Team. She has been involved in the marketing and communications field since 1998 and with the firm for eight years.

Kim S. Cady, PPC® – Cady is the manager of retirement plan services. She has been involved in the retirement plan industry since 1984 and with the firm for nine years.

Derek A. Carter, MBA, CFP® – Carter is a senior investment research analyst, a portfolio integration manager, and a member of the Investment Research Team. He has been involved in the financial services industry since 2001 and with the firm for 13 years.

Michael T. Cyrs, J.D., MBA, CFP® – Cyrs is an estate and wealth transfer advisor. He has more than 20 years of experience as a private attorney, concentrating on complex estate and business succession planning, charitable planning, and advising clients regarding all types of trusts and estate administration. He has been with the firm for two years.

Stacy D. Eckhardt – Eckhardt is the controller and a member of the Administrative Team. She has been involved in the financial services industry since 1992 and with the firm for five years.

Keith A. Feggestad, MSMIS – Feggestad is the manager of information technology and a member of the Administrative Team. He has been with the firm for five years.

Theresa A. Harezlak, CFP®, CDFA® – Harezlak is a financial advisor and a member of the Advisory Team. She has been involved in the financial services industry since 1988 and with the firm for nine years.

Kevin M. Hrdlicka, CFP®, CFA – Hrdlicka is the manager of investment research and trading and a member of the Investment Committee. He has been with the firm for eight years.

Tawn M. Jacobs, MST, CPA/PFS, CFP® – Jacobs is the manager of financial planning and tax services. She has been involved in the tax, accounting, and financial services industries since 1989 and with the firm for 12 years.

Scott Kaiser, CFP®, AIF®, CRPS® – Kaiser is a financial advisor and a member of the Advisory Team. He has been with the firm for 17 years.

Valorie L. Kalen, RP® – Kalen is a client services manager and a member of the Concierge Team. She has been involved with the financial services industry since 1975 and with the firm for 11 years.

Brian J. Knabe, MD, CFP®, CMP® – Knabe is a financial advisor and a member of the Advisory Team. He has been with the firm for nine years.

Jessica L. Knudsen, MS, MPAS®, CFP®, CSRP® – Knudsen is a lead financial planner and member of the Financial Planning and Tax Team. She has been with the firm for 12 years.

Jakob C. Loescher, CFP®, ChFC®, AIF®, CRPC®, CRPS® – Loescher is a financial advisor and a member of the Advisory Team. He has been involved in the financial services industry since 2007 and with the firm for eight years.

Nicholas M. McCaslin – McCaslin is a software support specialist and a member of the Administrative Team. He has been with the firm for 17 years.

Ryan Monette, CFP®, ChFC® – Monette is a financial advisor and a member of the Advisory Team. He has been with the firm for 10 years.

Grant W. Moore, MBA, CFP®, CRPC®, AIF®, CRPS® – Moore is a financial advisor and a member of the Advisory Team. He has been with the firm for 10 years.

Kathryn M. Pirtle, PHR® SHRM-CP – Pirtle is the human resources manager and a member of the Administrative Team. She has been involved in the human resources industry since 1993 and with the firm for five years.

Thomas J. Ptacin, MBA, CFP®, AIF®, CRPS® – Ptacin is a financial advisor and a member of the Advisory Team. He has been involved in the financial services industry since 1998 and with the firm for 12 years.

Timothy B. Rogowski – Rogowski is the chief information officer, director of human capital, and a member of the Executive Team. He has been involved in the information technology industry since 1998 and with the firm since March 2015.

 

About Savant Capital Management

Savant Capital Management is a leading independent, nationally-recognized, fee-only firm, serving clients for 30 years with more than $4.7 billion in assets under management. As a trusted advisor, Savant Capital Management offers investment management, financial planning, retirement plan and family office services to financially established individuals and institutions. Savant also offers corporate accounting, tax preparation, payroll and consulting through its affiliate, Savant Tax & Consulting.

