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


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!


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

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.

SOURCE: https://www.osfhealthcare.org/news/osfhealthcare/2016/jan/62nd-annual-osf-pink-ball-benefit-congenital-heart/

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 rycomcreative.com

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.