Machesney Park US Cellular Joins Stateline Chamber with Ribbon Cutting

On Tuesday May 24th, Stateline Chamber members met at US Cellular in Machesney Park to welcome them as new members of the Chamber.

With 15 people in attendance, US Cellular and the Stateline Chamber celebrated the occasion with a ribbon cutting. Several Chamber Ambassadors were there to visit and welcome the newest member.

Before the ribbon cutting, sales manager Kashif Bazal gave a short presentation on the products and features US Cellular offers that are beneficial to businesses in particular. Following, a Bluetooth Headset was raffled off to the Chamber Members in attendance.

We are excited to add another great business to the ranks, and is look forward to the good things in store for US Cellular. More information on US Cellular can be found at their website, uscellular.com, or at their location on Route 173 in Machesney Park.

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US Cellular is a national carrier of electronic devices and offers 4G LTE coverage throughout the country. The Machesney Park location re-opened their doors in 2014 after a store remodel to include network enhancements and hands-on access to new products, like phones, tablets, and accessories.

3 HHS Seniors Receive Chamber Scholarships

On Tuesday the 24th, we awarded financial scholarships to three seniors from Hononegah High School. Josyln Juhl, Erin Karg, and Ben Halom were each granted a scholarship of $500 to go towards their college educations.

Stateline Ambassadors, along with the recipients and their families, were in attendance to celebrate the students’ success and commitment to education.

Josyln Juhl will be attending the University of Indianapolis to study Nursing. Erin Karg will be attending Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri to study Criminal Justice and play for their softball team. Ben Halom will be attending the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities to study History.

We are thrilled to help these three students in the financing and pursuit of higher education. Keep an eye out in the coming months for more information in regards to next year’s scholarship.

Loves Park Motorsports Celebrates New Roscoe Location with Stateline Chamber Ribbon Cutting

On Tuesday May 3rd, Stateline Chamber members from all around the Stateline area met at Loves Park Motorsports new Roscoe location to welcome them to the area, and as the newest member of the Chamber.

When talking about the move, Brandon Jack, the store’s General Manager, said: “We were growing out of our Machesney Park location, and the Roscoe space was a perfect solution for us regarding location and size”. Their new space, just off Highway 251, has a huge inventory of all kinds of fun vehicles.

The Ribbon Cutting event was a success, with over 20 people in attendance. Whenever a new member joins the Chamber, the Ambassadors are always there to visit them, and welcome them to the fold.

“We joined the Chamber because we wanted to become a part of a network of business that work together as one to improve the area”, said Brandon.

The Chamber is proud to have another great business in our ranks, and looks forward to all the great things to come for Loves Park Motorsports. For more info about Loves Park Motorsports, check out their website lovesparkmotorsports.com, or better yet, visit their store in person.

About Loves Park Motorsports: Loves Park Motorsports was started as a dream back in 1994 after being in the service business as far back as 1957. They use all the lessons learned over the years to give the customer solid information so they can make a sound choice in their purchase decision. They proudly carry Arctic Cat, Yamaha, Polaris, Triton Trailers, Ski-Doo, Evinrude, Sea-Doo, Manitou & much more in their powersports inventory.

Ribbon Cutting for Boutique adds Color/Style to Downtown Roscoe

K. Paige welcomed to the Stateline Chamber with Ribbon Cutting festivities.

On Tuesday, April 19, K. Paige boutique celebrated its ribbon cutting in downtown Roscoe. The event was a special occasion for the business and was attended by many local patrons and Stateline Chamber members. K. Paige specializes in fashion, jewelry, and gifts. They opened their doors in March of this year.

“I truly believe a down-to-earth boutique invites everyone in the local community,” stated K. Paige owner, Brooke Anderson. “It’s a great way to add more color to the downtown Roscoe area, but it’s also a great venue for community involvement for both women and children,” added Anderson. The business hosts ladies nights once a month and by appointment as well as special kids care nights in the spring and summer to raise money for a variety of charitable organizations.

Anderson spoke about her involvement in the Stateline Chamber noting,

“Joining the Stateline Chamber of Commerce, to me, solidifies the support to grow and improve our community. By partnering together with local businesses, networking programs, and embracing opportunities to we always strive to improve.”