 

Savant is regularly recognized among the top wealth managers in the United States. Savant was the recipient of the 2015 Best-in-Business IMPACT Award™, part of Schwab’s IMPACT Awards® program to recognize excellence in the business of independent financial advice. Savant has consistently received other industry recognitions including recently being included on the Forbes top 200 financial advisors list, the Barron’s top 20 independent advisory firms list, being named the #9 rated RIA firm byFinancial Planning magazine, and included in additional top advisors lists byFinancial Advisor magazine and InvestmentNews.

 

Savant Capital Management is a Registered Investment Advisor. Savant’s marketing material should not be construed by any existing or prospective client as a guarantee that they will experience a certain level of results if they engage Savant’s services and may include lists or rankings published by magazines and other sources which are generally based exclusively on information prepared and submitted by the recognized advisor. For more information about Savant or to view our Important Disclosures, go towww.savantcapital.com.

 

Savant Capital Management and its employees are independent of and are not employees or agents of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“Schwab”). Schwab does not prepare, verify or endorse information distributed by Savant Capital Management. The Best-in-Business IMPACT Award™ is not an endorsement, testimonial endorsement, recommendation or referral to Savant Capital Management with respect to its investment advisory and other services.

Savant’s Ryan Monette Gets Published and Joins the Chamber Board

Savant’s Ryan Monette Publishes Articles and Joins Local chamber of Commerce Board

Rockford, IL (September 26, 2016)Ryan Monette, a financial advisor with Savant Capital Management, a nationally-ranked fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, recently joined the Stateline Chamber of Commerce board of directors and was published in Investopedia.

With more than 20 million unique visitors and 60 million page views each month, Investopedia is the world’s leading source of financial content and the largest financial education website in the world. Monette has had four articles published within the past two months. His articles titled “How to Grow Your Tax-Free Bucket of Money,” “How to Fund Your HSA with IRA Dollars,” “Paying Down Debt Early,” and “Top 10 Back to School Financial Planning Tips” have given him the unique opportunity to educate more people on valuable finance related topics.

“At Savant, we always try to improve our lives and the lives of our clients through continuous education and community involvement,” said Monette. “Writing is another way for me to educate and create awareness of all the different ways to help people work toward their ideal future – from helping someone eliminate debt to saving for retirement.”

Monette looks forward to continuing to educate more and more people through his published articles, in addition to his community involvement. Monette also recently joined the Stateline Chamber of Commerce board of directors, where he will proactively work to help stimulate growth in the Rockton and Roscoe communities, while being a valuable resource to local business leaders on finance related topics.

 

About Savant Capital Management

Savant Capital Management is a leading independent, nationally-recognized, fee-only firm, serving clients for 30 years with more than $4.7 billion in assets under management. As a trusted advisor, Savant Capital Management offers investment management, financial planning, retirement plan and family office services to financially established individuals and institutions. Savant also offers corporate accounting, tax preparation, payroll and consulting through its affiliate, Savant Tax & Consulting.

Savant is regularly recognized among the top wealth managers in the United States. Savant was the recipient of the 2015 Best-in-Business IMPACT Award™, part of Schwab’s IMPACT Awards® program to recognize excellence in the business of independent financial advice. Savant has consistently received other industry recognitions including recently being included on the Forbes top 200 financial advisors list, the Barron’s top 20 independent advisory firms list, being named the #9 rated RIA firm by Financial Planning magazine, and included in additional top advisors lists by Financial Advisor magazine and InvestmentNews.

Savant Capital Management is a Registered Investment Advisor. Savant’s marketing material should not be construed by any existing or prospective client as a guarantee that they will experience a certain level of results if they engage Savant’s services and may include lists or rankings published by magazines and other sources which are generally based exclusively on information prepared and submitted by the recognized advisor. For more information about Savant or to view our Important Disclosures, go to www.savantcapital.com.

