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Author: Mary French

Mary is the Group Services Manager at the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Cold Days, Warm Drinks

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 5:00 PM by Mary French

I am certainly not a connoisseur of coffee by any means, but I do have an unwavering fondness of it, and not necessarily because of its flavor. For many, coffee rituals embody characteristics of familiarity, comfort, and warmth--like having your favorite food prepared by your mom. (Yes, I went there.) Given the warm fuzzy feeling it emits, I decided to venture out into our great city to experience coffee rituals at a few local shops. There is a lot of good options, so I chose a few based on their location and menu. 

Our Beautiful Forest City

Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 PM by Mary French

Forest City and Forest City Beautiful…Most likely you’ve heard these terms, but what do they mean? Both serve as great compliments to our beautiful city. Simply put, Forest City is a nickname that stems from the many trees and forests that beautify our region. In my opinion, one of the area’s finest attributes. After all, a beautiful city is one that residents are proud to call home. An initiative powering that pride is Forest City Beautiful.