The Chamber was well represented by its members at the ribbon cutting.

K. Paige is located at 10684 Main Street next to the Firehouse and is proud to have renovated the cabin building. The shop opens daily at 10am, except Mondays when they are closed. Check online for closing times.

About K. Paige: K. Paige boutique specializes in fashion, jewelry, and gifts for women and children. Its unique location in a renovated cabin in downtown Roscoe, Illinois, reflects the individuality you will find within. Owned by Brooke Anderson, this special shopping experience will stand out for its service to each person and goal of creating smiles. K. Paige is a one-of-a-kind experience.

Beloit Health System Breaks Ground on $15.3 million Expansion to NorthPointe

It is wonderful to see our neighboring communities celebrating this together. We love to see this kind of development and are thankful to have Beloit Health System and NorthPointe Wellness investing in the Stateline Community.

Ground was broken this week for the new $15.3 million surgery center expansion at Beloit Health System’s NorthPointe Health and Wellness campus on Rockton Road in Roscoe, Ill.

The addition will add 18,772 sq. ft. on the first floor and shell space on the second floor of 12,157 square feet. The new space will include two operating rooms, two procedure rooms, and 14 pre and post-surgery patient care rooms. The new surgery center, expected to be complete in early 2017, will create 24 full-time equivalent jobs to staff the new facility.

NorthPointe, located on 122 acres of rolling prairie near the corners of Rockton and Willowbrook Roads in Roscoe, Ill, is the first comprehensive health campus of its kind. NorthPointe was specifically designed to meet the rapidly growing healthcare needs of individuals and families in the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin area.

During its more than eight years of operation, NorthPointe has added needed services and increased the number of patients seeking care. Currently, NorthPointe Clinic has more than 30 physicians on staff providing primary and specialty care.

The center’s board certified emergency medicine physicians provide after-hours care from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily in Immediate Care. In addition, NorthPointe also offers comprehensive diagnostic medical imaging.

NorthPointe Wellness is the only medically integrated health and fitness center in the area with more than 100 pieces of state-of-the-art fitness equipment, a seven-lap pool, the most group exercise classes in the area, and more.

Ambassors Keeping Scholarship Fund Alive, but Need Your Help

UPDATE:

The Ambassadors of the Stateline Chamber are still accepting either personal or corporate donations to put towards a third scholarship for local high school seniors. Thank you to the individuals who have already committed to this worthy venture.

If you know of anyone that is deserving of a Scholarship, please share the application with them. You can download the application by clicking the button below.

A note from the Ambassadors

The Roscoe Area Chamber of Commerce had offered academic scholarships to local students from many years. This area is full of bright, intelligent and inspiring young people that impact our region in a big way. These scholarships helped highlight these individuals and assisted with the cost of continuing education.

Recently, the Stateline Board of Directors had concerns this program could not continue due to a lack of funding. Concerns of eliminating the program were discussed by the Ambassadors at our recent luncheon and we decided to take the lead and continue the scholarship project for this year.

We believe it has been beneficial to the many students who have received the scholarships in the past. Previous recipients have shown leadership and strong academic goals. Further, it is an important way the Chamber is able to give back to our Community.

Last minute fundraising efforts at the RORO Expo raised enough money for one $500 scholarship! We are now looking for other avenues to consider helping fund this project. In years past we have been able to provide 2-3 scholarships to well deserving students and would love to continue that tradition.

Due to the fact that we are taking over this endeavor late in the year, we are asking for assistance from all Chamber Members. Your personal or corporate donation of any amount would go a long way to provide funds for the scholarships to be given to select admirable students in May, 2016.

To donate please send checks to the Stateline Chamber (5384 Williams Dr. Roscoe, IL 61073) or drop donations off at the chamber office.

Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

Your Stateline Chamber Ambassadors

Hononegah High School Student Job and Career Fair

The Hononegah High School is looking for businesses that want to participate in their 6th annual Job/Career Fair. We have a number of great member businesses that have participated before, and encourage you to join them.

Here is the note from the HS:

We are back for our 6th year in providing an opportunity for students to interact with local employers and organizations. Our goal is to provide the platform for students to learn professional communication skills and potentially walk away with a part or full time job, internship, or volunteer opportunity. Your business or organization can participate if you have any open positions or if you simply would like to help students to better understand preparation for career paths within your organization.

