The 62nd Annual OSF Pink Ball

OSF’s Congenital Heart Center in Rockford, part of Children’s Hospital of Illinois, will share proceeds from the 62ndannual Pink Ball, a fundraiser by the OSF HealthCare Foundation.

The Congenital Heart Center is part of a full-service, comprehensive cardiac program with an extraordinary, multi-disciplinary team. Combined with the Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria, the center allows access to a full spectrum of Cardiothoracic surgical procedures, providing the best possible care to infants, children and adults with congenital or acquired heart defects.

The Center is a best kept secret in Rockford, quietly serving the community for many years. It recently upgraded its clinical space, moving to 444 Roxbury Road – inside the Rockford Cardiovascular Building – last fall. The move also included equipment upgrades.

“The Pink Ball committee selected the Congenital Heart Center to help enhance services that address the critical needs of some of our youngest and most vulnerable patients”, says Rick Zumwalt, Executive Director for the OSF HealthCare Foundation. He adds, “We are excited because this expanded service provides a complete continuum of specialized care, starting right here in our community”.

The OSF Pink Ball, a premiere event in Rockford, has raised millions of dollars in support of OSF medical programs and services. The 62nd annual Pink Ball is Saturday, January 30, 6 p.m. at Giovanni’s. Tickets are still available by calling (815)395-5346.


RyCOM Celebrates 5 Years

On January 20th, RyCOM Creative Corp. celebrated 5 years of business. Also on this date, they were able to reveal their redecorated office to attendees.

RyCOM started out as a Graphic Design Freelancing operation out of Ryan Rydell’s basement. Over the past 5 years, RyCOM has grown their client list to over 120 local and national businesses, with their turn key marketing and creative design solutions.

Attendees at the party were treated with special food and treats from Rookie’s Pub & Grill, and Sugar Britches – 2 of RyCOM local clients. Over 50 people celebrated the milestone, and toured the new office space.

For more information about RyCOM Creative Corp, visit their website at

2016 Indoor Triathlon Series

Try the Tri!

350 yard Swim- 15 mile Bike-2 mile Run

Swim, cycle, and run your way to the finish line in NorthPointe’s 3 part Indoor Triathlon Series!

The Triathlon series is a great event for novice triathletes and seasoned competitors alike to measure progress over a three month time span!

Triathlon Dates:

  • January 23rd
  • February 27th
  • April 2nd

All Triathlons start at 6:00am in the Pool.

Cost: $15 members and $20 for non-members for each Triathlon -or- All three costs $40 for members and $65 for non-members. Event T-shirts are $18

Space is limited to 20 competitors. Register at the Member Services Desk today to reserve your spot or click here for the 2016 Indoor Triathlon Series Registration.

Its Official

Valued Chamber Member,

Congratulations! You are a part of the first membership group for the newly formed Stateline Chamber of Commerce. We received word from the State of IL that our Articles of Consolidation have been filed, making the merger official as of September 10th 2015.

This is a moment to celebrate. For as far back as nearly 20 years ago, different groups have attempted to bring our 2 great Chambers together, and we are the ones that accomplished that goal. We share in this accomplishment a sense of pride for our members, our region, our leadership, and our bright future.

For some time now your board of directors have been meeting as a whole and through various committees. Our goal is to have our 2 Chambers consolidated into one office, both physically and operationally, before the end of the year. This is taking a lot of planning, coordination, and physical work, but we are confident that we are on track to make this a reality. During this transition phase, we are still one chamber of commerce, but until we have all of our operational systems integrated, will continue to operate independently so there is no loss of services and value to our members.

As some point soon the Rockton office will be closed and all of its processes moved to the Roscoe location. We will notify everyone when this happens.

You can expect to hear from us along the way, and should anticipate a full detailed announcement and launch of the new Stateline Chamber as the New Year arrives. In the meantime, please be patient with us as we take our two organizations and integrate them into a new single operation.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:
Ryan –, W • (815) 570-9222, C • (815) 914-1766
Kristi – W • (815) 525-4908, C • (734) 740-2519

Thank you for your support,
Kristi Lambright & Ryan Rydell
Co-Presidents – Stateline Chamber of Commerce