Savant Capital Management and its employees are independent of and are not employees or agents of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“Schwab”). Schwab does not prepare, verify or endorse information distributed by Savant Capital Management. The Best-in-Business IMPACT Award™ is not an endorsement, testimonial endorsement, recommendation or referral to Savant Capital Management with respect to its investment advisory and other services.

SwedishAmerican’s New Radiation Oncologist

SwedishAmerican Introduces New Radiation Oncologist

Ben Durkee, MD, PhD

SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center is pleased to introduce its newest Radiation Oncologist Dr. Ben Durkee, MD, PhD.

Dr. Durkee is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology and is board eligible in radiation oncology. He has a special interest in stereotactic radiotherapy/radiosurgery and in women’s health and oncology. Dr. Durkee has won multiple awards for his clinical research, including Best of Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) 2016.

Dr. Durkee received his medical degree from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Additionally, he obtained his PhD in medical physics from the University of Wisconsin in 2009.

For more information on SwedishAmerican’s Regional Cancer Center Radiation Oncology, please call (779) 696-9376.

About SwedishAmerican

A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

United Way’s Campaign Kickoff

United Way’s annual community campaign kicks off

 Champions of the 2016 Community Campaign announced

(BLACKHAWK REGION) – United Way Blackhawk Region officially launched its annual community campaign at a breakfast held at the ABC Supply Co. corporate hangar at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Close to 400 United Way supporters filled the airport hangar to join in the excitement of the kickoff, enjoy a hearty breakfast and rolled up their sleeves to work on 109 community service projects across the region. An additional 320 people made for a grand total of 720 Day of Caring volunteers, aiding local nonprofits to clean, paint, landscape, build sand boxes, and assist with a variety of other projects.

Building momentum for the morning, United Way officials touted a new collaboration with the City of Beloit, City of Janesville and Rock County to provide a free, mobile-friendly volunteer connectivity platform entitled, “Get Connected.”

“Get Connected is yet another demonstration of the many ways in which United Way invests in the region and provides capacity building for its nonprofit and community partners,” said United Way Blackhawk Region Board Chair Jon Schlemmer. “This engagement platform will not only help nonprofit organizations to recruit, manage and retain support by creating meaningful relationships with volunteer and corporate supporters, but it will also give anyone interested in lending their time and talent a user-friendly system to search volunteer opportunities by keyword, agency or causes they are passionate about.”

Champions of United Way’s 2015 campaign, Milly Babcock and Kim Hendricks were on hand to pass the torch to the local business leaders championing this year’s campaign.

“Collectively, this group owns the Beloit, Janesville, and Newville Culver’s, as well as The Rock Bar and Grill in Beloit. Jim Agate, Bill and Linda Lock, and Ron and Barb Mallon exemplify what it means to take pride in their community and embrace the responsibility of leadership by generously giving back,” said Hendricks. “In addition to their long-time support of United Way, their philanthropy includes everything from Scoopie nights, Thank-a-Farmer and Vets Roll events, providing youth scholarships and serving in a variety of volunteer capacities. Truly, these champions know what it means to live united; they give, advocate and volunteer.”

Linda Lock spoke on behalf of the champions, “It is an honor to lead the charge for United Way’s 2016 community campaign. We’re proudly asking fellow business owners and corporate leaders to host a workplace campaign and encouraging everyone to make a financial contribution. Every dollar is important and makes a meaningful difference in the lives of local people.”

Setting an enthusiastic tone for the campaign, Linda Lock announced that on Monday, Sept. 26 all Rock County Culver’s will host, “Scoopin’ for United Way” and The Rock Bar and Grill will host, “Rockin’ for United Way.” Ten percent of sales at all six locations will be donated to United Way.

Each year, United Way Blackhawk Region hosts an opportunity for community members to pledge gifts supporting United Way’s work. As set by the board of directors, the 2016 campaign goal is $2.4 million. Just under $196,000 in corporate contributions has already been pledged to the 2016 community campaign via 16 pacesetter organizations.

