What better time than National Travel and Tourism week to give out another "Great Day in Rockford" award!

Each month we recognize visitor industry employees and experts who go above and beyond to make the Rockford Region a great place to live, work, stay and play. 

Today we presented May's award to Cathy McDermott. Cathy works diligently all year long to ensure Rockford City Market goes off without a hitch. Although there is a committee and strategic partnership that helps ensure Rockford City Market is executed each year, Cathy is the backbone of that committee. She manages the politics and the relationships that come with such a large event. And she ensures every tactical and logistical challenge is met. She does such a great job at it, you'd never even know any challenges have ever existed. 

On Friday's during Rockford City Market, you'll have to look quickly to see her, but Cathy is there: running around quickly making sure everyone is having a great time and everyone's needs are being met! 

Thank you Cathy McDermott, for truly making it a Great Day in Rockford!

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Rockford City Market takes place May 31 through October 11 in downtown Rockford. For a full schedule and list of vendors, click here.