Optional New Activities

In an effort to broaden communication and partnerships we would like to open the doors to our programs to you. Come hear about school-wide programs, certifications offered to students, tour the CTE labs and facilities, and meet with teachers across the curricular areas of Automotive, Business, Construction, Engineering, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Graphic Design and Communications.

HCHS Culinary Arts Prepared Dinner – 5:15-5:45 p.m.

As our guests, please enjoy a meal prepared by our very own Culinary Arts students. Get your appetite filled in advance of the evening of conversation with students.

Interview Tables – 6:00-8:00 p.m.

This year we are expanding to include the option of having separate interview tables in a separate location. If you anticipate having openings for work, internships, or would even like to perform mock interviews for students you can reserve a table in a more quiet location.

Bust the Myths of Diet & Weight Loss

The Women @ Work Professional Networking Group is holding a special Luncheon and Seminar. Dr. Micheal Piller of Lifestyle Chiropractic will be presenting on a topic that will hit home for everyone, teaching people how to “Bust the Myths of Diet & Weight Loss”.

Mike has been practicing for 13 years. He grew up watching his father take care of his patients in his clinic and loved seeing how it impacted their health lives. The principles of health that were ingrained in his life have guided him and allowed him to teach and inspire others.

Mike is a resident of Roscoe with his wife and two little girls. At Lifestyle Chiropractic their purpose is to educate and adjust as many families as possible, moving them towards optimal health. They use safe, natural and effective chiropractic care based on love, service and compassion. Mike believes that everyone should have the opportunity to experience amazing health through an optimal functioning spine and nervous system free of subluxation (nerve interference) and its devastating effects.

Discussion Topics
• Bust the myths of diet and weight loss
• Unlock the key to real weight loss
• Get in the best shape of your life in only 12 minutes a day
• Learn what controls all weight loss and healing

The luncheon will feature a Salad & Potato Bar, with Soup and Rolls. Doors open at 11am, with the event starting at Noon.

Call the office to reserve your spot – (815) 623-9065

Stateline Chamber Launches in Style

An event 20 years in the making. Over the years there has been numerous attempts to merge the Rockton & Roscoe Chambers. Various leadership groups have conducted studies, meetings, and even gone as far as holding membership votes. Despite these fervent attempts in the past, it wasn’t until 2015 that a new group of leaders where able to make it happen.

The latest initiative started in 2012 when both teams of board members met socially to informally discuss the idea. This grew to what had become a formal review, study, and proposal for merger, which was overwhelmingly passed by the membership in Mid 2015. After the merger was officially acknoledged by the State in September, the new Chamber was underway, working to relauch as the new Stateline Chamber.

At the event on February 11th, 2016, the Chamber showcased its new logo, membership programs and services, website, and more importantly – its focus on connecting people. The social event was highly anticipated, proven by how quickly it sold out its 200 available seats. In previous years, Rockton & Roscoe would average between 120 and 140 attendees at their annual dinners, never selling out completely. The strong response to the event was evidence that a merger was not only welcomed, but strongly supported by the community.

At the launch all the 200 attendees were treated to great food, live music from Miles Nielsen, and an atmosphere that promoted social connections instead of stuffy keynote speeches. As you can see by the great photos, taken by Brian Thomas Photography, the event was great fun.

 

RORO Expo has a new location

All World Machinery
6164 All World Way, Roscoe, IL 61073


Thank you All World!

All World Machinery,

When the Hononegah Dome collapsed, there were many thoughts of concern for the school, it’s students, and the many area organizations that utilized the facility.

As this presented a challenge for the school, we wanted them to know that they had our support to not be rushed, in doing what was right for them.

Canceling was our last option. Thanks to All World Machinery, we don’t have to imagine what that would have felt like. With your generous offer, we are able to keep the Expo in full force and keep it in the Stateline Area.

Your generosity and hospitality is reflected through All of the businesses that benefit from the RoRo Expo, and the nearly 8,000 attendees we see each year. Thank You.

With our sincere gratitude,

Stateline Chamber & RORO Expo Committee