To learn how you can give, advocate or volunteer, visit LiveUnitedBR.org.

About United Way Blackhawk Region

United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. We win by Living United, by forging unlikely partnerships and by finding new solutions to old problems; by mobilizing the best resources; and inspiring individuals to join

the fight against a common foe, each community’s most daunting social crises. United Way Blackhawk Region Lives United against poverty, family violence, hunger and homelessness to name a few, by providing community grants and resources to 80 human services programs at 39 nonprofit agencies in Rock County, Wis. and northern Winnebago County, Ill. More information about United Way Blackhawk Region is available at LiveUnitedBR.org.

About United Way’s 2016 Community Campaign Champions

All five of these local business owners reside in the Blackhawk Region; three are graduates of high schools in Rock County.

Jim Agate and Bill Lock opened their first Culver’s restaurant in Beloit in January 1998, in subsequent years the business partners have added Culver’s locations in Huntley, Ill., Twin Falls and Idaho Falls, Idaho. Agate and Lock also own The Rock Bar and Grill Bar in Beloit. Lock and his wife Linda, have three children currently working for the Beloit Culver’s. Agate’s brother and sister are also involved in the local businesses.

Ron and Barb Mallon began their association with Culver’s in 1993, opening their first Janesville restaurant in December 1994. After opening the Milton Avenue location, the Mallon’s have continued to expand their business and currently own Culver’s restaurants on W. Court St. and Midland Rd. in Janesville, and near the I-90/ Hwy 59 interchange in Newville. The couple’s two adult sons are now partners in the family-owned business.

Launch of App Makes Loving Rockford Simple!

ROCKFORD, IL: Today marks the anticipated launch of a new app in the Rock River Valley designed by Rockford Buzz Inc, and modeled after the popular website www.rockfordbuzz.com which promotes a positive look at our region. The app is available for Samsung, Android and Apple phones and is free to download.

Since 2014, the website-based business Rockford Buzz Inc., has grown from the idea that Rockford has much to offer its residents and tourists. “We believe the heart and soul of the Rockford region is pumping steadily with great businesses, events, and diverse community spirit,” says Jacob Bradt, Founder and President of Rockford Buzz Inc. Jacob adds, “This app is a vehicle to connect all of the best things Rockford has to offer together in one place.” The Rockford Buzz app is simple and easy to use for any person with standard knowledge of using applications on a mobile device. With familiar and recognizable icons, navigating through the features such as local business profiles, deals, and positive articles or videos about Rockford Illinois, is easy!

Last but not least, the Rockford Buzz app includes a comprehensive calendar that highlights the number of events happening each day. A user can pull the event feature up on their smart phone to find a wildly diverse selection of events to choose from.

“Rockford Buzz is my go-to online calendar,” says Sarah Clark, Rockford resident, “I am so excited that there is an app now!” Sarah, a recent Buffalo NY transplant, knows the importance of a thriving local community from her years growing up out East as well as her current job working at a locally owned record store. Sarah is getting married in Rockford in October and plans to tell her friends who are flying in from Buffalo about the new app. She says that the ease of use is of great value to tourists and Rockford residents alike who want to see what her new city has to offer.

Rockford Buzz provides local articles, business features, videos, deals and events to residents around the Rockford region since 2014 on www.RockfordBuzz.com. Contact info@rockfordbuzz.com for press related inquiries.

Chamber Taking Applications for Office Assistant

The Stateline Chamber of Commerce is looking for a Part Time Office Assistant.

Job would include: Office experience required. Superior Customer Service skills including answering phones and assisting Chamber visitors, Basic Bookkeeping, Clerical Duties including typing, filing, mailing, and preparing documents for Chamber committees and Executive Director, Computer skills (Excel and Word), and assisting the Executive Director with various other office/event duties.

15 to 20 Hours per week

Send resume to Kristi Lambright at klambright@northpointehealth.org. (no phone calls)

Application deadline 9/16/2016

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidate selected for interview will be contacted.

