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Business is Blooming

Business is Blooming

The Forest City Beautiful - Business is Blooming 2017 pilot program is designed to encourage business owners/operators and property owners to think about beautification and the opportunities they have to "welcome" guests and influence the values of Forest City Beautiful in our community. The 2018 program will be presented as a contest.

2017 Winners

Organization / Retail / Small Business

  • The Loc Shop
  • Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

Large Business / Organization / Retail

  • HolmstromKennedyPC

Outdoor Dining

  • Abreo
  • Prairie Street Brewing Co.

Special Recognition

  • Woodfire Brick Oven Pizza


2018 Business is Blooming Contest

The 2018 Business is Blooming Contest are for businesses/organizations in the River District, Midtown District, and Coronado Haskell Neighborhood areas (the area will expand in the near future). Registration is required for the contest, and is free. Judging categories include Small Businesses (1-10 employees), Medium Businesses (11-25 employees), Large Businesses (26+ employees), and Restaurant Outdoor Dining Area.

To register for the 2018 contest, click here.


For more information about the Business is Blooming program, contact Bea Miller at bmiller@gorockford.com or 815.489.1674.

Find out more about Forest City Beautiful here.