SwedishAmerican CEO Gains National Recognition

SwedishAmerican CEO Dr. Bill Gorski Named Top 110 Physician Leader by National Industry Magazine; Only Hospital CEO in Rockford to be Included on List

 

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health, is pleased to announce that the national industry magazine, Becker’s Hospital Review, has included its president and CEO, Dr. Bill Gorski, in its “110 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems” list, which features presidents and CEOs of hospitals and health systems who also hold medical degrees. Dr. Gorski is the only hospital CEO in Rockford to be included on the list.

Dr. Gorski became SwedishAmerican’s president and CEO in June of 2001. Previously, in addition to maintaining a clinical practice at the health system’s Five Points clinic, he served as president of the SwedishAmerican Primary Care Group and as the organization’s chief medical officer. In those roles, Dr. Gorski was responsible for administration and strategic planning for all system-employed physicians and their practices.

Since becoming SwedishAmerican’s president and CEO, Dr. Gorski has developed strategies that center on focused growth in key clinical areas. He has guided the organization into a new era, marked by the completion of a major $100 million campus expansion and renovation effort that included a new, four-story heart hospital. The health system also has established SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Belvidere, opened the free-standing SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center in conjunction with the UW Carbone Cancer Center, and completed a merger with Madison, Wisconsin-based UW Health that is bringing $255 million in capital investments to the Rockford region.

Dr. Gorski received his bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College in Ohio. He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed his family practice residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. He is board certified in family practice and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physician Executives. Dr. Gorski also serves on the board of directors for SwedishAmerican.

Dr. Gorski has lived in Rockford for 39 years. He and his wife, Sue, have four grown children. He shares his leadership with the community by serving on the Transform Rockford Steering Committee, the Alignment Rockford Governing Board, the Rockford Area Economic Development Council and the ROCKFORWARD! Committee. Dr. Gorski also sits on the Rock Valley College Foundation board. He was a campaign chair for the United Way in 2012 and is a former United Way Board member. In addition, Dr. Gorski is past chair of the Rockford Health Council and serves on committees for the Illinois Hospital Association.

Dr. Gorski is included on this prestigious list as he has demonstrated outstanding leadership and clinical expertise throughout his career and has lead initiatives to improve SwedishAmerican and the healthcare communities it serves. To view the full list, please visit http://bit.ly/2bjIR45.

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About SwedishAmerican

A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency.

Stateline Chamber Has New Location for First Joint Golf Play Day

The newly formed Stateline Chamber of Commerce announces new location for the 2016 Golf Play Day

Our region is known for its great golf courses. Well, it is Golf Play Day season, and the Stateline Chamber of Commerce has announced a change to their event for 2016. In 2015, the Roscoe & Rockton Chambers were still operating separately, and held their Play Days in Belvidere & Rockton, respectively. When the Chambers merged late 2015, they knew that something had to give.

The first ever Stateline Chamber Golf Play Day will be held at beautiful Ledges Golf Course in Roscoe, IL. Commenting on the move, Event Chairman, Drew Brauer, says:

We are thrilled to be able to bring it back “home” to the Ledges and support the Stateline area with this event.  While our previous partners have been excellent hosts, the Ledges is a beautiful course right here in Roscoe that will be a great location for the event.

Golf Play Days are a traditional form of fundraising for non-profits. However, the Chamber also uses it as a social event, acting as a conduit to build their network and drive professional connections that result in long term regional growth.

With 2 separate events consolidating into one, promotors anticipate the Play Day will be sold out to capacity quickly. There is currently still room for golfers and sponsors, but the Chamber encourages interested parties to act fast.

With hundreds of people involved, this will be an excellent opportunity for businesses to network and create lasting connections, in addition to having a great day on the golf course, eat lots of great food, and win fun prizes. It’s shaping up to be the best event we’ve ever had. – Drew Brauer